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Publicize Crash Course: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

Publicize Crash Course: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

Publicize Crash Course: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter
“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?”

While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world.

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Instagram Hitches Wagon to Private Messaging

Instagram Direct, a new private messaging option, suggests Facebook must be feeling some heat from Snapchat, the red-hot photo sharing service that erases images after they’re viewed. No word yet on plans for Instagram Direct to do a vanishing act, but giving users privacy may be a step in that direction. Clearly it represents an effort to keep Instagram users from straying to competitors.

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Android Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor expeditions may not require the tech tools available for smartphones today, but there’s no doubt these apps can be helpful — and fun. Take Google’s My Tracks, for example. It analyzes GPS data from your smartphone to provide mapped recordings of your location, track, distance, speed, time and elevation as you hike or run. Recorded tracks can then be exported to Maps and shared with friends.

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Cloud Storage Apps for Windows 8

It’s an increasingly cloudy world out there, and it’s not hard to see why, given the many compelling benefits to be enjoyed by using cloud technology for storage. There are numerous desktop apps available to help you do just that, and this week we focus on the best contenders for Windows 8. Among our favorites: Microsoft’s own SkyDrive along with All My Storage and Box.

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Apps to Make the Most of Apple Sensors

Sensors are a big part of what makes smartphones smart, and Apple mobile devices are packed with them. Most of us use at least some of them every day — even if we don’t realize it — but there are also apps out there that let you take them even further for a variety of fun and useful purposes. Read on for a look at the five best contenders for iPhone and iPad.

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How to Speed Up a Sluggish Android Smartphone

getting rid of superfluous apps on your smartphone doesn’t solve the problem, reinstalling factory stock software likely will. Like rehab — or the drunk tank — for our lethargic, wrong-side-of-the-tracks smartphone inhabitant, this operation may sound like a big deal and a lot of work, and unfortunately it is, because you have to reconfigure your apps.

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All Eyes May Be on Security in Samsung’s S5

Mobile device security is a major issue for the enterprise as the BYOD trend gains momentum, because personally owned mobile devices increasingly are being used to access enterprise systems and cloud-based data, according to the Cloud Security Alliance. The leading mobile threat is data loss from lost, stolen or decommissioned devices, it found. Information-stealing mobile malware is second.

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