How To Limit The Upload And Download Speed In OneDrive

Cloud drives are great until they start syncing large files to the cloud or your desktop and consume all your bandwidth in the process. Very few cloud drives will let you choose the order in which to sync files, none let you specify a time when files should be synced since they prefer live syncing, and very few will let you limit how much bandwidth it can use when syncing files. Fortunately, OneDrive is one of the apps that let you limit its bandwidth usage. You can limit both the apps upload and download speed provided you're running build 17.3.6517.0809 or above of the app. Read More

How To Send Downloads From Firefox To An External App

Modern browsers have basic download managers built into them. They may not be feature rich but they get the job done. That said, people often use dedicated download manager apps as opposed to the built in download manager in their browser. If you use Firefox to browser the web but prefer to use a different app to handle downloads, Download with is a free Firefox add-on you should check out. It lets you send any download to your preferred app from the 'Save' prompt. You can send the download to a download manager, a torrent client, or even a different browser like Chrome. Read More

Move Files From Downloads To A Different Location Based On File Type

The Downloads folder can turn into a cluttered mess if you don't purge it regularly. Not only is a large Downloads folder difficult to manage, finding files in it is always going to be a problem. If you're looking to automate moving files from the Downloads folder to a more meaningful location, e.g. moving all images to the Pictures library, you can do so with a simple Python script. This script in question was developed by Reddit user grigby. It lets you choose the origin and destination folders to move files from/to. You can choose which file type will be moved to which folder making this one script work for multiple file types. Here's how to set it up. Read More

How To Use OneDrive To Search Images And Documents By The Text In Them

OneDrive is built right into Windows 8 and 10. In fact, recent Windows 7 updates brought more or less the same experiences to the older OS. OneDrive offers a reasonable amount of storage space and given it's part of the OS, it has a few advantages over other cloud drives that have desktop apps for the platform. It also has a very neat feature; optical character recognition. It's what lets apps read text in images and documents that don't have editable text e.g. PDF files. Apart from OCR, OneDrive can search text inside a document or even a text file. This means the poorly named vacation photos in your camera roll and the documents that you didn't name correctly are easier to find based on their content. The search feature is available for both the desktop apps and the iOS and Android apps. Read More

Here’s A Complete List Of How Much XP Is Earned For Each Action In Pokèmon Go

Leveling up in Pokèmon Go gets harder with each successive level. When you first start out, you only need 1000 XP, 2000 XP, 3000 XP etc to advance to the next level. It's so easy you will never even run out of Pokèballs between levels. The required XP to level up increases with every level. By the time you've reached Level 20, you need 50,000 XP to get to level 21. You can go about this by simply playing the game at your own leisurely pace and racking up the XP as you earn them, or you can get serious about it. Almost everything you do in Pokèmon Go earns you XP but not everything. To level up faster, target in-game actions that will give you the highest XP. Here's a complete list of all actions you can perform in the game and how much XP you earn from each one. Read More

How To Set Default Audio Output To 5.1 Surround Sound In VLC Player

VLC player supports 5.1 surround sound provided you've got the right hardware and drivers installed. You also need your source audio/video to be compatible with 5.1 audio output. Given you have all that and VLC doesn't automatically play audio in 5.1 and instead just defaults to your stereo speaker settings you're not going to be able to get much benefit out of your superior speakers. The good news is that you can force VLC to always play audio in 5.1 surround sound. To set this as a default, you have to go digging a little deeper into VLC's preferences. Here's what to do. Read More

Disable The CSS On AskReddit To Get Around The Bot Username Prank

The mods of popular subreddit AskReddit are playing a rather amusing prank at the moment. Every single post and comment appears to have been posted by the same user 'bot'. It's likely a prank that's based on helpful yet often times confused Reddit bots that join a conversation thread. The prank is pretty harmless and if you go to any other subreddit or if you go to the front page, your username and that of other users will appear as it is. If you're having trouble following conversations as  result of this prank, the solution is pretty simple; disable the CSS on the subreddit. Here's how. Read More

How To Set Tab Specific Zoom Levels In Chrome

Chrome has a zoom feature that applies to all tabs you've got open. It's universally applied to all tabs from the same domain that you have open. Once you've zoomed in on a page and you can't zoom in on a per-tab basis. This is problematic for users who might need to zoom in on certain pages that are difficult to read but not on others. Some users selectively use zoom because they have a visual impairment while some websites make it necessary to use because they are designed poorly. It is, therefore, annoying when you have to zoom in all tabs from a particular domain instead of just the one you need. To remedy this, you can use a Chrome extension called W Zoom that lets you set zoom levels in Chrome on a per-tab basis. Read More

How To Cast A Video From Facebook To Chromecast

YouTube is where some of the best videos live but Facebook is where lower quality bootlegged versions of them are uploaded. Jokes and copyright infringement aside, Facebook has a lot of video content. It might pale in comparison to YouTube but that still doesn't mean you can rule it out as a place to watch videos. Lots of pages run solely by sharing videos and some pages like Mental Floss are actually fun to watch. If you've got a Chromecast hooked up at home, you can even cast a Facebook video to your Chromecast. Here's how. Read More

How To Stop Whatsapp Sharing Data With Facebook

Facebook bought Whatsapp a few years ago. Facebook is known for changing, often revamping itself and anything and everything in its portfolio. Just take a look at the changes Instagram has gone through if you need an example. Uncharacteristically, Facebook left Whatsapps alone for the most part. Some new features were introduced but none that tied the app in as a Facebook-owned product. The change, inevitable as it was, has finally come. Whatsapp will now start sharing your data with Facebook to serve better ads. Before you hurry to uninstall the app though, you should know there's a very simple way to disable this. The news that Whatsapp will be sharing data has been publicized so much, the fact you can opt out of it has more or less been lost. Here's how to opt out. Read More

How To Look Up What An Emoji Means Using The macOS Dictionary

Emoji's are taking over like no one could have imagined. People, the younger ones, are able to use the little picture icons to express themselves, often forming coherent sentences with just the little images. Come iOS 10, you will be seeing more and more Emoji usage. iOS 10 comes with an 'emoji suggestion' feature in the Messages app that will let users replace words with an emoji. If you don't know what an emoji means and would like a super simple way of looking it up, the Dictionary app in macOS can help. Out of the box, it can't tell you what an emoji means but if you install the Emojipedia dictionary, you will be able to look them up like any other word. Read More

How To Make Eevee Evolve Into Vaporean, Flareon, And Jolteon In Pokèmon Go

Eevee is one of the most sought after Pokèmon in Pokèmon Go. It's popular among players looking to level up quickly and those looking to dominate gym battles. If you visit one of your nearby gyms, you will likely see at least one evolved Eevee in each one. Eevees evolve into three of the most powerful Pokèmon in the Pokèdex; Vaporean, Flareon, And Jolteon. Even ff you've been playing Pokèmon go for just a while, you likely know there is a trick to controlling which Pokèmon, of the three, an Eevee will evolve into. It's pretty simple and we've detailed it below. Read More

How To Use The Appraise Feature In Pokèmon Go

Pokèmon Go has received an update on both iOS and Android and a new feature called 'Appraise' has been added. Appraisals tell you if the Pokèmon you've caught are any good or not. The Appraisals come from your Team Leaders and tell you if a Pokèmon has noteworthy stats, if it's good for battle or attack, whether its stats are good, and if its size is of any significance. To use the Appraisal feature, you must have upgraded the Pokèmon Go app to version 1.5.0 on iOS and 0.35.0 on Android. With that done, here's how to get an appraisal for your Pokèmon and understand what it means. Read More

How To Set Different Wallpapers For Virtual Desktops In Windows 10

Windows 10 has a new Settings app that handles the more commonly used settings a user might need to change. This includes personalization settings which can no longer be accessed from the Control Panel app. The transition from Control Panel to Settings app hasn't been smooth with users needing to jump through quite a few hoops if they want to set a different wallpaper on multiple desktops. Thankfully, it's still doable which isn't something that can be said for virtual desktop. With virtual desktops, you can only set one wallpaper and it will appear on all of them. Win 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer is a little app that looks to fill this gap. It lets you set different wallpapers for different virtual desktops. It also adds a little icon in the system tray to let you know which desktop you're currently on. Read More

How To Turn On Night Mode In The Twitter App

Night mode is a feature in iOS that tints the screen a warmer  color so that it's easier on the eyes at night. The point of the feature is to prevent your phone's blinding blue/white screen from keeping you up. The warmer colors make it easier to go to sleep. While it's great, it might not be the kind of night mode users want. Night mode for some users means a dedicated color theme that will make an app easier to look at when it is dark. The color theme is supposed to make browsing easier as opposed to help you sleep better. There are rumors that a 'dark mode' will be added to iOS 10 but Twitter isn't going to wait around for that to happen, if indeed it does. As f a recent update, Twitter has added a Night Mode to its iOS app that tints the white UI a nice dark blue-grey making it easier to scroll through your feed in the wee hours of the night. Here's how to enable it. Read More

How To Get A Direct Download Link For A File In Office 365 Document

Office 365 for business allows users under a single subscription to share documents with anyone who isn't covered under the same license as you. The feature is built for sharing documents with someone outside your company and is called guest sharing. While guest sharing is possible, it only allows users to view a document and not download it. Users certainly can't open it in an Office app on their desktop. The restrictions are there so that your business has control over who can access and view a document. As yet, direct link sharing which allows a user to simply download a copy of a file isn't possible. If you want to share a direct download link to an Office 365 document, you're going to have to make a slight change to the guest sharing URL you get. Here's what you need to do. Read More

How To Import/Export Playlists & Tracks From One Spotify Account To Another

Spotify has been around for quite some time now. As far as music streaming services go, it's one of the bigger names in the market that's been able to hold out against Tidal and even Apple Music. Like any modern-day music service, it lets you create playlists but it falls oddly short when it comes to importing or exporting playlists. Realistically, you aren't going to be able to export a playlist from Spotify to Windows Media Player or iTunes. It's not for a lack of mechanism but more because it's impractical. You might need to export your playlist from one account to another, perhaps when you want to share it with a friend. You might also want to back it up, just in case. At best, you can select and save links to individual tracks in a Spotify playlist in a text file. SpotMyBackup is a free web app that lets you export and import playlists and tracks between two Spotify accounts. It acts as an intermediary responsible for exporting everything to a JSON file, and later importing it. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Fix The Webcam Freezing And Crashing In Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was a major update and where it came with some major features, it also came with quite a few problems. Noteworthy among the problems with the update is the camera constantly freezing and crashing. The default Camera app, as well as other apps that need to use the camera are both freezing or crashing on launch. If you're experiencing this bug, it isn't going to just go away. It's a result of a change Microsoft made to how it decodes the video stream. Not everyone is experiencing the crashes but if you are, a registry edit is the only way to fix it. Here's what you need to do. Read More

Is It Safe To Copy/Paste Passwords From Your Clipboard?

Passwords, whether they're for an online service or for our local Windows account, need to be guarded carefully. A leaked password can often help anyone with malicious intent guess what your other passwords might be. People who use important numbers like their birthdays in their password put themselves at even greater risk. General safety protocol says you shouldn't use the same password for multiple accounts, nor should you write it down anywhere it can be found easily. Many people resort to using password vaults i.e. services like LastPass so they don't have to write passwords down or bother to remember them. For the most part a password vault is a safe and secure way to store passwords unless of course users compromise security by copying passwords to the clipboard. The clipboard is a Windows feature that every single app on your system has access to. There is no way to filter out which apps can and cannot access content on the clipboard. If you've installed a malicious app on your system then copy/pasting passwords to/from your clipboard is a security risk. Read More

Cortana Can Show Lyrics For The Current YouTube Video In Edge In Windows 10

Microsoft has integrated Cortana into other Windows 10 apps and features after the Anniversary Update. Many users find Cortana underwhelming. It hogs system resources quite a bit so people prefer to turn it Off and search their computer the same way they've been doing it for ages before Cortana existed. Even if you have Cortana turned Off, i.e. you aren't using voice commands to search your system, get traffic and weather updates, or create reminders, some features of its features still work. One such feature is integrated in Edge and it works exclusively on YouTube. Open a music video on YouTube in Edge, and Cortana can get the lyrics for you. You can pin the lyrics next to the video and sing along to your favorite song (preferably in an empty room). Read More