Deadwood: When is the last time you cleaned up your Apps?

Fyi_33Deadwood: We’ve all heard the word and what it implies. But, have you ever thought that you could be in support of it?

I read an article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently about Apps, which have access to your social accounts.

Here are some of the main points of his article.

  • Many Apps have access to your social accounts – Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and most likely you have given them permission to see everything you’re doing online.
  • You probably have Apps that you have not used in six months (or more).  Those Apps should have their access revoked to your Tweets, Likes, and your location.
  • Check out the Twitter’s Applications page to see what Apps and services have access to your Twitter profile.  Here’s the link for Twitter’s guidelines:

Below are some screenshots of what that looks like:

1)  After signing into your account look for the Settings Icon and click it:

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2)    After you click the settings link you will be directed to a list which has various options: Account, Security and privacy, Password etc. 

Look for the Apps link and click it.

There you will have a list of apps listing which rights they have to your information.  Click the Revoke Access buttons to remove the apps rights.

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When is the last time you looked at what Apps have access to your social accounts?

Use this link to read Nick Bilton’s article: Spring Cleaning Who Has Access to Your Data –

I hope this is helpful :)

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The 5 Best Websites for Free E-books


FYI. Invaluable information. See it for yourself !

Originally posted on Learning and Living in the Online World:

When e-readers first started to become popular, a lot of us imagined that e-books would be cheaper than regular books. After all, publishers don’t have to pay for all that ink and paper and binding to publish an e-book! Unfortunately, many e-books are just as expensive as their paper counterparts. But if you don’t have a big e-book budget, don’t despair—there are lots of e-books online that you can download for free! You can borrow e-books from your local library, as Bill has explained here , or you can visit the sites in the list below and download e-books to keep.

Project Gutenberg                                         


Project Gutenberg is usually my first stop when looking for any older book. It specializes in books whose copyrights have expired. Some of the books are also available in multiple languages, so it’s worth checking out even if English isn’t your first language. If you just…

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Celebrating Black History with APPS

canstockphoto11531826In 1926, Dr. Woodson initiated the celebration of Negro History Week, which corresponded with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  In 1976, this celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, and today Black History Month garners support throughout the country as people of all ethnic and social backgrounds discuss the black experience.  ASALH views the promotion of Black History Month as one of the most important components of advancing Dr. Woodson’s legacy. via Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History.

Black History Month Apps

You can learn more of this rich history, which is available through APPs.  Click the links to find out for yourself.

♦   Black History Month Apps | District of Columbia Public Library

♦   Free iPad Apps for Kids – Black History Month

♦  A Collection of significant Milestones in African American History. This will educate and inspire you, whats more, we are bringing it to you for FREE in honor of Black History Month. Black History Milestones on the App Store on iTunes.

Job APPS Savvy

mobile productivityThere is no longer any doubt that in today’s world often we use technology to help us with our lives. As a matter of fact, JOB HUNTING is no longer done in the old-fashioned way, and I don’t mean newspapers. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the on-line application process.  Making your way through the many application requirements, and then hoping that you will be among the very lucky prospective candidates to get a response can be frustrating, to say the least.

I recently learned about new Mobile APPS, which help job hunters searching for jobs using their mobile devices, and makes this application process,  and search, quicker by providing the following features:

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Below are some recommendations for mobile job apps.  You can read the full article by clicking the link.

Glassdoor app: One of the simplest job-seeking apps is Glassdoor’s Job Search, Salaries and Company Reviews — free on iOS and Android. Think of a quick-hit news reporting service that only reports on new job openings and you’re close to understanding how this app works.via Remember Want Ads for Jobs? Now You Find Them on a Phone –

 Click this link to read about and install the  iOS free app

 Click this link to read about and install the  Android free app

CareerBuilder’s Jobs app: Free on iOS and Android and for Kindle devices. Like Glassdoor, CareerBuilder has a neat design that makes browsing the various job listings pleasant. But it also has some sophisticated features, like being able to calculate commuting distances based on your phone’s GPS data. You can upload your résumé to Career Builder and even apply for some positions directly through the app. On the iPad you can also see basic data on how many people are competing for a job. via Remember Want Ads for Jobs? Now You Find Them on a Phone –

 Click this link to read about and install the  iOS free app

 Click this link to read about and install the  Android free app

I hope this is helpful :)

Brrrr It’s Cold…Protect Your Cell Phone !



Photo  Jarobin Guerra Gilbert

Jarobin Guerra Gilbert

Prevent phone freeze

 To keep phones from getting too chilly, don’t leave them alone in the elements, like in a parked car. Stashing your phone inside pockets closest to your person, where they can absorb some of your body heat, is best.  If you do need to leave it behind, turn the phone off instead of just putting it to sleep.
♦ “In the event that your phone does shut down, do not restart it until you’re inside and give time for your phone to warm up. Restarting your phone immediately when it’s cold could actually cause more harm to your phone and actually shorten your battery life,” recommends Jeremy Kwaterski of CPR Cell Phone Repair.  via How to protect your phone in cold weather –
 When it’s turned off, the iPhone 5S can withstand temperatures between -4° and 113° Fahrenheit. When it’s turned on, the range is much more narrow. Apple suggests 32° Fahrenheit as the lowest operating ambient temperature. Other phones are rated for much lower temperatures, and some can go as low as -4° Fahrenheit while in operation.

How do I find Twitter mobile apps?

Baby it’s cold outside!

1. Consider battery life

2. Purchase a case

3. Limit your usage in the cold weather

4. Make sure you take your device with you wherever you go during the colder months to avoid leaving it in a near-arctic environment for a long period of time. If you do find your phone has shut off, don’t start it back up until it has warmed up.

“Condensation can form inside your device if you turn it on while it’s still cold,” 40Tech noted. via 5 tips for protecting your smartphone from the cold.

I hope this is helpful :)

Are You Ready to Recover Your HP Windows 8 PC?

canstockphoto2093810Have you ever had a problem with your computer because of a hardware or software crash? Perhaps a terrible virus infection caused it to crash! Over time, we have all been in this terrible situation at least once when the ‘help’ we called asked us for our ‘Recovery Disc’.  This was probably your first training session on why you ‘need’ a  ‘Recovery Disc’  stashed away in a safe place.

Years ago these discs came with the computer systems.  Nowadays, we have to make recovery discs ourselves. Although it may seem like a  nuisance, in the long run it can save you from very stressful moments. Take a look at the video illustration below, which will give you the steps for making these dvd discs when you have a HP Windows 8 PC.

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To quickly see the ‘Charms Bar’  windows 8_charm bar

Press your Windows Key  best windows key+ the letter c

I hope this is helpful :)

Yikes! Cell Phones & Germs!

canstockphoto11188345 Now that we have discussed the best phones and plans, what are you doing to protect yourself from the germs these devices carry?  A New York Times article brought to my attention that cell phones are:

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 Repeated studies show [that] what accumulates is germy nastiness [and is] worse than what is on the bottom of your shoe. via Cleaning the Mobile Germ Warehouse –

I hope this is helpful :)