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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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Double The Social Power: How To Integrate Pinterest And Facebook

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Double The Social Power: How To Integrate Pinterest And Facebook

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.

18-06-2013
Double The Social Power: How To Integrate Pinterest And Facebook
Save Yourself The Lines And Buy Great Digital Gifts With These Services

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Save Yourself The Lines And Buy Great Digital Gifts With These Services

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.

14-06-2013
Save Yourself The Lines And Buy Great Digital Gifts With These Services
Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]

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Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]

At some point in your life, you’ve probably considered looking into your family tree and making sense of it all. If you’re the technical guru of the family, you’ve possibly also considered how you might digitise all the information your family has collected in order to make a neat-looking family tree to pass around to all the relatives. Gramps is free, open-source family tree making software which makes this part of the process is easy and completely free. Today we’ll focus on building the best family tree printouts for you.

13-06-2013
Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]
Force Facebook To Show Thumbnail Images For Links & More Image Tweaks [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Force Facebook To Show Thumbnail Images For Links & More Image Tweaks [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Here’s a little problem that almost all of us have experienced at least once. You go to Facebook with an awesome link you want to share, paste it in and realise there’s no image thumbnail showing up. You can’t seem to make Facebook understand that the page does have images on it and you’d really like to show a thumbnail. Or can you?

11-06-2013
Force Facebook To Show Thumbnail Images For Links & More Image Tweaks [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Discover Jaw-Dropping Views & Experience Nature With These Google Earth Sites

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Discover Jaw-Dropping Views & Experience Nature With These Google Earth Sites

Have you got a great reason to do some armchair tourism? Maybe you’re researching your next holiday destination, or looking to educate your kids, or you’re unable to travel for real and looking to see the world anyway. Maybe you’re just too comfy on your couch and prefer to do your sight-seeing this way for now. We know, we do it too. So, you want to find the most beautiful places on earth and take a look?

07-03-2013
Discover Jaw-Dropping Views & Experience Nature With These Google Earth Sites
Two Great Interactive Stories For Kids (And More) [Android/iOS]

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Two Great Interactive Stories For Kids (And More) [Android/iOS]

If you’ve got kids and a penchant for technology, you’ve probably thought about getting a few interactive books for your kids to read. These days there are quite a few good choices available, so it’s worth taking a closer look at a couple more of the best books occasionally to help you find things you like.

01-03-2013
Two Great Interactive Stories For Kids (And More) [Android/iOS]
Use Hushed To Create Disposable Phone Numbers In 40 Countries [Android/iOS]

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Use Hushed To Create Disposable Phone Numbers In 40 Countries [Android/iOS]

There are many situations in life where you need someone to be able to contact you reliably, but do not want them to permanently have your phone number. Consider these situations: dating or selling goods online. Both of these circumstances are great examples of why a throw-away phone number might be a good idea.

28-02-2013
Use Hushed To Create Disposable Phone Numbers In 40 Countries [Android/iOS]
Facebook Search Used as an Interpersonal Weapon: What to Watch For [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Facebook Search Used as an Interpersonal Weapon: What to Watch For [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Facebook has always been an easy way to accidentally expose yourself to unwanted privacy breaches, however with the new Facebook Graph Search it’s even easier to get stung. You might think you’ve locked down your account very well, only to find that things that you’d forgotten all about are now embarrassing you. It doesn’t even matter if you have enemies or not – all it takes is for someone to come up with the right search term.

26-02-2013
Facebook Search Used as an Interpersonal Weapon: What to Watch For [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Endomondo Sports Tracker Helps You Keep Track of Your Fitness Goals [Android]

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Endomondo Sports Tracker Helps You Keep Track of Your Fitness Goals [Android]

In many parts of the northern hemisphere, we’re just starting to see the first signs that Spring might be on its way. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be seeing these signs yet, in reality we all know that the bulk of Winter is past us and Summer is not too far away. You know what this means? Time to shape up! Yes, it’s time for the excuses about cold weather to go out of the window and for a regular fitness habit to take their place.

22-02-2013
Endomondo Sports Tracker Helps You Keep Track of Your Fitness Goals [Android]
The End for Windows Live Messenger: What Are the Alternatives?

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The End for Windows Live Messenger: What Are the Alternatives?

If you’ve been a dedicated user of Windows Live Messenger, it’s time to start considering your options for future messaging. Today we’ll talk about how you can migrate to Skype, what alternative chat options are out there and how you can make the whole transition easier for yourself.

21-02-2013
The End for Windows Live Messenger: What Are the Alternatives?
Cool Things To Search For With Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Cool Things To Search For With Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Facebook Graph Search recently made a huge splash on the search scene, allowing all Facebook users to mine data that is either public or visible to them via their friends. The result is that regular users now have access to all sorts of information about friends and strangers. Some of that information can be quite interesting or useful, while some of it can be downright scary.

19-02-2013
Cool Things To Search For With Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Yummly Lets You Share Recipes Just by Saying “Yum”

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Yummly Lets You Share Recipes Just by Saying “Yum”

Fans of online recipe sites may have heard of Yummly before as it’s been around for a while. But recently it’s had one hell of a spruce-up and added a whole lot of new social features and other updates to the site. Browsing Yummly has never looked better and sharing recipes is now as easy as pressing “Yum”.

15-02-2013
Yummly Lets You Share Recipes Just by Saying “Yum”
7 Ways to Check Your Holiday Destination Before You Book

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7 Ways to Check Your Holiday Destination Before You Book

Traveling the world these days is an amazing experience. Not only is it simple to book flights and accommodation online, but you can research the destination in great detail before you even decide to book your tickets. It’s possible to see in advance what the ski slopes look like, where the best local nightclubs are, see the layout of local shopping centers and know exactly where the nearest usable ATM is.

14-02-2013
7 Ways to Check Your Holiday Destination Before You Book
Ensure Your Facebook Competition Doesn’t Shut Down Your Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Ensure Your Facebook Competition Doesn’t Shut Down Your Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]

If you run any sort of Facebook page – even a small one – you may have considered running a competition. And why not? Competitions are a great way to get people talking and interacting with your page, which is just what you want to keep things on your page active and interesting. You should listen to a few words of caution though before you get started.

12-02-2013
Ensure Your Facebook Competition Doesn’t Shut Down Your Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]
How To Use Serval Mesh To Chat To Other Mobile Phones Without A Phone Network [Android 2.2+]

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How To Use Serval Mesh To Chat To Other Mobile Phones Without A Phone Network [Android 2.2+]

For those of us living in first world cities, it’s hard to imagine how we would get on if we couldn’t communicate easily with our mobile phones. Yes, some of us might recall the days of pay phones and landlines, and just how irritating all of that was, but the concept of having no working telecommunications at all seems so unlikely that we forget to plan for it. But that’s exactly what we should be doing – planning ahead for emergencies.

07-02-2013
How To Use Serval Mesh To Chat To Other Mobile Phones Without A Phone Network [Android 2.2+]
How To Use Facebook’s Conversion Tracking Tool [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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How To Use Facebook’s Conversion Tracking Tool [Weekly Facebook Tips]

If you run any sort of business and occasionally use Facebook’s advertising campaigns, you already know that there are many ways to track the popularity of the advert and keep track of how well it’s doing. Large businesses have had access to many sophisticated tracking tools for a while now. But now, Facebook have released a couple of new tools to smaller businesses and individuals which are worth taking a closer look at.

05-02-2013
How To Use Facebook’s Conversion Tracking Tool [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter what operating system or program you’re using, keyboard shortcuts are a tool you can use to make things quite a bit easier for yourself. Simply not having to take your hands off the keyboard can save you lots of time wasted by reaching for the mouse. This is why learning keyboard shortcuts for the systems you use every day is so vital to productivity.

01-02-2013
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
Can A Windows RT Tablet Replace My Laptop?

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Can A Windows RT Tablet Replace My Laptop?

Windows RT is not anything like a regular windows install – It looks like Windows 8, but it’s really very different. Most notably, you can’t install regular Windows applications on it. You can only install apps from the Windows Store, similar to using an iPad or Android tablet. That’s not to say that working from your Windows RT tablet is impossible, though. You may be surprised.

31-01-2013
Can A Windows RT Tablet Replace My Laptop?
Prepare Your Account Privacy For Facebook Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Prepare Your Account Privacy For Facebook Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Every time Facebook releases a new feature to learn more about our friends, many people realise that their privacy settings are not adequate anymore. Their latest new feature, Facebook Graph Search, is no exception – many people are a little concerned about what sorts of things will be found and by whom. Thankfully, all it takes is a little understanding about how Facebook Graph Search works, then you can tweak your privacy settings accordingly.

29-01-2013
Prepare Your Account Privacy For Facebook Graph Search [Weekly Facebook Tips]
6 Great Sources for Cheap and Beautiful Business Cards You Can Print

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6 Great Sources for Cheap and Beautiful Business Cards You Can Print

If you’re a freelancer or you run a small business, you know that having a great business card is a valuable asset. However, when you’re just starting out, printing business cards can seem a little out of reach pricewise. It doesn’t have to be like that though. These days, there are dozens of low-cost printers who will do a print run of a modest amount of cards for you.

25-01-2013
6 Great Sources for Cheap and Beautiful Business Cards You Can Print
8 LinkedIn Hacks You Should Use To Further Your Career

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8 LinkedIn Hacks You Should Use To Further Your Career

If you’re a jobseeker or just keen to move up in the world, you’ve probably set up a LinkedIn profile and started building a network there. You may have put a little thought into your profile at some point and then probably let it stagnate somewhat between moments of enthusiasm for career-building behaviour. However, this need not be the case. There are a number of great hacks you can use with LinkedIn.

24-01-2013
8 LinkedIn Hacks You Should Use To Further Your Career
8 Tips To Increase EdgeRank & Exposure For Your Facebook Page Updates [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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8 Tips To Increase EdgeRank & Exposure For Your Facebook Page Updates [Weekly Facebook Tips]

If you run a Facebook Page, you probably noticed that there was a change in your reach since September 2012. This is because Facebook revised how its EdgeRank algorithm worked for Pages, making it a little more difficult to get your updates to your fans. Following is a quick run-down of the EdgeRank system and what you can do to get your posts seen by as many fans as possible.

22-01-2013
8 Tips To Increase EdgeRank & Exposure For Your Facebook Page Updates [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Neat Facebook Chat Hacks to Keep You Enjoying IM via Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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Neat Facebook Chat Hacks to Keep You Enjoying IM via Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Facebook chat is one of those things that’s fantastic when everything is going well, yet very annoying when something’s not right. Sadly, most people don’t have the time to navigate all of the options and set their preferences just so. There’s also a number of useful tricks you can do with Facebook chat messages that many people just don’t realise is possible.

15-01-2013
Neat Facebook Chat Hacks to Keep You Enjoying IM via Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]