Instagram caught fire among iPhone users by making it simple to apply filters to pictures and then (more importantly) to share them across multiple social media sites. While the Android camera has some neat sharing features, its camera replacement apps haven't captured the same ease of use. Lightbox aims to do just that, and Android users will no doubt start flooding the net with their own lovely filtered shots. Here's how you can get started:Install and run the Lightbox app, then set up an account. Choose which social networks you want to share pics … Read more
You're probably familiar with Dropbox. It's a tool like SkyDrive or SugarSync that allows you to store your files in the cloud for access from any computer or mobile device.
While you might simply use Dropbox for project management, file sharing, or just syncing, there are several hacks that will quickly take you from being a standard user to a power user.
Check out these four killer Dropbox tricks you probably didn't know about:
A different way to upload filesTo upload files to your Dropbox, you'd normally drag 'n' drop on your desktop, or upload … Read more
Craigslist can be a great tool for selling your used or unwanted electronics, memorabilia, and furniture. Here are some tips on how to sell anything on Craigslist:
Presentation Presentation is a key component to selling anything. On Craigslist, presentation starts with a descriptive title of what you're selling and your asking price. Setting a $1 price to get people to look at your post isn't helpful. Also, select your location from the list of choices for your area. Potential buyers will sometimes filter their searches based on location. In the description, be sure to provide lots of details … Read more
It turns out that in the Age of Sharing, a picture is worth a thousand data points--but you can strip out some or all of those identifying bits before posting or otherwise sharing your pics online. Maybe you don't want strangers to know the GPS coordinates of your home pics, or maybe you'd rather the boss not know that you used that sick day to prepare for (or recover from) a big pub crawl. In any case, it's almost absurdly easy to remove that info using Windows Explorer. Here's how:Gather the pics you want … Read more
But before you know you it, you've signed up for a dozen hyper-local deal sites, which in theory could save you a lot of money. Instead, however, you consistently wake up to a plethora of money-saving deals, leaving your more important e-mails buried (and your wallet a little lighter).
Luckily, there's a way to reap the benefits of daily deals without cluttering your inbox. Here's what … Read more
If you are active on both Twitter and Facebook then you probably already know how much work it can be to keep both feeds updated. Some people prefer to keep their Facebook private, while Twitter lends itself to more impersonal interaction and updates. Although there are services that send every tweet to Facebook, that isn't always the ideal solution for users.
Selective Twitter allows you to pick which tweets will be posted on your Facebook account. In this simple guide we will show you how to set up the service, and how to use it. … Read more
If you're looking to sell your new or used stuff online, you're faced with a bounty of options. Of course, many people will turn to eBay for a middleman transaction or to Craigslist for a more "casual" deal, but Amazon.com is a third option you might have not considered yet.
With a clean setup, easy-to-use interface, and huge audience, Amazon is a great place to sell your old gadgets, books, appliances, and other goods you might've forgotten about (or never used in the first place).
Of course, you need to know a few things … Read more
Did you wait until Pandora went public today to try out its service? If you are new to the gold standard of Internet radio, your first stop should be Donald Bell's video, which covers the basics of Pandora, such as creating a station, giving a thumbs up or a thumbs down to a song, finding lyrics, and buying a song from iTunes or Amazon.
After listening to a given station for a time, you might begin to notice the same songs cycling through the playlist. There are two features that can shake up the song selection, two features that … Read more
Many of us have blocks of time we make available to others people, such as professionals, academics, coaches, tennis buddies--the list is endless. Google Calendar just added a new feature that makes setting aside and scheduling appointment times incredibly easy. Here's how to get started:Log on to your Google account and open up your calendar. Click and drag an open space in your calendar and select "Appointment slots" from the bubble (Note: this will not work in the Month view.) Give the block a title and select which calendar it lives in, then select the type (… Read more
Opinions vary on whether Google Instant is a time-saver or very distracting. I hear Ross Perot's Texan twang--"Can I finish? Can I finish?"--each time Google anxiously starts returning search results as soon as I enter the first letter into the search bar. Thankfully, there is a way to turn off this feature, and the hardest part about it is knowing where to look.… Read more