How To Convert Webpages Into PDFs In Seconds

I recently came across XKCD, which is a website with comics including concepts from advance science (including mathematics, physics, and computer science). There was one particular pbuy cheap priligyage with a comic strip which I wanted to share with my friends. I did not want to reveal where I had taken the strip from so I did not want to simply share the URL.

I recently came across XKCD, which is a website with comics including concepts from advance science (including mathematics, physics, and computer science). There was one particular p

age with a comic strip which I wanted to share with my friends. I did not want to reveal where I had taken the strip from so I did not want to simply share the URL. I tried saving the comic as an image but it was spread over multiple images. Therefore I had to save those images separately, then compile them into a single file and email my friends.

After going through that procedure I realized that the time taken to first separately copy images then paste them together could be saved if somehow I converted the whole webpage into an image-like format. Of course, doing this in regular image formats (JPG or PNG) might result in a very large image file. After doing a bit of searching I concluded the best format would be PDF which, while maintaining a small size, would not compromise the visual quality of the webpage.

I already have a ‘PDF Printer’ installed on my computer so all I had to do was print the webpage using it. But this method would not be viable if I was using somebody else’s computer which did not have this printer installed. So after doing a bit of searching I came across the perfect solution to my problem: PdfMyURL.

PdfMyURL is a simple-to-use free website that converts whatever URL you give it into a downloadable PDF file. All I had to do was open up the webpage, paste in the XKCD URL in the designated area, and click on the orange ‘P’ button to the right. My URL was almost instantly converted into a PDF and a download confirmation appeared which let me download my PDF file.

The site names our output file <”URL-we-enter”.pdf>. The resultant file size of course depends on the size of the webpage.

PdfMyURL is a wonderful way to get our webpages in PDF files which can then be emailed to friends or shown to people on our computers or cellphone offline.

Free Tools To Remotely Control Your Pc

There are many cases in which it is helpful to remotely connect to another person’s computer. For example if you work in computer tech support and are trying to resolve a customer’s computer issue over the phone, being able to see the customer’s monibuy propecia online no prescriptiontor would be very helpful. Troubleshooting is greatly facilitated by remote connections to a computer’s desktop.

There are many cases in which it is helpful to remotely connect to another person’s computer. For example if you work in computer tech support and are trying to resolve a customer’s computer issue over the phone, being able to see the customer’s moni

tor would be very helpful. Troubleshooting is greatly facilitated by remote connections to a computer’s desktop. Another case in which your remote connections can be helpful is when you are on vacation and want to check the status of your computer back home; in this scenario you can set up your computer at home with the connection and leave it on for the duration of your vacation; you can then access your computer from any part of the world using the internet.
Programs that enable users to remotely connect to other computers come in a wide variety, ranging from fancy paid ones to simple freeware programs. In today’s list which we have gathered, we cover 5 of the best freeware applications which let you remotely connect to a computer with ease and without spending a dime.

1. TweetMyPC


TweetMyPC is an amazingly innovative piece of freeware compatible with Windows operating systems. Once installed, you can associate the application with a Twitter account; the application will timely check for any Tweets on your account if any Tweet has some command in it, it will be executed on your PC. For example you can Tweet “Lock” to remotely lock your PC, or “Download ” to remotely download a file to your PC. There also is an option to associate TweetMyPC with a Gmail account. For security reasons, it would be best to create a new Twitter/Gmail account especially for this application.

2. LogMeInFree


LogMeInFree is a freeware program which lets you access a remote computer with your internet browser. Before downloading the application you setup a username and password (which will be used to access your computer) and then select the PC or Mac version to download. Remember that in order to use LogMeInFree (or any other remote connection software), your host PC should be always on with this application always running.

3. RemoteByMail


RemoteByMail is a free software for Windows that lets a user communicate with his/her computer via emails. RemoteByMail accepts and sends information to via email to email accounts specified by the user. The emails that work with this application need to be POP enabled (Gmail, for example). We can set the time after which our account is checked for new emails. The program has its own set of commands such as “DIR” for obtaining a directory and “ZEND” for sending a file after compressing it in a ZIP file.

Search And Play Youtube Videos Within Chrome

Are you a Google Chrome user? Are you a YouTube frequenter? If you answered yes to both those questions, then today’s post of ours will surely be of interest to you.

Are you a Google Chrome user? Are you a YouTube frequenter? If you answered yes to both those questions, then today’s post of ours will surely be of interest to you.
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ou need to view a video, you leave your current webpage, head on over to YouTube, search for the right video, and play it. Does that process seem a little lengthy to you? What if there is information on the current page which you want to keep visible while you watch the video you are searching for?

Those questions entered the mind of one Chrome extensions developer and he/she created what we know as YouSearch.

YouSearch is an amazingly innovative extension for the Google Chrome browser that seamlessly integrates YouTube with Chrome. Firstly, after installing the extension you will notice a new icon with the YS in Chrome’s address bar.

When this icon is clicked, a search box appears as shown in the image below:

With this search bar, we can search for YouTube videos without leaving our current webpage. This search bar is actually sort of a YouTube search engine. The results are shown neatly in the same window. I searched for one of my longtime favorite bands, Joy Division and such was the image of my results:

Our webpage is still open and the information on it can be easily viewed. To play a video, we simply click on a search result and it will start playing in the same drop down window:

One shortcoming that I observed was that when the open webpage was clicked or another window opened, the browsing data in the extension would be lost. So if a video is loading and you leave the Chrome window (open some other window) you will have to start over with the search.

If the developer succeeds to recognize this hole and remedies it, then this extension will surely be the best one facilitating Chrome YouTube users.

Top 6 Web Based Instant Messengers

Our friends do not always use the same email clients as ours. This means that often we find ourselves communicating via emails and not instant messages because our instant messengers do not support each other’s email account. Even if chatting is possible, many of our IM clients’ features are not usable when we are chatting with somebody of a different email type.

Our friends do not always use the same email clients as ours. This means that often we find ourselves communicating via emails and not instant messages because our instant messengers do not support each other’s email account. Even if chatting is possible, many of our IM clients’ features are not usable when we are chatting with somebody of a different email type. For example in Windows Live Messenger, we are able to chat with our Yahoo contacts but we cannot send them Winks.
One solution of course is to use the same instant messaging client. This however can become quite a problem since we cannot keep installing and uninstalling messaging clients. The best solution then becomes using web based instant messengers which allow easy, quick usage without the need of anything’s installation.

Read our list for seven of the top free web based instant messaging clients currently available. See which one is best for you and supports the emails you and your contacts use.

1. Instan-t


Instan-t is a great web based messenger that will let you cross-chat with people from other email services. The services it supports include Windows Live, AOL, GTalk, Yahoo, and ICQ. With Instan-t, users can share pictures and videos, add/block/delete contacts, rename contacts, hold video chats, and send files.

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WordPress Picks for the Week [01/24]

The New Category, Tag, And Page Templates Introduced In WordPress 2.9 WordPress included new templates for category, tag and pages. Learn how to use them.

WordPress Picks for the Week

The New Category, Tag, And Page Templates Introduced In WordPress 2.9

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How to use jQuery 1.4 by default on your WordPress blog

WordPress uses the old jQuery version. This recipe will show you how to easily replace your current jQuery version by the newest 1.4 version

Optimise Your WordPress Themes With Better Author Pages

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Google Maps Shortcode

Simple shortcode to add Google Maps to your posts

Replace full post by excerpts on homepage without editing your theme files

Not my preferred solution, but this is great for theme authors who want to allow their users to shift between excerpts and full posts on your homepage

Redirects To Another Page In WordPress Backend

Learn how to use wp_redirect() function in the WP-Admin area. I haven’t seen any implementations of these. But, here’s how you do it.

Custom Query Shortcode: Run a Loop inside Any Post/Page

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The Right Way to Remove WordPress Version Number

WordPress adds the version number in the HTML generated on your blog. Here’s how you get rid of it.

Add Tabs Preview in Chrome with TabsPreview

Browser tabs let us view many webpages in a single browser window. This can save us a lot of taskbar space and keep things tidy and organized. However the advantage soon turns into a disadvantage as the number of tabs increases to a larger number.

Browser tabs let us view many webpages in a single browser window. This can save us a lot of taskbar space and keep things tidy and organized. However the advantage soon turns into a disadvantage as the number of tabs increases to a larger number. While working with a lot of browser tabs, we usually end up spending a lot of time on finding the right tab. We try looking for the tab’s title or open every tab until we get our one. When the tabs can no longer be housed in the browser’s toolbar, they are made scrollable which even hides some tabs from us and makes finding our webpage even more difficult.

This tab nuisance, although bothersome, can now be gotten rid of on the Google Chrome internet browser with help from something called TabsPreview.

TabsPreview is an extension for Google Chrome that lets us view mini-versions of our tabs in a new window which can be accessed by clicking on the icon placed in Chrome’s address bar after the extension’s installation:

Suppose we have a few tabs open as shown in the image of the top part of Chrome below:

To obtain a better view of the tabs and what they contain, we click on the extension’s icon and this is what we will see:

We can click on the different view options on top of the window obtain different types of views:

The buttons in the bottom enable us to change the color theme of this window:

Although we can easily use the mouse to open our tab from here, we can also use the arrow buttons located on the bottom to browse through the tabs.

TabsPreview is a tiny but useful extension for Chrome which will be particularly helpful for any computer user who simultaneously works with a lot of websites.

Speed Up Your Browsing Experience in Chrome with FastestFox

Time has become more important today than in previous centuries. When compared with our ancestors, it can be seen that we get things done quicker and have more time left at the end of the day; ironically however time has become more important to us than it was to them. As technology has advanced, we have gotten used to getting more things done in as little time as possible.

Time has become more important today than in previous centuries. When compared with our ancestors, it can be seen that we get things done quicker and have more time left at the end of the day; ironically however time has become more important to us than it was to them. As technology has advanced, we have gotten used to getting more things done in as little time as possible. Put simply, time has become invaluable.

Developers of new items focus on how their product can help the user get more out of their time. Time-saving machines are now worked upon to be even more time-efficient. Considering the field of personal computers, we see that new software is constantly being made to speed up the functions our computer systems perform. These applications help things get done in a remarkably less time. Various organizational and calendar programs are proof of this.

Today we explore a similar time saving tool which comes in the form of an extension for the Google Chrome internet browser. The extension is called FastestFox.

FastestFox is an extension that speeds up our browsing experience on Chrome in a number of great ways. The extension was originally a plugin for the Mozilla Firefox browser; after its success it has now been ported to Chrome as well. Like with most Chrome extensions, once you install FastestFox you see its icon appear in the address bar. We can click on this icon to view the ways in which we can speed up and modify our Chrome browsing:

Amongst these options is the ability to ‘linkify’ text URLs; this means that if a link is present as simple text and is not-clickable, FastestFox makes it clickable and then redirects it to that URL. Moreover in pages like Google Search where there is a lot of usage of the NEXT button which takes us to the next page, the extension can load the new page at the bottom of the current page so we can scroll through all our search results. We can also highlight a word and search for it (in a popup bubble that appears) using the search engines we specify in the extension’s options:

FastestFox can wonderfully help you out in the little everyday tasks you perform while browsing; install it today and give yourself a better Chrome experience.

Google To Add Avast AntiVirus to Google Pack

You might have already come across websites which let users select multiple programs then download a single installer. This downloaded installer downloads and installs the programs without any glitches and without any future negative repercussions. This procedure is similar to but is more time efficient than the traditional method of downloading all applications individually.

You might have already come across websites which let users select multiple programs then download a single installer. This downloaded installer downloads and installs the programs without any glitches and without any future negative repercussions. This procedure is similar to but is more time efficient than the traditional method of downloading all applications individually.

Google has not been far behind in this field and has introduced its very own freeware programs’ package titled GOOGLE PACK.

Google Pack is a free installer for Windows operating systems; it offers the same function described above: users can check the software they want downloaded and installed in one go, then download a single installer for all their applications. The Pack includes only freeware programs. Currently this list of freeware is not as wide as one would desire it to be however it is constantly being expanded.

In the image below you can see the freeware programs one can choose in the English version of Google Pack:

We can select our programs before downloading the Pack’s installer. When the installer has set up and starts downloading our programs, we can choose to cancel our selected options and add new ones:

The antimalware solution provided in Google Pack is Spyware Doctor. However Spyware Doctor offers limited real time protection and that too with an outdated signature database. Google have started emending this and done the right thing by replacing Spyware Doctor in the non-English versions of Google Pack.

The replacement is the latest version for Avast Antivirus which is one of today’s best freeware antimalware solutions. The only problem is that Google makes no mention of including Avast in their English version of the Pack.

But even without the ability to install Avast through Google Pack, we English speaking computer users can download Avast from their own website and fill the gap that Google Pack leaves.

If you have freshly installed your operating system and are looking to download multiple freeware applications and install them, then look into Google Pack; it will save a lot of your time.

5 More Free Tools To Download Videos From Youtube and Other Sites

Video streaming websites today have countless entertaining clips on them. When not entertaining, their content is educational and aimed to help the viewer learn something. Often we find video clips which we consider worth sharing with other friends.

Video streaming websites today have countless entertaining clips on them. When not entertaining, their content is educational and aimed to help the viewer learn something. Often we find video clips which we consider worth sharing with other friends. Thanks to online social networking, this can be done by copying the URL of the video and sharing it directly on their Facebook, Twitter, or any other network they have an account on.

But that procedure is fit for your friends who use the internet. Even today there are a number of people not using computers, let alone the internet. Suppose you were streaming an entire movie online and want your grandmother to watch it as well. For that you will need a DVD of that video, which you can burn after you download the video from the website.

Numerous tools are available for downloading a video from a website. They come in different forms, as installable applications and even as websites. Read on to learn about five of the best video downloading tools which will help you easily obtain that video of interest, and share it with other people offline.

1. YouTubeDownloaderHD


YouTubeDownloaderHD is a free tool to download videos from YouTube and save it to your local computer. The videos can be converted to AVI video format or to MP4 to make it compatible with your MP4 player or cellphone. The great part about this YouTube downloader is its ability to download the HD videos; this option can be chosen for any video for which an HD version exists. Getting the video is made quite easy – all a user has to do is paste in the URL and click the START button. The program is merely 2MB in size and completely malware and adware free.

2. iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac


Mostly applications are made for the PC i.e. Windows operating systems, while Macs are overlooked. But if you are a Mac user looking for an installable program which can download YouTube videos, then iFunia is where your search ends. The program is a freeware and includes an impressive array of features. The user-friendly interface enables video downloading from YouTube in FLV format. Even the YouTube HD videos can be downloaded. A surplus feature is the ability to download from Google Videos.

3. Clipnabber


If you are on somebody else’s computer and do not have the privileges to install new software, then video downloading websites can help you out. Clipnabber is one of these sites. As the name appropriately suggests, the videos are ‘nabbed’ from their URLs. All one has to do is paste in the URL, and click on NAB. An option is presented to the user for him/her to decide whether to download the video in FLV or MP4 format. Choose your respect format to continue the download. A collection of the current most popular videos can also be viewed on the site’s homepage. These act as suggestions which you might find interesting. With Clipnabber you do not have to install anything neither do you have to register – simply paste the URL, choose your format, and get the job done.

4. Javimoya Video Downloader


Javimoya is an all-rounder website. Users can download the video by simply pasting in the URL and getting the download link, or install a Firefox extension to eliminate the need to revisit this site each time a download is required. Of course the extension is a far better idea and should be gotten if possible. Like Clipnabber, Javimoya also has a list of videos. But here they are classified into two categories: BEST VIDEOS and TOP VIDEOS. One category has the highest rated videos whilst the other has the most popular. Visit Javimoya to find out how it can ease your video downloading.

5. Moyea FLASH Downloader


If the video you are trying to download is in the form of a FLASH advertisement, or is part of a game, then there is a great chance it is in the SWF format (instead of the usual FLV format). SWF format is also used by games on various websites. Moyea offers a great program to download whatever SWF material is hosted on a site. This is a unique type of video downloader which is able to download FLASH videos as well as FLASH games! The operation is quite simple: paste in the URL, click on GO to obtain a list of all SWF things, preview them on the player to the left, select the ones you want downloaded, and click on DOWNLOAD SWF. Sized at less than 2MB, Moyea is a FLASH video downloader that offers a lot more than its competition.

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WordPress Picks for the Week

Preventing WordPress Plugins From Loading

Ronald gives you a simple hack to prevent plugins from loading, or more like selectively enabling plugins.

WordPress tip : How to change the dashboard footer text

This won’t be something that you will doing regularly. But, if you’re a developer, it would be perfect to brand the control panel of your client’s blog.

Core Plugins

Jeff gives you the possible future, developments and the possible issues with the proposed core plugins.

Include the Category ID via post_class

By default, the post_class template tag includes several class names except for the category ID. Here’s how you can add it.

How to Display an Author List with Avatars in WordPress Contributors Page

Lots of code out here that is ideal for multi-author blogs. Something similar is going on Techtites soon!

How To: Display Your WordPress Category List in Multiple Columns

As the post title states. This is ideal for displaying in your footer or in a separate page. Not a good idea if you’re putting it into your sidebar.

How To Include CSS and JavaScript Conditionally And Only When Needed By The Posts

Again a self explanatory post. This one is ideal for plugin authors whose plugins load CSS and/or JavaScript. e.g. a comments plugin should only load

How to load JavaScript like a WordPress master

Four ways to load JavaScript. Which one do you use. Am still stuck on Youngling!