Google Docs makes collaboration simple, but if you are monitoring more than a couple of files (or your collaborators like to make lots of changes at random times), it can be a pain to keep track of it all. E-mail notifications are fine, but if you want to keep your inbox clean, there's a great Chrome extension that can make your life easier. Here's how to use it:Download and install WatchDoc. Click the WatchDoc icon in your extension bar and then click Login. Tell Google Docs to grant access. (You only need … Read more
Who wouldn't want to blog for a living? Low pay, even lower esteem among your publishing peers, and the scorn of anonymous readers who aren't shy about telling you and the rest of the world what an idiot you are.
Yes, blogging is a career of the future, right up there with correctional officer and bankruptcy attorney.
Cynical? Moi? Actually, I've been blogging now for almost four years and I love it. Maybe somebody not named Arianna Huffington or Perez Hilton is making beaucoup dolares from a blog, but I haven't met that person. Still, money … Read more
Another social network is here, Google+, making it even harder to keep all your profiles--Facebook, Google+, and Twitter--updated. Sometimes we get so engrossed by one (Google+), we end up neglecting another (Facebook).
To make things easier, there's a simple way to post directly from Google+ to Facebook without any extra extensions, or third-party apps.
Method: Go to Facebook.com/mobile and copy the e-mail address provided under "Upload via Email&… Read more
While Firefox might be your chosen browser for its speed, useful add-ons, and open-source culture, it's also packed with many useful built-in features.
We dug through Firefox's endless list of features to find you the best, little-known secrets you can start using right now.
1. Customize search with Smart Keywords A little-known Firefox feature lets you run searches within any given Web site from the browser's address bar. For example, to search for "TouchPad" within Amazon.com, all you'd have to do is type "amazon touchpad" in the Firefox bar.
To create … Read more
Have you ever felt something and asked yourself, "Was that an earthquake?" If you live in an area with known fault lines, you're probably already aware of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) earthquake Web site, earthquake.usgs.gov. If you have an Android device, you can track earthquakes easily with a couple of simple apps.
There are a few earthquake apps for Android devices, but we like Earthquake Alert and Earthquake. They are both easy to read and pull their data straight from the USGS. You can even create alerts so you'll know right … Read more
Do you have clients, friends, or family members who you wished used Dropbox but don't? If your pleas to sign up for a Dropbox account have fallen on deaf ears, FileStock is an easy way to request files from these people. FileStork is free and doesn't require your Luddite friends to download and install a bit of software. Your friends won't even need to create a FileStork account.
Let's face it, when you're on vacation the last thing you want on your mind is responding to e-mail. Wouldn't it be nice if Gmail could auto-respond to contacts while you're away? Well, it can! Follow these easy steps to set up the Vacation Responder:
Step 1: Log into your Gmail account through the Web interface.
Step 2: Select the cog wheel in the top right corner and go to Mail Settings.
Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the Vacation responder options.
Step 4: Enter the important information pertaining to … Read more
Are you curious how Facebook orders your search results as you enter letters into the search box? Thanks to a developer stumbling upon a Facebook file and creating a bookmarklet, now you can view a hidden file that shows how Facebook ranks your friends.
As the developer, Jeremy Keeshin, explains on his site, thekeesh.com, he was working on autocomplete search functionality for a new Web site and was wondering how Facebook returned its results so quickly. What he found was a file that Facebook uses to rank a user's search results. He then created a bookmarklet that displays … Read more
We all have our own fair share of packages and products shipped to us, some more than others, and it can be hectic trying to keep track of all the tracking numbers. Then there is the the repetitive process of checking on the status of a package on a Web site, over and over.
If you own an iPhone, iPad or even a Mac prepare for us to show you how to streamline the process and make the tracking numbers work for you, not the other way around. We present to you--Delivery Status touch [iTunes Link].
After several Facebook privacy scares, many have flocked to Google+ for better security, selective posting to "Circles," and a fresh start in social networking. But if you're not careful, you might make the same privacy mistakes on Google+.
Buried around Google+ are many privacy options for posts, photos, and your profile. Here's how to customize those settings:
Posts Although you might be compelled to post publicly for better exposure, beware that all public posts are indexed by Google.
Disable reshare: If you're using Circles to keep certain posts limited to close friends and family, adopt &… Read more