6 Things You Need To Know Before Upgrading To iOS 8

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iOS 8 is available starting September 17th worldwide. But before you start downloading the huge update, here are some things you need to know. Also stated are the steps you need to take to prepare your iPhone or iPad for a smooth iOS 8 upgrade. 1. Is Your Device Compatible? Before you get all excited, […]

2 Ways to Remove Duplicates in a Google Docs Spreadsheet

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Google Spreadsheet (now called Sheets as part of the Google Drive productivity suite) is turning out to be a real MS Excel competitor. The amount of stuff Excel can do is truly mind-boggling. But Sheets is catching up. More importantly it is beating Excel by integrating add-ons and scripts in an easy to use manner. Plus there’s […]

How To Open, Highlight and Annotate PDFs in Chrome

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I’ve professed my dislike of PDFs as a format for files in general before. But it’s something I can’t escape. Which is why I’ve written extensively about how to improve the experience. Today we’ll be taking the PDF experience out of the cloud and the PC and directly into the Chrome browser. Chrome is the […]

How To Download Instagram Photos And Videos On iPhone and Android

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I hope by now we’ve established that Instagram is not just for selfies. In fact, some of the best shots I’ve seen recently came from my Instagram feed. The cameras in iPhones and top-end Android phones these days are truly awesome. Combine that with Instagram finally getting advanced photo editing features that go far beyond the filters and […]

7 Cool Mobile Apps to Better Use of Your Time At Airports

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Of what little time I’ve spent at the airport, it’s never been a particularly joyous affair. Airports suck. But unless you’re willing to take a ship across the sea or sit in a train for two nights, you’ll have to go through that “horrific airport experience” that fades in comparison to the above alternatives. Still, you’re […]

How to Open Links Without Leaving an Android App

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Whether through messages, status updates, tweets or some group message on Whatsapp, there are times when we receive some external links that we need to open in the default browser on our droids. While we do that, we need to leave the current app we are working with. The scenario only gets worse when some data […]

How To Customize Your Google Forms With Themes

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Google Forms are a great way to collect information from others, but the problem until now was that forms looked pretty plain and unattractive. That’s about to change, as Google has introduced themes for the service. Here’s how to use them. Google Forms Themes Using Google Forms to collect your friends’ or coworkers’ input is […]

How To Speed Up a Slow Mac

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A Mac usually takes care of itself. But once its been used for one too many years, it starts getting slow, just like any computer. It can be anything; hard drive overload, corrupted system files, a rogue app or just an outdated OS. There could be a lot wrong under the hood, and hunting for the […]

5 Important Apple Watch Features That Are Little Known

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On its recent September keynote, Apple finally announced its entrance to the wearable/fashion market with the Apple Watch. However, while we got a good look at this new wrist accessory from Cupertino, Apple left many questions unanswered about this new product. Thankfully, different reporters got answers to a few of these questions, finding out some […]

How To Install Greasemonkey And Userscripts In Firefox And Chrome

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Tinkerers always find their way. When you’re looking from far above, browsers like Chrome and websites like YouTube and Facebook look impenetrable. But it’s all built on the same code. Some basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript to shape what you see and server side programming to keep it running. And a lot of it is open […]

Become a Smarter Microsoft Excel User With ExcelJump

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When it comes to working with data, and I am talking about a lot of data, Microsoft Excel still remains the most popular software around the world. Anyone who uses spreadsheets knows just how incredibly useful Excel is. Here at Guiding Tech, time and again we have come up with great Excel tips and tutorials, […]

Month: An Amazing Calendar Widget for your Android

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Most of us might be using a calendar app to easily organize our day-to-day meetings, meetups, and events. All Android devices already have a comprehensive built-in stock app from Google that covers all the aspects necessary for a calendar app. However, most of the time users forgo opening the entire app, and instead just look at […]

2 Automated Lifelogging Journal Apps For Android And iOS

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There are some amazing journal apps available for Android. Journey is the latest addition. But the problem with most journal apps is that you still need to write stuff manually. You need to open the app, specify the places you went, import the pictures you took, the music you played, etc. Sounds like a lot of work […]

4 Great Tricks To Work Faster and Better With Pages for Mac

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If you use Pages on your Mac on a constant basis, then you must have learned a thing or two from our different entries on the basics of Pages or our useful tips about this app. However, if you really want to take your Pages documents to a whole new level, then you’ll have to […]