Hongkiat: 5 Best Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data

Hongkiat: 5 Best Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data. “These software look for new data manually or automatically, fetching the new or updated data and storing them for easy access. For example, one may collect info about products and their prices from Amazon using a scraping tool. In this post, we’re listing the use cases of web scraping tools and the top 5 web scraping tools to collect information with zero codings.”

Best free PDF editors: Our top picks (PC World)

PC World: Best free PDF editors: Our top picks. “While nothing beats a full-featured PDF editor like Adobe’s Acrobat Pro DC, sometimes you don’t need all the bells and whistles. When you just have to edit a few lines of text, add or reposition an image, or make some review notes, a free PDF editor may be the way to go.”

MakeUseOf: 12 Resourceful OSINT Tools You Should Know

MakeUseOf: 12 Resourceful OSINT Tools You Should Know. “Carrying out open-source intelligence manually is no doubt a Herculean task. There are just too many records and data to go through. Thankfully, many tools have been created to automate and speed up the OSINT process. With these tools, you can get a lot of information about a particular organization and person in seconds.” Interesting mix. Annotation is a little thin so be prepared to explore.

New York Times: The Tech Magic That Unleashed Your Best

New York Times: The Tech Magic That Unleashed Your Best. “Last week, our On Tech editor, Hanna Ingber, shared a story of her kiddo stumbling upon a design app that unlocked his amazing taste for interiors. We asked for your own tales of surprising ways in which technology helped you unleash creativity or discover new joys. You guys (sniff), the responses were lovely. We’re sharing a selection of them today.”

Make Tech Easier: 8 Zoom Alternatives to Make a Free Conference Call

Make Tech Easier: 8 Zoom Alternatives to Make a Free Conference Call. “Zoom works great for conference calls, but you’re limited to 100 people and just 40 minutes in the free version. This isn’t always ideal, especially for longer meetings. Luckily, there are a variety of Zoom alternatives that don’t have as many restrictions in their free versions. Plus, some don’t even require people calling in to have an account.”

Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics

Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics. “Social media has become a key part of the marketing strategy for most companies and influencers. However, not everyone has the graphic design chops to make amazing social media graphics on their own. Luckily, there are several great online tools that can help you design graphics for your social media accounts, and many of these tools offer free versions.”

Thrillist: The Best Ways to Get Your 2020 Instagram Top 9

Thrillist: The Best Ways to Get Your 2020 Instagram Top 9. “Unlike, say, Spotify Wrapped, there isn’t an in-app way for you to collect your best posts of the year. Nonetheless, there are plenty of other apps and websites that are going to pull together those most Instagrammable moments of your life, even if it was that time you knocked your tooth out with the front door. It happens. It was absolutely worth sharing.”

Google Blog: 20 years of Year in Search

Google Blog: 20 years of Year in Search. “The original year-end collection wasn’t just created as a way for people to reflect on Search trends; it was also a way for people, including those who work in marketing or media, to find interesting stories and understand more about the events, people and moments of a certain year. These days, Year in Search is accompanied by a film that showcases the emotion behind the searches and trends of the year. ‘We also started finding a theme—this year it’s “why,” which was at an all-time high in Google Trends history,’ says Simon [Rogers of Google Data Trends].”

CNN: Here’s what people Googled this year as they tried to make sense of 2020

CNN: Here’s what people Googled this year as they tried to make sense of 2020. “Google (GOOGL) released its annual ‘Year in Search’ list Wednesday. The list acts as a sort of chronicle of the decades worth of newsworthy things that took place during this one weird year. The list features the year’s top trending searches, which had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2020 compared to 2019.”

CNET: TikTok unveils its top 100 videos, creators and trends of 2020

CNET: TikTok unveils its top 100 videos, creators and trends of 2020. “This year was rough, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and no shortage of other tragedies. But one bright spot was the endless supply of funny, insane, inspirational and comforting videos on TikTok. The short-form video platform on [December 2] unveiled its picks for the top 100 TikTok videos, creators, trends and songs in the US, where it has about 100 million monthly active users.”

CNET: The biggest tech fails of 2020

CNET: The biggest tech fails of 2020. “If there’s anything this year has taught us, it’s that we’re more divided than ever. Whether it’s fanboy arguments over Android versus iOS, Republicans versus Democrats, or shutdowns versus opening the economy, we seemingly can’t agree on anything. Well, except for one thing: 2020 is a dumpster fire that we all can’t wait to see in our rear view mirror. ”