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The Best Way To Download Any Kind Of File in iOS


iOS is a closed system. Every app runs in its own silo’d environment. Apps can’t access file management features. You’ve heard it all before. While all that makes iOS more secure and faster than platforms like Android, it also makes it limited in certain peculiar ways. Take downloading a file for instance. You’d go to […]

How To Export Your LinkedIn Account Data

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Since LinkedIn is an important tool in many people’s professional life, having a backup of the data in that account for safekeeping is a must. Fortunately, you don’t have to work too hard to get the archive of all of your LinkedIn data; the social network now provides the service and it’s quite easy to […]

Is Chrome’s Incognito Mode Really Private? 4 Things to Know About it

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Many internet users think that incognito mode in Google Chrome is like a magical cloak that will instantly gives them internet privacy. That’s just not true. Incognito mode gets a bad rep. Some say it’s only used to hide “indecent” behavior. But there are legitimate uses for it. What is incognito mode? Just how “private” […]

How To Use Find And Replace In Chrome, Firefox And Google Docs

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Who uses text editors anymore? Coders, yes (and maybe Markdown fanatics like myself). But unless you work in an office environment, a majority of your writing now takes place online; most likely in Google Docs or the WordPress editor. Writing online is great. It takes the biggest problem – saving and syncing data – totally out of the […]

How To Easily Translate Web Pages And Text On iPhone In iOS 8


Blame it on the breakneck development speed of mobile software or an obliviousness to the rest, but iOS doesn’t support nearly as many languages as it should. While everyone is expected to know a little bit of English to live a good life in this connected world, you need on-the-fly translation every now and then. […]

How to Secure Your LinkedIn Account With Two-Step Verification

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Securing your LinkedIn account by using two-step verification is a great idea, especially if said account is an important tool for you. LinkedIn is a great tool for finding professional connections, and the more popular you are on the service, the more precious that account is. That is why you should do everything in your […]

How to Use Mail Merge In Google Docs

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When I was in school, the techie part of my brain was already blooming. But the school’s computer classes with MS Office never ignited my passion. Sure, it was useful stuff, something that would get us jobs someday. Still, I detested it. The worst of all was learning mail merge. I tried it in school, college, […]

How To Use Outlook.com’s New Rules Tool


Sorting your incoming emails in an efficient fashion is very necessary in a world where even the most uncommunicative of us get a couple dozen messages on a daily basis; well, Outlook.com has a way of helping you do just that. The New Outlook.com Rules Tool Outlook.com is turning into one of the most feature-filled free […]

9 Must-Have Internet Security Extensions For Chrome


You can never be too safe on the internet. Sure, you’ve learned to not open links from phishy emails, or to click on links from Facebook and Twitter that sound like spam, but once in a while, maybe through no fault of your own, you’ll end up at a bad corner of the internet. And […]

Top 7 Ways to Productively Chrome’s Bookmarks Bar

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The bookmarks bar is the most underutilized space in a browser. More often than not, it’s right there, but not being used to its full potential. Today I’ll tell you about how to add your favorite websites to the bookmarks bar, how to customize them, organize them in folders and clean up the mess if […]

2 Ways to Remove Duplicates in a Google Docs Spreadsheet


Google Spreadsheet (now called Sheets as part of the Google Drive productivity suite) is turning out to be a real MS Excel competitor. The amount of stuff Excel can do is truly mind-boggling. But Sheets is catching up. More importantly it is beating Excel by integrating add-ons and scripts in an easy to use manner. Plus there’s […]

How To Open, Highlight and Annotate PDFs in Chrome


I’ve professed my dislike of PDFs as a format for files in general before. But it’s something I can’t escape. Which is why I’ve written extensively about how to improve the experience. Today we’ll be taking the PDF experience out of the cloud and the PC and directly into the Chrome browser. Chrome is the […]

How To Customize Your Google Forms With Themes

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Google Forms are a great way to collect information from others, but the problem until now was that forms looked pretty plain and unattractive. That’s about to change, as Google has introduced themes for the service. Here’s how to use them. Google Forms Themes Using Google Forms to collect your friends’ or coworkers’ input is […]

How To Install Greasemonkey And Userscripts In Firefox And Chrome


Tinkerers always find their way. When you’re looking from far above, browsers like Chrome and websites like YouTube and Facebook look impenetrable. But it’s all built on the same code. Some basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript to shape what you see and server side programming to keep it running. And a lot of it is open […]