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Facebook public post embedding announced

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Is Facebook moving away from a mainly private social network?  Until now, there wasn’t an easy way to embed Facebook status updates, posts, or your favorite photo/video of the moment into other news websites or blogs.  Well, today that all changed.  Facebook wants to branch out into more “live” web events – think Twitter-esque.  Only a handful ofRead More…

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Canon Pixma Comix app on Facebook review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon’s new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printableRead More…

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The instant camera goes digital with the Polaroid Socialmatic camera

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Most people my age and older have heard of Polaroid instant cameras, although they went out of style once digital photography became mainstream. Recently, Socialmatic LLC announced that they have an agreement with Polaroid to market a new-age instant camera, the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. This camera brings the old style of printing out photos directly fromRead More…

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Teach Your Kids How to Safely Use Social Sites

on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Call me old fashioned, but my daughter didn’t have a Facebook account until she was 15.  Kids as young as 13 are allowed on Facebook, and there used to be (probably still are) some websites designed specifically for even younger kids.  Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids have worked together to create the BeSeenRead More…

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Motionbox Video Service and Roku Giveaway

on Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Motionbox is a video-sharing site that offers better quality and more security settings than YouTube, and  – according to one customer – lets you share your personal videos with your family and friends but not “with the creeps of the world.”  There are three levels of service.  The free Basic level allows you to uploadRead More…

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Sharing and Tweeting

on Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Some of you may have noticed the two buttons that I recently added to the bottom of each review here on The Gadgeteer. Instead of assuming that you all know what they can be used for, I thought I would be proactive and explain them.