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8 Tips to Keep Your Snapchat Secure

Snapchat is one of the highest rated apps for both iOS and Android devices. It has taken the world by storm with its mixture of timed photos and videos, while others love the direct access it grants to celebrities and other people of interest. 

Its popularity relies on the immediate destruction of messages sent between users. People of all ages use Snapchat to send illicit selfies set to self-destruct after a certain time. If the receiver takes a screenshot of the message, the sender is notified — but nothing else happens. There are now numerous apps used to evade the inbuilt Snapchat alert, prompting serious security and privacy issues. 
This is just one instance of a Snapchat privacy issue.

This guide includes eight Snapchat security and privacy tips for you. 



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20 Tips Every First-Time Chromebook User Should Know

So you’ve taken the time to consider the Chromebook’s upsides and downsides and decided to get one? Great choice! I got my first Chromebook several months ago and I’ve never been happier with a laptop. And while your mileage may vary, I’m sure you’ll be happy with yours too. 

But Chromebooks do come with a learning curve. Your new device will feel weird compared to a MacBook or Surface Laptop, so give it time. After a week or so, I promise you’ll fall in love. That being said, here are several Chromebook tips and tricks to speed up that process. 



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The A-Z of Kodi - Everything You Need to Know

At first glance, Kodi is a simple app. When you run it for the first time, nothing looks too complicated or seems too confusing. And if you’re happy just to use the software at a very basic level, that’s all good. It is easy to set up and use. But once you scratch below the surface and delve into some of Kodi’s most powerful features, you’re entering a confusing world of acronyms, jargon, and long phrases. 

Whether you’re a Kodi newbie who’s considering switching to the app for all your home theater needs, or a Kodi veteran who wants to brush up on some essential terms, keep reading. Here’s MakeUseOf’s A-Z guide of everything Kodi.



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Why You Should Stop Using a Raspberry Pi for Everything

Want to make a web connected doodad that flashes an LED? You could probably use a Raspberry Pi! After all, when you only have a hammer in your toolkit, it’s easy to to view everything as a nail. But you shouldn’t, and here’s why. 



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25 Essential Nintendo 3DS Games

Whether you’ve just picked up a 3DS, or have owned one for a while, there’s never a bad time to expand your games library. But with the wealth of titles on offer, how do you choose? Allow us to show you the very best titles for your handheld console. No matter your favorite genre, you’re sure to find something you will love from this list!



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How iWork Works - The Basics of Pages, Numbers and Keynote

Have you always dismissed Apple’s productivity apps as unsuitable for your office needs? I did, ever since I bought my first Mac a couple of years ago. The unfamiliar interface and features of the iWork apps represented a learning curve that I didn’t have the time or the inclination to navigate. Until recently. 

As part of my attempt to create a minimalist and more efficient Mac experience, I’m exploring various first party macOS apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. I invite you to explore them along with me. You might just discover that iWork has the potential to be your go-to office suite after all.



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Make Your Own Mario Game - Scratch Basics for Kids and Adults

Did you know that anybody can make a video game without programming? Though there are several beginner-friendly languages, you don’t have to spend half a year learning Java or C++ to build a game. You could choose from many tools for various types of games, but one great option for kids (and adults) is MIT’s free Scratch.

Scratch is a tool that lets you drag-and-drop assets to create games or animations. It’s easy to understand, but teaches the building blocks of programming in the process. Let’s see what you can create in Scratch, then walk through the steps to creating a simple Mario game.  



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The Android Beginner's Guide - How To Set Up Your First Smartphone

So you got your first Android phone? Congrats! Having a smartphone is going to open up a whole new world of videos, articles, social networks, educational content, and interest groups. The possibilities are endless. 

But this world can be a bit overwhelming, especially for someone who’s new to it. So I’m going to walk you through how to setup and use your new Android phone. 



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The Complete Hearthstone Guide for Leveling Up Your Game

If you’ve been playing Hearthstone for a while, there’s a good chance you’re ready to level up your game. Maybe you’ve been finishing your seasons with ranks in the high teens. Or you want to start winning more than three Arena games in your runs. No matter: it’s time to step it up, and here’s how you do it. 



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What Type of Linux Desktop or Laptop Should You Buy?

Unlike Windows and macOS users, most Linux users build their own computers and throw Linux on them. Despite its growing popularity, especially among system administrators and server buffs, Linux hasn’t entered mainstream computers. But you can buy computers with Linux pre-installed! 

While pre-built Linux machines are a rarity, they’re not completely non-existent. While installing a Linux operating system is easy, buying a purpose-built Linux PC provides perks such as guaranteed support, reliability, and an excellent out-of-the-box experience. This guide covers some of the best Linux PCs available — and why you need one. 



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