Tip o’ the Week 458 – Grabbing pictures from websites

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to get the URL of a picture that is embedded on a web page, and some of them don’t even risk breaching the copyright of the image’s owner or page author! Legitimate examples might include things like downloading a company logo from its website so you…

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Tip o’ the Week 407 – e-books in Edge

Books have been an emotive subject for centuries; they further and represent knowledge, belief, culture and a whole lot more. Doing things to books has an impact, too – whether it’s the dramatic (like tomecide, the symbolic burning of books) or just the annoying (ever leant someone a book, then seen how they folded back…

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Tip o’ the Week 392 – distract with GIFs

We’re all used to file formats being associated with programs and the data they work with. Some, like .TXT, have been around for so long and are so cross-platform, they transcend association with any one application, whereas .PPT will always be PowerPoint – though that app has gained notoriety in such phrases as “Death by…

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Tip o’ the Week 331 – OneNote Clipper Edge Extension

Ever since the Edge browser appeared with Windows 10, there have been calls from some quarters to allow extensions of some kind – ad blocking, the main one, though the practice of blocking ads in web pages is turning into a pitched battle between content owners and readers. Oh, and the advertisers too. With the…

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Tip o' the Week 316 – Edge browser and Cortana

A short and sweet tip this week, concerning the Edge browser in Windows 10. If Windows 10 was “Threshold” and the November update was “TH2”, the next iteration of Windows 10 is being referred to as “Redstone”. Rumours have surfaced that the Edge browser is due to get some new features as part of the…

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Tip o’ the Week #292 – Stop the ads on Edge

Advert blocking in Internet Explorer was covered back in ToW #247, highlighting some ways to stop annoying adverts from taking over your browser. The internet has plenty of examples of misplaced advertisement, not all of them online banner ads. There’s a burgeoning industry in providing ad-blocker type extensions for browsers, which basically intervene and elect…

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