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April 17, 2014
by Neil Turner
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What happens when you change your Facebook password

On Tuesday I changed my Facebook password for the first time in forever. I literally hadn’t changed my Facebook password ever before, and I’ve been on Facebook for seven years. I also used my Facebook password on other services as … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
by Neil Turner
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Google+ meets Gmail to let strangers email you

Last week Google announced that it was allowing Google+ users to send emails to other users, without knowing their email address. In practice, this means that Google+ connections show up when selecting a recipient for an email in Gmail, whether … Continue reading

December 26, 2013
by Neil Turner
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Ranking messaging apps by how much I use them

Between the likes of WhatsApp, BBM, iMessage and various others, there have never been more ways to send short text-based messages to each other. I’ve been using instant messaging services since 1999, when my parents first signed up for dial-up … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
by Neil Turner
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App of the Week: Buffer

This week’s app is Buffer for iPhone, which allows you to schedule posts to your social networks so that they are posted at regular intervals throughout the day. Buffer currently supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Pages and app.net, and posts … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
by Neil Turner
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These are a few of my favourite IFTTT recipes

Regular readers will know that I love IFTTT. It’s a service that lets you link accounts on various web sites which have an API, and allows you to combine them, using the logic of IF This, Then That (IFTTT). So … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
by Neil Turner
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Favourites – Twitter’s Like Button

If you’re a seasoned Facebook user like me, you’ll be familiar with the concept of ‘liking’ something. A friend posts a witty status update, or announces some good news, and with one click, you can show your friend some appreciation … Continue reading