Direct Messaging to Whatsapp?

If you want people to contact you directly via Whatsapp – meaning they’d click your number and directly open Whatsapp to send you a message, just add “http://wa.me/” before your number (don’t forget the area code).

Here’s an example:

wa.me/00971585636277

The unshortened link is:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=00971585636277

 

 

Manage audio and video in Chrome with one click?

With Chrome’s latest update, it’s now easier to control audio and video in your browser. Just click the icon in the top right corner of Chrome on the desktop, open the new media hub and manage what’s playing from there.

Chrome Media Controls

Take Control of Your Browsing Experience?

Do you want to add a download button to YouTube videos? or perform auto skip-intros when watching Netflix? or add IMDB ratings in your Netflix browser? Do you want to add or edit any website in the easiest way possible? Introducing User scripts…

User scripts put you in control of your browsing experience. Once installed, they automatically make the sites you visit better by adding features, making them easier to use, or taking out the annoying bits and ads. The user scripts are generally written by other users and posted to share with the world. They’re free to install and easy to use.

To use these scripts you need to first install a user script manager. Which user script manager you can use depends on which browser you use:

After you install Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey (which I personally use), you can google “user scripts” or just go directly to https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts to find scripts you wanna try.

Here is a sample script:

After you install Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey, try the script YouTube Downloader Script Installation from greasyfork:

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Click on install the green install script button and it will take you to the script page:

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Go to Options at the top right corner of your browser and check the “Close after installation” (this would just close the page after you are done for faster installations)

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Now, install the script by just clicking on the “Confirm Installation” button.

Boom! visit Youtube.com and start downloading…

Try other scripts and if you have any question just comment below.

Enjoy the Scripts!

Google Drive Tips?

  1. All PDF documents and scanned text images can be converted to editable format when you right click and “open with” Google Docs.
  2. Search for any word in documents and even in text images by searching for the word in the search bar.
  3. Shift+Z creates an instant shortcut for any folder or file so you can put it in two different locations at the same time; that way you don’t lose duplicate file space. PS: If you delete one, you delete both.
  4. Set an expiration date to any shared-by-email material by hovering over the region of the editing pen in the share options, a timer icon will appear with which you can set a date for the shared folder or shared file to expire.

Other VLC Player Tips and Tricks?

Capture your Desktop Screen with VLC?

  1. Under Media, click “Open Capture Device.”
  2. Click the “Capture Mode” dropdown and select “Desktop.”
  3. Modify the frame rate. 15 f/s will probably be good enough for desktop recording, though 30 f/s may be required for more fast-paced movement.
  4. Click the dropdown arrow next to “Play” and select “Convert.”
  5. In the “Profile” dropdown, choose MP4—either h.264 or h.265.
  6. At this step, you can click the tool icon to modify the settings of this profile. Here you can modify things like resolution or bitrate. We’ll use the default settings for now, but you can come back here later if you need to tweak the final product.
  7. In the Destination box, choose a location to place the finished file.
  8. Click Start.

Record Clips with VLC?

  1. Load up a video—it can be anything. Hit pause before it starts.
  2. Right-click on the video and click View. Then, click on Advanced Controls.
  3. Start playing your video, and press the red Record button in the player itself. When its background turns blue-ish, you’re recording.
  4. Press the red Record button again to stop recording
  5. Go find the clip you created. In modern versions of Windows, that’ll be in your “Videos” user folder.

Download Online Videos with VLC?

  1. Find a video on YouTube and copy the URL from your browser’s the address bar.
  2. In VLC, head to Media > Open Network Stream.
  3. Paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play. You might have to wait some time for the video to start. (If it’s not working, or not loading after a long while, you might want to try this fix to see if it helps.)
  4. Under Tools, click Codec Information.
  5. In the box that says Location, right-click the block of text and click Select All. Copy this text to your clipboard.
  6. Go back to your browser and paste the link in the address bar. This will open the source file directly on YouTube’s servers.
  7. Right-click the video as it plays and select Save Video As.

Convert Videos with VLC?

  1. Under Media, click “Convert/Save.”
  2. Add the file you want to convert in the File Selection section.
  3. Click “Convert/Save.”
  4. In the Settings section, pick the file type you’re converting to under the “Profile” drop-down. (We recommend an .MP4, h.264 or h.265.)
  5. Give the file a name and location under Destination.
  6. Click Start. If you want, you can watch the conversion’s progress (and get an estimated duration) within VLC itself.

Play and Record your Webcamon VLC?

  1. Under Media, click Open Capture Device.
  2. In the “Capture mode” drop down, DirectShow should be selected by default. If it isn’t, select it.
  3. For “Video device name” choose your webcam.
  4. For “Audio device name” choose your microphone—which might also be your webcam, if you aren’t using a separate one.
  5. Click “Advanced options.”
  6. If you want to use the software that came with your device to control input settings, choose “Device properties.”
  7. Otherwise, enter a value for “Video input frame rate.” 30 is a good rule of thumb for smooth video, though you can use less if you’re not concerned about quality.
  8. Click Okay.

ReSync Subtitles on VLC?

  1. Press Shift+H when an actor starts speaking a sentence you know you’ll recognize
  2. Press Shift+J when the associated subtitle pops up
  3. Press Shift+K to fix the delay.

Set Videos as Wallpapers?

  1. Open VLC
  2. Click on Tools > Preferences
  3. Click on the Video section at the top
  4. Under “Output,” select “Direct3D9 video output”
  5. Close and reopen VLC
  6. Load a video and start playing. Right-click on the video and select Video, then “Set as wallpaper”
  7. For best results, make sure your video’s size (or aspect ratio) matches your desktop’s.

Watch Videos in ASCII on VLC?

  1. Load a video in VLC
  2. Navigate to Tools > Preferences > Video
  3. In the “Output” dropdown menu, select “Color ASCII art video output”
  4. Bask in your nerdiness

Extract all frames from a video on VLC?

1. Create a folder to store your frames and copy the path to it.

2. Click Tools -> Preferences in VLC.

3. Under “show settings”, click “all”.

4. Under “Video”, select “Filters”. Tick “Scene video filter”.

5. Expand “Filters” and select “Scene filter”,

6. Paste the path from earlier into “directory path prefix”.

7. Decide what proportion of the frames you want to export. For example, if you want to export 1 in 12 frames, type “12” in the “recording ratio” box.

8. Click “save”.

9. Click Media -> Open Video and find your video. Patiently let the whole thing play.

10. Click Tools -> Preferences. Under “show settings”, click “all”. Under “video”, select “filters”. Uncheck “Scene video filter”. Click “save”. This is so that VLC won’t generate thumbnails the next time you play a video.

11. Open the folder you created earlier. The thumbnails should be there.

Reset NVRAM in MAC?

NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory), the updated Mac terminology for PRAM (Parameter RAM), is a small amount of memory that your Mac uses to store certain settings and never clear them out to access them quickly.

Settings that can be stored in NVRAM include sound volume, display resolution, startup-disk selection, time zone, and recent kernel panic information.

Method 1: Startup command

If you find that an NVRAM reset might resolve issues, there is more than one way to clean it up. The most common method is by holding down a few keys a second after powering on your Mac:

1. Power off your Mac first.

2. Press your Mac’s power button and then hold these four keys at the same time:

⌘ + option + P + R

3. Continue holding the keys until your Mac restarts for the second time. On older Macs the chime will sound upon restart. On newer Macs, the Apple logo will appear and then disappear.

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                      Command keyplusOption keyplusP keyplusR key

 

After pressing the power button, press and hold each of the above-mentioned keys all at once before the first “beep” at the start. When you hear the second “beep”; release the keys. 

Method 2: Terminal

Use the Terminal for the same procedure:

  1. Close all apps and open Terminal (Finder > Utilities > Terminal).
  2. write sudo nvram -c press Enter.
  3. Enter the Administrator password press Enter.
  4. write sudo shutdown -r now and press Enter.

The computer will now restart and that’s it!

A Restart Button to Restart Chrome Safely?

How To Restart Chrome or any Chromium-Based Browsers Without Losing Open Tabs

If you Copy-Paste chrome://restart in the browser’s address bar, it will instantly restart your browser without losing running tabs or windows.

But the fastest way to restart the browser with a single click is to use the internal command as well as the bookmark bar.

1. Right-click on the Bookmarks bar and select “Add page…” from the drop-down menu and select the Bookmarks Bar as the folder to save your button in.

2. After you select “Bookmarks Bar” in the menu, give any name for the bookmark and type chrome://restart in the URL field.

Click on the “Save” button to create the bookmark.

3. Now you just have to click the bookmark to restart your browser.

How To Restart Chrome From The Bookmark

Toggle Ctrl+Shift+o (on Windows and Linux) or ⌘ + Option + B (on Mac) to make the Bookmark bar visible; then find the currently-created bookmark by name, and then just drag and drop it into the Bookmark bar.

Speed Up Your MAC?

1. Find resource-hungry processes

Some apps are more power hungry than others and can slow your Mac to a crawl. To see which apps are eating up your system resources, use Activity Monitor. You can open it from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder, or use Spotlight to find it.

Activity Monitor details five different resources: CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network usage. If your Mac is running slowly, pay special attention to the CPU section. It shows how processes affect CPU (processor) activity. Click a column name, such as % CPU, to list all programs by the amount of CPU they’re using.

How to speed up Mac: activity monitor

If you see that some app is using a lot of CPU power, you can close it from here by choosing the app with the mouse and clicking the X in the left-hand corner of the Activity Monitor.

2. Manage your startup items

It goes without saying that a clean startup helps speed up slow Mac. When your Mac launches faster, it takes less time to do anything. No waiting for Safari, Chrome or Firefox to launch — they open instantly. How do you get such speed? Well, when your Mac boots up, it runs a lot of unnecessary apps. But it’s quite easy to take control of it. Go to your System Preferences > Users & Groups and then click on your username. Now click on Login Items and select a program you don’t immediately need when your Mac starts up, and click the “-” button below.

How to speed up Mac: remove startup items

3. Turn off visual effects

A great tip to help you when you wonder how to speed up your Mac is to turn off visual effects. Sure, they look pretty, but who cares if your Mac is running slowly? Turning off some of the features can greatly speed up iMac or MacBook.

Here’s how to speed up a Mac by turning off some visual effects:

  1. Click System Preferences > Dock.
  2. Untick the following boxes: Animate opening applications, Automatically hide and show the Dock.
  3. Click on Minimize windows using and change Genie effect to Scale effect.

How to speed up Mac: Turn off visual effects on Mac

4. Delete browser add-ons

It’s 2019 and today’s browsers got overly sophisticated. Chrome and other browsers often get overloaded with various add-ons and extensions we install on top of them. These tools do a useful job like checking our grammar but we pay for that with reduced browser speed. You can battle that by reducing the number of open tabs and by removing any browser extensions you don’t need.

Here is how to delete extra browser extensions in all 3 main browsers:

How to make faster your MacBook 2019

5. Reindex Spotlight

If you recently updated your OS, you would be aware of the slowness that occurs when Spotlight is indexing. This only takes a few hours and then your Mac will be fine. But sometimes the indexing gets stuck, and you need to speed up a Mac. To solve this problem, you need to reindex Spotlight by going to System Preferences > Spotlight and clicking on the “Privacy” tab.

How to speed up Mac: reindex spotlight

Now drag your hard drive from Finder into the Privacy List. Once added, remove it by clicking the “-” sign. The indexing will start again, but hopefully, after a few hours, it will finish properly and boost your Mac speed.

6. Reduce Desktop Clutter

Remember, every desktop icon takes up RAM space. Fewer icons — the faster your Mac gets. When your Desktop is clean, restart your computer. And the newly-introduced “Desktop Stacks” feature on macOS Mojave lets you put those icons in order. If you’re running macOS High Sierra or older macOS version, don’t worry. The mere deletion of desktop items will make your MacBook faster.

How to speed up MacBook PRO | Delete desktop items

7. Empty the caches

Cache files are temporary data used to speed up the processes. For example, a web browser will cache web pages to download a website faster when you revisit it. Sounds great, right? Actually, it is, but there is always “but.” Over time, these cache files take much storage on your Mac, and instead of speeding things up, they slow your computer down.

So how to speed up MacBook by emptying the caches? There are two ways: you can clean them up manually (step-by-step) or you can remove them in a second with a cleaning utility CleanMyMac X.

If you want to clear cache automatically, do the following:

  1. Launch CleanMyMac — download the app for free here
  2. Choose System Junk.
  3. Click Scan and then Clean.

That’s it!

However, if you decide to clean cache files manually, check out his guide on “How to Clear Cache on a Mac.”

8. Uninstall unused apps

Another proven way to speed up MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac is to uninstall the application you don’t need anymore. So how to remove unwanted apps on your Mac? You may be surprised to find out that simply dragging them to a Trash bin is not enough. It leaves gigabytes of junk behind. Dragging documents and movies to Trash works fine but apps should be uninstalled completely. Check out a step-by-step guide on “How to Install Apps on a Mac.” It describes the manual way and the easy way.

9. Clean up Mac’s hard drive

If you want the most bang for your buck, cleaning your hard drive is by far the best and easiest way to speed up MacBook or iMac. Go through your hard drive and clean out everything that is slowing it down. But what is slowing down my Mac? What to look for? Caches, logs, apps, widgets, hidden trash, large and old files.

How to make slow Mac faster Mojave

Of course, you can clean up your Mac manually. But finding and removing all these things takes time. And you have to know where to look. The good news is that there is an easy solution to the problem. CleanMyMac X, by MacPaw has everything you need to finish the 3-hour task of hard drive cleanup in under 5 minutes. Even more, it will clean up the junk you didn’t even know about and speed up Mac.

10. Update your Mac (OS and hardware)

Typically, Macs take care of themselves. Having the latest software from Apple makes speeding up your Mac simple. To check your version of the operating system, click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and then About This Mac. Make sure you have the latest macOS/OS X installed (or the latest you can install since not all Macs upgrade to macOS Mojave).

How to speed up Mac: update macOS and software

As for the hardware upgrade, as you’ve probably guessed, it is costly. But if your OS is the latest possible version and you’ve cleaned up the hard drive, and you still have troubles with speed, this could be your solution. Keep in mind that upgrading some hardware is not possible for certain Macs.

Upgrading to the latest OS and upgrading your hardware will typically solve a bunch of slowness issues.

11. Create a new user profile on your Mac

If you want to go even further than updating the macOS — simply create a new user profile on your Mac. Some settings in your current user profile may have been compromised or got cluttered with outdated system logs. You can scrap all these and start your profile afresh.

  • Click the Apple logo > System Preferences
  • Click Users & Groups
  • Press to Unlock changes
  • Add a new user with a “+”

Next up, you will have to import your crucial user data to your new account. Luckily, macOS has a special Shared Folder just for this purpose. It can be found by clicking Finder > Go > Computer > Macintosh HD > Users. Drop your documents to this folder and then log in to your new account. Well done! You’re starting a new life!

12. Free up RAM using Terminal

If you made it to this tip, you probably have enough skill to start using Mac’s Terminal app. It’s like using a magic wand — there are dozens of helpful combinations that you can use to command your Mac. One of them is used to free up RAM instantly.

You can apply this trick when your system is running out of available memory. In other words, when a particular app freezes up and desperately needs some fresh memory.

Open Terminal app via Launchpad
Paste in the following command:

sudo purge

> Hit Enter
You will be asked to enter your system password

Speed up MacBook quickly

If you’re not comfortable with using Terminal, there is a shortcut way to free up RAM that requires no hacking skills. You can download the app I’ve mentioned above, CleanMyMac X, preferably, the 2019 version.

How to speed up computer Mac 2019 | Free up RAM

13. Reset SMC & PRAM

Sometimes your Mac will act strange for no apparent reason — it sleeps or shuts down unexpectedly, the battery doesn’t charge properly, the keyboard backlight behaves incorrectly, and your Mac performs slowly. If these issues are not solved by restarting your computer, you’ll need to reset SMC (system management controller) and PRAM (parameter RAM).

Resetting the SMC

How to speed up MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook

First of all, you need to determine whether your Mac’s battery is removable. That’s because the process of resetting the SMC for computers that have a non-removable battery is quite different.

If the battery is non-removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Press Shift+Control+Option on your keyboard and press the power button at the same time. Hold the keys and a power button for 10 seconds.

  3. Release all keys.

  4. Press the power button to turn on your Mac.

If the battery is removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Remove the battery.

  3. Press the power button and hold it for 5 seconds.

  4. Press the power button again to turn on your computer.

How to speed up iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro

  1. Shut down your computer.

  2. Unplug a power cord and wait 15 seconds.

  3. Plug the power cord in.

  4. Wait 5 seconds and press the power button.

Resetting the PRAM

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Press the power button.

  3. Press the Command+Option+P+R keys at the same time.

  4. Hold the keys until your Mac restarts.

  5. Release the keys.

Resetting SMC and PRAM may seem to be difficult, but it can really help with Mac speedup.

14. Replace your HDD with SSD

You can breathe new life into your Mac by replacing its traditional hard drive with a solid-state drive. Adding an SSD will make your computer boot faster, copy files in the blink of an eye and make the system really fast when multitasking.

A word of caution: it’s recommended that you consult a professional before attempting any hardware upgrades yourself because the process is quite challenging. And don’t forget to make a complete backup of your data before replacing your HDD with SSD, so that you’ll be able to restore all important files if something goes wrong.

By today’s standards, a good SSD will have 240-256 GB of capacity. It is recommended to clean install the macOS on the new drive. When asked about the formatting system, choose APFS+ file system which works much faster.

15. Add more RAM

How to speed up my Mac? How to get it run faster? In fact, upgrading RAM is usually a great solution for improving your Mac’s performance. But first, check how much RAM you physically have on your Mac.

Click on the Apple logo > About this Mac…
Look out for Memory specs

The normal amount in 2019 is anything above 8 GB of RAM. An extra 8 GB RAM card will cost you around $30.

The more RAM your Mac has at its disposal, the more windows or tabs you can have open without slowing the system down. With more RAM, the operating system isn’t making calls to virtual memory which uses the hard drive and slows down the system considerably. Here’s a comprehensive guide on  “How to Upgrade Your Mac’s RAM.”

Tip:  One more hardware solution to speed up your MacBook, is to reapply MacBook’s thermal paste which has probably worn off over time. The tell-tale sign for this is your Mac overheating too often. The thermal paste transfers heat away from your Mac’s processor thus making it more efficient

16. Use CleanMyMac X

If you don’t feel like spending the next several hours trying to get your Mac in shape manually, there is a great solution. Download CleanMyMac X and let it do the job for you. It’s a powerful utility for speeding up Mac. It has a dedicated feature, called Speed that battles the slow macOS. It does some of the following:

  • Disables your Hung Apps
  • Disables Heavy Memory Consumers
  • Runs macOS Maintenance Scripts
  • Switches off extra Login items and more

Speed up MacBook PRO

Some users reported that the Speed feature is pretty impressive, especially on older Mac models.

Record your Screen with YouTube??!!

Did you know you can record your screen with YouTube without requiring any desktop software? All you need is a YouTube account and a web browser.

Step 1: Sign-in to YouTube with your Google Account, click the Upload button in the upper left corner and choose Events under Live Streaming. If you never done this before, YouTube make require you to verify your phone number to enable streaming.

Step 2: You are on the Create Event page. Give your screencast video a title, set the privacy of the video to either Unlisted or Private and click the “Go Live Now” button.

Step 3: This will open the Hangouts on Air page. You can click the camera icon to turn off webcam recording. Similarly you can toggle the microphone icon if you do not wish to record audio.

Step 4: Now click the Screenshare button in the left toolbox and select a desktop window that you wish to record for your screencast. Remember that if you using multiple virtual desktops, it will only show program windows that are active on the current desktop.

Step 5: Click the Start Screenshare button to share your screen and then click Start Broadcast to start recording the screen. This is a private session so nobody can watch your broadcast while it is being recorded. When you are done with the recording, click the Stop Broadcast button and switch to the YouTube website.

That’s it. Go your YouTube video dashboard (youtube.com/my_videos) and you’ll see the new screencast video that you’ve just finished recording. You can download the video to your Google Drive or share it withe world.

The videos are recorded in 720p HD and this it would be a good idea to resize your desktop window to the 16:9 ratio before hitting the broadcast button

Add an App to the Right Click Window? (WIN)

This is an offline trick but it is worth having an Application added to the Right Click menu of your Windows desktop:

  • Navigate to regedit.exe in the Start Menu—or hit Windows Key + R and type regedit.exe—and head to this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > DIRECTORY > BACKROUND > SHELL

  • Right-click shell and select New > Key.

Name the key the application you’d like to add to the context menu.

  • Now right-click the new key you just made and once again select New > Key.

Name the key “command” in all lowercase.

  • In the new command key folder you just made, double-click the (Default) key located on the right-hand side of the window. In the Value data section, put the path to the executable file for the application you’d like to add to the context menu and hit OK.

Boom!

Now, when you right-click the desktop, you’ll be able to run the application you added by selecting it with a simple click. Remember, you can Shift + Right-Click the executable file and select Copy as path to make it easier on you.

Create Appointments From Chrome?

To create events directly from Chrome, write ‘make an appointment for’ followed by time or date of appointment. Et Voila, there’s your create event link! Click Create Event. Google will automatically create and instantly add that event to your calendar.

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Change your MAC address on MAC?

A MAC address, or a Media Access Control address, is a unique identifier that is assigned to the network interface of a machine. On your Mac, this is the unique hardware identifier for the WiFi or Ethernet card inside it. Every device has a unique MAC address because if more than one device on the same network has the same MAC address, the network won’t be able to distinguish between the two devices, causing quite a lot of problems.

here is how to change MAC address on Mac:

  • Go to System Preferences -> Network
  • Click on “Advanced”
  • Switch over to the “Hardware” tab > You’ll be able to see the MAC Address of your Mac. Note this down somewhere, just in case you need to switch back to it.

To change the MAC address on your Mac, you’ll have to use the Terminal. The commands are simple, and you can just follow the steps given below:

  • Launch the Terminal, and type the following command:
    openssl rand -hex 6 | sed ‘s/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//’
    This will give you a new random hex number that you can use as a MAC address

  • Disconnect from your WiFi network, by holding down “option” and clicking on the WiFi icon in the menu bar, and clicking on “disconnect” under your WiFi name.

  • Now, type “sudo ifconfig en0 ether <generated mac address>“.

  • You will now have successfully changed your MAC address on Mac.

You can reconnect to your WiFi network, and check your MAC address again to verify that it has changed.

Retrieved Deleted Facebook Messages, Photos, Videos?

Step 1: First of all,You will have to Click here  (https://www.facebook.com/settings) to open Facebook General account Settings.

Step 2: Once you open your general settings, you will see Download a Copy of your Facebook Data, So click on it to.

Step 3: On the Next page you will see a Download Archive Button, Click on it and you will be prompt to enter your Password to Continue, This is a Security Step by Facebook.

Step 4: After entering your Facebook Password, Click on Submit, On the next screen you will be shown that the download link for your data will be sent to your email id which you used to create your facebook account.

Step 5: Wait for Few Minutes, check your mail. You will see a mail from facebook in your Inbox with Downloading link ready for you to download all your data.

10 other Search Engines?

10 Search Engines that are very useful for specific searches:

http://www.filestube.com/ Lets you search and download files from file sharing and uploading sites.

http://www.gosasa.com/ Can’t hack Craigslist? Not sure if you’re in the market for a bike or a boat? This meta-search engine finds free online classified ads of all kinds.

http://www.chizmax.com/ What are the words to “Sugar, Sugar?” This site lets you search for song lyrics and videos.

http://www.burrp.com/ Hungry? This user-generated urban lifestyle guide will help you find the best Thai place in town.

http://www.peoplefinders.com/ Remember when this was free on Yahoo? Well, free people search is back.

http://www.weshow.com/ A human-powered search engine for finding online video (Beta – seems to be down right now)

http://www.Gettalink.com/ A constantly growing catalog of 2.0 search tools on the Web.
(Seems to be down right now)

http://www.searchcrystal.com/home.html Horrified at long lists of search query results? This tool allows you to visualize search results. (Beta, but working)

http://www.Gnosh.org/ A meta-search tool that lets you search large media sites as well as social search engines.

http://www.Tafiti.com/ Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web.

Stop Google From Collecting Your Data?

If you are using CHROME as a browser, this Chrome extension tells the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send information to Google Analytics.

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt out Browser extension for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out, download and install the extension for your web browser. In order to function, the opt out extension must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt out extension. More information about managing your extensions for Chrome can be found at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/187443?hl=en_GB. By installing this extension, you agree to the Chrome Web Store Terms of Service at https://ssl.gstatic.com/chrome/webstore/intl/en/gallery_tos.html and the Google Analytics opt out Browser Add-on Terms of Service at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/intl/en_uk/eula_text.html.

Find MP3s in Google Search?

Copy paste this code in google search and put the song’s title or the band’s name in place of x in  the following:

intitle:index.of + mp3 + “x” -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls

e.g.

intitle:index.of + mp3 + “scorpions” -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls

YouTube URL Tricks?

  1.  Just Replace “youtube” with “listentoyoutube” in the URL and paste it in your address bar to download the audio of the video.
  2. Just Replace “youtube” with “ssyoutube” in the URL and paste it in your address bar  to download the video in any quality available.
  3. Just Replace “youtube” with “nsfwyoutube” and paste it in your address bar  to bypass age restriction.
  4. Just Replace “youtube” with “youtubeskip” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar and you won’t see ads.
  5. Just Replace “youtube” with “listenonrepeat” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar to repeat the video automatically.
  6. Just Replace “youtube” with “gifyoutube” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar to convert video into gif format.
  7. YouTube-mp3.org – Turn any YouTube video into an mp3 available for download.

Hide a Folder On Your Computer?

HideFolders is robust and powerful Windows application for hiding folders with private data. Hidden folders can not be accessed, viewed, searched or deleted. Other users will not be aware of their existence. There is no limits on number of folders to hide or on the file types, names, extensions or characters. Download the software and add the item folder you wanna hide. Don’t forget to put a password!

Social Monitor?

Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services.

Mention is a social media alert. You can monitor keywords, names, or tags that are related to you or to you competitor!

Google Alert is an email update of the latest relevant Google results (blogs, news, etc.) based on your searches. Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you’ll receive.

Karmalytics is a smart key alert for Reddit and Hacker News. Track keywords! See what people are saying about your business, or your competition, or any other!

Has Your “Gmail” Been Hacked?

Google has provided users with tools right within the Gmail inbox that can help keep your account secured. Here’s how it works:

Log into your Gmail account using a desktop browser. Scroll down to the bottom of your inbox and locate a link called “Details”. When you click on it, a pop-up window will appear, and it will show you a detailed list of the last ten times you – or anyone else –has accessed your account. It will also show you how and where it was viewed. You’ll know if the inbox was opened using an email app, browser, smartphone app and the IP address through which it was accessed.

“Autorun” a File From CD?

My friend just called me to ask me what software makes his slideshow play the moment the CD is in the PC! (autorun)… Well I thought I’d share this with you:

The most simple way to do it is to open notebook and type:

[autorun]
open=theslideshowfilename.exe

then save this text to a file named autorun.inf

Burn this autorun.inf to the root of the cd while the show file is also in the root path of the cd.

Easier than installing Nero or specific software applications to do that, don’t you think? Nassim?!

Maximize Your “Followers” On Twitter?

They would probably fix this bug in no time, so you better rush and do this! Go to your account from another account and keep pressing the “Follow” button! That is it! :)

If you don’t want to keep on pressing the button, open the JavaScript Console (Ctrl+Shift+J on Chrome) and insert the following:

setInterval(function(){ $(".user-actions-follow-button").click(); },10);

and press Enter!

TWITTER FIXED THIS MAJOR BUG!