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9 Cool Google Tricks For Extra Functions

by Michael Kwan - on Nov 3rd 2013 - No Comments
Google Search Bar

You can certainly use some suitable alternatives like Bing, but I think we’d all agree that Google is the current reigning king of search engines. If you want to find something on the Internet, you just Google it. But did you know that the popular search engine actually has several built-in tools for extra features and functions?...

Gmail Labs Features To Get The Most Out Of Email

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 8th 2013 - No Comments
Gmail Labs Features

When it comes to web-based mail, despite valiant efforts from (formerly Hotmail) and others, Google’s Gmail remains at the top of the mountain. As powerful and as popular as Gmail may be, it is still not a complete package and that’s where Gmail Labs features can be of great assistance. Several of the Gmail labs...

Private Browsing In Chrome, Internet Explorer And Firefox

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 14th 2013 - No Comments
Firefox Private Browsing

To give you a more robust and seamless online experience, the web browser on your computer will typically store all sorts of data about the websites that you visit. This way, you don’t have to sign back into accounts and certain content that’s accessed all the time can load more quickly. However, you may not always want to...

Work Smarter With Free Time Tracking Software

by Chris Cairns - on Jan 24th 2013 - 5 Comments
Time Is Money

Have you ever had the experience where you were discussing a project with a client, quote them a total price based on the number of hours that you thought it would take to complete, and then discover that it actually took you much, much longer? We’re bound to be a little inaccurate with our personal guesstimates and that’s...

Temporary Email Address Sites

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 8th 2013 - No Comments
Temporary Email Address

A little while back, we posted an article on ways to stay anonymous online. I recommended that you try InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer and Incognito Mode in Google Chrome, for example. Another useful tip was to use disposable email addresses, because it meant that the forum, website, or online business wouldn’t get your...

Ways To Stay Anonymous Online

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 3rd 2013 - No Comments
Stay Anonymous Online

The Internet, in all her infinite glory and utility, can also be a very scary place. You’ve likely read about all sorts of phishing scams and the ongoing battles with Faceboook privacy settings. It may not be possible or particularly prudent to avoid the web altogether, but there are strategies that you can employ to stay anonymous...

50+ Tools For Creating Charts, Diagrams, Mind Maps, And Flowcharts

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 28th 2012 - No Comments
Man handing drawing a chart on a whiteboard

Human beings are a visual species. We mostly interact with the world through our eyes and that’s why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if you want to use words to make a picture? What if you want to put these words in a visual space that is more easily comprehended by our large primate brains? That’s where...

5 Online Flowchart Tools

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 4th 2012 - No Comments

Moving toward cloud computing means abandoning as many of your desktop-based applications as possible. Maybe you’ve even decided to invest in a Google Chromebook or Chromebox. Whatever the case, the variety of online flowchart tools make it easy to create and to share your solutions, algorithms, or process operations. You might...

Use Google Alerts For A Smarter Way To Monitor The Web

by Michael Kwan - on May 30th 2012 - 1 Comment
Loud speakers

It’s positively impossible for you to keep track of everything that’s happening on the web and it’s just too time consuming to keep searching for what’s new. That’s one of the reasons why Google Alerts are so darn useful. You get automated updates of the latest content that you want to find on the web. You...

10 Contact Management Applications

by Thursday Bram - on Oct 13th 2010 - 3 Comments

Managing your contacts isn’t as simple as it used to be: you need to know your contacts’ office phone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, websites, and even Twitter profiles to have a good chance of being able to get in touch with them. An old-fashioned address book just can’t keep up. On the other hand, many...