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Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

The GuardianThe Guardian - Dec 12, 2017
A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, joining a growing chorus of critics of the social media giant. Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice ...  

Social Networking


Social networking sites may be controlling your mind – here's how to take charge

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Dec 5, 2017
There are industries dedicated to capturing and selling our attention – and the best bait is social networking. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have drawn us closer round the campfire of our shared humanity. Yet, they come with costs, both personal and ...  

Web Browser


Chrome Remote Desktop is now on a web browser

SlashGearSlashGear - Dec 11, 2017
If you are one of if not the only “techie” in your family or circle of friends, you are most likely acutely aware of how difficult it might be to remotely troubleshoot their computers over the phone or, worse, over text or instant messaging. That's why ...  

Search Engines


IT'S GEEK TO ME: How to keep Yahoo from hijacking your searches
The Northwest Florida Daily News - Dec 8, 2017

That could also account for how this is happening even though Yahoo! is not in your list of search engines. To solve this problem, you will need to examine the add-ons that are being loaded by the browser and disable or remove the one that's causing ...  

Network Protocol


Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): Know Operation Basics of This Network Protocol

FossbytesFossbytes - Dec 9, 2017
STP, which stands for Spanning Tree Protocol, is a network layer protocol that helps in building a logical loop-free topology for the ethernet networks. Many enhanced versions of STP kept on coming into the market with time, bringing new improvements ...  

Microsoft Office


Microsoft Office apps work surprisingly well on Chromebooks ...

Windows CentralWindows Central - Dec 8, 2017
Microsoft's mobile Office apps for Android recently starting supporting Chromebooks. And they're not half bad. The thought of using Microsoft Office on a Chromebook shouldn't be completely alien; Office Online extensions have been available for Google ...  

Iphone Apps


8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

BGRBGR - Dec 13, 2017
Our posts covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free make up one of our most beloved and longest-running series here at BGR. In fact, our inboxes are swarmed with emails each and every time we forget to run one, or if we simply don't ...  

Android Apps


Best Android apps 2017: This is what you should download to your new phone or tablet

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Dec 15, 2017
The smartphone is your Swiss Army Knife for the 21st century, but it's only as good as the apps you put on it. We're going out on a limb and assuming you've already got the likes of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp sitting there on your homescreen. But ...  

 
 
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