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How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

I’m a huge football fan. I have been watching the world cup for the last 15 years and I can’t wait for it to start in 24 hours! There is, however, something very different with this World Cup, it is the first one that is being played in the “Twitter” age. To make the most […]

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

A while back I wrote about four tools that helped unscramble Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, Facebook announced that they were launching a revamped privacy settings menu. Essentially, while the more complex and “granular” options still remain, there is now an easier method of selecting which options are viewable by whom.

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Over the past few months I have written several posts on different ways to back up your digital life. Part of the reason I keep writing about different backup options is, people STILL don’t do it. The majority of people I know are in the “I wish I had a backup.” camp. The more people […]

Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

There has been much news and debate regarding HTML5 video, which is not even considered an official standard yet. The urgency from some individuals and organizations (particularly Apple), reflects the bad taste that Adobe Flash Player has left in many mouths. HTML5 video is an effort to make streaming video on the web more accessible, […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

Last week we discussed some safety tips on Gmail and how you can completely secure your email account from getting hacked. Twitter is not an exception and you should be very careful with your Twitter activity. There are a lot of “phishing scams” spreading on Twitter and other social networking sites everyday. People use insane […]

How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener

How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener

A URL shortener is a service that takes in a long URL and  gives you a short and memorable URL that you can distribute to anyone you want. The service takes care of redirecting users who land up at the shortened URL to the original URL. TinyURL, of course, was one of the pioneers in […]

Snippet: Quickly Shorten Links from Address Bar

Snippet: Quickly Shorten Links from Address Bar

With so many blogs and websites floating around on my address bar everyday, I find myself sending more and more “shortened” URLs to my friends. Generally the process is a bit of a pain as I have to first I have to copy the URL from the address bar, then I need to go to […]

myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

With all of the sites people frequent on a daily basis, it is hard to keep everything straight. Password and bookmark managers have been around for a while and are widly used and talked about on the web. Custom homepages like iGoogle and 43marks have also been written about many many times. Myhomepage.com is a […]

4 Tools to Unscramble Your Facebook Privacy settings

4 Tools to Unscramble Your Facebook Privacy settings

In the past month there has been a great uproar over Facebook’s laissez faire attitude towards the privacy of their users. A wonderful infographic shows how, over time, Facebook’s overall default privacy setting has become more and more “public”. The problem is not that our information on Facebook is visible to the world, indeed the […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and […]

4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

It is usually easier to have things backed up or stored in the clouds than it is to remember to back up your important info. Personally, I have a weekly backup set for my laptop, but do I remember to have the app running and my external hard drive plugged in every Tuesday? Nope. Because […]

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

If there is one thing which adds a personal touch to your computer, it’s the Wallpaper on your desktop. Wallpapers breathe life in a desktop and sets the right mood for computing. There is a wallpaper for everyone – may be you are a writer, a designer, a student, a musician, a teacher or a […]

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do On Google Maps

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do On Google Maps

Even though applications like Google Maps are used by millions of people every month, most don’t stray from the basics. Most applications have features that make them unique. To unleash the real power, these features need to be used. Below are 5 ways to get more out of Google Maps.

9 Gmail Labs Add-ons That You Should Enable Right Now

9 Gmail Labs Add-ons That You Should Enable Right Now

Gmail is inarguably the best web based email service in the world. We, at Make Tech Easier, use Gmail for all our email communication needs and have never felt the need to rethink on the decision. Google is also famous for their developer friendly culture and one of the offshoots of that is the 20% […]

7 Tools To Make Flickr More User Friendly

7 Tools To Make Flickr More User Friendly

Flickr is an useful place where you can upload and share your photos with your friends, and also a source to find interesting and attractive photos. Being an active Flickr user, I used Flickr frequently to store my photos and also to find relevant pictures for my blog post. Despite the great interface, there are […]

How to Add More Control To Your Gmail Inbox With Syphir

How to Add More Control To Your Gmail Inbox With Syphir

I bet a lot of Gmail users out there would like a little more control over their inbox. I know I have felt a little limited at times. The nice thing about most Google products, is they allow other applications to add to the core Google application. The other day I was scanning my Twitter […]

Fancy A New Social Media Browser? Try Fizzik

Fancy A New Social Media Browser? Try Fizzik

Social media enthusiasts, have you ever wished for a browser that can unify all your social media activities and enable you to find more stuffs easier and share contents with friends faster? Flock is one such tool and Yoono Firefox addon is another good choice. Now there is another player in the market – Fizzik. […]