Search For And Download Any Font With Just Its Name

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Typography is an important part of design and font choice is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to a design project. Regardless if you're image is meant to be printed as a poster, or used on a website, the font used will impact how an image is received. Fonts can make and break an image and it makes sense to invest some solid time looking for the perfect one. That said, sometimes you just find the perfect font used on a web page. You can easily look up what font is used using the web inspector but finding the font, more specifically, finding where you can download it, can be a problem. Get the Font is a simple web app that lets you search for a font and download it in your selected format. Read More

How To Create & Save Custom Cover Pages In MS Word

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MS Office comes with some very nice cover pages that you can use for official reports, dissertations, assignments etc. The covers provide placeholder elements that make up a cover page in different layouts. Some are picture heavy while others are minimal in design giving you a reasonable variety to choose from. That said, the covers meet generic needs and it's very obvious when you've used one.  If you'd like to create and use a custom cover page in MS office, here's how. Read More

Enable An On-Screen Grid To Arrange Windows More Easily

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Aero Snap is a very popular Windows feature that lets users easily arrange their windows on the screen. With Windows 8, the feature was improved on so that you could snap three windows the full vertical length of your screen. WindowGrid is a free Windows app that takes snapping windows to a whole new level. It adds a grid to your screen when you're rearranging a window and lets you snap the window into any arrangement with the aid of the grid. The grid is customizable so that you can use it effectively on both a small and large screen. Read More

New Features In Firefox 42 For Desktop And Android

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Firefox 42 is out for both desktop and Android. There is a long list of amazing features aimed at a better user experience as well as security improvements. Desktop users will now be able to view which tabs are playing sound and mute them from a UI indicator on the tab. It's easier to insert saved login credentials on a web page via the right-click context menu, and to view passwords from it. There is a new control center for security information regarding websites, and a tracking protection feature now available for private browsing sessions. Android users can now look up and edit passwords from the about:login page, speak search queries directly, and also turn on tracking protection for private browsing. Read More

How To Set WiFi Connection Order In Windows 10

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Most offices have more than one WiFi connection available. Multiple connections serve either as a backup in case one of them fails, or they are meant to distribute the load from many users across multiple connections. That said, Windows 10 doesn't consider which of the available WiFi connections has stronger range before connecting to one. Instead, it gives priority to connections based on which one was added first, and which one was added later. That is the default behavior and it can be problematic especially if you often have to manually change which WiFi connection your computer is connected. Here's how you can change the priority of a WiFi connection in Windows 10. Read More

How To Swap Values Between Cells, Rows, Or Columns In MS Excel

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When selecting text in MS Word, you might have accidentally clicked at the wrong time, or released the mouse button when you didn't intend to and ended up rearranging text. Swapping text, when done accidentally is annoying but a swap function is nevertheless very useful and if you think about an application like MS Excel, a swap function is a must have. With MS Excel, you have cells filled with data that you may need to swap between cells, or even between rows and columns. Fortunately MS Excel has a swap function that lets you swap date in cells easily. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Add A Custom Action Button To Quick Settings In Android 6.0

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The quick settings added to the Notification Panel in Android 5.0 were very popular but they came with no customization options. As of Android 6.0, an experimental customization option has been added that lets you add custom tiles to it as well as remove and rearrange the default ones. For the average user wanting to add a custom setting using the experimental option requires an app. Meet Custom Quick Settings, a free Android app that lets you add a custom quick settings option to the Notifications panel in Android 6.0. Since the app is a one-size fits all solution, and it is geared towards making the process of adding a custom setting as simple as possible, it is limited. The setting you add can launch an app, open a URL, and add toggles for data connection, the volume panel, and sync. Read More

How To Block Websites On iOS Devices & Keep Kids Safe

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iPads have become a popular learning tool over the many years. Where an iOS device can be a great learning tool for a child, it can also give them access to age-inappropriate content. There's also the fact that kids just learn to use technology faster than you would expect them to and there comes a point when you can't just limit them to use certain apps. At times like these, you might want to consider blocking access to a few websites that you deem inappropriate for kids. Here's how you can block a website on an iOS device. Read More

Find A Horror Movie To Match Your Mood

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Yesterday we reviewed a little service called ReelScary that let you look up how scary a movie was before you sat down to watch it. The rating provided by the site is unrelated to its IMDb rating and is based on how gory, disturbing, and full of suspense it is. KillerFlix is a somewhat similar web app that finds  movies (good or bad) based on the kind of movie you want to watch. KillFlix deals exclusively with sub-genres of horror; thriller, gory, violent, and my personal favorite slasher, among others. It features movie ratings and movie synopsis from Bloody Good Horror. Read More

How To Open An ePub File In iBooks On Your iPhone

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The transition from reading physical books to reading ebooks is a difficult one. Apart from the complete lack of book-smell, you wonder whether or not the device you have will make for a comfortable reading experience. A lot of tablets that are dedicated ebook readers exist but if you can't splurge on a dedicated device, you will probably have to make do with what you have on hand. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can use the iBooks app to read an ebook in the ePub format. Here's how. Read More

How To Create A Basic Two Option Poll On Twitter

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Twitter has introduced a new polling feature that lets users ask followers a question and choose from one of two answers. The poll remains active for 24 hours and updates live for both the person who tweets it, and the users who are responding to it. A tweeted poll can be pinned to your profile much like any other tweet and users can respond to the poll from the web or from mobile apps. Media cannot be added to a tweet that is a poll question which means you will have to tweet out the question and cannot, for example, use an image and ask for an opinion on it. Read More

Check How Scary A Movie Is & Add Your Own Rating

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Halloween is just a few days away and if you're too old to go trick or treating, watching a good scary movie is a great alternative. The thing with a good scary movie is that, like comedy, it needs to be done very well. Where comedies rely on the worst of cliches to come across as funny, too many horror movies use little more than jump scares to terrify the audience. A good scary movie, one that will truly disturb you and have you checking under your bed for monsters, is hard to find. Meet ReelScary; a community powered website that lets users rate movies on how scary they are. Read More

See How ISO, Aperture, And Shutter Speed Settings Affect An Image

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Smartphone cameras have become so good that they are often the entry device for many photography enthusiasts. With cameras becoming powerful, manufacturers are also allowing users to customize camera settings like ISO sensitivity, Aperture, and Shutter speed. If you're starting out with the basics of photography then you will experiment with these settings quite a bit. If you're having trouble understanding just what changes made to either one of these settings does when you're taking a photo, visit Exposure Tool. It's a very simple online tool that shows you the effect of these settings on a given image and lets you play with them. Read More

How To Use Google Translate As A Proxy Service

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Workplaces and schools tend to bar certain useful websites from being accessible because they can (and often do) lead to hours of procrastination. That said, sometimes you need to genuinely access a blocked website and not everyone has a go-to solution on hand that they can use to circumvent their network restrictions. At times like these, it's good to have a quick work-around that won't require you to download and install anything on your system (cause that too might be blocked). Your quick work-around comes in the form of Google Translate. Here's how you can use it to access a website blocked on your network. Read More

How To Exclude Apps From The Doze Feature In Android 6.0

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Android 6.0 comes with a brand new feature called Doze that preserves battery life. It turns On by itself and you can neither opt-in nor opt-out of it. If Android thinks your battery charge needs saving, it will step-in and take measures to preserve it. One of the things Doze does to preserve the battery is to stop background notifications. You will continue to get background notifications from Hangouts but most if not all apps will not make the cut. If you have a different app that you want to rely on for important messages, or just have a few you would like to exclude from the Doze feature, you will have to explicitly tell Android 6.0 to leave it alone when it turns Doze On. Here's how. Read More

Check Which Facebook Friends In The Oct 2015 Earthquake Are Safe

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Facebook is proactively helping users check if their friends are safe post the 7.5 earthquake that struck Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India today. If you have friends on Facebook who live in the affected area, you can check with Facebook to see if they've marked themselves safe. If you yourself are in the affected area, you can mark yourself safe. Visit this link to check into the Afghanistan Earthquake 2015 check-in point. Details after the jump are commentary. Please visit this link to let you family and friends know you are safe. Read More

Manage & Set A Default Volume For Vine Videos [Firefox]

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The Vine video player is beyond basic; there is no seek bar and the volume goes On or Off. Granted Vines are so short in length you aren't likely to need the usual controls that you get with a standard media player but smarter volume controls can't hurt. Vine Volume Fixer is a Firefox add-on that lets you set a default volume level for all Vine videos that play. Once the add-on is installed, all Vine videos play at 25% volume and you can customize this level from the add-ons settings. Read More

Recover Unsaved MS Word Documents With Version Control

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It isn't until you lose a very important document moments before a deadline that you truly get in the habit of compulsively saving documents. I'd be lying if I said I didn't sometimes accidentally try and save the tab I currently have open in my browser but I'd rather be safe than sorry. If you have however had the misfortune of your computer crashing, or accidentally hitting 'Don't save' when closing a document when you meant to save it, there's a way to recover it. It works even if you don't have file history enabled in Windows because the recover feature is in MS Word itself. Read More

Have Your Phone Call Out To You Every Hour So You Don’t Lose It

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We've all misplaced our phones at some point. They're super thin and as each millimeter of their thickness is shed with a new model, they get easier to lose. It's getting so you don't have to let the phone slip between the crack in the couch and cushions to lose it. You can instead lose it by accidentally shutting it in a book. We once reviewed an app called Marco Polo for the iPhone that allowed you to call out to your phone if you had lost it but the app had one downside; it taxed your battery. Butterfingerz is an app for both iOS and Android that calls out to you after every hour so that if you can't find your phone, you can follow the sound to it. Read More