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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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. […]

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How To Survive Using An Old Android Phone With No Internal Memory

28th August, 2013

Not enough internal memory error. Phone has stopped syncing automatically. Can’t install any new apps. Does this sound like your phone? What do you do to maintain your sanity when you realise that your choice of phones was very poor indeed? Well, besides wishing for an excuse to get a new phone, there are a few tricks you can use. This is the problem all HTC Desire users face, for instance, and no doubt the owners of a few other phones too.

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How To Prove To Your Boss That Your Facebook Page Is Worth It [Weekly Facebook Tips]

27th August, 2013

In the business world, everything needs to be measured. Bigwigs that have no idea how a system works rely on KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to see if the process is working and if it’s worth continuing. Today we’ll talk you through the various statistics you can collect on your Facebook Page in order to show your boss that it’s worth putting the effort into making it better.

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WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed

26th August, 2013

If you run a blog, you have no doubt at some point made great plans to publish regular content, to keep your blog fresh and relevant to your readers. Most people do have trouble tracking their posts – and that’s because WordPress doesn’t have a calendar view by default. The WordPress Editorial Calendar is a plugin that you will instantly love. It makes all of your forward planning for your blog an absolute breeze. And the more you use it, the more you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms

23rd August, 2013

If Google Forms is not yet your go-to form maker, it’s time for us to change your mind. You may think you know everything there is to know about Google Forms, but thanks to Google’s use-it-and-you’ll-work-it-out attitude, perhaps you don’t. There are a lot of powerful tools hidden away in places you may not ever find unless you know what you’re looking for. We’re here to make sure you know all the top tricks of Google Forms.

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Facebook Shadow Profiles: You Probably Have One Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]

20th August, 2013

You think you’re not on Facebook? Think again. Facebook no doubt has a shadow profile made just for you. You may recall recently that Facebook found a bug exposing personal details of 6 million user accounts. What you may not have realised is that this led users to know more about how Facebook stores our data – and shows us clearly that Facebook does indeed have shadow profiles on most of us.

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5 Awesome Reasons To Use Google Forms

15th August, 2013

If you’ve ever tried to make an online survey, you’ve probably tried a few tools here and there. You’ve no doubt enjoyed some features of one product, and some of another, while being frustrated at limitations you’ve come across. You may have already heard of Google’s Form feature, but not given it a try yet. Today I plan to convince you to give it a go.

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Why Do People Like Facebook Pages? Make Yours Likable Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]

13th August, 2013

Have you ever wondered what makes a Facebook Page great? Do you wonder sometimes why anyone might want to like your Page? What can you offer them, really? There are a lot of great reasons for liking Pages, and even more reasons to like a great Page. Today we’ll take you through them.

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How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz

8th August, 2013

Are you a teacher or trainer? Someone involved in a hiring process? Do you need to check somehow that other people have the skills or knowledge that you expect them to? Well, you’re going to love what you can do using Google Forms. You can create a self-grading test for whatever your purposes are. That’s powerful!

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Sick Of Facebook? Set Your Account To Read-Only Mode [Weekly Facebook Tips]

6th August, 2013

Even if you hate Facebook, there are some very compelling reasons to have an account. Like, for instance the fact that most of your friends probably have accounts. It’s tempting to have an account simply so you can see what they’ve been up to and view their photos. But, how can you join Facebook without making getting involved? It’s possible.

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Automatically Bundle Your Browsing History With cottonTracks For Chrome

2nd August, 2013

Are you sick of trawling through your browsing history to find that one article you saw last week and suddenly wanted to send to someone? Or have you been researching a particular topic only to wonder which of the many pages you viewed was the one you want to take another look at? Right, then cottonTracks is going to blow your socks off.