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Proofread Your Writing, Posts and Articles with the Free Tool – Slick Write

Proofread Your Writing, Posts and Articles with the Free Tool – Slick Write

May 18, 2013 at 03:36PM Almost every other person on the internet will have posted an article online, either in their personal blogs or professional websites, even in Facebook and Tumblr! Some of you will often face the fact that the writing isn’t the best, often ending up using long and wordy sentences to describe somethings. I face this a lot of times and if we could somehow proofread our writings on our own. Current word processors like Microsoft Office Word, Apple iWork, etc are good, but not the ideal requirement. There are great tools, like Grammarly, that does the job but expensive. Slick Write fits the bill with neat tools for proofreading and statistics and it is totally free!
SlickWrite is a web tool to proof read any text. It automatically checks for any grammar errors, excessive usage of adverb or passive voice and more. It also provides statistical analysis of the text on various factors such as …

Find The Right Fonts For Your Projects & Test Them Online With FontPro

Find The Right Fonts For Your Projects & Test Them Online With FontPro

May 17, 2013 at 08:00PM Web designers have a lot riding on their shoulders whenever they set out to design a new app or service; everything from the layout and the flow of the content to its color scheme has to be carefully considered and crafted. One very important aspect of design is the choice of font that’s used. It might sound somewhat trivial, but fonts come in a huge variety and they certainly aren’t a one-size fits all deal. FontPro is an excellent service that helps you choose the right font for any project. It’s free for now, but might not stay that way. The service allows you to search fonts by specifying different parameters such as the weight, slant, and width of the letters. The search can further be classified into serif, sans serif, slab serif, monospaced, script, handwriting, black letter, and decorative. Let’s take a more detailed look at it after the jump.You can preview what each font look…

How to Backup your Whatsapp Conversation on Computer from Your Android Smartphones

How to Backup your Whatsapp Conversation on Computer from Your Android Smartphones

May 17, 2013 at 05:26AM Whatsapp, the most used messaging app among all Smart phone users. If we say “Smartphone” is the soul for today’s techie generations, “Whatsapp” is the connection for that soul. It’s the 2nd thing after Facebook, which connected the friends/world with each other very effectively.But sometimes it becomes too tedious to manage low memory due to long and healthy conversations between you and your fellas. So, if you don’t want to keep pressing “load more” to re-read the previous conversations every single time, or if you don’t want to kill the whole message due to low memory, here is the way you can backup your whole Whatsapp logs to your computer from your smart phones.What you need?Smartphone with rooted Android OS.File manager with Root Support (Ghost Commander Tool).Active Python on your computer.Lastly, the Whatsapp Xtract tool.The Procedure1. On your Smartphone Open Ghost Com…

How To Upload EPUBs & PDFs To Google Play Books And Read On Web, iOS & Android

How To Upload EPUBs & PDFs To Google Play Books And Read On Web, iOS & Android

May 17, 2013 at 12:55AM Google announced and discussed updates to almost all of their major services yesterday at what is being regarded as one of the biggest Google I/O event yet. Many of you must already be aware of the feature additions in Search, Maps, Play Services etc. by now, but you may have missed one very useful feature update to Play Books in all the chaos that is the technology blogosphere on the day of a new keynote. Play Books has never offered the best eBook reading experience on mobile devices, but the latest version has a couple of new features that give it a serious edge over competing products from Apple and Amazon. This includes the ability to upload your own eBooks in epub or PDF format to your Play Books account, and – and this is going to be the real killer – keep your reading progress across all your devices in sync!
The ability to upload your own eBooks to the service has…

MP3 Cover Finder Is A Complete Music Album Art Search Tool For Windows

MP3 Cover Finder Is A Complete Music Album Art Search Tool For Windows

May 16, 2013 at 08:00PM Having album cover art for your music library has many advantages. Besides the obvious aesthetic appeal, album covers that show up as thumbnail icons make is easier to find the right songs at the right time. If you are looking for a desktop application that lets you find free album covers of your favorite songs online, try Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder. The application can instantly search and add covers to your songs from sources like Amazon, Google and iTunes. Speaking of iTunes, it also allows you to browse your iTunes library and insert missing covers with just a single click. The application sports a really gorgeous, minimal interface. Details to follow.Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder is in Beta, meaning the developers might still have to iron out some bugs before releasing the final version. You will need to activate the app via the beta code that you can get for free at the developer’s page. …

Bundle Multiple JPEG Images As A PDF Album With JPGasPDF

Bundle Multiple JPEG Images As A PDF Album With JPGasPDF

May 15, 2013 at 09:00PM If there’s one problem with picture albums, they are comprised of multiple files and between transferring them or editing their copies, one can end up missing out on a few. While there is still no standard or universal format for photo albums, PDF files support image content and can be perfect for the purpose, since most of us have access to PDF viewers on our computers and mobile devices. Though not many of us would want to use a PDF editor just for this purpose. Fret not – compiling your JPG/JPEG images into PDF albums is now as easy as it gets, thanks to the quick and nimble JPGasPNG. Although I would’ve liked to see a couple more options included, such as support for other popular image formats such as PNG (after automatic conversion to JPG to keep the file size in check), the software is quite flawless in its execution, and leaves little to gripe about. Not convinced? Take a closer look after the j…

Extract JPEGs from almost any file with deJPEG

Extract JPEGs from almost any file with deJPEG

May 16, 2013 at 08:32PM If you’re viewing a PDF and find an image you’d like to reuse, then extracting it is usually easy enough: just right-click the picture, select Copy, and it’ll be sent to the clipboard, ready for pasting wherever you need.This approach isn’t exactly convenient if you want to extract a large number of images, though. And it may not work with some PDF files, or other file and document types. In situations like these, what you really need is a more automated approach, a program which can extract the JPEGs from almost anything – and that’s exactly what deJPEG claims to do.The program is compact, portable and extremely straightforward. Just point it at your document, click “Analyze”, and the program will scan through every byte of the source file, looking for JPEG-like structures, and saving anything it finds as separate files.The best part of this approach is that it’s not relying on any knowledge of file formats. DeJ…

Get A Tiled, Option-Stacked & Customizable Start Menu In Windows 8

Get A Tiled, Option-Stacked & Customizable Start Menu In Windows 8

May 15, 2013 at 09:30PM Whether you like it or not, the new Start Screen in Windows 8 is here to stay. But if you’re having a hard time getting used to it and prefer to get things done the old way such as accessing applications, shortcuts and files, you just need to install a Start Menu replacement app. We’ve already covered a handful of Start Menu apps and Start Screen modifiers for our readers, including the likes of Pokki, Classic Shell and Start8. Today, we’re bringing to you yet another similar application called Start Menu Reviver. It’s a great option for those avid Start Menu users who think that the Start Screen simply slows them down. It offers almost all the features of Start Screen and lets you access your programs and favorite websites right from the desktop.So what makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd? That would be its elegant interface and a horde of features, I’d say. The first and foremo…

Set Any Tweet To Auto-Delete After Set Time With Efemr For Twitter

Set Any Tweet To Auto-Delete After Set Time With Efemr For Twitter

May 15, 2013 at 09:00PM Self destructing messages and notes à la Mission:Impossible franchise have been around on the internet for a while now, and services like SnapChat and Facebook poke have been offering such option in several forms. Though ever wished you could send a tweet that could self-destruct after a set time, without you having to remember to manually delete it later? It is a new concept in its entirety recently introduced by Efemr. If you’re thinking why would anyone want to destroy their own tweets, there can be many use case scenarios, one of which is a limited-time sales promotion. Whatever it may be, Efemr has a lot of potential in letting you post self-destructing tweets that are automatically deleted after a specified time.Here’s how Efemr actually works. You simply write your tweets as you generally would on the Twitter website or app, followed by adding a time Hashtag representing its auto deleti…

Live from Google I/O: Mo’ screens, mo’ goodness

Live from Google I/O: Mo’ screens, mo’ goodness

May 16, 2013 at 12:18AM This morning, we kicked off the 6th annual Google I/O developer conference with over 6,000 developers at Moscone Center in San Francisco, 460 I/O Extended sites in 90 countries, and millions of you around the world who tuned in via our livestream. Over the next three days, we’ll be hosting technical sessions, hands-on code labs, and demonstrations of Google's products and partners' technology.

We believe computing is going through one of the most exciting moments in its history: people are increasingly adopting phones, tablets and newer type of devices. And this spread of technology has the potential to make a positive impact in the lives of people around the world—whether it's simply helping you in your daily commute, or connecting you to information that was previously inaccessible.

This is why we focus so much on our two open platforms: Android and Chrome. They enable developers to innovate and r…

What Is Cydia Substrate For Android & How To Install Winterboard On It

What Is Cydia Substrate For Android & How To Install Winterboard On It

May 15, 2013 at 06:30PM The Cydia store has always been there for the rescue of many iOS users when their Android-wielding friends start mocking the iPhone for its lack of customization options. Admittedly, even a host of tweaks and themes cannot match the level of modification a custom ROM or root-level tweaks and mods for Android can offer, but having a collection of such root-level tweaks that can be applied to the device without having to flash files from recovery does have its advantages. So, some might find it bit absurd that Saurik has released Cydia Substrate and Winterboard in the Google Play Store, it can potentially take Android customization to a whole new level! In what follows, we’ll take a more detailed look at Cydia Substrate, and show you how to install it on your Android device, and get Winterboard (or any other extensions, as they become available) up and running afterwards.Cydia? Substrate…

Productivity Tip: When and how to use paper vs software

Productivity Tip: When and how to use paper vs software

May 15, 2013 at 07:45AM One of the problems with giving people advice is that certain topics are so... personal. Our previous experiences, current technology and outside pressures inevitably corral us into a particular line of thinking or acting. So it is with the debate over paper vs. software solutions. Personally, I've found a mix of both to be handy. A quick poll of the TUAW crew indicates a similar divide: Some of us use paper almost to the exclusion of software, whereas some of us went digital once we found enough apps to deliver us from dead trees. Most of us use a blend of both, however. In this week's productivity tip, I want to discuss when you might want to use paper or an app, and some specific apps and resources for both.Paper (and whiteboards, etc.)The thing about paper is that you have to write on it. That seems simplistic, but for some that's actually a big deal. I happen to learn by doing something,…