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8 Mar/12

A Comparison of Popular Maps and Driving Directions Sites

A Comparison of Popular Maps and Driving Directions Sites

Finding maps and driving directions online only makes sense. The popular map sites have current changes updated in real time, and even feature traffic reports so that you can better plan your route. Getting reliable step by step directions will make any trip easier. The only thing left to decide is where to get your directions from. So with Yahoo Maps, MapQuest and Google all competing for our attention, which map site will reign supreme?Basic DirectionsFirst we’ll look at providing simple...

13 Feb/11

“I’m bored… There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

“I’m bored… There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The call “There’s nothing on TV” has long been a common phrase in households around the world, but now I’m beginning hear people express disappointment with the quality and availability of good stuff on the Internet.  This has just gotta be absurd, right!?  Well, perhaps not. There can be absolutely no doubting that the Internet is anything but boring.  There are billions of websites out there...

28 Lug/10

Yahoogle.co.jp!

Yahoogle.co.jp!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just as Microsoft and Yahoo! have joined forces in search, now Yahoo! Japan and Google have linked up too. Yahoo!’s Japanese search engine will now just Google’s technology rather than stick with fellow partner Microsoft and their Bing search engine as reported by NeoWin. Yahoo! will also use Google’s advertising system and pass search data back to Google. Masahiro Inoue, Yahoo Japan President, said that after...


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7 Lug/10

Facebook leads third-party log-ins

Facebook leads third-party log-ins

In the last year or so there’s been an explosion in sites allowing you to use a third-party login to access their services.  Every major company except for Microsoft has so far jumped on the bandwagon but it appears we have an outright and runaway winner already. Read Write Web is reporting a study that shows Facebook is way ahead of the competition with almost half of all third-party logins. The result leaves search giant Google languishing in second place and only just ahead...

18 Giu/10

Interact with Google Apps at the Command Line

Interact with Google Apps at the Command Line

Having a ball playing around with the just-released GoogleCL tool, which offers command line access to Google Calendar, contacts, Docs, Picasa, Blogger, and YouTube. With Python-based GoogleCL installed, you can do things such as list today’s events on your GCal right in the terminal, like so: $ google calendar today title Coffee with Michael and Samir Dozing off Lunch at Flingers Instant use case: Add echo "Next 24 hours:";google calendar today title to your ~/.bash_profile...

17 Giu/10

How to Set Up OpenID on Your Own Domain

How to Set Up OpenID on Your Own Domain

For some reason I was under the mistaken impression that setting up an OpenID on my own domain, ginatrapani.org, would be a big hassle: that I’d have to host my own OpenID server software and that it would take all sorts of installation and maintenance BS to do so. I feel strongly about owning my identity online, mapping it to my nameplate domain, and actively choosing an authorizing party instead of just accepting the sign-in service du jour like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, or Google....

6 Giu/10

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

The default address bar search engine in the Firefox web browser is Google Search. This means that any search phrase that the user enters directly into the Firefox address bar gets send to Google Search which returns either a direct hit or a search results page. Some Internet users might prefer to have a different search engine as the default in Firefox. This can be done easily in the configuration of Firefox. To do that type about:config in the Firefox address bar. First time users need...

17 Mag/10

From Facebook to Diaspora

From Facebook to Diaspora

Diaspora is a distributed, open source alternative to Facebook that a few NYU graduates want to spend this summer building. They set out to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter, and on the strength of all the backlash against Facebook’s privacy problems, the project has raised over $175,000 as of writing. Good for them. There are a LOT of existing projects doing work in this area (like OneSocialWeb, DiSo, Activity Streams), but I’m ok with a new effort working both together and in...

13 Mag/10

Introducing Todo.txt Touch: An Experimental Android App

Introducing Todo.txt Touch: An Experimental Android App

Yesterday’s post generated some interest in an Android application that manages a todo.txt file, and I’ve got an itch to try my hand at a mobile app. So, I’ve just created a skeleton Java-based Android app called Todo.txt Touch. The source code is located on GitHub, and it literally does nothing right now, except list some faux tasks from an XML file. Goal is to get the app to read a todo.txt from Dropbox (and eventually, other configurable cloud sources), sort and...

12 Mag/10

Happy Birthday to the Shell Script That Runs My Life

Happy Birthday to the Shell Script That Runs My Life

On May 12, 2006, I hacked together my first bash script that was more than a dozen lines and published it on Lifehacker. todo.sh manipulated a todo.txt file at the command line using grep, tail, head, sort, and cat: all the shell-based text tools that I knew and loved. Back then, in Lifehacker’s heyday, I was obsessed with the simplicity and portability of text files, mostly because Danny O’Brien featured them front and center in his original life hacks talk. Since then, Todo.txt...

17 Feb/10

Big! Exciting! News: ThinkTank Is Now at Expert Labs

Big! Exciting! News: ThinkTank Is Now at Expert Labs

I am thrilled to announce I’ve landed a pinch-me dream job: I’m now a Project Director at Expert Labs, the new non-profit headed up by Anil Dash. I’ll be in charge of developing ThinkTank. Here’s what happened. Last March I was thinking about buying a netbook, and asked my Twitter followers a question: Do you have a netbook? What do you love or hate about it? When I got back 243 informed opinions by savvy netbook owners, I knew I needed a way to easily parse and...

9 Feb/10

Google Buzz: Gmail’s New Social Network Activity Aggregator

Google Buzz: Gmail’s New Social Network Activity Aggregator

Google announced the all-new Google Buzz today, a Gmail “inbox” of sorts that aggregates all your contacts’ social network activity across the web. Lifehacker’s got the full rundown. A few quickly-jotted first impressions of the service: This ain’t no Orkut. Buzz demonstrates that Google is VERY serious about social media, and just threw down the gauntlet in an attempt to take on Facebook and Twitter. However, they’re doing it by embracing existing...

13 Gen/10

How to Tether Your Android Phone

How to Tether Your Android Phone

There are three ways to tether your Android handset and get sweet internet love even where there’s no Wi-Fi in sight: the risky-but-free method that requires serious technical skills, the still-geeky-but-not-as-bad free route, and the $30 easy way. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each. Method 1: Tether Android with Apps that Need Root (Free, heavy configuration) The Android Wi-Fi Tether application turns your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot–essentially a MiFi–in...

6 Gen/10

Projectview Lists Your Todo.txt by Project

Projectview Lists Your Todo.txt by Project

I’m coming up on year four of using a plain todo.txt file and a simple bash script to manage my daily tasks in it, and I still love the CLI simplicity. But this year I’m juggling several different projects, and needed an easy way to see my todo list separated into sub-lists by project. Happily, the Todo.txt CLI is now extensible, which means several handy add-ons can make it do all sorts of things not included in the core script. One of my favorites is the projectview add-on. Projectview...

14 Nov/09

Yahoo Messenger 10 Download

Yahoo Messenger 10 Download

The Yahoo Messenger team has released the long awaited Yahoo Messenger 10 final. The popular instant messenger was previously only available in beta versions with many of them leaked and not officially released by Yahoo. The new Yahoo Messenger 10 can be downloaded directly from the Yahoo Messenger website where it is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh, mobile devices, Apple’s iPhone and as a web version that does not require installation at all. Several new and...

19 Ott/09

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Got a surprising alert yesterday telling me two of the extensions I had installed on my PC’s copy of Firefox have been blocked because they cause stability or security problems. (Click to enlarge the dialog on the right.) Specifically, the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation extensions were the problem children that got kicked off the island. (In my defense, I didn’t install these extensions myself–Windows Update did). My first reaction...

16 Ott/09

Yahoo Mail Notifier

Yahoo Mail Notifier

Ghacks has been pretty Gmail centric in the last year. The main reason for that is probably because there is more to write about Gmail than about other email services like Yahoo Mail or Live Mail. Could also be that Google is doing a better job at communicating changes they make to their email service. We have published a post a few days ago about Yahoo Mail login problems that some users experienced on the Yahoo Mail website. These users have two alternative options on how to connect...

15 Ott/09

Pin Tabs in Chrome ala Firefox’s FaviconizeTab

Pin Tabs in Chrome ala Firefox’s FaviconizeTab

Googler Matt Cutts tweeted a Chrome tip a few days ago that made me switch from the stable build to the developer version of Google Chrome. In it you can right-click on a tab and choose “Pin tab” from the menu. Like Firefox’s FaviconizeTab extension (a favorite when combined with Better Gmail 2 and the PermaTabs extensions), that option shrinks a tab down to only its favicon and sends it to the far left, which saves you tab bar real estate. Note that pinned tabs do not...

22 Set/09

Yahoo Meme Invites

Yahoo Meme Invites

Yahoo Meme is more or less Yahoo’s version of Twitter. It is currently in alpha stage and can only be accessed by users who received an invite from a user who is already using the platform. Yahoo Meme is different from Twitter as it offers its users more options. Probably the most exciting option is to be able to post not only text but also audio, video and images directly to a meme. Twitter users are by default left with links pointing to this content. There are a few workarounds...

31 Lug/09

Gmail Adds Custom SMTP Servers, Drops “On Behalf Of”

Gmail Adds Custom SMTP Servers, Drops “On Behalf Of”

Used to be that when you sent Gmail messages with a custom from address, there would be an “On behalf of you@gmail.com” bit added to the headers of the message because you were using Gmail’s outgoing SMTP server. It didn’t show up in all email clients, but those using Microsoft Outlook did see it, and it made your email look a little more janky than it had to. Happily, today Gmail is scrapping the “on behalf of” business and letting you associate custom...