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 Online Careerist for more tips!

Linux and Chrome/Browsers Editor

Feel free to contact at angela@makeuseof.com

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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?

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8 Great Movie Review Sites For Parents With Kids In Mind

12th November, 2013

Fancy an evening watching movies as a family? Let’s explore a few of the best movie review sites for kids so that you can choose the best go-to site for your family’s needs.

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Why Your Friends Are Giraffes & How To Use Or Block Bitstrips [Weekly Facebook Tips]

5th November, 2013

Are all of your friends giraffes? Probably. Does this mean there is a sudden explosion of love for tall mammals? No. The same the comics craze doesn’t mean the 90s are back.

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Boost Your Pins & Get Free Pinterest Followers Using Pinwoot

30th October, 2013

Do you have great content on Pinterest and wish other people would see it? Well, there is a way to give your Pinterest content a quick boost. Here’s how.

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Missing Child: How Sharing That Picture Can Put Lives At Risk [Weekly Facebook Tips]

29th October, 2013

No doubt you’ve seen these pleas on Facebook before: Share this photo to help find my missing child. But you could actually be putting the child in danger. Have you ever thought of that?

household-todo

How To Manage Your Household Using Just One Simple App: Famjama & Cozi Compared

28th October, 2013

If you’re in charge of organising your family, you’ve probably realised that having great tools at your disposal goes a long way. Calendars, to-do lists, shopping lists, project planning: all of these need to be managed well so that you can co-ordinate the needs of each and every family member. And that’s a tough ask […]

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Suddenly In The Spotlight: A Guide To Teenage Accounts [Weekly Facebook Tips]

23rd October, 2013

Facebook recently decided to allow teens to share posts publicly and allow following. You might be wondering what the implications of this are. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

Graph-Search

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.