Understanding Excel Pivot Table Reports, How to Create One and Some Tips


When you maintain an Excel sheet, I am sure you do not feed in data just for the sake of storage. Most of the times you intend to analyze and organize that data, right? Now, MS Excel has got a beautiful feature called Pivot Table that lets you summarize large tables in the form of […]

How to Manage Family Safety Settings for Windows 8 Online


If you are a parent, let us begin by mentioning that we’ve already covered the steps to enable parental controls on Windows 7 and Windows 8. It’s easy to set it up, and change the settings whenever you need to. But the latter requires you to do it on the same computer. What if you […]

Useful Tips and Some Basics About Notification Center On Mountain Lion


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]