Flickr recently released some handy tools like Photo Session and an Android app for their photo service, but they're geared toward the Web and smartphone users. If you love taking photos that require uploading to your computer, chances are you don't want to spend hours uploading them individually to your Flickr account for sharing.
Begin by downloading and installing theGood.uploadr. This is an Adobe Air app, so if you don't have that installed, you will need to download and install that as well. On your first run, you'll be … Read more
Do you check your Google Reader feeds every 5 minutes? If you want to save a little time, check your unread Google Reader items, right from the Chome toolbar. Here's how:
Download and install the Chrome browser extension called, Google Reader Notifier (by Google). Once installed, you'll notice a new Notifier button next to your other extension buttons. If you have unread items, it will display the number of unread items on the button itself.
To choose how often Notifier checks for unread items, right-click on the Notifier button and select Options. You can then choose update … Read more
If you've been online for more than a few months (and if not, where have you been?), you've no doubt experienced the frustration of forgetting where you found some tiny but crucial bit of information. Typical browser history searching is limited at best, and if you're diligent about clearing your history, it can be useless. Recawl is a great search tool for those who don't mind keeping a private browsing record; it monitors your browsing in Chrome and lets you search every page of your history. Here's how to get started with it:
Like the header of a blog or a splash page of a Web site, the Cover photo is the first thing your friends and prospective subscribers will notice upon visiting your profile Timeline. To help you make the best impression upon your visitors, follow these tips for designing the best Cover photo.
Here are the basics:The cover photo size is 850x315 pixels. Anything smaller than 850P wide will be stretched and pixelated. It's public. Anyone--friend or not--who visits your page can see it. It doesn't have to be you. Your cover photo can be a photo of … Read more
One of the chief problems with our networked lives is a sort of information obesity: we've got way too much to take in, yet we may stick with our go-to sources even when there are other, potentially better sources, out there waiting for us.
Sitesimon wants us to broaden our horizons by checking out sites similar to those we already visit. It's easy to use, and here's how to get started:
Facebook recently introduced a Subscribe button that's similar to how Twitter's follow button works. It opens up a whole new way to add content to your News Feed or to share content with others. So get ready, because we're about to show you how to follow Mark Zuckerberg's and Sharon Vaknin's updates, even if they don't accept your friend request.… Read more
Every popular Web service has experienced the cycle: Roll out changes, experience massive user backlash, modify changes somewhat, wait for users to get used to the new system, repeat. Facebook just rebooted its own cycle recently, and while we've covered some of the more interesting (and egregious) of the changes, it turns out that Chrome and Firefox users can roll back certain of the new features that can make their FB experience more comfortable.Restore Facebook posts to chronological order. Well, you can't roll back every last change, but the Facebook Classic extension for Chrome … Read more
If you have friends who love to upload pictures to Facebook, chances are that you get tagged pretty often. But sometimes you don't want others to be able to share pictures of you without prior permission. By default, Facebook lets friends tag you in posts, in photos that look like you, and check you in to places that you haven't visited. Here's how to put a stop to any (or all) of these tag-happy features:
Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account and click on the menu in the top-right corner (small arrow).
Step 2: Select … Read more
Do you forget your Facebook friends' birthdays because you don't log in to Facebook enough or because you keep forgetting to take your ginkgo biloba? Consider using Google Calendar alerts and stop writing belated birthday wishes on your friends' Facebook walls.Editors' note: This post was updated May 14, 2012. We initially showed you how to export a file from Facebook, which you could then import to Google Calendar. There's a better method, as noted in the comments section, using your Facebook calendar's URL. This allows you to keep a current calendar of Facebook birthdays, even as … Read more