Last Friday, a reader named Peter contacted me about a notice that appeared when he tried to sign into his Marriott Rewards account. The notice indicated that someone may have attempted to hack the account and he should change his password. Peter initiated a live chat with the Marriott help desk and was told the following:"There have recently been attempts made to gain unauthorized access to a small number of members' online accounts. I encourage you to visit Marriott.com and change your password as soon as possible to assist us in ensuring the security of your account.&… Read more
You remember Mailbox, right? The free iOS app that was set to revolutionize the way we e-mail. With options to snooze and postpone e-mails from being visible in our Inbox, it was sure to be a hit! And it was; after a long list of users waiting to gain access to the service, Dropbox decided it needed to acquire Mailbox.
Fast-forward to today, and you'll find an iPad version of the app along with Dropbox integration (naturally) within the app. And with the Dropbox integration in mind, if you connect your Dropbox account to Mailbox, you'll automagically gain … Read more
Of course you'll need to be using Chrome on your Mac or PC, but the app will run the same nonetheless.First you'll need to open a tab to the Google+ Photos app in the Chrome Web store. You'll notice the "Add to Chrome" button is grayed out. Right-click on it and select "Inspect Element" from the drop-down menu. A text editor will open on the lower … Read more
Time to add another money-saving tool to your collection of coupon apps and shopping rebates: ShopGenius for Chrome.
This extension can tell you if the price you see is the best, or show you where to find it cheaper. Thankfully, the toolbar will not appear on every single Web page. Instead, you will see it on product pages, where the name and price of the product are visible.
To get started, install a copy of ShopGenius, by NetPlenish, for your Google Chrome Web browser. After the install, click the test link that appears on the extension info page to to … Read more
When reading a Gmail message from one of your contacts, what would you like to appear in the right-hand panel: an ad or an interactive social media profile for the contact in question? No matter how targeted Gmail's ads might be, I'd wager you answered the latter. If so, then you'll want to try out Rapportive, a browser extension that brings the various social media profiles of your Gmail contacts right to your inbox.… Read more
For those of us with more than one Google+ account, the recent update to the Android app was welcome news.
Prior to the update, the workflow to manage multiple accounts in the Google+ app required you to log out of one account, then relaunch the Google+ app and select the account you'd like log back in to. It was a pain. Not only that, but alerts would not come through for the logged out account.
Now with the update, you're able to add multiple accounts, say for a business page you manage and your personal account, and still … Read more
Facebook has finally finished rolling out Graph Search to English U.S. users, you may find yourself asking, "Now, what?"
At first glance it doesn't appear to be anything more than a search bar, and while that's true, its looks are deceiving. You can surface some pretty sweet information with Graph Search. Put Graph Search to work for you using one of these five searches, or by combining them to create your own unique results.Discover friends with similar interests
Trying to find a friend who is also addicted to Candy Crush Saga shouldn't be … Read more
Dropbox makes it easy to share files with non-Dropbox users by sending a link to non-Dropbox users. But what if you'd like one of your non-Dropbox-using friends, parents, or business associates to send you a file to your Dropbox account? If you prefer receiving files via Dropbox versus, say, email or thumb drive, there is a way to do so without forcing that person to sign up for a Dropbox account. With Web app Dbinbox, you can get a unique URL to send to someone that will allow them to upload a file directly to your Dropbox account.
The … Read more
Google recently added new voice recognition capabilities to its Search applications on Android, iOS, and within the Chrome browser. The update includes similar features to those found in Google Now, such as the ability to track flights, search for photos you have taken, check reservations, and track recent purchases with a simple voice command.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Google revealed that it pulls the information directly from a user's Gmail, Calendar, and Google+ accounts. Although the data is sent through an encrypted connection and only visible to you, some people may not be comfortable with Google going … Read more
Looking for something to do for the rest of the day? Look no further than Boootube.
Boootube (note the extra "o") is a roundup of the worst videos posted to YouTube, ranked by the number of down votes each one has received. But, the best part is, these videos aren't just horrible, they're also extremely entertaining.
So entertaining in fact, I haven't been able to complete any work since finding out about the site on The Verge.
You can expect to find clips of an 11-year old singing the National Anthem before a Major League … Read more