How to delete your Facebook search history

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How to delete your Facebook search history

How to delete your Facebook search history

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 05:26 PM PST

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Each time you look for a friend, business, or personality on Facebook, it gets saved to your search history. Supposedly, this makes it easier for you to find what you were looking for later without much work. Unfortunately, the search history might be cluttered with queries that don't require quick access -- like someone you've already become friends with, a brand you're already following.

If you want to limit some of the information Facebook is keeping about you, or just tidy up the list, it's just a few clicks away. Here's how to get started:

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Step 1: Click on the Settings cog in the top-right corner. Choose the Activity Log option from the menu.

Step 2: You will see all of your recent Facebook activity. Under Photos, Likes, and Comments in the left side menu bar, click More, then choose Search.

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Step 3: All of your search history, provided you haven't deleted it before, will appear. Individual searches can be removed by clicking the block icon and then Remove. If you want to clear all of it, click on the Clear Searches link at the top.

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Use Meet Me Halfway for Android to find a meetup spot

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 05:18 PM PST

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When you're trying to meet up with a friend or family member, it's sometimes hard to decide on a halfway spot. You may prefer a restaurant that's near you, and the same may be true for the person you want to meet. Meet Me Halfway is an app to help find the places in the middle of two points, so travel is equal for both people.

Grab a copy of Meet Me Halfway for your Android device. The app is available for Android 2.2 and up.

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Put in your address, or a point near, and the address of the person you want to meet up with. You'll see the two points load on the map, and then pins representing places to meet halfway. 

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You can eliminate some of the types of businesses so the results are more tailored to what you and your meetup buddy are looking to do -- like grab a bite to eat, hang out a bar, or study at a library. This is done by tapping the Menu button on your device and then choosing Filter results. Depending on your device's screen size, there may be location options hiding at the bottom of the list, so scroll down to make sure you see everything. On... [Read more]


Star Apps: PJ Byrne

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 03:14 PM PST

As technology moves from desktop to handheld to wearable (connected fitness bands, smartwatches, Google Glass), one might wonder if microchipping is the next step in our tech evolution. The answer is an emphatic yes, according to CBS's "Intelligence," a new suspense series that airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET/PT). Josh Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced by a supercomputer microchip in his brain, which gives him unfettered access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, telephone, and satellite data -- info he uses to protect the US from foreign enemies. On the show, actor P.J. Byrne ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Horrible Bosses," "Final Destination," "The Legend of Korra," and "The Game") plays Nelson Cassidy, whose father developed the chip. Byrne chatted with me about "Intelligence," being jealous of costar Josh Holloway, the ethics of microchipping, and his favorite apps.

PJ Byrne plays Nelson Cassidy on Intelligence.

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How would you describe your Nelson Cassidy character on "Intelligence"? I'm like a tiny, skinny little human who wears glasses and never thought in his life that he'd get to be an action star. Josh plays a superagent with a computer chip in his brain, and I get to hang out with him. In some cases, I get to go out in the field and play James... [Read more]



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