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

Tips to Extend the Life of your Gadget’s Batteries

Your mobile phones, tablets and laptops have rechargable Lithim Ion batteries that lose capacity as they age but with good care, the batteries may …

Batteries

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag

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

Screencast

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 …

FFmpeg

A Google Search Operator That You May Not Know About!

Search operators in Google (see Google cheat sheet) help you refine and improve search results.

For instance, a query like “Taj Mahal AND Hotel” will …

Google

How to Scrape Google Search with Google Sheets

Learn how to scrape Google pages and extract search results and keyword ranking data using simple ImportXML functions inside Google Spreadsheets.

Google

How to Import Web Data into Google Docs

You have been using Google Docs to create basic documents and spreadsheets but did you know that Google’s cloud-based Office suite can do even …

Google Docs

Choose the Right Chart Type for your Data

Find the Right Chart for your Data Type

Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types …

Diagrams

The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

The Learn to Code movement has picked up momentum worldwide and that is actually a good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major …

Source Code

Remove Unused CSS to Reduce the Size of your Stylesheets

The CSS files of your website may have several redundant rules that are no longer used by any element on the web pages. For instance, you may have …

CSS

How to Connect an External Microphone to your iOS Device

With apps like Adobe Story, iMovie and ScreenChomp, it has become relatively easier for anyone to produce movies, slideshows, podcasts and other …

Microphones

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 Record Screencast Videos on Android

I uploaded my first Android screencast on YouTube today. The video walks you through the steps necessary to install an Android app from the Google …

Screencast

How to Fake your Location in Google Chrome

Sometimes websites may request access to your location so that they can serve more relevant information. For instance, if you are looking for a gas …

Location

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 …

Guide: How to Use Creative Commons Images from Flickr

Flickr is an excellent place to find images that are available under a Creative Commons License. You may embed these images on your own website as …

Flickr

How to Turn Google Docs into an RSS Reader

This tutorial shows how to use a spreadsheet in Google Docs as an RSS Feed reader. You can fetch RSS news feeds from different sources into one …

Google Docs

How to Password Protect a Google Form

When you create a form using Google Forms, the form is public by default meaning it can be filled out by anyone on the Internet as long as they know …

Google

Use the Reader Mode in Chrome for Android for a Better Reading Experience

Google Chrome for Android features a new Reader Mode that lets you read web pages on your mobile without the clutter. Previously you had to install …

Google Chrome

How to Use Bookmarklets in Chrome for Mobile

I like the Google Chrome browser on my Android and iOS devices for several reasons. The search suggestions that show up in the address bar …

Google Chrome

How to Create Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs

A mail merge program helps you send personalized email messages to multiple contacts in one go. The individual messages have the same content but …

Gmail

A More Efficient Embedding Method for YouTube Videos

When you embed any YouTube video on a website using standard IFRAME tags, you’ll be surprised to know how many extra pounds that video adds to your …

YouTube

10 Tips for Evernote Users

Evernote is the perfect tool to capture your ideas, to-dos, web page clippings, scanned images and everything else. It does take time to realize the …

Productivity

Create Khan Academy Style Video Tutorials with ScreenChomp

Salman Khan, founder of the very-popular Khan Academy, creates video lessons for students on a variety of topics including mathematics, biology, …

Teaching

Twitter Archiver - Save Tweets Forever

How to Create Chrome Apps - Video Tutorial

How to Collect Email Leads from Twitter in a Google Spreadsheet

Learn how to capture email addresses of Twitter users in a Google Spreadsheet with the help of Lead Generation Cards that are available to all …

Gmail

How to Auto-Forward Gmail Messages in Bulk

The mail forwarding option in Gmail lets you auto-forward incoming email messages to another address. You define a rule, or filter in Gmail, and new …

Gmail

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

How to Create YouTube Playlists without Logging In

How do you share a collection of YouTube videos in an email newsletter or on the social media. The best option is that you create a new YouTube …

YouTube