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How To: Make an easy homemade compass for a kids activity

Learn how to make a fun educational craft at home with your children with help from this free tutorial. In this short video, learn how to make a simple compass perfect for children ages kindergarten and up. In just a few simple steps, you'll be teaching your children how to use and navigate their own way using the compass as a tool.

How To: Apps & Websites Send Your Activity to Facebook — Here's How to View, Manage & Delete It

It's pretty much a given at this point that Facebook has a lot of data on us. While you might be conscious of the data you share with Facebook when you post, upload photos, or chat with friends on Messenger, you might not be thinking about all the data it receives from websites and apps you use outside the social media giant. Now, you can actually do something about it.

How To: Send Animated Activity Stickers (That You Didn't Earn) in iMessages

If you have an Apple Watch, you might know that the activity awards you earn can be shared with your friends as iMessage stickers on your iPhone. However, you first have to earn achievements in order to use them as stickers. That changes somewhat with iOS 12, as Apple added animated activity stickers for all Apple Watch users, whether they've earned award badges or not.

How To: Go Incognito on Instagram by Turning Off Your Green Dot Activity Status

While it might be more common to chat with friends on apps like Twitter, Messenger, or WhatsApp, direct messages on Instagram are becoming more and more sophisticated. Case in point, the app is rolling out a new feature to users that shows a "green dot" next to friends who are online. Luckily, you don't have to let your followers know when you're browsing photos if you don't want to.

Coming Soon: Notification Filters in Instagram Will Help Organize Your Activity Alerts

Does your Activity page on Instagram feel cluttered? You're not alone. Instagram lumps all alerts into one long, chaotic timeline, so if you want to see comments or likes, you have to weed through everything else including shares from other users, memories, recommendations, and new follows. Instagram knows its a mess, and the company plans to add notification filters to sort things out.

How To: Stop Your iPhone from Counting Steps & Tracking Fitness Activity

Every iPhone since the 5S has come equipped with a microchip called a motion coprocessor, which collects data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses, and can then transfer that information to fitness apps that track physical activity. Essentially, the chip knows whether you're running, walking, sleeping, or driving — but what if you don't want it to?

How To: Stop Apps from Asking to Track Your iPhone Activity in iOS 14.5 for More Control Over Your Privacy

If you're like me, you're not too keen on being tracked. So when an app asks you if it can track your iPhone activity across other programs and websites for ads or data brokers, the answer is pretty much always "no." If you're tired of choosing "Ask App Not to Track" over and over again, there is a way to stop apps from even being able to ask in the first place.

How To: Download Your TikTok Data & Activity Report to See What's Been Collected About You

If you're concerned about your privacy, TikTok might not be the app for you. Its shady practices with user data have been the subject of concern, criticism, and even legal action by the US government. Then again, it's just so addicting. If, like me, you're not going to stop using TikTok anytime soon, you should at least know how to view the personal data it has collected on you.

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a direct line of sight. An amazing amount of information can be learned from this data, including when residents come and go, the manufacturer of all nearby wireless devices, and what on the network is in use at any given time.

CES 2015: Monitor Your Dog's Activity All Day Long with FitBark, a Wearable Health Tracker

Animal lovers, especially dog owners, know that pets are a part of the family, but it's often incredibly frustrating to know if and when something just isn't right with our furry companions. If you're out and about most of the day, your dog will be so happy to see you when you come home that you may have no idea they were tired and listless all day long, which can be a sign of health problems for your pup. This is where FitBark comes in.

How To: Get statistics on your mouse and keyboard activity on a Microsoft Windows PC

Interested to know how many times you've clicked your mouse of the course of the past month? How many keys you've typed? This clip will show you how it's done. With WinOMeter, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Do sand writing as a children's sensory activity

Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she has found colored sand is at Wal-Mart, but it is also available at craft stores and perhaps even at Home Depot or Lowes. You spread a thin layer of the sand onto the baking sheet and try to make it pretty even. For very yo...

How To: Monitor memory use in Mac OS X with Activity Monitor

You can use Activity Monitor to see how your Mac is using memory. But what do free, active, inactive and wired mean? How about page ins and page outs? Plus, learn to use them to figure out if you need more memory. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from MacMost can present a full overview of the process in about four minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started monitoring your own RAM use, watch this Apple lover's g...

How To: Monitor social network activity with Net Nanny

Danny with Top Ten Reviews will show you how to monitor social network activity with the Net Natty program. This will be helpful for monitoring social networking accounts on websites such as Facebook and MySpace. First, open Net Nanny. Go to the dashboard and select Additional Settings under Filtering. With this section, social networking sites that have been used on the computer will be listed. You can check whichever account you want to monitor. Under the dashboard, go to Reports and select...

How To: Perform the activity density rainbow experiment

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates the details about the activity density rainbow. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity demonstrating liquids with different densities. Perform the activity density rainbow experiment by watching the step by step instructions in this science tutorial video!

How To: Monitor network activity on Windows 7 with Tekzilla

Veronica from Tekzilla teaches you how to monitor network activity on Windows 7. Go to ITSamples and download the Network Activity Indicator program. Install it and run it. This will add a new icon on your system tray. It blinks to reflect incoming and outgoing packets. You can right click to see a more detailed report. You also get statistics and a menu for your network and firewall settings. So to get the popular windows XP type network indicator icon all you need to do is follow the steps ...

How To: Do an Easter basket art activity with your kids

In this video, we learn how to do an Easter basket art activity with your kids. First, grab some white paper bags and have the child cut a line across the top of the bag. You can also use decorative scissors for more of an Easter effect. After this, let the child use paint, cookie cutters, glue, glitter, crayons, and markers to paint all over the bag! Let them make any design that they would like for the upcoming season! Once finished, let these dry and then open them up! These can be used fo...

How To: Stop Advertising Companies from Tracking Your Online Activity for Targeted Web Ads

Back in the eighties, I used to hate television commercials, but I eventually got used to them. Had to, in order to enjoy my favorite shows. Then, the increasing number of billboard ads annoyed me in the nineties. They followed me everywhere I went—no escape—persuading me to buy the newest whatever. It seemed like Big Brotherism—like They Live. But, I got used to it. When I finally entered the digital age and became a web addict, I was peeved at the constant sight of online ads everywhere I v...

An App for Stalkers: "Creepy" Geo-Locates Based on Social Networking Activity

With the globally rampant use of such social networking platforms as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, the issue of privacy has become a prevalent concern for many. And for good reason—there's the violation of Facebook employing user names in ads, the Etsy slip-up, and of course, the everyman act of recklessly sharing too much information via common social media outlets: a night of drinking results in morning after embarrassment, or worst case scenario, sloppy Facebook posts and tweets resul...

How To: Craft a toilet paper roll bird with your kids

In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, instead of throwing away that old roll, why not recycle it into a fun learning activity for your little ones? This project is great for any age, and doesn't take very long so the kids won't lose interest. Decorate them any...

How To: Craft a cute origami dog with your kids

Looking for a fun kids' activity? Have a little bit of spare time and paper to match? Make a paper dog with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own canine from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper puppies yourself, take a look!

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