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Did you know Amazon had a section on its website for hiring local contractors for just about every home installation or repair job? It even allows you to hire people for odd jobs. This service offers an alternative to Angie's List for contractors and TaskRabbit for odd jobs. The benefit to using Amazon with regards to Angie's List is that you don't have to pay a subscription fee. Another benefit with regards to both AL and TR is that you have the full weight of Amazon guaranteeing the work. Of course there are other pros and cons so you'll have to check it out. This article goes into more detail. https://www.thrillist.com/tech/nation/amazons-home-service-section-lets-you-hire-local-help

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Feeling a little arcade nostalgia? The internet can help.

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iPhone user?  If you were looking forward to using the mobile payment platform of Apple Pay, there may be trouble ahead.

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As we see it, Google+ is not really that bad of a social network. The design is very clean and easily readable. The photo features are arguably the best of all the networks.

Google+ is also a good way to build a professional brand/identity with its authorship feature and blog-like capabilities.

But as a personal social network for sharing with family and friends, its big problem is that most people don't have enough family and friends on the network. What's the point of sharing if there's no one to share with?

In fact, this is also a problem who want to use Google+ professionally, like a LinkedIn. How can one network if there's no one to network with? And what's the point of creating content if no one is listening? Moreover, with all the rumors surrounding its future, it's questionable to keep posting content if the network might be closed down.

This article goes deeper into the issue of the challenges facing Google+, and is one of the better explanations of its shortcomings.

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Anyone remember messing around with BASIC on an old IBM-clone computer?  Today it turns 50 years old.

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As Ziggy Marley sang in Tomorrow People, you don't know your past, you don't know you're future.  In this article, Walt Mossberg reviews the past 25 years of technology history.

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If Apple products are your internet surfboards of choice, then this list article about overlooked or under-utilized features of Siri should be of interest.  Although using Siri to open apps, the first feature on the list, is a waste of time (by the time you turn on Siri you could have opened the app), the rest are pretty handy.

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Why doesn't Facebook have a "favorite" feature like Twitter?  Most of us have wanted to call up an old post or photo of our own or by a friend, but it is usually a chore to find it.  For internet surfers who use the Chrome browser, there's a solution in the form of a browser extension called "Facebook Favorite."  It lets you bookmark your favorite posts so that you can quickly find them again if desired.

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Looking for a cloud storage service?  Here's a list of 22.  You're bound to find one you like, or even more than one.

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This article points out a few services that will automatically upload your photos to a cloud storage service with mobile apps.  That way you can delete all those photos on your photos to clear out storage space.  It also provides simple instructions for manually transferring photos to your computer if you need a refresher.

Here's a little extra advice.  The article doesn't mention Google+, but it is as a good alternative to the other cloud storage services mentioned because of its excellent photo editing tools.  Also don't forget to turn on the "upload over wi-fi only" option in most of the apps to save on your data usage.
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