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How to digitize photos: From mobile apps to scanning services

Are you thinking of digitizing old photos? Creating a digital copy of your precious memories is a great idea – it ensures you’ll always have a backup if the originals should be damaged or lost. Digitized photos can also be edited; depending on your skills and software, you can enlarge, crop and correct flaws in your photos. more
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Pet names & family birthdays: Popular passwords in different countries

Would you use your pet’s name as a password? This is a popular option in the UK. Or your wife’s birthday? Then you might be German! A mail.com survey sheds light on password trends in several different countries. more
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Feeling misunderstood? Tone indicators help clarify meaning online

If you are a frequent user of social media platforms, you may have spotted additions to people’s posts in the form of a slash and a letter, like this: /srs. This is called a tone indicator. Like the tone of a person’s voice pitched higher to indicate a question or louder to indicate anger, these markers help clarify the meaning of the words. more
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How to make emojis from a keyboard on your laptop or computer

We all know how to make emojis on our phones, but did you know there is an emoji keyboard on your laptop as well? Today we show you three easy ways to do emojis on a computer – whether Windows or Mac – and where to find the emojis in your mail.com email. more
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Plants that can send and receive emails

You may have heard of people setting up email accounts or social media accounts for their pets. But for a tree!? It turns out that plant emails are actually a thing, and not just for bored owners of houseplants.
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Feel like sending a message to your favorite tree? In Melbourne, it’s possible!
Scientists and local politicians have sown the seeds for this green phenomenon. more
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What is green computing?

In the modern world, most of us use computing equipment on a daily basis at home or at work. So do you ever wonder about the environmental impact of all this computer usage? Or how the electricity costs related to computers affects your wallet or a company’s bottom line?
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Will turning off your laptop at night contribute to a sustainable future?
From giant data centers to your personal laptop, green computing is all about cutting energy consumption and recycling resources to build a more sustainable future. more
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Why is it hard to detect sarcasm in emails and texts?

Your friend emails that a first date “…could not have gone better”. Was it true love or a fiasco? If you can’t tell, you are not alone. Sarcasm is notoriously hard to interpret in emails and texts.
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Not sure if that message is sarcastic? You’re not alone!
mail.com explains why – and helps you do better. more
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Artificial intelligence and email writing

Have you ever stared at your full email inbox and wished you could wave a magic wand to write a reply to each one? While that future has not yet arrived, artificial intelligence is already making its mark on some aspects of email writing.
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How do you write better emails with artificial intelligence?
Find out how AI is becoming an increasingly commonplace tool in the email writing process. more
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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things, IoT, smart devices, the fourth industrial revolution – you may have heard these words tossed around with increasing frequency in the last few years. And lots of items that used to be “dumb,” from coffee machines to cars, are now connected to the internet.
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The Internet of Things connects countless smart devices
So what is the Internet of Things, how does the IoT work – and why do you need it? more
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Beware of online romance scams!

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love.
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Is it true love or an online scam? Learn the signs of a romance scammer.
Romance scams, which often take the form of catfishing, are online dating hoaxes that target unsuspecting singles. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. more
25 people found this article helpful.