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  • How to Use Your Amazon Echo as an Intercom
    by Nancy Messieh on April 24, 2018 at 9:30 am

    There are plenty of creative uses for the Amazon Echo, and plenty of them are useful. If you happen to have more than one Echo, you can also turn two Echos into an in-home intercom. And even if you don’t have two devices, you can still use this feature with the Alexa app for mobile devices. Setting Up the Amazon Echo Intercom You may have this feature already turned on and don’t realize it. Here’s how to turn it on. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone and go to Settings. Under your list of devices, tap the name of the...Read the full article: How to Use Your Amazon Echo as an Intercom […]

  • How to Apply for the “Right to Be Forgotten” on Google Search
    by Saikat Basu on April 24, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The European Union recognizes the “Right to be Forgotten” as a basic civil right. In a watershed moment for online privacy, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that anyone living within the EU can ask Google and other search engines to delist certain search results that invade a person’s privacy. The online privacy debate is a hot topic right now, so it pays to know all tricks that help you manage your privacy. Your right to be forgotten by Google is one of them. This website can help you make the removal request to Google and Bing with the help...Read the full article: How to Apply for the “Right to Be Forgotten” on Google Searc […]

  • How to Hide Likes and Make Social Media Less Stressful
    by Ben Stegner on April 24, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Social media should be fun, but it’s often more stressful than anything. This can often come from the people you follow or the constant stream of distracting notifications. But there’s another potentially upsetting core part of social sites that you might not have noticed: the pervasive numbers for likes, tweets, etc. Let’s take a look at why this is a problem and how to change it. How Numbers Add Pressure on Social Media It’s hard to realize just how pervasive metrics are on Facebook and Twitter until you take a hard look at their interfaces. You can see just how...Read the full article: How to Hide Likes and Make Social Media Less Stressfu […]

  • 6 Apps to Find What Facebook Knows About You (And How to Block It)
    by Mihir Patkar on April 24, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal and Mark Zuckerberg’s subsequent testimony has set off a million questions in the public’s mind about what data Facebook has on them. Here’s what every Facebook user needs to know about their privacy. These sites and apps will teach you more about how Facebook collects data and what it does with it. If you only want to know whether your data was leaked, check Facebook’s new Cambridge Analytica tool. Let’s take a look at what Facebook knows about you and what you can do about it. 1. Sign Up For Facebook (Web): Plain English Revelation of...Read the full article: 6 Apps to Find What Facebook Knows About You (And How to Block It) […]

  • SmugMug Acquires Flickr, the Former Photo-Sharing King
    by Dave Parrack on April 23, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    SmugMug, the premium photo sharing service aimed at professionals, has acquired Flickr, the former photo-sharing king. SmugMug has acquired Flickr from Oath, the Verizon-owned subsidiary forged from the ashes of former internet giants, Yahoo and AOL. Breathing New Life Into Flickr Today, there are a multitude of different photo-sharing services, sites, and apps available to use. However, Flickr was one of the original innovators in this field, and it built quite a following amongst photographers, both pro and amateur, as a result. Unfortunately for those enthusiastic users, Yahoo acquired Flickr in 2005. And Yahoo quickly stopped lavishing any sort of...Read the full article: SmugMug Acquires Flickr, the Former Photo-Sharing King […]

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