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.
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.
This week Google added a new “afterlife” feature to many of its Google products. In this day and age, a large part of our daily life centers around what we do online. However, what happens to our online life once our real life comes to an end. Taking the lead on the afterlife question, Google has now added an Inactive Account Manager (https://www NULL.google NULL.com/settings/u/0/account/inactive) feature to many of its products, from +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; Picasa Web Albums; Google Voice and YouTube. 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”. Prior to Google triggering the afterlife feature, they will send you a text message (if you have set up your phone in the settings), or send you an email to the secondary address you provided in the settings, just in case you are still around and just haven’t used your account.
As stated by Andreas Tuerk (Google Product Manager), in a post on the Google Public Policy blog (http://googlepublicpolicy NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2013/04/plan-your-digital-afterlife-with NULL.html)
We hope that this new feature will enable you to plan your digital afterlife — in a way that protects your privacy and security — and make life easier for your loved ones after you’re gone.
Setting Up Inactive Account Manager
Comixology and Marvel Comics are teaming up to offer “Over 700 FREE Issues” of Marvel #1 comics for download. This is actually the second time this promotion has been attempted, with the previous attempt at this promotion being cancelled because of overwhelming demand that completely took down (crashed) the Comixology servers last month. If you are interested in getting in on this promotion you will need to visit the Marvel Promotions Sign Up Page (https://promo NULL.comixology NULL.com/). The promotion runs until April 9th at 11:59 pm (ET).
As noted on the Sign Up page:
Sign up today to get access to the Marvel #1 promotion and more!
- Over 700 Marvel comics that you can read anywhere—on your computer or compatible mobile device—available for free for a limited time
- Exclusive comic book offers, special sales, and new release emails
- Access to over 30,000 digital comics powered by Guided View™ technology
- Signing up is easy, and initially will only take you 2 of the 3 steps.
- When you get to the sign up page, you will fill in your information and create an account on Comixology, for those who already have an account, there is a place for you to sign in.
- Once you have created your account (or have signed in on the page), you will get a confirmation advising you to keep an eye on your email. Starting Thursday, April 11th, they will start sending out invites with personalized links for you to access and select the comics you wish to download. Once the email is sent to you, that will give your up to 48 hours to choose your GREE Marvel #1 issues.
Source and pictures courtesy: Comixology (https://promo NULL.comixology NULL.com/)
Disclaimer: Tech Geek and More has no affiliation (or financial interest) with either Comixology or Marvel comics. TGM just shares this information as a FREE Deal that we think many people would like.
Normally Microsoft does not respond to scams but it appears a current Xbox points scam is so prominent, that Microsoft has taken the unusual step of responding to it via the Microsoft Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/Microsoft).
As the notice states, it seems a scam offering “Free Xbox points for wishing Microsoft a happy birthday”. Read more