How-to Posts, Guides, Tutorials on Guiding Tech

A list of useful how-to articles, descriptive guides and step by step computer tutorials. The topics include Windows, Mac, Android, Web Apps, Software and much more.

How to Get Customized Notifications On Android Lockscreen

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With two different smartphones in your pocket (I own both an Android and an iPhone), you can’t help but compare the features between the two. There are some features of Android I miss on my iPhone, and some iOS features I’d love to get on Android. Let’s stick to getting iOS features on Android for this post. […]

How to Create a Booklet in Word 2013 and Print it the Right Way

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A booklet can always come in handy and, since it’s so easy to create one in Word 2013, why not have one for your event or presentation? In this post, we’ll talk about how to create it but first a word about why you might need them. What Do You Need Booklets For? If you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Archiving Emails in Outlook 2010

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Most of us who use popular web based email services like Gmail and Outlook.com probably never worry about archiving, considering we have GBs of cloud storage at our disposal. However, if you are working in an organization, or you have an educational email account where you only have limited server space to store emails, it’s necessary […]

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know Google Drive Could Do

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You might think of Google Drive (which Google Docs is a part of) as just an online place to store your documents and spreadsheets, but it’s a lot more than that. Google wants it to dethrone Dropbox. And at the pace at which it’s been receiving updates, I wouldn’t be surprised if it races ahead of […]

How to Download APK File Using Chrome or Any Other Browser

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In the past, we have seen some ways to download APK files to your device that are not directly available to you from the Play Store. The app might be a country-restricted one or your device might not be in the support lists. For example, if your device is not Tegra powered, but you are certain that […]

How To Embed Subtitles, Join Videos and More With MKVToolNix for Mac

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As we mentioned in another entry, MKVToolNix (also known as MKVMerge) is an important (although mostly unknown) set of tools to work with MKV movie files on your Mac. In fact, the app is quite advanced and its features are just as broad in scope, which can get first-time users, who are unfamiliar with it, […]

Nokia X: How To Get The Most Out Of MixRadio And Here Maps

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Nokia X comes with its own suite of apps instead of Google services. While the apps do seem different from Google’s offerings, they do have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Let’s see how you can get the most out of these two apps on your Nokia X. MixRadio Nokia has been trying very […]

How To Make Free International Calls With Facebook Messenger

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Viber is the standard when it comes to free VoIP calls. But if you’ve ever used it, you know the experience is far from satisfactory. Skype has the same story; Apple FaceTime Audio works well, but not everyone has an iPhone. Clearly, there’s room at the top of VoIP game and Facebook, just like everything […]

How To Bring Back And Super Charge The Start Menu In Windows 8.1

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The Start screen is one of the most criticized features in Windows 8. The scathing reviews as well as outright rejection by users have forced Microsoft to consider evolving the Start screen into the desktop and bringing back the classic Start menu. But this release is not slated till the next major Windows update and […]

3 Ways To Sync DRM-Free eBooks To Kindle Paperwhite

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Kindle Paperwhite is a great ebook reader and the most noteworthy feature of this device is the backlit e-ink display. Usually, using a Kindle device means that you can only read books bought from the Kindle Store, but there are more options out there. You can read any DRM-free ebook on your Kindle device. Yes, it […]

How to Enable Face Recognition Login in Windows With KeyLemon

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If you don’t like to leave your PC unsecured, but find entering a password all the time a tedious process, then you must know that there is a very simple solution for this problem (provided you have a webcam attached to your computer). You can use your webcam to make your computer recognize your face […]

How to Easily Transfer Your Contacts to Nokia X from Another Phone

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Your shiny new Nokia X is a different kind of phone. It is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 but does not have any Google services, which means that Google Contacts, arguably the best way to manage and sync your contacts, will not directly work on your device. And when it comes to transferring your contacts to […]

3 Best Ways to Read Articles from Web On Your Kindle

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These days, we are constantly glued to screens — be it on our cell phones or desktop computers.  Sitting in front of these illuminated color displays for long hours takes a toll on our eyes. And no, that’s not an assumption. There’s even a name for that condition. In this digital era, how can one give […]

How to Access Apps and Sites Not Available in Your Country With Hola

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In the past, we have seen quite a few ways  in which we can access country restricted websites. Be it using a VPN or changing the proxy server, if you want to listen to that track on Spotify there are ways to ensure that you don’t feel left out even if the service (Spotify) does […]