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Everyone knows the better you can concentrate, the more productive you are, but what if there's a dog barking cross the street keeping you from writing the next great novel? Or the neighbors above you keep odd hours and love to hear loud music? If so, White Noise can work wonders to help you concentrate on your work. This app for Chrome is exactly as it sounds - it creates soothing white noise, aimed to help your brain focus on a "better" type of noise, versus the one you can't do anything about.
While Gmail is a solid email service you can trust, it’s never a bad idea to backup the messages in your Gmail account in case any of them is accidentally deleted. Losing important emails to human error happens all the time. There are several options to backup Gmail too. You can use Backupify, a website that lets you store data in the cloud, standalone software, email desktop clients, or you can use one of the easiest options for backing up – using Hotmail (Uh, I mean Outlook) to backup Gmail, which is still possible despite True Switch going belly up earlier
Gone are the days of using software to convert a file. Online conversions are the new trend in file converting – turn a Word document into a PDF file, turn a Flac file into an MP3, whatever you can think of, and you can’t get more options than CloudConvert. This free-to-use converting site can convert a file in any given format into anything under the sun. The amazing number of file formats it can deal with (up to 133) ensures CloudConvert offers file conversions to fulfill any file conversion need. If you convert files quite often and are looking for
Keeping files and information synced across multiple services is a great way to back up important documents. Currently there is no easy way to sync Google Docs with Dropbox. You either have to pay for a service, or actively remember to upload your files. If Google Docs/Drive had an option to automatically sync files from your PC (passively), then achieving sync using the steps we’ve described below wouldn’t be a big deal, but unfortunately they don’t. However, there are simple ways to achieve 2-way sync between Google Docs and Dropbox. We talk about how to automatically move files from Dropbox
Microsoft introduced two types of accounts for Windows 8: Local and Microsoft. The latter lets you sync to the cloud, the former is your standard Windows user account. You can switch between the two as necessary, and this guide will show you how. Microsoft Accounts allow you to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer the Windows 8 users. Although, Local Accounts can be enough for most users, especially when you’re sharing a PC. You can switch back and forth between local and Microsoft Accounts as you need to. However, keep in mind that without a Microsoft Account, you
Ever since 150 thousand Gmail users had their entire archives accidentally deleted by Gmail in 2011, backing up email accounts has been something many people are interested in. There are two impressive standalone software solutions that can backup your email account to your PC or any other desired location. What’s even better, they’re both free. The first one is MailStore Home which can backup your email from almost any IMAP enabled email provider and then there’s Gmail Backup, which is dedicated to backing up Gmail accounts. Each of these software titles has everything you need to suit your backing up needs, and
I couldn’t help it. It was right in the middle of the campaign. I’d just recruited Thane Krios and had gained Garrus’s trust. My team was coming together. Apple sent me my new Macbook Air right in the middle of my fourth playthrough of Mass Effect 2. Switching over to a new machine and writing up initial impressions kept me too busy to keep playing video games. Mass Effect kept calling me, though. I had to finish the game. Too bad that it’s only available on Windows. That’s where Bootcamp comes in. When Apple made the switch from PowerPC to
They say the number one “danger” in the workplace is the computer. That may sound a bit melodramatic, but when you consider nearly $20 billion was claimed in worker-related injuries in the US last year, all blamed on injuries stemming from computer-use, villainizing the computer doesn’t sound so ridiculous anymore. And wrist pain, caused from repetitive use or just general muscle and nerve pain, can be one of the worst computer-related pains to endure, but ending up with shoddy wrists isn’t a lost cause just because you chose a day job that requires you to use a computer. If you incorporate
Most computer users that take advantage of what a proxy server has to offer, either configure it manually through their browser or use a software. With Windows 8.1, you can do it from the confines of the new PC settings app without the help of a third-party software. Proxy servers allow you to mask your actions online by acting as an intermediary between two connections. Let’s say you want to go to web site A. If you’re not using a proxy server, your computer simply connects to website A and away you go. If you opt to use a proxy
A cloud within a cloud is the essence of Backupify, a slick backup system that protects your Gmail account from the inevitable sabotage we all encounter – human error. While Google keeps your Gmail data safe in the cloud, it can’t protect your data if it’s deleted, whether it is malicious or accidental. Backupify is awesome for one very significant thing – it doesn’t recognize deletions. While Backupify has been quite popular with businesses for all kinds of data, personal users are beginning to see the benefits of this service for Gmail too. For anyone who wants to be triple
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