How to Create a GIF From a Video Easily

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GIF refers to an image in the Graphics Interchange Format. Images are compiled to make a video-like file with frames loading every so often to convey an animation. Many popular videos are turned into GIFs and sometimes go wildly viral due to that. But how do you make these video GIFs? We’ve looked at structuring […]

Windows 8 Lacking the Apps You Desire? Here’s How to Add Android Apps to Your Device

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With every passing day, the number of apps found through the Windows Store continues to grow. That said, when it comes to certain games, social and productivity apps, you’ll find that you often have to settle for 3rd party versions or clones at this stage. Microsoft is dedicated to attracting big name developers to Windows […]

How to Track Expenses and Budget From Phone Using a Published Google Docs Form

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Keeping track of expenses and sticking to a budget can be a tedious ordeal. We usually collect receipts and sit down with hundreds before going through them. Maybe you’ve gotten tired of it and eventually quit keeping them. This isn’t a good practice but is normally what results from the physical hassle and confusion of […]

4 Useful Printing, Editing and Formatting Tips for iWork Numbers

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A few entries back, we discussed the very basics of iWork numbers for people used to MS Excel, as well as a few tips to master some aspects of this nice Apple productivity application. This time, let’s delve deeper into some specific functions of Numbers (like printing, editing and formatting) to learn how to take […]

How to Boot into Android Safe Mode to Troubleshoot Your Device

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When smartphones first started to gain popularity, they had more in common with standard cellular phones and PDAs than anything else. In recent years, smartphones have evolved considerably, adding the power of multi-core processors, GBs of RAM and tons of high performance apps that almost make them more like tiny PCs – and like in […]

GT Explains: What is an FTP Server and How Do I Set It Up?

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FTP is defined as File Transfer Protocol and is a method of moving or viewing files from one place to another. If you’re running an FTP server, you can dish out files to users in a remote location who can then access the files under a certain username and password combo. Once the configurations have […]

4 Finder Tips to Improve How You View Files on Your Mac

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One of the great aspects of Mac OS X is definitely its simplicity. However, because of this we tend to overlook how flexible and advanced the system can be. A great example of this aspect is the Finder, the Mac’s default manager for all sorts of files, disks, applications and network-related elements. Usually we take […]

Top 3 Free Alternatives to Windows Media Center in Windows 8

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Recently, we showed our readers how to get DVD playback on Windows 8, but what if you’ve just noticed that your brand new copy of Windows 8 no longer includes the Media Center either? While Media Center was primarily used by folks that utilized their computers as a living room media PC, it was still a […]

How to Make Your Android Phone Look and Feel like Ubuntu Touch

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While Android and iOS get the most recognition and attention, there are plenty of other mobile OSes out there. Some of them are reasonably well known, like Blackberry and Windows Phone, while others are new or only serve a limited market. One of these lesser-known, newer OSes is Ubuntu (mobile). You might have already heard […]

Get that Stock Android Look and Feel – Without Rooting or Flashing Your Device

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There are quite a few types of Android users out there. First, we have fans of stock Android. These folks generally go with a Nexus device, or root and flash their Android tablets and phones to turn them into stock Android-powered devices. Next we have those that like carrier customizations, including UI changes found in […]

How to Enable Email Notifications For Shared Google Docs Spreadsheets

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Google Docs are a great way to share information with associates or anyone in general. Although sharing is great, another feature you should implement when two or more are working together is notifications for when changes are made. With Google Docs, you can set up notification alerts to be sent out when a spreadsheet has […]

How to Speed Up Your Older or Budget Android Phone

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Android is a robust platform that is designed for extreme versatility and flexibility. If a manufacturer wants to install a custom skin or fork the OS completely? Not a problem. Maybe they want to install the OS on a quad-core super-phone, or maybe they wish to bring us a single-core budget device? That’s fine, too. […]

How to Set up and Use CheapCast, the Chromecast Alternative

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You might already know about Chromecast: the ultra-cheap $35 dongle that allows you to quickly stream content from your Android devices (and even the PC) right over to your big-screen television. If you like the idea of being able to quickly push online content from your mobile device to your TV, then Chromecast is certainly […]

How to Get Back DVD Playback in Windows 8 Through VLC

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Despite what naysayers might tell you, there is a lot to love about Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) To name a few things: Windows is more secure out of the box than Windows 7, it boots faster and it provides a unique interface that can be great for mobile devices or even for hooking up […]