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Google Tracks Users Wherever They Go: See Your Own Map

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Google tracks movements of users of its mobile devices or mobile apps. The visualization of that tracking, however, can be pretty startling, and now it is easy to see a history of how Google has tracked where you’ve been. This week, Steven Tweedie at Business Insider published [...]

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How To: Read Magazines for Free on Your Phone/Tablet at Any Airport

Entertaining yourself at an airport—and in the air—just got a whole lot easier…and lighter. Gone are the days when you had to bring reading material to keep your mind occupied during your travels. Now, there’s Inflight Reader, an app for iOS and Android devices. This free app recognizes when you’re in more than 550 airports across [...]

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5 Secrets to Effective Studying

Going back to school can be a pretty stressful time; never knowing how hard a class is going to be or if you are going to be able to keep your grades high enough to meet your personal goals. When I was growing up one of my coaches taught me the key to passing any [...]

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How To Use Google Now To Help You Lose Weight

We all know the hard it is to make healthy food choices, and the added difficulty if you are constantly on the go. There are so many apps available to help you track your calories. Did you know that you can ask Google Now about nutritional information? No need to download a separate app at [...]

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How To: Stream Movies to Your Chromecast or Apple TV with ‘LocalCast’ for Android

I get almost all of my video content digitally, whether through Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube, or, in the case of full length feature films, we’ll just say “other means.” I have a DVD player, but I couldn’t even tell you the last time I turned it on. This post isn’t meant to tell you [...]

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How To: Save A Google Map On Your iOS Or Android

iOS Download Google Maps for iOS Open Google Maps and click on the icon just to the right of the search bar. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and click “Save map to use offline.” You will then be able to zoom in or out. Any area will be saved to your phone. Of course, [...]

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Will Your Android Phone Will Work with Android Wear Smartwatches?

It would seem everybody’s making a smartwatch these days. LG and Samsung are shipping theirs, Motorola’s ‘Moto 360′ is set to debut in the next couple months, and there’s little doubt other manufacturers have similar products in the pipeline. So, how do you know if the Android phone you have will work with these (and [...]

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How To Survive A Day Without Your Wallet By Using Apps

Today I did something that I’m sure everyone has done at least once in their life: I left my home without my wallet. It was only after I had left my building and starting walking to my destination that I realized that familiar feeling of having something in my back pocket was missing. I patted [...]

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How to: Watch TV Shows Like Top Gear on BBC from the US

I’m a huge fan of Top Gear. Not the lame, knock off version put on here in the U.S., but the version that airs on BBC 2 in the UK. The version with Jeremy, Richard, James, and the Stig. Basically, the only version that matters. If, like me, you want to watch Top Gear live [...]

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Explained: How Does Bitcoin Work?

We’ve had several readers ask about Bitcoin. What is it? How do you get it? How does it work? So, since it’s been in the news increasingly lately, I figured I’d give you a quick crash course on how Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies work. Bitcoin has somewhat of a mysterious past. It was started [...]

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