Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2018

Tag: tips & tricks

What the New Kindle Brings to Technology

What the New Kindle Brings to Technology

  • Filer Mutual
  • Jan 16th, 2018

All at once, libraries were reduced to a 6-inch grayscale e-ink display, and the world was fascinated. Back in its debut in 2007, Amazon’s first Kindle was revolutionary. It gave bookworms the ease of having hundreds of books at their fingertips, and encouraged non-readers to finally get into the magical world of reading without having to actually shop for physical books.

Fast forward to 2017, and it’s the Kindle’s 10th anniversary. We haven’t really seen much difference in the past versions besides the streamlining of the display and touchscreen integration, but for its tenth birthday, Amazon...

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Amazon Echo Skills That Don’t Need To Exist

Amazon Echo Skills That Don’t Need To Exist

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 25th, 2017

We all love the commercial of Alec Baldwin telling his Amazon Echo to order him some socks, right? And while having a digital assistant around to help you order from mega-giant Amazon sounds handy, we also found some not-so-handy skills Alexa can learn.

Here are our top useless Alexa skills:

  1. I Pooped

About the Skill: Tell Alexa whether you evacuated your bowels today. She will encourage you for doing so.

We could see this being somewhat entertaining for small children learning to use the toilet, but having to announce your bathroom activities as an adult seems very sad.

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7 Strategies to Keep Your Phone Safe from Hackers

7 Strategies to Keep Your Phone Safe from Hackers

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  • Nov 16th, 2017

In the span of a day, you probably do most of the following with your phone:

  • Go through your inbox and respond to emails (and unsubscribe from the annoying ones)
  • Check your bank account balance, breathe a sigh of relief, and purchase an item with your credit card
  • Send a text message to a friend, or two, or ten, or twenty—group texts are the best!
  • Play a game, get frustrated, and proceed to purchase an item within the game to move you along faster
  • Download a new application
  • Take a picture and send it to a family member or friend
  • Visit your work’s online database to check...
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