Happy day to all the Luddite Moms out there!
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Five Five Tech
1. Twitter Contacts
Find folks to follow.
- About the Connect tab (Twitter Support)
- Twitter’s new ‘Connect’ tab makes it easier to find accounts to follow (The Next Web)
Here are screenshots showing where to access the new “tab.” NOTE: After recording the episode, I discovered that the Android app could show an icon in the navigation bar OR have a text link in the dropdown menu.
Android: Nav Bar
Android: Dropdown Menu
2. New ways to post to Facebook as your FB Page
Thanks to T4L reader Kat for the infoshare!
NOTE: I’m linking to the SocialMediaToday site how-to to get the information out. I’ll update here when I’ve updated the T4L post.
3. “Cortana: Tell Microsoft to just stop it.”
No more using voice assistance with Chrome, Firefox, Google, or any other non-MS site.
- Microsoft upgraded users to Windows 10 without their OK (InfoWorld)
- This simple app will block Microsoft from downloading Windows 10 on your PC (Business Insider)
- Windows 10 forced update KB 3135173 changes browser and other defaults (InfoWorld)
- Microsoft Bans Google from Connecting to Key Windows 10 Feature (Softpedia)
- Windows 10: A T4L Special Section
4. Modern Tech meets Ancient Greece
Cool mapping features for the Rio Summer Games.
- Google Maps takes you inside Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic venues (Engadget)
- Apple Maps Gets Public Transit Directions For Rio de Janeiro Ahead Of Olympics (UberGizmo)
- Online Mapping: A T4L Special Section
5. Deals galore on Amazon devices
Because your Mom’s worth it.
- Find deals on Amazon e-readers, tablets, and streaming media players
- Need fast shipping? Check out Amazon Prime!
- Amazon Fire TV: What Is It and How Do You Use It (Tech for Luddites)
- Amazon Fire Tablets: The Good, The Bad, and the “Why, Amazon… Why?” (Tech for Luddites)
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