Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Engadget for the iPhone: download the app now
AOL Tech

Tag: WORK

Webclip for Google Chrome snips text to your Google Docs

There are plenty of good note taking and clipping tools around -- like Evernote -- but maybe you just want something lightweight to help you gather research or quotes for use in a project. Webclip is a handy little extension for Google Chrome which is up to the task. It's got a single purpose: to save Web page text you select to Google Docs. Once you've installed the extension, just highlight ...

Evernote strikes it rich, secures $20 million in funding

If you're an Evernote fan, their official blog has some good news this morning: the wildly popular cloud-centric note taking app has secured a cool $20 million in funding. That's a big chunk of cash, and Evernote plans on putting it to good use. "Things are moving pretty quickly at Evernote," Phil Libin writes. "They're about to start moving even faster." Count on seeing more features and supp...

G*****n Work helps Google Chrome users count down to the end of the day

Sure, most operating systems display the time, and the exertion required to figure out how far off 5:00PM is if your clock reads 11:15AM is pretty minimal... But there are days when the grind is all you can take and your brain simply can't handle that smidgen of additional thought. Exhausted, you glance up at your browser for a little good news. 2:20 until you go home! Crap. That means two more...

Nature Sounds is an awesome ambient noise generator

Usually, when I need to focus in a distracting environment I just put on my earbuds and head over to SimplyNoise. But SimplyNoise is a bit too simple at times; it just generates a "wall" of white, brown, or pink noise. It can oscillate the volume a little bit, but that's just about it. That's not a flaw – it's how SimplyNoise was designed. But what if I want some atmosphere to go with my cu...

SimplyNoise white noise generator revamps, gets iPhone app

I often write and translate in an office environment, which can be distracting. Sometimes people talk around me or work together on something, and sometimes noise from outside breaks my concentration. Music is one possible solution; but when working with words, music with lyrics can be an even bigger distraction. So I can try putting on some instrumental music; while that can be nice, it still im...

Escaping the corporate or educational firewall, or 'how to play FarmVille from work'

We've all been there. You're either at work or school or university and you desperately need to visit LiveJasmin -- or play FarmVille. But the computer won't let you! 'Page not found' it says. 404 my foot! You're being firewalled! You're being blackholed! You're being COCKBLOCKED! Fortunately, in most non-enterprise cases (if you work at IBM, this guide probably won't work), networks are set...

Pomodoro - a productivity timer for your Mac

The Pomodoro technique is a time-management productivity technique that involves giving yourself a set amount of time to work on a specific task, and then a short rest period. Finding timers that are specifically suited to this task can be troublesome, but our buddy Steven Sande over at TUAW has already done the hard work for us. And it turns out the best Mac tool for performing the Pomodoro Techn...

Download Squad job boards, whether you're hiring or looking for work

Need a sysadmin, coder, designer or other web working new hire? Virtual, on-location or whatever, the Download Squad job boards have you covered. Post your resume using emurse, or (better yet) post a job position in no time and immediately get an engaged, targeted audience of job seekers. We'll also start showing some search-powered job results on posts, like what you see here, but with a relev...

Choosing the right tools for your process

As I mentioned last time, don't choose a tool that doesn't fit your flow. What does that mean? Here's an example: I thought I'd be clever and create a separate flow for home and work. Since I work at home, the thinking was that I'd further separate my two worlds with two systems. In one corner I had The Hit List syncing to iCal which in turn was syncing with Todo on my iPhone. In the other corne...

Read books while working

Sometimes work can be a bit overwhelming and you just need to take a break. But in some offices you're watched like a hawk and if your boss catches you doing something other than work, it could mean trouble. Maybe that's why the New Zealand Book Council developed the readatwork website. Designed to simulate a typical XP desktop, you won't find flash games here. You will find short stories, poems, ...

I know what you downloaded last week

We're talking part one, the one with the hot version of Jennifer Love Hewitt. And oh yeah, that's who you were downloading last week, and we know alllllll about it. A recent study by Cyber-Ark, who asked 300 IT Professionals about the topic of System Admins checking out what you're doing online at work, says that 1 in 3 IT professionals snoop on their co-workers surfing habits and stats. I mean w...

workFRIENDLY - Surf what you want to at work, Word style.

So you surf the web from work for your own personal entertainment, right? Who doesn't? We sure do. Err, nevermind. Anyways, sometimes you just need to get those up to date scores from ESPN, or see the latest news on Fark, and we don't blame you. You can't work 8 hours straight...nobody can. Boy do we have something for you. It's called workFRIENDLY, and it's Wordlicious. With workFRIENDLY you can ...

Web surfing on the job can cost you your job

You're all intelligent people, so we probably don't have to tell you that your boss (or at least that guy in the IT department who always gives you the stink eye) not only can, but probably does keep track of your web browsing habits. While you might think that means you should just avoid job hunting sites and web pages you wouldn't want your mom to see you looking at, a recent New York court ca...

Share your work with Viewbook

Sharing your portfolio or a gallery can be done a number of ways, from building an HTML or Flash version to hosting a presentation gallery online at Google Docs. ViewBook makes it easy to create professional looking web presentations. ViewBook's presentation toolprovides a photo album and slideshow at a custom domain. Users can create galleries and portfolios with images, titles, descriptions a...

Google Docs Mobile goes live

If you are a Google Docs user you are going to be happy to know that Google Docs Mobile was recently released. Accessing your online Google Docs has gotten easier but don't get your hopes up yet, there are some restrictions. There were some hints in September about the new mobile service when users came across a working web address for the service. Google Docs Mobile is still in its early stages a...