6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

Are you a die hard Google search user? It is hard not to be. Everything comes preset to search Google by default. Why wouldn’t it? That being said, there are some built in features I prefer to use in Bing. You know, that search engine by Microsoft. Many search engines have areas where they excel […]

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Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

There are a myriad of online file storage, backup, and sync services on the Web. Some of them are specific to particular devices, such as the Asus EeePc. Others are tailored for specific operating systems, like Windows or Ubuntu. Then, there are some that work well with all kinds of devices and OSes and keep […]

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Organize Your Life With Springpad

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Most popular applications usually have a lesser know competitor with very similar features. The better know software is more heavily marketed and the freeware versions – which are equally as good – usually are not. Springpad is one of these freeware apps. You hear a lot of people talking about how if they did not […]

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How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

When you close a Firefox browser with many active tabs, it will usually prompt you to save your session so that the next time you open the browser, the tabs will be restored. What if you can get the tabs/session to restore automatically on a Firefox browser in another computer? Just imagine, you can do […]

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How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

Bittorrent is a useful tool for downloading large files over the internet. In recent times it has been at the forefront of legal wrangling between major film production and music recording corporations and end-users who use the protocol for illicit purpose. Leaving aside the legal niceties, bittorrent is a robust tool with many uses. uTorrent […]

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How to Perform a Language Specific Google Search On The Web

How to Perform a Language Specific Google Search On The Web

Thanks to Google, the largest provider of online web information, searching on the Internet has become loads easier. The search engine officially made public on 1997 as “Google Inc” provides almost any information within a fraction of a second. User’s worldwide has adored the search engine due to its efficiency and huge collection of information […]

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How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

With the rising popularity of Twitter, it is no surprise that more and more bloggers are looking for ways to distribute their content via twitter. With the launch of Twitter @Anywhere, bloggers are now given an easy way to embed the Twitter @anywhere on their blog and allow their readers to quickly post a tweet […]

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Recharge your Google Reader Experience with FeedSquares

Recharge your Google Reader Experience with FeedSquares

There was a time when I wouldn’t even think of moving all the RSS feeds that I read to the cloud and I swore by desktop-based applications like FeedDemon. This was before I discovered Google Reader. Nowadays, I use Google Reader to keep up with all my RSS feeds and while I’m not entirely in […]

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How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

Quite some days back, Google introduced encrypted Google searches. The concept of encryption comes into play when Internet services use secure socket layers, better known as SSL connections to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and their service. An encrypted service is recognized by a web address that starts with “https” and this […]

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How to Upgrade Your WP Blog to Multi-Users Blog Network With WordPress 3.0

How to Upgrade Your WP Blog to Multi-Users Blog Network With WordPress 3.0

In the past, for those who wanted to set up a WordPress multi-users site, the only solution is to use WPMU. Unfortunately, setting up a WPMU site can be difficult and tricky. Furthermore, migrating your existing WordPress blog to a multi-users site is almost impossible. With WordPress 3.0 (currently still a release candidate as of […]

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6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

We’ve previously covered Greasemonkey, an unbelievably useful Firefox extension that allows you to run user-created scripts that enhance what Firefox can do. Now, these scripts are no longer confined to Firefox. Chrome, Opera, and Safari also have support for user scripts, although sometimes with limitations. These scripts provide a huge range of capabilities, like revising […]

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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 […]

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How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc), but afraid that it will break your site? A lot of time, we wish to implement some changes and see how it looks like on the live site, without […]

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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, […]

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6 Ways to Reclaim Your Privacy When Using Google Products

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Privacy When Using Google Products

Google knows a lot about you. To date, they’ve been pretty good about handling that information responsibly, but many people are still concerned over the quality and quantity of information held by the search giant. Additionally, other websites have learned to expect that we all use Google and have created tools to harvest as much […]

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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 […]

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How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

Q: Your site is very helpful to me. Could you please tell me how to embed that related posts like in your site in mine? I have tried a lot of alternatives, can you please tell me how you add that related posts with thumbnails? If you are frequently browsing the Web, you will notice […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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4 Useful Chrome Extensions To Spice Up Your Browsing Experience

4 Useful Chrome Extensions To Spice Up Your Browsing Experience

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had an almost vice like grip on the browser market till a few years back and then Firefox came along and a lot of us geeky types moved to it, not only for the superior browsing experience, but also for the huge number of really awesome extensions available for the browser that […]

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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 […]

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Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

If you are into eye-candy and are always looking for ways to impress your non-geek friends with 3D graphical effects, here is another one to add to your collection. FoxTab is a Firefox extension that transforms Firefox into a 3D browser with Compiz-like graphical effects. The good thing about FoxTab is that it is cross […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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6 Easy Ways to Spy on Your Competitor Sites in Google Chrome

6 Easy Ways to Spy on Your Competitor Sites in Google Chrome

Being a business owner, it is very common to spy on your competitors, see what they are up to so you can take proper actions to prevent them from snatching your market shares. This applies for websites and online business as well. You have to constantly check out your competitors’ site to see if they […]

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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. […]

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How To Disable Facebook’s Open Graph and Get Your Privacy Back

How To Disable Facebook’s Open Graph and Get Your Privacy Back

Facebook, at their recent F8 conference, announced several new initiatives that puts them right in the thick of the social media campaign. Chief among those initiatives is what Facebook is calling the Open Graph. What this means for you as a user is that if you go to a website that partners with and implements […]

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The Howto Guide to Add Facebook Social Plugins to Your WordPress Site

The Howto Guide to Add Facebook Social Plugins to Your WordPress Site

For those who have followed Facebook F8 developer conference, you should know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had made official the launch of Open Graph protocol and the social plugins. Being the successors of the Facebook Connect, these two things are going to change the whole ball game and bring the web “socialness” to a […]

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How to Set Up “Legend of the Green Dragon” Server

How to Set Up “Legend of the Green Dragon” Server

Those who weren’t fortunate enough to have been a nerd in the 80s or early 90s likely missed out on one of the precursors to today’s Word Wide Web, the Bulletin Board System. Many BBS users will remember Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD), an extremely popular text based RPG game. It was the “killer […]

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WordPress 3.0 Preview: A Quick Peek At New Features And Functionality

WordPress 3.0 Preview: A Quick Peek At New Features And Functionality

For long time WordPress fans, good news for you: WordPress 3.0 is coming. WP 3.0 is scheduled to release in May 2010, which is just round the corner. We have grabbed a beta version of it and gave it a test run. I must say, it is darn impressive. This latest release comes packed with […]

By Damien -
Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

If you are part of the increasing majority, you have a data enabled phone. A big part of having one of these phones is being able to buy applications that are designed to work with native features of the device. With all of the popularity Google has had with their Android Market, they recently debuted […]

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Farmville: Effective Cheats Unveiled

Farmville: Effective Cheats Unveiled

FarmVile needs no introduction. Of all the renowned games in the web world, Farmville stands out alone unveiling a forum of  trendiness and ostentatiousness. Plenty of cheats of the game are available worldwide. The futile effectiveness of these cheats are not worthy of mentioning. Spywares and trojans under the umbrella of hacking applications are also abundant. […]

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5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

Despite the popularity of Twitter, there are still many people and small businesses who are either just starting out or are trying to figure out how to use it. There are tons of different Twitter 101 articles out there, this is not one of them. What you will get from this post is where to […]

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5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

Flame wars over one’s choice of editor are a regular occurrence on almost all the tech mailing lists that I subscribe to. In fact, in my opinion, the amount of time and energy that is spent on debating this topic can be easily spent on researching the feature set of a perfect editor that would […]

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Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Real time search is a big buzzword these days. Almost every search engine will pull up some results from Twitter and other social sites. What happens when you want to search only social sites? Social search engines have been gaining popularity with everyone from news providers to the everyday person like you and me. They […]

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How to Automate Your Social Media Life

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

Anyone who is on a few social networking sites knows that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It can take up a lot of your time, and so you are thinking of ways to continue being on top of your social media life without forsaking all the other things that are important to you. […]

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5 Easy Ways to Schedule Your Tweets

5 Easy Ways to Schedule Your Tweets

Twitter has taken over the Internet by storm. In the last year and half, Twitter has become one of those companies that even the mainstream media keeps track of. Not even a single day passes by without a mention of Twitter either in the news or in newspapers. Twitter is the darling and a poster […]

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How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

Wouldn’t it be great if all the Internet connection in the World are secure and encrypted and you don’t have to worry about hackers sniffing your data in the network? Apparently, that does not exist in the real world. Most of the time, when you are using a public network, you are exposing yourself to […]

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YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

Have you ever had the need to show your screen to someone because it was too hard to talk them through something? Whether it is for school, work or just to show someone what you are doing on your computer, screen sharing is a great way to show someone exactly what you you want them […]

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How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

One of the first blogging platforms to hit the webosphere was Blogger in 1999. It was easy to set up and start posting right away. However, some time later, WordPress came into the scene, and it changed the way people saw blogging platforms. On top of the fact that it was easy to use, users […]

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Google Reader Play – The New Web Discovery Portal

Google Reader Play – The New Web Discovery Portal

Like many of you, I use Google Reader to keep track of new content from my favorite news sites and blogs. As a feed reader, it does a great job of storing and organizing information from countless sources. My friends can share their favorite Reader items with me, and I can with them. One thing […]

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5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog which is quite popular, the most annoying thing is fighting WordPress comment spam on a regular basis. Every time you login to WordPress dashboard, you see a whole lot of spam comments waiting to be deleted. Either you have to delete them manually or let them die in […]

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Automatically Save Tweeted Links With Packrati.us

Automatically Save Tweeted Links With Packrati.us

The social aspect of the web is intertwining itself into everything new. Applications and programs are coming out daily to add a new social feel to old out-dated applications. Some combine two applications to make one super application. One such web based application is Packrati.us. The basic idea behind Packrati.us is to capture all of […]

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Smooth Gestures Adds Mouse Gestures To Your Google Chrome

Smooth Gestures Adds Mouse Gestures To Your Google Chrome

Update: This Google Chrome extension is no longer available in the Web store. When I am using Firefox, one of the extension that I can’t live without is FireGesture. I love how it allows me to switch between tabs, view source, go back history, go forward, undo close tabs and many more stuffs with minimal […]

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