Recently Foursquare rolled out a new feature that allowed users to create and share a list of recommended venues and tips. Users can then follow that list, or if the creator allows it, they can even contribute to the list themselves. The Lists feature on Foursquare is fun to use, easy to share, and are very simple create. Read on to find out how to make one.
As a part of Google's "data liberation" project, which aims to let you take ownership of your online data, your Google Voice account can now be backed up onto your hard drive.
Check out the screenshots, and easy instructions below.
Log into your Google account, and head to Google.com/Takeout. Select the "Choose services" tab.Click the "Voice" button (and any other services you … Read more
Technologies come and go, but e-mail just keeps chugging along. According to a Pew Internet report released August 9, search and e-mail remain the most popular Internet activities: 92 percent of online adults use search engines, and 59 percent use them on an average day; e-mail is also used by 92 percent of adults online, 61 percent of whom use it on a typical day.
So it's no surprise e-mail scams continue to proliferate. The FBI's New E-Scams & Warnings page is alerting people to scam e-mails purporting to be raising money to help victims of Hurricane Irene. … Read more
Wikipedia has moved past its controversial beginnings to become an established, even respected, free source of information for everyone. It's pretty easy to use, but as with all things, we'd like it to be even easier. Here are a few tricks and extensions that can help make you the best informed person in your network:It's no secret that I love the Chrome browser, and the Wikipedia Companion extension is a great example of why it's earned its place in my heart. It's dead-simple-- just install it here and then click … Read more
Keyboard shortcuts are a great time-saver, but they're not always easy to remember. Customizing shortcuts is a great way to set them to key combinations you'll actually remember. Here's how to customize Firefox keyboard shortcuts.
Step 1: Install the Firefox extension called Customizable Shortcuts from Mozilla.
Step 2: Click on the orange Firefox button, then Options.
Step 3: Click on the last tab called Shortcuts.
Step 4: Double-click on the shortcut you want to customize, then type in the key combination you prefer to use.
That's it. Now you can use Firefox shortcuts that you might … Read more
When Facebook makes big changes--like new privacy options, or an upcoming music service--it's easy to miss the smaller, unannounced updates. While navigating the left sidebar today, I noticed a feature that allows you to add apps, groups, and pages you admin into the top left section called "Favorites".
The new feature is a big boon in filtering the noise, as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with the Facebook traffic. Start using the feature now:
Add to favorites: To add a group, app, or page to your Favorites, hover over the item in their respective … Read more
Web spies are getting stealthier and stealthier. Recently they've been caught peering into our browser histories to determine the sites we've visited, even in so-called privacy mode with cookies disabled, as Dan Goodin described earlier this month on The Register.
Many of the companies whose sites were discovered using the technique claimed to have had no idea and immediately decried the spying. Julia Angwin reported on many of these surprise responses on the Wall Street Journal's Technology site.
If the owners of the spying sites aren't even aware of the activity, what are unsuspecting visitors to … Read more
Having a countdown timer counting down the exact seconds until a big event can be very entertaining. Since the creation of the Internet, there have been countless services and methods of creating a countdown timer to put on display. ItsAlmo.st looks to be a quick and easy way of creating and sharing a countdown timer. … Read more
Google has been on-again, off-again with providing its Gmail users with offline access, but today it announced a new, HTML5-based solution for people who need to manage their inbox off the grid.
After months of testing, Google is rolling out offline access for Docs, Calendar, and Gmail. While Docs and Calendar aren't immediately available, Chrome users can enable Gmail offline right now. Here's how:
Head to the Chrome Web Store and install the new Offline Gmail app. Once installed, open a new tab and launch the app.
You'll be asked to allow offline mail storage. This is … Read more
Facebook is slowly rolling out its new privacy center, which offers a couple of long-awaited features (preapproved photo tags!) and reintroduces some older, lesser-known security options.
We've rounded up the most important new privacy options, including a few that Facebook had buried until now.
1. Approve tags before they're published. Facebook finally lets you approve tagged photos and posts of you before they land on your profile. How many times has a friend tagged you in an unflattering photo? It's time to end these actions.
Go to Account > Privacy Settings and select Edit settings next to &… Read more