Places like McDonald's, Cracker Barrel, IHOP, and Denny's are just a few of the restaurants you normally see when traveling the roads of the USA. While many of these places say they offer healthier choices, you probably know there are better options than chain restaurants. So if you're seeking some local cuisine, or you have special dietary needs, why not reference a guide made for just that?
Once your music library expands beyond a few thousand tracks, you're likely to find that some of those tracks have incorrect or missing information, like artist, album, year, genre, and so on. Sometimes this doesn't matter much, but if you are having a hard time searching or your obsessive side is dominant, MusicBrainz Picard can help you get your music files back in shape. Here's how to use it:Download and install the application here for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Run Musicbrainz Picard. Add a folder containing music files. The application will also search subfolders, so if … Read more
A few weeks ago Apple started offering an app in the iOS App Store as a free App of the Week. The initial app was Cut the Rope: Experiments HD, followed by Snapseed, and this week it's Monsters Ate My Condo.
All three have been great apps, with plenty more sure to come. Missing out on a chance to grab an app for free can be frustrating, and remembering to check the App Store each week isn't always going to happen. Instead of trying to remember, or setting a weekly reminder, let an IfThisThenThat (Ifttt) task alert you … Read more
Facebook's App Center has arrived, and it's got more than 600 apps in tow, including big hitters like Pinterest, Draw Something, Nike+, Path, and Ghost Recon. Let's take a look at how it all works.
The first thing you should know is that App Center is not a Facebook marketplace akin to Google Play or Apple's App Store. Rather, it's a hub for discovering new and interesting apps based on your Facebook activity and your friends' activity. In fact, whenever App Center recommends a mobile app, it actually links out to Google Play and iTunes … Read more
If you're like me, you have more browser tabs open than you can track easily. It's not such a good idea; if your session information gets corrupted, you could lose your tabs the next time you restart your browser. Still, lots of us do it anyway. TabsPreview is a great Chrome extension that makes it much easier to keep track of the sites and Webapps you've collected. Here's how to use it:Install TabsPreview here. From any Chrome window, click the TabsPreview icon in the top right (it looks like a blue eye underneath … Read more
Early this morning Foursquare rolled out a massive update, including both visual updates along with some great new features. One of which is the capability to easily discover and follow brand Pages. Up until now, there wasn't a streamlined method to follow a brand's Page when using the mobile app.
Following a brand's page provides Foursquare users with the added benefit of seeing tips and check-ins from a particular brand. There's another incentive for following a Page -- badges.
Some badges can only be unlocked by following a Page and checking into a specific venue. … Read more
In the latest release of Firefox, new tab pages display your nine most frequently visited Web pages in an easy-to-see thumbnail layout. You can customize the sites that are displayed and even hide the new tab page, but if you prefer disabling the feature permanently, here's how:
Step 1: In the Firefox address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.
Step 2: When the warranty warning appears, click on the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.
Step 3: Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.
Step 4: Double-click on the preference name, then change the … Read more
Earlier today rumors started sweeping across the Internet that LinkedIn account passwords had been leaked online. A few hours later, LinkedIn confirmed that the rumors were true; millions of account passwords had been compromised and posted online.
Almost just as fast as the story started spreading, a link to LeakedIn.org was being passed around as a way to check if your password was leaked in the security breach. To figure out if you're affected, LeakedIn requires you to enter your account password. Your password is then converted to its SHA-1 equivalent and then is compared to the list … Read more
Sharing a link from a Facebook post using the iOS app may not be all that obvious, but the feature does exist.
To share a link you'll need to be viewing the post from your News Feed. Tap on the link to open it. Next, tap on the action (or share) icon at the top of the screen. You will then be presented with three options, one of which is the ability to share the post.
It's important to note that you have to access the post from your News Feed. If you're to navigate to the … Read more
I recently had to reinstall a network printer with no manual, and it was a long exercise in frustration and resentment. ManualsLib aims to make it much easier to use and fix electronics and appliances with its huge database of manuals that is rapidly approaching half a million entries. Here's how to make the most of it:
Point your browser to ManualsLib. Search for your product. It's much, much easier if you've got the model number, so scour your device for it if it's not immediately obvious. When you find the product, you may have several … Read more