Tech Tips

By Amit Agarwal | Software tutorials, #tech, Google Apps and productivity tips curated by @labnol

How to Hide Files in your Google Drive in Plain Sight

The files in your Google Drive are either private (only visible to you) or they can be seen by specific people with whom you have chosen to …

Google Drive

How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

Screencasting is simple. You download a software program, hit the record button and a video of your computer screen is created, ready for uploading …

Google Drive

A Better Method for Embedding YouTube Videos on your Website

It is easy to embed a YouTube video but you’ll be surprised to know how much extra weight that embedded YouTube video can add to your web pages. The …

Web Development

How to Copy a Formula Down an Entire Column in Google Sheets

You are working inside a Google Spreadsheet where a formula needs to copied down to the last row of the sheet. There are several ways to solve this …

Data Science

Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime

Did you know that your Mac ships with a screencasting software that can be used for quickly recording movies of your computer screen? You can record …

OS X

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Twitter Bots - Make Smart Twitter Bots without Coding

What can Twitter bots do?<p>The bot can auto-reply to tweets, retweet and quote tweets, send DMs, add users to Twitter lists, follow users, and more. …

Social Media

Using WhatsApp as a Private Store for your Documents and Notes

WhatsApp is a perfect messaging app for staying in touch with friends and family. It is super-fast, works on nearly all phones (including desktop …

WhatsApp

How to Search Google Drive Like a Pro!

You have lots of files in your Google Drive and it can take some effort to find that elusive file you’ve been looking for. For instance, how do you …

Google

How to Write a Twitter Bot in 5 Minutes

Twitter Bots can do interesting things. For instance, a grammar bot can monitors tweets containing misspellings and tweet the correct spelling. You …

Social Media

The Easiest Way to Extract Email Addresses from your Gmail Account

Introducing Gmail Address Extractor, a web app that parses email messages in your Gmail mailbox, finds all the email addresses in them and stores the …

Google

How to Add the Facebook Messenger Chat Widget in your Website

Facebook Messenger, with more than a billion monthly users. enables brands to have real-time one-on-one conversations with their customers. …

Software Development

How to Return Apps Purchased from the Mac App Store

If you have accidentally purchased an app from the Mac App Store, or if the app isn’t functioning as expected, or if you are experiencing technical …

Apps

Know What Facebook Can See Inside Your Photographs

When you upload any photograph to your Facebook account, they look at the actual content of the photograph and try to determine what objects and …

Machine Perception

See the Email Sender’s Company and Logo in your Gmail Inbox

The default layout of your Gmail inbox has the sender’s name listed in the left most column followed by the subject and the date of the message. The …

Google

The Best Tools for Creating Crossword Puzzles

A lot of us are crossword enthusiasts – a fact easily demonstrated by the inclusion of these puzzles in almost every newspaper across the globe. …

Crossword Puzzles

The Best Twitter Search Tricks

The Twitter Archiver and Twitter Bots app fire each time a new tweet is found that match your search query. You can write simple search queries (like</i> …

Barack Obama

Geotag your Tweets with any Random Location

On Twitter, if you do not wish to reveal your geographic location in your tweets, you can either completely disable the location feature from Twitter …

GeoTagging

How to Secure Your Wireless (Wi-Fi) Home Network

Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi) has made it so easy for anyone to use Internet on your computer, mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices …

Wi-Fi

An Undocumented Gmail Trick – Search Emails by Date and Time

Gmail supports a plethora of search operators to help you instantly find that elusive email message buried in your mailbox. You have size search – …

Google

How to Generate a Report of Bounced Email Addresses in Gmail

Some of the email messages you have sent through Gmail might not get delivered at all. There could be a problem with the recipient’s email address, …

Google

How to Embed a YouTube Video with Sound Muted

It is easy to embed YouTube videos in your website. You just have to copy the IFRAME embed code and paste it anywhere on your web page. YouTube does …

Web Development

How to Capture Screenshots in Google Chrome without using Extensions

There are umpteen ways to capture screenshots of web pages in your Google Chrome browser. You can use the good-old Print Screen key (or Cmd+Shift+4 …

Google

How to Embed Images from Google Photos into your Website

Google Photos is the best service for backing up your digital photos to the cloud. They have no storage restrictions, your can upload images as well …

Google

Make a Bookmark to Quickly Restart Google Chrome

Google Chrome, most would agree, is a memory hog. Open a few website tabs in Chrome and your system slows down to a crawl. The most recommended …

Google

How to Make YouTube Playlists with a Google Spreadsheet

A couple of YouTube videos, some simple Google formulas and a Google Spreadsheet – that’s all you need to quickly create a YouTube playlist. It will …

New Media

Useful FFmpeg Commands

FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and versatile command line tool for converting audio and video files. It is free and available for Windows, Mac and …

Videography

Build a Wireless Home Network without a Router

Let’s say you have one internet connection at home that you want to share across all your desktop and laptop computers, your Wi-Fi enabled mobile …

Wi-Fi

Install Apps That Aren’t Available in your Country’s iTunes Store

There are quite a few good apps in the iTunes Apps store that aren’t available to international users. For instance, if you are located outside the …

iOS