Syber Hacks – A New Meaning Of Hacking

Q: I want to download all my photos from Flickr and burn them on to a DVD.

A: Get Flickr Down – it’s a tiny Windows utility that lets you download pictures from Flickr in bulk without requiring authentication. Mac and Linux users may try Flump.

Q: I want to use my Flickr account to bookmark all interesting pictures that I frequently encounter on the Internet.

A: Get the Flickr Uploadr addon for Firefox. It lets you post pictures from a web page directly to Flickr with a simple right-click.


Q: I am a blogger and want to cross-post articles from my blog into Twitter?

A: Go to FeedBlitz, type the address of the feed in the Subscribe box and choose Twitter from the subscription options. The other option is Twitter Feed but that requires you to have an OpenID.

Q: I know that TwitPic allows me to post pictures on Twitter but I want to use my existing Flick account with Twitter.

A: Go to TwitterGram and associate your Flickr name with your Twitter account. Now assign a special tag (say Twitter) and any picture that you post on Flickr with that Tag will automatically get posted in your Twitter account as well.

Q: I just ordered a laptop on eBay and the owner shipped it via UPS. I want to track this package on Twitter.

A: Follow TrackThis on Twitter and send this bot a Direct Message with your Airway Bill Number. You’ll be notified each time your package changes location. Works with FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS.

If you’re doing a search that returns too many results, the best way to specify results is to learn how to perform power search using all the built in tools right in the Google’s simplest layout. For example, you can limit the search results to a specific language (instead of changing the options in the Preferences dialog box, as explained in Perform a Basic Google Search, which affects all searches.

You can limit just the current search to a specific language), specify words you do not want returned in the search results, and so on. This post will cover some of the ways you can use to perform a power Google search, and get maximum specific search results out of it.

Here are some useful tips and tricks to enhance Google search experience.


Words that are linked by the AND are included in the search results, for example Windows AND Linux, Google search all terms by default, so the “AND” operator is unnecessary instead you can search for Windows+Linux.


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I use this trick regularly. If you’re looking for the exact phrase, not the words entered, do your search like this “The Dark Knight”