CNET: 21 best podcasts to binge right now

CNET: 21 best podcasts to binge right now. “Say what you will about 2020 — and between the pandemic, political unrest and various environmental disasters, there’s a lot to say — but it was a strong year for podcasts. As 2021 rolls on, there’s a whole lot of good ‘casts for your ear holes that you may have missed from the last timultuous year. Plus, there are new podcats constantly turning up, like a surprise collaboration between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.”

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension. “You can try to combat data-collection in all kinds of fun ways, including manually blocking or clearing the data companies have on you and preventing yourself from being tracked as much as possible with various adblockers, anti-tracking extensions, and privacy-themed browsers, but considering the number of systems out there tracking you, those methods can only be so effective. AdNauseum works on a different principle.”

Journalism .co .uk: How to track down case studies for your next article

Journalism .co .uk: How to track down case studies for your next article. “Whether it is a woman who bought a divorce horse or a parent homeschooling five children, finding a case study can sometimes feel like more of an art than a science. Yet, the human experience is at the heart of journalism and it is a vital skill to be able to track down individuals with compelling stories. There are a number of methods that can be deployed to find the right person to illustrate a story, no matter how obscure the request may seem.”

PC World: How to file your taxes for free

PC World: How to file your taxes for free. “Tax filing season is here again and, apparently, not ‘resting quietly at home’ due to COVID-19. Disappointing as that is, beginning February 12, 2021, the IRS is accepting e-filed tax returns. So at least you can file without having to leave the house. Word has it there’s another stimulus check on the way, but what you may not know is that due to regulations associated with this stimulus check, you may need to file a 2020 tax return if you haven’t filed a tax return in prior years.”

MakeUseOf: How to Mute Specific Words and Hashtags on Twitter

MakeUseOf: How to Mute Specific Words and Hashtags on Twitter. “Sometimes, Twitter can be an information overload—from bad news, to spammy trends, to content that you have no interest in engaging with. Luckily, it’s possible to tune your timeline and notifications to filter out harmful content or topics you’d rather not see on your timeline. Read on to learn how to mute tweets that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis, or hashtags.”

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome. “Unfortunately, time management isn’t the easiest skill to acquire, especially if you’re busy stressing about how bad your time management is. There are tools that can help, however. And if you work online, there are extensions for Google’s popular Chrome browser that can help you more effectively manage your time. Struggling to make the minutes meet? Consider one of these extensions to help you get better at time management.”

Chrome Unboxed: 3 Hidden Features In Chrome OS 88 You Can Try Right Now

Chrome Unboxed: 3 Hidden Features In Chrome OS 88 You Can Try Right Now. “While there are plenty of shiny new gems to play with, there are some hidden features in Chrome OS 88 that you can enable with very little effort and enjoy and add to your Chromebook toolbox. We’ve covered each of these features at some point as they moved their way up from the Canary channel but now, you can enable each of them in the Stable channel with just the flip of a switch.”

Artnet: Want to Learn More About Black Artists During Black History Month? Here’s a List of Resources to Get You Started

Artnet: Want to Learn More About Black Artists During Black History Month? Here’s a List of Resources to Get You Started. “In honor of Black History Month, we put together a list of what social media accounts to follow, videos and films to watch, and books to read to catch yourself up on Black art history. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and of course there are many other ways to learn. But for those looking for a way in, here are some suggestions on where you can begin.”

DigitalNC: Six Steps To Consider Before Scanning Vertical Files

DigitalNC: Six Steps To Consider Before Scanning Vertical Files. “Vertical files are also the worst – for digitization that is. The same thing that makes them valuable for research – their convenience, their long term growth, and the variety of contents – makes them incredibly challenging to scan. If you’re interested in digitizing vertical files, we have suggestions! These have been compiled from our own experience at NCDHC along with the experiences of a number of our partners who kindly responded to a recent email asking for advice.”

The Next Web: Check if your photos were used to develop facial recognition systems with this free tool

The Next Web: Check if your photos were used to develop facial recognition systems with this free tool . “The search engine checks whether your photos were included in the datasets by referencing Flickr identifiers such as username and photo ID. It doesn’t use any facial recognition to detect the images. If it finds an exact match, the results are displayed on the screen. The images are then loaded directly from Flickr.com.”

Lifehacker Australia: How to Get the Most Out of Apple News Now That Facebook Is a No-Go

Lifehacker Australia: How to Get the Most Out of Apple News Now That Facebook Is a No-Go. “If you’re familiar with the service – awesome. If you’re new to it however and would like some insight into how best to use it, we’re here to help. Here are some tips on how to make sure you’re curating your news experience to suit your needs and preferences i.e. all Lifehacker, all the time (I’m joking).”

Fast Company: Facebook has banned Australian news, but there’s a workaround

Fast Company: Facebook has banned Australian news, but there’s a workaround. “It’s unlikely that the news ban will last forever, at least in its current form….But in the meantime, Facebook users are stuck without a way to share reliable information on the world’s largest social media platform. That’s not ideal, given how easily misinformation can flourish on Facebook instead. Fortunately, there is a workaround.”

The A&T Register: 4 Virtual Black art exhibits to see for Black History Month

The A&T Register: 4 Virtual Black art exhibits to see for Black History Month. “It is important to not only take the time to honor the African Americans who made a tremendous impact in our country’s social, civil and political history, but to also honor the African American artists who have created remarkable, awe-inspiring visuals of the Black experience in America. Listed below are a few virtual Black art exhibits to see for Black History Month and beyond.”

Digital Inspiration: How Spammers Avoid the Gmail Spam Filter through Google Forms

Digital Inspiration: How Spammers Avoid the Gmail Spam Filter through Google Forms. “Gmail is very effective at filtering spam emails but spammers seem to have figured out a new way to bypass the spam filters and send emails that land right in the user’s inbox. The emails are sent through Google Forms and because the messages originate from Google’s own email servers, they do not get caught in the spam filters.”