How to Snooze Your Tabs in Chrome for Later Use

How to Snooze Your Tabs in Chrome for Later Use

If you’re like me, you probably leave websites open in a tab because you want to check them out at a later time. With Page Snooze, you can snooze them until that later time – no need to have 10+ tabs open with the pages that you want to go back to later.

By Charnita Fance -
Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Did you notice that you are doing the same things everyday? Once you are done with the emails and news, you still have to check out Instagram or the documents received in Dropbox. Wouldn’t it be good to have the Internet work for us rather than the other way round? IFTTT is the one for you.

By Emmanuel Banks -
MTE Explains: What Is Cloud Computing?

MTE Explains: What Is Cloud Computing?

You have heard a lot about the “cloud”, but do you really know what it means? In this article, we will explain what is cloud computing and some of more popular example of cloud services.

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How to Share Your Screen Instantly from Gmail

How to Share Your Screen Instantly from Gmail

Are you looking for an easy way to share your screen with one or more people? Screenleap is sure to come in handy as it lets you share your screen instantly from within your Gmail or Google Apps email account.

By Charnita Fance -
Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Are you looking for a new app or a new album download but don’t want to pay for it? Pirating that app or music is a really attractive solution, saving anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred, but is it ethical? We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. Let us know your comments too.

By Laura Tucker -
NewHive: A Social Place for Expression

NewHive: A Social Place for Expression

NewHive is both a social network and a creation engine for Web 2.0 content. Users create pages called “expressions,” which can contain a wide variety of elements and media types. Find out more and sign up for the beta now.

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How to Preview Links Before Clicking in Google Chrome

How to Preview Links Before Clicking in Google Chrome

When you are browsing the Web or reading on a social networking site like Facebook or Google+, it will be great if you can preview links before you click. Here is one neat way you can preview the link before you click on Google Chrome.

By Charnita Fance -
Technical Tips for Producing Your Own Podcast

Technical Tips for Producing Your Own Podcast

As long as you have a microphone and a recording device such as your PC, you can create your own podcast. In this article, we will give you some podcast technical tips for creating and distributing your own podcasts.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How To Save Files Straight to Google Drive In Firefox

How To Save Files Straight to Google Drive In Firefox

Working with Google Drive is a convenient way to manage files on the go. If you’re frequently downloading files from different sources on the Web, you’ll be glad to know that the Save to Google Drive for Firefox add-on lets you save files directly to Google Drive.

By Kim Barloso -
How to Make Your Own Torrent

How to Make Your Own Torrent

If you have a large file you want to distribute to several people – say, a documentary you shot, or your band’s discography – creating a torrent is the way to go. If you make your own torrent, it will speed up the download time for each consumer of your content, provided you and others continue to seed it (remind your friends to be good seeders).

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
The Differences Between POP3 and IMAP [MTE Explains]

The Differences Between POP3 and IMAP [MTE Explains]

If you are using a desktop mail client to manage emails for all your email addresses, you will have come across the option to use either POP3 or IMAP. What exactly are they? And how can they affect the whole emailing experience? Read on to find out more.

By JJ -
How to Block a Website from Google Search Results

How to Block a Website from Google Search Results

Have you ever wanted to block a website from Google search results? Maybe the website/domain contained spam or malware, or maybe you just weren’t fond of it. Today I’m going to show you how to block a website in Google Chrome.

By Charnita Fance -
Run Your Own Pastebin with Stikked

Run Your Own Pastebin with Stikked

If you’re a developer of any sort, you’ve probably heard of Pastebin.com. Stikked is an open source pastebin-like product that you can host it on your own web server and it is probably one of the best out there.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How To Open Any File In Firefox With rollApp File Opener

How To Open Any File In Firefox With rollApp File Opener

Cloud storage is great for accessing files from multiple computers, but having to download them every time can be time consuming and tedious. RollApp File Opener for Firefox lets you open and edit any file in your cloud storage from within the browser, without having to install any other application.

By Kim Barloso -
7 Fascinating Computer History Documentaries

7 Fascinating Computer History Documentaries

We know you’ve got at least a little bit of geek in you because you’re reading our tech blog. How about turning back the clock and learning how far we’ve come with technology? Here are 7 wonderful (and free!) documentaries we’ve personally selected on the history of computing. They’re all available to download and/or watch online.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How To Open Links From Your Pocket Account in Google Chrome

How To Open Links From Your Pocket Account in Google Chrome

If you read web content on a daily basis, chances are you’ve heard of and are probably already using Pocket. If you want to conveniently scan your saved articles from your Chrome Browser, Pickpocket for Chrome allows you to view the contents of your Pocket account from a pop up window.

By Kim Barloso -
Access All Your Cloud Accounts With Cloudkafe

Access All Your Cloud Accounts With Cloudkafe

Do you have plenty of online accounts and find it hard to manage? Cloudkafe is a service that allows you to access all your cloud accounts from a single location.

By Soumen Halder -
Social Media from the Command Line, Part 1: Facebook and Twitter

Social Media from the Command Line, Part 1: Facebook and Twitter

Be the envy of all your geekiest friends by using command-line programs to access your favorite sites and online tools. In the first part of this series, we will show you how to update your status on Facebook and Twitter via the command line. Let’s go!

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How To Integrate Evernote Into Your WordPress Site

How To Integrate Evernote Into Your WordPress Site

Evernote is really good, why not integrate it to your WordPress site as well? Here are two different methods to integrate Evernote into your WordPress site. Here we’re gonna talk about two different types of Evernote plugins for WordPress. One lets you share information as a blog post, and the other is a Evernote clipping tool for your readers.

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How to Create a Community on Google+

How to Create a Community on Google+

Google+ has a new feature – communities. They’re much like groups on Facebook and can be public or private. Learn how to create your own communities now!

By Charnita Fance -
MTE Explains: The Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

MTE Explains: The Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

You probably have seen both HTTP and HTTPS appearing in the url and are wondering what they are. In this article, we explain the differences between HTTP and HTTPS and what you should look out for in a supposedly secure site.

By Laura Tucker -
How to Broadcast And Record Your Google+ Hangout

How to Broadcast And Record Your Google+ Hangout

Google+ Hangout is useful for running a webinar, but its limitation of 10 people per session prevented you from sharing to more people. Here is how you can broadcast your Google+ Hangout to a larger group of people and record the session to Youtube.

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How to Shorten Long Tweets to 140 Characters

How to Shorten Long Tweets to 140 Characters

I’m sure you’ve probably had this issue before: you write a tweet and it’s way over 140 characters and you’re wondering how to shorten it. Sure you can abbreviate words and use short hand, but this takes time – extra time that you may not have at the moment. Here’s a quick solution.

By Charnita Fance -
Replace the New Tab Page with the Time and Weather [Chrome]

Replace the New Tab Page with the Time and Weather [Chrome]

Are you tired of the default New Tab page in Google Chrome? It’s great for displaying your most visited Web pages, apps, and recently closed tabs, but not everyone wants or needs access to that stuff. Why not make the New Tab page displays useful information such as the current time and weather? Here is how you can do so.

By Charnita Fance -
Print Just the Content You Need on a Web Page

Print Just the Content You Need on a Web Page

How many times have you wasted printer ink and paper because you printed out pages of unneeded content? Many times you may not want or need to print out all of the content from a Web page. So what do you do if you want to select specific parts of a page and get rid of the rest? Here’s the solution.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Rollup Your Email Subscriptions into a Single Digest

How to Rollup Your Email Subscriptions into a Single Digest

Is your Inbox full of email subscriptions and newsletters from various brands and services? Are you looking for an easy way to get rid of the subscriptions you don’t want? Here is a quick solution that can help you easily unsubscribe from email newsletters that you’re not interested in and rollup all your remaining subscriptions to a single digest.

By Charnita Fance -
How To Get Outlook.com To Manage Your Domain Email

How To Get Outlook.com To Manage Your Domain Email

Google is no longer providing free Google Apps plans. If you are looking for alternative apps to host your domain’s email, Outlook.com is the one to go for. Read on to find out how to use Outlook.com to host your email for your domain.

By Sharninder -
Create Your Own Music Video Playlist With Jiggyape

Create Your Own Music Video Playlist With Jiggyape

YouTube has the greatest video database in the whole Internet, but its user interface is definitely not the best. Jiggyape is an online video player that provides a much better user interface than YouTube and allows you to create and save your playlist without having to login to your Youtube account or create a new user account. Check it out.

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Add Evernote Functionality to Gmail with Everbot Firefox Add-on

Add Evernote Functionality to Gmail with Everbot Firefox Add-on

If you’re a frequent Evernote user, you can now send single emails or entire email threads in Gmail to your Evernote account and save it into a specified notebook, and insert notes from within Gmail and send as a link to the recipient. Here’s how it works.

By Kim Barloso -
How to Create a QR Code Instantly in Google Chrome

How to Create a QR Code Instantly in Google Chrome

QR codes are becoming increasingly popular because of their ability to store data visually, and their ability to display data quickly on smartphones. So if you’re looking for an easy way to create QR codes instantly in your Web browser, here’s what you can do.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Clean Up and Optimize Your WordPress Database

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your WordPress Database

Is your WordPress blog running a little slow? Sometimes all you need to do is give it a quick cleaning and optimize the database. Just like with your computer and Web browsers, your WordPress database gets filled with unneeded files like drafts, revisions, and spam comments. Luckily, removing them is a piece of cake.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Mute a Google+ Circle

How to Mute a Google+ Circle

Do you have friends that are overly chatty and post too much on Google+? Don’t remove them from your Circles, instead learn how to mute them!

By Charnita Fance -
How to Turn Your Dropbox Account into a Web Host

How to Turn Your Dropbox Account into a Web Host

Have you ever wanted to build a simple website, but didn’t want to pay for a complex Web host? Most free Web hosting solutions come with limitations, so you can’t really do what you want to do with your website. In this tutorial, we show you how to create a free website using just your Dropbox account.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Record a Google Voice Call

How to Record a Google Voice Call

Do you use Google Voice and want to record some of your phone calls? If you can’t get the recording feature to work, here are the steps to fix it.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Test the Beta Versions of WordPress Plugins

How to Test the Beta Versions of WordPress Plugins

Do you like trying out new services and tools before anyone else? If you consider yourself an early adopter or just want to test out the beta version of WordPress Plugins, there’s an easy way to do so.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Customize Your Mouse Cursor on Facebook [Firefox]

How to Customize Your Mouse Cursor on Facebook [Firefox]

Have you ever wanted to change the way your mouse cursor looks on Facebook? Are you tired of your same old boring cursor being used for every website that you visit? If you’re looking to add a little personalization to Facebook, you can do so via a Firefox Add-on.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Quickly View The Image Properties In Chrome

How to Quickly View The Image Properties In Chrome

How many times have you wanted to know more about a Web image, but didn’t know where to find the information? Have you tried using Google Chrome’s “inspect element” feature, but found yourself confused? Here is an easier way to do that.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Quickly Define Any Word on a Web Page [Firefox]

How to Quickly Define Any Word on a Web Page [Firefox]

How many times have you come across a word online that you’ve never heard of before? The easiest way to resolve this issue, while using Firefox, is to install the WikiLook add-on. With it, you can lookup and define any words that you want.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Schedule Tweets Using Just Your Email

How to Schedule Tweets Using Just Your Email

Do you like to schedule your tweets so that your Twitter account remains active throughout the day? Are you looking for an easy way to set up a tweet buffer with useful links and information for your followers? Here is how you can do so.

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