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How to put together Facebook Cover photo and Profile image in one picture.

The cover represents for Facebook the one stop picture about you, and right below a thumbnail that interferes with it. What if you can put them together to create a unified photo effect like this one?


It might sound simple, but it’s not like that. Actually, we need to make several measurements to adapt both images together and crop them at millimeter. In order to follow this tutorial you will need just three things; a picture wider than 850 and higher than 340 pixels, a layer-capable editor application like Pixelmator, Gimp, Photoshop (others like Paint and Preview are not useful since they do work with one image per time) and discrete skills with them. For this time, we’re going to use Pixelmator but process is the same for any other app. Read More…

How to create a highlight reel of your best tweets with no effort using Vizify

VizifyYour Twitter timeline is so populated of tweets made in the past years that creates just a massive, plain archive. What if you can create a short and beautiful video of the best your profile has to offer? You can make that in the old way taking ages finding the best content or using Vizify which has recently partnered with Twitter for creating immediate clips about trending topics on your profile, best followers and so.

To start just head over, authorize the app to access your data. Then wait a few second for a first video to be created. After that you can simply change background music, clips and even add or remove something that you don’t actually want to show off publicly. Read More…

All you need to know about how Facebook Graph Search works before you get your hands on it.

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Facebook Graph Search was introduced back in March with a special event hosted by Facebook. Started with a closed beta, users could get early access by signing up for a waiting list; the sooner you apply, the the sooner you get access. Don’t want to wait to discover what Graph Search offers? Here’s everything you need to know before it gets released.

The major change from the old system is that now search is contextual; what you write works as filters to process the results, like Siri with the only difference that you don’t use the voice. You can start with simple phrases, and add details as you need them and create complex sentences to elaborate the query. On my personal profile, if I try to search “Games my friends who live nearby play that I play” Facebook gives me a list of games that friends who geographically live near me play, and at the same time in common.
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How to play retro games like Tetris and Pong using your Mac’s Terminal

Did you ever know that the Mac has a hidden folder with Terminal-compatible versions of most of the retro games? Tetris, Pong, Snake and others are all there waiting to be played once more in 21st Century. Using some commands from the Terminal you will be able to play them endlessly without the fear of killing the battery life.

To start, open the Terminal in Applications > Utilities folder or search it using Spotlight. Type then emacs in the Terminal window; you will see appearing long lines of words about this command. Hit ESC on the keyboard and you will get a screen like this;

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