How To Do A Reverse Google Image Search On Your Phone

Reverse image search is an excellent search tool from Google. Not only does it help us win many an internet argument, it also helps us find the true origins of an image so we can safely and accurately credit it where needed. There is sadly one limitation to it though; it isn't available to mobile users. Google Reverse Image Search for Phones and Tablets is web app crafted by Amit Agarwal and it lets you reverse look-up an image on a mobile device. Read More

Automatically Disable Untrusted Add-ons In Firefox

When installing Windows apps you should be cautious about what you agree to when you're installing it. More and more apps are now trying to sneak in extra stuff like a toolbar or an extension that can be installed in your default browser (or every single browser you've got installed on your system), resulting in the browser behaving erratically. The extra stuff either changes the default search engine, injects ads, and can even manipulate search results. Chrome deals with it by alerting you when an extension is trying to make changes to your browser's settings and asks you if you want to allow the extension to do so. Firefox is in the process of introducing something similar. As of Firefox version 40, you can check if an installed add-on is 'unsigned' and with the Untrusted Add-on Switcher add-on for Firefox, you can enable/disable all unsigned extensions with one click. Read More

Skip Images You’ve Already Seen When Browsing The Imgur Gallery [Chrome]

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Imgur is a site created by a Redditor who was upset there was no service built specifically for catering to Redditors who wanted to share pictures. The service was a huge hit with the Reddit community and a majority of images shared on Reddit are shared by uploading them to Imgur. This isn't to say that Imgur doesn't have its very own, non-Reddit userbase. It does and many people simply browse User Sub or the gallery when they run out of blue links on Reddit. Seen It is a Chrome extension that works on Imgur; it indexes the images you've seen and as you're clicking to the next picture in the gallery or in a sub, it automatically skips the ones you've already seen. Not only does this prevent you from having to look at an image more than once, it also saves you the time and bandwidth it would have taken to load the image. Read More

How To Block An Email Address In Gmail

I've used Gmail as my main email service for years now. Gmail's handling of spam is what got me to stick with the service and abandon my Hotmail account. Where Gmail does an excellent job of handling spam, there is a certain kind of spam that it has no filter for; the spam that's not obvious spam, but still spam. These are emails from people that are legit users and aren't trying to scam you out of money but are instead trying to sell you things; office furniture, web development services, or trainings that have nothing to do with you. You can mark these messages as spam but Gmail will not treat it as such and the next email from any of these senders will make it to your primary inbox. There is good news though as a new block feature is being rolled out to Gmail users on the web and on Android. The block feature allows users to block emails by email address. Here's how to use it. Read More

New Features In Firefox 41 For Desktop And Android

Firefox 41 has hit the stable channel and there are quite a few changes for end users. the update has the usual security fixes and a few new things for developers but it's the features that have rolled out for end users that are the highlight. A few versions ago, Firefox introduced Hello, a built-in tool for voice and video conversations and it lacked an IM option for anyone who might be using a slow connection. With Firefox 41, an IM option has not been integrated in Firefox Hello. Additionally, users can set a profile picture for their Firefox account. It's not going to be visible anywhere inside the browser unless you to the Options page but it is there and will probably help users on other Mozilla platforms and forums. For Android; the login manager has improved somewhat. Users can search for and select login information if it fails to correctly fill automatically, and they can edit the stored login information if it is saved incorrectly. Lastly, when typing a search into the search bar, users can select on the fly which service they want to search with. Read More

This Website Logs You Out Of Everything You’re Signed In To

Super Logout
Kill switches are a feature made for our mobile devices since they store so much important data. In the event of a lost or stolen device, these kill switches allow us to remotely wipe our devices and protect our information from getting in the wrong  hands but it isn't just mobile devices that have access to important information. Our browsers that we're used to keeping in 'Always signed in' mode can put us at security risk if we leave our systems unattended and/or unlocked. It can also become a problem if we're using a public system and because we just aren't in the habit of logging out, or keeping track of the services we signed into when we start working. Meet Super Logout, a little web service with a self-explanatory name. What it does is it logs you out of all of the things, all of them (except for some reason Facebook and Twitter). Read More

Create Your Own Charles Schulz Inspired Peanuts Character

The Peanuts comic strip, the movies, and Snoopy are some of the most cherished parts of our childhood. Come November, the new Peanuts movie will be hitting theaters and as part of the marketing for the movie, the makers have developed a free little tool called Peanutize Me. It lets you create your very own Peanuts inspired character that you can save and use as either a display picture or a wallpaper. Your character will be accompanied by both Snoopy and Woodstock and you're free to customize it down to the kind of shoes its wearing. Read More

Long Click On A Link To Open It In A New Background Tab [Firefox]

To open a link in a new tab, we either right-click it and use the 'Open link in new tab' option from the context menu, or if we're using a mouse instead of a touchpad, we use the mouse wheel and 'middle click' on the link. The mouse wheel is my preferred way of opening links in new, background tabs but when using the touchpad, the option just isn't there. If you're a Firefox user though, QuickTab is an add-on that can help you. It lets you open a link in a new background tab by clicking on it longer than you normally would if you wanted to open it in the current tab. Read More

Find The BPM For Any Song By Entering The Title & Artist Name

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Music is more than just a distraction; it helps us block out unwanted noise and conversation while we work, it helps us sleep, it helps us regulate our moods, and it helps us avoid having to talk to people on the train. Music varies in genres and everyone has their own taste but music itself has to be of a certain type to suit the purpose you're using it for. More precisely, you would listen to faster paced music for something like exercising or going for a run, whereas slower and more mellow tones would be preferred if you're trying to relax. One simple way to identify the 'pace' of a song is by using its BPM i.e., beats per minutes, and Song BPM is a service that lets you do just that. Read More

Reduce Noise And Upscale A Photo Up To Two Times Its Resolution

The cameras on phones get better every year. It's hard to remember what it was like when we were taking photos with VGA cameras and hoping there was enough natural light because the phone itself didn't have a flash. With today's phones and the cameras they have, we can take breathtaking panoramic photos without worrying about light. That said, you can still have noise in photos and we are still waiting on the technology seen in NCIS that lets us enhance and zoom a photo a thousand times and still come away with a nice clear picture. Waifu is a little web utility that reduces the noise in a picture and lets you improve its resolution. We took it for a spin and here are our results. Read More

Play Music From YouTube & Soundcloud From The Title Bar In Chrome

YouTube isn't just the largest collection of videos on the internet, it's also where you can find the largest collection of music videos (artist produced and fan made). People create playlists of music on the site and it's often used to listen to music as if the service were a radio. The problem with listening to music on YouTube is that you're also streaming the video which is unnecessary load on your internet connection, and you have to keep the site open in a tab. Meet UpNext Music Player, a Chrome extension that lets you play music from both YouTube and Soundcloud from the title bar. You can search for music, create playlists, and even import them. It also features top charts of trending music from various genres that you can listen to. Read More

Check 2G, 3G, & 4G LTE Network Compatibility For A Phone In Any Country

Phones, particularly flagship phones, are bought and sold on carrier contracts. Some might consider these contracts to be too restricting and in the long run they can even cost you more than purchasing an unlocked phone would but there is one guarantee that comes with a contract-phone; it's going to work with the network you bought it on. For a phone that you buy off contract, you know that it supports 2G, 3G, or 4G networks but the marketing for the phone will neglect to mention network compatibility for  carriers in different countries, even in the one it is being sold in. It assumes you're going to check that on your own. Will My Phone Work is a simple and free web app that lets you check the 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network compatibility for any phone, in any country, on any network so that you don't end up buying a phone you can't use. Read More

Manage Privacy Permissions For Websites In Firefox From The Toolbar

When you visit a website, it's almost always a given that it will save cookies to your browser. Website permissions aren't restricted to just the use of cookies. Powerful web apps and intelligent internet protocols have been developed to allow users to accomplish so much more with just their browsers. As a result of this, privacy and what information a website has access to is a growing concern. Likewise, what information is stored in your browser of choice is equally concerning because browsers today offer to save sensitive data like credit card numbers and email passwords. You can choose to allow or disallow the information to be stored and if you're a Firefox user looking for a quick way to review permission on a per-website basis, FoxyPermissions is an add-on you should try. Read More

Open The Current Firefox Tab In Private Mode With One Click

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A good two years back I found a Firefox add-on that I believed was a pure yet simple work of genius. The add-on in question is called Private Tab and it lets you open a private tab within a normal Firefox window. Incognito This Tab is a similar Firefox add-on that lets you send the current tab to a private window. The add-on essentially helps you avoid quite a few clicks because you no longer have to copy the URL for the page open in the current tab, open a window in Private browsing mode, and paste it and hit Enter. Read More

Check If Your Email Was Used To Create An Account On Ashley Madison

KnowEm Ashley Madison Hack
The Ashley Madison hack has been making news for many reasons. Whether you feel like you need to chime in with a bit of morality or you're upset about the apparent security theft that will affect so many people, it's hard to avoid the news. What's more shocking is the fact that many of the accounts were fake. The site didn't verify email addresses so anyone could use any email address they wanted to create an account. There's a chance that your email may have been used for the same. If your email is public information or can be taken from your LinkedIn profile the chances are greater that it might have been misused. Since a massive data dump has followed the security breach, you can check to see if your email was misused with a simple web app called the Ashley Madison Hack by KnowEm. Read More

These 25 Questions Help You Decide If You Should Quit Your Job Or Not

Should I Quit My Job - Qs
One too many rough days at work can sometimes make you want to jump ship, or seek out greener pastures i.e. find more fulfilling employment. Unfortunately, employment, job, career, money, and income are not decisions to be made because you're mad at your boss, or because the week has been too long. The right thing to do is to calm down, step away from the situation, and then make a sound decision. If you need help, here is a little web app that asks you 25 questions to gauge if you're in the position to jump ship or not. Read More

Get Inspiration Using Auto Generated Templates For Hard To Write Emails

Email Template Generator
We often talke about how difficult it is to deal with email everyday. Most discussions, most services for that matter, revolve around making email easier and less painful to manage. Very few services touch on the other side of emails; writing an email. We've all at some point written and received bad emails and that begs the question, 'What do people think when they write bad emails?' For a lot of people, simply not knowing what is 'appropriate' in a situation can lead them to unintentionally write bad emails. Contactually is a service that helps you manage business relationships and it's released a little web app that can give you an email template for different email situations. It's free to use and you can get more templates by signing up for a trial account to the service. The templates aren't bad ranging from basic sales and feature updates to a few personal ones aimed at an ex. Read More

Find A New Anime To Watch Based On Your Favorite One [Web]

Anime Recommendations
Anime is a wonderful sub-genre of animation with amazing stories. Some people might look down on that segment of animation but anyone who's seen a good series knows how very complex the stories can be and how exceptionally awesome the animation style is. If you're an anime fan, chances are you've seen all the popular ones and you aren't afraid to try the ones that have a questionable synopsis. If you're just getting started with this genre and have more conservative choices, Anime Suggestions is a free web app that can help you find a good series to watch based on what you've already seen and liked. Read More

How To Disable Download For Files Shared From Google Drive

Sharing files often comes with a small security risk; someone might download and misuse the file you've shared. If you're sharing work files with people you work with, this isn't a problem but if you're sharing something that's only meant to be read but not saved, you might wonder what's the best way to go about it. In a recent update, Google Drive has added a new feature to its sharing options which allows you to restrict download, printing, and copying of a file. Anyone you share the file with can only view it. The option is a bit hidden though so here's where to access it. Read More

Search & Share Direct Links To News Items From The Facebook App

Facebook's news feed is where many of us get our daily news. Mostly we get news via the Facebook page of leading news sites like BBC, The New York Times, Reddit, etc because we've subscribed to them but not all news in our feed is created equal. With Facebook and the news we get on it, there is always the risk that it's either a hoax or someone took an article by The Onion too seriously. This is why sharing news from an authentic source is always better. Facebook has one of the best link sharing features for both pages and individual profiles and in a recent update, it's added something truly amazing. When sharing news, you can now search for and add a link to a more authentic source of information all from the Facebook app. Here's how. Read More