Pretty much every organization out there that is working on web lead projects uses Slack as a preferred mode to communicate between the teams. Not only is it extremely easy to collaborate on Slack, but the fact that it generally trumps IMs to newer features is what it makes really useful to be on Slack. Features like responding to individual messages with emoticons or even editing and already sent text messages, are something that the likes of WhastApp do not allow you. Oh, and how can you forget the bots and GIF support.
It has been coming for a very long time but looks like Netflix could finally be making way to India as early as next week. The tech community comes together, every January for the Consumer Electronics Show, which is one of the premier tech shows in the world. This is the show where most of the big announcements happen and kind of rolls the dice for the coming year.
It’s the end of the year and that means that it is time for yearly reviews. Don’t be surprised if you see plenty of social media networks bring about a review with them, but the trend setters in this case, was definitely Facebook. We have seen facebook end of the year reviews for a while now and with the growing popularity of the medium, people have actually started associating these features with them and now keenly await them to come along. This year, like most of them before it, Facebook would be bringing an year end review but with a change.
In the modern era, where applications have become ever so dominating, it has become next to impossible to keep track of which file you have stored where. And that is why, when it comes to looking for that file so that we can go back and locate it just in case we need to make a change, it becomes a major problem. This is where Xendo comes in really helpful.
What the extension basically does is that it plugs in it the 30 most commonly used cloud-based services that you may be using over and over again and gives you one dashboard to look for your files right there within it. Not just can you can you look for the file names but also for the content that is included within those files. For example, if you have plugged in your Evernote account, you can go ahead and search for the notes that you may have saved within Evernote and look for them in the dashboard. Some of the popular services that the extension lets you bring under one roof are: Dropbox, Slack, Pocket, Yammer, Hipchat, Asana etc.
You can go ahead and install the Xendo extension for Chrome on your computer here.
Are you the sorts who enjoys working from within the comforts of your own house, or someone who likes to keep things under his control? Someone, for who the office lights turn on when the system is powered on and turned off when there is a knock on the door? If that is the case and you enjoy working remotely and are looking for work, then we have uncovered a very interesting option for you.
We Work Remotely is a very interesting platform for you to go ahead and search or list down if you have job requirements that could be fulfilled by someone who is willing to work without the restrictions of a geographical location. You can search for the job using the search bar and get relevant results, clicking on which will open a description about the job as well as the way you can apply for it. The only sad part is that duration and job CTC are not clearly mentioned in all job descriptions and as a result you are sometimes left hanging out a little bit.
If you are looking to list for a job, you will need to pay $ 200 for a month of listing and add in your requirements so that the users that come on the site can see it. All the jobs are listed in chronological order as well as vertical wise, right on the home screen. We were really impressed with the overall look, feel and the size of the tool in terms of offerings, we recommend you too must check it out.
Has it happened with you that you have taken hundreds of pictures on your smartphone or even a camera and come back home thinking that you need to E-Mail them to office colleagues using the office E-Mail ID? The major restriction here is the fact that you can only send the images in a particular size which cannot be too long to avoid over bulking the e-mail as well as the inbox. Not just this, there have been several instances where we have had to batch resize images.
The right way of going about this is by using a web application called Bulk Resize Photos. You can resize up to 150 images in just about 60 seconds as the description of the tool says. We tried with about 5 or 6 images and it took us about 10 seconds to get the job done. The best part about it is that there is no fee linked in order to use the web app and you can go ahead and use the tool for absolutely free without worrying about ads or fees. The only issue is that you will need to upload and download the images which can take away from the internet bandwidth that you are using.
It is a fairly simplistic tool so you will have absolutely no issues learning your way around.
Given our interest in consuming just about any content from the world of technology, Pocket has been one application that we cannot even think of spending a day without opening. We trash at least 20 articles a day into pocket to ensure that we catch up on them when the time is good to read. However, one major issue that crops up is that we are never really sure how much time will an article take to be consumed. Usually you quickly scroll through the article to check out the length and then make an informed choice of what needs to be done, but on other occasions, we are plain lazy to do that. This is where ReadRuler, an independent tool comes into the game.
All you need to do is connect your Pocket account to ReadRuler product by visiting their website here. You will be asked to authenticate your Pocket account and credentials are automatically picked up if you are signed in. Once you do that, you will see that the articles that are inside Pocket have time stamps right next to them which give out the approximate time that you would require in order to finish the article. We were surprised generally as to how accurate the prediction was. For example, we did not expect the tool to pick up an infographical post inside our Pocket and assign it a high time given the large content on the Jpeg file, but it did.
The only restriction we felt while using the tool was that it does not work with mobile, so you need to be logged into it on your PC to be able to use it.
We are living in a digital world dominated by digital characters. And sometimes it becomes imperative to find out a little bit more about these digital characters. It could simply be because of the fact that we want to interact with them on a regular basis or just need a quick background check before we indulge in them in some sort of a conversation or even monetary exchange on the likes of say Ebay.
Currently, it is convenient to simply go ahead and search for the person and stalk him around on Facebook or Twitter or even on the complaint forums to see the feedback though unless you read through the entire TL which is usually impossible, there is no way for you to gauge a quick assessment of a person. This is where Karma steps in. Karma is like Klot for Online Reputation. The way the platform works is that you are to plug in all the Social Media accounts of a person or a brand and the tool will then generate a Karma number or points based on the comments and the things that people have been talking about the person.
In the about section of the product it reads:
Karma collects, compiles, and analyzes your feedback and reviews from multiple supported sites and uses it to create a reputation score – your Karma Score. A Karma Score makes it easier for you to identify with whom you want to transact and vice versa. Worrying about selling your old items on Craigslist is now a thing of the past!
You can also vouch and give positive feedback about your friends or people you know and trust on Karma which ensures that the Karma score is not just an automatically calculated entity from a bunch of online reputation scores but also from realistic feedback that has been received from the friends or people you know.
You can check out the product right here.
Facebook has been pretty aggressively pushing its Messenger application in the past year or so. First it moved the messenger services out of its mobile application, making it absolutely must for anyone who wants to privately talk to someone to use the messenger application. Post that at F8, Facebook announced that it would be treating the Messenger as a platform so that developer community can come together and start developing applications upon it to make the whole platform a little more robust as well as interesting to communicate.
The latest in the line of Messenger add ons is a messenger app for the web. This is first of its kind move, with Facebook bringing the messenger service directly to your browser at messenger.com. You can simply go to the URL and if you are connected or logged in to your Facebook account, you would directly be taken to your inbox and you can directly start IM’ing your friends from there.
The UI is very similar to the Messenger application as seen on the mobile while you also get the option to activate notifications for your desktop, so that you do not miss out on a new notification while lost within the tabs of your browser. You can send across emojis, stickers and everything else that you could on the messenger application on mobile. The only missing feature here is the ability to send audio notes as well as the ability to take live pictures using Web Cam.
Unless you have been living under a rock, there is no way, you are not aware of what Twitter does and is capable of. Twitter has not only emerged as an excellent microblogging platform for you to communicate with your friends and family, but also has been an excellent platform for discovery. Virtually every possible news channel or outlet today is present on Twitter and not just this, if someone sees something, Twitter is a nice quick way of communicating to the world. However, the drop-down list type view of the default Twitter app sometimes does not do the news justice as the images are not displayed inline.
Overcoming this, is a tool call instacurate which basically turns your Twitter app on the web to a news curated grid sort of a structure so that you can immediately catch what’s most important for you. To use Instacurate, simply go to the tool on the URL here and log in using your Twitter account. Almost immediately your feed will be displayed. Only the tweets that have links to a read more sort of a thing will be visible, and you can only read using Instacurate. Even basic actions such as Retweet, Favorite or Reply are not available. Instacurate also works for Reddit so that you can see all your news stories in one single place.