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Recover Changes in Notes After Conflicts During Evernote Sync

Recover Changes in Notes After Conflicts During Evernote SyncEvernote (link) is a clever cloud driven application using which you can sync your data between your device and online cloud storage. The free application provides a monthly storage of 60MB and you can upgrade to premium if you require more storage. It not only behaves as a backup but you can save your data in the form of notes and notebooks. This way you can organize your pictures, videos, urls, tasks, text in a easily remindful fashion, recover when required and never loose your data.

Once you are connected to the internet whatever you created via the notes are synced online. Since you can sync Evernote with many platforms and devices you may face some problems if your data is not in sync. The other day I faced a similar kind of problem. I have two operating systems – Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit. I have Evernote desktop client installed on both the OSs.

I had my Evernote settings to sync every 30 minutes and on exit. This happened on the 32 bit OS. But I logged into the 64 bit OS and made some changes to the earlier notes which I created in 32 bit OS.  But somehow I and the system forgot to sync the changes.

So when I returned back to the 32 bit OS the changes were not visible. I was in dilemma whether I lost those changes. That was significant links to blogs and was requiring them very necessarily for my blog articles. So I logged in back to the 64 bit OS only to find that the changes still existed. So I felt really happy.

But very soon they disappeared once I got connected to the internet, as the system synced the Evernote.  Hmm! So what was really happening?

The Solution to your Evernote Sync Problems

If you face similar kind of problem dont worry. Evernote has some cool recovery solutions by which you can get back your lost changes. I just found out this by accident.

So what happened to the changes I made in the other OS. They were saved in a local notebook called Conflicting Changes.  The data from the server and in the local desktop client were not matching, so these notes with sync problems were saved in that notebook. Now you can move these notes present in this local notebook to your old notebook or any notebook you required.

Recover Changes in Notes After Conflicts During Evernote Sync

Now there are 2 notes with the same name first one which initially synced with the server and the second one which had the changes I made on 64 bit OS. Now you can leave them as they are or merge them to become one note.

How to Merge Two or More Notes in Evernote

Its simple. All you have to do is select the two notes you want to merge. Press Ctrl + <select each note with the mouse>

Recover Changes in Notes After Conflicts During Evernote Sync

You can apply this technique to any number of notes. Then, Evernote gives you the option to Merge and other options.

Recover Changes in Notes After Conflicts During Evernote Sync

My Remarks: Though the merge feature was good, it didnt do what I expected. I was expecting that the changes would be append/added to the old ones. But instead of that, the changes appeared in this fashion.

Guest Post by Palla Ramarao, who is a tech evangelist and web enthusiast. Hes a Civil Engineer, Software Engineer and Blogger by part-time. He worked for various engineering colleges, software companies and likes to blog on Microsoft Windows, Apple, Google, Browsers, Software, Technology and Gadgets. He presently works onhis Windows blog in his free time.

Also See : Top 5, Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Friends, Likes, Map, Old Posts

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Friends, Likes, Map, Old PostsFacebook’s new Timeline has caused much debate. While some users have willingly embraced the new layout, others have protested that the compulsory shift is an invasion of  personal privacy. This is mainly due to the fact that older posts previously buried safely within the abyss of Facebook could now be available for anyone to easily view due to a new feature allowing them to click on a chosen year, listed on the right hand side of peoples profile pages as history navigation. A click would then bring up the persons entire activity for that year.

Facebook issued a statement saying that users had more freedom through the new layout to control who sees what, although users argued that this was both time-consuming and confusing. However, the new layout is here to stay.

Remove Content You don’t want Others to see on your Facebook Timeline

If you dont want everyone to see your every action from 2007 such as what you had for dinner, what you thought, liked and shared heres a step-by-step guide to manage privacy settings for your facebook Timeline.

Hiding Timeline Elements like Friends, Map, Friending Activity, Likes, Social Reader etc

Friends : Click the Friends link on your timeline and it will take you to your friend-list page.  Click on the ‘Edit‘ button on the top-right and select the appropriate option from the drop down.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Friend List

While it is a good idea to keep your friend-list visible to only ‘Friends without Acquaintances‘ but I would recomend to select ‘Custom‘ and show it to a limited number of people who you might have organised into a custom Facebook List.

 Map : If you don’t want people to see the history of all the places that you’ve stayed and checked-in on a map, then you can hide map on your Facebook timeline. Click on the down arrow icon at the end of your Timeline favorites. (see pic. below)

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Friend Map

Once you click it hover your mouse pointer on the Map tile and you should see an edit icon (pencil) at the corner. Click it and select ‘Remove from Favorites‘ to hide map from your facebook timeline.

 Friending  Activity : Sometimes you may want to keep the knowledge of whom you add as friends personal. To hide friending activity from your timeline wall, browse down to the widget that shows your recent friend additions.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Friending  Activity

Hover your mouse on the top-right corner and click on the edit icon (pencil) and select ‘Hide from Timeline‘ to hide the friends widget or ‘All Friends Added…‘  to hide whom you’ve recently add as friends on facebook.

Likes and Other Activity Widgets : By default your Facebook timeline will show almost all the activity that you do on facebook like reading news though a social reader app or commenting and liking stuff, joining groups and events, posts made by apps you have installed.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Social Activity

You can hide them if you want by click the same edit (pencil) icon on the top right that appears when you take your mouse close to the top-right corner of the social widget on your timeline and choose ‘Hide from Timeline‘.

Hide Old Posts, Keep them Visible to Friends Only

Go to your profile page and click the drop down arrow to the right of the Home tab in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select Privacy Settings. The first thing you should do is limit the visibility of your old posts. On the list of options, select Manage Past Post Visibility as per the following screen shot.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Old Posts

A warning sign will pop up, as illustrated in the next screen shot. Clicking Limit Old Posts is an action that cannot be undone, so to the left of that there is an option Learn about changing old posts (see the second screen shot). When you click Limit Old Posts, anyone not on your friend list will not be able to view posts on your Timeline.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Hide Old Posts

Managing Default Privacy while Posting Status Updates / Images From Mobile Device

To ensure that content you post from a mobile device or app stays private, there is also a setting to control this. On the main privacy settings menu, and look for Control Your Default Privacy and select Friends or select the option that suits you.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Old Posts

But you can also control who you allow and who you do not allow to view information posted from your mobile or applications other than Facebook by customizing the post visibility settings to your preferences by clicking Custom. Type in friends names or the custom lists you’ve created into the Make this visible to or Hide this from option boxes, as illustrated.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Hide Old Posts

Manage Who can Post on Your Timeline Wall

Next go back to the main Privacy Settings menu and select Timeline and Tagging. This option will control who is able to post what content on your Timeline. You can control posts, tagging in photos, and can choose to review content before it is posted. Take a look at the below screen shot to help you.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Who can Post on Your Timeline Wall

Manage Who can Connect with You on Facebook

Next, you should think about what information you wish to be available to people who search for you that are not on your friend list. On the main Privacy Settings menu, selected How you connect. The screen shot below shows the options that are available for restriction, including your contact details, messaging, and friend request options.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Who can Connect with You on Facebook

Protect Your Personal Information from Facebook Apps

Did you know that your personal information is also available to view through the apps you have downloaded to Facebook? Privacy controls on these apps are controlled separately to those on your main Facebook page.

Facebook Timeline Privacy: Protect Your Personal Information from Facebook Apps

To limit them, select Apps and Websites from the main privacy settings menu. The following screen shot appears. Here you can see all the apps you have subscribed to, and can adjust privacy for each one.

Guest Post by Sarah Flanders, who is a freelance writer from England who specialises in finance and technology articles for various journals ..

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5 Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular game in the country and everybody would love to sit at home and watch all the IPL matches, but this is not possible for most to leave work or skip their job etc and watch IPL Matches but there is a solution if you have an android phone. Although there are apps that allows live streaming on your smartphone but it is not always possible to do that if one is at work. You can connect with all IPL Matches live score update with these top 5 android apps in your android smartphone.

Top 5 Apps to Get Latest Score, Match Updates of IPL Matches

Official DLF IPL 2012 Android App

Official DLF IPL 2012 Android App is an app by Indiatimes.com which the official online partner of DLF IPL T20 012. The apps will provide you the up-to-date match scores as they happen.

Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

The app gives the info about the Team fixtures, Schedule by Results, Fixtures, Team and players profile, latest news and photos during the tournament, past-match videos, ipl songs. The app requires android device running on 2.1 and up besides all of this you can also see off-field happenings and players interviews.

Link : Google Play Store (Free)

ESPNCricinfo Android App

ESPNCricinfo is an official Android app which brings you the most recent and complete cricket information from around the world. The app also allow you to view live cricket match, gives you the live scoreboard of current match and bally by ball text commentary.

Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

You can easily customize news, results and fixtures by your favorite team. The app will make push notification to update you about the wickets, batsman milestones and score updates during live matches. There is a unique lean back mode in the app for which you have to switch the app and place your phone on the table and follow the live score throughout the match in a busy work day.

Link : Google Play Store (Free)

Cricket Next Live for Android App

Cricket Next Live is another android app which is one of the best ways to get live scoreboard and updates on your Android Smartphone. This app aims to give every recent update about the match and also has a very colorful interface and easy to navigate options.

Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

This apps cover every game live and you can view the action in 36 different angles and see most of the stats in a single page, whether its live score, commentary, batting, fielding and bowling charts ,stats, photos and match-reports.

Link : Google Play Store (Free)

NDTV Cricket Android App

NDTV Cricket Official Android app provides the live cricket score coverage of international and domestic matches along with the photos and stats of live events, ball by ball commentary with news.

Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

The good thing about the app is that you can use it as the homescreen widget on the notification bar with the numerous logos for the list of ongoing matches. The app uses the push technology and gives the fastest live score. It is a very light weight app so consumes a very less battery on your Smartphone.

Link : Google Play Store (Free)

Cricbuzz Android App

CricBuzz Cricket Scores & News is an android app from the popular cricket portal CricBuzz. Apart from the apps we have covered above it is a different app. In this app you can get match notification in every 5 overs or for every wicket.

Android Apps to Get Live Score Updates of IPL Cricket Matches

You can subscribe to your favorite team and can get notification in a complete series about them and to connect with social media you can share new stories on facebook with one single click. Also you will get the Indian premier league matches ball by ball updates as well as get scoreboard and commentary in English and Hindi.

Link :  Google Play Store (Free)

Guest Post by Dimple  Julyani who also writes on a fastest growing site Androidxpert.com

Also See : Learn to Speak New Foreign Language with Free iPhone, Android Apps

Find Royalty Free Stock Images to Use Legally on Websites, Blogs

Find Royalty Free Stock Images to Use Legally on Websites, BlogsNowadays with the increasing number of internet laws, copyright violations can land you into trouble if you are not aware of these laws especially if you are using images video clips etc that might be copyrighted to any other individual etc. The best way to use your own content like photos or video while using them online in any website or a blog post, else use royalty free content for creating your web content. If you’re looking for royalty free music you might want to look into somewhere similar to https://www.producerloops.com/download-fruity-loops-samples/ for your website or video.

How to Find Copyright Free Images to Use Legally

Here are 3 simple ways you can find photos and images you can use to create content of your own without worrying about someone suing you for using their copyrighted work.

1. Using Creative Commons Search

Find Royalty Free Stock Images to Use Legally on Websites, Blogs
Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.

While corporations and most individuals want to protect the content like images, videos, music they create under a licence so that people have to pay for using them, there are some who want to give away the content they create freely available to the community so that people like you and me can use these photos and images and other similar content without having to pay a large amount of money.

Link : search.creativecommons.org

Creative Commons Search not a search engine, but rather a tool that lets you access to search services provided by other independent organizations who let their users upload media that can be used by people for free like Flickr, Vimeo etc.

2. Download Images, Pictures for Royalty Free Stock Photo Sites

Luckily, there are plenty of websites that lets users share copyright free photos that won’t require you to buy a licence for using them. Here are some of them :

FreerangeFreerange Stock was formed with the goal to provide quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free. Images on the site are either shot by Freerange Stock, drawn from Freerange archives, or contributed by a talented community of photographers. The photos either come directly from their in-house photographers and archives or they are contributed by a growing community of creative and talented photographers.

Stockvault.net It is a stock photo sharing website where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs, graphics and image files with each other for free. All of the websites images can be used for personal or commercial projects.

FreeDigitalPhotosOne of the best places on the web to download free images for use in corporate and personal projects for free. Our images can be used by web designers, graphic designers and editors to illustrate and brighten up websites and printed media such as newspapers and magazines.

Stock.XchngSXC is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge. As a user you gain access to hundreds of thousands of high-quality, hand-picked stock photos and graphics, all free!

Depositphotos – You can download royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vector images for your projects from their collection of 6,335,108 stock images absolutely free with their amazing for free trial subscription photos.

FlickrMany Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

3. Create Custom Photos with your Brand Logos, Quote etc

There are many web-photo-apps that lets you create customized photos on their existing templates.

Motivator – Create your own customized motivational posters. Armed with a digital camera and that non-stop wit of yours, you now have the power to turn a simple photograph into a humorous or inspirational message.

PhotoFunia – It is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun-filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. Their tools automatically identifies the content in the photo and lets you add cool photo effects, create funny photo montages. Put your photo, brand logo on a billboard, a stamp, or in a Warhol-like work of pop-art. Become the Mona Lisa or a bodybuilder. See a video tutorial here.

Other Tools – Read about these tools we have reviewed previously that lets you create warning posters, popular magazine covers, graphics for your band, faces on fruits vegetables etc

Similar : Prevent Your Video Removed by Youtube Copyright Issues

Type & Write Hindi Text on iPad, iPhone with Gestures -Free Apps

The popularity of touch based devices from Apple namely the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch has risen to its all time high in India. Since Hindi is one of the most widely spoken language in this country, people prefer Hindi as more suitable mode of communication while sending texts and informal email messages.

So,  if are looking for free apps on iTunes that’ll will let you write and type hindi text on your iOS device. We have compiled a list of free apps that will help you to type text in hindi on your iPad or iPhone etc. Some of them have gesture recognition, so that you may manually draw the character on the touchscreen to generate the text input.

Quillpad Touch for iPad (iTunes)

Quillpad Touch provides a simple way of writing text in Hindi on your iPad. You can use the smart keyboard to type auto-complete supported text quickly or use handwritten gesture recognition makes it even more easy and fast to input text. Just pinch anywhere on the screen for combining two consonants instantly.

Type & Write Hindi Text on iPad, iPhone with Gestures Free Apps

Once you write the text, you can copy the string of hindi characters to clipboard and paste in any application like facebook, email etc. Quillpad is free and a must try. You can watch their product demo video at this link.

Hindi Writing, Typing Apps for iPhone, iOS

Hindi SMS <iTunes> is a Hindi SMS, Email application which integrates itself into the typing keyboard of the iPhone, ios device to help users send SMS or E-mail in Hindi very easily to any smartphone and mobiles which has Devanagari Unicode support, can display the messages sent from this application.

Type Hindi, HindiWriter (free) and Hindi for iPhone (free) are two easy to use apps, which uses transliteration support to convert the hind text you type in English into the appropriate Hindi characters.

Using the built-in Hindi (हिन्दी) editor you can create hindi text and share it to the world via Facebook etc from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Also Read : Convert English into Hindi with Voice Translation

Unlock Access to Facebook Timeline Preview, New Profile Feature

Facebook Timeline AppFacebook Timeline allows Facebook users to convert their account into an online scrapbook that catalogs the events in their life. Timeline organizes a users life in reverse chronological order based upon the information listed in the Facebook profile. Now people will want to, more than ever, cross-pollinate their platforms. I hear that socialfollow can provide some help when it comes to growing their instagram account.

Facebook information listed in the profile will be indicated as milestones on Timeline. The user will be able to make a record of their entire life from the time they became a Facebook user to present day. To get the new facebook timeline feature is really very simple. In fact, there are just four simple steps to access Timeline.

4 Steps to Unlock Facebook Timeline on Profile

Step 1. Log into Facebook under developer mode at this link. You may have to retype your password to continue to the appropriate developer view. When it requests permission, make sure to click allow.

Unlock Access Facebook Timeline Profile Preview

Step 2. Create a new application by selecting the create new app button in the top left corner. Write anything you want for the application name and namespace, and agree to the terms and conditions.

Unlock Access Facebook Timeline Profile Preview

You will have to have verified your account using your mobile or credit card number, and you may have to fill out a captcha too.

Step 3. Select Open Graph. The application must be defined by an action and an object of interaction. The description is usually just a verb and a noun, like Timeline and Profile.

Unlock Access Facebook Timeline Profile Preview

Scroll down and click Save Changes and Next, and do the same on the next screen, and on the last screen click Save and Finish.

Step 4. Once you are finished, Facebook will recognize you as a developer. Wait a few minutes, and then return to your profile page. A Facebook invite to Timeline will appear.

Unlock Access Facebook Timeline Profile Preview

Timeline will not show as your homepage each time you log in. Each time, you will have to use a special link to navigate to Timeline. The link looks like this:

http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline

If you don’t have a facebook username link refer to this tutorial on how to get a personalized facebook profile url.

What Else Should You Know About the Facebook Timeline?

The application is still in Beta version, so there are still a few bugs that need to be worked out. Overall, Facebook users should be able to enjoy the applications with little or no problems. As it is, Facebook has it set originally that no one else can see your new profile layout for about a week, so you can get used to it and organize it just the way you like. If you think you’re ready to show it off though, you can by pressing the Publish Now button that should appear in the top right corner.

How Does Timeline Appear to Facebook Users?

Facebook Timeline allows Facebook users to select a personalized cover photo that sits at the top of the page, along with a profile photo. Three menu items will also be displayed in the right corner below the cover photo. The menu items include: Update Info, Settings and View Activity. Under these tabs, the user will be allowed to update the following information: Employment and Education History, Contact Information, Favorite Quotes, List of Family Members and Relationships and Places of Residence.

The user will also view a list of all Facebook activity since the day that you joined Facebook. The information catalogued will include information written on friends walls, photographs and links shared. Privacy may be set through the Settings Cog. The tab will also show you what your Timeline will appear like. A Facebook badge may also be added under this tab.

Check out the official demo of the Facebook Timeline at this link.

Many people enjoy viewing their progression through life and sharing the progression with others. Facebook has helped to make this possible in the past by chronicling social interactions over time, but it was difficult to paw through that sometimes to look for specific events. Timeline will help greatly with this, and it’s a lovely layout too. It should be quite popular with those that enjoy a pictorial and written chronology of their lives. (- Guest Post by Elaine Hirsch -)

Also Read : Create New Facebook Profile Layout Hack Using Tagged Photos

2 Easy DIY Paper iPhone iPod Stand, Cardboard Dock for SmartPhones

2 Easy DIY Paper iPhone iPod Stand, Cardboard Dock for SmartPhonesI have always been a fan of DIY (do it yourself) stuff. Last time we posted about how to make toys from junk and today I would like to share one of of my favourites, to make and iphone paper stand, the one you can easily make by using a cut-out from a stiff card paper and folding it up to make a stand to dock your iphone, ipad or any smartphone you carry.

An advantage of these cardboard paper stand for iphone etc are not only simple to make, but also easy to carry around in your wallet/purse or create as many as you want or give them away as gifts or like a business card for your company etc.

2 Simple DIY Portable, Cardboard Paper Stand for iPhone, Smartphones

1. iPhone Paper Dock DIY by Folding Card Paper

Dessinemoiunobjet created this really cool cardboard paper iphone stand idea, where you can download the PDF template, print it out on card paper and cut it then fold it to create this beautiful looking iphone stand within a few minutes.

iPhone Paper Dock DIY by Folding Card Paper

Though, it was free earlier but now you have to buy the template from the author’s fiverr gig at 5$. But if you look at the designs above and at the author’s site and the video tutorial below then I think its quite easy to create one yourself from scratch using your own design idea.

2. Cool iPhone, iPod Cardboard Stand, Dock

Check out this really cool cardboard stand by Geeky-Gadgets.com for smartphones made very easily by folding a cardboard paper cut-out which can downloaded from their site at this link.

Simple DIY Portable, Cardboard Paper Stand for iPhone, Smartphones

They have designed it in such a manner so that the iPhone, iPod dock cable gives it extra stability, and its really easy to place and remove your iPhone off the dock, just like any real one. Watch the video below to see how its made from the cut-out.

Bonus : Simple Paper Clip iPhone, Mobile Stand

This one’s worth a share because in the past few months, this stand by deanying.com has become one of the very popular DIY iphone stands due to its sheer simplicity and portability. Check out their step by step tutorial video guide of converting a simple paper clip into a cheap stand for your iPhone, smartphone.

If you do the bending properly, then this is one of the most minimal diy iphone stands out there and it looks sleek can compact, and you can find paper clips everywhere. You might even create a bigger version for your ipad using hangar wire which works quite well.

You can also visit seskimo.com to get some ideas to make portable pocket stands out of cardboard or credit cards or buy them from there.

Tip : Best Blogging Apps for iPhone or Android SmartPhones

Play MP3 Files in Dropbox by Streaming Songs Inside the Browser

Google Music Alternative DropTunes: Stream Play MP3 Songs in DropboxGoogle’s new Music Beta service is cool, but it’s now available for US only. If you are looking for an almost similar alternative, I recommend you check out DropTunes. It an online service that lets you play mp3 songs in your Dropbox account directly in your browser online.

Play Songs in Your Dropbox Account Online

ª Go to Droptunes : https://droptun.es/

Log in with your Dropbox email and password. You’ll see all the folders you have. Navigate to the one with your songs in it and you will see all the music files listed.

Click the Play button beside a song to start playing it. Once the song has finished playing, the next song in the list starts playing automatically… although there is no shuffle option to play randomized songs in the list.

Google Music Alternative DropTunes: Stream Play MP3 Songs in Dropbox

There is a seek-bar and volume control and its supports both Flash and HTML5 mode. Which means if your browser supports HTML5 like Chrome and Firefox then you can play music with Droptunes on devices which doesn’t support flash.

The good thing about playing music from your Dropbox you can sync it with various other services like iTunes etc. And if you are using DropTunes from a mobile device then your songs are with you all the time. Quite good enough if you’re looking for a cloud based music player.

For iOS users, MusicDrop, SongBox and BoxyTunes are useful apps for iphone, ipod touch or ipad which does an awesome job of turning your DropBox into a  cloud music jukebox service. They let you stream music from your DropBox account, also fetches album artwork and other info.

We recently also wrote about a chrome extension that lets you add online files directly to your Dropbox, which means you can save any mp3 URL you come across the web to your Dropbox immediately.

Tip: If you are a song lover I recommend you try YouTube Music Discovery which is an awesome tool that lets you create personalized playlists with music from popular artists and songs related to your name entered, or get list of the top 50 songs on YouTube.

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

Hide Facebook Profile Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, RowFacebook implemented the photo stream, a useful addition to your facebook profile which shows your recently tagged photos under your profile name below the new bio. But unfortunately thanks to some of those "genius" friends and stupid apps, that row of those tagged photos end up being useless and out of your control.

Hide the Row of Photos below Facebook Profile Name

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

So, if you want to disable your facebook profile’s photostream and not show the strip of tagged photos in a row, here is a simple tip you can use to hide them from anyone viewing your profile.

Step 1 : Click [Account ] on the top-right of the navigation and go to Privacy Settings[1].

Step 2 : On the Privacy Settings page, scroll down and click on Customize settings.

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

Step 3 : On the Customize settings page scroll down to find Things others share section and click the [Edit Settings] button (beside Photos and videos you’re tagged in).

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

Step 4 : On the popup window click the dropdown menu to select Customize.

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

Step 5 : In the next window under Make this visible to select the option Only Me.

Hide Facebook Photo Stream: Disable Photo Strip, Row on your Profile

By choosing "Only Me" you’re specifying that only you can see the photo row on your facebook profile, while the rest of the world won’t see it at all, unless you specify certain people in step5 above to see them.

The photo steam is great way to show your life activity on facebook and some people have found ways to use it creatively by displaying a profile banner using tagged photos.

Tip : In case, if you want to know how your facebook profile looks to a certain friend (to check if hiding a relationship status from your ex, or showing status to selected friends is working or not) then go to the Customize settings page [step 3 above] and look for the button [Preview My Profile] at the top right.

Facebook Profile View for Certain Friends, Non-Friends

Click it and add + select name of the person to see how your profile looks to him/her. (see above)

I hope this trick of hiding the facebook photo strip on your profile will help you and sometimes even save from embarrassment from being tagged on some really offensive picture etc. Let us know in comments if you faced any situation like this.

Convert Print Locked PDF Files to Printable JPG Image, Word Document

Want to print a pdf file but its print locked ? Many pdf documents are print locked pdf formats which blocks you from printing or copying especially ebooks, forms etc. But here’s an useful tip : simply convert the pages in a print locked pdf file into printable formats like a JPG image or word documents which also retain any styles, designs, tables in the PDF file using something similar to File Center to help do this.

Convert PDF Files to JPG Images Online – Best Free Tools

Here are some of the best tools you can use to convert pages of print locked pdf files into individual jpg images online…

Zamzar : I think Zamzar is probably the best online file conversion tool that provide a huge range of input and output formats. And yes, it will let you convert offline as well as online files upto 100Mb in size.

Simple browse select the file or add the pdf url path (for online files) and then select the out put format as jpg, or png (larger size but higher quality), then add your email id and then click convert. Once the conversion is done they will send the files in a .zip file as attachment to the email id you provided.

Neevia : Their Document Converter makes it easy for users to quickly convert files of many formats into PDF or Image format like JPG.  Simply upload the pdf file and choose jpeg or png as output format an then select your delivery method.

You can wait for the conversion to be completed on the browser or provide email address to let them send you the download link once converted. The converter is really good quality and fast but the upload limit is 1MB only. Very useful for those quick single page PDF documents that can’t be printed.

Other similar sites are CoolUtils, My-Addr and CPdftoImg.

Free Software Desktop Tools to Convert PDF to JPG

PDF-XChange Viewer : Its actually a PDF file viewer with lot of cool features. One of them being able to export PDF pages or entire files to any one of the supported image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and many more.

Convert Print Locked PDF Files to Printable JPG Image, Word Document

Open your print locked PDF file in the viewer, then click on File > Export to Image and a window open where you can set which pages to convert, the image type to convert to and the destination folder. You can also add finishing touches like Page Zoom, rotate pdf etc.

Quick PDF Convert : Very simple lightweight desktop software for converting PDF files to JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, EMF and BMP files. The process is a very simple 3 step process. Just select your print locked PDF or any pdf document and select the output format and click Start Conversion.

Despite the conversion process is so simplistic the tool offers a range of fine-tuning options, including DPI, image quality and partial conversion. But what makes PDF to Image really irreplaceable is its batch PDF conversion. You can load multiple PDF files (or drag&drop them) and convert all of them to images with a single click!

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Use Google Docs to Convert PDF Files into Word, Text Documents

1. Login to your Google Docs account and go their file upload page (Link).

2. Drag and Drop your PDF file to upload it.

3. Check the option Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents as enabled and click Start Upload.

4. Once uploaded, open the file online in Google docs’ viewer and Click on File > Download As > Word, RTF, ODT etc.

Now you could also choose to directly print the document from Google Docs (File > Print) option if you have the printer connected.

Note : This method is only for files with text based content only. Images, chart will be excluded. File upload limit is upto 2MB.

Facebook App to Convert PDF to Word Inside Facebook

The Able2Extract team has also developed a facebook app (Link) turn your PDFs to editable word docs instantly directly from your facebook. Once the app is installed, Upload your file. When your file is uploaded, the conversion will begin automatically. Click on the URL provided to pick up your file.

Free Software Tools to Convert PDF into Word

For the online version we mentioned Zamzar which is the best for converting PDF to Word online for free. You can also use NitroPDF’s online pdf to word converter.

Here are few desktop freeware tools to do the same.

PDF Tiger : A free PDF To Word Doc tool that can quickly, accurately create PDF documents from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, txt or Images. It can also convert PDF files into editable MS Word Documents, Rich Text Documents, Plain Text Files, Images, HTML Files, and Shockwave Flash SWF Files.

In batch mode PDFTiger will convert more than 10,000,000 files at a time. Its lightweight but really powerful for converting your print locked pdf files in word documents.

AnyBizSoft : Just with one click, you can convert your read-only PDF files into fully formatted editable Word documents less one minute.

Convert PDF to Word, Convert PDF to Word document

PDF to Word Converter can convert PDF file which was restricted by author to prevent others from copying, editing or even printing. The original text, layouts, images and hyperlinks can be exactly retained in the generated Word documents.

You can also try Hellopdf, PDFZilla converting PDF to Word formats including docx.

While it’s not possible to replicate the exact formatting and appearance of the original file used in creating a PDF, we believe the mentioned tools produces the best results than any other freeware tools out there.

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