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7 Free Online Tools to Rescue Your Photos Without Photoshop 7 Free Online Tools to Rescue Your Photos Without Photoshop

Whether you’re sharing photos on Instagram or working on an art project, the quality of the final image matters. Even if you don’t have something like Photoshop installed, you can get your pictures looking their best with the help of some free, simple-to-use web apps—and we’ve picked out seven of the best for your…

12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About 12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About

Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert…

You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore

Fire up your Start menu or Dock and think carefully for a moment: Out of all your aging desktop apps, how many do you really rely on these days—or even better, how many of them don’t already have very capable web app alternatives you could use instead? Unless you’re a film editor or a graphic designer, it’s probably…

Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using? Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?

You don’t necessarily need to install a desktop application to get your hands on a decent office suite any more, and the biggest names in tech all have free, online productivity tools you can access from any browser—so which one should you be using? We take a look at the features, strengths, and weaknesses of each.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Instapaper Master 10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Instapaper Master

Good news: the best read-it-later service, Instapaper, is now giving away premium features for free, which means most of us have got a whole bunch of new goodies to play around with. Here are ten of Instapaper’s best features you might not know about.

How to Mute Specific Sites in Your Browser How to Mute Specific Sites in Your Browser

Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web’s greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.

See How Far Your Budget Will Get You in an Uber See How Far Your Budget Will Get You in an Uber

Uber has made hailing a cab as easy as pushing a button, saving countless passengers from wandering the streets in search of a ride. There are still some gaps in the Uber experience though—and Up Hail is happy to plug one of them.

How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature

You don’t have to settle for a staid, text-only signature for your Gmail account: with a little image manipulation and the help of Google Drive, it’s possible to insert images and even links to your social media accounts (or any other part of the web). Here’s how to set it up in a few minutes.

9 Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software 9 Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software

A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn’t a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and you can now do almost everything in a browser that you can do on the desktop (albeit in more limited form). Here’s our current picks for the best online apps out there.

I Now Have a Robot Editing All My Emails to Avoid Snafus I Now Have a Robot Editing All My Emails to Avoid Snafus

Gizmodo Reviews Editor Sean Hollister and I have a problem: we’re long time friends but we totally suck at communicating over email. We misunderstand each other and fight a lot. It’s terrible. Today I found a web app called “Crystal” that promises to fix that. It’s editing this post right now.

Your Webcam Feed in ASCII Is the Greatest Thing You'll See Today Your Webcam Feed in ASCII Is the Greatest Thing You'll See Today

Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Because after playing with this web app that turns your webcam feed into a realtime stream of ASCII art, you're not going to want to do anything else ever again.

Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison

Up until now, Chrome's Web Apps have been trapped in your browser, living with the rest of your internet like glorified tabs. Well, Google's putting an end to that today. A new breed of Chrome Apps is here, and they live on your desktop.

Little Outliner: The Cleanest, Simplest Outliner Web App Around Little Outliner: The Cleanest, Simplest Outliner Web App Around

Little Outliner is a new editor from Dave Winer that automatically saves text locally. The HTML5 web app is a super simple, super straightforward way to create outlines.

Dish.fm Consults Foursquare and Yelp to Help You Decide What to Order Dish.fm Consults Foursquare and Yelp to Help You Decide What to Order

What should you order for dinner? Dish.fm is a new iOS and web app that pulls from thousands of reviews on Yelp and Foursquare to help you decide specifically which dish is the best.

5 Reasons Why Spotify in Your Browser Is a Good Idea 5 Reasons Why Spotify in Your Browser Is a Good Idea

A Saturday TechCrunch report about a browser-based version of Spotify led to thousands of posts over the weekend.

Collusion for Chrome Reveals Who's Spying on Your Surfing Collusion for Chrome Reveals Who's Spying on Your Surfing

The concept of privacy on the Internet is naive at best. Fact is everybody tracks what you do online. Collusion for Chrome, however will show you exactly where your information goes when you're served a cookie.

Songza’s New Concierge Picks Free Music for Your Specific Situation Songza’s New Concierge Picks Free Music for Your Specific Situation

We music fans are large; we contain multitudes, to borrow from Walt Whitman.

Google Music Comes to iOS with a Pretty Decent Web App Google Music Comes to iOS with a Pretty Decent Web App

Google seems to pick and choose when they'll make a native app and when they'll go the web route with iOS. For Google Music, which is still in beta, they chose the web app route and it's actually still pretty good.

Watch Movies on Your iPad Without an App Using VUDU Watch Movies on Your iPad Without an App Using VUDU

VUDU, the streaming movie and TV service, is trying to cut Apple out of the profit picture by circumventing the App Store with a webapp. This way, Apple doesn't get money off of VUDU's movie sales and rentals.

Do You Use the Gmail Web App on Your iPhone? Do You Use the Gmail Web App on Your iPhone?

High resolution icons and the pull down to refresh feature are finally coming to the Gmail web app on the iPhone. Awesome! But, uh, will anyone notice? I mean, does anyone even use the Gmail web app?

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