Tech Tips

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

How to Edit PDF Files without Adobe Acrobat

The PDF file format was originally created by Adobe in the early ’90s and it now the most popular format for exchanging all sorts of documents …

Adobe

Learning CSS with Cats and a Dinner Table

CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, are rules (or “styles”) that define how content should look on a web page. To give you an example, if your web …

Learning

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

Google

How to Set Expiration Dates for Shared Google Drive Files

When you share any file or folder in Google Drive with another user, the shared links will work forever unless you manually change the sharing …

Google

Add the Same File to Multiple Folders in Google Drive without Copying

Gmail works around the concept of tags (or labels) and any email message can belong to one or more tags. Google Drive has folders instead of tags and …

Google Drive

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

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 …

Personal Finance (India)

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 …

What’s the IP Address of my Router?

Whether you are looking to upgrade the firmware of your existing router or need to secure your Wireless network with an even stronger password, you …

How to Verify an Email Address?

How do you verify if a given email address is real or fake? The obvious solution is that you send a test mail to that email address and if your …

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

Use Google as a Proxy Server to Bypass Paywalls, Download Files

If you have trouble accessing a web page either because the website is blocked at your workplace, or because that page happens to be behind a …

Google

Twitter Guide: How To Do Everything With Twitter

The first tweet was published almost 8 years ago and Twitter has come a long way since then. There’s a whole ecosystem of apps and services available …

Web 2.0

Learning Vim for Beginners

Vim, or <i>Vi Improved</i>, is an extremely powerful text editor that lets you do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. You can replace text in a …

Text Editors

How to Record Screencast Videos on Android

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>Last week's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create a video of your Android phone or tablet's screen. …

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Google

How to Embed a Muted YouTube Video in your Website

It is easy to embed YouTube videos in your website. You grab the default IFRAME embed code, paste it anywhere inside your web page and you’re done. …

YouTube

A Price Tracker Made for Online Shopping in India

The festival season has kicked off in India and it is probably the best time to indulge yourself in online shopping. The biggest online retailers in …

How to Write a Twitter Bot in 5 Minutes

Twitter Bots can do interesting things. You can tweet questions like “how many calories are in diet coke” to @DearAssistant and the Twitter bot, like</i> …

How-To's

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

Find Who has Access to your Google Drive Files and Folders

The files and folders in your Google Drive are private by default until you decide to share them. You can share your documents with specific people …

Google

How to Extract Email Addresses from your Gmail Messages

Acme Widgets Inc. has been in business for over 10 years and they have exchanged emails with thousands of customers and suppliers. The email messages …

Email

Email Address Extractor - Google Sheets add-on

Extract email addresses and names from Gmail. It finds emails in the message body, subject, TO, CC, BCC, FROM and ReplyTo fields.

Email

Incredible Art Made Entirely In Google Drawings

Google Drawings is a simple Microsoft Paint like diagramming application that is commonly used for creating flowcharts and diagrams inside documents …

Google

How to Hide AdSense Ads on your Website

Google AdSense supports Responsive Ads which means that the size of AdSense ads on your website will automatically change based on the visitor’s …

AdSense

Can I Use This Image On My Website?

17 Jul 2012<p>The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also …

Download the Audio Pronunciation of Words from Google

Here’s a little tip that some educators and students may find useful. You can directly download the audio pronunciation files of English dictionary …

Music (India)

Create a Tree View of your Google Drive

If you have ever worked with DOS or Linux before, you’ll be familiar with the “tree” command that recursively lists all the files and folders in the …

Google

Make Stunning Video Presentations with Spark Video from Adobe

Adobe Voice has long been my favorite digital storytelling app for making video presentations and photo slideshows on iOS device. All you have to do …

Digital Storytelling