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TechnoZen

How do YOU track your fitness?

Gone is the need for paper and pen to track calories burned and calories consumed. I use technology on my wrist and in my iPod Touch to track this stuff. My next goal: to get ONE tool that lets me track everything. Meanwhile, here’s what I do. If you

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Facebook spam

Anybody who has had email for any length of time has seen plenty of spam. Most of us have the protection of spam filters, so we minimize the time we take to figure out what’s legitimate and what’s not. Too bad Facebook doesn’t offer the same protection.

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Listening to library e-audiobooks

I’ve long listened to audiobooks in my car. Using both cassette tapes and CDs stashed in my 6-CD, trunk-mounted changer, I’ve whiled away hours “reading” stuff I might never have made time for. Both cassette players and CD changers may verge on anachronisms, but they’ve done a lot

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Your computer is a scanner

Here’s a back-to-school tip that can help notebook computer-owning students cut down on photocopying fees – just use the camera and your computer’s software to make copies of books.

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Social networks at work – yes or no?

At many workplaces, debate rages over whether to allow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other usual suspects into the office. This debate can happen regardless of whether access has been granted or not. The InfoSec Institute shared an article with me that explains the good and bad

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Let MIT map your life

Ever wonder how much the folks at Google really know about your life? Intrepid researchers at MIT can help you find out.

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Thoughts on the humble web browser

Web browsers tend to reliably deliver the Internet most of the time. But sometimes people experience problems surfing the web. If other Internet-reliant applications, like Skype or a cloud backup program, work just fine, that may be a hint that the web browser may be wonky. Here’s

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The best web browser home screen, bar none

Web browsing can be the bane of my productivity. There. I wrote it. Actually, I did write it once before, in this blog post about RescueTime. I recently figured out another way to use RescueTime to boost my productivity, and it’s so simple I can’t believe I

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Slow Internet connections

I wish I could tell you this common problem had an easy solution, but all too often it doesn’t. That said, consider these basic tips before you call your Internet service provider to sound off.

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Limit your screen time

If you know me, this might sound funny coming from me: I encourage people to get away from screens of all kinds, computer, TV, phone and otherwise, as often as they can. I actually follow this advice. For instance, the main reason I don’t have an iPad

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