Ange is an Internet Studies & Journalism graduate who spends way too much time messing with social networks (see smange).
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If you’re chilling online and looking for something creative to enjoy, you should check out this awesome little animation by Cirque de Soleil. It’s a lot like watching a DVD of Cirque de Soleil – except it’s not the same at all. This time, the whole act is shown on the Web and the plot is controlled by you.
If you’re not Facebook friends with a person, how can they see your updates on their home page? If someone is following you, how can you stop them? What is this following thing anyway? Facebook has left us with some confusion regarding friends and followers, so it’s time to clear it up.
Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation, suddenly wishing you could refer to a First-Aid guide to check if you were about to do the right thing? Many people in an emergency would panic in the face of a serious injury and second-guess any memories of first-aid training they may have from long ago. Just think about how much safer the patient would be, and how much more confident you would be helping them, if you had First-Aid instructions with you on your phone. This is a no-brainer – it’s useful.
If you’ve ever tried to create a mind-map for your brainstorming sessions, you’ll know that using the right tool is essential. There are many sites with mind-mapping tools to choose from, and choosing between them can be a huge hassle as they’re all quite good in their own way. Today though, we’ll take a good look at MindMup and show you why this should be the first one you try.
Is this you? You made a Facebook page for your association, made it look alright, set up a few things, got a few fans and then left the page lying around dormant. Sound familiar? Probably. It’s just so easy to get distracted with the rest of life. Things like Facebook pages can easily get left to go quite dusty.
If you’ve got kids and an Android phone or tablet, you know too well that sometimes they are going to want to have a play or learn with some toddler apps. On occasion, you might also want to hand over the Android device to your child as a distraction. In order to ensure your data and wallet are protected from what your child might do while it’s in their hands, you need to set things up correctly from the start. Here’s what you can do to child-proof your phone.
Why would you want to sync your app data? Well, perhaps in order to keep backups in the cloud. Or maybe you would do this in order to sync with another computer somewhere. You’ll be pleased to know there are ways to do this, and they are generally quite easy, depending on how in-depth you want to go and even if your favourite apps don’t offer in-app sync, there are usually still ways to do it.
With giant apps like Facebook, you sometimes find that little changes creep in without you noticing. Some are good, some are bad, but all of them make the landscape ever so slightly different. Also, they can be extremely useful. Facebook’s latest crop of improvements are actually pretty big news.
These smartphones are fantastic for productivity, really. You can check your email, research things online, read your RSS feeds, take photos, upload them to Facebook, read what your friends have to say on Facebook, chat to friends using a variety of IMs… wait. Somewhere in that list my productivity got thrown out of the window. That’s why I’ve decided to investigate a few apps that claim to help you regain your life by blocking your smartphone activity.
Do you find yourself wanting to create basic text documents while you’re out and about? You probably carry your phone with you wherever you go, but it’s likely you leave the laptop at home on occasion. But this is no obstacle, since there are more than a few great text editors and note-taking apps you can use on your Android phone. What we’re looking for today is the perfect minimalist full-screen text editor for Android.
If you run a Facebook Page, you probably want to make it the perfect portfolio for your business or association. Facebook presences are important these days, because if your audience is there already you’ll want to make the most of it. To make the most of your Facebook page, it’s a great idea to add some tabs.
For those of you who have considered doing your family tree using an online service, you may have noticed that there’s a lot of variance between what is available from each service – and for what price. I did a lot of research into the various offerings and finally decided I would use Geni for many reasons.
These days, almost everyone has a Skype account. It has quickly become the default communication method for long-distance calls and video chats as it is free and easy to use. Once you’re in the habit of using Skype regularly, though, you start finding other neat things you can do with it. Like, for instance, recording calls. There are so many great reasons you may have for recording calls on Skype, so whatever it is you need to record; here’s how you do it.
Most curators of visual content have a Pinterest account and either a Facebook account, page or group. Today we’ll focus on connecting Facebook Pages and Pinterest accounts; however many of these ideas could be used to connect regular Facebook accounts and Facebook groups too. In the end, the aim is to you know your audience, have a plan and make your work as simple as possible.
If a friend’s big event has crept up on you, you may have just found yourself in the market for buying a last-minute digital gift, which you know will arrive in time for their celebrations. But what present will you get? And how? These days, buying virtual gifts for your friends and family is actually more common than you might think.