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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos?

Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos in the big red square at the top right corner of the Google pages? I would prefer for Google Plus not to notify me about ...
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How to unsubscribe from “LinkedIn Network Updates”?

I still receive "LinkedIn Network Updates" emails even though I configured my settings to not receive them: "Network activity" set to "No email" "Network activity discussions" set to "No email" "Top ...
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts?

Is there a way to get Gmail to notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? I have Gmail checking several accounts (under Settings → Accounts & Import), but on ...
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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How do I disable notifications in my personal profile for activity on pages I am an admin of?

I'm an admin of several pages on Facebook (for technical stuff like RSS imports, etc.), but neither do I contribute content nor do I care about their content. Still, as an admin, I get notifications ...
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Webapp that watches a URL and notifies of any changes

Is there a webapp that will take a URL and scan it every few seconds or so for changes?
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Someone did something in Google+, but what did they do?

What actually happened when the Google+ notification says a contact "did something"? Here's a screenshot of the notification I see in Gmail about G+ activity: Rahul yadav added you on Google+. ...
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How can I tell when Facebook applications are spamming my friends?

There's nothing I hate more than receiving spammy notifications from other people's applications on facebook. However, Sometimes I come across a useful application that I authorize to interact with ...
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Does Trello send email notifications?

Does Trello send email notifications when a task is modified? Or do we have to log in and check to see if tasks have been updated?
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Stop receiving friend's status updates as notifications

I'm having problems with Facebook since the latest update (subscriptions, I think.) On the web application, I now receive status updates from certain friends as notifications. I don't need to see ...
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Birthday calendar notification

When filling up contacts in google I normally enter the birthday as well. This information is then displayed in a Read-Only-Calendar in Google-Calendar. So far I do not see any way to get ...
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How to disable “ [member] asked to join [group]” Facebook notifications?

When you are admin of a Facebook group, you have to approve each member that wants to enter the group. In addition, you are notified every time someone asks for approval. If you are admin of a large ...
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How can I set up Trello desktop notifications?

What do I have to set up in Trello in order to get pop-up notifications through Google Chrome? There's a bug on the Trello development board about strange desktop notification behavior, but I haven't ...
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How Can I Really Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications?

Recently Facebook has begun notifying me of random things. It started when it would tell me about everybody's check-ins. That wasn't so bad, because it doesn't happen very often and I can appreciate ...
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Facebook notification: “XYZ downloaded a photo of you”

I am a bit surprised by this screenshot I have just found on the Internet: Is it fake? This discussion seems to imply that there is no such notification. Would be surprising but never know what ...
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Service to monitor pages for changes

I'm looking for a service that will monitor a page, e.g. an classified site on a regular interval (around 1h) and email me the changes on that page.
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Facebook friend status update notification

Since Facebook allowed users to "subscribe" to other users, I receive a notification when certain friends update his or her status. I've checked the subscription settings of these friends, and I don't ...
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Enable automatic notifications to multiple users in Google Docs?

If you are collaborating between multiple users, how do you enable Google Docs to send automatic notifications to all users when a document is added / modified or removed?
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Task alerts ala Outlook with Google Calendar/Chrome?

The only feature i miss from outlook after we made the switch to Google Apps at work is the alarm popup that rised when you programmed it. Outlook had lots of options when programming the alarm or ...
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How can I receive location based reminders

I love google calendar for sending me time-based reminders. But sometimes I want to receive reminders based on my location rather than the current time. For example if I want to remember to pick up ...
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When will access to the read-only Trello API become available for external access? [closed]

While the initial feature set of Trello is impressive, there is one feature that is missing that is keeping me from being able to use this with one of my primary clients: Configurable email ...
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Will being mentioned in a card through an @ message notify all members assigned to the card?

The goal is to be able to notify attorneys in real time that they are needed in a certain courtroom. The hope is that this can eventually be done through push notifications on iOS and Android ...
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Facebook keeps sending friend notifications despite settings set otherwise

While I am trying to surf, all of these Facebook notifications flood the right side of my screen one after the other. It freezes my computer and I have to wait until I can click one of the Xs on a ...
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View past Gmail notifications?

The other day I logged onto Gmail I thought I saw a notification (the type that appears when you delete a convesation, etc) but I clicked away before I had a chance to read it. Any chance I can go ...
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Instant notification for RSS feed?

I have an RSS feed I'm monitoring for changes. Is there some web service that provides a way to be notified by email immediately** when a new post is added? ** When I say immediately, I mean within 1 ...
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Set up Trello notifications to email you when task or event is due

Can Trello notifications be used as task or event reminders? Can you use Trello for active scheduling? As far as I can see you can enter the due date "due mm/dd/yy" but thats it! You have to look ...
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Can users be subscribed to a list rather than a card

New to Trello. I'm using two different outsourced/overseas workers to edit/post web pages that I initiate. So I set up a board that has lists like "keyword research," "transcribe draft," "code page," ...
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Craig's list monitoring and notification

I have setup Google Reader with an RSS feed to some specific Craig's List searches so that I can try to get new postings for items I'm looking for quickly. There's two problems with this: Google ...
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Youtube email notifications not working

I was an active user on YouTube, and YouTube was sending me emails when somebody was posting a new comment or uploading a new video (where I was subscribed). About 4 months I was inactive on YouTube, ...
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Can Gmail Notifier be used with a google apps email account?

I would like to install Gmail notifier for my work email, which is not a gmail account, but runs in google apps. I had this set up at a previous job in a similar situation (on OS X) but my first ...
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What's wrong with Google+ notifications?

The new black Google toolbar at the top of Google+ (and other Google products.) has many enhancements. And one of them is notifications. It's near the top right. However even though there is nothing ...
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3answers
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Notification when a new version is available?

Is there a web site which notifies you with email when a new version of an app is available (for apps like Winrar, Google Earth, phpBB, MediaWiki, Wordpress, Firefox)?
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Online count down timer/alarm clock that gives a nudge when a set time is up?

Is there an online count down timer/alarm clock that gives you nudge when a set time is up? I do not want it to play a sound, but rather give me a notification that I can see (like when you get a msn ...
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Receive a notification when a friend appears online in Facebook chat

Recently, I've been wondering about the possibility of receiving a notification when a friend comes online in Facebook chat. After a bit of googling, I've found http://www.gmarjil.com/ and ...
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How to get a notification when a webpage is updated?

I have to monitor a page for changes, but the page has no feeds. I was using Yahoo Pipes to generate a RSS for pages like that. But it is too cumbersome just to check if the main HTML checksum has ...
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Game Requests appearing in Facebook Notifications area - How do I stop it?

In the last day or so, I have started getting game notifications (Mafia Wars) in the notifications bar at the top of the FaceBook screen (under the globe). Others seem to be complaining about this too ...
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Notification when new comments are posted on my blog

I'm an admin user of my own blog. There was a comment posted on my blog months ago and I know nothing about it until today when I accidentally opened the comments manager in WordPress. How can I get ...
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Remove Facebook Page update notifications from bar

I am the admin of a Facebook Page. I am trying to remove the notifications I get every time someone likes the Page. I am not trying to change the email notifications. I do not receive any email ...
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Facebook private messages email notifications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to receive email notification on about new Facebook messages? I used to get email notifications when I received private messages but for some reason I'm not getting ...
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Is it possible to follow a post in Facebook without commenting or liking?

Is it possible to follow a post, or more specifically the discussion on the post, in Facebook without liking it or commenting on it? By following, I mean receiving notifications about any added ...
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How to get Gmail notified when a label has new unread message?

I create a label for facebook/twitter incoming notification messages and auto archive them into associative labels using filter. That way, I don't get notified when new messages arrived. So what I ...
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Automatic notifications from Bitbucket

I created a repository on the Bitbucket. And in Admin tab I found Services configuration. As I understand services allow to integrate with email, twitter and so on. I expected that once I configured ...
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How do I get 'pages' notifications into my own notification inbox?

Both Facebook and Google+ show me notifications in a little menu when someone mentions me or comments on my posts. This is useful. Both Facebook and in Google+ lets me create pages, and so I've ...
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Stop getting Netflix notification emails

Netflix wants to send me an email by default every time they receive a disk from me and every time they send one out. How can I turn these emails off?
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How to invite non-friends to like your Facebook page?

Today I got a notification from a person I'm not friend of (although we have 22 mutual friends) to like his page. I thought this wasn't possible. Is it a paid feature or what? I can't understand how ...
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Facebook notifications from friends not in any lists

I've started getting notifications, just this week, from some of my friends when they update a status on Facebook. Everywhere I look, people say "these are your close friends, turn off the ...
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Is there a maximum number of notifications Trello can notify a user of?

I recently went on vacation for 10 days. I have several Trello boards associated with work, and several additional shared and unshared personal boards. I didn't check Trello the whole time I was gone, ...
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Trello @ notifications don't seem to work for me, not sure what is wrong

Various users on our trello board are using the convention of @username to attempt to send me messages. But the convention does not work. I never receive a notification. Is there some usage ...