This Tool Tells You Everything Your Browser Tells Websites About You

We all know websites collect information from us, either implicitly or explicitly. They get the information via the web browsers we use. You might not trust a shady looking website with your information but you will trust Chrome. The thing is, browsers are the information gateway that websites use. What every Browser knows about you is a web app that shows you the personal information stored by your browser. This information can be accessed by websites without you explicitly allowing them access to it. It also tells you what you can do about the information being freely available to websites. Read More

How To Disguise An iMessage As An Emoji

Technology is fast becoming an important tool that can aid people in times of distress. From discrete tracking to sending out distress messages, smartphones have become instrumental in helping people in danger. Camouflage Messaging is a free iMessages app that lets you send discrete iMessages disguised as emoji. The objective is to be able to send a message and not have to worry about someone else, possibly the person who is a threat to you, read it. It was developed to help people in abusive relationships send a message to friends or family asking for help. Read More

How To Chart Data On A World Map

If you have a boatload of data then a visual representation is the best way to showcase it. Data that shows worldwide trends or even country based trends are best shown using an actual map. These maps look good but you can't create them in Excel or Google Docs. Map In Seconds is a web app that simplifies the process of plotting data on a world map. It lets you paste data from a spreadsheet and maps it for you. The app has support for creating worldwide maps and smaller region based ones. Read More

Find Every Service Associated With Your Google Account

Google authentication is possibly one of the greatest things to happen to the internet. If you're signed into your Google account, you can sign up for any service that has Google Authentication with just a click. You don't have to think of a new username or remember a password for multiple services because there is one Google account to rule them all. It's all very convenient until you lose track of all the services you've signed up for and your inbox starts to clog with newsletters. Deseat.me is a web service that finds all apps and accounts that your Google account is associated with. It lets you decide which ones you want to keep and which ones you want to get rid off. It then directs you to the correct page for removing/deleting your account. Read More

How To Get A Remaining Battery Indicator In macOS 10.12.2

macOS 10.12.2 has removed the remaining battery indicator from the Menu Bar. Suffice to say that users aren't happy. It was a very useful little feature to have. Since Apple is removing most useful things from its products this is really just another casualty. The good news is that the battery indicator wasn't always a part of macOS. When the feature was underdeveloped by Apple, third-party developers were around to fill the gap. There are quite a few apps, paid and free, available that will add a remaining battery indicator back in the Menu Bar. CoconutBattery is a one awesome free app that you can try out. Read More

How To Get Slide To Shutdown On Windows 10

Windows 10 is built for both desktop and mobile. The Windows 10 UI differs between the desktop and tablet but there are also a few functional changes meant to make working on a tablet easier. One such difference is that Windows 10, on a tablet, has a neat slide to shutdown feature. It's basically you sliding a screen downward to initiate system shutdown and it looks pretty awesome. If you'd like to use it on your desktop for the fun of it, or because you have a touch screen, here's how you can get it via a desktop shortcut. Read More

How To Select Which Notes Appear In The Notes Widget [iOS]

With the arrival of iOS 10, the Notes app gained a widget. The widget was added as part of one of the incremental iOS 10 updates and was not part of iOS 10.0. Widgets, for those who don't know, were added in iOS 10 and they appear on the Spotlight search screen and on your lock screen. The Notes app and the widget don't have any settings specifically for the widget. The widget can show you up to three recent notes from your iCloud notes. If you want it to show notes from the 'On my iPhone' account, there doesn't seem to be a way to do that. The good news is, it's possible to select which account the Notes widget show notes from and it's rather simple. Read More

How To Create Groups In Snapchat

Snapchat has always been about one-on-one conversations. If there's something you want to share with multiple people, you can add it to your story for everyone to see. That's how it works; you either share something with your friends one-by-one, or you publicize it for everyone to see. To make sharing a story with select friends easier, Snapchat has (finally) introduced groups. You can create a group of sixteen friends and share a story with them all at once. Here's how you can create groups in Snapchat. Read More

How To ‘Save’ An Instagram Post From Your Feed

Instagram has slowly been adding Snapchat like features with past updates. It's made a somewhat decent effort at mimicking these feature. For the most part, Instagram has focused on new features without making any improvements to how it works. The UI might have changed but the functionality is more or less the same as it was since the app was first released. In a recent update, Instagram has finally added a feature aimed at improving the user experience; a bookmark feature. Users can now save posts they like to their account. Here's how it works. Read More

Get An Alert When You Turn Caps Lock On/Off In macOS

The Caps key is precariously placed between the Shift and Tab keys. Both are used often. The Caps key also roughly sits next to the letter A key. All three are used quite often but the same cannot be said for the Caps key. If you often accidentally strike the Caps key on your Apple keyboard, you only find out about it when you start typing. Captin is a free macOS app that gives you an HUD alert and a sound alert when you turn Caps On/Off. The app is feature rich with a Dock icon and a menu bar icon that indicates the state of the Caps key. Here's how it works. Read More

Remove The Netflix Next Episode Countdown & Are You Watching Prompt [Chrome]

It is perfectly normal for Netflix users to binge watch a series. Many series, the ones that aren't original Netflix titles, are made available only after a complete season has aired. It lends to even more binge-watching. Netflix, for some reason, doesn't believe a single person can binge-watch an entire season of Breaking Bad. If you let your screen sit idle for too long or you've been watching too long it asks you if you're still watching. Additionally, between two episodes of the same series, there is a countdown that runs before the next episode plays. You can skip it but it would be better if it weren't there to begin with. Flex Assist is a Chrome extension that lets you remove the Netflix next episode countdown as well as the are you still watching prompt. Read More

How To Use Shazam Inside Snapchat To Find & Listen To Songs

Snapchat often partners with other services and brands to give its users special in-app features. The latest service to join forces with Snapchat is Shazam. Shazam lets you identify songs and the service is so popular that even Siri uses it. With Snapchat, you can use it to identify and listen to the song playing in your vicinity. It doesn't let you send the song to a friend or add it to your Snapchat. You can use Shazam inside Snapchat so that you don't have to leave the app to identify or listen to a song. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Hide A Message In An iMessage Thread

The sticker apps for iMessages seem to keep coming. Every time a new movie title is released, a sticker app for iMessages appears to be part of the marketing for it. We're not saying there is anything wrong with that. There's a Moana sticker pack that we love and not just for the chicken featured in it. These apps are mostly stickers with very few aimed at productivity. Hide Messages is yet another sticker app for iMessages that suggests an alternative use for stickers; use them to hide a message in an iMessage thread. The stickers in this app feature nothing but white blocks. You drag & drop them onto a message and it will obstruct the text for you, and everyone else in it. Read More

How To Find Out Which iMessage App A Sticker Is From

iMessage apps for the most part are stickers. Some are free, others are paid. Just about all major entertainment titles have released sticker apps for iMessages. There are stickers for Moana, The Avengers, Star Wars, Pokèmon, and Simon's Cat. The list is endless. Many stickers come from very popular titles and are easy to recognize but not all stickers are like that. If your friend sends you an iMessage sticker, or you've used one but can't remember which app it was from, there is a simple way to find out which iMessage app a sticker is from. Read More

How To Get The Apple TV App Outside The US Region

Apple has just released the stable version of iOS 10.2 to users worldwide. This new version brings the Apple TV app to iOS devices. This app, meant to replace the Videos app, lets you download and watch movies from the iTunes store. It also lets you connect a TV provider account from the Settings app. The TV app is only available to users in the US region but that doesn't mean users outside this region can't get it. To get the Apple TV app outside the US region, you need to change the App Store country. Read More

How To Fix 100% Disk Usage After Windows Update KB3201845

Windows 10 just received a new update and like all previous updates this too comes with its own set of problems. This time the problem is increased disk usage. If your disk usage, as reported by the Task Manager, is consistently at 100% or above 90% for no real reason then you might be suffering from the update's side effects. The good news is; the fix is pretty simple. The bad news is; it's not permanent and each time you reboot your system you will have to repeat the fix. Here's what you need to do to fix 100% disk usage after Windows Update KB3201845. Read More

How To Get Rid Of Spam Event Invitations In The Calendar App [iOS]

The Calendar app in iOS has lately begun to spam users. Notifications for upcoming events that are essentially scam sales or that contain suspicious sales links have begun to appear on devices. The events have been created by people who aren't in your contacts' list and because most users sync the Calendar app between their iPhones and their Macs, these invites have been plaguing both. There are several ways of dealing with the spam problem. Here's what you should do to get rid of spam event invitations in the Calendar app from your iPhone or iPad. Read More

How To Use The Nearby Tracking Feature In Pokèmon Go

Tracking Pokèmon in Pokèmon Go was a very buggy feature when the game first launched because the game servers were usually always under immense load and tracking wasn't very reliable. Niantic responded to the many players complaints directed towards this feature by removing. They instead added a 'Sightings' feature to compensate for it and rolled out an experimental 'Nearby' feature to select users. The Nearby tracking feature in Pokèmon Go is an improved version of the original tracking feature and it has now been made available to players in other regions. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Enable Notifications For A Facebook Post Without Leaving A Comment

When you leave a comment on a Facebook post, you start receiving notifications for all new comments on the post. If the post in question is a major life event announcement, the new comments and their notifications quickly become annoying. The good news is that you can turn them off. For posts that you do want to follow and get updates for, you normally have to leave a comment on them. There is however a better way to enable notifications for a Facebook post without leaving a comment. Here's how. Read More

How To Download Movies In 1080p From iTunes In Windows

iTunes has HD movies that you can rent or buy. HD movies are available in two resolutions; 720p and 1080p. By default, when you download movie from the iTunes store, it downloads the 720p version even when there is a 1080p version available. It doesn't prompt you to select the resolution you want to download the movie in. Instead, it assumes you want the movie HD but in the lowest resolution available for HD. To download movies in 1080p from iTunes, you need to tweak its preferences a bit. Here's what you need to do. Read More