6 Reasons to Use Snapchat Even Though You’re Not a Teen


If you’re under the impression that Snapchat is only for teenagers, or that it’s just for millennials, you’re not completely wrong. Snapchat became popular because it solved the problems teens had when trying to communicate with their friends freely on the internet. And when you think about it, that’s the problem all of us have, even if […]

How to Share Files Instantly between Windows Phone and Android or iOS


Sharing files using Bluetooth looks so old school nowadays, especially when the files that are shared are no longer just a few MBs. Thanks to decreasing space complexity, even an HD music video is about a quarter of a GB. And you don’t need an expert to tell you that Bluetooth is not an ideal […]

Dukto is the Best AirDroid and Pushbullet Alternative


We’re still not living in the cloud. Internet connections, at least where I live, are still not so stable or generous that I’d be willing to give up on local storage and syncing completely. So I still need to manually send all kinds of files between my Android phone and PC. I’ve tried many wireless […]

How to Add Travel Times to Your iPhone and iPad Calendar Events


If you tend to have tons of appointments and meetings that take most of your day, then your iPhone or iPad Calendar app must be one of the apps you spend time on the most. Here is a trick to make it a lot easier for you to see not only your event, but also how […]

The Complete Guide to Personalizing the Icon View in OS X Yosemite


One of the aspects that stands out about Macs is how customizable they can be, allowing for copious amounts of tailoring and personalization. Among the different aspects of OS X Yosemite that you can customize, the Icon View is perhaps the most important one since it allows you to tweak how every file, folder and disk (as […]

2 Apps to Lock Other Apps Using Touch ID on Jailbroken iPhones


While talking about the iAppLock sometime ago, I promised to come up with an app for the iPhone 5s and above that enables you to use Touch ID to lock individual apps. I know I’m a bit late with making good on that promise and I apologize, but the whole time I was waiting for a […]

How to Schedule Instagram Posts on iPhone and Android with TakeOff


If you’re a social media manager, there are tools like Buffer and Hootsuite to make your life easier. You can schedule a week’s worth of posts in advance and they’ll go out to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn without any issue. One name that’s always absent from this list is Instagram. From all the […]

Microsoft Lumia 532 Review: For Windows Phone Fans With a Tight Budget


Just 3 months after launching the first Microsoft branded Lumia smartphone, the company is out with two budget phones. The Lumia 532 and 435 are the two budget smartphones Microsoft has launched to lure the entry level customers in the Indian market. I was using the Lumia 532 as my default device for the last […]

Top 4 Muzei Alternatives for Android Wallpaper Buffs

Android Wallpapers

Muzei is one of my favorite wallpaper apps on Android. And that’s for two reasons. Muzei plugins let me import wallpapers from multiple sources and Muzei will take care of cycling wallpapers from the source automatically. But Muzei is not the only app that can do this. If you don’t like how Muzei blurs the […]

How to Downgrade Samsung Android Devices from Lollipop to 4.4 KitKat


Change is the only constant, and yet we find it hard to embrace. Wouldn’t you agree? Here’s a ‘techie’ example: Windows XP. Definitely the longest lasting operating system in history (or Microsoft’s history). Vista was a disaster but Windows 7 wasn’t. And yet people didn’t want to leave their XP comfort zone. Windows XP continued […]

Quip vs Google Docs: Which is the Better Tool for Writing?

Quip vs Google Docs

Google Docs is currently the king of web based collaborative writing. It’s so popular that Microsoft had to come out with its own web based product (it’s essentially a lightweight version of the Office Word you’re used to). But outside of MS, no one is really competing with Google Docs. Editorially tried and failed. Draft seems to have […]

2 Apps to Effortlessly Transfer Files From Windows Phone to Computer (and Vice Versa)


The word wireless might have a few more letters than wired, but it sure asks for less effort from the user with any task. Given a choice, I am sure no one would opt for a wired means of communication when a seamless wireless option is available. So today I am going to show you two apps you can use […]

How to Dock Websites in Hangouts-like Panels in Chrome

Panel Tabs

Multi-tasking goes beyond just docking two app windows side-by-side and calling it a day. When you want to do things like watching a YouTube video while browsing but save screen space, you need to get creative and use something like floating windows. Today we’ll talk about an extension that takes this floating window/picture-in-picture behavior to […]

How to Automatically Download Subtitles and Resume Videos from Last Position in VLC 2.2

VLC 2.2 Subtitles

VLC is one of the most popular media clients available and it’s close to our hearts here at Guiding Tech. VLC can do a lot more than just play any video file you throw at it. The fact that it’s free and open source is just the beginning. We love VLC: Which is why we decided […]