How To Create And Share Memes From Inside Facebook Messenger

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Memes, GIFs, and emoticons are widely used in chat conversations. Where most chat apps have emoticons and GIFs covered, memes are a different story. Facebook Messenger lets you search for GIFs and has an entire library of stickers for your conversation. If you're looking for a way to quickly create a meme inside Facebook Messenger, MemeGenerator Bot is Facebook Messenger Bot that will do just that. The bot not only finds the meme you need but also lets you add custom text to it. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Get Chrome Mobile Bookmarks To Appear On Chrome Desktop

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Chrome is available for both desktop and mobile platforms. On Android, it's usually the default browser and on iOS, you can download the browser from the App Store. Chrome is likewise available for Windows and macOS. One of the browser's pioneering features is the ability to sync user data including history, auto-fill information, bookmarks, and apps and extensions across Chrome installations on different platforms. The same feature is available on Chrome for iOS and Android and if enabled you can sync your Chrome mobile bookmarks to your desktop Chrome installations. Here's how. Read More

How To Strip All Formatting From Clipboard Text With A Keyboard Shortcut

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Desktop clipboards are reasonably smart; you can copy both text and images to the Windows clipboard and paste to any app that supports it. The clipboard can retain not just the text you copy but also any and all formatting applied to said text. For example, if you copy the anchor text of a link and paste it inside Microsoft Word or Google Docs, the text will be pasted as linked text. Likewise, when you copy text that is bold, underlined, or highlighted, you can be sure the formatting will be retained on the other side. If this is inconvenient for you and you'd much rather prefer to strip the text of all formatting without having to jump through too many hoops i.e. paste in Notepad first, Plain Text Clipboard is a free Windows utility you should check out. It strips all text of formatting with a simple keyboard shortcut. Read More

How To Stream South Park Episodes On The Chromecast For Free

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South Park is an exceptionally popular cartoon show known for its social satire. It's also free to watch on Comedy Central's website and on Hulu. Entire seasons are available for anyone interested in a South Park binge. Hulu has support for Chromecast but the service itself is regionally restricted leaving you with few options to stream South Park to your Chromecast. Fortunately, there is a pretty simply way around this involving Plex, the must have app for any Chromecast user, and the South Park channel for Plex. Here's how to add it and start your South Park binge. Read More

How To Add Stickers To Photos In Twitter For iOS And Android

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Twitter has just introduced stickers to its iOS and Android apps. The stickers can be added to photos that you're tweeting. The feature mimics Facebook's feature of the same name that even has its own stand alone app. The feature is rolling out slowly as the updated app is made available to different regions and isn't available yet on the web interface but likely will be added to it like the GIF feature was. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Import Notes & Notebooks From Evernote To OneNote

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The price tag on Evernote Plus and Premium plans has just gone up. Evernote is one of the most popular note taking apps available today and it's been around for quite a while now with a considerably large user base. Not only has the service just raised the price on its paid plans, it's also restricted the number of devices that can be shared on a single account on the free plan. If you're looking to jump ship to a different, more affordable service like OneNote your primary concern will be retaining all your current notes and making sure you don't have to organize them all over again. Fortunately, Microsoft has a simple tool that lets you do all this. The Evernote to OneNote import tool was released in March of this year and is still in Beta but it works like a charm. Read More

Stop Firefox From Collecting Information About A New Installation

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User feedback and data is key to any app that ever wants to improve and Firefox is no different. Long time Firefox users already know that Firefox collects information from users regarding their usage of the browser, the customization they do, and the hardware the browser is run on. What perhaps fewer people know is that when you first install Firefox, it gathers information about your current installation as well and it isn't very obvious that it's doing so. Here's how to stop Firefox from collecting information about a new Firefox installation. Read More

Fix Media Creation Tool Error 0x800704DD – 0x90016 When Upgrading To Windows 10

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Microsoft's Media Creation tool for upgrading to Windows 10 has made it a very simple and straight forward process to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 or perform a clean install of the latest Windows 10. For a long time, users had to jump through hoops to install a new Windows version if an installation disk wasn't available. Between the forced updates and this tool making the update so much easier, Windows 10 adaptation has grown rapidly. That said, the tool doesn't guarantee a successful upgrade and does throw errors. At times, the tool refuses to start until you force it to. Another error you might see is the Error code 0x800704DD - 0x90016 which is rather easy to resolve. Here's how. Read More

How To Hide Firefox UI Elements & Settings From The Options And Add-on Manager

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Firefox has cleaned up its interface these past two years significantly. The UI is a very simple one with every setting and button tucked away inside menus though users do have the option to customize the buttons that appear on the toolbar. If you're looking for more control over which UI elements appear in Firefox and would like to hide certain items from the Add-on Manager, the Options manager, and the browser's UI, Hide Preferences is the add-on you need to do the trick. The add-on can hide items from the hamburger menu, remove certain settings and even entire tabs from the Options manager, and hide some elements from the Add-on manager as well. Read More

How To Hide Your Facebook Updates From Your Timeline Before Posting Them

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When you post an update on Facebook, it appears in your friends' News Feed as well as on your timeline. Anyone who follows you will see the update and anyone who visits your profile will see it as well, provided your privacy settings allow them to. If you're wondering what the difference between the News Feed and the Timeline is, the News Feed is everything you post. It's news about you that is delivered to your followers. The Timeline is a chronological set of important events in your life. This doesn't include all your posts but will normally include the ones your friends engage with the most and any major life events you add. Facebook has now rolled out a feature that lets you exempt an update from appearing in your Timeline before you post it. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Make A GIF From Photo Bursts And Live Photos On iOS

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Photo bursts and live photos are great if everyone you know owns a Mac and/or an iOS device but outside Apple's devices there are few tools that will let you view a live photo. Photo bursts are of little use outside of your phone and will at the most help you take the perfect selfie a little more easily. If you want to make better use of your photo bursts and live photos or just be able to share them, consider giving GIF Toaster a try. It's a free iOS app that can turn photo bursts and live photos into GIFs, You can choose the size and speed of the GIF and save it to your computer via iTunes or your WiFi network. Read More

View The Latest Medium Posts In The iOS Notification Center

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Medium is a publishing platform that just about anyone can publish on. There's no limit to what you can write about and if you can offer insight into a particular lifestyle, a specialized job area, or just an experience you had, your post will likely do well. Medium has its own dedicated app for iOS devices in the App Store and while the app is great, it lacks a widget that you can add to the Notification Center. Medget is a free and open source iOS app that is essentially the missing widget for the Medium App. It shows you the last four posts on Medium and lets you open them in Safari. Read More

How To Troubleshoot And Fix The Windows 10 Start Menu

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The Start Menu in Windows 10 is of the most problematic features of the OS. If it works well for you then you're lucky but there are hoards of users who have a dysfunctional Start Menu that fails to open, fails to launch apps, doesn't let you pin apps, gets stuck, and won't let you access the list of all installed apps, among other things. Those with a buggy Start Menu deal with a very essential feature on their desktop being useless. Users employ different hacks to fix the problem but no one hack has been able to track down and fix the problem for everyone and many fixes that work for some users often do not work for others. Microsoft knows there's a problem and has released a  tool called Windows 10 Troubleshooting Tool that aims to troubleshoot and fix problems with the Start Menu. Read More

How To Stream Audio From Your PC Or Mac To Chromecast

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Chromecast and Chromecast Audio are two different devices. The Chromecast is meant for video and audio streaming and aims to give users a 'smart' TV for the very cheap price of $30. The Chromecast Audio is meant to stream audio to speakers and give you 'smart' speakers without breaking the bank. Even though both devices are cheap, you might not want to buy them both and perhaps would like some way to use the Chromecast as just an audio streaming device. This is possible provided you aren't trying to hook the Chromecast up to a pair of speakers. What you can do, with the right third-party apps, is stream audio from your PC or Mac to the Chromecast. Here's how. Read More

How To Turn Off Live Video Notifications On Facebook

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Facebook live videos turned the social network into a platform for live streaming. It's a limited feature but people, brands, and companies all seem to be willing to give it a try. Anyone can stream a live video; Facebook pages and profiles alike. Every time a Page or a friend you follow on Facebook begins to stream live, you receive a notification so you can watch it. Facebook also gives you notifications for live streams it thinks you'll be interested in. The thing is that live videos aren't a refined feature and there's only so much you can get out of it that many people tire of watching them and that's when the notifications start to get annoying. The good news is, Facebook has a setting to turn these notifications Off. Here's where it is. Read More

Screenshot A Web Page And Add A macOS Window Frame To It [Chrome]

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Screenshots make it easier to explain a process or show-off an online product's feature. A good screenshot can actually get users interested in trying a product out or make an otherwise long tutorial seem easier to follow. There are plenty of screenshot tools available for every desktop platform in existence and even mobile platforms are spoiled for choice but the ability and tool to take a screenshot isn't always enough especially when aesthetics matter. Standardized Screenshot is a Chrome extension that takes screenshots of web pages. It won't scroll a web page and capture all of it but it will resize the browser window to 1366px, frame the screenshot in a macOS Window frame, and add a nice drop shadow all in one click. Read More

How To Publish Photos Directly From Adobe Lightroom To Instagram

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Instagram is more than just a place to show off clothes, food, jewelry, and selfies. The social network is an excellent place to showcase artwork. It's where you can find artists who work wth all sorts of mediums showing off their work and their works-in-progress. For photographers, Instagram is no different and in addition to using the platform to showcase their work, photographers make use of other photo editing tools as well such as Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a feature rich photo editing app that works great with other Adobe products and has a huge offering of Plugins to make it all the more useful. LR/Instagram is one such free Plug-in that might interest you if you're looking for an easy way to publish photos from Adobe Lightroom directly to Instagram. Read More

How To Enable A Download Save Prompt In Microsoft Edge On Windows 10

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Windows 10 really wants to make Microsoft Edge everyone's default browser and it's trying everything it can to make that happen regardless if users want it or not. The browser isn't bad but it's definitely a work-in-progress with several features, add-ons being the major one, yet to make an appearance on the stable Windows 10 builds. It also has it quirks one of which is that the browser doesn't ask you if you want to save or run a file when you click a 'Download' button. The download simply starts and you can only cancel or pause it. If you wanted to save a file to a different location i.e. not in the default downloads folder, then you will have to move it later once the file has downloaded. If you'd like Edge to prompt you before a download begins and ask whether to save a file, and where to save it, you can get it do so with a little change in the Windows registry. Read More

How To Disable Sticky Corners On Windows 10 Dual Monitor Setup

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Windows 10 has reasonably good support for a dual monitor setup. It's possibly the best support Windows has ever had for a dual monitor setup compared to the previous version. Windows also has a super neat feature called Snap that lets you quickly snap windows to either edge of your screen. Couple these two together and you have a problem; users on a dual monitor setup who try to move a window from one monitor to the other by dragging it along the top of the screen are stopped because the window snaps to the edge instead. The sticky corners along the top are meant to prevent users from unintentionally moving a window to the next screen but they are often a hindrance to users looking to do just that. The solution is to disable the sticky corners using a free and light weight app called Non Stick Mouse. Read More

How To Download A File You Skipped In A Torrent

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Torrenting is a much frowned upon and extremely popular way to share files. It can help files download faster, it lets you pause and resume a download, and it builds a community. A single torrent can download multiple files. Let's say you want to download multiple versions of the Firefox browser but don't want to be bothered looking for it in different software and app repositories, and then downloading the versions individually. You could probably find them all in one place and ready to download as torrent. Where a torrent lets you download multiple files in one go, it also lets you individually choose which of the files you want to download and skip the ones you don't want. If you have skipped a file in a torrent and later decided to download it, you might wonder just how to do that since there is no 'I changed my mind and want to download this file now' button to do the trick. Here's what to do. Read More