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Do you teach your children how to responsibly use social media? Do you practice what you preach? The things that we do now on social media may impact ourselves and our children later. | http://littletechgirl.com/2015/08/21/what-impression-is-your-online-personality-making-on-your-kids/ #Responsibility #RefreshYourFunny
Making healthy life choices is not just about the food that we eat, what we choose to drink, or whether or not we choose to brush our teeth before bed. It is also about actions, the type of people we become, and the impressions that we make on others. For parents, helping our children make their own healthy and smart choices is extremely important. And the choices that we make may directly impact our children. Your Social Reputation This month Re...
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Are you still printing out contracts, signing them, and scanning them?? Please stop! Check out these 9 Tools that you MUST use in your business to save paper and time. 

http://littletechgirl.com/2015/08/16/9-tools-to-save-paper-be-more-efficient-in-your-business/ #smallbiz   #techtips   #businesstips
While using my Surface 3 pen to sign a contract received via email I decided to write this post about the process. Why? It amazes me how many conversations I have with friends and I hear them say "My printer was acting up today and I really needed to get that contract signed." I usually say, "Why are you trying to print a contract anyway?" There are still some people that receive a contract via email, print it out, sign it, scan it and email it b...
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Saving on your power during summer is key!@DirectEnergy can help you #LiveBrighter. Read more at https://ooh.li/113748e #AD
Find affordable rates for electricity and natural gas from Direct Energy, the largest provider of home services.
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What was in this box as big as I am? This awesome @Casio_US CGP-700 keyboard. My 9 year old son who up until now could care less about music (unlike the rest of the family) has suddenly taken an interest in music. He's been playing with this for like an hour and keeps telling me that he's making a mix. :) #ltg #music
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Is it weird that I'm very excited about swapping out some bulbs in my house for these @CreeBulb LED bulbs? Hoping to save some $$ on my electric bill over time. #CreatewithCree #ad
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Are you are on Periscope? Follow me @LittleTechGirl!
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Do you talk to your kids about responsible alcohol use early on? If not, you should! http://go-faar.org/1S9hvpN  #Responsibility #SummerResponsibility
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Do you ever think about what impression your online personality might make on your kids? If not... you should.  #responsibility  #ad

http://littletechgirl.com/2015/08/21/what-impression-is-your-online-personality-making-on-your-kids/
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Looking for ways to save energy in your home? | 6 Ways to Direct Your Energy and #LiveBrighter #DirectEnergy

http://littletechgirl.com/2015/08/10/6-ways-to-direct-your-energy-and-livebrighter/
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Google will retire Google+ Photos starting 1st AUG

From Google:

"In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout."

Google Photos Help Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/115899483237483386886

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo

Google Photos Help Center:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2x

What's happening to Google+ photos:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2y

Picasa Web Albums Help Center:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2z
(PWA was used for G+ photos)


Download all your pictures from Google+

Use Google Takeout for instance if you wish to re-upload your original size Google+ photos in the larger free size (High quality) that Google Photos offers without taking up storage:

Go to https://www.google.com/settings/takeout and login

- Click "Select none" then scroll down to "Google photos"
- click on the grey arrow next to "All photo albums"
- choose either "Include all photo albums" or "Select photo albums"
- click into the box (a green check mark will appear)
- At the bottom of the page, click "Next"
- Choose how you want to get the data ("File type" and "Delivery method"), then click "Create archive"

Selecting albums you can choose which ones to download.

"Download your data" FAQ
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190

#Photos     #GooglePlus     #GooglePhotos     #Download     #Takeout  
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  • LittleTechGirl Media
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Kris Cain Photography
    Owner, 2002 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    Network App Specialist, 1995 - 2012
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Tech Geek & Blogger @ LittleTechGirl.com | Social Media Consultant | Web Designer | Speaker
Introduction

Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She has experience building and troubleshooting computers both personally and professionally. She has been a secretary. She has worked an IT help desk fielding calls and troubleshooting software and hardware issues. She has done field support wandering the campus installing, replacing, and troubleshooting hardware and software. There is a good reason why jeans are still her favorite thing to wear. That is what you wear when you have to carry dirty computers all day! And now, she works behind the scenes on the network administration side. Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet.

On her blog, LittleTechGirl.com she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind. You can find her from day to day on Twitter and Facebook. She is Tech Editor on Mom Blog Magazine, Featured Writer on Type-A Parent, Contributing Writer on Blogher.com, Tech Writer on SocialMoms.com, and National Apple Gear & Chicago Tech Gear writer on Examiner.com.

Kris has been involved in Social Media for around 10 years. She has experience building web communities for moms, manning forums, web building and more. Her latest project,ChiTownMoms.net is really taking off and becoming a great resource for Chicago area moms.

Kris was a featured speaker at the Type-A Mom conference, 2009, 2010, and 2011. She also spoke at Gleek Retreat 2010 and 2011. She spoke at Blogalicious 2010 and on a panel with other mom bloggers at the Child’s Play Communications Blogger Brunch about working with brands. She has been featured in several articles both online and in print, been interviewed for 2 books, been interviewed for Ebony Magazine, and had her photo show up in Essence Magazine. She has even been on the cover of a local newspaper for Mother’s Day. She has connected with great companies such as AMD, AT&T, Intel, HP, eBay, Keurig, Chevy, Cisco, MSI, Little Debbie, Kenmore, Sears, Western Digital, Google, CNN, Verizon, and more.

Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be a busy body really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that.

For even more information on me, check out my profile at KrisCain.net.

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I once came 2 inches from Prince. And... I have not 1, but 2 sets of twins!
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  • UIC
  • Olive Harvey College
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