Tech Tips

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

GIF Animations

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 …

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 …

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 …

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The 10 Things you can do with the Documents App for iOS

Readdle’s Documents 5 is one of my favorite iOS apps. It is completely free, without any ads or in-app purchases, and app is universal meaning it is …

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How to Create Forms that allow File Uploads

Google Forms are probably the best service for creating online forms but they miss a few key features found in commercial web form builders. Google …

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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 …

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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 …

CSS

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. …

Typography

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Apple News

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Social Media

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 …

Vi

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 …

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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> …

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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 …

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