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How to keep your gadgets running during a power outage

Power failures can happen at any time, whether its a major rainstorm in California, a hurricane in Florida, tornado in Kansas or just a random occurrence. And when they do happen, many of our tech gadgets stop working. So here’s … Continue reading

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Tech Check List To Prepare For a Power Failure Or Major Storm

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Safety & civility advice for anonymous apps

Update: Recode reports that After School has been banned by Apple for the second time. A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. Some of the better known ones include Ask.fm, Whisper, Secret and Yik Yak but there … Continue reading

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Safe holiday online shopping tips

When you see a great deal online, make sure you examine the fine print. The biggest “gotcha” is usually shipping costs. Many online merchants will offer free shipping during the holidays, but some will add substantial fees that could wipe … Continue reading

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Google ditching CAPTCHA for ‘I’m not a robot’ checkbox

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Twitter Improves Abuse Reporting And Blocking

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Sexual harassment victim’s secret weapon — ‘telling their mothers’

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Amazon robots help fulfill your holiday orders

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Some tips for kids’ safe use of smartphones

10 Rules for Safe Family Cell Phone Use Family Contract for Smartphone use A Parents’ Guide to Mobile Phones Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Anonymous apps get bad raps, but they fill gaps: The good side of anonymity

There are a growing number of social media apps that encourage anonymity — Popular services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and Yik Yak allow people to post under an assumed name, or no name at all. A new one, called … Continue reading

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