Getting Twitter right: how to perfect your business tweeting strategy | Web News | TechRadar

Social media is very much an evolving phenomenon. New forms of communication and ways of making connections arise frequently in the digital space. Occasionally one of them sticks – think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. More often, one has a ‘moment’ but doesn’t quite stick. Think Google Plus, Quora and Flickr.

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Easy Mac Hacks: Get Faster Wi-Fi in Yosemite | Mac|Life

Have you been having a slow wireless experience on your desktop or portable Mac? With the advent of new AirDrop technologies in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, a feature called Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) is to blame. This technology is used for AirDrop, AirPlay, and direct-play gaming connections. This could be a Bonjour and AWDL clash, but regardless, it can be a little annoying. To instantly see faster results, we’ve got a Terminal trick that’ll make online surfing and network file transfers a little faster. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how it’s done.

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How to Master iCloud Drive | Mac|Life

You might say that iCloud Drive was long overdue. When iCloud was introduced, many people were disappointed that it didn’t include a regular file repository that could be accessed from the Finder. You could sync contacts, calendars, and bookmarks through it, but you couldn’t drop files onto it manually. With iCloud Drive, however, you can.

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I’ve Switched to 1Password for Two Factor Authentication

While Authy made 2FA easier and has some nice features, it always bugged me to not have everything in 1Password. With the most recent update to their iOS app, its now possible.

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50+ Google Analytics Resources – The 2014 Edition

Google Analytics is one of the best free data analysis tools on the web. But having this powerful tool at your disposal is irrelevant if you don’t know how to harness its potential. People say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but whether you’re a beginner at analytics or an expert, there is untapped wisdom in the posts below.

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Mark Addresses and Swipe Options in Mail.app for iOS

If you use Mail.app for iOS with several different mail accounts, here are two settings that are very useful.

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Tidy up your iPhoto library before switching to Photos for OS X | Software News | TechRadar

You might have had a bit of a shock on attempting to launch iPhoto on an iPhone or iPad after upgrading to iOS 8. The app was abruptly dead and inaccessible, superseded by Photos, which gained filters and more editing capabilities. In 2015, Apple will bring similar thinking to the Mac, replacing iPhoto with an OS X version of Photos.

Generally, when a desktop app is retired, it doesn’t suddenly stop working and force you to migrate to an alternative product. Chances are, you’ll still be able to continue using iPhoto for a while – although that’s not guaranteed. However, it’s clear that if you’re an iPhoto user on OS X Yosemite, you should start planning ahead, because Apple’s made it clear iPhoto has no future.

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Squeezing a playable chess program into 487 bytes | Ars Technica

In a day and age when major game releases can clog up 65 gigabytes of hard drive space or more, its nice to know that classic game design doesnt require nearly so much storage space. Case in point: BootChess, a playable computer version of the classic board game that fits in a single 487-byte file.

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Easy Mac Hacks: Get the RSS Screensaver Back in Yosemite | Mac|Life

In OS X Tiger, Apple introduced a new screen saver to help show off the new RSS reader abilities in Safari. The RSS visualizer screen saver was designed to read in an RSS feed and display its contents whenever your screen saver would appear. Apple discontinued this screen saver back in Lion, at the same time they stopped including an RSS reader in Safari. For those who would like to reminisce, you can get this screen saver back on your system, and we’ll show you how to do it in this article.

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Google Sheets: How to Write a Custom Function | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial

Google Sheets (spreadsheets) lets you write custom functions using JavaScript.  JavaScript is perhaps the world’s easiest programming language, and there are many examples on the internet, making it easy to copy. There are lots of reasons to write your own functions.  For example, you could convert a temperature reading from Celsius to Fahrenheit. You could make a cell change color if your budget shows a shortage.  You could program the commission you pay your employees based on the formula you use.  Some of these things you can do with the functions that are already in Google Sheets.  However, if you write your own function, then people who share documents with you can reference those and not have to recreate that logic. Here’s how to write a custom function in a Google Spreadsheet.

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