CNBC: This developer was surprised that Apple Card didn’t let him download spending data, so he built a fix. “The Apple Card was designed to be loaded into a user’s iPhone, with spending history living inside the Wallet app and transaction data arranged in a colorful interactive interface. But consumers who want to analyze their transactions in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets for tax or budgeting purposes, a tool that many credit card companies offer, are out of luck.”
Make Tech Easier: Your Guide to Backing Up Social Media Accounts. ” For some, taking a screenshot of their tweets or Instagram posts counts as a ‘backup,’ but there are better methods that are verified. Let’s take a look at some of the best methods for downloading a hard copy of your social media history, for better or worse.”
Lifehacker: How to Preserve the Tweets of Someone Who Has Died Before Twitter Purges Them. “Twitter just announced that it is planning to free up usernames for inactive accounts. While that means that the coveted Twitter handle you’ve been eyeing might finally be yours, if you happen to grab it before anyone else, Twitter’s move comes with an unfortunate side effect: If someone you love is no longer around to use the service, their accounts might disappear, too.”
MakeUseOf: How to Download TikTok Videos on Desktop and Mobile . “TikTok is a treasure trove of bite-sized videos. And you may even have shared some TikTok videos with friends. But what if you’d like to download TikTok videos to watch later? In this article, we’ll show you how to download TikTok videos on desktop and mobile. Which is a lot easier than you might think.”
Lifehacker: Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension. “I download a lot of things. We all do. In my case, my Windows Downloads folder is basically my catch-all for everything I’m working on, as well as the primary archive for files and folders I need to save somewhere else (but haven’t yet). This means said Downloads folder can get unruly, and I have found a new Chrome extension to fix that.”
MakeUseOf: How to Download Books From Google Books. “Google offers a vast repository of ebooks via Google Books. There’s the Google Books search engine and Google Play Books store. Both services let you save copies of books so you can read them offline. So here’s how to download books from Google Books.”
MakeUseOf: How to Create Your Own Private Self-Hosted Read-It-Later App. “Many people use read-later services for saving web articles. These apps work best with text-based content and do not handle complicated webpage designs or media properly. Want some more control? Let’s see how you can create a clone of Instapaper or Pocket in your computer without losing any web page asset.” Not for beginners, but I can imagine this being very useful.