Dropproxy Hides Your Dropbox Username from Public Files

Dropproxy Hides Your Dropbox Username from Public Files

 

Sharing links from Dropbox is great, but when you do so you’re always throwing your username out there to the public. If that bothers you, Dropproxy is a webapp that hides your Dropbox username and creates a proxy address for sharing with the public.

Dropproxy is simple, just enter in the URL of the Dropbox file you want to share, and Dropproxy shields your username so the person you’re sharing it with can’t access any other public files. You can also share your whole public folder and hide your username as well. Of course, you’re handing over your Dropbox username to Dropproxy, but it doesn’t need a password. If you don’t want to make your Dropbox username public when you share files, this is a simple way to do so.

 

source:lifehacker

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Google makes it new search design without sidebar

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With respect to variety of devices and screen sizes people use today , Google providing advance search tools and design without the sidebars.Google has effectively provided advance search option on the sidebar which is located at the leftside of search result.Now it has been moved to top of the search result.

If the user wants the same option as before, Google provided the search tools on the results page. A click on the search tools will provide the result as before…

Here is the quick announcement from Google inc
“You’ll notice a new simpler, cleaner design on the search results page — we’ve been working on ways to create a consistent search experience across the wide variety of devices and screen sizes people use today. We started with tablets last year, got it to mobile phones a few weeks ago, and are now rolling out to the desktop.

With the new design, there’s a bit more breathing room, and more focus on the answers you’re looking for, whether from web results or from a feature like the Knowledge Graph:

The same advanced tools you’re used to are still there when you need them. Just click on “Search tools” to filter or drill down on your results:

It’s going out to Google.com users in the U.S. to start, and we want to get it to users in other languages and regions as soon as we can. We hope you enjoy this design refresh — let us know what you think on our Google+ page.”

image source: techcrunch

Replace Hated Words and Acronyms in Chrome with In My Words

chrome extensions - Replace Hated Words and Acronyms in Chrome with In My Words

 

Do acronyms such as YOLO, LOL, and OMG drive you crazy? Perhaps you’d rather not see a particular slur in your internet browsing? If you’re a Chrome user the extension In My Words has you covered; it will replace any word or acronym you hate with your preferred word when using Chrome.

Of course there are probably a lot of interesting alternative uses for this extension, especially during this political campaign season. I think I’ll go replace all the candidate last names with names of the dwarves in The Hobbit.

 

In My Words | Chrome Web Store via MakeUseOf

source: lifehacker

Firefox introduces preliminary support for Social API, brings your networks into the browser

Firefox introduces preliminary support for Social API, brings your networks into the browser

 

While you might use Firefox to access your social media of choice already, preliminary support for a new API has been introduced that could integrate key features into the browser itself. The aptly namedSocial API, will allow developers to embed services into the browser directly, letting you interact with friends and stay updated without having to open new windows, or keep hopping into different tabs. There’s no solid info just yet on how this will manifest itself, or how issues such as security and privacy might be addressed, but with testing beginning soon, we’re expecting the curtain to lift on the finer details soon. Interested developers can head to the source, for the other billion, you’ll just have to wait.

 

source:Mozilla Blog

Instantly Select Text with Similar Formatting in Google Docs

google docs - Instantly Select Text with Similar Formatting in Google Docs

 

If you’ve ever finished writing something only to realize formatted the entire thing wrong, you know it’s usually a pain to correct. However, Google Docs now has a “Select all matching text” option to quickly change the formatting of you entire document on the fly.

This is likely most handy for students who swap between different types of formatting guidelines all the time, but since it works with all types of text it’ll be useful even if you just want to quickly change your headlines or bolding style. All you need to do is select a block of formatted text (underlined, italicized, headers, etc), right-click, and choose “Select all matching text.” You can then change the formatting of all your similar text at once.

 

Table improvements and easier formatting in documents | Google Drive Blog

 

source:lifehacker