Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Facebook’s Hidden Recommendations Are Awesome

By  Ben Stegner  

Ever feel like there’s so much noise on Facebook that you can’t use it for what you really want? Sometimes you have to turn to little-known tricks to get productive on the social network.Unfriend, Unfollow, Unlike: The Zen of The Clutter-Free Timeline Unfriend, Unfollow, Unlike: The Zen of The Clutter-Free TimelineYour attention is the most valuable thing on the web. It might not feel like it when you're bored, mindlessly scrolling through your news feed, but it's true.READ MORE
One useful feature you might have seen your friends use is Facebook’s relatively new recommendations. You can use these to get advice and opinions from your trusted friends. Let’s check out how to use them and what you can use recommendations for.

What Are Recommendations?

Have you scrolled through your Facebook feed recently and noticed a post that looks like this?
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This is a recommendations post, which Facebook rolled out in fall 2016. They allow you to ask Facebook friends for their recommendations about businesses in the area.Hidden Feature in Facebook: Gather Recommendations From Friends Hidden Feature in Facebook: Gather Recommendations From FriendsWhen posting a Facebook update, there's one relatively hidden feature that many don't know about: gathering recommendations from friends.READ MORE
Of course, you could always ask for advice in your status before this, but now it tags these as a special type of post. Whenever you respond to one of these, Facebook automatically picks up words in your responses and tags the applicable business.
For example, let’s say your friend asks for a reliable mechanic in the Middleton area, and you respond Bob’s Auto Garage has always done great work for me! As long as Bob’s Auto Garage has a Facebook business page, Facebook will automatically generate a link to that company’s page on your comment. If it can’t automatically pull a relevant company from your comment, it will ask you to enter the business name.
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As more people respond, Facebook will add the locations to a map of the relevant area. This lets you easily review everywhere people have brought up so far.

How to Ask for Recommendations

It’s easy to ask for a recommendation on Facebook. When this feature was new, you had to include the word recommendation or similar for Facebook to realize that’s what you wanted. Now, however, you can ask Facebook friends for recommendations without any keywords.
Here’s how to create a post asking for recommendations:
  1. Click inside the Make Post box at the top of your News Feed to start writing a status update.
  2. In the list of options below (such as Photo/Video and Check in), scroll down and click Ask for Recommendations.
  3. Next, you’ll see a list of areas near your location pop up. You should pick one as specific as you need for the recommendations. For instance, if you’ve just moved and are asking for the best pizza place in your new neighborhood, you should specify your suburb here. Adding the nearest big city could result in recommendations that are too far away.
  4. Add some text to your post to ask your question. You should be as specific as possible to weed out irrelevant results. If you’re looking for a mechanic, include that you need body work done.
  5. When you’re satisfied with your post, click PostConsider changing the audience using the button next to Post if you’d like to ask friends of friends too.
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That’s all asking for recommendations takes! Note that you can’t add a photo or video to recommendation posts. You can check in, but it’s not necessary as adding a location in the above steps adds that for you. However, you can click the Feeling/Activity to add an explanation like Thinking about > my car if you like.
Hopefully, your friends will respond and add their recommendations to the map. If you don’t get many results, try posting in a Facebook group for your local community. You can then visit those business’ pages and contact them.5 Awesome Ways to Discover New Facebook Groups 5 Awesome Ways to Discover New Facebook GroupsThere is no directory of Facebook Groups to browse through, so the best you can do is rely on recommendations of Groups to join or learn a few tips and tricks to discover new Groups.READ MORE

What Categories Can I Get Recommendations About?

Facebook lets you request recommendations in many categories. They include:
  • Restaurants
  • Mechanics
  • Contractors
  • Doctors
  • Churches
  • Stores
  • Anything else you can think of
In fact, Facebook doesn’t actually require you to pick a category for your request. If you ask for a good plumber, there’s nothing stopping someone from replying with a jewelry store. The only important criteria is the question in your status and the area you specify. Your friends can respond with anything they like, even if Facebook’s widget doesn’t recognize it.
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Facebook uses the location to make the recommendations relevant. Say you ask for a great steakhouse and someone replies Outback Steakhouse. There are hundreds of Outback locations, so Facebook will try to pick the best match for the area you chose. Respondents can always correct the mistake if Facebook picks the wrong one, though.Are You Sharing Your Location On Facebook Without Knowing? [Weekly Facebook Tips] Are You Sharing Your Location On Facebook Without Knowing? [Weekly Facebook Tips]Have you been giving your stalkers your address inadvertently? You might accidentally be giving all of your Facebook friends the exact location of your house, your office and where your kids go to school.READ MORE

The Recommendations Page

Visit the recommendations page for everything related to this feature. Here you can scroll through recent requests from your friends, review your recommendation posts, or create a new one. When you’re feeling helpful, this is a great place to check to see what your friends need help with.

Get Ready to Recommend!

That’s really all there is to Facebook recommendations. They’re simply a way for Facebook to categorize requests and give people an easy way to respond with businesses they recommend. You can use them however you like and to ask Facebook friends about anything. Perhaps you want to ask for recommendations on what service to use after you cut cable — that’s not exactly Facebook’s intended use, but it still works!Cut That Cord! How to Ditch Cable Cut That Cord! How to Ditch CableIf you've read about the cord-cutting phenomenon but aren't sure where to start, this is a guide to cutting the cord and ditching cable TV for good...READ MORE
Hopefully, using the recommendations feature will help you find the best places around you and allow you to help your friends. You probably weigh advice from your friends more than strangers leaving reviews on the internet, so this saves you a lot of searching around.
What have you used Facebook’s recommendations for? Have you discovered any great businesses through it? Please share with us in the comments!

Source: www.makeuseof.com

Folks, It’s Time to Delete the Facebook News Feed

By   Mihir Patkar  

It’s time to get rid of your News Feed. Facebook is a sum of many parts, including Messenger, Events, Games, and a whole lot more. The News Feed is more a distraction than anything else. Here’s how (and why) you can delete it.

Why You Should Kill Your News Feed

When it first started, the News Feed was actually pretty nice. You got to know what your close friends or family was up to, since you don’t actually call each other every day. And you followed your favorite bands or news organizations to get updates.
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But over time, the News Feed has grown into an untamed beast, giving you more information than you know what to do with. At some point, you friended the neighbor of someone you went to nursery school with, and now you keep looking at his numerous check-ins.
As for news, we all know about the scourge of fake news now. Despite Facebook’s best efforts to fight it, it’s a growing problem with no real end in sight.How Can Social Networks Get Rid of Misinformation and Harassment? How Can Social Networks Get Rid of Misinformation and Harassment?We see fake news stories and serious harassment on Facebook and Twitter, but the social giants are trying to stop it. What have they done? And will it help make the internet a better place?READ MORE
And then there are Facebook’s “suggestions” littered throughout your feed. Back when you liked a page for your friend’s new pet store, you never thought Facebook would take that as an invitation to inundate you with cat videos.
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But most importantly, scientists keep saying the same thing in one study after another: Facebook makes you sad. You need to monitor how you consume content from the News Feed.Facebook Makes You Sad, and "It Won't Happen to Me" is a Lie Facebook Makes You Sad, and "It Won't Happen to Me" is a LieFacebook's potential as a trigger for depressive symptoms has been talked about in the past too, but this year has seen more of such studies than before. Here's what they say.READ MORE
All put together, do yourself a favor and delete your Facebook News Feed. You’ll be better off without it.

How to Delete the Facebook News Feed

There are a few basic elements of the Facebook News Feed, and all you need to do is get rid of them.
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  1. Unfollow all your friends, pages, and groups. (Unfollow is not the same as unfriending. You remain friends with everyone, you just don’t see any of their posts in the news feed.)
  2. Remove or hide all Suggested Posts, Suggested Pages, and “a video you may like” suggestions.
  3. Go nuclear and hide the News Feed.
On the desktop, there are extensions to get this done. Unfortunately, it’s much harder on smartphones. So here are the best ways you can currently kill your Facebook News Feed.

How to Unfollow All Friends, Pages, and Groups

Get the Google Chrome browser if you don’t already have it. The easiest way to unfollow all your friends in a single click is through the Chrome extension Nudge.
Once you download and install the extension, go to Facebook.com or refresh its tab. After a few seconds, you will see a banner at the bottom to Unfollow everything like this:
facebook news feed nudge unfollow banner
Click the banner, and the follow-up confirmation banner to unfollow all friends, groups, and pages. Nudge will start its work, and you’ll see the banner unfollowing one friend after another, like this:
facebook news feed nudge progress
Once Nudge is done, refresh Facebook to see it load without any posts from friends, groups, or pages. This isn’t a browser-only effect. This is your feed from now on your mobile app or any other way you access Facebook.
Download: Nudge for Chrome (Free)

How to Remove Suggested Posts and Videos

But despite unfollowing all your friends, it’s not a clean News Feed yet. You will still have to deal with Suggested Posts from Facebook, as well as a ton of “A video you may like” suggestions.
For that, you’ll need Social Fixer, the best Facebook extension for all browsers, and use it from now on. Sorry, there is no other way to clean up the news feed.15 Extensions to Transform Your Facebook Experience 15 Extensions to Transform Your Facebook ExperienceFrom finding out who unfriended you to keeping to removing those annoying boxes in the sidebar, here are the 15 best extensions for a better Facebook.READ MORE
Here’s what you need to do:
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Download: Social Fixer (Free)
  1. Refresh all Facebook tabs, or restart the browser.
  2. On the Facebook page, click the Social Fixer wrench icon in the top-right corner, and go to Social Fixer Options.
  3. Go to Hide Posts and type “A video you may like” in the box, without the quotes.
  4. Go to Filters and in Filter Subscriptions, click the green plus sign next to Hide Sponsored/Suggested PostsHide “Shared Memories”, and Hide “People You May Know”.
  5. Refresh all Facebook tabs.
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Finally, you’ll have a clean News Feed that doesn’t have any posts to distract you. But remember, this works only on computer browsers, not on mobile.

How to Hide the News Feed Entirely

If the Facebook News Feed is a distraction while you work, you have two other options on desktop browsers Chrome and Firefox. These are simple extensions to hide the news feed entirely, thus letting you use all of Facebook’s other features without the updates.
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News Feed Eradicator for Chrome hides the news feed and replaces it with an inspirational quote. Basically, it expects you to check back out of habit. The similar Firefox extension, Disable Facebook News Feed, does only what it says.
Keep in mind that again, this will keep your mobile News Feed alive and well. Facebook exerts strong control over its app. And current mobile browsers don’t have many extensions. Your best bet is to use a third-party Facebook app, but don’t expect much.The Best Third-Party Facebook Apps for Android Compared The Best Third-Party Facebook Apps for Android ComparedDon't like the official Facebook app? That's okay -- there are some solid alternatives.READ MORE

Are You Brave Enough to Purge?

I purged my entire news feed with Nudge’s easy mechanism and used Social Fixer to clean things up. After that, I carefully followed seven people whose feeds I am still interested in. And I have to say, Facebook is a lot less distracting than before.
What about you? Are you tired of a cluttered, never-ending scroll of updates? Will you purge your news feed and follow only those who you deem worthy?
Source: www.makeuseof.com

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Best Tech Gifts for the Geeks in Your Life

By  Mihir Patkar  

It is difficult to pick the right gift for people, but it’s even more difficult when you don’t know anything about their interests. If you’re perplexed about what gift to buy for a geeky loved one, try one of these.
Keep in mind, these are actual tech gifts. In case your friend already has all of these, you can always look at non-essential geeky gifts for techies.11 Best Non-Tech Essential Geek Gifts for Techies 11 Best Non-Tech Essential Geek Gifts for TechiesLooking for a gift for that special geek in your life? We've rounded up 11 of the best non-tech essential geek gifts around! They're low-priced and geared for the nerdy.READ MORE

Streaming Sticks or Media Players as Tech Gifts?

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Geeks love their TV shows, so make it easy for them to watch their favorites on a big screen. A smart TV isn’t the best way to stream services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Instead, a streaming stick or media player is a better option.Geek TV: 18 of the Best Television Shows for Geeks Geek TV: 18 of the Best Television Shows for GeeksThere have been countless geeky television shows produced over the years, but which are the absolute best every self-respecting geek should have watched by now?READ MORE

Roku Express

The new Roku Express is an incredible deal if you’re looking for a budget buy. It’s super easy to set up, is an independent streamer (unlike the Chromecast) and supports all the major streaming services.

Roku Streaming Stick+

The Roku Express is a basic streaming device, without support for some of the great new technology today. If you want to take advantage of 4K and HDR TVs, get the Roku Streaming Stick+. For twice the cost, you get a much more robust player. It also has a  secondary Wi-Fi receiver so that it works well even when it’s far from your router.The Cheapest and Best 4K HDR Smart TVs You Can Buy The Cheapest and Best 4K HDR Smart TVs You Can BuyThose in the market for a new Smart TV have a tough choice to make. It's not a gadget that you upgrade often, so you want something future-proof. So, what do you get?READ MORE

Apple TV

If, and only if, your geek is an Apple fan, then skip the Rokus for an Apple TV. Chances are, your loved one has bought movies and songs from iTunes, which they can redeem and even upgrade to the new Apple TV. The 32GB version is the best bang for the buck.
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Ebook Readers

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A good e-reader is a game-changer in how many books you’ll start reading again. If you want to encourage someone to read (or know that they already like it), get them an e-reader.

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite makes the best gift of the various Kindle choices today. It supports Amazon’s vast ebook store, has a 300 dpi resolution, and comes with a built-in light to read at night. And it’s not too expensive either. But feel free to buy one of the other Kindles if you think that’s better for your geek.How to Choose the Right Kindle for You in 2016 How to Choose the Right Kindle for You in 2016There are currently four different Kindle e-Readers available to buy, from the budget Basic model to the pricey Oasis. But which one is right for you? Let us help you decide...READ MORE

Nook GlowLight 3

The Kindle’s only real competition today is the Nook GlowLight 3, an e-reader from Barnes & Noble. And it’s a solid contender, with basic waterproofing and free lifetime in-store support. We’d pick the Kindle over this, but check our Nook vs. Kindle comparison to see which one is right for you.Nook vs. Kindle: Which Is Best for You? Nook vs. Kindle: Which Is Best for You?The Kindle is the undisputed king of e-readers and the Nook is perennially relegated to second place. But does that mean the Kindle is indisputably better?READ MORE

The Best Tech Gift: A Tablet

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While tablets are not as sought after as they once were, they can still be pretty useful in the right circumstances. At this point, it seems to be two choices only: Amazon’s new slate, or the good old Apple iPad.

Amazon Fire HD 10

The new Amazon Fire HD 10 is the best value tablet around today. With 32-64GB storage, a Full HD screen, and hands-free always-on Alexa, it might even be a better gift than a home assistant like the Echo Dot Mini.Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Review: The Best Value Tablet Around Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Review: The Best Value Tablet AroundThis year's Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds some seriously cool features and drops the price further. We think that makes it the best value Android tablet around – but it won't be for everyone.READ MORE

Apple iPad Pro

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With the new Fire HD 10, it makes little sense to spend so much more on the regular iPad if you’re looking for a media device. The iPad Pro is a different ball game though and offers a lot of productivity too. If you’re still unsure, Tim breaks down which iPad you should buy. But do your geeky loved one a favor, get them a 12.5-inch iPad Pro. They’ll love you for it.Regular iPad or iPad Pro? How to Pick the Right Apple Tablet Regular iPad or iPad Pro? How to Pick the Right Apple TabletThe iPad Air is no more, leaving only the regular iPad and two Pro models. So which should you buy?READ MORE

Gaming

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Video games have been, are, and always will be something every geek loves. Don’t listen to their protests. Even if they are older now and have left their gamer days behind, a dose of nostalgia is all it takes for a merry Christmas.

NES Classic Edition

This is a brilliant gift for old-school gamers who grew up on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The NES Classic Edition mini console is a miniaturized version with an emulator, running several popular NES games. Hook it up to a TV and relive those days of innocence. This is a limited-edition model, so it might not be around next Christmas.NES Mini: Everything You Need to Know NES Mini: Everything You Need to KnowNintendo has released a retro replica of its popular Nintendo Entertainment System! Should you buy it? Here are the pros and cons of this "new" mini console!READ MORE

Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch is the best video game console of 2017, or maybe even the best video game console ever made. And almost every gaming publication has ranked The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the game of the year. If your geek friend doesn’t own this gizmo yet, you’ll be their favorite person after gifting this.Nintendo Switch Review: Play Zelda on the Toilet Nintendo Switch Review: Play Zelda on the ToiletNintendo's back, reinventing themselves after the dismal performance of the Wii U. The Switch is a combination of home console performance in a portable package – the best bits of the Wii and DS brands.READ MORE

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim or Microsoft Xbox One S

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It’s a toss-up between the two other major consoles. There isn’t much to separate Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim from Microsoft’s Xbox One S, the budget versions of both. The PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X make fine gifts too, of course, but those are seriously expensive presents.
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In the PS4 Slim vs. Xbox One S comparison, we recommend you figure out what your geek’s friends use, and buy that. It’s the simpler choice to ensure they get to borrow and lend games, as well as play online together.PS4 Slim or Xbox One S: The One Question Casual Gamers Should Ask PS4 Slim or Xbox One S: The One Question Casual Gamers Should AskThe new generation of video game consoles is more affordable than ever before. Both the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim and the Microsoft Xbox One S cost around $250, both packaged with one game each. Which...READ MORE

Smart Home Assistants

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The big tech item on Christmas wishlists this season is a smart home assistant. Amazon’s Alexa Echo line-up leads the way, while Google Home Mini is catching up. So which one should you pick?

Echo Dot


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Here is the best choice for anyone on a budget. You get to give the gift of a smart home assistant without breaking the bank for it. The Echo Dot is as good as the Echo or Echo Tap, except there’s no built-in Bluetooth speaker. But that’s fine, your geek probably has one already anyway.

Google Home Mini

For an Android phone user, the Google Home Mini is an excellent smart home assistant. You can use the same commands used by your phone, as well as a Chromebook or Android smartwatch — if you use either. That means you don’t need to learn new hotwords, and everything works seamlessly together.New Google Home Devices: Everything You Should Know New Google Home Devices: Everything You Should KnowGoogle has big plans for its smart home products. Here's what we know so far about the Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, and Google Clips.READ MORE

Echo Show

Echo Show - BlackEcho Show - BlackEcho Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask. BUY NOW AT AMAZON $229.99
The only smart home assistant with a built-in touchscreen display, the Amazon Echo Show tries to be a “console” for your home. Hook it up with a wireless security camera, and you’ll be able to see who’s out on the porch. Ask it to play a video while you’re cooking, and you can chop along to the recipe. It’s all about picking the right Echo for the right person.How to Pick the Best Amazon Echo Speaker for You How to Pick the Best Amazon Echo Speaker for YouNot sure which Amazon Echo device is right for you? Find out if Alexa will work best for you on the Echo, Dot, Tap, Look, or Show.READ MORE

More Tech Gift Ideas: Headphones

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You can gift a pair of great Bluetooth headphones depending on what your budget is. But that’s the easy part. In today’s age, you need to do a bit more for an impressive gift.Best Bluetooth Headphones in 2016 Best Bluetooth Headphones in 2016Android and Apple phones may dispense with their audio jacks. Bluetooth, on the other hand, may replace wires entirely. So you may want to invest in Bluetooth headphones. But which one?READ MORE

Recoil Automatic Cord Winder

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We have a long list of the best-wired headphones, but we all know that the cables can get messy. Save your geek the trouble with Recoil’s Automatic Cord Winder. Pop in those headphones, and it will coil them up perfectly with its motor. And when you want to listen, they’ll come out untangled.The 10 Best Wired Headphones The 10 Best Wired HeadphonesLooking for the best wired headphones? We've covered 10, ranging from ultra budget to super high end!READ MORE

Anker Zolo Liberty

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If you’re going wireless, it’s time to go truly wire-free. The Apple AirPods are unnecessarily expensive, but a new cost-effective entrant is getting rave reviews. Meet Anker’s Zolo Liberty, sweatproof earbuds with no wires, and over three hours of playback on a single charge. And that can go until 24 hours with the included charging case.

Cool Tech Gift Ideas: Fitness Trackers

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For those geeks who don’t live a healthy lifestyle, spur them into action by talking their language. A smart activity tracker can be just the impetus they need to get fit. Your choice will usually narrow down to two brands, and we have a detailed comparison of Fitbit and Garmin trackers. Here are the best two gift options.Fitbit vs. Garmin: Differences Between All Fitness Bands and Trackers Fitbit vs. Garmin: Differences Between All Fitness Bands and TrackersCan't decide between Fitbit and Garmin fitness wearables? We've compared Fitbit vs. Garmin and come up with six of their best wearables for fitness tracking.READ MORE

Fitbit Flex 2

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The Flex 2 is the ideal budget buy for a beginner in the world of fitness trackers. Apart from heart-rate monitoring, it has everything you would need. And it’s water-resistant too, so feel free to take it swimming.

Garmin Vivosport

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The best overall fitness tracker today, the Garmin Vivosport is the last purchase you’ll make for a long time. It does everything from monitoring your heart rate and sleep to accurate location tracking with its built-in GPS.

Power Banks or Battery Backup Packs

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In a world where our most important gadgets run off batteries, it’s important to have a power bank as a backup energy source. There are six great power bank choices, but what is the best for gifts?6 Of The Best Backup Battery Packs To Extend Your Phone's Uptime 6 Of The Best Backup Battery Packs To Extend Your Phone's UptimeA battery pack is one of the best ways to charge your phone in an emergency. Here are a few portable power banks that might be just what you need.READ MORE

Jackery Bolt 6000

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What’s the point of having a power bank if you forget the cable? Jackery Bolt ensures that never happens with its built-in cables for Micro-USB and Apple Lightning ports. So go charge an Android or an iPhone easily, with a slim power bank that you can always carry with you.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800

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The big boy of battery backup packs, Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 is for the super-geek. It charges up to three devices at the same time, including support for Quick Charging 3.0 on one port. And its output voltage is high enough to charge laptops with USB-C ports too, including the new MacBook and several Chromebooks.What's a Quick Charger? Here's Why You Need One Now What's a Quick Charger? Here's Why You Need One NowSmartphones take less time to charge up these days and it's all thanks to a new technology called Quick Charge. If you don't have it yet, you'll want it soon.READ MORE

What’s the Best Geek Gift in 2017?

All right geeks, weigh in here. If someone you knew was browsing this page, what would you wish they picked for you? What’s the best geek gift in 2017?
Source: www.makeuseof.com

How to View and Delete Your Location History on Facebook

By  Nancy Messieh, If you have the Facebook mobile app installed on your phone, chances are it’s storing a lot more of your location hi...