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Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

If you're putting your Android phone or tablet up for sale on eBay, then a factory reset might not be enough to destroy all of the data on it. On some devices, the files and photos on your phone aren't actually erased—just the references and file structure around them. With a few hacking tools, anyone can scrape some of ...

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

At Talentedly, we are on a mission to bring technology + people together to help them grow from good to great at work. Lately, we’ve been exploring the science behind the habits of successful people. While there are many great habits you could pour your energy into, the one we love the most (because it is so ...

How to Make the Most Out of Your Gmail Addresses

How to Make the Most Out of Your Gmail Addresses

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. ...

How to Create Google Now Reminders in Your Browser

How to Create Google Now Reminders in Your Browser

One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog explains. The feature works ...

How to Survive an Internet Blackout

How to Survive an Internet Blackout

How do you build a network that survives when the rest of the web goes down? It’s a strange question, but one with a surprisingly concrete answer. You can find the networks in Athens, Berlin, and Red Hook, Brooklyn — small-scale traffic webs that let computers connect peer-to-peer without going through the larger web. ...

How to Avoid High Smartphone Bills When Traveling Abroad

How to Avoid High Smartphone Bills When Traveling Abroad

Most of us want to stay in touch when we’re abroad – after all, part of the fun is sharing our adventures (or misadventures) in real time by texting, posting to Facebook, Instagram-ing sights (or meals), tweeting or even making an old-school phone call. And our smartphones have taken the place of so many gadgets ...

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

You could (and probably should) wait for the wide release this fall before downloading iOS 8. But if you absolutely can't wait, here's how to get Apple's brand new iOS 8 beta on your phone right now. Before you do anything, backup your device. It's a good idea anyway before updating, and considering how temperamental betas ...

How to Protect Yourself and Your Information From Hacks (like eBay’s Recent Hack)

How to Protect Yourself and Your Information From Hacks (like eBay’s Recent Hack)

eBay suffering the biggest hack of all time led to the exposure of lots of personal data including postal addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers for millions of people around the world. While the company insists no financial information was stolen, private personal data still holds a lot of value. But what options do ...

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don’t have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent frustration. By changing how much memory is allocated to the app, you can speed things right back up. As Reddit user erythrocytes64 explains, simply open a new Chrome tab and type ...

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

Countless books, conferences — entire careers, even! — are devoted to the idea that social media can somehow be optimized and perfected. Marketers and social media editors pursue the perfect tweet like the holy grail. Is it vague or newsy? Long or short? Does it — ugh — contain hashtags? At last, researchers at ...