Next Avenue Shares Organizing Your Digital Life Tips


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We are humbled to have been included in their newest technology article: “8 Digital Resolutions for the New Year. As we spend more time on our devices, it’s only natural for clutter to creep up.”

Excerpt: “Set up a photosystem. That stash of pictures on your phone could be regularly moved to a file system on a hard drive. You might save pictures on your desktop in folders with labels to note the year, month or event that coincides with the images. Online services like Shutterfly and Snapfish allow you to select which ones you’d like to print in photo books or use in wall hangings, mugs or other memorabilia.

Other photo storage options like Google Photos or iCloud Photos can help you gather, store and organize pictures from all your devices. And if you need or want to turn old prints into digital versions to add to the collection, services such as ScanMyPhotos will digitize your records for you.


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A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Digitize Pictures and Make Photo Books!

What could be a better Valentine’s Day present than photos of your loved ones! How about a photo book for your childhood friends, with memories of your great times together? Or a collection of family photos for your teen who is heading off to college? We bet your great aunt would love pics of her family, too.

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  • Shutterfly can help you create a beautiful 20-page book, with an all-white background, clean collage layouts and bold headlines that will your book the look of a high-end magazine.

  • Snapfish offers a wide range of sizes for your photo book, from 8×8 square to 6×8 landscape. Their books can be up to 150 pages!

  • Mixbook has an impressive range of designs, layouts, and bindings available for your photo book. Whether you’re going for a small, quirky-looking softcover or a classically themed coffee table book, they have an option that will work for you.

Whatever service you choose, you’ll make a beautiful and memorable Valentine’s Day gift! It’s also an ideal time to surprise your loved one with newly digitized pictures from your life together. Details:

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How to Remedy the Facebook Political Ad Controversy

Demand “opt-in” approval by users to authorize and access Facebook political ads.

While Facebook will not use its social media platform to protect democracy from misleading political ads, there is something every user can do. Article by BARBARA ORTUTAY AND MAE ANDERSON at AP: Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

The business of scanning pictures was indirectly created by Facebook. At, about 82% of the 600 million pictures we have digitized find a home on the Facebook platform.

People upload their nostalgic decades-past pictures to share. However, we are using our voice and at great risk to speak out. We have long been among Facebook’s lead protagonist. Mostly about what they may be doing with the billions of uploaded pictures each day. Now we are again getting in their face to untangle their failed political ad policy.

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The straightforward antidote is to require that every user at Facebook, Instagram, and all social media sites require users to authorize and “opt-in” to view any political advertisements.

Too often, companies just stay in their lane and do not create advocacy campaigns or challenge the behemoth Facebook.

These are not ordinary times. ScanMyPhotos has a 30-year history of making news, engaging in, and creating important social advocacy efforts.

How Businesses Use Economic Activism and Social Media For Advocacy Projects

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NYT: “Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads. The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.”

Facebook Didn’t Fix It’s Data Breaches, So We Are

Why Not Upload Pictures To Facebook

Disclaimer and guidelines provided by Facebook for their regulations on political ads:

About ads about social issues, elections or politics

We’re constantly working to increase ad transparency and election integrity on Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, we’ve established measures to promote authenticity and legitimacy for anyone wishing to run ads about social issues, elections or politics.

Ads about social issues, elections or politics are:

  • Made by, on behalf of, or about a current or former candidate for public office, a political figure, a political party or advocates for the outcome of an election to public office; or
  • About any election, referendum, or ballot initiative, including “go out and vote” or election campaigns; or
  • About social issues in any place where the ad is being placed; or
  • Regulated as political advertising.

Advertisers interested in placing these ads should complete the ad authorization process. The process is available for advertisers that reside in the targeted country. Documents for authorization must be issued by an advertiser’s local country or state and can’t be expired. In selected countries, a notarized form is also accepted.

These ads must have a disclaimer with the name and entity that paid for the ads. If an ad runs without a disclaimer, it’ll be paused, disapproved and added to the Ad Library, until the advertiser completes the authorization process. Requirements vary by country.

Ads targeting the US that portray voting or census participation as useless or meaningless and/or advise users not to vote or participate in a census aren’t allowed.

Ads can be placed in most formats except dynamic ads and boosted continuous live video. Currently, these ads can’t run on WhatsApp, Messenger and Audience Network.

All ads will be added to the Ad Library, even if the advertiser who created them hasn’t completed the ad authorization process.

Our measures are frequently reviewed and implemented. We suggest that you routinely check here for latest information.


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Best of #CES2020 Awards Presented by

With Thousands of Tech Innovations, Which Made This Year’s ScanMyPhotos “Best of CES” list?

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The most innovative devices and gadgets that you did not even know about, but soon cannot live without.


Brain technology

Is the future. Imagine controlling a video game with your mind. A robot. The AI-powered prosthetic hand works with an amputee’s brain waves and muscle signals to sense and execute the movement they want to make. From their website: “Advanced students will enjoy more difficult tasks, such as programming a flex-sensor glove to read the real-time position of their fingers, allowing them to control the movement of the hand. Additionally, students can use their brainwaves to control the hand with our brainwave detecting, Focus1 headband. Your students will learn state standard aligned curriculum and explore real-world applications of STEM principles.”


This smart frame by Lenovo is a new 21.5-inch display that’s designed to mount on your wall and display your photos. The Lenovo Smart Frame will begin shipping in August 2020 with a price tag of $399, and it’ll be available in a range of frame materials and colors.

 VIZIO, Inc.

They are neighbors and also headquartered in Irvine, CA launched at CES the most advanced sound bar lineup to date. Building on the company’s leading performance, ease-of-use, and value, VIZIO’s 2020 models include the all-new VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar, along with new M-Series™ and V-Series™ sound bar lines pairing higher audio performance at every price point with a simple user interface and a minimalist yet soft and stylish industrial aesthetic.

Insta360 ONE R

Is the ultimate adaptive action cam. Three ways to shoot, just one camera. 360 degrees + 4K wide-angle + 5.3K 1-inch sensor + more.All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing, and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.


Is your dog’s personal doorman. The first smart door opener for the home, it turns patio, porch and garden sliding doors into smart dog doors — without any sawing or drilling. It provides a new level of freedom for people and their pets. It lets people safely and securely open and close their sliding door from anywhere, allowing access by dogs or trusted people. It can be controlled via a free mobile app for iPhone or Android which alerts users when its motion detectors sense activity. It also can be operated via integrations with other smart devices, such as internet cameras, sensors or digital assistants.


Handheld medical diagnostic device. It contains a powerful camera system, pulse oximeter, IR thermometer, stethoscope, and ECG all in a single 4-ounce enclosure. In addition to the real-time remote exams, it can be used by home health care, EMS, hospice and palliative care workers, as well as assisted living home monitoring environments. The MedWand™ fulfills the potential of telemedicine. Created by physicians and medical device engineers, MedWand houses multiple diagnostic tools in a single, easy-to-use handheld device. With a MedWand on the patient’s side, clinicians can conduct remote office visits, and through the real-time collection of multiple vital sign readings and key patient assessments, detect and follow numerous medical conditions from across town, or around the world.

Olive Smart Ear: An affordable wearable that removes the stigma from impaired hearing. It is a single-ear hearing amplifier that improves the sound of everyday life and is customized to your own hearing. When paired to a smartphone with Bluetooth, each earbud can also amplify phone calls. Using patented hearing amplification technology for a clear and balanced sound, pre-set modes instantly adjust to various listening environments.

Follow along as we post more amazing tech innovations from CES 2020.

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[NEW] Photo Scanning Referral Program: Win an Apple AirPods Pro®

How to score a free Apple AirPods Pro® from

Share Your Experience And Refer ScanMyPhotos For a Chance to Win an Apple Airpods Pro.

Your referrals matter most. For the past 30 years, we have used low prices rather than advertising to get noticed. Having digitizing 600 million pictures came from media profiles and your wonderful support.

When you refer others to place a new photo digitization order at ScanMyPhotos they and you are entered into this customer appreciation contest. [Offical rules below].

Just have everyone enter under “special instructions” at check out: “referred by [your name]. Winner announced on February 14th.

Good luck and we are grateful for your support as an evangelist to help many digitally preserve their family photos.


[AirPods Pro have been designed to deliver Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound, Transparency mode so you can hear your surroundings. Active Noise Cancellation. Incredibly light noise-canceling headphones, AirPods Pro block out your environment so you can focus on what you’re listening to. Apple is a registered trademark and not associated with this giveaway].

Remind everyone to add “referred by [your name]” under special instructions. You and all new orders sent by you are entered into the contest


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From ScanMyPhotos: FREE Photo Scanning DEAL*


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USA Today had profiled us in this past article: “New Year’s Project: Scan Your Old Photos Now, along with all these other news profiles.

Technology and innovations changed how to affordably scan photos. But, we never offered free photo scanning until now. Don’t Miss This! Today only. Your next batch of photos is scanned free*… On us.

*Terms: You select your resolution. Free photo scanning applies just towards standard 72 dpi resolution, cannot be applied towards prior orders. Limit 1,000 photographs. 4-8 weeks turnaround for 72 dpi free scanning. Pay $19.95 upfront which is credited towards the minimum $19.95 return S/H fee. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice, obligation or recourse, so hurry. Choose from many popular add-on recommended feature services. Domestic U.S. orders only. MAIL ORDER ONLY, NO WALK-IN FOR FREE 72 dpi Photo Scanning.


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