Alina Bradford

Content Strategist, Ghostwriter, Writer

Millions of people read my articles per month.

I have been writing articles, blogs and marketing materials for businesses for more than 20 years. Clients include CBS, MTV, eBay, Angie's List and more. I specialize in health, social media and smart home topics.
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21 Tools For Classy Ladies Who Like To Code

Even though women make up around half of the workforce, they only occupy a little less than 25 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs. This statistic doesn’t mean that the guys are better at STEM jobs, it just means that more ladies need the skills to break up this huge sausage fest... And coding is a great way to get started.

September 9th, 2015
Smart speakers may soon be able to keep tabs on your infant’s breathing

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home may be the new parenting assistant you’re looking for. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new smart speaker skill, called BreathJunior, with a focus on taking care of baby like a hyper-advanced baby monitor. The skill uses white noise to monitor your baby’s movement and breathing. The white noise can also be used to soothe a fussy baby.

October 17th, 2019
How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked, and what you can do about it

There are several different ways hackers use a breached Facebook account. Automatic logins through Facebook allow hackers access to many different site accounts once they've taken over your Facebook account. Spammers hack Facebook accounts to gain access to your following. Your account also gives a hacker a lot of personal information about you that can be used to steal your identity.

July 7th, 2016
Hilarious questions to ask Alexa

If you're only using your Amazon Echo ($60 at Amazon) to turn on the TV or play music, then it's time to kick it up a notch. While yes, automating your home is one of the best uses for your Echo (other than setting alarms and times), it's also nice to use it when you want to be entertained.

October 15th, 2019
These apps will take your small business to the next level

There are a few apps that any small business needs to keep things running when you’re on the go or in the office. The list includes a good calendar app, an app for viewing and editing spreadsheets, an app that helps you pay taxes, an app to receive payments through your phone, and an app to help you create promotional images. Here are our picks for the best apps for small businesses.

June 26th, 2019
Sprains: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

A sprain happens when the ligaments of the body become stretched or torn. A ligament is a fibrous band of tissue that connects the bones at a joint. This is why sprains are localized around joints such as ankles, knees and shoulders.

October 11th, 2017
Everything you need to know about Instagram Stories

(This article went viral.) One of Instagram's most useful features is called Stories. That's not just my opinion: Over 250 million people use Instagram Stories every day, the company revealed last year. Why? Instead of the usual posting of carefully chosen single photos, Stories lets you post a bunch of photos that play like a slideshow. And at the end of the day, those photos disappear. Sound familiar? That's because it's very, very much like Snapchat's My Story feature. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has a similar Stories feature, too. But here's everything you need to know about Instagram Stories.

April 24th, 2018
COPD: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing progressively more difficult. The disease affects about 11 million people in the United States, and it is the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the American Lung Association.

May 18th, 2018
15 tips to maximize your Pinterest game

Pinterest just rolled out some long-awaited features. Here's how to use them and optimize old ones.

February 14th, 2018
These simple fixes will get you right back to your favorite show on Hulu
June 21st, 2019
Here's how to change your Tumblr username on the app in a snap

Maybe you chose your Tumblr name on the fly, or maybe your name reflects a fandom you aren’t a part of anymore. Whatever the reason you want to change your username on Tumblr, making the switch is easy and only takes a minute or so. You can change it using the app or the desktop version. Here’s how.

June 4th, 2019
The invisible reason you're not sleeping well

There could be a sneaky reason why you're not sleeping at night. Or actually, 10 million reasons.

March 3rd, 2019
How to get better sleep in 2019

These tips will give you a good night's sleep.

March 1st, 2019
Did you someone give you a Google Play gift card? Here's how to use it

Did you receive a Google Play gift card and have no idea how to use it or what it’s for? Basically, when you apply the card to your Google Play account it adds to your balance so you can buy music, movies and other digital content found in the Google Play Store. Applying it to your account takes less than a solid minute. Here’s how to use a Google Play gift card.

May 15th, 2019
How to Delete Your Firefox Account

Whether it's to clear all of your old saved bookmarks and settings in one clean sweep, or to stop a glitching Firefox Sync from restoring deleted bookmarks, you can quickly delete your Firefox account in just a few minutes.

June 24th, 2019
4 smart home projects for beginners

If you've been holding off on adding smart home features to your dwelling, now is the best time to start.

February 11th, 2019
3 easy ways to make this allergy season less horrible

Itchy, watery eyes? Check. Runny nose? Check? The scratchy throat? Bingo. Yep, it's allergy season. While it may not be possible to avoid all allergens, you can at least manage them with some cool tech and some smart home tips. Give these a try.

April 27th, 2018
Why watching TV at night keeps you up too late (and how to fix it)

The screen on your television (and other devices like tablets and phones) radiate blue light, and when you watch it in the dark, it can cause problems.

March 21st, 2019
How to download all your Instagram data

If you want to save all of your Instagram data so you can move to another platform -- or just keep a copy of everything -- now you can.

April 24th, 2018
5 ways Alexa can entertain your Thanksgiving guests

Nothing brings a holiday gathering together like the right music, lighting and games and more. During your Thanksgiving celebrations, use Alexa to make the holiday more festive. Here are some tips.

November 20th, 2018
Bored with your Snapchat username? Here's how to change it

We’ve all been there. You’re setting up a new account and just type in whatever pops into your head as a username. Then, later on, you realize that was a mistake. If that’s happened to you on Snapchat, or you just want a new identity, we have bad news. Snapchat doesn’t allow users to change their username due to security concerns.

June 13th, 2019
Here's how to unblock someone on Facebook when you've had a change of heart

Maybe you were a little too hasty blocking that one person on Facebook … or maybe you just want to do a little spying to see what they’re up to. Either way, unblocking a person on Facebook is pretty easy. You can do it either on your mobile phone or on the website. Here’s how to unblock someone on Facebook when you have a change of heart.

June 11th, 2019
If your social media needs scrubbing, here's how to delete a YouTube video

If you posted a YouTube video last night that was clearly a mistake, or just want to clean up your channel, deleting videos is an easy process. You can use either the mobile app or the website to get the job done. Here’s how to delete a YouTube video in less than a minute.

May 29th, 2019
What is an Echo Dot? Here's what you need to know about Amazon's tiny smart hub

Echo Dot, now in its third generation, is Amazon’s tiny smart home hub. This little guy packs a lot into a unit that isn’t much bigger than a hockey puck. It can help you order from Amazon, keep track of to-do lists, play games, get weather information and much, much more, all using the power of Alexa. Here’s what you need to know about this tiny dinamo.

May 30th, 2019
How to get better sleep in 2018

Here's how to get better sleep in 2018.

March 11th, 2018
7 must-know tips for making calls on Facebook Portal

Facebook's Portal smart screen was designed to make people feel like they are in the same room, even when they are far apart. Here's how to use it right.

November 13th, 2018
7 things you need to know about Facebook Portal

Facebook's joined Google and Apple in the world of smart displays with the Facebook Portal and Portal Plus. These two displays are designed primarily with video calling in mind and have Amazon's Alexa voice assistant on board, plus Facebook's own "Hey, Portal" voice service. Interested in getting one? Here's what you need to know.

November 8th, 2018
Google Nest Hub Max vs. Amazon Echo Show

When it comes to smart home video hubs, there’s no bigger brands than Google and Amazon. The Google Nest Hub Max, announced at the 2019 Google I/O event, and the second generation Amazon Echo Show are closely matched when it comes to screen size, sound quality and price, but which one comes out on top? This comparison will help you pick the right hub for your needs.

May 8th, 2019
5 awesome ways to use Alexa on Valentine's Day

Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with your one and only, hanging out with the kids or spending time pampering yourself, Alexa can add some fun to the holiday.

February 13th, 2019
This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

In just seconds, you can get a better night's rest without fancy sleeping tech or other expensive sleep aids. All you have to do is change your thermostat.

March 8th, 2019
You can delete Snapchat messages in a snap with these simple tips

If you’ve ever sent a message to someone and wish you could delete it, Snapchat has a feature you’ll like. Yes, it lets you delete Snapchat messages you’ve already sent. Don’t get too excited, though; there are some limitations that kind of make its usefulness iffy at best. Here’s what you need to know.

June 18th, 2019
10 things you can do with Facebook Portal

Facebook's Portal smart screen does more than just make calls. You can use it to watch videos, play games and find out the local weather, or help you tell children's stories.

November 13th, 2018
10 Facebook Messenger tips newbies need to know

Facebook's Messenger app has a surprising number of hidden features. Here are 10 to get you started on your way to being a power user.

February 22nd, 2018
Make your messages unsend on Snapchat

Snapchat is already known for its disappearing chats and Story Snaps that poof into thin air after 24 hours. Now, with the new Clear Chats feature, you can unsend messages to your friends before they see them. That's right, no more sender's remorse. This new feature is rolling out across the globe in the next few weeks.

June 11th, 2018
How to make Skype calls using Alexa

If you use Skype and you use Alexa, prepare to get excited. You can now use Alexa devices to make Skype calls to phones in up to 150 countries worldwide. With this new service comes 100 free minutes of calling per month for two months after you link Skype with Alexa, for a limited time. This is how to make the link and start making some calls.

November 26th, 2018
These 5 Alexa skills will help you keep your New Year's resolutions
December 31st, 2018
5-minute cleaning routine for the dirtiest place in your life
October 24th, 2018
These Best Wine Apps Will Get Your Juices Flowing

Whether you’re a fine wine connoisseur or your only wine knowledge is the difference between a white and a red, there’s a wine app for you. Our list of the top five best wine apps can help you organize your wine collection, keep a tasting diary, learn about wines, make a wine buying wish list or pair the right wine with your meal. There’s even an app that can suggests wines you might like using artificial intelligence. Here are some of our favorites.

May 10th, 2019
6 easy ways to archive all of your favorite Instagram videos

According to Hootsuite, Instagram has over 1 billion users each month, and the number of people using video increases by 80% each year. While it’s easy enough to take a screenshot or save a single photo, saving videos from the platform is a bit more difficult — but not impossible. We’ve rounded up eight different ways to download and organize all of your favorite Instagram videos, and shared how to save Instagram videos for resharing or archiving content. If you’re looking for more tips and tricks, check out our more comprehensive roundup.

May 16th, 2019
How to revoke Facebook apps' access to your data

I know I've probably used tons of Facebook apps over the years. You may or may not know that these apps collect data from your Facebook account. After it was recently revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained misappropriated personal information from 50 million Facebook users, protecting our data seems rather more important.

March 21st, 2018
Stop Facebook from tracking you and using targeted ads with these tips

Facebook tracks just about everything you do, from what pages you like to what political affiliation you may have. It even tries to guess what race you are. All of this is done so that you can be targeted with relevant ads. If you had no idea that you’re constantly tracked, you’re not alone. A Pew Research Center study found that 75% of users studied had no idea how Facebook comes up with the ads that are presented to them. Luckily, you can stop the tracking and targeting. Here’s how to opt out of targeted ads on Facebook.

July 11th, 2019
Be your most productive work-from-home self with the best office essentials

More and more people are working from home: some telecommute for their paid job, some own their own home-based businesses and some use their home offices as super-charged productivity hubs for all their jobs, clients, paid hobbies, and more. The one thing all home offices have in common is that they should all be geared up and streamlined for distraction-free, enjoyable productivity. We’ve got a quick list of some essential tech items that can help you work smarter, not just harder. Some of these items may even save you a bunch of money.

May 9th, 2019
Blog Post
Creative Things to Do on Your 21st Birthday

In the United States, becoming 21 is the last step on the road to becoming a full-fledged adult. You can legally drink and go to bars, clubs and casinos. To commemorate this special occasion, you can take advantage of your newfound freedoms with some creative birthday plans that center around the number 21. Grab a camera, some cash and good friends and plan a trip to remember.

June 21st, 2019
6 Ways To Nuke Photobombers From Orbit

We’ve all had it happen. We take a beautiful selfie and some slob ruins it by walking onto the frame just as you hit the shutter button or by giving you goofy bunny ears... And we all know, bunny ears does not a glamorous selfie make. But these six tools are weapons of mass destruction when it comes to photobombers: You can prevent them or erase them, just like they never existed.

October 30th, 2015
4 Hidden Google Calendar Tips From The Pros to Use in 2017

I asked the team at Google to give me their best tips for making your year more productive using Google Calendar. Here are some lesser known tools that they shared with me and how to get started using them.

January 3rd, 2017
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