Instagram Makes it Easy to Follow People by Scanning ‘Nametags’ by @MattGSouthern

Instagram is reportedly in the process of rolling out a new feature which is similar to Snapchat’s QR codes.The new “Nametags” will make it easier to follow people on Instagram that you meet in real life, and easier for them to follow you back.Instagram will generate an image that is unique to each user. Another user can then scan the image with the Instagram app to automatically follow that person. > At least one user has reported seeing this feature

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What Is Topical Authority: Everything You Need to Know by @beanstalkim

Topical authority, a deceptively simple premise and in that simplicity lies its seductive draw. And with that draw, and the success of the improved rankings will come, lies the danger.Topical authority, as many of us think of it today, will die and with it the enormous resources that went into developing it for our sites.But let’s put a pin in that thought. The question we promised to answer in this article is, “What is topical authority?”So, let’s begin there.Topical authority

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How To Upgrade Or Replace Your PC’s RAM

Adding memory is one of the easier ways to boost your PC’s performance. There are a few things to check before spending your money, though, so let’s talk about them.As with most things about upgrading your PC, figuring out what you need and then doing some comparison shopping is the hard part. After that, physically installing your new memory is a breeze by comparison. Here are some of the things you’ll need to figure out when making your decision.Generally speaking, more

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The Best Ways to Automatically Back Up the Photos on Your Smartphone

The best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time that’s going to be your smartphone. You probably capture lots of important moments with your phone, so you also need to make sure you’re keeping those moments backed up.When it comes to all-encompassing picture backups, it’s hard to beat Google Photos. It’s available on both Android and iOS, and offers unlimited photo storage. Like I said, it’s hard to beat.RELATED: How to Use Google Photos

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How to Remove Facebook from Your Life (And Why That’s Nearly Impossible)

The #DeleteFacebook campaign is a pretty clear call to action, but most people saying they want to delete their account never do. Why? Because Facebook is really hard to get rid of. If you want to rid yourself of Facebook, I’m going to tell you how, but you probably won’t do it.Deleting your Facebook account is technically simple. Head to the account deletion page, click the “Delete My Account” button, enter your password and a captcha, and boom, it’s done.Okay,

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How to Change Fonts on Samsung Phones

Hate the stock font on your Samsung phone? You’re in luck, because you can change it up whenever you like. They even have font packs available for download.If you’re just looking to change the font up a bit, it’s incredibly simple. Pull down the notification shade and tap that cog icon.Tap the “Display” option, and then tap the “Font and Screen Zoom” setting. In this menu, you can change screen zoom and font size options, but if you scroll to

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How To Upgrade or Replace Almost Any PC Component

Upgrading and replacing PC components can be a little tricky, but it’s something anyone can learn to do. Let’s take a look at how to choose and install those upgrades.We’ve spent the last few weeks systematically going through our How-To Geek test PC and swapping out every single part you might want to upgrade, replace, or improve. Most of it’s simple, if somewhat tedious, but beginners might have a little trouble getting oriented. No worries! Follow the steps in the

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How to Find Out What Model of Android Phone You Have

ow to Find Out What Model of Android Phone You Have Because of the sheer number of Android phones out there, it can be a challenge to figure out (or remember) which handset you have. Here’s how you can find out. The first thing you should try is looking on the phone itself to see if the model number is printed there, so start by flipping your phone over. If you’re running a Samsung or LG handset, there’s a good

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Should Individually Targeted Advertising Be Banned?

FYI / USEFUL TIPS AND HEADLINES Privacy is dead, and targeted advertising is the economic incentive that killed it. But what if individually targeted advertising was banned?That’s what David Dayen is proposing in an editorial for the New Republic:The ban I propose would be rather straightforward: The U.S. would disallow all individually targeted ads, with large fines or even removal from the public airwaves for repeated violations. Nothing tied to a user’s identity should be used to serve them a

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