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Add Symbols To Your Twitter Tweets With Twitter Symbols

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Couple of months ago, I mentioned about FbSym, a web app that allows you to add symbols to your Facebook status updates. A similar tool for Twitter is here, it is called Twitter Symbols. It is a web app that lets you enter symbols and characters by tweeting from it. It makes your tweet more fun and interesting. To use it, you'll have to connect the website to your Twitter account. Once connected, enter your tweet, add symbol/s by choosing any of the available symbols below the tweet box. Lastly, click send to post the tweet.

Add Symbols To Your Twitter Tweets With Twitter Symbols

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MailTriage For MS Outlook 2010: Groups Emails Into Conversations

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One notable feature of GMail is the conversation threading which group emails into conversations for easier reading. If you want to port similar feature to your Outlook 2010 then you just have to install MailTriage add-in. It is a free Outlook 2010 Add-In that groups emails into conversation and display them in a separate window pane. This is very useful for users who get hundreds of emails everyday. Once installed and launched for the first time, it categorizes all the emails from selected account into easily manageable conversation groups. The add-in will add two panes at the bottom of the window. Conversations groups are displayed in left side of the pane whereas the right-side shows the content of the selected conversation.

MailTriage For MS Outlook 2010: Groups Emails Into Conversations

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Social Networking Chat In One Application With QISS

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Social networking sites, for some is already a necessity that they can't live without. Many application for mobile devices were released to access these social networking sites while they are on the move. For Android devices, one notable app that you should have if you don't want to use more than one app for each social networking account is QISS. It is a unified IM client to cater all your social networking chats. You can post photos, news, links on one of your favorite social networks, on several networks or on all networks at once. To hold multiple user accounts together from various social networking sites, you should register for a free account which you can do so from within the mobile app.

Social Networking Chat In One Application With QISS

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Chrome Extension: Add Facebook Events To Google Calendar

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If your using Google Calendar to track down your schedule and needs to automatically add Facebook events into it then you'll need one extension for it. "Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar" extension allows you to quickly add any Facebook event to your Google Calendar account by clicking a link. Once your done installing the extension, you will see the added link "Add to Calendar" at the top of the screen just below the title. Clicking this link will automatically take you into the event creation screen on Google Calendar.

Chrome Extension: Add Facebook Events To Google Calendar

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Search Any Keywords Within A Webpage In Google With Highlight To Search

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Major browsers provides several ways to instantly search keywords in major search engines. For example with Chrome, you can search by either directly typing the keyword on the omnibox or by highlighting any keyword within the web page then right click and select search from the context menu. Another additional and cooler way of searching is by using a Chrome extension called Highlight To Search. Once this extension is installed, whenever you highlight keywords within a web page, a magnifying-glass icon will appear below the highlighted keywords. When you click on the icon or the keywords itself, a search box that is autocomplete capable appears for you to search quickly and easily.

Search Any Keywords Within A Webpage In Google With Highlight To Search

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Convert eBooks In Various Formats With Hamster eBook Converter

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There are abundant document converter out there that promises conversion to pdf, html and etc. Having various conversion tool for different format is plainly impractical. To have all these conversion formats in one tool, install Hamster eBook Converter. It is a free converter that can convert ebooks in different formats for different devices (Amazon, Sony, Asus, iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, Zune, iRiver, etc.). Watch this video of Hamster eBook Converter that demonstrate how the tool works.


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Encrypt And Secure Your Files With TrueCrypt

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Having your own personal computer or personal disk for your personal files are not an assurance of privacy. When you lost these devices, someone could get hold with your personal files and use them. To avoid such situation, you can encrypt these files so no one but you can open them. One of the most popular tool for encryption is TrueCrypt. To learn how you can use it, MakeUseOf has released an ebook "Lockdown: Secure Your Files with TrueCrypt".

Encrypt And Secure Your Files With TrueCrypt

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Fall Asleep In Bed Fast With These 6 Easy Steps

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After a long stressful day at the office, your bed is most likely your favorite destination. From sleeping you can regain your strength and free yourself from stress, but what if you can't sleep after lying in your bed for hours? According to Stimulus Control Therapy, it takes practice to fall asleep in bed fast. With these 6 easy steps, you should improve your sleep.

Fall Asleep In Bed Fast With These 6 Easy Steps

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Simple Window Hiding: Hides A Window With CTRL+ALT Key And A Click

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Doing something at the office that are not related to work can get you reprimanded or worst fired. If you just can't help it, there are plenty panic button and boss key software here that I had posted before. Another software that has the same functionality is Simple Window Hiding. It allows you to hide any windows in your desktop by holding down CTRL and ALT keys and click on the window that you wanted to hide. To bring back the hidden window anytime, right-click on the system tray icon and select the minimized window's name.

Simple Window Hiding: Hides A Window With CTRL+ALT Key And A Click

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Export Your Facebook Event Guest List To Excel File

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Almost everybody already have a Facebook account, that is why it is also widely used to organize events. Instead of sending old fashion mail invitation, we do it now in Facebook by creating an event. From the event invitation, guests can confirm or decline their attendance and at the end of the day, organizer will have an almost final list of attendees. One feature that Facebook event lacks is the ability to download the guest list and this is what evuli can provide. To download your guest list, you have to follow 3 easy steps.

1. From evuli website, connect to your Facebook account.

Export Your Facebook Event Guest List To Excel File

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Windows 8 Desktop Clock For Your Windows 7

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While waiting for the arrival of Windows 8, you can start experiencing Windows 8 without actually installing it by converting your Windows 7 by adding free add-ons like the Windows 8 Desktop Clock. This freeware let you show a Windows 8 login screen look alike clock in your desktop. Just download this app and launch it to automatically add time and date to your desktop as shown below.

Windows 8 Desktop Clock For Your Windows 7


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Display Any Windows As Topmost With Window On Top

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Not all Windows apps are created the same. And one the evidence of such claim is the lack of option to display Windows app always on top. There are situation that you need this feature, for example when you are monitoring a process window or your watching a live video feed while doing something else. To forcibly add "Always on top" feature to any windows, you can use Window On Top app. A free app that was specially designed to do just one thing, to make specific window to be topmost. Its usage is very simple, just launch the app, drag the hand icon into the target window and release the left mouse click.

Display Any Windows As Topmost With Window On Top

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Ultimate Tile Themepack For Windows 8 Look Desktop

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The much awaited Windows 8 may arrive sooner or later than everybody expected. If you can't wait, then temporarily quench your thirst by using Windows 8 Ultimate Tile Themepack to make your desktop look like Windows 8. Once downloaded, extract the themepack on your computer. It comes with red, blue, green and yellow versions. Each color has one for 16:9 displays (1920x1080) and one for 16:10 displays (1728x1080). There is also a black color theme which is designed for 16:9 displays.

Ultimate Tile Themepack For Windows 8 Look Desktop

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