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Ben Patterson
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Nope, you can't stop hackers from trying to stealing your password (as #Heartbleed proves), but here’s 5 ways to make life a lot tougher for them...
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Tired of waiting for web links to open in Facebook (or Twitter, or Pinterest) for Android? Give this nifty helper app a try...
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Neat trick: Make your iPhone go "buzz, buzz-buzz buzz" (or any vibration you want) when your better half calls.
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Did you know your iPhone/iPad's camera (probably) has a "burst" mode? Get the scoop here, plus 3 more iOS 7 camera tips
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So-so battery life on your Android phone? Found an app that can help wring out a few more hours of juice...
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Our friend, Ben, shows you how to whip that desktop into shape!
Got a jumble of icons cluttering your Mac’s desktop? Are the icons themselves too big—or too small? Wish they would just arrange themselves? Read on for six ways to whip your messy Mac desktop into...
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Wish you could get to the old Windows taskbar from the new Windows 8 Start screen? Well, now you can...
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Worried your mobile hotspot will chew through your monthly data allowance in a single sitting? Here's a Mac app that'll help
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5 ways to spruce up your Windows desktop, starting with moving the taskbar to another side of the screen...
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Is your Mac's desktop looking a little messy? Tidy it up in a flash with these tips and tricks...
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  • here's the thing
    Founding editor, 2011 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Tech blogger, 2007 - 2011
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Greetings! I'm the founding editor of here's the thing, your source for practical, no-nonsense advice about gadgets and technology. I've been covering the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology for more than a dozen years. Previously, I was the Gadget Hound on Yahoo! News, and my articles have appeared in TIME, PC Magazine, Wired, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, Mobile Magazine, Mac|Life, and more.
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  • New York University
    English, MA, 1991 - 1993
  • University of California, Davis
    English, BA, 1987 - 1991
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