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You Have Ten Seconds To Edit Your Facebook Comment. Get Cracking!

Facebook has updated its commenting system (again, sigh) and among the sillier of "improvements" is an edit feature that lasts approximately ten seconds. Lifehacker details how to edit your comment: Basically, just hit the delete "X" and it will reopen the text entry box, allowing you the opportunity to polish those precious words of yours. There's tons of caveats, however -- chief among them...

Check Where You're Logged Into Gmail

Gmail has a neat little feature that lets you check where your account is logged in and see all of its recent activity. All the way at the bottom of the screen (in very tiny text) you'll find a notification of where your account is currently logged in. Click on the 'Details' link and you'll get a full list of where your account is being accessed from, whether it's via a browser or mobile device,...

How to Wipe Your Android Phone

If you've got to return your fancy Android phone for some reason, or you plan to sell your older model on eBay, you'll want to make sure your private information is thoroughly cleaned from the device. Setting your Android phone back to its factory defaults is simple enough, but ensuring your phone is completely clear is a two-step process. First, you need to format your microSD card: Under...

Netflix Tech Tips: Tricks and Hints for Getting New Releases

Considering the number of times we've uttered, "I'll watch it when it comes out on DVD," it's no wonder we're such hounds for new releases. Sadly, we've become used to the new movies in our Netflix queue being perpetually stuck at "Very Long Wait." It's bad enough that we have to hold off until we can watch something of merit. (Damn you, New York movie ticket prices!) But having to wait...

Best Netflix Apps for Managing Your Queue on the Go

With the number of times that we've had a friend tell us about an incredible flick (only to forget the title later), or that we suddenly remember a favorite film we haven't seen in ages, having mobile access to our Netflix accounts is vital. The official app has one gigantic leg up over third-party competitors on both iPhone and Windows 7: the ability to stream movies directly to your device....

Netflix: How to Curate Your Queue and Keep Your Flicks Organized

If you're like us, then your Netflix queue has expanded to the point where its gravitational pull sucks in every film in its vicinity. A strained metaphor, perhaps, but it's easy to find your queue so overstuffed that it becomes utterly unmanageable and daunting. We've got a few essential organizational tips that will make the life of any cinema junkie exponentially easier. The simplest way to...

Shopping Tips: Know What You Want, Know How To Get It

Finally flexing your shopping chops, huh? Thinking you can score some sweet deals on your Web jaunts? Now that you are up to date on your favorite stores and have your phone loaded with shop-happy apps, you think you are invincible, right? Wrong. You are still babes in the woods. Luckily, we are here, ready to save you from your retail-reject past....

Shopping Tips: Keep Your Apps (and Deals) Super Fresh

Ah, our shopping Padawans. Yesterday, we got you on , but today, we are going to teach you to be savvy shoppers on-the-go. Most mass retailers have dedicated apps, but if you had an app for every store you've ever shopped, your phone would be groaning under its own consumerist weight. So, for today, we've listed our five best shopping apps and a couple basic suggestions, so you can score rad...

Make the New Facebook Profile Work For You

Share Whenever Facebook rolls out a new feature or tweaks its layout, it usually faces an uproar of criticism from users who had grown oh-so-accustomed to its previous format. The notable exception to this rule, however, is the social network's new profile page layout. Unveiled earlier this month, the new profile pages haven't stirred a whole lot of controversy among Facebook's loyal users...

Facebook Security: How to Spot, Engage and Disarm Scams and Spam

Today, Facebook is home to over 500 million users -- and plenty of scams. The site, after all, is tailor-made for viral sharing and provides an all-too easy way for hackers and spammers to spread malicious worms. And, unfortunately, many of them succeed, simply because Facebook users continue to fall for their tricks. There are, however, a few steps you can take to guard against such virulent...

How to Customize and Perfect Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Privacy is, without question, the number one concern of virtually every Facebook user. We tend to share a lot on the social network, but we don't necessarily want everyone peering into our lives -- especially not the co-workers, family members and ex-flames scattered throughout our lists. When Facebook unveiled its new Open Graph and Instant Personalization services earlier this year, these...

Clean Your Cluttered Facebook News Feed For the New Year

A new year is just around the corner, which means it's time to go through the timeless annual rite of Facebook cleansing. After all, it's been a long year, and you've made a lot of new friends. That's certainly great news for your social life, but this newfound friendship has probably complicated your Facebook life too. Random acquaintances, long-forgotten crushes, anonymous former colleagues --...

Curbing Reckless Child Behavior the Key to Social Networking Safety

Parents face a particularly worrisome and contentious dilemma when deciding whether or not to afford their children with social networking privileges. Kids not only become susceptible to obvious outside dangers -- such as predators and bullies -- but they also become susceptible to their own youthful indiscretions, like posting damaging party pics or joining inappropriate groups. Families must...

Tech Tips: Protecting Kids Online Begins With Sheltered Searching and Surfing

The Internet has emerged as a revolutionary educational tool, providing children with access to an instant, open and evolving encyclopedia of limitless knowledge. But the Web also introduces kids to -- and assails them with -- knowledge best learned at a later date, or perhaps never at all. Since search engines serve as the first intermediary between kids and an unending array of porn, profanity...

Google Calendar: Get Your Weather Forecast and Custom Date Views

For all the good that Google has done in helping us keep our e-mails and events organized, it's notoriously bad for hiding useful tools and features out of sight. We've got two simple tips today for opening up Google Calendar's potential. Google Calendar's '4 days' view has always seemed out of place, but makes much more sense when you realize it's customizable. You'll need to head to Settings to...