Tech Tuesday: There’s an App for That!

March 31, 2015 by Amy Blum


By Amy Blum

When you want to find complicated information, like the name of an actor in the television show you just flipped to, or a concert happening in town this Saturday, don’t get stuck trying to formulate a simple Google search: There’s an app for that.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Vision

August 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Invisible Age

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight women of vision—those who use the camera to tell compelling stories about our world and its complexities.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Should We All Have the Right to Be Forgotten?

May 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Some of us long for the days of wraparound privacy—the days before anyone with a computer could sneer at embarrassing photos of us, or dismissive remarks about us, that someone else has posted.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Google Gets It Right

March 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


That Google chose to note that March 22 was the birthday of a woman who lived to old age and noted that “the best things happen to you when you are old” is a reminder to keep an open mind.

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Tech: Noteworthy Features on the iPhone

March 11, 2014 by Alexandra Boghosian


By Alexandra Boghosian

Take some time to figure out iOS 7 for the iPhone. Here are some noteworthy new features.

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Facebook and Not Me

February 5, 2014 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

A sample Facebook page, annotated to demonstrate all the information flowing to it.

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

It is hard to imagine the world without Facebook, but not hard to long for the day when liking something meant you had thought about or experienced it for more than three seconds.

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Tech Tuesday: Gifts & Gadgets

December 17, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian


Alexandra Boghosian

This holiday season, what are you going to get your tech-savvy friends? Here are some ideas that go beyond the obvious iPad mini.

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Tech Tuesday: I Joined Facebook; Now I Have Questions, Lots of Them!

October 8, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian

Social Media Explained

By Alexandra Boghosian

Alexandra Boghosian is our resident techie. She frequently answers questions from our readers about their pressing technological issues. Here, she weighs in on the ins and outs of Facebook and other social media platforms.

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Tech Tuesday: Where are the Women in Tech?

September 24, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian


By Alexandra Boghosian

Last weekend I saw the movie “Jobs,” about Steve Jobs and the tumultuous times of Apple. I could not help but notice the lack of women in the movie. What does Apple look like today for women? What about other tech giants?

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Gmail Inbox Categories, and How to Undo Them

August 6, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian


By Alexandra Boghosian

Google decided that it would partition your inbox for you into four categories, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. I might go so far as to be outraged by Gmail’s fascist presumption that everybody’s mailbox can be neatly organized into perfect little pristine boxes. Here’s how to undo those categories.

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Google Like a Millennial

August 6, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian


By Alexandra Boghosian

“How do young people find information so fast on the internet?” a reader wrote us about conducting an online search. “How do they readily find answers to complicated questions? What’s their technique?” Our tech writer, Alexandra Boghosian, answers the nuts and bolts of online searching.

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The Digital Dilemma: Setting Rules for Our Wired Kids

July 2, 2013 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

If you asked my daughter to describe my digital parenting style, she would roll her eyes and use words like “strict,” “old-fashioned,” and “unreasonable.” The phone stays in the kitchen overnight, not in her room. Internet access shuts off at 8 p.m. on school nights and 9 p.m. on weekends . . .

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The Women Who Took Down Facebook’s Rape Culture

June 6, 2013 by Chris Lombardi


By Chris Lombardi

What to do when such a presence in our lives as Facebook sprouts near-pathological sexist features? Just walk away? Last month, some groundbreaking women had a better idea: to use a sort of jiu jitsu and startle the behemoth by using its own strengths against it.

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Troubleshooting 101 For “Not Computer People”

May 25, 2013 by Alexandra Boghosian


By Alexandra Boghosian

Before you go on a random clicking spree, make sure you’ve saved your work so that you can get it back should anything go wrong (like you accidentally delete the entire novel you’ve been writing). It might even help to write down the problem on paper so that you can do some semi-targeted clicking rather than randomly tapping your index finger.

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Manners Matter: Carelessness and the Opposable Thumb

May 18, 2013 by Caryl Avery


Caryl Avery

Surely it’s not too much to expect people to calculate the effect of their heedlessness, to be mindful of this absent-mindedness, even to attribute their unwitting assaults to their own half-wittedness. In short, to think before it becomes necessary (or polite) to offer a perfunctory “Sorry.”

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