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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

How to Clean Up Old Desktop Items Quickly Through Command Prompt


Your desktop is probably the first place to get cluttered. Without a download manager, most files end up on the desktop alongside text documents, pictures, etc. for easy access at any time. A problem can quickly arise when your window is nearing it’s capacity but you still want to add more items! Instead of dragging […]

How to Pin Your Favorite Sports Team to Windows 8 Start Screen


If sports interest you then it’s likely that keeping yourself updated with sports news from across the globe is something that interests you too. The question is what might be the best way to do that, especially for your favorite sports team if not all teams or sports. Windows 8 users don’t need to think […]

How To Make Your iWork Keynote Presentations Stand Out by Adding Audio and Video Files to Them


In past entries we have already covered both the basics of Keynote (Apple’s own presentation tool) and even shared some cool Keynote tips with you. However, it’s never enough when it comes to ways in which you can improve your presentations and make them stand out, right? That’s why this time we cover two very […]

How to Use Google Maps Offline and Share Location With a Contact on iOS


Google Maps is perhaps one of the most popular services out there with apps available on almost every device. However, since Apple implemented its own maps solution, Google Maps stopped being installed by default on iOS devices and became an optional install instead. Still, the Google Maps app remains the most capable maps application for […]

How to Fix an Android Phone or Tablet That Appears to be Bricked


So you decided to root (and flash) your Android handset or tablet, and now things don’t seem to be working right. Maybe it won’t start. Perhaps the phone keeps restarting or won’t boot into Android. It’s time to face the music..  your Android device is bricked. Or is it? In reality, Android is built with flexibility […]