How To Get Offline Maps and Navigation With Maps.me for Android and iPhone

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Google Maps is the king of mobile maps and navigation, no doubt about that. But it’s shocking how ill-equipped it is for the offline world. Yes, you can save a part of the map for offline use, but that’s it. You can’t download maps for a whole country and navigation doesn’t work offline either. A […]

Autorun Organizer is an Amazing Startup Manager for Windows 8.1

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A slow Windows startup time can really frustrate you to the core. In former versions of Windows, users had to open up the Microsoft Windows Configuration (MSConfig.exe) to enable or disable items at startup. Windows 8 has eased up the way you are able to modify these programs. Users now have the ability to control startup programs directly […]

How To Recover Deleted Images on iPhone running iOS 8

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For a big percentage of iPhone users, the camera is the most important thing. One of the reasons why Guiding Tech’s own Editor switched from Android to an iPhone 6 after two years. When the camera is this awesome, you can’t help but take a lot of awesome shots. Of course, with taking multiple photos […]

How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You

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Google’s motto is “do no evil”. That was probably written when Google was a pony little startup and all it wanted to do was index all the pages of the internet. Now it wants to map every corner of the world, make self-driving cars, and do lots of other crazy things. All this costs money […]

Instapaper vs Readability vs Clearly: Battle of Web Based Reader Modes

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I’m sure you have that one website that you enjoy reading but the distractions on the site basically make it impossible to do so. There are ads everywhere and unnecessary “viral” content is always vying for your attention. Of course, you can use an ad blocker, but that still doesn’t fix the formatting issue. I’m […]

How To Automatically Sync Most Recent Files from Mac to Dropbox or Google Drive

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I’m sure you use a cloud syncing service like Dropbox or Google Drive to automatically sync files between multiple computers. The way these services work is that you get a folder where you’re free to drop anything. All the contents of this folder get synced with the cloud and subsequently with all of your connected devices. […]

How to Save New Contacts to Different Accounts on iOS

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iOS has native contact syncing for cloud based accounts. For instance, you can connect multiple accounts like iCloud, Gmail, and Exchange and display all the contacts stored in those accounts. You can also select a default account so any new contact you save won’t be duplicated across all linked accounts. While this system is simple, […]

6 Types Of Text Expansion Snippets That Help Increase Your Productivity

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One word I can use to describe the beauty of text expansion is magic. But really all that’s happening is ones and zeros executing commands, converting a set of input to a different output in literally no time. But to the romantic geek in me, it does seem like magic. Text expansion works like this […]

Reviewing C Locker, a Flexible Custom Lock Screen Replacement for Android

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Just recently I talked about an Android app called C Notice that can give you floating popup notifications from all the apps installed on your Android. A real bliss for users on large screen Android devices. After reviewing the app, I was looking at some other apps from the developer and found yet another interesting app called C […]

Top 3 Dictionary Lookup Extensions for Chrome

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Not a lot of people know this, but Macs have a built-in dictionary that can be accessed from anywhere. All you have to do is hover over the word and tap with three fingers on the trackpad. From here you can also reference more material from Wikipedia and see the word used in different contexts. If […]

6 Great Automated Workflows for iOS to Make Your Life Easier

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Apple power users have always been a fan of automation. Why do something simple over and over again when you can let the computer take care of it? Mac even includes an automation tool called Automator to get you started. On iOS though, it’s a different story. Of course you have IFTTT to automate stuff […]

How to Easily Access Notifications With One Hand on Big Screen Androids

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Handheld devices are getting bigger day by day, but the developers tend to forget that our hands are not getting any bigger… ever!! The iPhone also didn’t stand up to their promise and ended up launching the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen size. But there are advantages, and I really love the big screen when it […]

How to Download Facebook Videos on iPhone to Share With Friends

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It’s almost every day that I see an amazing video on Facebook and want to share it with my friends on different messaging services. While we can give a direct link to the Facebook video through chat that can be viewed in a mobile browser, directly uploading the videos to the messages would be more ideal. Be […]

How To Automate Scrolling on a Rooted Android Phone

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Sometimes, life feels so hard. Computers are still computers, not robots. You still have to give them commands. Sure, you can automate some software, but you still need to set it up first. I mean, we’re getting there. It’s starting to be possible to control lights from your phone, turn on your house’s heating from […]