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Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between popular web services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

A common example would be to have your Instagram pictures automatically backed up on your Dropbox or Box account. Certainly useful, but there's also more specific things you can do with it. For example, say I want to keep up with how a certain country is doing in the London 2012 Olympics.

Gmail calling now in 38 languages, lowered rates

Gmail calling now in 38 languages, lowered rates

Google has started offering Gmail calling outside the US in 38 new languages. You can now buy calling credit in your choice of four currencies (Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars, or US dollars). Furthermore, there are no connection fees: you…