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.”

The Texas Tribune: How to help and get help in Texas as the winter storm causes power outages

The Texas Tribune: How to help and get help in Texas as the winter storm causes power outages. “Millions of Texans are without power, heat and essential services during a winter storm that has led to freezing temperatures and hazardous road conditions throughout the state. City officials, local outreach teams and other organizations are providing warming shelters and support for people seeking help. Many nonprofit organizations are also asking for donations so they can help people experiencing homelessness or those who are in need of support. Here’s a list of the resources being offered in cities across the state.”

GameStop stock hearing: How to watch Robinhood and Reddit CEOs testify before Congress (CNET)

CNET: GameStop stock hearing: How to watch Robinhood and Reddit CEOs testify before Congress. “On Thursday, Feb. 18, the House Committee on Financial Services is holding a virtual hearing, titled ‘Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.’ The chief executives of Reddit, Robinhood, Citadel and Melvin Capital will be in attendance, along with the Reddit poster who spearheaded the GameStop buying frenzy. Here’s how to watch the hearing and some background on what led to Congress getting involved.”

Mashable: The best podcasts on conspiracy theories and disinformation

Mashable: The best podcasts on conspiracy theories and disinformation. “Our list below includes some of the best podcast episodes, mini or limited series podcasts, and full-length podcasts that tackle dangerous conspiracy theories like QAnon, COVID-19 misinformation, political disinformation, Big Tech’s culpability for viral spread, and everything in between. From its history and psychology to more immediate current events and personal tolls, we sought out podcasts that covered these complex, interwoven issues from every possible angle.”

How-To Geek: How to See an iPhone App’s Privacy Details Before Installing It

How-To Geek: How to See an iPhone App’s Privacy Details Before Installing It. “Until recently, the ways iPhone and iPad apps could track you or use your personal data wasn’t entirely transparent to the user. Apple has set out to change that with new App Store labels that represent a sort of ‘Nutritional Label’ for digital privacy. At a glance, you are now able to see the privacy performance of each app and decide whether it fits your personal comfort level.”

Make Tech Easier: 10 Chrome Flags You Should Enable to Boost Your Browsing

Make Tech Easier: 10 Chrome Flags You Should Enable to Boost Your Browsing. “Chrome Flags come and go at a rapid rate. These features have been aptly renamed to ‘Experiments’ by Google because they let you enable, disable and customize various features that are yet to make it into the mainline Chrome release. Quite often, these features never end up making it into the full version of Chrome. But there are some real gems in Chrome flags which can really enhance your browsing, so we’ve put together a list of the best of them for you here.”

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products (PC World)

PC World: Best password managers: Reviews of the top products. “…password managers vary widely in their capabilities and cost, so we compared several of the most popular. All support Windows Mac OS, Android, and iOS, as well as the major browsers. And all will let you sync your data across multiple devices, though you may have pay extra for the privilege. Here are our top two picks, followed by tips on what to look for when shopping for a password manager and links to full reviews of all the products.”

Distractify: Hive Social Is a New Social Media App That Apparently Blew up Over Night

Distractify: Hive Social Is a New Social Media App That Apparently Blew up Over Night. “The Hive Social app is apparently the newest, trendiest social media platform for Gen Z. Based on Hive’s Twitter account, it aims to be similar to Instagram, but without the annoying ads and finicky algorithm. And a lot of people who are sick of Facebook and Twitter’s social networking monopoly are excited to join. But what exactly is Hive Social? We did a deeper dive.”

Wired: How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails

Wired: How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails. “It might not matter for all those newsletters, special offers, and account notifications that clog up your inbox, but what about emails and documents you really need access to? It helps to have at least some of your emails backed up in another location so that you can always get at them, offline or otherwise.”