How To

Save Webpages as PDF in Safari on iPad without Third-Party Apps

Apple’s App Store contains quite a significant number of quality iPad apps for PDF viewing, editing, annotation and organization. Hence, it is logical to save webpages as PDF for reference purposes. Without using any third-party app, webpages can be easily and quickly saved as PDF from within Safari. Follow the steps below to create a bookmarklet (a bookmark having Javascript code) that can then be used to save any webpage as PDF.

How to Easily Batch Resize Images on Mac

Do you want to resize multiple images, simultaneously, on Mac without using any third-party software? Batch resizing of images can be easily and quickly done in OS X using the included Preview application. For batch image resize on OS X Mountain Lion: Open Finder and select all the image files that need to be resized. Drag and drop all these selected files on the Preview icon in Dock. Alternatively, you can right-click and select Open With -> Preview.

The Case of a Hot Mac

Recently, my MacBook Pro (early 2011 model, running OS 10.8.3) started becoming quite hot after only about three minutes of normal usage that didn’t involve running any computing intensive applications. Consequently, the fan would run at its maximum and the battery would quickly drain. Initially, I did an SMC (System Management Controller) reset but that didn’t solve the problem. The next step was opening of the back lid and removal of accumulated dust from inside, particularly from the fan.

5 Essential Time-Saving Tips for OS X Mountain Lion

Mac OS X is a beautiful combination of power and simplicity. With Unix at its core, it provides advanced functionality to the power users while presenting a simple and an elegant GUI for normal users. Following are a some of the basic time-saving tips for increased productivity on Mountain Lion. 1. Spotlight for Quick Calculations Instead of opening the Calculator application, Spotlight in the menu bar can be used to do quick calculations.

How to Make your iPad/iPhone Read Aloud Selected Text Using Built-in Text-to-Speech

Have you ever wanted your emails or notes on iPad/iPhone to be read to you while you are preoccupied with something else? Wouldn’t it be useful to have some online article read back to you in Safari, thereby, enabling you to relax your tired eyes? Even, if your purchased ibook is not an audio book, it would be wonderful to have the text in the book read aloud. Speak Selection is a very useful feature of iOS that, once enabled, makes your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch read aloud highlighted text in Safari, Mail, ibooks, Notes and other apps supporting this feature.

New to Google+? Here are 5 Essential Tips

With more than 340 million active users and a 27% growth rate between Q2 and Q4 in 2012, Google+ has now became the second largest social network in the world. Here are some useful tips for users new to Google+. 1. Formatting Text in Google+ Posts/Comments You can easily format the text of your posts/comments by enclosing it in special characters: To make the text bold, enclose word(s) in *.

Auto Post from Google+ to Twitter

Update May 20, 2013: After the recent Google+ update, this method is no longer working satisfactorily. Do you want to automate the posting of your public posts from Google+ to Twitter? Here’s a simple and an elegant solution that does not require setting up of RSS feeds for your Google+ posts and is available for both Google+ pages and personal profiles. This will not only save you time but will also help in connecting your Twitter followers to your Google+ profile.

Mountain Lion Tip: Closing All Open Windows in Preview At Once

Preview is the default application on Mac OS X for viewing and working with PDFs and image files. In Mountain Lion, it is possible to restore all open windows when an application (including Preview) is re-open. Although, this setting can be turned on/off in the system preferences, you may still be bothered by a lot of open windows as each new file is opened in a new window by Preview. Here is a quick tip to close all these open windows at once.

Top 3 User Friendly CAPTCHAs for WordPress

The mere thought of solving a CAPTCHA, the dreaded difficult-to-read combination of digits and letters to prove that you are a human, is extremely agonizing and frustrating for most of the internet users! No matter how much we abhor these awful CAPTCHAs, they have nevertheless become part of our routine net experiences. The term CAPTCHA was defined in the year 2000 and is an acronym for ‘Completely Automated PublicTuring test to tell Computers and Humans Apart’.