How to continue browsing from desktop to mobile.

Have you ever been reading or viewing something on the web and wanted to read it to someone in the other room, or had to open it on your mobile or iPad and leave your desk quickly?

There’s a very easy way to do so on the spot, without having to bookmark it and then sync with iCloud, or even copying the URL and emailing it to yourself.

Tab transmit is a pretty handy way to continue browsing on your mobile.

Ingredients needed:

  • Safari Browser
  • Tab Transmit – Safari Extension (This is the trick)
  • iPhone, or any smartphone
  • A QR code scanning app

Preparation:

  1. While using Safari, just press the Tab Transmit button in your Safari toolbar, and a QR code is directly generated for the tab you’re viewing and is shown in a lightbox on top of your web page.
  2. Scan it with your QR scanning app, et voilà, it opens on your phone.

tab transmit button

tab transmit screenshot

Tab Transmit can be found at : Safari Extensions in the category Productivity, or directly at http://ticklespace.com/

A good QR code I use for iPhone is Scan or QR Reader (iPhone & iPad)

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Sync your Facebook events with iCal

As several friends have asked me how I keep up with events, I thought I’d write a post sharing one of the tips.

You can find the Events you join on Facebook directly in your iCal on your Mac. This is useful consolidate your events, and can even synchronize with your iPhone and iPad!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Facebook events (https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar)
  • Click on the gear icon on the top right
  • Select Export
  • Click the “upcoming events” link in the lightbox that will appear
  • It will open a subscription box directly in iCal
  • Click Subscribe and you’ll find Facebook Events in the Subscription list in the left column

Subscriptions can be set to auto-refresh.

 

Here are the steps visualized:

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