Gmail users who envy Outlook's SkyDrive integration will find that the proverbial grass is now a little greener on their side, thanks to fresh features in Attachments.me's Chrome and Firefox browser extensions. With the plugin installed, files residing in Microsoft's cloud service can be attached to emails from within Gmail. Also included in the update is support for user-created rules that can direct attachments to SkyDrive as they flood into inboxes. If you’d like to add SkyDrive to an existing account, you can click on our menu at the top right of Gmail, and click on ‘Manage account’, thenRead More
The animated infographic below, created by bestedsites.com, shows just how far technology has come in the past decade.
Google's enabled a new function in its search engine, which will now hold onto your preferences, assigning them to your Google account and activating across all your web-ready devices and browsers. Saved settings include language preference, results per page and whether to enable Google Instant. It has also separated mobile and desktop options, to ensure your phone isn't clogged up with hundreds of results on a weedy 3G connection. Hit the settings tag on the Google search page to enable the feature. How to save settings to your account To get saved search settings, regardless of which computer or browser you’re using,Read More
Simply search the words “let it snow” and watch what happens. Of course, your search results will contain video of that old favorite song, but what’s that? Snowflakes falling in your browser? The Google bar freezing up? Keep watching as your browser appears to be filling up with snow, and then you can skate around with your mouse, where your browser acts just like a frozen lake, showing the path your cursor has taken. Want to start over? Simply click the “defrost” button. The first hit is the Christmas carol ‘let it snow’ by Dean Martin.
Articles on the web can get a little long sometimes, and it can be difficult to skim them and find the parts that are most relevant to you. Welcome Scrollbar of Contents, a free Chrome extension which adds clickable buttons next to your scrollbar so you can jump right to different sections of the article you're reading. Or say it generates clickable markers for all the headings of a page and places them proportionately on the scrollbar. Especially useful when navigating through lengthy documents. Once installed, the extension will scan a page when you load it to see where there areRead More
Somewhere along the line, Microsoft went from being the powerhouse in the browser market to begging users to switch back to Internet Explorer. Now, Microsoft is running a "where's the love?" campaign to offer "free stuff" for users who download IE9. In fact, the holiday campaign offers prospective IE downloaders free music, movies, and other stuff. After all these years, hasn't Microsoft learned yet that it can't buy love? While IE may hold a lead over Firefox, Chrome and Safari individually, it's trounced by the trio overall. So Microsoft is responding not by improving IE and making it aRead More
Looking to develop web app through one of the more popular programming languages on the web, RubyMonk can teach you to code in the Ruby language. It features interactive lessons and exercises that you can learn right from your web browser. RubyMonk combines the advantages of learning from a book, pairing with a mentor and actual hands-on coding and delivers it on a fun interactive platform for amateurs and enthusiasts who are discovering the Ruby language. RubyMonk is an ongoing endeavour from the guys at C42 Engineering who have found that picking up the Ruby language and its best practices canRead More
For internet browsing addicts if you want to put a cap on a list of sites you visit irrespective of whether it is a blog, social network, gaming or a shopping site. You sit down at the computer, and you swear you'll be productive. Next thing you know, it's twelve hours later. You've checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes' Facebook photos, watered your plants on Farmville, and lost aRead More