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The 404 1,349: Where we white-out the Web (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- New law lets teens delete digital skeletons.

- "Dumb and Dumber" sequel in production: Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey share photos from set.

- Netflix launches Spoilerfoiler to stop Twitter from spoiling "Breaking Bad."

- Companies to pay $350,000 fine over fake online reviews.

- "Safe texting zones" coming to a New York state highway near you.

- Spoof advertisement fools Apple fanboys into dunking their "waterproof" iPhones.… Read more

Get 10GB extra space on Google Drive for linking with Quickoffice

Quickoffice, an application for working with Microsoft Office documents, was acquired by Google in June 2012. The apps on Android and iOS have helped users on mobile devices gain access to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without going back to their desktops. It's been more than a year, but Google has finally started making some good changes for Quickoffice.

If you've never had a chance to try Quickoffice on your mobile device, now is the time, as Google has released a free copy on both the Play store and App Store. As a second added perk for trying … Read more

Review: Organizer To-Do is a home-focused to-do list and calendar manager

Organizer To-Do is a to-do list, scheduler, and calendar app with stay at home moms and dads in mind. The app features three major functions -- a to-do list creator, a shopping list manager, and a calendar that can either sync with your other calendars or work independently to keep track of everything you have to do. While the app is designed with moms and dads in mind, it works for anyone with a lot of around-the-house chores to do.

When you start Organizer To-Do you're shown a screen with all of your options. There are six, but three … Read more

View Chrome tabs in a vertical list with Veritabs

Do you often open way too many tabs in your Chrome Web browser? Don't feel guilty; when I'm doing research on something, some of the tabs are so tiny that I can barely see their favicons. You may already be aware that there is a huge selection of tab management extensions in the Chrome Web store, each one with the promise of being a great productivity tool. However, Veritabs is a Chrome extension that works just a bit differently from the others, and it's definitely worth a look.

Instead of making you press a button or switch … Read more

Review: ClickToFlash stops automatic loading of Flash content in Safari

ClickToFlash for Mac successfully prevents Flash content from loading automatically in Safari during your Web browsing sessions, thus freeing you of annoying pop-ups, ads, and auto-play content that just slow down your Web browser.

ClickToFlash for Mac installs as an extension to the Safari Web browser and works with an additional plug-in blocker that the developer has available. After opening, it brings up a Web page where the preferences may be altered. This page includes five separate tabs, each controlling distinct features. The first contains a number of options for converting Flash to HTML5 format, actions likely too advanced for … Read more

Use Clipless to get deals based on your current location

There are a lot of apps out there claiming to be the best at helping you save money by finding deals. Unfortunately, the app can't control the fact that humans forget things. So even though you printed that $5-off coupon, it doesn't mean you will remember to use it.

Clipless is one of those apps that really makes your smartphone feel "smart." Whenever you are at a place that offers a deal or coupon, the app will alert you. You don't have to worry about remembering what you had a coupon for, Clipless knows … Read more

Add folder tree menus to Dropbox in Firefox

The ability to sync files between devices, computers, and the Web makes Dropbox a popular cloud storage service. In the past year, Dropbox saw an impressive acquisition path involving AudioGalaxySnapJoy, and Mailbox. Unfortunately, the Web interface for the service leaves a bit to be desired -- probably because they're busy working on integrating new features from their acquisitions.

If you're used to looking at command prompts or file servers, you may not mind that there's no tree-style menu when accessing your files on Dropbox's Web site. But if that's not your thing, … Read more

Lyft launches in Indianapolis, St. Paul, Atlanta

Lyft is now in 10 cities in the US with simultaneous launches in Indianapolis, St. Paul, Minn., and Atlanta on Thursday.

It's the first time the quirky car-sharing company has launched in three cities at once, which may indicate that it's ramping up its expansion.

Lyft's more luxurious competitor UberX, a branch of the Uber black-car service, is in 10 cities across the US and overseas. Overall, Uber's services are in more than 40 cities internationally, and began testing this week in Bangalore, India, Cape Town, South Africa, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Enable the redesigned New Tab page on Chrome Beta for Android

Google has been rolling out steady improvements to the Chrome Beta for Android app. While the update from this last week was primarily focused on adding support for gestures, a new feature popped up in the chrome://flags area (where you can enable and disable experimental features).

There's now a flag for enabling the new New Tab page (a name that definitely needs work). The most recent version of the New Tab puts a convenient Google search box for text and voice right at your fingertips each time you open a new tab. Most visited Web sites are … Read more

Use NetLive for Android to find data-hogging apps in real-time

As Sharon Vaknin recently pointed out, unlimited data plans are in short supply. You may have a 2GB or 4GB data limit because the next package up is either too much data, or doesn't fit in your budget. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy your smartphone to the fullest.

One of the first things you should do on a limited data plan is find ways to conserve data. But what if you've followed all the tips for saving data, and you still seem to be running out too quickly? There … Read more