How to Fix 8 Common Facebook Frustrations

We’ve all got annoying Facebook friends…you know, the ones who post about politics five times a day, or tag you in unflattering photos or won’t stop sending you Candy Crush invitations? And we’ve all been frustrated by autoplay videos and irrelevant ads. Fortunately, there are solutions to these and other Facebook frustrations, so you can get back to “♥”ing the time you spend on Facebook.

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Study: Americans Expect Business Leaders to Use Social Media to Keep Them in the Loop

As the prominence of social media continues to grow, new statistics show that Americans expect their businesses to have a presence on these networks. More specifically, they want to see CEOs use social media to connect with their customers. The Global Street Fight Study from Harris Poll and G&S Business Communications has found that 64 percent of Americans think it’s important for senior business leaders to have an active social media account.

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Why you may want to wrap your car key in aluminum foil

Your car is always listening. Not for your voice, like the Amazon Echo or Siri, but for an electronic signal, such as the coded “unlock” signal from your electronic key fob. If it’s a newer car model, you might not have to press any buttons; just approach your car and the doors will unlock automatically. In some cars, the engine will even turn on. Wirelessly unlocking your car is convenient, but it comes at a price. Criminals can easily intercept the key fob’s signal and open your car without setting off any alarms. If you have a true keyless car model, they might be able to just drive away. Let’s look at how criminals pull this off and what you can do to keep your car safe.

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How to remain digitally relevant

By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist – and students graduating in 2016 will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession.  Front-line military personnel will be replaced with robots; private bankers and wealth managers will be replaced with algorithms; telemarketers, data entry capturers, tax preparers, lawyers, accountants, actuaries, statisticians and consulting engineers will be replaced with artificial intelligence (AI). New business models, like those of Uber and Alibaba, are already industry-shaping disruptors, and each day, new Digital innovators are emerging to cause disintermediation and disruption across every industry imaginable. Traditional enterprises, whilst presently successful by today’s standards, are scrambling to make sense of business digitization in order to stay relevant in the digital future. Many are attempting to create new digital business models which will eventually cannibalize their traditional business, rather than […]

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These 9 Tricks May Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its screen like an amateur? From apps that dash off reminders with a simple tap, to settings that make your battery stretch well into the night, these nine tips can help you get the most out of your iPhone.

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The Least Expensive Way to Buy a New iPhone SE

Is $399 still a bit too much for you to budget for a new iPhone SE? Thanks to a new in-store purchase promotion from Walmart, a $299 iPhone SE could be in your hands soon. Starting in April and running through the end of June, Walmart is offering a $100 price cut on all new Apple iPhones purchased in a Walmart retail store. You could be the owner of an iPhone SE for only $299. The discount applies not only to the freshly minted iPhone SE but also the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Not all Walmart stores carry every iPhone model, so check to see which models are on sale at your nearest Walmart. Walmart is offering sweet deals for Samsung fans this spring, too. The retail giant has cut $150 off the price of […]

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Researchers build software that can predict your lifespan

Imagine if a computer could tell you how many days you had left.  Would you really want to know? You might decide to live your life differently — perhaps spending your money in other ways, or making your health a bigger priority. Whether you’re ready to find out or not, researchers from the University of East Anglia have started a project creating a software that — among other things — will be able to predict a person’s lifespan.

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White House Unveiling New Comparison Internet Service Labels

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled new labels for broadband and mobile Internet service, aimed at helping the nation’s web users make price and service comparisons. The labels from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission are similar to federally required nutrition labels on nearly all U.S. foods or information on credit card billing statements and will include disclosures of all fees and add-on charges and service speed and reliability. The new labels are recommended but not legally required, though firms that use them will not face government investigations into transparency rules.

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Update your phone, but only after you’ve given others a few days to test the waters

There’s a brand new reason to worry about updating your iPhone — if you’ve got one of the latest devices, anyway. People can worm their way into private photos and contacts stored within iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices thanks to a glitch in iOS 9.3.1, the just-released version of Apple’s mobile operating system. YouTube user EverythingApplePro explained the bug in a video Monday, and Mashable confirmed Tuesday that it’s the real deal.

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