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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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.

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Don’t Get Suckered By The Facebook Graphic App Hoax [Weekly Facebook Tips]

30th July, 2013

Remember the mass scare on Facebook a while back where almost everyone changed their status to “I want to stay connected to you PRIVATELY, but you need to uncheck this that and the other”? It has come around again, but this time it’s a meme about Facebook’s “Graphic App”. And guess what? It’s yet another completely pointless pile of rubbish tips that won’t protect anyone from anything. The first giveaway is in the supposed “Graphic App”, which doesn’t actually exist. From there on it just gets more and more silly.

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Manage Every Single Aspect Of Your Life With A Computer & Smartphone

26th July, 2013

Yes, it’s possible to manage every single aspect of your life with a computer and a smartphone. The question, however, is not about if it is possible, but rather why anyone would do this. I’m going to take you on a strange, supposedly sci-fi, journey into the world of a compulsive organiser who uses technology to manage every little thing they do. You’ll see the systems I use, the apps that I rely on, and find out more about my reasoning for all this. You may think I’m a little crazy right now, but just wait until you’ve read the whole article.

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4 Gorgeous Interactive Android eBooks For Kids

25th July, 2013

If you have ever read books to toddlers you know there’s something really special about seeing them enjoy the story. The more they understand, the more they enjoy it and it becomes a bit of a feedback loop until they suddenly move on to new stories. Stick an interactive book in front of a small kid and you will teach them easily and most likely find that they love the book. If it’s also free, gorgeous and full of great lessons, there’s nothing to lose. Install the following great eBook apps for an extremely memorable experience.

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Facebook Chat Stickers: What Are They & Should You Use Them? [Weekly Facebook Tips]

23rd July, 2013

When you chat via instant messenger clients, do you add smileys? Do you also like to add other emoticons to let people know when you’re hungry, bored, stressed and the rest? If so, you’ll probably enjoy using Facebook’s new stickers. These honestly-not-at-all-just-like-an-emoticon images are the latest craze for Facebook IM and they’re quite a bit of fun. How different are they from regular emoticons? Well, just you wait and see.

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Create Great Diagrams Using Cacoo & Google Drive

19th July, 2013

What do you use when you need to draw a diagram? Do you do the whole thing from scratch? Do you create each and every box with a series of four lines, or do you use a program that creates the box for you? Would you go a step further and use a template? Would you appreciate ready-made images of desk furniture to design your office layout? If you’re anything like me, you’re always ready to make the job as easy as possible. That’s where Cacoo comes in.