I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage. They are, however, required to access most of the systems we interact with for work, entertainment, and everyday living. Perhaps it is because they are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted without ever really understanding how they work.
An RSS reader is an essential tool for anyone who likes to be kept abreast of news as it happens and/or updates from their favourite websites. It will make you more organised, ensure you don’t miss valuable information and save lots of time that would otherwise be spent manually checking websites. If you’re new to RSS, here’s what you need to know, including the best RSS readers in a post Google Reader world.
The default action of just about every smartphone email application is to append a signature at the bottom telling recipients not only what type of phone you’ve sent it from, but often the network you’re using. It’s annoying, it looks unprofessional and it’s often a secret to you until you send your first mail. Here’s how to wipe it out.
Have you ever experienced a sudden feeling of familiarity while in a completely new place? Or the feeling you’ve had the exact same conversation with someone before? This feeling of familiarity is, of course, known as déjà vu (a French term meaning “already seen”) and it’s reported to occur on an occasional basis in 60-80% of people. It’s an experience that’s almost always fleeting and it occurs at random. So what is responsible for these feelings of familiarity?