Wunderlist 3 is now available

We continue reviewing tools that will be useful for organizing tasks and improve productivity and today we look at Wunderlist. The Version 3 of this popular task management tool is available after which according to its creators has been the most significant update to its development cycle.

Wunderlist

For those who have not used Wunderlist, this is a very useful tool with free and professional versions that focuses on the concept of task lists that can be private, shared and, since the last update, public. These lists are synchronized across all our devices. Wunderlist is available on the web and so can be installed on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Kindle Fire devices.Continue reading

Ginger, a tool that helps us to write better English

Write in good English is still difficult for so many popping tools that help us with this task. A while ago we told you about Writefull, an assistant to improve our writing in English that has similarities with Ginger, the tool on which we focus in this article.

ginger

The objective of Ginger is simple: to help improve the texts that we write in English. That goal can attack their many fronts ranging from the most common and avoid misspellings or grammatical up to others as giving a more native touch to the text using the synonymous and expressions appropriate to each context.Continue reading

Microsoft tests a translation of audio system in real time for Skype

For years Skype and similar tools have helped us eliminate barriers and distances improving our communication in personal or workplace. Can you imagine that in the future will also help us communicate with people who speak other languages without having to speak them? It’s a complicated objective but Microsoft is already working on it as shown Satya Nadella, CEO of the company.

skype translator

The technology of which we speak was presented at a conference in California and is known as Skype Translator. This new functionality would give Skype a system of automatic translation in real time, i.e. translate what we say and other say to another language and show it on the screen so we can communicate.Continue reading

Is AdBlock Plus the culprit of the high memory usage of Firefox?

Once you have complained about the high memory usage of Mozilla Firefox and how that affects the performance of your PC? If you use this browser for many hours and you go leaving open many tabs almost certain that you noticed in this problem, so it seems, is not only because of Firefox but also other plugins like AdBlock Plus.

firefox and abp

Memory management has long been one of the headaches of Mozilla has tried to improve this aspect in their new versions. Gradually it has been getting but the problem persists as one of the Mozilla engineers have researched a little further and have found a relationship between the use of the popular advertising blocker Adblock Plus and the memory consumption of Firefox. Continue reading

Twitter adds the option to mute users

How to follow someone or deny our friendship in social media is a commitment for many because there are users who do not take it at all well. However, many users have in our timelines we prefer to stop reading for different reasons but can not delete them and for that Twitter has come to our aid and enabled the mute function to specific accounts.

twitter mute option

Having this functionality was already possible thanks to some customers but Twitter was experimenting with it and finally added both official Android and iOS clients and their version. If you want to use in this case you only have to click on the ‘More’ button that appears under the message of a user and the option of silence will appear. This option also appears on the ‘More Actions’ are displayed when viewing a user.Continue reading

Google announces Classroom, free platform oriented to instructors

The technology continues to enter the classroom and offering solutions that can help teachers and students in the process of teaching and learning. Google is present in almost all areas of our daily lives and counting utilities within the education sector by announcing the launch Classroom project.

google classroom

Classroom is a free platform that aims to make life easier for teachers saving time in management tasks that can be devoted to developing better classes or materials. Classroom also offers advantages for students and, at least for the moment, resembles a miniature version of the ‘virtual campus’ that have many universities so many can already imagine what are its functionalities.

Classroom teachers will provide a form of communication and distribution of materials to students. It also provides a folder for each assignment and student in such a way that the platform becomes the place where students find the exercises and climbing them once finished. This method is simpler for students and for teachers who do not have to maintain multiple deliveries arriving organized them in different forms and saves on other media such as CDs or paper.

Those who are interested in using Classroom can make a request to be admitted to the testing phase since at the moment it is not available for everyone, something that will happen within a few months.

Twitter and Amazon team up to allow purchases with a single tweet

One of the keys to run a online store is to offer users a simple way to purchase the products. At Amazon the buying process already works pretty well but after the announced partnership with Twitter to add a product to their shopping cart is going to be as simple as responding to a tweet.

Twitter and Amazon team

This will be possible thanks to the AmazonCart utility which begins to be available in the U.S. and United Kingdom. With AmazonCart those users who wish to can link their accounts at Amazon and Twitter. From that moment you can add products to the shopping cart simply reply to any tweet that contains a link to a product from Amazon including the hashtag #AmazonCart.

This utility is available only for public accounts. Reply the tweet does not imply that the purchase was done automatically, i.e., simply added to the cart and later we can confirm the purchase or not so those who have a tendency to compulsive shopping may think more carefully if they need what they asked for.

In this video Amazon shows how AmazonCart works:

Work online with Microsoft Office tools

In some situations we need to work with Word documents, Excel or PowerPoint but do not have them installed on the computer that we are currently using. A simple alternative is to use other tools but have recently looked at people who feel very uncomfortable out of Office and this represents a serious setback so for them and all that interests about the possibility of using Office online from our browser.

Office Online

Not exactly like the desktop version but Microsoft Office Online has available to work with OneDrive. To use it we just have to access Office Online, sign in with a Microsoft account and start to work with the most common tools of the suite of Microsoft.Continue reading

‘Nearby Friends’ will report on which Facebook friends are close to us

At the moment it is a feature that will be available only in the United States but if successful it is likely that within a while everyone on Facebook can know who their friends are near them. That is the functionality provided ‘Nearby Friends’ and will be available in upcoming updates of Facebook for mobile devices.

Nearby Friends

‘Nearby Friends’ will be optional and if we activate it, will tell us that other users are in the same area as us, which, according to Facebook, can be useful for us to meet them at a certain point. When we select this utility will receive notifications about friends who are in that area if we want to interact with them.Continue reading

Twitter will notice on its Web version

Recent studies appeared on Twitter that indicate that many users are leaving without seeing the social network utility or approximately 40% are less active should be a spur to its developers that continue to make improvements with which to curry favor with their users. The latter has to do with the notifications to arrive in the web version of Twitter in brief.

twitter web version

Notifications are commonplace in Twitter clients but users we missed the web version which is necessary to cover the tab notifications or private messages to see whether there was any interaction. In short, it is not necessary to do this because will pop-up windows appear when someone interacts with us.Continue reading