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  • Sharing photos is probably the most popular activity on Facebook. Yet with new features being added all the time, you may not know all the ways you can access and share your own pics – and those of others.

    Trick #1 – Download a photo from someone else’s page

    This one’s easy, and you probably know it already: Facebook has enabled the ability to download high-resolution images from other people's pages  - not just the low-res versions you get by right clicking. Click on a picture to make it full screen, then hit options,choose download and you should get the highest resolution of the photo that Facebook has stored.

    Trick #2 – Download a photo from someone else’s page via your smartphone

    ·     On iPhones (and other iOS devices) tap the photo in your news feed so it goes full screen, then hold your finger on the picture for a few seconds. An option to “save photo” will pop up. Once you choose that option, the picture will be saved in your camera roll.

    ·     On Android phones, it’s a little more

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  • Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. And yep – the glass will be shattered. So after you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?

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  • When my garden hose twists into a tangled mess, it doesn’t just make my hose more prone to cracking and leaking; it makes my patio look so messy. But to solve these dire problems, is the only answer to buy a $650 robotic hose?

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  • What not to buy on Amazon
    What not to buy on Amazon

    Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.

  • Let’s Make This Official: The Post-Credit Scenes Aren’t Part of Marvel Movies
    Let’s Make This Official: The Post-Credit Scenes Aren’t Part of Marvel Movies

    Guardians of the Galaxy comes out this weekend and according to director James Gunn, audiences who see it opening night will be the first to glimpse the post-credits tease at the end of the film, whatever it may be. Logic suggests it will have something to do with Avengers: Age of Ultron, the next Marvel movie, but perhaps it will look even further ahead, much as the last Avengers movie did in setting up the villain Thanos (who then wasn’t even cast for two years). The fan reaction was so positive, Marvel included a new teaser at the end of every movie’s credit sequence, but it’s never come close to replicating the excitement and surprise that came with seeing Samuel L. Jackson, in an eyepatch, talking about the “Avengers Initiative.” Iron Man 2 ended with a wink at the upcoming Thor. Next, Thor had a scene teasing The Avengers—that scene was directed by Joss Whedon and informed the plot of his movie much more than the one we’d just watched (which was directed by Kenneth Branagh).  

  • Russia says confused by Obama's accusations over Malaysian jet crash probe

    Russia is puzzled by U.S. President Barack Obama's suggestion that Moscow was not cooperating with an international investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airline's jet earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. "The words of U.S. President B. Obama that Russia is not cooperating with an international investigation into the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing cause confusion," the ministry said in a statement. Obama has said Russia has a direct responsibility to compel pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with the investigation and that the burden is now on Moscow to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking the investigation.

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead
    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773
    Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.

  • Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People
    Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

    The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, said Cameron Smith, an anthropologist at Portland State University in Oregon. "To do that, to carry that on, you have to have all of that extreme specialization" in skill sets and job descriptions, Smith said.

  • US slams Gaza strike, 'crazy' Israeli attacks on Kerry
    US slams Gaza strike, 'crazy' Israeli attacks on Kerry

    Amid the escalating death toll in Gaza, US officials finally sharpened their tone Wednesday condemning an attack on a UN school as patience with "crazy" Israeli criticism of would-be-peacemaker John Kerry snapped. "Obviously nothing justifies the killing of innocent civilians seeking shelter in a UN facility," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf acknowledged, in some of the toughest US comments since the start of the 23-day fighting in the Gaza Strip. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan also condemned "those responsible for hiding weapons in United Nations facilities in Gaza" and warned of rising fears that thousands of Palestinians who have been told by Israel to leave their homes increasingly had nowhere to go in the blockaded narrow coastal strip. Relations between Israel and its staunch ally the United States have plunged in recent days after Kerry returned from a mission to the Middle East to try to broker a ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas militants.

  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids
    Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.

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