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The Cloud Storage Showdown – Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive & More

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The Cloud Storage Showdown – Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive & More

The cloud storage scene has heated up recently, with a long-awaited entry by Google and a revamped SkyDrive from Microsoft. Dropbox has gone unchallenged by the major players for a long time, but that’s changed – both Google and Microsoft are now challenging Dropbox on its own turf, and all three services have their own compelling features. One thing’s for sure – Dropbox is no longer the one-size-fits-all solution.

Chris Hoffman May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
The Cloud Storage Showdown – Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive & More
Improve Your Knowledge Of Google Maps With A Fun Game Called Google Cube

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Improve Your Knowledge Of Google Maps With A Fun Game Called Google Cube

When was the last time you remembered how easy it is now is to find the best way to get from A to B thanks to Google Maps? As someone who grew up in a time before the Web became the mainstream behemoth it is today, I try and remind myself often how banal tasks have been made much easier. This means I don’t mind when Google releases a commercial for Google Maps but dresses it up as a fun little game.

Dave Parrack May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
Improve Your Knowledge Of Google Maps With A Fun Game Called Google Cube
The Top 10 Free Or Very Cheap Inspirational eBooks [MUO Book Club]

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The Top 10 Free Or Very Cheap Inspirational eBooks [MUO Book Club]

Reading novels and manuals on your favourite eBook reader is a great way to relax – but what if you need something with an empathising quality that can help you to get out of a rut? Inspirational and motivational books have been big business since the 1960s, illustrating to readers how to take control of the lives in various ways from sexuality and self-sufficiency to getting ahead of the 9-5 pack and weight loss.

Christian Cawley May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
The Top 10 Free Or Very Cheap Inspirational eBooks [MUO Book Club]
Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing

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Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing

Remove everything from any webpage – the header, the sidebar, the advertisements – except for what you want to read. Then, if you like, send the article directly to Evernote or print it, clutter free. With Evernote Clearly, an extension for Firefox and Google Chrome, this only takes a couple of clicks. Clearly is created and supported by the Evernote team, so you know it’s not just some cheap hack.

Justin Pot May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing
Should Job Seekers Be Careful Of Social Media Background Checks By Employers? [Opinion]

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Should Job Seekers Be Careful Of Social Media Background Checks By Employers? [Opinion]

Background checks have been part of hiring processes for long. Google Search as a background check started few years back. Things have got far serious since then as companies are actively looking at your Facebook and Twitter (or any other social profile) postings to determine your suitability for a job.

Saikat Basu May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
Should Job Seekers Be Careful Of Social Media Background Checks By Employers? [Opinion]
Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

I saw an article the other day that described Pinterest as “a woman’s social network” with 60% of the site’s visitors being of the female persuasion. Why is that? Why do men find it unattractive to share photos on Pinterest while women go completely nuts over the site? Pinterest has seen a stunning rise in the social networking space, sitting in a very comfortable third place behind Facebook and Twitter.

Mark O'Neill May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Is Your Preferred Method For Sharing Photos Online? [You Told Us]

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What Is Your Preferred Method For Sharing Photos Online? [You Told Us]

Without images of any kind the Web would be a boring place. I cannot imagine traveling around the tubes without a side order of eye candy to go with my textual main course. And neither can you, apparently, as people from all backgrounds and ages are uploading photos galore to servers and the cloud. To share with friends and family, to show the world, to store for the future. But what is your preferred method for doing all this?

Dave Parrack May 9, 2012 09-05-2012
What Is Your Preferred Method For Sharing Photos Online? [You Told Us]
How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps

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How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps

An overflowing inbox is a problem, and one almost everyone has to face daily. We’re all trying to avoid leaving a huge stack of unread e-mails in our inbox, but let’s face it, we can’t deal with everything the minute it comes in. The confusion a full inbox creates is sometimes so big, it becomes a reason to delay answering all by itself. There are many solutions and add-ons to create e-mail reminders and have e-mails return at specific times.

Yaara Lancet May 8, 2012 08-05-2012
How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps
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