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The East Bay
Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
As seen in:  PC World, CIO, Macworld, TechHive, TechRadar

Freelancer for @pcworld, @greenbot, @macworld, @techradar, others. Oakland A's fan. I sometimes skateboard. I'm not a cat. #CatChat. nmediati at gmail dot com

How to prevent your iPhone's screen from rotating — There's nothing worse than your phone switching orientations on you at random, just because you tilted it slightly too far in one direction or another. OK, there are things worse than that, but hyperbole aside, the above example is still enough to make you grumble at your phone.

Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may arrive next week — You've heard about it. You've read about it. You may have even Tweeted about it. But it looks as if Twitter's non-chronological "algorithmic" timeline is almost here. According to a BuzzFeed report published Friday, the company plans to unveil its algorithmic timeline "as soon as next week."

How to back up your contacts on your iPhone and Mac — It goes without saying, but digital address books are great. You have instant access to all of your contacts, and your brother's phone number is just a few keystrokes away. But just as you can misplace your real-world address book, you can just as easily lose your digital one if you aren't careful.

How to leave an iMessage group text on iOS — Quick show of hands: How many of you have gotten stuck in a multi-person iMessage session that caused your phone to go "buzz" every five seconds? Yep. We've all been there. In the old days, in order to escape the constant buzzing, you had to turn on iOS's system-wide Do Not Disturb feature or switch off all notifications for the Messages app.

Google's Project Skybender uses drones to bring super fast Internet to the skies — If you follow Google relatively closely, you probably know about Project Loon, an effort to provide Internet access to those in rural areas or affected by natural disasters using LTE-equipped balloons. According to a new report from The Guardian, Project Loon has some company.

Today's your last day to claim your free 15GB of OneDrive storage — If you are a OneDrive user and want to keep your 15GB of free storage, you have only a few hours left to ensure your OneDrive space doesn't disappear on you. In November, Microsoft announced that it was reducing its free OneDrive plan from 15GB of storage to 5GB.
Jan 31, 2016

PSA! It's your last day to claim free 15GB of OneDrive storage before being bumped to 5GB…

Jan 31, 2016

RT @BradChacos: PSA! It's your last day to claim free 15GB of OneDrive storage before being bumped to 5GB…

Jan 31, 2016

PSA: Today is your last chance to get 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage space for free - h/t @localnewsman

Report: Amazon wants to take on Spotify with a new music streaming service — Amazon is no stranger to media streaming, what with its Prime Music and Prime Video services. If a new report is any indication, though, it's about to take things up a notch. According to a recent report from the New York Post, the company has started work on a full-fledged streaming service similar to Apple Music and Spotify.

How to eject a disk properly on OS X — It is oh-so-tempting to just pull that flash drive out of your USB port when you're done with it. But resist the urge! Unceremoniously disconnecting an external drive from your Mac can result in all sorts of problems-namely, you could inadvertently damage files on the drive.

Will the iPad Save Media? Not Just Yet — Over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of buzz about how an Apple tablet would be print's savior, and how Apple would revolutionize the way we read. Now that the iPad has been introduced it's clear to me that the iPad takes this vision of a revolutionary way of presenting news only halfway.
Jan 29, 2016

@harrymccracken I was kind of hoping Apple would build out a “peridocial store” for the iPad & other devices:…

How to show your iPhone's battery percentage in the status bar — The battery icon in the iOS status bar just doesn't cut it. Not by itself. Sure, it'll give you a rough indication of your battery's charge status, but it's small and imprecise, and it may be hard to make out if your eyesight isn't the best.
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Feb 11, 2016

My old earbuds lasted for a good 4 years. This new pair gave up the ghost after about two weeks. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Feb 11, 2016

@oaklandishchick @gallopingael Kylo Ren? You mean the indie rock band thar was popular in the early-mid 2000s? Oh. That was Rilo Kiley. :P

Feb 11, 2016

@oaklandishchick I like to think that I’m merely being more selective with what I tweet. :P

Feb 10, 2016

According to Twitter Analytics, I tweeted over 1500 times in October 2014. January 2016? 174.

Feb 10, 2016

RT @mikeymadfist: @dtnick @pcworld LastPass is great. Especially with 2 Factor Authentication.

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