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Six tech hacks you need in your life

“Life hacks” are addictive. Maybe you fixed a running toilet with a paperclip, or turned a ruddy old door into a makeshift coffee table. You looked at your invention with pride, because you jury-rigged something together that worked. There are many “tech hacks” that offer simple solutions to everyday digital setbacks. Here’s a list of some of my favorites.

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How to block spam texts and messages on your phone

Ting! You’ve just received a new message. You set down your bags of groceries, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then, you frown. The message reads: “REAL ROLEX 90% OFF!” Smartphones have become a major target for indiscriminate marketing campaigns, and it’s time to fend off those annoying spammers.

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Scam alert: Don’t buy a ‘cookie cutter’ Amazon affiliate website

If you’ve been using the Internet for a while you’re probably aware of the fantastic Amazon Associates affiliate program that allows bloggers to make money by helping folks find great deals on items at the Amazon website. In my opinion, there is no better affiliate program in the world because Amazon makes it easy to earn commissions on […] The post Scam alert: ...

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3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you

“Google” has become synonymous with “finding information.” But even the mighty Google has its drawbacks, especially if you value your privacy. The world’s most famous search site is also known for saving your search history, reading your email, and tracking what you click. Before you break out the torches and pitchforks, try these alternatives.

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One trick the tech pros know about Windows 10

When something goes wrong with your PC, you’re not always able to call the IT guy. But, if you know this trick, you probably won’t need to. It’s something IT pros know, called Safe Mode. I’ll tell you how to use it to figure out what’s wrong with your computer.

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25 Employee Appreciation Ideas Perfect for Small Business Owners

According to data compiled by Socialcast, 85 percent of workers like having their efforts recognized at work. But more than half feel like they’re not receiving enough recognition. Employee Appreciation Ideas If you have a team working for your small business, recognizing the efforts of your employees can go a long way toward making them happy at work and reducing ...

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61 Percent of Consumers Prefer Promotional Email to Other Small Business Communications

Email is arguably the lifeblood of modern business. Small business consumers still prefer longer form, more intimate email messages from brands. Sixty-one percent of consumers report preferring to receive offers via email as oppose to other communication methods like Slack and Snapchat. So says a recent Adobe Campaign consumer survey. This figure represents a 24 percent increase over last year. ...

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