MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Save Twitter Bookmarks for Free and Find Favorite Tweets Later

MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Save Twitter Bookmarks for Free and Find Favorite Tweets Later. “Twitter currently lets you bookmark tweets in a tedious method. And then, to organize them in folders, you need the Twitter Blue premium subscription service. It’s ridiculous that you have to pay for such a basic feature, which is why we are not impressed with Twitter Blue. It seems like several developers also thought there should be a better way than this and launched several apps that give you a free version of Twitter Bookmarks.”

MakeUseOf: 4 Free Sites and Extensions for Online Text-to-Speech Tools

MakeUseOf: 4 Free Sites and Extensions for Online Text-to-Speech Tools. “There are a whole host of different benefits that you can achieve with text-to-speech, no matter who you are or what you’re doing. But downloading various programs onto your computer just to give text-to-speech a try can be a bit of a daunting task. Fortunately, there are plenty of online services that allow you to achieve the same functionality as many text-to-speech services without having to worry about any downloads.”

How-To Geek: The Best Free Ways to Send Encrypted Email and Secure Messages

How-To Geek: The Best Free Ways to Send Encrypted Email and Secure Messages. “The Internet makes it easier than ever to communicate with others. Within seconds, you can be chatting with someone on the other side of the planet. But what if you want to communicate or send files privately? You need to make sure that you’re using encryption.”

The Verge: Your internet life needs a Feeds Reboot — here’s how to do it

The Verge: Your internet life needs a Feeds Reboot — here’s how to do it. “Odds are, some of what’s in your feeds — the creators on YouTube, the out-there old friends on Facebook, the inescapable dance crazes on your TikTok For You page — is the result of something you commented on, liked, or just happened to watch many months or years ago. The reboot gives you a chance to start fresh, to declare to the internet that you are no longer the person you once were, and to take more control over the algorithms that run so much of your life.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Truly Free Online Image Editors for Photoshop Effects (No Limitations)

MakeUseOf: 6 Truly Free Online Image Editors for Photoshop Effects (No Limitations). “Plenty of free image editors online do wondrous things like remove backgrounds from photos or upscale picture sizes. But usually, these have some restrictions. You’ll find limitations like only editing five images in the free account or exporting images at a really low resolution. So we set out to find free online image editors with no restrictions or limitations that don’t affect a normal user.”

New York Times: Use That Everyday A.I. in Your Pocket

New York Times: Use That Everyday A.I. in Your Pocket. “Virtual assistants usually hog the spotlight when it comes to talk of artificial intelligence software on smartphones and tablets. But Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung’s Bixby and company aren’t the only tools using machine learning to make life easier — other common programs use the technology, too. Here’s a quick tour through some common A.I.-driven apps and how you can manage them.”

How to Take Incredible Fireworks Photos Using a Smartphone: 10 Tips (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Take Incredible Fireworks Photos Using a Smartphone: 10 Tips. “Smartphone photography is a convenient way to get great photos without being weighed down with a heavy and bulky DSLR. You might think you need a professional camera setup to get amazing fireworks shots, but the camera in the palm of your hand is good enough. By using these smartphone photography tips, you can enjoy any fireworks display and get great photos without dragging a large camera bag along with you. Let’s jump right in.”

Search Engine Land: 11 Google Sheets formulas SEOs should know

Search Engine Land: 11 Google Sheets formulas SEOs should know. “While it’s not great at plotting ranking data (inverting the y-axis is always ugly), there are numerous ways to use Google Sheets for SEO. Here are 11 of the formulas and tips I find myself using for SEO on an almost daily basis – for keyword management, internationalization, content/URL management and dashboards.” Just ignore the SEO part. This is an excellent roundup of Google Sheets functions with quick, digestible examples.

MakeUseOf: 7 Sites to Identify the Owner of a Phone Number

MakeUseOf: 7 Sites to Identify the Owner of a Phone Number. “Phone numbers are a little like fingerprints; they can reveal a lot about a person, for example, their name or where they live. If you received a call from a number you don’t recognize, the following resources can help you identify the caller before you ring them back. One option even calls the number for you.”

Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.

I am linking to this because I have been Team Brown Noise since I knew about different noise colors, and I’m feeling vindicated. Yes, it’s petty. Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.. “Whereas white noise encompasses sounds from all over the spectrum, including low, mid-range, and high frequency notes, brown noise uses only low frequency and bass-heavy notes. This makes brown noise much deeper in sound than white noise and more ideal for those who find the high frequency notes in white noise uncomfortable.”

Hongkiat: 5 Competitor Monitoring Strategies and Tools for Your Online Businesses

Hongkiat: 5 Competitor Monitoring Strategies and Tools for Your Online Businesses. “If you’re ready to take your competitive strategy to the next level, this post will help you get started with five strategies for monitoring competitors that are tailored for online businesses.”

How-To Geek: How to Play Adobe Flash SWF Files Outside Your Web Browser

How-To Geek: How to Play Adobe Flash SWF Files Outside Your Web Browser. “Adobe has ended any and all support for Flash. The company has now removed the download link to the Flash Player from its website, too. The program is still available on the Wayback machine for the time being.”

CogDogBlog: Useful Way to Taste a WordPress Plugin

CogDogBlog: Useful Way to Taste a WordPress Plugin . “Think about it when you are looking to review or pick a WordPress plugin. All you have is what the authors write about it, maybe if luck a link to a demo. But this ‘trick’ Emma shared lets you actually take out of the Codex for a full test drive.”

MakeUseOf: How the Wakeout App Can Make Quick Workout Breaks More Fun

MakeUseOf: How the Wakeout App Can Make Quick Workout Breaks More Fun. “Doing regular activity—even just standing—for a few minutes during extended periods of sitting time can help keep you feeling your best. However, when you’re engrossed in work, study, or a movie, it can be easy to forget to move. Wakeout is designed to get you moving regularly, and here’s how it works.”