What is a Facebook ‘legacy contact’ and why do you need one?

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Of all the things you want to do after losing a loved one, cleaning up their social media profiles will probably be at rock bottom on the list. And even when you do get around to it, it can be needlessly complicated, requiring your loved ones to provide proof of your death, deleting your accounts, and possibly downloading your information so as not to lose it. If you want to avoid that, you can use…

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Wikipedia co-founder has been blocked from his Wikipedia account

Larry Sanger, one of Wikipedia’s co-founders along with Jimmy Wales, has ironically been globally blocked from editing Wikipedia — so he took to Twitter to remedy it. Hello, @Wikipedia. My account was “globally locked.” Can someone please unlock it? Thanks. — Larry Sanger (@lsanger) February 15, 2019 We reached out to Sanger, who has no idea why his account has been locked. “Possibly someone logged in as me and did some damage, but I think I would have learned about that,” Sanger told TNW. In the nine hours since the account was blocked, Wikipedia hasn’t responded to Sanger — nor…

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A love letter to the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker

I’m gonna put this out there: the BOOM 3 is the best. I couldn’t ask for anything more from a Bluetooth speaker – it sounds great, it’s portable, and, excitingly, it’s also waterproof. God, I love it. Well, hope you’re sitting comfortably, because I’m about to tell you the tale of how I fell head over heels for a cylindrical piece of technology. It’s more interesting than it sounds, I promise. So, around three or four years ago, I was on the hunt for a decent Bluetooth speaker. I’d been using this little capsule speaker called the X-Mini, which I…

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