After initially feeling confused and complaining about Facebook's Timeline interface, I now must admit that I like the cover-photo design and am starting to get used to the two-column layout. But if you reject Facebook's latest overhaul and use Chrome, there's an extension that will return you to the old look.… Read more
Gmail labels and stars are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if you keep all your messages, the way Google recommends. Now, you can add those labels and stars to your messages, before you send them.
When you compose a new Gmail message now, you'll notice the new Labels drop-down menu, next to the Discard button. Before you send your e-mail, select your label or star it, then when you're done composing your message, just hit Send.
When you go to your sent mail now, you'll see that your sent message has been … Read more
The Creative Commons license system has been a real boon for publishers on a budget. If you need images but can't pay for them or create then yourself, CCFinder is a Windows app that lets you find them easily.
Install CCFinder.Launch the program and register with Abelssoft. It wants your e-mail address and name only.There are a few different varieties of CC licensing, so you'll need to choose whether you want pics that are freely usable without limitation, those requiring attribution, or those that require permission. You can also decide to search for pictures that may … Read more
If you've been using the Dropbox mobile app or desktop software, chances are you didn't notice the major redesign of Dropbox.com. The redesign makes it easier to do almost everything in your Dropbox folder from a Web browser. Here are some tips on navigating the redesign:
Check out the Action Bar The dynamic action bar, which sits above the file and folder list, changes as you click on different folders and files. For most files and folders, it displays actions like, Download, Delete, Rename, etc. When you click on the Photos folder, it changes to … Read more
We have already taken a look at how to get started with iPhoto for iOS, how to use the new Beam feature, and even the ins and outs of iPhoto Journals. All of which, are great posts to go over to learn more about iPhoto for iOS. While writing the iPhoto Journal post, I discovered that users aren't stuck with hosting their journal using only iCloud, which uses up precious iCloud storage space. iPhoto for iOS allows users to export the files needed to host a journal on their personal site.To get the files you will … Read more
With the release of iPhoto for iOS, Apple has introduced an fun way of sharing your photos with family and friends: Journals.
What is a Journal? By creating a journal, you can organize and show off photos from a recent trip, party, holiday, or just for fun on a personalized Web page. Journals allow you to appear like you have a creative flare, mixed with some Web development knowledge, all without requiring you to know anything more than how to drag-and-drop photos.
How to get startedBegin by selecting a photo, or group of photos to create the … Read more
During most work days, I have dozens of tabs open, and Chrome can start to feel a bit sluggish under the weight of my hunt for helpful tips and tricks and, this time of year, Cincinnati Reds news among other distractions. With TabMemFree, Chrome unloads inactive tabs so they don't take up CPU and memory resources.
After installing TabMemFree, a small button gets added to Chrome's toolbar. Right-click on it and select Options. There are only two settings to tweak: Timeout and Tick. For the first, set the number of minutes you'd like TabMemFree to wait before … Read more
The browser extension, ImageFlow for Amazon - PictureFox, makes it easy to view Amazon product photos in a gallery like Apple's CoverFlow.
After you install the extension, you'll notice a Play button above the images on the Amazon product page.
Clicking on the Play button will launch the ImageFlow gallery in a new tab, where you can easily navigate through all the photos, including those uploaded by customers (can be disabled).
When browsing through a list of Amazon products, hovering over the product will also display an enlarged preview image of that product. If you don'… Read more
Rushing to fill in your office bracket for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament? Stressing about keeping up with the latest scores? Well, thanks to an app and the marvels of modern technology you can listen to live streaming audio of each of the 67 games from your Android or iOS device for free. Or, if you're willing to pay $3.99, you can stream the video of each game, as it happens, to your beloved device.
Gmail, as long as I can remember, has always displayed a paperclip icon next to the date/time of an e-mail indicating a file is attached to that particular e-mail. While the basic indicator of an attachment is great, it would be nice to have a heads up of what kind of file is attached, especially if you are expecting a specific type of document from someone. With a Chrome extension called Attachment Icons for Gmail, getting alerted to type of file attached is possible.