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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.

Bing goes social with Facebook, Twitter integration

Bing goes social with Facebook, Twitter integration

In what it claims to be the largest update ever, Microsoft will introduce social results to its search engine -- not unlike the "Search, Plus Your World" initiative Google shared in January. However, instead of showing only Google+ data, Bing will incorporate info from relevant contacts...