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Should I Worry About Mystery Boxes on My Town’s Utility Poles?

I don’t really pay much attention to my neighborhood’s utility poles—as long as they’re standing strong and not sparking, humming strangely, or anything like that, they do their thing and I do my thing. However, some Lifehacker readers are a bit more eagle-eyed than me.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Prevent Ring from Sharing Your Data with Marketing Companies

Ring home security devices are supposed to help keep your family and home safe, but it turns out the company uses its products to sell your personal data to third-party advertisers and marketers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published a report showing that the Ring app contains undisclosed…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Find Out How Facebook Tracks You Even When You’re Not Using It

We all know Facebook tracks what you do while using its apps and website, but the social media monolith also collects data from third-party apps, services, and websites, even when you’re not using Facebook. It’s one of the ways Facebook’s targeted ads become eerily specific and seem to know what you’ve been looking up…Read more… […]

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Add Self Care to Your ‘To Do’ List

For the past couple of years, I’ve been using a bullet journal to track all kinds of things. Work assignments and appointments, my son’s soccer games and karate classes, my workouts, even what I made for dinner. (The dinner tracking is particularly helpful whenever I find myself in a rut—spaghetti again?—because I can…Read more… Continue […]

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Our Favorite Features in the New Firefox 70 Browser

It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at…Read more… […]

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Our Favorite Features in the New Firefox 70 Browser

It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at…Read more… […]

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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Keep Tabs on Deliveries by Texting Yourself Tracking Numbers in iOS

iOS: It’s a small trick—a tiny hack, if you will—and it’s been available on iOS for years now, but it’s worth a reminder if you don’t feel like signing up for apps or services to track incoming packages. (It’s also applicable if you know something special is on its way and you want an easy […]

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Track Your Incoming Packages with ‘Arrive’ for iOS

iOS: We all get a lot of stuff in the mail these days. While you can sign up for all kinds of package-tracking services from the major shipping carriers, including individual tracking updates if you only care about an occasional package that’s on the way, I find it easiest to use an app like Arrive […]

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Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Create and Maintain Healthy Habits with the iOS App ‘Aloe Bud’

iOS: Throughout the day, I always know I should be doing things to better my health and overall disposition: standing at regular intervals, drinking lots of water, telling my friends they are great and we should hang out, et cetera. And while these thoughts hit me on occasion, they’re never enough to create a regular…Read […]

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