PCWorld: How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome. “Incognito Mode in Chrome can keep your browsing history secret unless you have a nosy Internet Service Provider, and you’re not using a VPN. But one thing incognito doesn’t keep secret are any bookmarks you’ve got. If you’ve ever wanted to keep a private collection of bookmarks the Chrome extension Hush is one solution.”
Social Media Explorer: The Ultimate Guide to Link Building. “Link building is one of the most surefire ways to skyrocket your website’s rankings. We can’t deny that massive quality link building was one of the methods that helped to rapidly put NinjaOutreach on the map. So in this competitor link building guide, we will share the steps we took to acquire those relevant, quality links, coupled with real data from some of our own link building campaigns.” I am not into SEO or link building or any of that stuff, but I couldn’t ignore this article – it was just too extensive. Very good.
Lifehacker: Ask an Expert: The Best Ways to Back Up Your Data. “‘World Backup Day’ is coming up this Friday on March 31st. I’m not exactly planning a hard drive party but it’s a good reminder to revisit your data storage solutions and consider new tech and best practices. Here to offer some advice are experts from the team at Seagate.” Interesting questions, and not just Seagate pushing its products.
TechRadar: The best free music-making software 2017 . “…access to the very best music editing software doesn’t have to come with the price tag you’re already imagining. These days there’s a veritable ocean of free software out there just waiting to turn your musical musings into chart-topping bangers. Here are the best five options, just for you.”
MakeUseOf: Are You Wrong? 5 Sites to Find Out. “The human mind is a complex beast. It draws information from various sources. Sometimes, odd things stick with us, and over time, our mind treats them as ‘facts’. Only one day, we find that it isn’t a fact at all. You’ll be surprised how often you are wrong. It’s not stupidity, gullibility, or any defect in you. Misconceptions happen, it’s a part of being human. Whether it’s the news you read, the “facts” you heard, or the things you believed in. As you grow up, you should want to challenge yourself, and figure out what you are wrong about and what you are right about. Here are a few sites to help.”
WIRED: How to Protect Your iCloud Account, Juuust in Case Those Hackers Aren’t Joking. “A HACKER GROUP called Turkish Crime Family says that it can access 250 million iCloud accounts, and will do so on April 7 to reset the password, locking people out of their accounts. They’ve even threatened to wipe people’s linked iPhones if Apple doesn’t pay up. And while it’s hard to tell how legitimate the threat is, their assertions make now as good a time to lock down your iCloud as ever.”
Quartz: Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free. “The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania…. These Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.”