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Blog Archive: May 2013

Hashtags Still Missing in Facebook


UPDATE 12/6/2013: Facebook finally supports hashtags as of a few days ago! Even if you don't know what they are, you've probably seen or heard of hashtags. Basically, they are a way of grouping and categorising related posts in social media. This makes it easier to find related posts via searches in social media websites supporting it. When you make a post on social media website supporting it, you can include one or more hashtags. For example: Finished work, now it's time for dinner and some ... more...

Google Consolidating Storage Allowances


Google recently announced that it is consolidating storage allowances for its services. It will now be providing a total of 15 GB free storage across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Google previously provided users 10 GB for Gmail and 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos. Of course users can still upgrade their storage allowances if they require more space. Upgrades start at just $2.49 per month for 25 GB or $4.99 per month for 100 GB, with up to 16 TB available to businesses who need even more ... more...

Windows 8 Update to Address Complaints


If you haven't used it yet, Windows 8 ships with most new desktop and laptop computers and some tablet devices. Head to your local shopping centre's computer shop and check it out; see if you find it as frustrating to use as many people do. Windows 8 is the biggest interface overhaul since Windows 95, which introduced the “Start” button. The “Start” button and menu has been completely removed in Windows 8 and replaced with a touchscreen-friendly “tile” interface similar to that found on Windows ... more...

Not ANY Anti-virus Will Do


One might think that having ANY anti-virus software is better than none. This is not always the case. In my experience as a computer technician I have seen some of the obscure brands of anti-virus software let common viruses straight through, nag about upgrading or false-positives and even worse, corrupt Windows system files, preventing the computer from starting up. Some of the more obscure brands of anti-virus software, such as those that may come bundled with your new computer purchase, often... more...

Snapchat Photos Don't Really Disappear


If you haven't heard of it, Snapchat is an app for iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and Android-based mobile devices. It allows you to share photos and videos with a friend, but allows the recipient to view it for a short amount of time that you are able to specify. After this specified amount of time, the image or video supposedly disappears forever. The idea behind Snapchat is that you can send weird photos of yourself or even a bit of a naughty photo without worrying about the recipient forwarding ... more...