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Pinterest launched a new feature on Thursday that will help users take a step towards actually purchasing the items they see: price alerts. Coming shortly after the release of Pinterest’s “pin price” feature which allows users to see the current price of their pinned items, the new price alerts help users keep up with price changes for items that they have set their sights on.
Manufacturers and companies actually manipulate reviews in a variety of ways right here on the Internet. It’s all about good press, of course. However, some ways are sketchier than others as you’ll soon be able to tell. Some methods companies use are rather direct while others are a little more hands-off than others. Either way, you should know that it’s very important to investigate reviews while you are simultaneously investigating potential purchases.
Let’s face it: people can get some pretty great shots with their iPhones, and these same people don’t even have a technical knowledge of how a camera works. Of course, this isn’t to bash the photography profession. After all, iPhones realistically can’t capture images akin to those which are made with high quality glass, right? Regardless of how you may feel about the iPhone photography trend, you too can use the device (and its tablet counterpart) to your advantage with the right apps.
Your Twitter header image is an important part of your social media identity, but as always, it’s just one more thing to decide on. After all, your profile picture was hard enough, right? Fortunately for you, there are quite a few sites out there on the Internet available for you to find fantastic looking Twitter header images for your personal usage and for free.
Media-lovers rejoice! Released on Wednesday, Google has developed a new way to bring great content from the Internet straight to your television: the Chromecast, an interesting little gadget that plugs straight into your television’s HDMI port. The Chromecast connects wirelessly to the user’s smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and can play video and music from these devices right on their television.
Maybe you’re still using that old flip-thing that has only survived by some miracle. Perhaps you’re an Android kind of guy and you’ve finally decided to come to the light. Whatever your reason, you want an iPhone. We understand you’re strapped for cash, though. After all, this is an Apple product, and Apple products are worth at least 5000% more than all three human basic needs combined, right? MakeUseOf has decided to put together a little buyer’s guide for cashing in on a recycled iPhone to find out just how much should you be paying.
How you can purge your iPhone’s entire history in the next fifteen seconds? Many people will tell you it’s not possible, but whether you you clear you history because you’re a digital neat freak or for more scandalous reasons, clearing your iPhone’s most personal logs is a lot easier and less complicated than a lot of people think. It’s none of my business: I’m just here to tell you how.
Some readers may know that Apple’s Developer Site was shut down for unspecified maintenance on Friday for about 24 hours. However, Apple confirmed on Sunday that this was due to a security breach. According to TechCrunch, who spoke with an Apple representative on the phone, basic user iTunes accounts were not accessed and credit card data was not compromised.
Twitter is the coolest, most user-friendly way to keep up with the news of the world, yet sometimes we still over-complicate it. With all of the different accounts and followers and feeds flying around, it can be a little difficult to aggregate news to your individual taste. Fortunately, MakeUseOf is here to bring you the best ways to follow the news on Twitter.
Yahoo recently set out to recycle usernames that have not been accessed in over a year and will utilize Facebook verification to confirm ownership. The new program will allow existing users to claim these names while still retaining their data.
Regardless of what you have been told, there is no such thing as a “do-it-all” camera. If there was a “do-it-all” camera, competition in the industry would suffer, seedy patents would be made, one company would monopolize everything, prices would skyrocket, their profits would fail, and eventually, we would no longer have cameras at all. At least that’s how I see it. It would suck. We at MakeUseOf know that purchasing a camera is a big deal, so we want to help.
Tumblr, which was recently acquired by Yahoo, released a “very important” security fix for its iOS app on Tuesday and requests that users change their Tumblr password and the password for any services using the same password. The fix was issued in response to an unspecified security problem found within the service.
The Internet can be a dirty place and you have to take steps to stay safe online, but it can also be a wonderful world where kids can let their creativity and imagination run free. Fortunately, there are a few ways to prevent its two sides from merging. Whatever your reasons, there are ways to set up kid-friendly searches.
We’ve written a bit about how loved ones can access your accounts and how to prepare for your death in this digitally-influenced world. However, since we are talking about rather important data, it might be best to come up with a safer way for this information to be accessed. Personally, I would add the human element to technology.
Film fans will soon have a new source to read about upcoming flicks. The Dissolve, a new website developed by the people behind the well-established music site, Pitchfork, was launched on Wednesday.