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Angela Randall

/ Joined 18 March, 2010

Ange is an Internet Studies & Journalism graduate who loves working online, writing and social media.

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4 Android Apps To Remove Stains, Sort Clutter And Fight Grime

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4 Android Apps To Remove Stains, Sort Clutter And Fight Grime

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.

11-09-2013
4 Android Apps To Remove Stains, Sort Clutter And Fight Grime
How To Run Facebook Competitions With The New Page Promotions Policy [Weekly Facebook Tips]

How To Run Facebook Competitions With The New Page Promotions Policy [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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.

10-09-2013
How To Run Facebook Competitions With The New Page Promotions Policy [Weekly Facebook Tips]
How To Make A Shared Photo Album On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

How To Make A Shared Photo Album On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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.

03-09-2013
How To Make A Shared Photo Album On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]
How To Prove To Your Boss That Your Facebook Page Is Worth It [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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

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.

27-08-2013
How To Prove To Your Boss That Your Facebook Page Is Worth It [Weekly Facebook Tips]
WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed

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

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.

26-08-2013
WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed
10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms

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10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms

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.

23-08-2013
10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms
Facebook Shadow Profiles: You Probably Have One Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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

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.

20-08-2013
Facebook Shadow Profiles: You Probably Have One Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]
5 Awesome Reasons to Use Google Forms

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5 Awesome Reasons to Use Google Forms

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.

15-08-2013
5 Awesome Reasons to Use Google Forms
Why Do People Like Facebook Pages? Make Yours Likable Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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

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.

13-08-2013
Why Do People Like Facebook Pages? Make Yours Likable Too [Weekly Facebook Tips]
How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz

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

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!

08-08-2013
How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz
Sick Of Facebook? Set Your Account To Read-Only Mode [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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

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.

06-08-2013
Sick Of Facebook? Set Your Account To Read-Only Mode [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Automatically Bundle Your Browsing History With cottonTracks For Chrome

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Automatically Bundle Your Browsing History With cottonTracks For Chrome

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.

02-08-2013
Automatically Bundle Your Browsing History With cottonTracks For Chrome
Don’t Get Suckered by the Facebook Graphic App Hoax [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Don’t Get Suckered by the Facebook Graphic App Hoax [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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.

30-07-2013
Don’t Get Suckered by the Facebook Graphic App Hoax [Weekly Facebook Tips]
4 Gorgeous Interactive Android eBooks For Kids

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4 Gorgeous Interactive Android eBooks For Kids

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.

25-07-2013
4 Gorgeous Interactive Android eBooks For Kids
Facebook Chat Stickers: What Are They & Should You Use Them? [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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

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.

23-07-2013
Facebook Chat Stickers: What Are They & Should You Use Them? [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Create Great Diagrams Using Cacoo & Google Drive

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Create Great Diagrams Using Cacoo & Google Drive

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.

19-07-2013
Create Great Diagrams Using Cacoo & Google Drive
Visit An HTML5 Playground With The Movi Kanti Revo Chrome Extension

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Visit An HTML5 Playground With The Movi Kanti Revo Chrome Extension

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.

18-07-2013
Visit An HTML5 Playground With The Movi Kanti Revo Chrome Extension
3 Great Android First Aid Apps For Emergencies

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3 Great Android First Aid Apps For Emergencies

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.

12-07-2013
3 Great Android First Aid Apps For Emergencies
Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive

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Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive

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.

11-07-2013
Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive