Friday, June 21, 2013

App Lets You Tattle On Bad Parking Jobs And Make Money Doing It

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

How To Save Pictures From Google Drive To Your Android Phone

I recently started using Google Drive. I wanted to use it as an easy way to transfer files from my computer to my phone, but I quickly hit a snag in the process. I was unable to actually save the pictures I added to MyDrive onto my phone. I could view them in the drive app, but couldn't use them in my MultiPicture Live Wallpaper app,  because they were not showing up in my Gallery. I like this app because it will scale down a full sized picture so it fits on each background screen, instead of stretching it out across the different screens as android does on its own.

So, what to do? After much Googling, I found the answer in another app that I already have and use on my phone. ES File Explorer, which I found is handy when I want to move stuff around while I'm at home, on my WiFi network.

Open Es File Explorer, and press the press the globe/phone icon in the top left corner. You should see this menu:

Click on the Cloud option, and then link it with your Google Drive account. Now when you open up Drive from here, you can select the files you want by long-pressing (push and hold on the file until it becomes selected with a check mark in the corner) and selecting the "More" option from the bottom bar, and choosing "Move to" from that menu. From there you can save the file wherever you like. I chose to put my picture in the "Pictures" folder, where it then shows up in my gallery. 

Hopefully, Google with add a way to do this on their own straight from the Drive app, but until then, this way get the job done.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

How To Save YouTube Videos

UPDATE:SEPT 29/16 : I now just use Paste the link to the YouTube video, choose your format and download the video. Works great for music as well.



There is a easy way to save YouTube videos.

While the video is playing, simply right click anywhere in the player window and select POP OUT.

The video will start playing in a new window. Right click anywhere in THAT window, and one of the options is "save video as".

The video will be in MP4 format, although it won't come up with that file extension on its own. It wasn't going to save the video with any file extension, so I ran it through mediainfo and it said MPEG-4. I saved the file with an ".mp4" extension (by typing that after the file name I chose) and I was able to play it just fine in my VLC player.

Please keep in mind though, this method only works with files that are not copyright protected by the user who uploaded it.


Another method is to simply add the letters "ss" to the url in the url bar at the top of the page, right before the word "youtube".
That means that "" becomes "".

After typing in the "ss" hit enter, and it will take take you to, where the youtube file will now be available in links at the right side, in many different types of file formats.

I haven't test this way much, but I believe it will let you save any video, regardless of the copyright status.