On Friday the popular daily deal site LivingSocial announce a breach of its system that could affect up to 50 million users. According to information posted on LivingSocial
This week Google added a new “afterlife” feature to many of its Google products. The new Inactive Account feature allows you to “choose to have your data deleted — after three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity. Or you can select trusted contacts to receive data from some or all of the following services”.
In a continuing search for Android Apps that one “Can’t live without”, Tech Geek and More has put together its latest list of Preferred Apps. All Apps listed are apps actually used by Tech Geek and More.
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud will let you automatically synchronize your Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks with your iCloud data file in Outlook, which will then sync those folders with iCloud and across your iPhone, iPad and other Apple® devices.
Facebook regularly changes how things work. If you don’t keep up with the changes, something that you thought was private last week could be public this week. So how do you know what is being shared publicly (that means with all FB users not just your friends)?
You can check in just a couple of steps, if you know where to look. Here are the steps you need to know to make sure you can verify what you are sharing
Fans of Arrested Development (http://movies NULL.netflix NULL.com/movie/Arrested-Development/70140358)know that the show returns to Netflix this weekend (Sunday May 26 to be more specific). In honor of the return of Arrested Development, “Starting today, Xbox Live Gold will be unlocked* for the weekend for Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Chile, Colombia and Argentina”.
So if you can’t wait for the return of the Bluth family, and want to watch the show on your big screen, you can use the Netflix app* on your Xbox360 this weekend, even if you don’t have an Xbox Gold Membership.
*Keep in mind that you will still need the Netflix membership to catch up with the original episodes or the watch the new season. If you don’t have a Netflix membership you can Sign up here (https://signup NULL.netflix NULL.com/nrd/xbox) for a free trial (Free Netflix trial available to new members).
Source: Xbox Wire (http://news NULL.xbox NULL.com/2013/05/ent-netflix-arrested)
For the past 11 years, I have spent more than my share of time on planes. You realize that you travel a lot when the flight crews recognize you, greet you by name, and have conversations with you about your current or previous business trip. As a fellow “Road Warrior”, that is someone who has spent 75% of any given month on business trips away from home, you get to see all kinds of surprising things.
In my travels, I’m regularly surprised at how some travelers seem to drop their guard and seem to leave their brains and common sense at home. If you went to a public place for dinner near your home, would you put your purse, laptop, iPad, etc. on the table and just walk away without even looking at the table to do other things? Probably not. So how does a public place like an airplane suddenly feel secure where you can leave your stuff in plain sight as you walk to the restroom?
In the following video, CBS 2 Los Angeles reporter (and friend of Tech Geek and More) Suraya Fadel looks into the rising reported cases of in-flight thefts. Suraya interviews a passenger that had jewelry, a camera and her iPad stolen by someone else on the plane she was traveling while in-flight as she used the restroom.
Those who follow American Airlines on Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/americanair) saw an interesting post from AA yesterday. It seems that American has decided (after testing in several markets) that those passengers “without overhead luggage can board before Group 2”. The twitter message specifically said
Google is at it again, this time with a surprise for those who search for “Atari Breakout” in Google Images (https://www NULL.google NULL.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&authuser=0). To celebrate the 37th birthday of classic Atari game Breakout Google has added what is known as an Easter Egg to the images page. When you search “Atari Breakout” you will find yourself with
the original looking Breakout game board, using pictures in image search as your breakout bricks. If you actually need to get work done, just hit the escape (ESC – top left) and that will bring you out of the game.
How to spot a fake review online. When you look at reviews online have you ever considered if the review is legit? or could that review be a fake? On this episode of TechFeed Annie Gaus looks at and gives advice on how to spot a fake review.