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 iOS Like DND (Do Not Disturb) on Android


When you’ve owned smartphones from two different platforms, you see the positive and negative sides of both. Sometimes, you wish you could bring the plus points of each together. We have already seen how we can get iOS-like notifications on our Android. The feature makes it easy for us to access and read notifications without unlocking the phone […]

How To Use Photoshop To Create a Professional-Looking Black & White Photo


If you are a fan of vintage photography, you’ll definitely like this entry. Here we will show you how to take any conventional photo and create a professional looking black & white version using Photoshop. Let’s get started. Here is the original photo we’ll be using to illustrate this example: Naturally, you must be wondering if […]

How to Hide Files Securely using a PIN on Android


Years ago I talked about an app for Android with which you can hide any files using a password. While the app delivered what it promised, it had some shortcomings; for example, there was no recovery option for file hashing. Also the app didn’t use a master password, so hiding a file required a different password each time, which […]

How to Share Files Up to 10 GB on the Web, iOS and Android with WeTransfer


If I start counting the awesome cloud based services that help me send files to my friends and family, I’ll run out of fingers in about 8 seconds. Even if you don’t know what “the cloud” is, you’ve surely used it to send/store files. But for some reason, Gmail and other email providers still limit […]

GT Answers: Should You Buy A Bluetooth Keyboard For Your iPad?

iPad Keyboard

If you already have an iPad and use it proactively, you know it’s an awesome consumer device. It’s great for reading and watching videos. But it can do more. Apple highlights all the crazy use cases in its Verse ads. But what if you’re not a marine biologist or don’t repair windmills in freezing temperatures? Is […]

3 Tips for Perfect Presentations Using Keynote For iPad


If there is one aspect where the iPad surpasses almost every other tablet on the market, it’s in how incredibly productive it can be. Some of the best examples to prove this argument are Apple’s own iWork suite of apps, allowing the iPad to serve as a full-fledged word processor with Pages or as an […]

How to Stream Your Windows 8 Screen to Android


Before I start, let’s take a look at a scenario we might face in everyday life. Suppose you’re in the middle of watching a movie on your computer and you suddenly feel like moving to the balcony to enjoy the movie on your tablet with the fresh air and a cup of coffee. What a […]

MS Excel Name Manager: How to Create, Use and Manage Names


In order to use MS Excel formulas properly we need to have clarity about the different types of cell references. We’ve already discussed some of them. But today, we will discuss the concept of names, which make it easier to build, use, and understand formulas. Names can be used to name MS Excel objects like […]

How to Access Android Widgets on Any Screen


I don’t like restrictions; that’s the reason I prefer Android over iOS. While using an Android, there’s no hard and fast rule that the apps can only be accessed from the app drawer of your default launcher. We have talked about ways that allow us to launch apps on Android while working on other apps. […]

GT Explains: What Are Sleep Tracking Apps, How They Work and the Best Ones

Sleep as Android

When we sleep, we alternate between deep sleep and light sleep cycles. These phases generally last 30 minutes. At least that’s what science tells us, but sleeping patterns are different for each of us. Some go to sleep as soon as they hit the bed, some take hours. Which is why mentally calculating when you’ll […]

How to Make the Most Out of Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is one of the best tools around if your job involves browsing the web all the time – for example, you’re a news or article writer (or you just like to keep well-informed). Here’s how to make the most of this great tool. Evernote Web Clipper First of all, why is it […]

How To Add Data Sliders and Pop-ups To Save Time On Numbers for iPad


While Apple has done an amazing job bringing their productivity suite of apps to both the iPhone and the iPad, they’ve done less than stellar when it comes to showing users how to make the most out of those apps. Of these, Numbers for iPad is perhaps the most underutilized, as many users simply don’t know about […]

How To Manage Music Playback When You Have Friends Over

Music With Friends

When you’re alone, listening to your favorite jams is a joyful affair. You either stick to your favorite playlist, an album you love, or go to Spotify and look up editorially curated music picks. But when you’ve got friends over it’s not nearly as simple. If you’re lucky, all of your friends have the same […]

How To Remove the Background From Images and Wrap Text Around Them In Pages For iPad


While most of us usually use Pages or any other word processor to mainly enter text, they are actually capable of much more than that. What sometimes comes as a surprise though, is how powerful Pages in particular can be not only on your Mac, but also on your iPad. In fact, Pages is crawling […]