Search Results in Google Chrome

I’ve been using Chrome (from the Dev Channel) pretty much since it was released. And I absolutely love it. Don’t get me wrong I still like Firefox and Firebug can’t be beat. So today I was using the search function and I noticed something really cool. Your search results show up in your scrollbar. It’s like a map of your search results! Checkout the screenshot for yourself.

Google Chrome search results in scrollbar

That is so useful. I’m keeping my eye on that Dev Channel rss feed waiting with baited breath for what is going to come next!

Using Outlook/Thunderbird with Google Apps

Thee best email service anywhere. I can’t imagine my life without Gmail anymore. It is awesome in so many ways and has so many hidden features and functionality that I can’t believe it’s free.

Recommended settings and configuration for IMAP

Thunderbird Add-ons

If you want Thunderbird to check all of your folders for new messages try adding user_pref(“mail.check_all_imap_folders_for_new”, true); to your user.js or pref.js

Free Yourself from DRM with iTunes Plus

So you bought a butt load of music off iTunes in the old DRM 128-bit AAC format. Now that iTunes is selling DRM-free 256-bit AAC music what do you do with those old crappy DRM’d files? Well the good news is that you can upgrade them. The bad news is that it will cost you $0.30 $0.40 / track. But if you still want to do it, here’s how.

  1. Make sure that you have iTunes Plus enabled for your iTunes account. You can do this from your Account Settings page in iTunes.
  2. Now go to the iTunes Plus section in the iTunes Music Store. You’ll in the top left corner you will see a box with the words Upgrade My Library. In that box it will tell you how much it will cost to upgrade your library.Upgrading iTunes Plus
  3. Click on See Details, and the click on Buy.
  4. Now all the new DRM-free versions of your music will be downloaded