One area where modern browsers often fall short for the power user is tab management. When you’re done working through the keyboard shortcuts and limited preferences you can set regarding your tabs, it becomes obvious that you’re going to need to look to the developer community for extensions that expand this circumscribed functionality.
TabJuggler is an extension that will give you the power and flexibility you need to be a more productive web worker. Read more
In an age where an increasing portion of the population is transitioning from feature phones to smartphones (and other extremely mobile computers), it is always surprising for me to discover how few people I know actually employ encryption on their devices, particularly when it comes to Android users.
Since Android Gingerbread 2.3.4, users have been able to encrypt their device’s contents, and it’s a relatively painless process to set up. So, let’s dig in and learn how to properly secure our Android devices. Read more
For those of you still reeling from Google’s decision to axe its venerable Reader product, finding an RSS management replacement has been a top priority. Most of the digerati has seemed to settle on Feedly, and in the past few weeks, its developers have been continually innovating to ensure that its influx of new subscribers have all the bells and whistles they expect from a comprehensive RSS management solution.
If you are still finding your way around the product and would like to know a few easy ways of getting new RSS feeds into your account, check out these simple options. Read more
The specter of paying off massive student loan debt is a burden that weighs heavy on most of the Millennial generation. Trying to start a life, never mind a family, in today’s economic milieu with the additional burden of debt from a process that was, ostensibly, supposed to help you find gainful employment is a tough pill for many to swallow.
While technology cannot provide a panacea to address these grievous issues, it can make dealing with them a little more palatable. Read more
Sometimes, you need to quickly restart or shutdown your Mac, but if you have many applications open, or worse, if one of them is misbehaving and preventing the system from shutting down, you’re probably going to get very frustrated. What you might not know is that OS X has an incredibly handy (and often underutilized) application that helps you create automated workflows, and that can help you address this issue. Read more
If you’re a Gmail/Chrome power-user, you probably utilize this combo to handle a variety of personal/professional correspondence to stay productive and organized. Even though Gmail has a fantastic built-in search functionality to help you find what you’re looking for, it is still sometimes necessary to export your messages outside of the Google ecosystem, either to print them for some kind of official documentation, or to save them to PDF for storage purposes.
Instead of doing this manually, one by one, you can utilize this excellent Chrome extension to automate the process. Read more
The “Front Page of the Internet” (a.k.a., Reddit) is an excellent place to find interesting stories, heated debates, and to pass some free time. As you peruse the site, you may find yourself jumping back and forth between the various subreddits, so, in order to improve the quality of your experience, it may be useful if only novel links were shown each time you viewed a page.
The Interwebs love of Reddit has engendered just such a solution. Read more