Whether you're in transit, waiting in line at the DMV, or between appointments, mobile browsing can be a sanity saver. It's not all disposable entertainment, of course, as sometimes you stumble onto a page you want to investigate later on your laptop or desktop machine. It's not that hard to e-mail yourself a link and open it later, but there's a better way. Android2Cloud lets you send links directly to the Chrome browser running on a particular machine, saving you time and making you more likely to actually follow up. Here's how to get started:… Read more
Maybe you want to give credit where it's due, or just make a note of that one awesome site that seems to point you toward all the answers to your tech questions. Searching your browser history can be hit or miss, especially if you want to know how you came to find any particular page. Firefox users have an easy way to keep track of browsing history in threads, like email conversations. Here's how to get started:
First, head over to Mozilla and install the FromWhereToWhere add-on.
The next time you want to head down Memory Lane, instead … Read more
Having multiple computers can be great when one of them is a laptop for mobile computing and another stays at home for the family. Fortunately, Google Chrome lets you sync your bookmarks and extensions so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. So how can you turn on this feature? Follow these five quick steps for enabling sync on Google Chrome:
1. Open the Settings menu in your Chrome browser (the wrench icon off to the right) and choose "Options."
2. In the new Options tab that opens up, choose "Personal … Read more
As location-based services (LBS) become more and more popular, the debate surrounding privacy grows as well. One popular LBS service, Foursquare, is growing in popularity by the day.
Through this guide we plan to show you how to customize the privacy settings of your Foursquare account; allowing you to reveal or limit as much personal information as you would like. … Read more
When you upload mobile photos with your Android or iPhone, snapshots are placed in the "Mobile Uploads" album on your Facebook profile.
But what if you want to put them in a specific album, like your album of food photos, kids, or the one for travel? Here's how:
Step 1. In the Facebook mobile app, go to your profile and head to the "Photos" tab. Tap to select the album where you'd like to place the photo.
Step 2. In the upper right, tap the camera button and choose to take a snapshot, or … Read more
Instagram (iTunes link) is a free iPhone application that enables users to upload their photos, apply some filters and special effects, then upload them to a personal timeline. Instagram can turn the worst of photographers into a "photog."
What if you want to do something with a photo or photos you are particularly proud of? We have put together five ways you can use and interact with your Instagrammed photos outside of the Instagram app on your iPhone.… Read more
Cloud storage is popping up everywhere lately, and businesses are scrambling to fill niches. While the Amazon Cloud Drive looks like a solid contender to take over the streaming-media territory, its cost (and potential legal issues) drive many users to look elsewhere. MiMedia, which started out as a cloud backup service, has added a simple media player to its 7GB of free storage to create a virtual MP3 player usable on any Web-enabled device. Here's how to get started:Start a free account with MiMedia and install the application (currently Windows-only, with a Mac version promised for the near … Read more
Chromebooks have great battery life, but without a network connection, there isn't a whole lot you can do with them. Here's how to connect your Chromebook to the cloud over a Wi-Fi network:Advertised network
Step 1: Click on the network icon, located in the upper right-hand corner.
Step 2: Choose the network you want to connect to from the list of detected Wi-Fi networks. If you don't see a list, make sure that Enable Wi-Fi has been selected. If you choose a secured network, you'll prompted for a password.Hidden network
Step 1: If you … Read more
Google's Chrome OS uses some familiar keyboard shortcuts as well as some unique ones. A few of these access Chrome OS settings and others take the place of missing physical keys on Chromebook keyboards (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End). Here are 15 essential keyboard shortcuts in Chrome OS:
Settings:Ctrl+? Open help Shift+Esc Open task manager Ctrl+Alt+/ Open keyboard shortcut list Ctrl+M Open file manager
Navigation and text editing:Alt+ up arrow Page Up Alt+ down arrow Page Down Ctrl+Alt+ up arrow Home Ctrl+Alt+ down arrow End Ctrl+Tab Switch to next browser … Read more
Google Tasks is a sweet little to-do app for those who value ease of use over fancy accessories. Google's Chrome Web browser is a fast, sleek application that more and more people are using. Integrating the two is fast, easy, and a real time-saver, especially for folks who want to dash off a quick to-do item without shifting between tabs or windows. Here's how to get started:
If you haven't already installed Google Chrome, do so. It's easy to import settings from most other major browsers.