One of the least attractive qualities of the new Facebook Groups is that anyone can create a group, and then they can add anyone to the group, so suddenly you are a member of a group for which you never asked to be signed up. This is a form of spam, pure and simple, and it is evil for someone to do it to you, just as it is evil for Facebook to set it up that way. Here is how to delete yourself from that group, and also how to report it as spam for signing you up in the first place.
One of the more useful features of Paypal is that you can set up an automatic subscription payment – i.e. a regularly recurring payment – so that if you have a monthly payment to a business that is the same each month, you can set it up once and forget about it, safe in the knowledge that your automatic payment will be made on time each month. (The merchant with whom you are setting up the Paypal subscription will give you a link to create the subscription’s recurring transaction.) These Paypal recurring subscription payments are very convenient, but what about if you want to stop them? How do you cancel a Paypal subscription payment? Here’s how:
While we are talking about how to lock down the Internet access on an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad so that you can safely let a child use it without having to worry about what they may access on the Internet, you may find yourself having forgotten the parental restrictions passcode (that allows you to reset parental controls to disable Safari, email, etc.), and wanting to reset it. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPod Touch or iPhone or iPad, then the standard advice – to do a factory reset through iTunes – may still be your best bet. But if you have jailbroken your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch, then you can actually remove and reset the parental restrictions passcode without having to reset your device! (Oh happy days!) Here’s how you do it:
If you are a conscientious parent who wants to let their child use an iPod Touch (or “iTouch”) or iPad, but who wants the iPod Touch wifi disabled before you give it to them, you may be frustrated at the lack of any way to disable wifi so as to lock down the iPad or iPod Touch internet access. You can’t password protect the internet access on an iPod Touch or iPad, as there are no passwords for iPod iTouch wifi. In fact, natively, there is no way to disable or password protect the iPod Touch internet access (how stupid, Apple, get on the ball here! Give us some iPod Touch wifi apps to disable wifi!) Oh sure, you can put parental control restrictions on individual applications (Safari, Email), but your child can still turn the iPod Touch wireless internet on, and for some parents, that’s still too much of a risk (and we say “Bravo!” to them for ‘getting’ it). There is, however, an iPod Touch hack that will allow you to disable wifi on your iPod Touch or iPad, by password protecting the iPod Touch wifi on/off switch, and here it is.
At this point in your Internet life, it should hopefully come as no great shock that Google watches just about everything you do on the Internet, and one way that they do that is with the cookies that they’ve planted in your browser (in fact if you use both Google and Facebook, it’s a good bet that very little that you do online isn’t being tracked by one or the other, if not both). This includes a tracking cookie that Google has ‘helpfully’ given you for Google ads (that advertising by Google that is known as Adsense to website visitors and publishers, and Adwords to the advertisers who advertise in those ads by Google). based on what they perceive to be your preferences. Interestingly, Google also gives you a way to modify the information in that cookie, so that Google can show you more advertising that you ‘want’ (for some value of want).
How would you like to be able to download everything you have ever posted to Facebook – all your photos, all your videos, all your status updates – along with all the posts to your wall, and even your list of friends – all at one fell swoop, in one file, that you can store on your computer? Well now you can! Here’s how. (Amusingly, the domain from which you will download your big zip file is, wait for it, “bigzipfiles.facebook.com”.)
You can buy and download games for your click-wheel iPod through the iTunes store – but you have to find them first. Finding iPod games seems nearly impossible; you search and all that comes up is games for the iPhone and iPad, but nothing for your iPod Nano, iPod Video, or iPod Classic clickwheel iPod. That is, unless you know how and where to look in the iTunes store. Here’s what you need to do:
If you are wanting or needing to give your child a cell phone, but want to be able to apply parental controls to restrict access, or even to make their access fully restricted access with them being able to call just a few numbers that you designate, then here is how to do it with T-Mobile. It is important that you understand these steps, and that you both a) don’t let Tmobile tell you that it can’t be done, and (equally important), b) don’t believe T-Mobile when they tell you that it has been done. You will need to do it – or at least check that T-Mobile has really done it – yourself. Here is how to lock down your child’s cell phone account and access, and apply full parental controls, so that they have no Internet access, and can only call and text to pre-approved numbers.
iPhone users around the world are finding (some the hard way) that the change from 2010 to 2011 has caused the alarms on their iPhones to stop working. This primarily is affecting one-time alarms, not repeating alarms, but that doesn’t make it any the less frustrating, especially for those who relied on their alarms to get them up this morning for work, only to find that their iPhone alarm didn’t go off. Fortunately there is a workaround for your broken iPhone alarm.
At this time of year, thoughts often turn to buying a new computer (by which we mean buying a new new computer, not one that is used but “new to you” or one that is already in your grasp but you are making “new” by buying new computer components for it). The first question to ask yourself should be “Should I buy a new computer system?”, or even “Do I really need to buy a new computer?” But assuming the answer to a new computer buy is “yes” (or even if you don’t really need a new computer, but just want in on all the new computer technology), this leads to several more questions people should ask themselves before they buy new computers: “A Microsoft new computer or a new Mac computer?” And if you are going to go Microsoft, then “A new computer with Windows 7, or Vista or, heck, maybe even a new computer with XP?” (Yes, they can still be had.) “Do I really need all the new computer technologies or should I consider some of the cheap new computers?” Ultimately, when purchasing a new computer, the best new computer for you is the one that will gives you the most use, with the least hassle, and the most satisfaction.
With the advent of the newly-revamped Facebook Groups (which is now oh-so-much more like Yahoo Groups), lots of people have created lots of groups and invited (read as “force subscribed”) lots of Facebook friends to those groups. But lots of those groups created in the initial honeymoon blush are just empty shells – tests and experiments – that now should be deleted. Or, maybe you have an older group that is disused, and you want to remove the Facebook Group from Facebook. But how do you remove a Facebook Group from Facebook? Put another way, how do you delete a Facebook group? Here’s how.
Many people think that to unlock cell phones you have to be sneaky. That you need special unlock software, or need to stealthily find unlock codes, or, at very minimum, will have to pay someone in a back-alley cell phone unlock deal, or, if they’re lucky, find a mobile phone unlock service to which they must pay good money, just to unlock their phone. In fact, if you have a Tmobile phone, they will happily provide you with the phone unlock code so that you can unlock your T-mobile cell phone for free! Below we show you exactly how you unlock a T-mobile cell phone, for free. In our example we are going to unlock our Samsung Galaxy 5 (T-mobile Vibrant), using the unlock code for the Samsung provided by T-mobile. But they don’t just do this with unlock codes for Samsung – you can get the Tmobile unlock code for any T-mobile phone.
Now that Craigslist no longer has “adult services” listings, people can get back to the business of using Craigslist for things like buying stuff, selling stuff, and finding rentals. This is all well and good, but Craigslist separates all of their listings by geographic location, in fact often by very localized location. What if you want to expand your search? What if you want to search all of Craigslist at once? Fortunately for us all, there are three different ways that allow you to quickly and easily search all of Craigslist, so that you can search all Craigslist listings at once. So here’s how to search all of Craigslist at once.