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16 Nov 11 Logo Maker for Chrome Gives You an Interactive Canvas to Design Your Own Logo


Logo Maker for Chrome Gives You an Interactive Canvas to Design Your Own Logo Chrome: If you have a web site or business, or just want a logo to identify yourself on social networks, Logo Maker is a Chrome add-on that gives you a canvas you can use to add and scale an image, apply text under it, and then export it as a PNG that you can add to your web site or upload as a profile pic, all without installing an image editor.

Once installed, you can import images you want in your logo into Logo Maker, stretch them out or transform them so they scale to the size you want. Then add text around the logo by selecting the font, font size, color, and placement. When you’re finished, simply export your image, download it, and apply it on your web site, Twitter profile, or Facebook profile.

There’s nothing that Logo Maker does that a desktop image editor won’t do, except perhaps streamline the interface so you only see the tools you need to create your logo. If you’re using a system where you can’t install new software but a Chrome extension is okay, or if you’re not sure how to create a logo in a bulkier image editor, Logo Maker is perfect for you. It’s available now in the Chrome Web Store and works everywhere Chrome does.

Logo Maker | Chrome Web Store via Addictive Tips


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Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5859596/logo-maker-for-chrome-gives-you-an-interactive-canvas-to-design-your-own-logo

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15 Nov 11 Logo Maker for Chrome Gives You an Interactive Canvas to Design Your Own Logo [Chrome Extensions]


Logo Maker for Chrome Gives You an Interactive Canvas to Design Your Own Logo Chrome: If you have a web site or business, or just want a logo to identify yourself on social networks, Logo Maker is a Chrome add-on that gives you a canvas you can use to add and scale an image, apply text under it, and then export it as a PNG that you can add to your web site or upload as a profile pic, all without installing an image editor.

Once installed, you can import images you want in your logo into Logo Maker, stretch them out or transform them so they scale to the size you want. Then add text around the logo by selecting the font, font size, color, and placement. When you’re finished, simply export your image, download it, and apply it on your web site, Twitter profile, or Facebook profile.

There’s nothing that Logo Maker does that a desktop image editor won’t do, except perhaps streamline the interface so you only see the tools you need to create your logo. If you’re using a system where you can’t install new software but a Chrome extension is okay, or if you’re not sure how to create a logo in a bulkier image editor, Logo Maker is perfect for you. It’s available now in the Chrome Web Store and works everywhere Chrome does.

Logo Maker | Chrome Web Store via Addictive Tips


You can reach Alan Henry, the author of this post, at alan@lifehacker.com, or better yet, follow him on Twitter or Google+.

Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5859596/logo-maker-for-chrome-gives-you-an-interactive-canvas-to-design-your-own-logo

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08 Nov 11 Reeder for Chrome Transforms Google Reader into a Clean Feed Reading Experience


Reeder for Chrome Transforms Google Reader into a Clean Feed Reading Experience Chrome: Reeder for Chrome is inspired by Reeder for Mac OS and iOS, but it’s not from the same developers. Nevertheless, it retains the clean and easy-to-use look and feel of the original, and completely re-skins Google Reader into a clean and attractive three-paned feed reader that looks just like the desktop and mobile app.

If you’re a big fan of Reeder on the desktop, or just want to get a feel for what its like before you pay for the iOS or Mac OS versions, Reeder for Chrome can give you a similar experience. It’s missing some of the smooth transitions, but your feeds are grouped in the small pane to the left, headlines live in the center, and you get a large view of the story or article in the pane on the right. Click a headline and a new Chrome tab opens with the article on its home page.

Since Reeder for Chrome is a skin for the actual Google Reader homepage, you can manage your subscriptions, add new ones, and filter for read, unread, star, and mark stories in the interface. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out our Reeder for Chrome | Tumblr


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Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5856973/reeder-for-chrome-transforms-google-reader-into-a-clean-feed-reading-experience

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28 Oct 11 PandoraEnhancer for Chrome Removes Ads, Adds Desktop Notifications for Song …


PandoraEnhancer for Chrome Removes Ads, Adds Desktop Notifications for Song Changes Chrome: Pandora is great, but it definitely has its annoyances. With the PandoraEnhancer add-on for Chrome, you can get rid of most of them, including ads and the the “are you still there” prompt that shows up after prolonged listening. The add-on also gives you desktop notifications when a song changes, lyrics to the song currently playing, and more.

Even though Pandora removed the listening cap for free users, they left in the periodic “are you still there” prompt, which can be a pain if you’re listening to it in another tab and forget to look back and acknowledge it after you’ve been working for a few hours. PandoraEnhancer automatically acknowledges that alert for you. The add-on also scrubs the new HTML5 player free of ads, and suppresses the annoying video ads that appear whenever you interact with something on the page or skip a track.

PandoraEnhancer also pops up an alert on the desktop when the song changes, much like the previously mentioned Pandora Desktop Notification add-on. Even so, the added features make PandoraEnhancer worth a look if you’re not already a Pandora One subscriber.

PandoraEnhancer | Chrome Web Store


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Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5854169/pandoraenhancer-for-chrome-removes-ads-adds-desktop-notifications-for-song-changes

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25 Oct 11 Use Vodka as a Chrome and Jewelry Cleaner You May Already Have


Use Vodka as a Chrome and Jewelry Cleaner You May Already Have If you’re not the type to keep chrome polish lying around but you are the type who has a bottle of vodka they didn’t care for sitting the back of your home bar or pantry, consider using it as a chrome or jewelry polish. It works well when combined with a microfiber cloth, and lets you use something you already have instead of making you buy something new.

Vodka is one of those household ingredients that seems to have multiple uses. We’ve discussed how you can use it to wash away sticky residue among other things, but according to Readers Digest, it’s also an excellent jewelry polish—provided you do not use it to clean jewelry with gems or other stones inlaid in the jewelry. For best results, let your necklace or chain soak for a few minutes in a shallow cup or bowl of the stuff, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Vodka isn’t the only jewelry cleaner you may have lying around the house: check out the full post to see more great cleaning agents you probably already have in your home.

12 Home Products for Cleaning Jewelry | Readers Digest


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Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5853055/use-vodka-as-a-chrome-and-jewelry-cleaner-you-may-already-have

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10 Oct 11 Chrome Remote Desktop Controls Other Computers from a Chrome Tab [Chrome Extensions]


Chrome Remote Desktop Controls Other Computers from a Chrome Tab Chrome: Over the weekend, Google unveiled Chrome Remote Desktop, a new Chrome extension that allows you to remotely control and manage another Mac, Windows, or Linux system through Google Chrome, as long as you have the extension installed on both systems.

Chrome Remote Desktop is currently in beta, and it requires a human be present at both systems in order to work. Once installed, you can initiate a sharing session and the add-on will provide a one-time authentication code that you can provide to another computer, like a support technician looking to connect to your computer, or a friend troubleshooting an issue remotely. Once the other party enters the access code, they’ll be able to see your screen, and be able to access your files, folders, and applications, all through Chrome. The process works in reverse as well: you can remotely troubleshoot a friend or family member’s PC as long as they provide you the access code.

Google says that the service is currently for person-to-person sharing, and they’re looking into expanding it to people who want to access their own computers when they’re away from them in the future. In the meantime, Chrome Remote Desktop is available now anywhere Chrome works. For more remote troubleshooting apps, check out our article on how to manage another PC remotely.

Chrome Remote Desktop | Chrome Web Store via Google Operating System


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Article source: http://lifehacker.com/5848179/chrome-remote-desktop-controls-other-computers-from-a-chrome-tab

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