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4 Ways You’re Using Spotify Wrong Without Even Knowing It

Spotify, which has gotten plenty of coverage from us, has quickly become a prime contender in the music streaming industry. It offers an attractive deal: all the music you could want for free, as long as you can put up with a few ads here and there. If you opt for the Premium package, at…

2014 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet | Constant Contact Blogs

It seems like every week, there’s a new example of how images can be used to improve your results on social media. One of the most recent examples is from

16 Smart Google Search Tricks That Will Make Life Easier

Google Search has been steadily improving over the years. Make it work better for you with these 16 awesome tricks!

Lessons Learned From Don’t Spy On Us: Your Guide To Internet Privacy

With 500 attendees and some big names from the data privacy and human rights fields, the Don't Spy on Us Day of Action was a fascinating afternoon of discussion, debate, and practical advice on how to keep our personal data private from snooping governments. I learned a lot, and I've condensed the most important parts…

The 7 Key Ingredients of a Powerful Twitter Bio

The way you describe yourself on Twitter is how you'll be perceived online. How the heck do you do it right? Here's how to write a powerful Twitter bio.

How To Spot A Compromised ATM, & What You Should Do Next

You probably know that you should take care when using an ATM, but how can you know for sure that the device has been compromised – and what should you do upon realising this? What Is ATM Crime? ATMs in the wall of banks, railway stations, hotels, supermarkets and other locations contain a lot of…

7 Practical Things You Should Do After Cracking Your Smartphone’s Screen

Perhaps a runaway elephant stepped on your recently dropped phone in a parking lot adjacent to the local zoo. Maybe your crazy ex-girlfriend tracked you down, took your phone, and threw it off a bridge just so she could ask you, 'Why aren't you returning my calls?!' in person. Or, well, maybe you just accidentally…

Why We Still Have Bezels (But May Not For Long)

Yesterday, the first Sharp smartphone to come to these great United States brought with it one of the skinniest bezels we've ever seen on a smartphone. The Aquos Crystal is visually impressive, and a major step into the frameless future that seems to be emerging. There's just one problem, though. Bezels matter. And we still need them.

GSM Vs. CDMA: What Is The Difference And Which Is Better?

Most cell phone owners around the world only have to worry about a single carrier technology called the Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM for short. As its name implies, this standard was developed for, and has been adopted by, almost the entire globe as the way to communicate via cellular calls. But not everyone…

What Is The Cloud?

The Cloud. It's a term that gets thrown around a lot these days - so much so that its definition seems to have been diluted over the years. What is the cloud, exactly? Why does it matter if we know about it? And what does it mean for us? Don't be intimidated by the jargon.…

How Heat Affects Your Computer, And Should You Be Worried?

From time to time, we all get concerned about our computer's temperature. But should we be worried? How exactly is your PC affected by heat? And what does it do to cool itself down? Whenever you hear that little fan overdoing itself, mild panic might set in. Heat does affect your computer – but is…

Mac Users: Is There Any Good Reason To Ever Reinstall OS X?

Do you need to reinstall OS X regularly to keep your Mac running well? No. Are there times when doing so might be a good idea? Possibly. Here’s when. It’s a truism among Windows users: you should re-install your operating system every year, if not every six months, to keep things running smoothly. This was…

The 18 Unwritten Rules of Texting You Should Know

These rules are essential if you don't want to alienate people. Double check that you're not texting the WRONG way.

10 Universal Android Tips and Tricks That You Should Know

Android can do much more than iOS. Instead of being blissfully unaware of all of the amazing things your Android device can do, read this article instead!

7 Ways The Wii U Is Better Than The Xbox One And PS4

While the battle between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One rages on, a third competitor watches from the sidelines: the Wii U. This console, which launched a full year before the PS4 and Xbox One, is often overlooked when it comes to the current generation of gaming consoles, but it really deserves more. The Wii…

30 Little-Known Features of Facebook, Twitter, and More

The hidden and little-known features of all six major social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update

A deep dive into the specific ways to compose social media updates. Everything from capitalization, link placement, symbols, and more.

Make These 4 Changes Before You Delete Any Online Account

Closing an online account? Wait! There's something you need to do first. While surfing the Web, it's second nature to register on various websites in order to gain access to a variety of services, features, and goodies. Once the mystery is solved, you move on to something newer and shinier, leaving behind a trail of unused…

What to Do If You’ve Been Hacked (And How to Prevent It)

There are lessons to be learned from the celebrity hacking incident.

Without This Man, You Might Not Have Angry Birds

Or most of the apps on your phone.

Types Of Internet Access Technologies Explained, And What You Should Expect

What kind of Internet access do you really have? Broadband? High Speed? Wireless? Satellite? Fibre? There are so many different names for selling Internet access, but most of them don't tell you how you are connecting to the Internet. Now is a good time to find out and see just what they mean for you. Before we get…

18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Did someone say EMOJI KEYBOARD?!

Helping to Solve the All-Time Mystery: Is It Better to Shut Down Your Computer or Keep It on Sleep Mode?

Laptop and personal computer users can benefit knowing which is better. Will leaving their unit on or shutting it down save energy and makes it last longer.