How To Schedule Deleting Files In Dropbox

Dropbox is an exceptionally powerful file sharing service. As the service has developed over the years, it's incorporated features to help users collaborate on files. As far as sharing is concerned, the service has stuck with basic sharing features. Finesse is a web app that lets you schedule a date to automatically delete a file from your Dropbox account. The app lets you select a single or multiple files and schedule a date and time when they should be deleted. Here's how it works. Read More

Automatically Pause And Resume YouTube When You Switch Tabs [Firefox]

YouTube has a neat feature where, when you open a video it doesn't start to play until you switch to the tab. When you open a YouTube tab in the background; the video will start and continue to buffer. However, until you switch to the tab it won't actually play. YouTube auto Pause and Resume is a Firefox add-on that improves on this feature. It can automatically pause and resume YouTube video when you switch to a different tab. When you switch back to the YouTube tab, the video begins to play. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Enable Dynamic Lock In Windows 10

Windows 10 supports multiple options for keeping your PC secure. You have three types of passwords that you can set; alphanumeric, PIN, and picture. If you have a supported device, you can set up Windows Hello and train it to recognize your face. The Creators Update for Windows 10 will introduce a new locking mechanism for your PC; Dynamic Lock. It's meant for users who forget to lock their device and it works with paired Bluetooth devices. When a paired Bluetooth device, specifically a phone, is no longer nearby, Windows locks itself after 30 seconds. Here's how to enable Dynamic Lock in Windows 10. Read More

How To Practice Breathing Exercises For Meditation In VR

Breathing is a major part of yoga and meditation. The seemingly simple act of inhaling and exhaling is broken down into four steps which take a little time to get used to. If you're trying out meditation or learning the basics of breathing for yoga then Exhale VR is a web app that can help you. There are quite a few apps available to help people learn how to meditate and regulate their breathing and Exhale VR gives you a visual way to do it. You can use the app with Google Cardboard or, if you don't have VR headset, from just your desktop browser. Here's how it works. Read More

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 Name Virtual Desktops In Windows 10

Virtual desktops in Windows 10 are one of the major highlights of the operating system. You can create as many virtual desktops as you like; they have keyboard shortcut support and moving app windows between them is easy. One shortcoming of vrtual desktops in Windows 10 is the lack visual indicators to identify them. Win 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer is one of the best virtual desktop customization apps available. It's a free open source Windows app that lets you add a number indicator for the current desktop to your system tray. Additionally, it lets you set different wallpapers for each desktop. Most importantly though, it lets you name virtual desktops in Windows 10. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Create A Snapcode For A Website In Snapchat

Snapchat has a thing called Snapcodes; a type of QR code that can be scanned to quickly follow someone. It's pretty neat and has, like almost everything else in Snapchat, been copied without shame by competing messaging apps. Snapchat has now expanded the feature to allow users to create Snapcodes for websites. Users can enter any URL they want to point the code to and add an image to it. It will be branded with the Snapchat ghost. Here's how you can create a Snapcode for a website in Snapchat. Read More

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 10

Operating Systems like to announce when they have just been booted. They do so with a short chime that, if it's the middle of the night, can wake everyone in the house. One way to quite this sound is to plug headphones into your system or mute it when you shut it down. Of course, both require you to proactively do something to counter it. It would be much easier to just turn it Off. Windows has had a way to do this since Windows XP, possibly even before that. It's not different now; you can turn off the startup sound in Windows 10 via the default sound settings. Here's how. Read More

How To Fake Your Location On Android [No-Root]

Android users, for one reason or the other, might need to fake their location. It might be something only developers need to do or the average user might use a fake GPS location to access apps or services that aren't available otherwise. For the most part, you need to root your device to fake your GPS location but Floater lets you do so without a rooted device. You can fake your location on Android via the apps' floating widget provided you have developer options enabled. Here's how it works. Read More

Play The Chrome T-Rex Running Game On Your Phone

Chrome has a neat little game hidden on the No Internet Connection page. Most desktop users know about this game; whenever you lose your internet connect and Chrome fails to load a page, it shows you a 'No Internet Connection' message. Just above this message is a pixel image of a T-Rex. If you tap your space bar, the T-rex starts running. Cacti appear in its path and you must tap the space bar to jump over them. This very same game can be played on Chrome for iOS and Android. Here's how you can play the Chrome T-rex running game on your phone. Read More

How To Set WiFi Connection Priority In Android

Smartphones and desktops are not always accurate when it comes to choosing the strongest connection to connect to. Your PC or your smartphone will connect to a network based solely on its signal strength. This is hardly the best approach since other factors such as stability and speed are important when connecting to a network. If you're running Windows 10, there's a pretty easy way to set WiFi connection order. To set WiFi connection priority in Android, you need an app called WiFi Prioritizer. Read More

20 Best Android Apps & Tips Of 2016

Android Marshmallow was released in 2016 and it's roll out to all Android devices has been slow. A new version of Android doesn't see the same adoption rate as a new iOS version does and most carriers and manufacturers are still in the process of rolling it out to Android users. It wasn't a bad year for Android and here are the best Android apps and tips of 2016 Read More

How To Send Self Destructing Messages On Viber

Self destructing messages are fast becoming a popular feature in messaging apps. The feature itself originally came from Snapchat. Messaging apps have since incorporated the same feature or a variation of it. Viber is the latest app to get a self destructing feature. The feature works only for photos and videos. Here's how you can send self destructing messages on Viber. Read More

Add Reminders To Answer A Text In iOS

The world would be a better place if people didn't forget to reply to text messages. We live in a time when responding too late to a text message can break entire relationships. Imagine what forgetting to reply to a text altogether might do. If you often forget to reply to text messages, personal or otherwise, consider investing $0.99 in Txtbck. It's an iOS app that lets you add reminders to answer a text in the Messages app. 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

How To Control YouTube Chromecast Playback From Control Center In iOS

Using a Chromecast from an Android device is a vastly superior experience compared to using the Chromecast from an iOS device. Chromecast integration is built in throughout Android and almost all Google apps support it. The same cannot be said about Google apps for iOS. iOS doesn't prioritize the Chromecast like Google does. Even if it allowed some leeway, iOS is still a very restrictive OS. Bit by bit though, Google is improving Chromecast support for its iOS app. A recent update now lets you control YouTube Chromecast playback from the Control Center in iOS. Read More

How To Manage 3D Touch Sensitivity On Your iPhone

3D touch on iPhones responds to pressure applied to the screen. The screen can tell when you tap it and when you apply pressure to as you would to a physical button. Of course, the screen is a grid of icons and not actual mechanical buttons. With mechanical buttons, you don't have to worry about how hard you tap the keys. With 3D touch, things are different. The screen is sensitive and it might be too sensitive for someone who is heavy handed. Here's how you can mange 3D touch sensitivity on your iPhone. Read More

How To Scan A QR Code With Chrome For iOS

Since the days of iOS 4, I've had a dedicated QR code scanning app on my phone. I don't use it very often but when I do need to scan a code, it is the best option available. There are quite a few QR code scanning apps available in the App Store but very few of them are well built. If you have Chrome installed on your iOS device, you no longer need a dedicated QR code scanning app. You can now scan a QR code with Chrome. Here's how. Read More

How To Edit The Up Next List When Playing Music On Shuffle In iOS

Our music libraries consist of two types of songs. Songs that we listen to over and over again, and songs that we like but don't listen to often. We're unlikely to delete these songs from our library because you never know when you might want to listen to it. It could happen. The shuffle mode on the Music app in iOS is a good way to keep cycling the music you listen to. You don't limit yourself to a small selection from your library and some of the other tracks on your phone get a chance to be heard. The Music app in iOS gives you some control over which track is played next in shuffle mode. You can edit the up next list when playing music on shuffle. Here's how. Read More

How To Pay Your iTunes Subscriptions From The Desktop

The great thing about services that have iOS and/or Android apps is that they integrate payment via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you're trying to subscribe to a service that won't accept your mode of payment, iTunes and Google Play Store are an easy way to circumvent this. At times, iTunes simply refuses to accept your payment method despite it being valid. The safest bet in either case is to use the iTunes app on your desktop to make a payment. Here's how you can pay your iTunes subscriptions from the desktop. Read More