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Two Ways to Read Your Facebook Messages Without Downloading ‘Messenger’ App

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new change to its mobile apps that requires you to download the Facebook Messenger app in order to read and respond to messages sent on its network. That move caused concern for a lot of folks, considering the exhaustive list of permissions the Messenger app requires. Many have [...]

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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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How to: Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for Android

Facebook users with the official iOS or Android app: this one’s for you. Well, more specifically, this post is for Android users. iPhone peeps: we’ll have part 2 coming soon for you. [Link will be here] If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news [...]

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The Modern Version Of The Mix Tape

Remember the good old days of compiling the most perfect songs on a mix tape or cd then giving it to a loved one? Me too, but only vaguely. A friend of mine said recently that “the mix tape/cd is a lost art form.” Is it? Or has it just changed? Of course we still [...]

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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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