Angela Alcorn

Joined March 2010

Ange is an Internet Studies & Journalism graduate who advocates the freedom to work as you please. Sharing useful tips about working online, writing and social media. See AngelaAlcorn.com and sign up for more tips now!

Linux and Chrome/Browsers Editor

Feel free to contact at angela@makeuseof.com

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Taking Screenshots On Your Chromebook: All You Need To Know

14th January, 2014

If you’ve just got a new Chromebook, you may be wondering how to take screenshots. We’ll show you how to take a screenshot, then find it and use it.

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8 Of The Biggest Changes From Facebook in 2013 [Weekly Facebook Tips]

8th January, 2014

While the world stops to admire the big events and changes of 2013, the Facebook landscape is worth a look as well. Surprisingly, quite a lot has changed.

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How I Nearly Got Conned Via A Western Union Transfer Scam

7th January, 2014

Here’s a little story about the latest “Nigerian scam”, which is all too obvious in hindsight and yet so believable when you’re on the hook.

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The Secrets To Running A Successful Charity On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

31st December, 2013

Facebook’s new “Donate Now” button for charities is great, but not immediately useful for most charities. So, what else can a charity do to be successful on Facebook?

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The Complete Teenager’s Guide To Online Privacy [Weekly Facebook Tips]

17th December, 2013

When it comes to giving teenagers advice about being online, many adults have no idea what to suggest in terms of protecting their privacy and making good choices about their public image. It’s dangerous.

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How To Make A Shared Christmas Shopping List Using Google Shortlists Or Pinterest

13th December, 2013

You’ve no doubt been in this position before: a group of people are trying to decide what gift to buy the extended family for the holiday season. What do you do?

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Giftster Cuts Out The Stress Of Gift Planning For Your Family & Friends

12th December, 2013

Giftster makes family gift-giving a breeze, with personal wishlists and a way to reserve gifts you’re buying. The kids get what they want – and no more hassles with doubled-up presents!

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Everything You Need To Know About Connecting Goodreads & Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

10th December, 2013

This quick guide will show you how to get the most out of Goodreads on Facebook. Goodreads-Facebook integration also works really well for businesses, groups and authors. We’ll show you how!

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Group Management Basics: How To Be A Great Admin [Facebook Weekly Tips]

3rd December, 2013

Have you ever started a group on Facebook? Do you need to know the ins and outs of group management? Could you do with a few pointers? Well, read on.

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Where To Study: Navigating The Free Online Education World

27th November, 2013

Now that online learning is commonplace, it also is bit of a nightmare to choose which learning systems to use. We make it easier by giving you an overview of the best options out there.

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8 Facebook Groups You Should Join Or Create Today [Weekly Facebook Tips]

26th November, 2013

What can you do with Facebook groups to make your life better? Here are some of the best ideas, so you know what to look for, what to create and why they’ll be great.

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4 Best Windows 8 Kids TV Apps For Entertaining Little Kids

25th November, 2013

What’s the best way to keep a bored kid busy? Spark its interest! Videos do this remarkably well. Here are some kid friendly video apps to stock your Windows tablet with.

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Simple Ways To Make Facebook More Fun & Useful These Holidays [Weekly Facebook Tips]

19th November, 2013

With the holidays imminent, it’s also time to consider how we can make our Facebook profiles more fun to view, and how to make Facebook more useful to us.

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Create Your Own Secure Cloud Storage With Seafile

13th November, 2013

With Seafile, you can run your own private server to share documents with groups of colleagues or friends.

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The Best Windows 8 Facebook Apps Compared [Weekly Facebook Tips]

12th November, 2013

It took Facebook a long time to release an official Windows 8 app, so it’s not surprising that most Facebook users already have an app or ten. But which ones are worth keeping? And why?