How do I access my stock clipboard on my Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL?

I just moved away from the Samsung Galaxy line and bought the new Google Pixel 2 XL and one of the more useful features that I am missing on the Pixel is the clipboard functionality. Continue reading “How do I access my stock clipboard on my Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL?”

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Why the hell is my Tivo reading everything on the screen? (and how to turn it off)

The other day, my Tivo started talking to me. My new Tivo Bolt was audibly reading every word on my television screen. I mean speaking everything out loud. Like every single word from top to bottom, left to right. Continue reading “Why the hell is my Tivo reading everything on the screen? (and how to turn it off)”

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How to keep track of AdSense performance and earnings from AMP pages

When you’ve actually figured out how to add Adsense ads retroactively to your Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), the next question is how will you keep track of AdSense ad revenue and performance from these mobile pages? Continue reading “How to keep track of AdSense performance and earnings from AMP pages”

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How to disable “WhatsApp Web is Currently Active” notification on Android

With the most recent update to WhatsApp, a new annoying notification is being displayed if you’re using their WhatsApp Web feature. Continue reading “How to disable “WhatsApp Web is Currently Active” notification on Android”

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How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone

From movies to TV shows, downloading video has never been easier or faster. Earlier today, I downloaded a 600 MB one-hour video in fewer than seven minutes… on my phone. Continue reading “How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone”

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Disable Pushbullet desktop notifications for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram (and other apps)

I was recently turned onto Pushbullet by a friend. Pushbullet is an app and browser extension that allows you to easily transfer files and respond to messages to/from your laptop. Continue reading “Disable Pushbullet desktop notifications for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram (and other apps)”

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How to do a ZARA stock check to see if another ZARA has your size

ZARA’s policy is to not do stock checks on sale/clearance items — that’s what I’ve been told when I asked an associate in-store. Continue reading “How to do a ZARA stock check to see if another ZARA has your size”

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How to choose the best Citi Bike at the docking station

Picking a Citi Bike is a crap shoot. Other than kicking the tires, there’s not much you can do to ensure you chose a good or bad bike until you actually start riding the bike. Continue reading “How to choose the best Citi Bike at the docking station”

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Here’s how to freeze glass jars without them exploding/breaking

When storing hot liquids in the freezer, I prefer glass containers as opposed to plastic as I know that heating plastic potentially gives off chemicals. Continue reading “Here’s how to freeze glass jars without them exploding/breaking”

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Google Docs: How to automatically sort form responses so new entries are always at top

I have a Google Form that is set up to receive responses indefinitely, but the problem is retrieving any new response can be annoying because one has scroll all the way down to the bottom Continue reading “Google Docs: How to automatically sort form responses so new entries are always at top”

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How to turn off camera sound, disable shutter sound on Android phones

Not only am I bad at selfies, I am also not very good at posting on Instagram. All this comes from a self-consciousness around snapping pics in public. Continue reading “How to turn off camera sound, disable shutter sound on Android phones”

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How to register .ly domain name? Any cheap options?

Another day, another idea for a niche website. I really have to stop doing this. I have more personal projects that I can handle, but this one? THIS ONE IS THE ONE   Continue reading “How to register .ly domain name? Any cheap options?”

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Behind on news? Use IFTTT for auto-curated content

I’m a big online news reader, as well as a news “saver” — meaning I love going through dozens of articles and saving several (to Pocket) so I can read them later in the subway, in bed, or waiting in line. Continue reading “Behind on news? Use IFTTT for auto-curated content”

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Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress

What I Found Out Today: Bloggers have it so much easier nowadays.

Ok, not today, but I was reminded of it recently just last week, that there was a time when there weren’t any blogging platforms or WYSIWYG editors: if you wanted to publish a blog post, you coded everything Continue reading “Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress”

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How to stop those annoying Whatsapp server notifications

What I Found Out Today: How to stop Whatsapp server notifications without blocking all messages or turning off push notifications. Continue reading “How to stop those annoying Whatsapp server notifications”

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Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage

What I Found Out Today: Hello WordPressers, there may be a time in which you want to display a widget only on the home page of your site while not showing up on other pages. Continue reading “Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage”

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How to turn YouTube videos into GIF files

> I’m ashamed that with all the time I’ve spent laughing at, and enjoying the internet, that I have yet to pay my respect to the internet with a proper GIF. Reason being is the GIF-making process just seemed like it was way too involved. That, and I haven’t found anything to ignite my passion.

youtube to gif maker

Then Jeremy Lin went and did something awesome (TWICE) and I wanted an easy way to turn a short clip of a YouTube video into a GIF, so I could spread the Jeremy Lin gospel virally.

First, I tried a bunch of online GIF makers and ran head on into size limitations, websites that timed out, quality issues, and GIFs that were branded with the website name (annoying but I get it). Enter: Instagiffer Continue reading “How to turn YouTube videos into GIF files”

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How to save voicemails to MP3 on Verizon

What I Found Out Today: If you’re like me, then you have a healthy obsession with Jeremy Lin. On top of that, you’ve saved many of your funny voicemails.

Like me, you tire of having to re-save all your funny voicemails every 30 days or so. It only takes 3 minutes to re-save them all, but it’s annoying. If you’re anything like me, you don’t like being annoyed. I’m so glad we get along.

If you’re like me, you have Verizon. And sometime in the last couple years, Big Red disabled the ability for you to save your voicemails (via visual voicemail) as MP3s. Instead, they now recommend a third party company to get copies of your voicemail. Well, fuck that. Continue reading “How to save voicemails to MP3 on Verizon”

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Start an embedded YouTube video at a specific time

Start Embeded YouTube at Certain Time

What I Found Out today: You can embed YouTube videos with a specific start and end time. Something I never needed to do until today.

If you’re looking to embed a Youtube video onto your site and would like to have it start or end at a particular point in the video, don’t follow Google’s instructions, it’s outdated info. Previously, Google/Youtube supported code that looked something like “#t=2m01s”

Don’t do that. It won’t work anymore. Continue reading “Start an embedded YouTube video at a specific time”

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How to Optimize Infographics for SEO

If you’ve been following along with my trifecta of blog post around everything Infographics SEO then so far, I’ve tried to convince you that infographics are great for SEO and why infographics need more optimization than text content. Now, if you’ve been drinking my kool aid, then the next step is to go over how to best optimize your infographic for SEO. That, and I have a bridge to sell you…

Google: “Your Infographic Sucks”

Whoever said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” wasn’t speaking to an SEO.

(I’m sure that clever anecdote has been used before, but it’s brand new to my brain, so it stays.)

Your infographic may distill pages of well-researched, snore-inducing data into the equivalent of a Harry Potter trailer, or your graphic may transform a complex concept into a visually appealing graphic, but when your un-optimized graphic goes in front of a search engines, it’s just another image that can be rendered in less than 40 HTML characters.

Your infographic may literally have 1,000 words on it, but if you’re not optimizing it for SEO, then it’s not worth squat to search engines.

Optimize your infographics for SEO

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Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.

 

If you’re looking to bring in all your social activity onto your WordPress blog, look no further than IFTTT. Continue reading “Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.”

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