In the past, adding pictures to Flickr from your phone meant using third-party apps that integrated into the Android gallery or could cross-post to your Flickr account. Now there's (finally) an official app from Yahoo! for its Flickr photo sharing service. It's still obvious that the app is brand-new, given the appearance of some bugs, but it is a good step in the right direction. Here's how to get started using it:
Mark Zuckerberg wants you to have "serendipitous experiences" with the new Facebook. Facebook Music is one of the ways he hopes to help you achieve this. With it, you can listen, share and discover music with others, all from within Facebook. If you're ready for the experience, here's how to use Facebook Music:
How Facebook Music works
The idea behind Facebook Music is that whenever you or your friends listen to music from one of Facebook's music partners, the music gets published to your Timeline for friends to see. The details also show up as … Read more
We all have two or three playlists on Spotify we would prefer our listening habits of be left private. With the recent changes to Facebook and the new integration with the various music services, hiding your guilty pleasures has become somewhat of a hassle.
Up until now, the only available solution to prevent your music selection from being displayed on Facebook is somewhat permanent. Thankfully, Spotify has rolled out a Private Listening feature to its desktop clients, allowing users to temporarily stop their music selection from being broadcast all over the Internet.
To enable Private Listening in Spotify on a … Read more
If you spend a lot of time perusing sites like eBay or Craigslist, you know what a pain it is to open each individual link for a sale to take a look at the pictures and information. Whether you open the link in your current tab and press Back often, or are a multi-browser-tab master, there has to be a better way to do this, right? Google found a better way by incorporating previews into its search results, so why not use that same idea across the entire Web? That's where the ezLinkPreview extension for Chrome comes in handy. … Read more
Do you go over each credit charge every month to make sure that all of them are legit? You're not alone if you don't, but you might be missing ongoing fraudulent charges that pop up on tens of thousands of bills every month. That can add up to quite a lot, so every little bit of help can make a real difference. BillGuard is a free service that aims to democratize fraud monitoring; once you let it watch out for you, it takes others' reports into account when deciding what to flag. This should put a serious dent … Read more
Let's say you need to pick up an old friend from the airport--or that you're holed up in an airport lounge yourself, guarding the perfect Wi-Fi spot while you wait for your plane. You know you can do better than constant Web refreshes to get the info you need, right? If you've got an Android device, check out FlightAware. It's free, it's fast, and it's simple. Here's how to use it:Install the FlightAware app from the Android Market. When you run it, you're given three tracking options: By flight … Read more
On Thursday, Facebook will begin rolling out the next phase of Facebook profiles, known as Timelines. Your profile--er, Timeline--is now a never-expiring feed of all your activity in chronological order, going back to the very first day you joined Facebook. And all your friends can view it.
Whether you think this is awesome or extremely creepy, there are a few things you need to know about the new design, including privacy options. Watch the video and follow the instructions below to configure your Timeline.Your cover photo
At the top of your profile is the cover, which can be anything … Read more
It can be difficult to find good Netflix streaming titles to watch using Netflix's interface. Fortunately, there's a way to bypass its listings entirely so you can browse streaming titles more efficiently.
First, make sure you're logged in to your Netflix account. Then, go to Instantwatcher.com.
Instantwatcher organizes Netflix streaming titles in a more meaningful way than Netflix does themselves. You can find the most popular titles within the last 24 hours, The New York Times picks, what's new, what's expiring soon, by genre, and more. The Web site isn't pretty, but it … Read more
For organizations with few resources or widely dispersed members, collaboration is often limited by the weakest link in the chain. Trello is a free online service that makes it much easier to keep track of who needs to do what, resources they need, deadlines, notes, and more. Its no-frills visual design is actually a strong feature, keeping you focused on tasks and notes. Here's how to get started with Trello:
Create a free Trello account. (You can sign in using your Google account if you'd like.)
You start out with a Welcome Board that's full of cards … Read more
The other day someone asked me how to save a copy of a Web page. The person wanted to preserve the content of the page--text and images--in a local file rather than simply bookmark the page's link to the hosting server.
There are many reasons why you would want to save the text and other content of a Web page. For example, you may want to access the information without a network connection. You may also want to record the page's content lest the information become unavailable for whatever reason. Pages go offline all the time, some never … Read more