If you are like me, you ignore most of the messages you receive from your various e-mail subscriptions -- the spam you asked for -- but you are loath to unsubscribe from any because every now and then one of these e-mails will include something important, interesting, or financially advantageous. With Unroll.me, you get a cleaner inbox and better way to manage your e-mail subscriptions. You'll still receive all of your e-mail subscriptions but in a much more digestible form.
Here's how it works:
Head to the Unroll.me site and choose Gmail/Google Apps or Yahoo … Read more
Last month Twitter announced it was officially rolling out its Twitter archive feature to users. The feature, one Twitter users have been asking for, allows you to browse every tweet you've ever sent. Twitter is rolling out the archive feature slowly, with the full rollout expected to take months to reach all users across all supported languages.
Here's what you'll need to do:To see if your account has the archive feature enabled, log into your account and navigate to Settings. Scroll down the bottom of the page. If your account is one of the lucky few, … Read more
As details of Facebook's Graph Search unfolded this morning, users heaved a sigh of relief when they learned that Facebook would not be exposing our innermost privacies with its latest product -- the company would simply search the data we've already (willfully) shared and make it easily accessible to friends.
Your data. Easily accessible to friends.
In the new search bar, a Facebook user can search for something like, "Friends who like 'Star Wars' and cooking." Immediately, Facebook will dig through that user's friends' likes and interests to find relevant matches. Facebook doesn't magically … Read more
There are plenty of creative hacks you can use to control a random appliance or two in your house with Apple's Siri, but most of them take some level of programming and hardware expertise to accomplish.
I've come up with a less tech-savvy way to use Siri to control a lamp, or anything that plugs in. You'll only need to know how to give Siri a command after everything is set up.To get started you'll need a Belkin WeMo Switch and an IFTTT (for "if this, then that") account. Provided by the WeMo … Read more
Starting today, Facebook will slowly roll out its beta version of Graph Search, a new, smarter way to search within your social network.
Search has been available on Facebook for some time, but the introduced tool is much more than just a search bar. Its efficacy has yet to be tested, but Facebook promises that its search trumps other options like Google, allowing you to perform more complex searches like, "friends in New York who like Macklemore."
For the complete details on the story, read the official CNET take.
Graph Search launches today in "limited beta." … Read more
According to a recent survey, if you're looking to buy something online, you're most likely to be pleased with the outcome if you make the purchase on Amazon.com.
The world's largest Web retailer tops the list of online vendors in ForeSee's Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index with a rating of 88 on a scale of 1 to 100. This marks the eighth consecutive year Amazon has finished atop ForeSee's annual holiday survey of online shoppers; the results of this year's survey were released on December 27, 2012.
Overall customer satisfaction with Web retailers has … Read more
Using SSL encryption with Web-based e-mail services offers enhanced security over snooping, especially when connected over public Wi-Fi networks (think McDonald's, Starbucks, or the public library).
Gmail blazed the SSL path for Web-based e-mail several years ago and Hotmail followed suit, but Yahoo offered SSL only for logins, not the entire session. If you're a Yahoo Mail user, you'll be happy to know that SSL is now supported for the entire e-mail session. Here's how to turn on SSL for your Yahoo Mail account:
Step 1: Go to gear icon in the upper right-hand corner and … Read more
This is a rerun of a deal I posted last year. It was sweet then, and it's equally sweet now.
Is 2013 the year you make it big on the Web? Only if you have a home for your Web site. It's easy to find hosting packages for less than $10 per month, but 10 bucks for a whole year? Nice.
For the next 48 hours, Web Hosting Hub is offering your first year of Web hosting for just $10. That's $50 off the usual price.
Update: Sorry, folks, someone forgot to flip the switch: The deal … Read more
If you are unemployed, unhappy at your current job, or simply curious about other opportunities, then you likely keep close tabs on your LinkedIn account. Users of LinkedIn's basic, free service get some information about who has viewed their account, like so:
The above box shows up on the right side of your profile page. Click on the link and you'll see the last five people who have viewed your profile, like so:
LinkedIn is a bit cagey, however, in letting users of its free service know exactly who is checking out their profile. For starters, you are … Read more