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

How to Monitor your Website’s Uptime with Google Docs

Do you have a website or a blog? Would you like to receive instant alerts as soon as your site goes down or becomes inaccessible to users? Would you …

Google

All the Wget Commands You Should Know

How do I download an entire website for offline viewing? How do I save all the MP3s from a website to a folder on my computer? How do I download …

Linux

How to Print a YouTube Video Storyboard

The other day I came across a web app that allowed users to print GIF animations as flipbooks. The site – gifprint.com – isn’t working anymore but …

YouTube

Expand the Range of your Wireless Network with any Old Router

The wireless range offered by your router will vary depending on which Wi-Fi standard it supports – is it 802.11g or 802.11n compatible? – and its …

Wi-Fi

10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know

Where can I get a list of ad that I’ve clicked on Google? What does Google know about the places I’ve visited recently? Where should I go if have …

Google

How to Make your Mobile Screenshots Look Awesome

It’s easy to capture screenshots on mobile devices but let’s do a quick recap. If you have an iPhone, press the Home & Sleep buttons and the …

Mobile Photography

An Improved Gmail Clipper from Evernote

Evernote, the quintessential note-taking software, has released a new web clipper add-on for Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers. While the web clipper …

Gmail

Create an Apple ID without using a Credit Card

Some apps, Google Earth for example, are available as free downloads in the iTunes Apps store but you need a UK or US based Apple ID to install them …

iTunes

How to Create an eBook from Wikipedia Articles

The Wikipedia website now includes tools to help you create formatted ebooks using content from one or more Wikipedia pages – here’s a sample ebook …

Wikipedia

How to Update Files in Google Drive without Changing the Link

John uploaded a PDF file in Google Drive and shared it with Peter. A week later, John updated the PDF file and uploaded the new version to Google …

Google

How to Write a Successful Blog

In 2004, I left the corporate world and started a tech & how-to blog called Digital Inspiration. I have been blogging for more than 10 years now and …

Blogging

Find LinkedIn Profiles with Google Search

LinkedIn, the largest network of professionals in the world, is also the favorite hunting ground for recruiters and staffing agencies. Whether you …

Google

Wikipedia Available as a Printed Book

The English edition of Wikipedia Encyclopedia contains around 5 million articles and if someone were to print the entire Wikipedia encyclopedia into …

Wikipedia

How to Schedule your Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet

Have you ever wanted to write an email message in Gmail now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would …

Gmail

How to Send Out of Office Replies in Twitter

Twitter, for many, has become a preferred medium of communication. Your email messages may never get read or, in the worst case, may get caught in …

Google Drive

Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress

You can install WordPress in 2 easy steps but it is recommended that you tweak some of the default settings to optimize the performance and also …

WordPress

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag

Wouldn’t it be nice if Twitter had an Export button? You search for a trending #hashtag, an old tweet or your brand name, and all the matching tweets …

Screencast

Get Reminders to Follow-up your Starred E-mails in Gmail

If an important email arrives in your Gmail mailbox and you are unable to respond right away, you “Star” that message. These Stars (or Flags in …

Gmail

How to Monetize Google Maps on your Website with AdSense Ads

You have been using Google AdSense ads to monetize the content of your website but did you know that you can also use the same AdSense program to …

Google Maps

How to Transcribe Video Files to Text with YouTube

A college professor is looking to transcribe some audio files as text and publish them online. He wrote – “We have some old lectures recorded on …

YouTube

Free Social Media Icons for your Website

Here are some of my favorite social media iconsets that are professionally designed, they are available as free downloads and can be used anywhere, …

Social Media

How to Remove Password from PDF Files with Google Chrome

The bank sends me monthly credit card statements as password-protected PDF files mostly because they contain personal information. I archive these …

Google Chrome

How to Let Others Upload Files to your Dropbox Account

A class teacher needs her students to submit homework at the end of the week. A company wants designers to send the mockups and design drafts for …

Upload

Can I Upgrade my Computer to Windows 10 for Free?

Windows 10, the latest version of Windows, will be released on 29th July. The new Windows OS has received rave reviews from people who are currently …

Microsoft Windows

The 20-20-20 Rule for Reducing Computer Eyestrain

If you spend a good part of your day using the computer, the 20-20-20 rule, that I recently learned recently from my doctor, might help reduce …

How to Enable Facial Recognition in your Google Photos

Google Photos, like Facebook or Apple Photos, has built-in facial recognition and the software can automatically organize your photos based on …

Google

How to Scrape Google Search Results inside a Google Sheet

This tutorial explains how you can easily scrape Google Search results and save the listings in a Google Spreadsheet. It can be useful for monitoring …

Google

Tips and Tricks for Google Chrome

Here’s a collection of 15 most useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome that will help you work faster and do more with your favorite web browser. …

Google Chrome

Embed Google Maps

The tool lets you easily and quickly embed Google Maps in your web pages and blogs. You may embed a basic Google Map or the 360° Street View panorama.

Google Maps