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A Chrome Extension that makes New Tabs Pretty

Google Chrome has kind of wormed itself into being my de facto web browser, and as such I spend a lot of time with it. In other words, I see that blank, expressionless white new tab screen a lot. A… Continue Reading →

Check if Google Considers Your Website to be Mobile-Friendly with this Tool

Google has made it pretty clear that soon (April 21st, 2015 to be exact) they are going to be ranking sites a little differently when searching from mobile devices, in essence ranking mobile-friendly sites higher than non-mobile formatted sites in… Continue Reading →

Boston Dynamic’s Spot: A Robot that You can’t Kick Over

Boston Dynamics (whom I’ve highlighted before) is an engineering and robotics design company that is best known for the development of BigDog, a quadruped robot designed for the U.S. military with funding from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and… Continue Reading →

Pay on Google Play with PayPal – but not in South Africa

Halfway through this year the news broke of an unusual move that saw Google open up payments on its Google Play platform to Google Wallet direct competitor, PayPal. Which makes perfect sense when you remember that PayPal is a lot… Continue Reading →

How to Preview a Shortened Google URL (

Actually, there is a pretty nifty trick if you want to dereference (preview) a shortened link (that was created using the Google URL shortener) in order to make sure that it isn’t linking to something dodge like To… Continue Reading →

Google Chrome: Keyboard Shortcut to Duplicate a Tab

Here is a nifty little keyboard shortcut to duplicate a tab when using Google’s Chrome browser. Assuming that you are currently in the tab which you wish to clone, first press Alt+D to highlight the address bar, and the Alt+Enter… Continue Reading →

PHP: How to Shorten an URL using the Google URL Shortener API

The shortening of URLs has become quite popular as the advancement of mobile phones picked up speed, and for the most part the science of generating a short URL given a long URL is pretty elementary stuff. Today’s PHP function… Continue Reading →

How to Google It Cheatsheet

Spotted this awesome How to Google cheatsheet on 9gag earlier, and thought it worthwhile to save it over here. Seriously useful little image!

Google Calendar: SMS Reminder Notifications

Google Calendars is an extremely useful, versatile and powerful calendar application which is available almost anywhere where you can find some sort of data connection – and most importantly of all, it is completely FREE to use. One of the nifty features of this calendar app is it notification functionality, which basically allows you to receive reminder notifications for events in your calendar as they become current.

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