22 March 2014

Google's Voice Command for Playing Music



Google's voice search feature still has a long way to go. If you say "play music" or "play some music", Google starts the Play Music app and opens the "I'm Feeling Lucky" radio, which is based on your listening history. I think it makes more sense to continue playing your music and use the current queue instead of creating a new playlist.









Google still doesn't support basic voice actions like "next song", "skip", "pause" or "stop the music". If you say "next song", Google only shows the search results and a list of songs from Next, an American R&B musical group.






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5 Ways To Delete A File In Use In Windows



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Windows Explorer thinks the file you’re trying to delete is still open, but it’s not? This commonly happens with video files that were played back in Windows Media Player but it can happen with any other file, too. The file is either running in the background or it wasn’t closed properly. You can even run into this issue with files you haven’t opened in years! Fortunately, this can be resolved in a few different ways. Did You Close The Program? Let’s start with the obvious. Did you just open the file and not close it? If the file is closed,...


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21 March 2014

How to Schedule your Email Messages in Gmail with a Google Sheet



Have you ever wanted to write an email now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would like the email message to be delivered on the exact day. Or you have written the reply to an email but would like to schedule delivery in the recipient’s time zone when the message is more likely to get read.


Microsoft Outlook has a built-in scheduler to help you delay the delivery of email messages. After you are finished writing an email message and hit the Send button, the message isn’t delivered immediately — it stays in your outbox and is sent at the specified time automatically.


Gmail doesn’t let you schedule a later delivery of email messages but there are browser extensions — like Boomerang and Right Inbox — that let you specify a future send date for your outgoing email messages.


These are however subscription based services that allow you to send only a limited number of scheduled email messages for free per month. The other concern is privacy – you will have to grant read and write access to your entire Gmail account to a third-party to use scheduling inside Gmail.


How to Schedule & Send Gmail Messages Later with Google Sheets


If you are reluctant to provide access to your Gmail account to another service, there’s an alternative – Google Sheets.


What you can do is compose all your emails that you would like to be delivered later in Gmail and then specify the exact delivery date and time for these messages in the Google sheet. The messages would be delivered automatically at the time chosen by you. Internally, there’s a little Google Script that takes care of sending the messages at the appropriate date and time.


Schedule Gmail Messages


Schedule your Gmail – Step by Step


Go to your Gmail mailbox and compose a few test messages that you would like to be delivered later. Your draft messages can have rich formatting, you can add attachments, signatures and even inline images. Make sure that you have included the recipient’s email address in the TO field of the drafts.



  1. Click here to make a copy of the Gmail Scheduler sheet in your Google Drive.

  2. Open the sheet, choose Authorize under the Gmail Scheduler menu and grant the necessary permissions. This script is running in your own Google Drive and none of your data is accessible to anyone else.

  3. Choose Gmail Scheduler -> Fetch Messages to import all the draft messages from your Gmail account into the Google Sheet.

  4. Set the scheduled date and time for individual messages in column D of the sheet. You can double-click a cell and use the date picker or you can manually enter the date and time as m/dd/yyyy h:mm:ss in 24 hour format.

  5. Go to Gmail Scheduler -> Schedule Messages and run the scheduler. You can close the spreadsheet and it will send messages at the specified time automatically.


Video Tutorial – Schedule Gmail Messages


Here’s a detailed video tutorial (download) that will walk you through the steps.



Scheduling Gmail messages with Google sheets is easy. Please do note that once a message has been scheduled, you should not edit the corresponding Gmail draft message else that particular message would be removed from the queue.


If you wish to edit the draft or need to change the delivery time once the messages have been scheduled, you can repeat the steps #3 to #5 and reinitialize the queue.


Also, the scheduled date and time that you specify in the cells use the default timezone of your spreadsheet. If you wish to send mails in a different timezone, open the spreadsheet and pick a different timezone under File -> Spreadsheet Settings menu.


Awesome Google Scripts → Google Scripts Developer →




This story, How to Schedule your Email Messages in Gmail with a Google Sheet, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 21/03/2014 under GMail, Internet

Four Of The Best Text Editors For Your Chromebook



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Do you miss having a simple text editor on your Chromebook’s OS? Although Google scrapped its native app, there are still alternatives available. As of today the only native text app for a Chromebook is Google Docs. While it works brilliantly as a replacement for Microsoft Word or OpenOffice, it is not so effective when you want to make a quick list or do some basic text editing. The inability to save files locally can be a hindrance when you’re away from a Wi-Fi signal and the permanent syncing to Google Drive can be frustrating if you’re only making simple...


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My WordPress Blog Could’ve Been Hacked – Detectify Saved Me



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If I told you that there’s one place you can go to get peace of mind that your website is secure, would you believe me? Well you should, because there is. It’s called Detectify. I’m the kind of website owner that has always sort of been in denial. It can’t happen to me. Why would anyone ever want to hack my site? Well, all those delusions came crashing down around my head in 2011 when the main PHP file of my home page was replaced with a web page announcing that the site had been successfully hacked. Not only was...


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Konami Easter Egg in Google Voice Search



There's a cool Easter Egg in Google Voice Search: if you say "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right", Google will answer: "Cheat mode unlocked, unlimited free Google searches". This is the Konami cheat code originally used for Nintendo games.



You can try this Easter Egg in the Google Search app for Android and iOS and in the Google Search site if you use Chrome for desktop.






The Konami code was also used as an Easter Egg in Google Reader, Play Games and even for the Chromebook Pixel.



{ via Search Engine Land and Pierre Far }

Microsoft Snoops, Turkey Twits, Qik Quits, MtGox Finds, Samsung Slams [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Microsoft looks in Outlook, Turkey bans Twitter, Qik is killed off, a Fitbit class-action lawsuit, MtGox finds missing Bitcoin, Facebook needs you for beta testing, and Samsung snark. Microsoft Can Look In Your Outlook Microsoft has the legal right to search through your emails, and it’s retaining that right despite user complaints. However, in light of the backlash prompted by the original revelation, the company is tightening its own rules to appease concerns. We found out Microsoft can snoop through your inbox after court documents showed the company did just that while investigating Alex Kibalko....


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Download Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium And Ultimate ISO From Microsoft



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In one of our previous posts, titled how to download Office 2013 from Microsoft using a product key, we discussed how to legally download Office 2013 setup from Microsoft by entering a genuine product key. The guide is useful for those who have lost their Office DVD and also for those who are having issues […]

Language and Region Filters for Google Alerts



Google Alerts now lets you pick the language and region when creating an alert. For example, you can create an alert for "Chrome", but restrict it to French news articles from France. You don't have to set the region, the default setting is "any region".






The new filters are great for delivering more precise results, since you can restrict the results to a language, a country or both. You no longer have to use workarounds and switch to a different domain to get alerts in a different language. Please note that the text from the Google Alerts message will be in the language you've picked.





Google's Truncated Titles



The Google Search experiment that increased titles and removed underlines from links was quickly added to the regular search interface last week. Now it's no longer an experiment.



While I don't miss underlines, making titles bigger removes a few words from long titles and that's not a good thing. Here are some search results for [google maps api]:



* "Google Street View hack turns your city into a post-apocalypt..." (full title: "Google Street View hack turns your city into a post-apocalyptic jungle")



* "Google puts a limit on free Google Maps API: over 25,000 da..." (full title: "Google puts a limit on free Google Maps API: over 25,000 daily and you pay")






As you can see from these examples, only a few words are removed, but the truncated titles are difficult to understand.



Here's a side-by-side comparison between the new layout and the old one:






From what I know, Google has never displayed a few characters from a word in search results titles. Now it has to do this.





20 March 2014

Why I Switched From Windows 7 To Elementary OS Luna



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Bye bye, Windows. Hello, Linux! I have been a Windows user for 15 years now – unhappy with many of its ways, but not willing to give up what’s familar. The only time my computers saw an OS that was not Windows was during a short-lived Linux Mint installation and a failed Hackintosh attempt. But thanks to the Ubuntu-based Elementary OS Luna, I’ve given up Windows for good. What prompted me to try Luna? In what ways does it fare better than my previous OS, Windows 7? Why not a different Linux distro? Here are some answers. I Took The...


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Project Morpheus Vs. Oculus Rift, Unreal Engine 4, Flappy Bird Returns [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift bring virtual reality back, Unreal Engine 4 debuts, Flappy Bird is returning, Firefox 28 drops Metro, Google Docs phishing, and Mongolia tries to ban swearing on the Web. Project Morpheus For PS4 Detailed Here’s hoping Project Morpheus does better for Sony than this little guy did for Nintendo… http://ift.tt/PT5pIE — Tim Bradshaw (@tim) March 19, 2014 We mentioned Project Morpheus in yesterday’s Tech News Digest, but more details have emerged that make it worth taking a second look. Especially as the level of interest in this virtual reality system for...


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How To Make Bootable Windows USB Without Formatting



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We here at Into Windows love installing Windows operating system from USB flash drive. Over the last couple of years, we have posted a number of articles covering methods and free tools out there to create bootable USB drive and install Windows from USB drive or external hard drive. Even though there are plenty of […]

Gmail X Bug



There's an annoying bug in Gmail's desktop interface: a close button displayed at the bottom of the page in the right corner. If you click the small "x" icon, nothing happens. It looks like the buttons used in Gmail's panels for tasks, chat and composing messages.






There is a way to fix this issue. Bookmark this URL: http://ift.tt/1fJnIEZ and use it to open Gmail. This URL is used to load Gmail without enabling labs. Surprisingly, if you manually disable all the Gmail labs experiments, the close button is still there.



Another way to fix this issue is to install AdBlock/Adblock Plus and manually add this rule in the preferences:



mail.google.com##DIV[class="w-asK w-atd"]



Google is working on a fix.

Camera Voice Commands for Android



The Google Search app for Android added voice commands for taking photos and recording videos. Just say: "take a photo", "take a picture", "record a video", "take a video", "shoot a video" and the camera app will launch in the proper mode.



"The first home run in T-ball, the surprise proposal, or just that gorgeous sunset... Sometimes the perfect photo passes you by as you fumble with your phone to open the camera app. Now with the Google Search App on Android, you can just tap the microphone or say 'Ok Google,' then 'take a photo' or 'take a video'," informs Google.








What Tech Topics Are You Passionate About? [We Ask You]



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Technology is a vast and varied field. A quick glance at the list of topics we cover at MakeUseOf demonstrates this fact perfectly, and there are plenty of other technology topics we barely touch on, if at all. You can help us plug these holes in our coverage of all things related to technology, and all by simply answering the following question… No Love For Luddites We want to know, What Tech Topics Are You Passionate About? The direction in which this question is taken is completely up to you. We just ask that you tell us which topics you...


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Google Shows Related Topics



Google's Knowledge Graph boxes now include a list of related topics and some excerpts from articles about them. The related topics are usually linked from the corresponding Wikipedia article.



For example, when you search for [equilateral triangle], Google shows these related topics: Equilateral polygon, Square, Regular polygon, Pythagorean theorem.





Google Geometry Calculator



Google has an interactive search widget that solves geometry problems. You can search for [solve triangle], [area of a circle], [volume of a sphere], [perimeter of a trapezoid], [area of a pentagon], [hypotenuse calculator], [triangular prism volume], [calculate the diagonal of a cube with 6mm edge], [volume of a cylinder with radius 4cm and height 8cm], [a^2+b^2=c^2 calc a=4 b=7 c=?] and more.






Click the arrow and Google will show you the solution. Click one of the input boxes and the value is highlighted.









"Supported shapes: 2 and 3 dimensional curved shapes, platonic solids, polygons, prisms, pyramids, quadrilaterals, and triangles. Supported formulas and equations: Area, circumference, law of sines and cosines, hypotenuse, perimeter, Pythagorean theorem, surface area, and volume."



{ Thanks, Jonah Langlieb. }

19 March 2014

4 Cheap Ways To Obtain A Legal Copy Of Windows 7



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It seems like Microsoft is hitting the nail with Windows only every other version. So it’s understandable that, if you’re upgrading from Windows XP or looking for a new computer, you want to go for Windows 7 rather than Windows 8. Thing is, Microsoft doesn’t directly sell Windows 7 anymore. Here’s what you can do so you’re running a legal copy of Windows 7. Is Your Hardware Compatible With Windows 7? Before you make the final decision to upgrade, it’s important to ensure that your hardware will be compatible with the new operating system. To check, all you have to...


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New Phishing Scam Uses Scarily Accurate Google Login Page



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You get a link to a Google Doc. You click it, then sign in to your Google account. Seems safe enough, right? Wrong, apparently. A sophisticated phishing setup is teaching the world yet another lesson about online security. What is phishing, and how do scammers use it? Basically, phishing means getting users to voluntarily type their username and password, often by using a false login page. Such pages are usually easy to spot for net-savvy users, but this recent example of phishing is noteworthy for how realistic the login page looked. It could have fooled just about anyone, and had...


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Place Google Maps in the Background of your Contact Form



This is a demo of contact form that embeds a Google Map in the background. It isn’t using a static screenshot image of Google Maps in the background but the map is an interactive one — you can zoom in and out, drag the Pegman to turn on street view or even toggle between the Satellite view and the Maps view.


Contact Form with Google Maps


There are basically two layers on the page – one is the map and the other is the form – and we are using the z-index property of CSS to define the stack order. The form has a higher z-index than Google Maps and thus the latter appears in the background. Let’s look at the actual code now.


The HTML — There are two DIV elements – the map will render inside the element with ID #googlemaps while everything that you add inside #contactform will show up in your form. You can even embed a Google Form here.



<div id="googlemaps"></div>
<div id="contactform">
<!-- You can even embed a Google Form here -->
</div>

The CSS — The #googlemaps element occupies the entire height and width of the page while the #contactform has a fixed width. You can also change the opacity level of #contactform to make your forms slightly transparent.



#googlemaps {
height: 100%;
width: 100%;
position:absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
z-index: 0; /* Set z-index to 0 as it will be on a layer below the contact form */
}

#contactform {
position: relative;
z-index: 1; /* The z-index should be higher than Google Maps */
width: 300px;
margin: 60px auto 0;
padding: 10px;
background: black;
height: auto;
opacity: .45; /* Set the opacity for a slightly transparent Google Form */
color: white;
}

The JavaScript — Find the latitude and longitude of your place and replace the co-ordinates in line #7. You can then copy-paste the modified JavaScript code in the footer of your HTML page.



<!-- Include the Google Maps API library - required for embedding maps -->
<script src="http://ift.tt/MhUkIj;

<script type="text/javascript">

// The latitude and longitude of your business / place
var position = [27.1959739, 78.02423269999997];

function showGoogleMaps() {

var latLng = new google.maps.LatLng(position[0], position[1]);

var mapOptions = {
zoom: 16, // initialize zoom level - the max value is 21
streetViewControl: false, // hide the yellow Street View pegman
scaleControl: true, // allow users to zoom the Google Map
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
center: latLng
};

map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('googlemaps'),
mapOptions);

// Show the default red marker at the location
marker = new google.maps.Marker({
position: latLng,
map: map,
draggable: false,
animation: google.maps.Animation.DROP
});
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', showGoogleMaps);
</script>

You may refer to the HTML source of this contact form for a complete example.




This story, Place Google Maps in the Background of your Contact Form, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 19/03/2014 under Embed, Google Maps, Internet

Email Apps For Android: 3 Excellent Options To Try In 2014



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There’s always someone on the Web who’s claiming that email is dead, but your busy inbox tells you otherwise, and these days you often manage it from your mobile device. Android’s native email client does its job well, but with many other excellent (and free!) options available, you may yet find a better way to keep tabs on your email. We have already covered five popular email apps for Android, and we were particularly impressed with K-9 Mail. In this post, we’ll take a look at three options that we haven’t explored yet. CloudMagic A couple of years ago, Dave...


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PureVPN: Fast, Affordable, Privacy-Conscious VPN Service



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I know what you did last summer. No, really. I do. When you were uploading your vacation snaps in Starbucks, I sat and captured every packet. Every byte. I even know the password you insist on reusing everywhere. Here’s a tip, buddy; “hunter2″ is not a strong password. I know lots about you; so does your ISP. We like to keep track of you. We both had a chortle at the pics of you in a mankini at the company Christmas fancy-dress party. And we both know what sites you go on when you open up private browsing mode. Er,...


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Win Toolkit: Customize And Create Unattended Windows 8/8.1 Installation



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Installing recent versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, isn’t as time consuming and difficult as it was the case with previous Windows versions but once Windows is installed and running, installing all necessary hardware drivers, installing Service Packs, recent updates, installing your favourite programs and personalizing Windows to your liking […]

Microsoft Releases OneNote 2013 As Free Download for Mac And Windows



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Microsoft’s OneNote is the best note-taking app for Windows 8 and there’s some good news. It’s now completely free and Microsoft has also come out with a version for Mac, which means OneNote is now a cross-platform app available on Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. OneNote 2013 is completely free for users to download and install, but there is a premium version for Office 365 and Office 2013 users with features like SharePoint support, version history, Outlook integration and more. But the core capabilities are intact in the free version, Microsoft says. Plus, everything is synced with...


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Are Your Files Getting Lost in the Cloud? These 4 Cloud Storage Managers Will Help



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How can you keep track of your files when they’re all in different places? With the availability of free cloud storage increasing all the time, and more people using multiple providers, you’ll probably need to answer this question soon. When you have documents and photos all over the Internet, it’s easy to lose track of them. Was that spreadsheet in Dropbox or Google Drive? Is your presentation in OneDrive or SugarSync? Did that picture get uploaded from your phone to Amazon Cloud Drive or Flickr? These four websites promise to help you keep tabs on your cloud accounts. Let’s see...


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18 March 2014

Let’s Talk Productivity: 7 Podcasts You Should Listen To For Working Awesomely



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Can seven strangers improve the way you work? They can change your life. If you give them your ear. Podcasts are the Web’s gift to people who like to go by the ear. Podcasts won’t cure the vexing problem of rush hour traffic and losing that parking space. But they could help lower your blood pressure if you listen to the right kind. So, instead of overusing the sphygmometer let us talk about productivity — or let these seven life hackers talk about the little things we can do to work awesomely. Plug in…sit back…and listen. If you are driving,...


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7 IRS Website Tools That Could Save You Time And Money



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According to Ben Franklin, nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes. Well, I can’t help you avoid death, but I can try to give you a hand with your taxes. Taxes no matter where you live, are a real burden. Unless of course you live somewhere where you don’t have to pay any income tax, in which case please tell me where you live so I can move there. Taxes in the U.S. are especially frustrating. There are just so many forms, so many laws and so many potential loopholes and pitfalls. It’s tempting to just give...


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How Microsoft’s Windows Could Win Its Users Back



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With the relatively beloved, somewhat maligned, Windows XP fading into the night, there may be up to 30% of the market looking at operating systems other than Windows. That’s how many devices are still running Windows XP, according to NetMarketShare. With no longer supporting XP, Microsoft may free up the time and resources to face the challenges ahead. Let’s hope they take this opportunity to reflect on past successes and mistakes, get to know their customers again, and put together a new Windows from top to bottom – a Windows that works, a Windows that is lean, and a Windows...


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A Human Touch: 5 Quality Video Websites Curated By Real People



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Right now, 100 hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube per minute. So how do you weed out the junk from the quality content? The best bet, of course, is a recommendation by another human who has seen a video and liked it. There are plenty of great video curation engines on the Web, and some new ones like 5by to watch videos by mood. But it’s easy to game the system in those and unwanted videos rise up the ranks. I used to run a reasonably successful manual curation blog, in which one of the elements was a...


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YouTube Flagging, Free OneNote, Apple Chat Support, Street View Hack [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, policing YouTube, OneNote free-for-all, paid Apple chat support, WhatsApp privacy assurances, Twitch mobile gaming, Nakamoto fighting Newsweek, and Urban Jungle Street View. Super Flaggers Are Policing YouTube Videos How long is it going to be until @YouTube decides to implement flagging users for obviously false copyright claims? This is unreasonable. — ??zure? (@_Alphazure) March 12, 2014 Google boasts 200 participants in a YouTube “super flagger” program, with these individuals and organizations given the ability to flag “up to 20 YouTube videos at once to be reviewed for violating the site’s guidelines.” Details of the “super...


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Download Office 2013 From Microsoft Using Product Key



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There are a couple of reasons why you’d want to download Office 2013 from Microsoft using your genuine product key. Maybe you’ve lost your Office 2013 DVD and now want to reinstall Office 2013 using the product key that you’ve recovered using a third-party program; or maybe your PC came pre-installed with Office but the […]

8 Pinterest Alternatives You May Not Know About



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Pinterest has garnered a reputation (whether incidentally or intentionally) as a website geared mostly towards females who need ideas for weddings, home d├ęcor, and recreation. Maybe you like the idea of Pinterest but not its subject matter. Maybe Pinterest just isn’t for you. Is there hope for you? Yes, there is. As it turns out, there are many sites out there that have taken the core concept of Pinterest and spun it in unique ways. Looking for a Pinterest for men? It’s out there. A Pinterest for food? It exists. A Pinterest for memes? You’re in luck. Keep reading to...


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17 March 2014

Rock The Small Talk: 3 Fun Ways To Pick Up Cool Conversation Starters



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Small talk is a way to break the ice. Everyone’s got something to say about the weather. But if you want to engage people in a conversation for more than a few seconds, you need to follow up with something more interesting, something they care about. Strategy For Starting A Conversation When you chat someone up, start with a very simple topic. This could be a comment on the notorious weather or your surrounding. Is there something to say about the venue, the other people in the room, the music, the food, or the occasion? Your starter depends on the...


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Not Just For Microblogging: 3 Innovative Uses For App.net



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I was recently inundated with emails and tweets from the App.net community, who were none too pleased with the fact that a previous article I wrote focused almost exclusively on the microblogging features of the main App.net website. App.net, they tell me, is much more than that. It’s a platform which has empowered developers to create innovative consumer-facing products. I was skeptical at first, but I checked it out. Turns out it’s true. App.net is the engine humming inside of a lot of interesting websites and apps. Here’s some of the best. Wait, What’s App.net? We’ve covered App.net in the...


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Reddit + XBMC = Virtual Crack. Here’s How To Set It Up.



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Reddit always finds the best videos; XBMC is the best media center. Here’s how you can combine these two things, then browse the best videos on the web right now, from your couch. I showed you 5 amazing add-ons for XBMC, and mentioned Reddit in passing. But there’s a new Reddit addon for XBMC, and it’s a lot more powerful (see install instructions below). You can pick any subreddit to watch videos from, or just browse all. You can set the service to play every top video consecutively, or just pick the videos you want to watch. It’s like channel...


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Reddit + XBMC = Virtual Crack. Here’s How To Set It Up.



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Reddit always finds the best videos; XBMC is the best media center. Here’s how you can combine these two things, then browse the best videos on the web right now, from your couch. I showed you 5 amazing add-ons for XBMC, and mentioned Reddit in passing. But there’s a new Reddit addon for XBMC, and it’s a lot more powerful (see install instructions below). You can pick any subreddit to watch videos from, or just browse all. You can set the service to play every top video consecutively, or just pick the videos you want to watch. It’s like channel...


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Popcorn Time Returns, XP Bribes, PS4 Price Rise, 1001 Movies You Must See [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Popcorn Time returns, XP users bribed, Secret guidelines, VLC lands on Windows 8, PS4 price rises, Google Search & Google Drive news, and 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (video edition). Popcorn Time Resurrected As Open Source Popcorn Time, an app which turns the process of watching torrented movies into a more user-friendly experience, was shut down by its anonymous creators before being resurrected as an open source project on GitHub. The creators of the app shut Popcorn Time down because of the legal issues involved. The app may be legal, but it...


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