Spending — or should I say, wasting — time on the internet can be a very simple thing to do. Most of us get to a point when we just want to relax and take our mind off work for a few minutes. When that moment arrives, there are a limited number of things one can do. For me, the moment I am in a similar situation, I would just open my browser and start playing online HTML5/Flash-based games. This is a pleasant way to just take your mind off work and release stress without getting yourself involved in the game for hours and weeks.

I am a big admirer of online games but finding the right one can be a tough task considering the fact that there are literally hundreds of thousands of games online. Even if you open Miniclip or any similar site, you will be shown hundreds of games and your break may come to an end by the time you find a good game.

So here’s my favorite online games right now, with enough stuff to keep everyone happy — and no annoying Facebook logins required.

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Back in old days, converting files from one format to another was a hectic task. There was (and still) a software for every type of format that you must install to convert your files. However, those days are gone; we are now surrounded by a number of cloud services that makes these tasks simpler. Currently, everything is done in the cloud – file conversion, storage, sharing and anything you can think of. There are online services that allow users to convert any type of file. Rather than finding different services for different formats, head over to CloudConvert and it will not disappoint you.

CloudConvert is a simple and easy-to-use online utility that can help you convert over 100 different formats – whether it’s audio, e-books, videos, images or anything for that matter, the website supports them all. The service supports over a 100 file formats from many different categories and is totally free of cost. The service also integrates with multiple cloud storage services so that you can automatically save the converted files in the cloud.

Let’s take it for a spin and see if it’s worth keeping as a part of your app repertoire.

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Back in the old days, when you were working on a project, all team members had to be on location in order to work together, share ideas, and perform tasks. That was an age of face-to-face interactions where things without one’s physical presence were not possible to do. But thanks to the advent of the internet, people who are in different parts of the world can easily connect with one another. Resultantly, collaboration between individuals who are far apart is made possible by the internet.

However, such remote online collaboration can soon become difficult to manage if the number of team members involved is large. The project leader can quickly lose track of emails and find it difficult to remember which task was assigned to whom. Sharing ideas is another process that suffers. In short, online collaboration can be a big mess if it is not handled properly. Fortunately, you can indeed handle it properly using a web service called Ginger. (more…)

Do you remember when you got your driver’s license? Do you remember being happy that day about finally passing the driving test? Perhaps you do. Or you are perhaps like me and many others who like good memories and treasure them but cannot quite fully recall them.

That is the problem that many of us have. We cannot save that feeling we feel during our good times unless we have pictures of those times to remind us of the pleasure. That is, of course, the whole point of the pictures, reminders, and status messages that we so eagerly post online.

Unfortunately, the social networks we use are not targeted towards private people who want to have a special group of people with whom to share their special memories. A pleasant exception however is an excellent web service called Memrify. (more…)

You’ve got a photo that you’d love to use, but need to take out its background. Shouldn’t be so hard, right? Well, it’s not, assuming you have an image editor installed on your computer. But then, we all don’t have Photoshop installed, and even if we did, it’d still take several steps to knock out the background and get the isolated image you want.

That’s where Clipping Magic comes in. It’s a web app that does one thing well: taking the background out of your images. What was once a complex tool that required expensive software is now something anyone with a browser can do in seconds.

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We all capture thousands of photos every day and share them on different online services. The problem arises when you have to save those images on a single platform. It may not be the best idea to upload photos from every device you own and then save it on your computer or on any other cloud storage service. If you are looking for a place to upload more photos, you should give Picturelife a try.

Picturelife is a new startup founded by OMGPOP’s founder Charles Forman. It permits users to backup their photos from different devices. Currently, the service works with iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac. Once installed, it automatically creates a backup of all your photos online so that you can access them online.

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Not too long ago, Dropbox was the only commonly known name when it came to storing your data on the cloud. The brilliant folder design of the service help (and still helps) people start using it from the get go without any significant difficulties. But there were a few holes in the services – some room for improvement, as there is with everything (at least everything technological). And now, we’ve got dozens of cloud storage services, some old, some new, to fill the gaps left by Dropbox.

The problem now is, you’re often left wondering what cloud storage service you stored your files in, especially if you’ve signed up to many of them to take advantage of all the free storage. If you ever decide to consolidate it all down to just one cloud service, you’ll have quite the frustrating time trying to get everything downloaded and reuploaded.

That’s where CloudHQ comes in. It’s the service you need to keep all of your cloud storage services synced.

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As July approaches, an increasing number of Google fans get worried about how they are going to continue getting the updates from their favorite RSS feeds. Why? Because not too long ago, Google announced its nonsensical decision to shut down one of its most popular services – Google Reader – once and for all. The date is set for July 1st and users of the service are looking to find a competent alternative.

Fortunately for internet users, the web provides a wide variety of feeds subscribing services to choose from. With Google Reader shutting down, people might be looking for something that is not only a replacement but a ‘fresh’ replacement, to be more precise i.e. that is new, has an appealing interface, and is just as functional as Google Reader. Here to be that very replacement is a service that offers all that and much more called InoReader.

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Currently, one of the most imperative skills we need to work on is time management. Tracking the amount of time you spent on different tasks can be as difficult as the task itself. If you do not know how many hours you have worked on a specific project, it creates problems when you have to invoice your clients. It becomes even more difficult when you are working as a remote team. What do you do in such a situation? If you search the internet, there are hundreds of time management applications that help you become more prolific. But the problem with the majority of the applications is that some of them are too expensive while others are difficult to use and requires time to get used to the interface. If you are looking for an efficient time tracking application, I would suggest you to give the application called “Timely” a try.
Timely is a very simple and easy to use application that helps you track your billable hours and tells you how much money you have made during the month. The application has user friendly interface that makes logging hours spent on different projects one click away.

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A well-liked web clipping application known as “Clipboard” was acquired a couple of weeks back which resulted in the discontinuation of the service on 30th June, 2013. It is a common phenomenon that users start panicking when an online service is bought as they start apprehending the fact that it will be closed by the new possessors. The users start to backup all the stuff and hunt for other worthy alternatives to switch to. It’s because of all the past experiences with the most popular being the Posterous acquisition.

Since the announcement of the demise of Clipboard, a new Hamburg-based startup, Keeeb, has become the center of attraction for all the Clipboard users as they have started working to make the most out of Clipboard’s imminent closure. If you are a former Clipboard user looking for a replacement, Keeeb might be just what you need. (more…)

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