How To Find The Message ID For A Gmail Email [Chrome]

Gmail has quite a few management features for keeping track of important conversations. You can use labels, folders, and the star feature to make sure you don't lose an email. Gmail's robust search is another way to quickly find and retrieve a message. Every message you send or receive in Gmail has a unique ID. It's what Gmail uses to differentiate messages. On the surface you see the sender, subject, and contents of a message. At the back end, this unique ID is what keeps track of everything and you can use it to keep track of emails outside of Gmail. Gmail message ID finder is Chrome extension that helps you find the message ID for a Gmail email. Read More

How To Get Colored Title Bars In Firefox In Windows 10

Firefox never added support for colored title bars in Windows 10. Initially, title bars in Windows 10 had no color. Users resorted to UI modifying apps and themes to get colored title bars until the feature was added natively. Once it was added though, Firefox choose to sit the feature out. A hack for the shortcoming was quickly developed by modifying the userChrome.css file. Unfortunately, Firefox 40 removed this file and the hack became obsolete. Here's how you can get colored title bars in Firefox, regardless which version of the browser you're running. Read More

Find Your Legal Immigration Status In The US & Get Helpful Resources

Immigrants and visa holders in the US have been detained at airports and barred from entering after the country's newest executive order on immigration went into effect. Those that are residing within the country are threatened with losing their resident status and being deported. Muslim migrants from seven countries have been given a blanket ban. The legality and the execution of this order are both under question but there is general panic and worry. If you're an immigrant and not sure about where you stand after this order Immi is a little website that helps you find your legal immigration status in the US and gives you helpful resources should your resident status be threatened. Read More

How To Identify Clickbait On Facebook [Chrome]

You'll never believe what this Chrome extension does. It can identify clickbait on Facebook and save you from reading through a long, ad-laced list of outdated and/old/incorrect information. The extension is called This is Clickbait and it's available in the Chrome Web Store. It does two things; identify links shared on Facebook as clickbait or not clickbait, and for the slightly ambiguous links, it offers a clickbait score. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Sort Answers On Quora By Votes

Quora is a pretty great place to get advice on just about anything. It's like a reasonable Reddit where conversations don't devolve into puns and you can't be shadow banned. There are quite a few subject matter experts that contribute to discussions and offer their insight. The answers are sorted based on an algorithm which might not suit everyone. Quora Upvotes is a Firefox add-on and Chrome extension that lets you sort answers on Quora by votes. Read More

How To Password Protect Your Chrome Profile

Chrome collects a lot of information about our browsing sessions. We have the option to wipe everything Chrome has saved but that means a lesser browsing experience. On occasion, we can use Incognito browsing to keep some things private but our history and auto-fill data make browsing much easier. Of course, if this information were to fall into the wrong hands, it would mean trouble. Google Chrome has a neat little profile locking feature that lets you password protect your Chrome profile. They've hidden this feature pretty well but here's how you can set it up. Read More

Set Out Of Office Reply For Messages Sent To Your Facebook Page

Facebook introduced bots last year and a lot of pages quickly created them to always appear online. If you feel a bot doesn't do the trick for your particular type of page then you should try using automated responses instead. Facebook pages have a built-in feature for setting automatic replies. You can set one for when someone first messages your page, or for when you are away. Here's how to set up an automatic response to messages sent to your Facebook page. Read More

35 Best Web Apps And Tips Of 2016

Web apps continue to get more and more sophisticated every year. A lot of powerful desktop apps that were essential a decade ago are now easily replaceable by web apps. If you stop to think about it, your browser and a Netflix subscription is really all you need to get rid of your TV which isn't just an app but an entire device. Of course, if browsers weren't more powerful, developing these web apps wouldn't be possible. Developers continue to build better more powerful apps for the web and for browsers alike. Here are the best web apps and tips we covered in 2016. Read More

How To Copy The Title & URL Of All Open Tabs In Firefox

Sharing online content is pretty easy; just about every website and blog comes equipped with share widgets. The share widgets let you share content to social media or email it to a friend. It's safe to say that sharing one link is pretty easy but sharing multiple links isn't. If you have lots of tabs open that you want to share with someone the way to do it involves a lot of clicks. You will have to copy and paste the links for each tab into a chat window or an email. Open tabs to clipboard is a Firefox add-on that simplifies all that. It can copy the title & URL of all open tabs to your clipboard ready to be shared. Read More

Check If Your LinkedIn Profile Picture Is Good Or Needs Improvement

LinkedIn remains the most popular social network for professionals. Despite its problems with spam, it is still the preferred way for professionals to connect. At its core, the network is meant to be your professional introduction. Potential employers can look up your work history, your skill set, and find the quickest way to get in touch with you. Your profile gives you a lot of space to show you are personable through your professional summary, your cover photo, and your profile photo. People differ in opinion on what is a professional and suitable photo to use on LinkedIn. If you want an objective opinion on your own LinkedIn profile picture, give the Snappr Photo Analyzer app a try. Read More

Insert Any Tweet Into Bernie’s Senate Floor Poster

Memes are born from the most random things. The newest meme currently doing the rounds is that of Bernie Sanders addressing the US Senate with a large print out of one of Donald Trump's tweets. I'm sure he meant well and the internet is responding rather enthusiastically with their own tweets framed inside Bernie's poster. If you'd like to get in on the fun, Post the Bern is a simple little web app that's been developed for that very purpose. All you have to do is paste the URL of a tweet and the app does the rest. Read More

Get A 360° Photo Each Time You Open A New Tab In Chrome

Last year, VR and 360° photos and videos took center stage for a lot of major tech companies. Facebook added the ability to view 360° photos and quite a few VR headsets were released. Companies are pushing these two new media formats more than ever but the truth is, VR technology is still too expensive to be massively popular. 360° videos and photos are slightly more affordable to capture if you have the right equipment and they are pretty astounding to look at. SVRF Tabs is a Chrome extension that adds a 360° image to every new tab you open. You can pan around and explore the photo. Read More

Block YouTube Suggestions When Browsing Without Signing In

You don't have to sign into your Google account to browse YouTube. The benefits of signing in are that you get to see content curated for your particular interests. YouTube will suggest content for you to watch based on the channels you've subscribed to and the kinds of videos you watch outside of the subscribed ones. The thing is, even if you're not signed into YouTube, the videos you watch and search for eventually start to influence the suggested content. This is because YouTube, through cookies, keeps track of what you're watching. Your search and viewed history remains blank but the suggested content is tailored nevertheless. Here's how to block it. Read More

How To Attach Private Notes To Twitter Profiles [Chrome]

Twitter is a pretty neat way to find interesting conversations. Once you get the hang of it you can use it follow developing stories and  connect with people in your areas of interest. Twitter makes it easy to find and follow people but it lacks in the organization area. Twitter lists are really the only tool at our disposal to keep track of the accounts we follow. Whodis is a Chrome extension that lets you add private notes to Twitter profiles. You can add a note to remind you why you followed a particular account. Read More

See What Objects Facebook Has Identified In Your Photos

Facebook has built-in face recognition that works on the photos you upload and share. When you upload a photo, the face recognition suggests which friends you should tag in it. Facebook doesn't just recognize the people in photos; it also recognizes objects in your photos. The photos we upload to Facebook aren't all selfies; food and cats are also popular subjects in our photos. Facebook can and does recognize these things and duly adds tags to it that we can't see. If you want to check out what objects Facebook has identified in photos, you need the Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags extension for Chrome. Read More

Watch An Age Restricted YouTube Video Without Signing In By Modifying The URL

YouTube's content guidelines prevent users from uploading content others would normally need to watch in an incognito window. That doesn't mean the content on the site is suitable for everyone. YouTube has a special Kids app that lets parents control what their kids can watch on YouTube. YouTube also places age restrictions on viewing certain types of videos. These are mostly videos with a lot of violence or nudity. Strong language doesn't fall under this category; you can watch all of Grade A Under A's videos without having to prove you're at least 18 years old. If you click on a video that asks you to sign in to watch it, you don't really need to sign in. There's a pretty neat trick you can pull with the URL of an age restricted YouTube video to by-pass the age restriction. Here's how it works. Read More

Get An Alert When AirPods Are In Stock At Your Nearest Apple Store

Apple has finally released its wireless earbuds; AirPods. The AirPods were a great joke up until they were actually released but Apple is having the last laugh by limiting their availability. Within seconds of the AirPods becoming available, their delivery times went up. It can now take a whole month for your AirPods arrive, maybe even longer. Most stores you visit will not have them in stock, or they might be bought before you get to the store or are able to reserve them. Is In Stock is a little web app that lets you sign up for when AirPod are back in stock. You can pick the store you want to buy them from and get an email alert when the store has them in stock. Read More

Pin And Unpin The Current Tab Via A Keyboard Shortcut In Chrome

Chrome allows you to pin tabs. Pinned tabs can't be closed accidentally as they do not have a close button. They also take up less space on the tabs bar making them easier to work with. The pinned tab feature is best used for websites you need to have open all the time such as your email. When you click a link inside a pinned tab, it will always open in a new tab guaranteeing you never accidentally navigate away from the pinned URL. Pinned tabs have been part of Chrome for a long time but to this day, there is no keyboard shortcut support for them. In order to pin a tab in Chrome, you must right-click the tab and select 'Pin Tab' from the context menu. Likewise, in order to unpin or close the tab, you again have to go through a right-click context menu. The only way to pin and unpin tabs via a keyboard shortcut is to use an extension and URL Pinner is what does the trick. Read More

How To Hide Your ‘Active’ Status On Facebook Messenger

Facebook had made its Messenger app a stand alone chat application. Its recent updates are pushing it more towards being a better replica of Snapchat but it remains so that even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still use it. When you send a message to a contact over Facebook Messenger, it shows you whether or not said person is active. If said person is inactive, it shows you how long ago they were active. For everyone who has you added as a contact in Facebook Messenger, the very same information about you is available to them. If you find it too intrusive, you can turn it off. Here's how. Read More

How To Check When And Where Your Netflix Account Was Last Used

A single Netflix account can be shared by two or more people depending on the type of account you have. The smallest subscription plan available restricts you to SD quality and viewing on one screen at a time. Other plans allow you to watch on up to 4 screens. It makes sharing a single account much easier. If you suspect your Netflix account is being shared between one too many people, people you haven't shared it with, there's a pretty simple way to check. Netflix lets you review your last watched activity on a per-profile basis. Not only can you tell if your account is being used by someone else but also through which profile, at which time, and on what device. Read More