Sometimes the big tech companies get a little ahead of themselves in their wars against each other and forget that they’re really in business to serve the community. It’s not really about beating the other guys, especially when it comes to jeopardizing Wifi privacy.
Some web sites, such as Google and Facebook, routinely ignore the Do Not Track settings. Here is how you can enforce the Do Not Track feature in Firefox.
If you have a WordPress site with several different contributors or guest bloggers, you will probably want to have a system that can identify the different authors and show a quick bio of the author in the article. Here are a few plugins that you can use.
PNG is a great format for preserving image quality, but it is usually larger in file size compared to other image format. If you are looking for a simple and effective way to reduce PNG image file size without installing additional apps on your PC, here is how you can do it online.
There are so many social networks out there and only so much time in the day to share to them all. With the Extended Share for Google+ extension for chrome, you can share to multiple social networks from the comfort of Google+.
If you work with computers a lot and find that your eyesight isn’t as good as it used to, you’ll be happy to know that a Firefox add-on called NoSquint allows you to zoom in and out the text of a webpage.
Netflix is making changes to its API program and is shutting down access for new apps. How will that affect you? Let’s find out.
If you are keen to start your own blogging site, then installing WordPress (.org) on your own site is the best way to go. In this article, we are going to show you the proper way to install WordPress using SimpleScripts, and it shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes.
As wonderful as it was when it first started out, sometimes Facebook proves to be the bane of our existence. The privacy issue is always hanging in the balance, and every time Facebook gets updated, it seems to irritate its users even more.
When it comes to reading something online, we often bookmark the site, determined to get back to them later, but then forget. Read Later Fast gives you instant access to what you want to read whether you are offline or online.
The European Commission has decided the fine on Microsoft over the browser issue is going to be €561 million, or the equivalent of $732 million. That’s quite a hefty fine, and it seems as if they are sending out a warning to all the big technology companies, telling them that the rules will be enforced and that no company is too big to play by the rules.
Most email clients render your emails in HTML mode by default, but there are times when you just want to read the emails in plain text. Here are the ways to read emails in plain text in different email clients.
If you look around you, you see computers and mobile devices all around. It’s hard to believe then that there’s a drought going on, yet that’s what a new video is telling us. Two of the most famous names in the computer industry, Zuckerberg and Gates, are highlighted in a video touting the coolness factor of being a computer programmer.
If you work with both Firefox and Chrome, and need your bookmarks to be available on both of them, here is how you can sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chrome.
If you are subscribed to a lot of RSS feeds, chances are you are spending plenty of time sifting through all of the items you don’t want to read, wouldn’t it be easier to completely filter them out and get them to show only the items you want? We’ll show you how.
Regardless which email client you are using, when you need to compose an email, you will always need to switch to your email client and click the “Compose” button. Here is a neat trick for you to compose a new email directly from your browser.
Do you need a quick and easy way to mash up multiple RSS feeds into a single feed? There are various tools available for this task, but the best and easiest is ChimpFeedr. It’s a simple tool that combines the RSS feeds that you choose into a single feed.
If you’re a visual artist or someone who collects a lot of images, you may have a need for a custom web gallery on your website. Piwigo is a particularly nice, open-source photo gallery software that you can install on your website.
If you are running a WordPress site that needs to aggregate content from several sources, the fastest way to populate the content is to autopost via the RSS feeds to WordPress. Here is how you can get it done.
One of the way you can use to protect your online privacy is to make use of an Onion Routing connection. In this article, I will explain what onion routing is and how it can benefit you.
If you accidentally delete any file from your Dropbox account, do you know that there is a handy feature in Dropbox that allows you to view and recover the deleted files? If you made changes to any file or folder, you can restore them to an earlier version too. Here is how you can do so.
Have you ever needed to print out a Web page, but didn’t have a printer? Or maybe you have a printer, but you’re just looking to save your ink and paper? Whatever your situation, one of the best and easiest solutions to this problem is to simply save the Web page as a PDF file.
If you are running an online business, I am sure the last thing you want to see is your website go down and not accessible on the Web. Monitive is a web service that monitor your website uptime and inform you immediately when your site went down. We are glad to have a giveaway contest for this service. Read on for more detail.
How do you find important email messages in your Gmail account? You probably use a filter/label combo or maybe you simply use the Gmail search bar. However, you may also want to browse Gmail messages by icon, since pictures are so much more appealing.
Currently, if you want to browse privately, you probably open up your browser and turn on the privacy mode in the browser. This tutorial shows you how to turn on the privacy mode automatically after you start the browser.
Gmail allows its users to upload files from Google Drive but what if you are using other cloud storage service? Here is how you can easily attach files from multiple cloud storage services including Dropbox, Box, Picasa, etc to Gmail.
If you have a large amount of links saved in your Pocket account (previously Read It Later) and use the service on a daily basis, you can post your Pocket links to WordPress automatically.
How often do you use the Google Bar – you know, that black bar that sits at the top of most of Google’s websites? If you’re like me, you probably don’t use it often because it’s a bit of an inconvenience. Here’s how to customize the Google Bar so that it will work for you.
If you are looking for an easy way to master Gmail, here is a good way for you to master the keyboard shortcuts for Gmail.
It takes a lot of time and effort to keep track of all that goes on in different social networks we have signed up for, but we do it anyway. Fortunately for Chrome users, Chime is an extension for bringing consolidated notifications of networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others.
Are you someone who can’t live without some type of ad blocking extension for your Web browser? Have you ever thought about simply replacing those ads with cool widgets, instead of completely hiding them? If you haven’t thought of it, maybe Adlesse will change your mind.
The browser is probably the second most used software in your computer, right after the operating system itself. If you are a Firefox user and want to back up your browser data (history, profile, cookies, extensions etc.) easily, here is the way to do it.
You may have known that Dropbox can host your static webpages and make them available to the world, but you may not know how to do it. Here are 4 easy ways that allow you to host your website on Dropbox and make it publicly available.
Evernote is one of the most popular notetaking services that is available on almost every platform. If you are a Gmail user as well, here is a simple and easy way to transfer messages from Gmail to Evernote.
WordPress is probably the most popular CMS for new websites, and it is also one of the most highly targeted platform by hackers. If you are not sure of your WordPress security, make use of this checklist to audit and improve your site so it won’t be the next target to be attacked by hackers.
Have you ever wanted to know whether an email you sent from Gmail was read and/or if a link inside of an email you sent was ever clicked? The Bananatag application helps to track Gmail messages to get these answers.
There are plenty of ways to schedule posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, but what about Pinterest. Here is one great way that you can use to schedule pins on Pinterest.
While Kindle is the most popular e-reader currently on the market, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to it. There are no shortage of options to solve your reading needs, you just need to know where to find them. Here are some of the alternative ways to read ebooks other than on the Kindle.
For those who are using Google Analytics to track your website visitors, if you are looking for alternative tools so you can complement or step away from Google Analytics, here are five great Google Analytics alternatives that you may want to consider using.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
If you don’t like how a website looks, you can now change its font with the Font Changer extension for Chrome. It alters a website’s font face (through Google Web Fonts), type and size.