Angela Alcorn

Joined March 2010

Ange is an Internet Studies & Journalism graduate who spends way too much time messing with social networks (see smange).

Staff Liaison, News & Chrome Editor, Ebooks Editor

Feel free to contact at angela@makeuseof.com

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Hire A Car In Most Major Cities Worldwide With Uber And MyTaxi

23rd October, 2013

You’d expect by now that hiring taxis with an app on your fancy GPS-enabled device to tell the drive your location would be an everyday event, right? Wrong.

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Letting People Find Your Timeline Is Actually Good For Privacy: Here’s Why [Weekly Facebook Tips]

15th October, 2013

A recent move by Facebook to remove a prominent privacy option has been slammed by privacy advocates. However, it may be in your best interests as long as you know what to do about it.

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Don’t Forget That Food! Three Great Android Apps To Get Food From Your Fridge To Your Belly

11th October, 2013

It’s funny how sometimes you see an app and realize that it would be the most useful thing you can imagine.

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6 Cool Things You Can Find With Facebook’s New Graph Search Features [Weekly Facebook Tips]

8th October, 2013

Facebook has just given its graph search another boost, and those who have been upgraded are now able to search post history as well as photo history. What is it good for?

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4 Great Windows 8 Apps For Entertaining Little Kids

29th September, 2013

Bored kids are a nightmare, and that’s why tablets were invented. Weren’t they? If there are kids around you know sometimes your tablet is going to wind up in their hands.

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7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data

26th September, 2013

If you maintain a lot of data in Google spreadsheets, you’ve probably considered plotting them in a Google Map. Well, you can, but doing this is not quite as obvious as you might expect.

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How To Make Sure Your Fans Know Your Facebook Page Is Real [Weekly Facebook Tips]

24th September, 2013

How do you prove to your Facebook fans that you are who you say you are? Have you been thinking about verified pages? Here’s what you need to know.

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How To Import Data From Other Google Spreadsheets

19th September, 2013

Most users only use a small fraction of Google Spreadsheet’s potential. Do you know how to get information from one Google Spreadsheet into another? Here’s a cell function to do the job.

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Stop The Spam: You Can Control The Facebook Ads You See [Weekly Facebook Tips]

17th September, 2013

Are you seeing irrelevant ads from Facebook? Here’s why Facebook is showing you these ads and what you can do to influence them.

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5 Great Official Windows 8 & RT Apps You May Not Have Seen Yet

17th September, 2013

Guess what? The Windows 8 App Store actually has some great official apps. It’s just that nobody knows they’re there. We’re here to fix that – for you at least.

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3 Android Apps Full Of Great Parenting Advice

13th September, 2013

Install some great parenting apps on your Android device: get information on hand when you need it and when you’ve got time to browse. It doesn’t get much more useful than that!

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4 Android Apps To Remove Stains, Sort Clutter And Fight Grime

11th September, 2013

Control the clutter, dash through the dishes, shine the sink – an endless exercise in futility, or grime-busting genius? If your house is anything like mine, you need to attack it every day with a spot of cleaning or it will look like a complete pigsty. But, how do you keep track of what needs doing and what is still left to do? Do you have dozens of reminders in your favourite to-do app? Do you clean your house zone by zone or do you try to do it all at once? And where do you get your advice about removing stubborn stains and sorting out the clutter? Believe it or not, there is hope besides giving up and hiring a cleaner.

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How To Run Facebook Competitions With The New Page Promotions Policy [Weekly Facebook Tips]

10th September, 2013

Non-technical Facebook Page owners can now breathe a sigh of relief. Facebook has finally changed their promotions guidelines so you no longer have to make apps in order to run competitions on your Facebook page. It’s now a lot easier to run competitions without worrying about your Page getting closed down.

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How To Make A Shared Photo Album On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

3rd September, 2013

After every great party these days there is an influx of photos on Facebook. Until recently, every Facebook user who turned up to the event with a camera would upload their photos to Facebook into an album: maybe specifically for this event, maybe an album for the month or maybe just their basic iOS photo album. What it meant was that there was no one album for the event – all the photos were disjointed and kept all over the place. Until now.

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Sick Of Yahoo? Move Your Tumblr Blog Into WordPress

30th August, 2013

Are you sick of Yahoo’s meddling with Tumblr blogs? Time to relocate to WordPress. Here’s how! Recently, Yahoo bought the up-and-coming blog platform, Tumblr. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll have noticed that this came with more than a few changes, such as the domain settings for blogs using a personal domain. […]