Useful Tips and Some Basics About Notification Center On Mountain Lion

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Perhaps one of the smartest choices that Apple could have made with the latest version of OS X was to bring the much-lauded Notification Center feature to it from iOS. In OS X Mountain Lion, Notification Center works as a panel on the right side of the screen that displays multiple notifications for different services, […]

How To Enable, Use and Make the Most of Dictation on OS X

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One of the least-known features in the most recent release of OS X, Mountain Lion, is without a doubt the newly-revamped dictation tool. Of course, nowadays there is an abundance of dictation apps for the iPhone and other smartphones, and even for the Mac there have always been a couple of solid third-party applications. Still, […]

How to Integrate Dropbox With Yahoo Mail to Send Large Files as Attachments

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We have already seen how Google integrated Google Drive with Gmail and Microsoft integrated SkyDrive with Outlook Mail to help you send out attachments that have sizes beyond what email services can send by default (usually 25 MB). Yahoo Mail, though continues to be the biggest free email service, has always been somewhat of a […]

How to Start, Stop and Analyze Services Using Windows 8 Task Manager

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When we introduced you to Windows 8 task manager we showed how it is more than just a task manager and is more powerful than the ones we have used on previous versions of Windows. It was then that we also mentioned you could manage Services using the same. The task manager in Windows 7 […]

How to Quickly Do Calculations Using Paste Special on MS Excel

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MS Excel isn’t just about maintaining data in an organized row and column fashion. It’s real power lies in data manipulation. Let me share an example. I stay in a rented apartment with 4 other friends. We maintain certain monthly expenses on an Excel sheet so that we can divide an equal share at the […]

Choose What Starts Automatically on Windows 8 Skype App

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We recently told you about Windows 8 Skype app permissions while detailing out the process to manage them. Well, today it is time to understand and make yourself aware of another layer of settings. We are going to talk about the application’s behavior to automatically receive incoming calls or activate incoming screen and video share. […]

Understanding and Managing Skype App Permissions in Windows 8

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The Skype app for Windows 8 is pretty neat. It’s got all that is required on a single screen. The best thing about the app, I feel, is the way it allows you to be available and manage your permissions. Meaning you can receive calls even if you haven’t launched the application or even if […]

How to Completely Integrate Facebook With Firefox Using Its Social API

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Social networking used to be frowned upon when it first started penetrating our lives (it still is). But now people have realized that it isn’t entirely a waste of time and does have considerable value for every party involved, provided it used appropriately. If you are a constant watcher of your social networking profile, you […]

How to Activate Flip Ahead on IE 10 For a Better Browsing Experience

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Windows 8 and the metro UI is without doubt a better fit for touch screen devices. Now, when you are an user of such a device, you would want to do almost all tasks by either a swipe or a tap. Typing and clicking makes things boring, right? In the same context, why not look […]

How to Manage Your Mac’s Fonts With Font Book

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Among the several different characteristics that define the Mac, fonts are perhaps one of the oldest and most differentiating ones. In fact, the Mac was the first computer with beautiful, varied fonts that were proportionally spaced and came preinstalled on every Mac as a result of Steve Jobs fondness of typography. At the time though, […]

Outlook.com: How to Create an App Password for 2-Step Verification

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Yesterday we talked about activating two-step verification for your Microsoft/Outlook.com account. If you have done that, it’s good because now your account is more secure. However, there’s a caveat. The problem is that if you use desktop email clients or applications to receive emails from your Outlook.com account, they may not function anymore. The password […]

How to Activate 2-Step Verification for Microsoft or Outlook.com Account

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I am sure most of you know about and understand what 2-step verification means. Just to give an overview, it is an extra layer of security provided by most email and social networking services. The additional code that you have to enter while logging in is what makes the protection better. And, the code is […]

5 Easy Ways to Force Quit Apps on Your Mac

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While not a common occurrence if you have a Mac, it happens from time to time that Mac owners have to face the dreaded spinning beach-ball of death, a clear sign that one or more applications on your Mac are frozen and unresponsive. Because of this, it is always a good thing to know how […]

How to View Excel Sheets Side By Side on Different Windows in Office 2013

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While working on Excel sheets data comparison counts as an important task. It takes a lot of time and effort, especially, when you do not know how to go about doing it. The most beautiful trick about comparing documents is to arrange them side by side so that they are both visible at the same […]