Do you have clients, friends, or family members who you wished used Dropbox but don't? If your pleas to sign up for a Dropbox account have fallen on deaf ears, FileStock is an easy way to request files from these people. FileStork is free and doesn't require your Luddite friends to download and install a bit of software. Your friends won't even need to create a FileStork account.
Let's face it, when you're on vacation the last thing you want on your mind is responding to e-mail. Wouldn't it be nice if Gmail could auto-respond to contacts while you're away? Well, it can! Follow these easy steps to set up the Vacation Responder:
Step 1: Log into your Gmail account through the Web interface.
Step 2: Select the cog wheel in the top right corner and go to Mail Settings.
Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the Vacation responder options.
Step 4: Enter the important information pertaining to … Read more
Are you curious how Facebook orders your search results as you enter letters into the search box? Thanks to a developer stumbling upon a Facebook file and creating a bookmarklet, now you can view a hidden file that shows how Facebook ranks your friends.
As the developer, Jeremy Keeshin, explains on his site, thekeesh.com, he was working on autocomplete search functionality for a new Web site and was wondering how Facebook returned its results so quickly. What he found was a file that Facebook uses to rank a user's search results. He then created a bookmarklet that displays … Read more
We all have our own fair share of packages and products shipped to us, some more than others, and it can be hectic trying to keep track of all the tracking numbers. Then there is the the repetitive process of checking on the status of a package on a Web site, over and over.
If you own an iPhone, iPad or even a Mac prepare for us to show you how to streamline the process and make the tracking numbers work for you, not the other way around. We present to you--Delivery Status touch [iTunes Link].
After several Facebook privacy scares, many have flocked to Google+ for better security, selective posting to "Circles," and a fresh start in social networking. But if you're not careful, you might make the same privacy mistakes on Google+.
Buried around Google+ are many privacy options for posts, photos, and your profile. Here's how to customize those settings:
Posts Although you might be compelled to post publicly for better exposure, beware that all public posts are indexed by Google.
Disable reshare: If you're using Circles to keep certain posts limited to close friends and family, adopt &… Read more
In June, Google began testing a black navigation bar that appears at the top of Google product pages, like Google Reader, Google+, Gmail, and Search. It replaces the old white bar, and gives you quick access to the company's services, including Google+ notifications and account settings.
If you're an avid Googler and miss the convenient navigation bar while browsing other sites, the +Everything Chrome extension might be your answer.
Once enabled, the black bar will appear at the top of any Web site, giving you access to Google services and your Google+ notfications. … Read more
Twitter recently started allowing people to send pictures from Twitter.com, using Twitter's own photo-sharing platform. Until now, only those who are using Apple's iOS 5 beta had access to sending pictures via the new service.
It's dead simple to send a picture on Twitter, but it can easily be overlooked if you aren't sure where to look for it.
We know what it's like to have Facebook friends who send an event invite for anything and everything they have going on in life; trust us, we get just as annoyed. If you have ever wondered how to ignore event invites, or how to block someone from sending you invites at all--we have your back.
In order to hang onto those articles you want to read but might forget about later, you need to keep some sort of list. Magazinify offers the ability to keep tabs on the things you want to read, and even send them to your e-mail inbox all in one PDF. With this service, you can read content in your browser, on your PC, or even transfer it to an eReader. Best of all, it'll be in magazine format, but only feature stories you actually want to read! Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Head to&… Read more
Facebook wants to be a part of everything we do on the Web. The company's philosophy is that the Internet is more fun when it's shared. In some ways social networks are like parties that never end. The problem is, we can't be sure who else Facebook has invited to the party, and whether these unknown guests can be trusted.
This week there was a minor dust-up about our friends' phone numbers being exposed to strangers. On Wednesday the official Facebook page explained that the feature has been in place for some time and does not publish … Read more