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Eight great Gmail tips

When it comes to managing your email, Google’s free Gmail is easily one of the most efficient tools around. Here are eight tips for using some of its best features.

Facebook cleanses pages of fraudulent "Likes"

Facebook plans to cleanse pages of fraudulent "Likes" that have been injected by scammers to impart a false sense of popularity on profiles.

Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

Patent wrangles and Twitter strangles

Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman join host Chris Breen to discuss the recent Samsung v Apple patent case as well as some unwelcome Twitter changes.

Posts for iPad

If you need to write and post to a blog when you're out and about, Posts is a well-designed app that's of particular value for managing blogs.

Backup Plus automates photo and video backups from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube

With the release of the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac, Seagate has reinvented its line of portable hard drives, incorporating a number of desirable features into its new design.

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

Twitter app makers trying to figure out the future

Twitter's recent API rule changes place various limits on what third-party app developers can offer. Staff writer Lex Friedman spoke to the developers behind several popular Twitter clients to find out what the future holds.

From DVD to iMovie to Facebook

A reader rips out his hair while attempting to create a workflow for ripping video from a DVD of his concert performance and posting the resulting clips to Facebook. Chris Breen saves his follicles from further stress.

Twitter's developer crackdown offers App.net a chance to rethink microblogging

Twitter on Thursday issued its strictest crackdown yet on how third-party developers can leverage the service's API. That move may hasten the growth of upstart App.net.