Category Archives: MS Office Tips

  • Have Amazon text you when your order has shipped and again when it’s been delivered

    If you shop at Amazon you’re probably familiar with the emails they send letting their customers know when an order has shipped. But did you know you can have them text you as well? They will, and it’s very easy to set up. Simply sign up for “Shipment Updates via Text” and Amazon will send you a […]

  • How to easily turn any speaker into a Bluetooth speaker

    Smart phones and other mobile devices are great for playing music and videos, but their small speakers often leave a lot to be desired when it comes to sound quality and volume. Luckily, most modern smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transmit their sound to large, great sounding external speakers via a wonderful technology known as Bluetooth. Bluetooth […]

  • Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

    More than 15 million users a week launch the Fyuse app to take and share the 3D interactive pictures the technology enables. But what these users may not realize is that their pictures are actually a training tool to help train the eyes of a new generation of devices. Fyusion, the San Francisco-based developer of these 3D […]

  • Chrome plugin exploited Tinder privacy bug to track your friends’ location

    Remember Tinder Social – the group meeting feature that got the popular dating app in trouble for outing its users to their Facebook friends? It turns out that, in addition to this, Social had another glaring privacy issue that made it possible for Tinder users to track their Facebook friends – and see their exact location. To demonstrate […]

  • Tinder Reactions bring animated flirtations to your shallow conversations

    Tinder announced today its version of MSN winks: Reactions. Now, there’s a new way to flirt on the most used matchmaking app. Instead of a traditional text reply, you’ll be able to send your Tinder crush an animated message that takes up the whole screen — so you can really get your message across. The newest feature includes […]

  • Why the Fitbit Flyer doesn’t have any fitness tracking

    Fitbit has a surprising new release coming out later this fall: a set of workout-ready wireless headphones called the Fitbit Flyer. The Flyer is Fitbit’s first product without any sensors or fitness-tracking features, a significant departure from the company’s signature line of largely wrist-based activity trackers. The Flyer is closely tied to the company’s other big […]

  • Google Wifi has come to Asia, 6 months after its debut in the U.S.

    has launched in Asia, making mesh Wi-Fi easier for the average man on the street — but there’s a catch. The Wi-Fi router package is now available in Singapore and Hong Kong. But for its Asian debut, Google Wifi is going to be a little harder to access, compared with Western countries. Unlike its off-the-shelf […]

  • Did Essential really just send out a phishing email to preorder customers?

    Brand-new phone maker Essential frustrated fans with months of silence and delays — but for some preorder customers, those missteps pale in comparison to the company’s latest PR nightmare. An Essential email account asked some customers to verify their identity by sending back a picture of a photo ID, according to a report from The Verge. That’s an odd request […]

  • India won’t let AIs rule the road

    As someone without a driver’s licence, the day when artificial intelligence takes the wheel is going to be pretty sweet. Taking into account the fact that we’re some years away from commercial viability, they’re going to be prohibitively expensive at first, and they’ll initially require a qualified driver as co-pilot, I’m pencilling in a driverless […]

  • The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

      Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in part by introducing Beacons that can be placed nearly anywhere in a person’s house or apartment. […]

  • LendUp gets strategic investment from PayPal and adds to its executive team

    LendUp has built business providing personal loans to customers that traditional financial institutions wouldn’t touch. As it looks to expand into credit cards and other services, the company has raised some strategic funding from PayPal and also has expanded its executive ranks. LendUp wants to provide better financial products for the people who most need them, serving […]

  • Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with $1 billion investment

    Alibaba is doubling down on Southeast Asia after it announced a deal to pay close to $1 billion to raise its stake in e-commerce firm Lazada from 51 percent to 83 percent. The Chinese firm made an initial $1 billion investment in April 2016 at a valuation of $1.5 billion — this second deal raises that […]