How to Manually Update Chrome Extensions?

Google Chrome is fantastic when it comes to updating chrome extensions automatically. But, there is an extension that has gotten a nice update you read about but your Chrome browser has not updated it yet. Instead of waiting for Google Chrome’s scheduled update to kick off, you can update it manually. Here’s how: Type in [...]

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Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Dropbox has literally changed the way I do things in the Internet. If you haven’t heard of Dropbox, it is an online file synchronization service with the following cool useful features: File Sync between multiple computers Cross platform support – Windows. Linux & Mac No complicated interface – runs in the background and access via [...]

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The Google Wallet Phone – Nexus S 4G Android Smartphone

Google just announced 2 new products that is about to pave way for the next generation of mobile payment systems – Google Wallet and Google Offers. Google Wallet will let you store credit cards, loyalty cards, etc and will let you pay for purchases with a single tap. Google Offers will use NFC to show [...]

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How to Avoid WordPress Firefox Redirect Loop Error?

Scenario: I had an existing site with this in the .htacess file which basically redirects anything without a www to a www address.  Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on rewritecond %{http_host} ^mysite.com [nc] rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [r=301,nc] Now, I installed WordPress in a sub-directory and the site was setup without a www prefix. Now, I cannot log [...]

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Skype Experiences Worldwide Outage – PC Version

Skype is suffering serious connectivity problems worldwide and it seems like it is affecting just the Skype PC versions.  Skype for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android seem to be working fine. However, video and voice calling with Skype PC versions seem to throw this error.  @skype has ackownledged this outage in their twitter feed. Some [...]

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Easiest Way to Send Large Files or Folder with Google Docs

Here is a little known fact about Google Docs. You can easily send a large file or folder to someone else by just uploading it to Google Docs. Google Docs has an upload feature that lets you add files or folders upto 1GB in size. You can simply choose Files or Folder and start uploading. [...]

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Thinking Twice About Dropbox Security & Alternatives

If you are a reader of this blog for any length of time, you’d know that I am huge proponent of Dropbox. However, Dropbox recently came into a lot of fire when they changed their terms of service indicating that they have access to all the data stored by their users. As with any cloud [...]

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Download Firefox 5 Beta Now

Firefox has taken a page out of Google Chrome‘s development cycle. I can’t even remember how many months passed by before we updated from version 3 to Firefox 4.  With the new faster development cycle, Firefox is moving into a rapid development process. Under the Rapid Release Firefox, you can expect to see cutting edge [...]

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Show/Hide Firefox Address Bar Like Google Chrome

Google Chrome just introduced a cool feature which lets you maximize the browser space you have by letting you easily show/hide the address bar. Firefox is not be out done by Chrome for long. With the Firefox extension – LessChrome HD, you can get the same show/hide address bar feature in Firefox. Once installed (no [...]

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How to Get Rid of MacDefender Malware?

If you are a Mac user, you might have heard of or even gotten affected by the MacDefender malware that is affecting Apple Mac OS X users worldwide. For all the hype that the media is causing about this malware, it is petty compared to say the PC virus in the Windows world. MacDefender does [...]

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Book Review – In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

I am a big fan of Google and a bunch of their web apps like Gmail, Google Reader, etc just like any other techie. I kept hearing about this book on Google from a lot of podcasters. So, I finally caved in and downloaded the audiobook on Audible – In The Plex: How Google Thinks, [...]

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Sitting is Killing You – Infographic

I just realized I love infographics. They convey some important points in a visual way.  I have made a mental note to collect all kinds of infographics as I come across under the infographics tag here. Check out this cool infographic about how sitting is bad for you from Medicalbillingandcoding.com. A bit scary with the [...]

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World of Facebook – InfoGraphic

Facebook has grown leaps and bounds in the last year. There is no better way than to view their growth through an awesome infographic. [Note: This is a 1.6MB image file. Click to see in full size] [Credit: Singlegrain & OBizMedia]

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Change Your LastPass Vault Master Password Now

I recently became a LastPass online password manager user. I have used Passpack for the longest time but I am trying out LastPass for it’s easy browser integration and login abilities. LastPass works by encrypting all your passwords with a special encryption key – your master password. I just received an email today from LastPass [...]

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Tips to Develop Mobile Web Apps the Right Way

As someone interested in web development and WordPress development, I read up on article related to it. With the smartphone market more popular than ever, there has never been a better time to build mobile web apps. In case any of our readers are interested in mobile web apps development, I just came across an [...]

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