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Twitter Is Ratting You Out to the People You Unfollowed

If you unfollow someone on Twitter right now, Twitter might send them a notification. Thanks to the bug, which has been active for over a week now, user X might get a “Y followed you” notification when Y actually unfollowed X. Twitter has told multiple news outlets that it’s working on a fix. In the […]

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Infinity Dashboard Makes Your Mac a Warehouse of Useful Information

Mac: Widgets? Old and busted. Filling your Notification Center full of apps and services? The more stuffed it gets, the less useful it is. At least, I don’t like having to scroll up and down through pages’ worth of items if I need a quick glance at my most meaningful data.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Disable Facebook’s Fundraiser Notifications

I get it: We all want to contribute to something larger than ourselves, and it’s wonderful to see more people “donating birthdays” to a charitable cause. This typically involves announcing on Facebook that your birthday is coming up, picking a not-too-crazy number to raise funds for a favorite charity, and watching…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get Rid of That Annoying Red Dot on Your iPhone Without Setting up Apple Pay

iOS: The red notification badges that pepper our iPhone home screens are mostly useful, but sometimes they can be downright annoying. For example, you’re probably sick of seeing that ugly red dot sitting on your iPhone Settings app, a permanent reminder that it’s time to set up Apple Pay. Thankfully, there’s a simple…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Mac Update Notifications

Software updates are usually a good thing. They can bring new features and important security updates to whatever device you’re using with little to no effort on your part. If you have a Mac computer, however, you’re probably sick and tired of seeing that same “Updates Available” notification pop-up on your computer…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Save Your Battery and Sanity By Modifying Your Android Notifications

Setting up a new Android phone means you’ll be spending more than a few minutes in the Google Play Store, downloading apps. It also means you’ll be dealing with more than a few annoying pop-ups in the form of notifications from all these new apps. It’s easy to deal with the overwhelming amount of vibrations, […]

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Restore Notifications You Accidentally Dismissed with This Android App

Android: How often do you glance at your phone’s lock screen, skim through a list of notifications and dismiss them all without a second thought? If you’re like me, that’s pretty much every morning. And if you’re like me, you often regret doing it when you can’t find an important notification a few seconds later.Read […]

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Hack Your Notification Badges to Encourage Good Habits

iOS/Android: Choosing how to use spare moments on your phone can feel like dieting. You might find yourself choosing Twitter or Facebook every time, mad at yourself for never cracking open Kindle or Instapaper. Fighting this habit takes a whole arsenal, so here’s one more weapon: Turn off all your “bad” notification…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Replace News Notifications With Nuzzel

If you get breaking-news notifications on your phone, you’ll often find you disagree with CNN, the New York Times, or Apple about what constitutes news. Instead, you can turn use news aggregation app Nuzzel, which can notify you when a certain number of your Twitter friends link to the same URL, no matter the source.Read […]

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Ten Tricks for Checking Your Phone Less

The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Muzzle Automatically Disables OS X Notifications When You Screen-Share

When you’re sharing your screen for a business or school presentation, you don’t want any notifications popping up, like a sext, a calendar notification for your therapist appointment, or a Slack DM about the problem client you’re currently presenting to. While Windows 10 has a built-in option to turn notifications…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop LinkedIn App Notifications in Windows 10

Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, I’ve been dreading the day notifications to add someone I’ve never met to my professional network pop up in my screen. Turns out that day is here, with LinkedIn announcing its Windows 10 app that comes complete with notifications about whatever professional bullshit you don’t care…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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