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How to read your valuable personal Facebook data

If we’ve learned anything from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, its that our personal Facebook data has some real value. The fact that Cambridge Analytica allegedly paid big bucks to get the data, then directly lied to Facebook to hold onto it, shows that our personal details are worth …

How to open iPhone HEIC images on Windows

One of the larger changes in iOS 11 was Apple's adoption of the new High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) standard for photos. While the format is significantly more efficient when it comes to storage space, it's not yet widely supported, meaning you may run into problems when you want to use …

Sonos adds beta support for Pocket Casts for all of your podcasting needs

Podcasts are making something of a comeback these days, and Pocket Casts is one of the leading podcast apps available for Android and iOS alike. …

My favorite travel logging app is also Google’s most controversial feature

And more authentic than Instagram<p>It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s a popular time for people to get outside more, go on vacations, and — if you’re obsessed with the internet — chronicle just about everything you’re doing. Facebook and Instagram have evolved from social …

How to turn off Facebook Messenger when you need a break

As convenient as Facebook Messenger can be for private messages and phone calls, sometimes we could all use a break from the constant pings and …

The Edge Desk transforms so you can get work done anywhere

Who still uses a desk? Better question: Who still <i>needs</i> a desk, given that so much of our work today takes place on laptops, phones and tablets? Those devices don't need to be put on a flat surface, so a lot of people don't bother. Instead, they work from the comfort of a couch, bed or maybe even …

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …

How to use your iPhone's share button like a pro

One of the best features of your iPhone or iPad that you're probably not using is the share menu.<p>You know it — it's the strip of apps that appear …

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

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10 Things Pro Landscapers Do To Their Yards Every Fall

Just because winter is coming, doesn't mean the yard work's done.<p>We asked a few pro landscapers to give us their to-do list, which you should steal and tackle between now and the end of November.<p>1. They give their lawn one last cut.<p>Continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing — yes, even if …

The Boost You Need: Linksys AC1200 Amplify Wi-Fi Range Extender

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>My family and I cut the cord nearly ten years ago and have been subsisting on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in succession …

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20 ways to make your Chrome browser so much better

The Web can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.<p>If you're a Google (GOOGL GOOGLE) Chrome user, there are thousands of browser plug-ins called "extensions" that can make it easier to stay on top everything you do online.<p>Here are some of the best free Chrome extensions you can download.<p>Keep in …

How to Reduce Robocalls Yourself Right Now

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Susan Collins of Maine have just introduced the “Robocall and Call Spoofing Enforcement Improvements Act of …

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

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Sleep deprived? There's an app for that

Sleep used to be so simple. You put your head on a pillow, closed your eyes and drifted into unconsciousness.<p>Today, it’s fast becoming a high-tech …

How to bring order to your Mac's digital photo library

Admit it, your digital photo library is a mess. Between your phone and dSLR camera -- or just your phone alone -- you have thousands of photos and are adding more by the day. It's time to organize your photos so that they are safe and able to be easily browsed and shared.<p>First priority: backup<p>More …

Procrastinating? Try This Quick, Easy Trick To Get On Track

<i>Check out related career stories:</i> <b>6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance</b> <i>and</i> <b>5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic.</b><p>There are a million productivity tools at our disposal today. But today we’re going to talk about one that is totally free, super easy and perfect for the lazy procrastinator in all of us.<p>We’ve …

Discover the Hottest Twitter Trends, Mentions, and Photos in Your Area Through Zoom Social

For an entrepreneur, data from social media sites can be a gold mine as they can present unlimited opportunities if the information tapped is handled efficiently and effectively. But this data can most often be overwhelming especially to the untrained eye. Whether you want to know what’s hot and …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them

<i>This Influencer post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo Bock and insights from other top minds in business on LinkedIn.</i><p>I’ve sent out …

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …