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If want to send a personal message from the jolly old Santa, check out Portable North Pole (PNP). This service lets you create a free personal video from Santa and send it to your favorite people, whether they’ve been naughty or nice! Santa’s video will include photos of you and your loved one, as well as a photo of their most desired gift.
If you’ve been on Facebook, you’ve probably seen Facebook Year in Review videos, for yourself and/or your friends. These year-end videos are filled with friends, memories and posts from the past year. Facebook’s Year in Review videos can be a heartwarming reminder of wonderful times. Or they could contain memories you wish had stayed in the past.
If you use Facebook Messenger, you may think it’s only for sending messages to your Facebook friends. If you don’t use Facebook Messenger, you may have no idea what it does. The good news is that Facebook Messenger is filled with handy tools that can make it much easier to interact with others. For example, you can share songs, play games and even share your location on a map within Messenger.
‘Tis the season for holiday music! If you like to listen to tunes to get you in a festive spirit, you should check out these music services. Each one has plenty of options for you to celebrate the season with music. Whether you enjoy the classic holiday tunes or prefer contemporary music, you can find plenty of choices with these music services.
Do you know how much time you spend on your phone each day? How about each week? Do you know which apps you’re using the most? Do you know which apps are using most of your battery power? You may not know exactly how much time you spend, and you might be able to guess the apps you use the most. You may also wonder which apps are battery hogs.
Whether you’re shopping online or in stores, you want to be sure you’re getting the best deals. Rather than driving around town or hunting through dozens of website, you can save time and money by using tech tools. In just a short time you can see what the best deals are and find sales, discounts and coupons to make your shopping merrier.
‘Tis the season…for tech gifts! That’s right, nothing puts a twinkle in the eyes of your loved ones more than a tech gift. Not sure what to get those near and dear to you? A tech gift is the answer, for tech fans and non-tech fans alike. Whether they love or loathe tech, they’ll appreciate these thoughtful gifts from you.
Life can be tough enough without having to face hatred on the Internet. Now you can see a kinder view of the world with a new Chrome extension called #ChooseKind. This extension is designed to block hateful posts on social media and replace them with kind messages. That’s right, if you’re tired of reading mean posts, the good news is that you don’t have to anymore.
When you search for a book on Google, you may be looking for links to buy it in print or as an ebook. But now Google search results can show you whether a book you’re searching for is available as an ebook at your local library. By seeing this information in Google search results, you can borrow an ebook from your library without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Or your office.
The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”) launched on Friday last week and I was lucky enough to get mine on Friday morning. I’ve been using it extensively since then and have been testing its innovative features. While I have been extremely pleased with my purchase, I want you to know which features may make the iPhone X the best phone for you.
When you want to watch a movie at home, you may wonder where you you can stream it. Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? HBO? You could check each one individually or check out Reelgood who can do that for you instantly. Reelgood shows you where you can watch movies and TV shows, and whether they are available for streaming or rental.
When you want to find out about the news, you don’t want to have to sift through articles of little importance to you. Ideally, you’d like to see news that is relevant, accurate and covering topics you’re interested in. Since the death of my favorite news app, Zite, I have been looking for a news aggregator that could figure out what news I wanted to read so I wouldn’t have to ...
Amazon has just announced two new products that will help make the process of buying stuff from them even easier. That’s right, Amazon has come up with a new way of getting purchases to you with less hassle. Amazon Key and Cloud Cam are now being sold together to make your home smarter and make buying from Amazon easier.
If you’re a fan of TV, you like to watch TV shows. And you also like to listen to TV shows. But listening to TV shows can be a challenge at times. The TV may be muted, especially if you’re at a gym, airport or restaurant. Or another TV may be playing with the sound on. Or you may be in a noisy space where you can’t hear the TV. Or you may be near a sleeping baby/spouse you don’t want to wake.
Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant recently got an important new skill. She can now recognize individual voices to give personal responses, based on who’s asking her a question. By setting up Voice Profiles for members of your household, you can have Alexa give personal responses to everyone’s requests. Alexa can know who is asking her a question and tailor her responses to that person.
I didn’t mean for it to happen. I was checking out Twitter on Friday night around nine 9pm when I saw that the Paperclip game was trending. Curious, I checked it out and saw that this tweet started the trend: My new game, in which you play an AI who makes paperclips: https://t.co/KAEIvW6usc pic.twitter.
If you’re a fan of emojis, then you probably enjoy using them to make your messages, posts and tweets more fun. Bu you know how emojis can be even more fun? With Bitmojis! Bitmojis are emojis that feature you. Unlike regular emojis that look the same for everyone, Bitmojis are unique to you because they are you. You can create a Bitmoji to look like you.
Do you know which apps on your phone are tracking your location? You may be sharing your location with apps, not realizing you’re doing it. If so, you may be giving up both privacy and battery life on your phone. When you load a new app onto your phone, it may ask for some permissions. In your eagerness to start using the app, you may agree to everything without bothering to ...
Autumn is tech season and yesterday Google followed Apple and Amazon in announcing its latest product lineup. New tech devices and new skills for Google Assistant made for a busy afternoon for Google yesterday, as it demonstrated its latest offerings. Most of the new devices come with Google Assistant, Google’s digital assistant, to bring the devices new features and to conne ...
Last week Amazon had a surprise event where it announced new devices and places where its digital assistant Alexa will be. If you’re a fan of Alexa, you’ll be pleased to use her in more places than ever before. If you’re not yet a fan yet, these new places may be compelling enough for you to check out Alexa.