Friday, August 13, 2010

Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live

Security experts and privacy advocates have recently begun warning about the potential dangers of geotags, which are embedded in photos and videos taken with GPS-equipped smartphones and digital cameras. Because the location data is not visible to the casual viewer, the concern is that many people may not realize it is there; and they could be compromising their privacy, if not their safety, when they post geotagged media online. Read more...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Top 10 Questions about Facebook Answers

Facebook released a very important feature recently, called Facebook Answers which it hopes will leverage the power of our social networks to find the answers to the questions we may have. This is a big turn for Facebook and will have ripple effects throughout the industry. The dust has yet to settle, but here are 10 of the top things to watch in the coming months as Facebook Answers rolls out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Set up a budget in Microsoft Office Excel

Don’t be put off by the thought of diving into dull sounding spreadsheets – Microsoft Office Excel can help get your finances in order and save a small fortune. One of the best ways to save money is to create a budget. By comparing your household income against your expenditure, you can successfully highlight areas where you might need to tighten your belt if your outgoings turn out to be more than your income. If your income is more than your expenditure, however, you could look at ways to increase or save the surplus in a savings account. The great thing about Office Excel is that it can do all the complicated sums in the background and display the results in an easy-to-read table. All you need to do is enter in the values and then identify where you need to make savings. And thanks to ready-made templates, all the hard work has already been done for you! Read more...