Linda Rouse

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Yahoo To Shutter AltaVista, Axis, And 10 Other Products This Year

Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting down “a few products”, including the ancient search engine AltaVista. The company has deemed 12 products unfit for service and will be ceasing support for them as early as today. Specifically, AltaVista is being shut down on July 8.<p>AltaVista, which the …

Yahoo Mail adds simple Flickr photo sharing

Many criticized a pre-Marissa Mayer Yahoo for doing little to integrate acquisitions with its core services, even when they were popular services like Del.icio.us. We can't accuse the company of negligence today, as it just added simple Flickr photo sharing to Yahoo Mail. Those drafting messages …

Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter And Others Ask NSA For More Surveillance Transparency

Tech firms and civil liberties groups are behind the publication of a letter today which asks the U.S. government for more openness regarding communications surveillance, and suggests that it compiles a transparency report on their surveillance tactics.<p>“Just as the United States has long been an …

Surveillance

After Waze, What Else Can Mobile Crowdsourcing Do?

Google spent $1.1 billion to buy the mapping startup Waze last month, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission is still investigating.<p>Shutterstock/ima<p>…

Don't want that mobile app to post to your Facebook? Now you have more control

Facebook has just announced a welcome feature for all its mobile users. Just like on the web proper, you can now accept and reject specific actions from any app that uses Facebook Login.<p>This isn’t totally new, but it will now be generally available, along with some welcome Login speed …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Google Goes Wild With Latest Street View Additions

Did you ever wonder what zoos in other countries are like? Are they just as obsessed with pregnant pandas as American zoos are?<p>Google Streetview is …

Yahoo doling out inactive usernames to new owners, opens a Watchlist for $1.99

Yahoo users eager for a name change began logging their interest for inactive usernames in mid-July, and now Mayer and Co. are finally ready to re-assign dormant email addresses. Messages from the search giant are going out to folks who applied for a new identity, notifying them if one of their …

Instagram now offers a little thing that matters: the ability to straighten photos

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Instagram<p>As a long time Instagram member (s fb), one of the lessons I have learned is that people like photos that are …

Facebook privacy update lets the social network analyze your profile picture

Facebook has just announced the latest round of proposed changes to its data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities — two legal documents that explain how the company can use the data it collects from its users. As usual, there are a few things worth noting in the updated policies, …

Old to New-chalkboard from an old window - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

For years, I have been searching for the right size window to make into a chalkboard. I’ve seen these made many times before, but could never find …

Bedroom Organization Tricks

If your bedroom is small or large, these organizing ideas will help you keep everything in its place, leaving you a calm and tranquil space to relax in.<p>The space under your bed can be put to sensible use with these bins, made by attaching casters to a wooden box, a drawer from a chest, or a wine …

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

DIY Anthropologie Chalkboard Spice Jars

I’ve been eyeing these cute little white jars at Anthropologie for a while (ok, I’ve actually been eyeing a million things at Antro). After seeing …

Painted Floors with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

When we found our new house we fell in love with the layout, the location, the extra space, the neighbors, the pool, and I could go on and on. What …

Vintage Revivals

Happy Monday my friends! You may or may not know that about a year and 1/2 ago I posted a really through tutorial for painting concrete/cement. …

Ruban Cassette

Qui n'aimait pas se balancer étant enfant! Inspirés par nos amis de Montréal, petit mari et moi avons fabriqué une belle grande balançoire pour …

TUTORIAL :: How to makeover a boring stool - We Are Scout

I’m guilty of stopping to check out what people are discarding on council collection days. Roxy’s refrain from the back seat is always “Oh …

Make Your Own Tree Swing

Our first house in Springfield had a huge Oak tree in our wild, rambling backyard so I made Sebastian a tree swing once he was big enough to enjoy …

Smile And Wave

We've been in this rental here in Colorado Springs for a year-and-a-half now and one of the biggest challenges was figuring out a way to create more …

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

Outdoor Spaces

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …