Copy An Image Or Contents Of A Text File Without Opening It [Windows]

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The clipboard is a very basic and exceptionally important feature in every operating system. Both desktop and mobile operating systems support this feature and you will still find apps that attempt to give you something that is far more powerful. These third party clipboard apps might let you copy multiple text snippets, store your clipboard history after a system restart, or copy text while preserving the formatting. Copy Contents is a free Windows app that makes copying text from a simple text file or copying an image much faster. Instead of first opening the text file or the image, selecting its contents, and hitting Ctrl+C, the app lets your right-click the file and copy its contents from the Copy Contents context menu option that it adds. Read More

Share Screenshots & Text From Your iPhone To Multiple Social Networks [Beta Invites]

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Almost three years ago we reviewed an app called PolarFox for OS X, Windows, and Linux that allowed users to share screenshots to multiple social networks. A PolarFox app for iOS is now close to launch with the closed Beta live right now (see the end of this article to get your Beta invite). The Beta version supports Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Facebook Pages, Tumblr, WordPress Hosted, LinkedIn, Facebook Group, app.net, and Webhook. You will be able to connect multiple accounts while the app is in Beta. Once the PolarFox app goes live, you will need to upgrade to connect multiple accounts. In addition to sharing screenshots, the app also lets you share any text copied to your clipboard. It also features a quick share mode that will automatically pick the most recent image you saved or screenshot you took and attach it, ready to share. Read More

New Features In Firefox 37 For Desktop And Android

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You've probably read this a few hundred thousand times but we're reiterating it; rapid release cycles more often than not make version numbers irrelevant. It's been happening with Firefox for the past few release cycles with the previous versions having little to offer to end users and developers alike. Firefox 37 is out and we can't say we're impressed. There are the usual bug fixes and security fixes that are part of every release. The new version has a brand new way of getting feedback from users; a pop-up widget that will be displayed to select users once a day. Bing users will now enjoy HTTPS while searching, and for users in Turkey, the default search engine has been set to Yandex. For developers, there is a new animations tab in the Inspector panel as well as a new Security tab in the network panel. For the Android version, the new additions include an improvement to how downloads are handled and the URL bar now displays the URL instead of the page title, by default. Read More

View A Complete List Of All Broadcasts Live On Periscope

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Periscope has become quite popular since its launch. It's too soon to say whether or not it's going to feature great content but we have seen some really impressive fridges in the past few days so it does have potential. The app is still in its early days and Twitter didn't go crazy trying to incorporate every single feature imaginable so there's still plenty missing from the Periscope app. The live broadcasts is one thing that needs improvement and there isn't a search feature just yet. On Periscope is a service that lists all broadcasts that are live or that have ended on Periscope. You can't view a broadcast in your browser so this web app is best accessed on your mobile browser. Read More

How To Add Conditional Formatting To Cells In Google Sheets

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Google has rolled out conditional formatting for its online spreadsheet app Google Sheets. It's a reason to rejoice because this feature isn't about fancy or impressive looking cells. If you've ever used the feature of the same name on Microsoft Excel, you know it can be used to differentiate cells based on their value. The Conditional Formatting feature in Google Sheets lets you enter a differentiating criteria based on text, numerical, or date value. You can also enter a custom differentiating value. If the app identifies a cell that meets the criteria i.e. the rule(s) you applied, it will format the cell differently. What's more is that you can apply multiple rules and choose the order they are executed in. Here's a quick run down of the feature. It's been released, partially on the Android version. Read More

A Cheat Sheet For Video Editing Apps For Your Android Phone

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Last week we wrote a small guide on video editing apps for the iPhone that allowed you to perform basic video editing functions for free, and without adding any watermarks to the final output. The purpose of the post was to help readers find an app that had the one video editing function they were looking for and didn't cost anything to use. This post covers those same functions with apps for Android users. The apps are free but almost all of them feature ads which vary in how annoying and obtrusive they are. Some apps may reduce the quality of the final video but no app ads a watermark. Read More

Auto Expand Code Snippets On Stack Exchange For Better Reading [Firefox]

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Forums like Stack Exchange are amazing for the sheer size of their community but also for the wide range of topics this one single platform covers. You can ask people to help you with code and scripts that you're trying to execute and even help you learn the correct use of a semi-colon by asking the right group of people. Speaking of code, Stack Overflow lets users share code both when seeking help and when providing it. Anyone who deals with code might also know that those lines that do so much can sometimes get really long and because syntax is so important hyphenating or breaking a long line so that it appears in the next one is often times a big no-no. Wide screen stackexchange sites is a Firefox add-on that expands the Q&A area of Stack Exchange sites so that any code that's been shared is easier to read. Read More

Speed Up And Slow Down Playback For Different Parts Of A Video [iOS]

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Short videos, slow-motion videos, and time lapse videos have all become popular in the past few years. It's much easier to do now with apps like Hyperlapse from Instagram, Instagram's own short video feature, and of course; Vine. It may also have something to do with cameras on our phones being able to capture slow motion and time lapse video as well. Tempo Video Editor is a free iOS app that lets you speed up and slow down different parts of the same video as it plays. If you use the free version, you get a watermark on your final video. It costs $4.99 to remove the watermark. Read More

How To Send GIFs On Facebook Messenger [iOS]

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iOS 8 supports third-party keyboards. If you don't know just what that means in terms of faster typing and conversations that are way more fun with GIFs, just go ask one of your Android phone touting friends. They will have a lot to say on the matter. With the introduction of third-party keyboards, GIF keyboards have become a thing for iOS. They provide a searchable library of popular GIFs that you can send over messages. They work great in the Messages app but for some reason Facebook Messenger doesn't support them. This might have to do with Facebook wanting to promote only its own animated stickers (there's even a Stickers app for it) but it's disappointing that it has to be that way. GIFjam for Messenger is a free iOS app that provides a work around. It's not a keyboard app though so what you essentially end up doing is searching and selecting a GIF from the app and sending it via the Messenger app. You are switched to the Messenger app when the GIF is sent so it isn't that GIFjam is a substitute for the Messenger app. It acts as a bridge between GIFs and your conversations. Read More

3 Reasons To Use Live Video Broadcasting App Periscope

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You've no doubt heard of Periscope, the new live broadcast app launched by Twitter and set to rival Meerkat. With that assumption, it seems to limit the app's use to people who game or are interested in gaming. While they can get some use out of it if they like, the app is so much more than that. After using it for barely half a day, I'm hooked. The app is meant for live streaming but connecting it to Twitter's large user base opens up a whole new way to interact with people and to get information. Here's three great ways the app is being used now making it worth joining. Read More

Get Excel 2013 To Recognize The Comma Delimiter In A CSV File

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If you have MS Excel installed on your system, any CSV file you download is automatically associated with the program. Excel is more than capable of opening and editing a CSV file, the only problem is the way it reads the data in the file. By default, Excel is not set up to recognize the comma as a delimiting character. The result is, whenever you open a CSV file, the data looks all wrong. The data in rows is successively added to columns instead of staying in its CSV defined layout. It's hard to read and even harder to work with. Here's a simple way to get Excel to read and display the data correctly. Read More

A Cheat Sheet For Video Editing Apps For Your iPhone

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iOS has been around long enough for plenty of great apps to have been developed for just about everything. Whenever I want to do something new, something that I've never done on my iPhone before, I have to first search for the right app. Unfortunately, the search for the right app, the one that does what I want it to, is often frustrating. It involves lots of trial and error simply because I don't know if an app will do what I want it to and what limitations it has. With that in mind, this guide is a quick cheat sheet of apps that let you edit videos. Instead of organizing the guide by apps, it's been organized by function so that you can tell what is the go-to free app you can use to perform a particular editing action on a video. The apps work entirely on your iPhone with no need to connect to a PC or a Mac. None of these apps leave a watermark of any kind. Read More

Discover New Music Tinder-Style And Swipe Right On Tracks You Like [iOS]

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Whether you're an advocate of online dating or not, you have probably heard of Tinder. The app as a means to a successful relationship or an occasional hook-up may or may not be great but the way users interact with the app is certainly one that has gained popularity. Lots of apps mimic the swipe right and swipe left method to like or dislike content be it news or in the case of Choosic, music. Choosic is a free music discovery app for iOS that has you select your favorite genres of music and then plays tracks that belong to one of them. Swipe right if you like a song and it's added to your playlist, swipe left if you don't like a song and you will never hear it again. Read More

Track TV Shows That You Are Binge Watching Or That Are On-Air [Android]

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I cannot remember the last time I actually sat down to watch a TV show on a TV, at it's regular scheduled time. My only recollection of the experience is a cringe worthy one. Fortunately, with so many streaming services available, no one has to sit through regular programming but that also makes it somewhat more difficult to keep up with showtimes for our favorite series. Meet Show Tracker, a free Android app that lets you track shows that are currently on air, or shows that you are binge-watching. The app features brief actor bios, episode lists, and a progress tracker as well time left until the next episode of a series airs. Read More

Create A Collage To Share On Instagram With Its New Layout App [iOS]

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Instagram does filters, and wonderfully so. There are three things that it doesn't so though; add text to an image, add a frame, or make a collage. To date, users have relied on other apps to compose photos before adding filters and sharing them from the Instagram app. Instagram has launched a brand new app called Layout which is basically a collage app with no more than eight layouts that you can choose from. Most of them are built to support two photos at a time with two able to support four photos in one, and one layout meant to support nine different photos at once. There are no frames but the images you add can be mirrored or flipped to compose a better photo. The app is free and available for iOS at present with an Android version slated for release in the coming months. Read More

Get The Space Bar To Pause YouTube Videos Instead Of Scrolling Down [Chrome]

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YouTube supports keyboard shortcuts for playing and/or pausing a video. These shortcuts, as fas as using them in Chrome are oddly temperamental; sometimes they work and other times they do not. It has something to do with where you clicked outside the video player. In my personal experience, playing around with the shortcuts has sometimes yielded success and other times not. If the shortcuts were to function flawlessly you could play/pause videos with the spacebar. Hit the spacebar now though and it's more likely the page will just scroll down instead of pausing the video. If you're a Chrome user, there's YouTube Pause. A simple extension that works in the background and gets the spacebar shortcut to function properly. Read More

Switch Wi-Fi Networks From The Notification Center In Android 5.1

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Android 5 added some useful toggles to the Notification Center and a nice Do Not Disturb/Interruptions mode that could be turned on/off from the volume keys. With the roll out of Android 5.1 these toggles in the Notification Center have also received an update making it easier for you to connect to other devices via Bluetooth or to connect to a different Wi-Fi network. Here's how. Read More

Compare Music Prices On Amazon And iTunes To Find The Better Deal

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iTunes changed the way music was bought and sold. The revolution it brought around had a major impact but with the passage of time we've seen several large companies enter the fold, all aiming to make it easier for people to buy, and artists to sell their music online. Noteworthy among the new names are Google, Amazon, and Spotify. That said, we now not only have a simple way to buy cheap music, we also have choice when it comes to where or who we buy it from. Services compete for users now and if you're in the market for some new music, Tunemiser is a little tool that you can use to see whether Amazon or iTunes has a better deal on an album or a track. Read More

Add Photo Filters Inspired By Top World Photographer’s Styles

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Photography apps almost all have filters as a feature. The App Store is practically saturated now with photo filter apps and any new entry in the niche will need something special to distinguish itself from the usual sepia and black & white filters. Priime is a photo filter and editing app that stands out with filters that are inspired by photography styles of the world's top photographers. The app is free and you start out with eight different styles. Other styles cost $0.99 a piece, or $9.99 for all sixty-six of them. Priime also features tools for adjusting the warmth, saturation, brightness, contrast, vignette, etc of the image, and for straightening or rotating it. Read More

Use A Voice Command To Get Directions In Google Maps On Your iPhone

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Google has been releasing updates for lots of it products these past few days. Autoplay for YouTube videos is being rolled out and just a few days ago, Google Now on Android was updated so you could compose and send texts with a voice command. With iOS, Google doesn't have the freedom to offer the same features that it can on Android but it does try. Google Maps for iOS has been updated and you can now use a voice command to look up directions for a destination. Read More