Comparing Android Desktop SMS Apps: MightyText vs Pushbullet vs AirDroid

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Apps that allow Android users to send SMS (or a text) from their desktop have existed for a while now. But lately, with KitKat’s better power management, Chrome’s notifications API, and the entry of Pushbullet (everyone’s favorite Android app), things are starting to heat up. As it stands, MightyText, Pushbullet and AirDroid  (all free apps) are the […]

How To Get Floating Lyrics For Play Music And Spotify On Android

MusiXmatch

MusiXmatch has arguably one of the best collections of song lyrics. They have more than 25 million songs in their repository. And their newly updated Android app brings all that lyric goodness to your phone. What’s better? It’s compatible with apps like Spotify, Rdio, and Play Music so you don’t even need to switch players to […]

How To Change Fonts On Your Rooted Android Phone On Per App And System Basis

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I’m a fan of Android’s default Roboto font. It’s come a long way and with Android L it’s only getting better. But the beauty of Android is that you’re allowed to change stuff, for better or for worse. There are legitimate reasons you might want to change fonts on your Android phone. If you’re using […]

How To Record iPhone or iPad’s Screen From Your Mac

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With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple makes it really easy for iOS and Mac to talk to each other. If you’re on the same network, you can answer phone calls or texts from your Mac, start working on an email on iPhone and continue on the Mac, etc. One of the new features, and […]

How To Perform a Clean Install of OS X Yosemite On Your Mac the Right Way

Beautiful Yosemite

If you use your Mac frequently, then you surely are excited about Yosemite, Apple’s latest version of OS X. The new system is not only the largest departure from past versions, but it also brings a new stunning look, both minimal and colorful. As usual, Yosemite is free for anyone with a Mac that supports it. You […]

GT Explains: What is the Dark Mode in Yosemite and How to Turn it On

Dark Mode

OS X Yosemite got the iOS 7 treatment. Everything is bright and cheerful. But what if your heart is as cold as the inner core of a rock? Or more practically, the bright white shades make it harder for you to work when you’re in a low light environment. OS X has the answer in […]

GT Explains: What’s the Difference Between a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive (SDD)? Which One is For You?

SSD HDD

It’s amazing how far we’ve come along. A 26 MB drive in 1980s used to cost $5,000. Now we can get a 1 TB drive for less than a hundred dollars. But with new advances come new predicaments. Now the dilemma is whether to go with regular old hard drives or the new, faster, more […]

The Best Way To Download Any Kind Of File in iOS

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iOS is a closed system. Every app runs in its own silo’d environment. Apps can’t access file management features. You’ve heard it all before. While all that makes iOS more secure and faster than platforms like Android, it also makes it limited in certain peculiar ways. Take downloading a file for instance. You’d go to […]

How to Take Smarter Photos on Android With Camera51

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Thanks to smartphones, almost all of us have turned photographers these days. Wherever we go, we just don’t miss out on taking a photo. Be it a selfie or a portrait, everything looks good with the powerful lenses we have on our phones. Still, that’s not enough; we have apps like Instagram and Snapseed that can do […]

Top 4 Weather Widgets For iOS 8 (and How to Enable Them)

Weather

Notification Center widgets on iOS 8 are mighty useful (the same goes for extensions). They allow you to quickly jump to a section of an app or provide information at a glance that you’d normally have to open the app for. Weather makes for a great Notification Center widget. In fact, Apple provides you with weather […]

How to Set Swipe Gesture Actions for External Links on Android

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A few days back we talked about an amazing Android application called Flynx, with which we could open any external link on a floating pop-up browser. The app is awesome and I would really recommend it for everyone out there. However, while opening a link yesterday, I realized that I didn’t want to open it […]

How To Create App-Specific Passwords For Your Apple ID

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Some time ago, Apple decided to enhance its security measures to provide users with a safer experience, especially if your Apple device gets stolen and/or someone wants to use your Apple ID. For this, they created the two-step verification process that requires an additional check every time you or someone needs to access your Apple ID account […]

7 Cool Airdroid Features That Make it a Must-Have App

AirDroid

Android doesn’t have a default desktop management app like iTunes for iOS. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Looking at what iTunes has become, I’m sure leaning towards the former. Android is open and free. There are many ways to sync files between PC and Android. You can even do it natively […]

10 Changes in Windows 10 Every PC User Should Know About

Windows 10

Windows 10 is available as a Technical Preview for anyone bold enough to install it. Strictly speaking, it’s in the early stages of a beta release but if it strikes your fancy, try installing it on a separate partition or as a virtual machine. Before you do that, let’s talk about what Windows 10 is […]