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Facebookery: Now You Can Customize Your Facebook News Feed – Sort Of

What Do We Want? The ability to specify what shows up in our Facebook News Feed! When Do Want It? We have ALWAYS wanted it, and in fact we have ALWAYS thought this is how it should work by default.     Facebook’s New News Feed Preferences Tools Yes, Facebook is finally giving you the […]

Tech Pros’ 3 Most Important Online Security Precautions Are Easy…And You’re Probably Not Taking Them

The 2015 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security conducted a study of both experts (people with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a tech professional) and non-experts in the most important things they do to stay safe online, and the results are pretty surprising.   Not only are the pros taking precautions most […]

Angry Birds Permissions: Why So Many?

Following last week’s Free App Friday, which featured all-time classic free apps, I received a message from a reader who’s concerned about permissions in the Angry Birds Free app. Since these are very common permissions you’re likely to find on many apps, I’m going to go through them and explain them.     First, as […]

Fire and Kindle Software Updates: Information and Downloads

Last week Amazon started rolling out the new Fire OS 4.5.5 operating system update to compatible Fire tablets, and this has got a lot of Fire device owners wondering first, how to tell if their Amazon device is running the most recent software and second, if not, how to get updates. Amazon’s Fire & Kindle […]

Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

The recent launch of Windows 10 has brought with it a spate of articles highlighting privacy and security issues with the newest version of the Windows operating system. It seems this OS is designed to collect as much information about its users as possible in virtually every activity they might use their Windows 10 computer […]