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How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts


At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.

It can be scary, though — you're opening up your inbox to potential spam and abuse

But we have a solution. If you're a Gmail user, there's a simple hack that allows you to make your email address public, without the stress that comes with inbox overload.

Read on for our easy-to-follow instructions

1. Add a dot.

By simply adding an extra period to your Gmail handle, you can change how your inbox treats mail sent specifically to that email address ...

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By |March 21st, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Here’s the deal with Tinder’s controversial new CEO


Popular dating app Tinder announced four months ago that Sean Rad would step down as CEO, and now we finally know who his replacement is.

Christopher Payne, eBay's former senior vice president of North America, announced he would fill Rad's shoes. Rad, meanwhile, will stay on at Tinder as president.

"Christopher brings invaluable experience running consumer technology business that operate at massive scale," Rad said in a statement. "Christopher's leadership will keep Tinder on its rapid growth trajectory, and his experience will guide us in exploiting the myriad opportunities ahead of us." ...

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By |March 20th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Google’s Android Auto in-car system is finally hitting the road


Google has announced Android Auto is now available in compatible cars across the United States, UK and Australia

Android Auto is a system that works with an Android 5.0+ device and a car's head unit or infotainment system to allow a driver to call, get directions, listen to music and a range of other functions

According to a statement by the company, the first integrated units available in the U.S. are Pioneer's AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, and AVH-4100NEX aftermarket systems, in the UK are the AVIC-F77DAB, AVIC-F70DAB, AVH-X8700BT models and in Australia drivers need to snap up Pioneer's AVIC-F70DAB and AVH-X8750BT systems ...

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By |March 20th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Facebook plans to soon add third-party apps to Messenger


Facebook Messenger is slated to get a big overhaul.

Mashable has learned Facebook plans to announce that it's opening up Facebook Messenger to third-party apps during its upcoming F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco next week

The social network is set to announce about 20 third-party services, whose apps will work on top of Messenger when the integration rolls out, according to a person familiar with the matter. It's not yet clear who the early partners are or what the integration will look like, but Facebook will likely expand the capability to more developers following the initial rollout. ...

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By |March 20th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

You can now see analytics for U.S government websites


The White House on Thursday introduced a publicly available analytics dashboard that keeps tabs on traffic stats from 3,800 government websites.

In the dashboard, website analytics for some of the most-trafficked government sites are available in real time. At any given moment, you can see which websites are most popular — right now the IRS' "Where's My Refund?" page tops the list — and how many people are visiting these pages

The project is open source, and the code for ...

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By |March 19th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments