GT Explains: What Are Thumbnail (THM) Files and How to Create Them


If you’ve ever imported a bunch of video files from your camera to your computer, you might have noticed that in addition to the video files themselves, you also get a bunch of smaller files with the THM extension. This is the file extension for thumbnail files. THM Files Explained Thumbnail files are widely used […]

How to Optimally Encode Videos for Your PS Vita


As the owner of a PS Vita, I can tell you that this great gaming device can do a lot more than just run games. We showed you in past entries how you can use it for light photo editing, eBook reading and even for emulating games from other consoles. There’s a lot more you […]

The Action Widgets App Puts a Lollipop Spin on Notification Toggles

Action Widgets

We’ve highlighted Notification Toggle in our Android write-ups before. It’s a solid app that puts your most used and system level toggles right in the notification drawer. It’s a must-have and a time saver not only for an Android geek but for every Android user. Yes, Android itself comes with a selection of toggles but they’re limited […]

How to Quickly Mute a Chrome Tab That’s Playing Audio


In one of its last updates, Chrome rolled out a feature that puts up a speaker icon next to any tab that’s playing audio or video. It might look like a small, inconsequential upgrade, but make no mistake, this is a lifesaver. Especially when one of those auto playing video ads start on a web […]

What Do Dalvik, AOSP, Deodexed, GAPPS and Other Common Android Terms Mean?


I still remember the day when I first rooted and flashed a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S. I was in college and was getting started with Android at that time. While flashing the device, I came across many new words and acronyms related to the Android ecosystem, of which I had no clue about back […]

Xiaomi Mi 4 Review: A Good Device That Could Have Been Great

Mi 4

After the Mi 3 was a bit hit, Xioami got ready to launch their next flagship phone in India this month. Enter the Mi 4. I attended the launch in Bangalore and was provided with a review unit, which I used as my primary phone for about a week. The competition in the Indian mid-segment smartphone […]

Imgur Pro is Now Free – Here’s How to Make the Most of It


If you’re a part of the Reddit community, you know what Imgur is. It’s the site most redditors use to post images. Outside of Reddit, Imgur is not super popular right now. In the end it’s an image sharing site. Where you can upload photos, share the URL with others, and have them comment on […]

How to Restore Moto G 2014 Back to Stock or Install Titan Prime Custom Recovery


In my last article about the Moto G, 2nd generation, I talked about how the all-new Lollipop updates on the device didn’t get a warm welcome from users, at least not the kind we were expecting. With many bugs in the release and lots of issues with the user interface, most users are thinking of […]

How to Easily Design Awesome Posters and Images Online with Canva

Canva Header

The internet gives you plenty of tools to solve your problems. It’s really good at that. Every year we find we’re able to do things that previously only a “pro” could do. Want to publish a beautiful blog post? There’s Medium. How about collaborate with others over the web? There’s Google Drive. This year’s big thing […]

Here’s the Only Guide to Chromecast You’ll Ever Need

Ultimate Guide to Chromecast

There are two kinds of gadgets: One that become really popular really fast with the (much deserved) hype, like the iPhone, and other that become really popular really fast without the hype. Chromecast is clearly in the second category. Millions of these tiny devils are already in the market. And not without reason. Media streaming […]

How I Read on the iPad – My 10 Favorite Apps

iPad mini impressions

I recently updated to the iPad mini 2 (Retina) from the first generation mini because the Retina screen is awesome for reading. Reading is what I use the iPad for. The MacBook is for work, the iPhone is for communication and productivity on road but the iPad is my designated reading and research machine. I […]

3 Cool Free Mac Apps Every Mac User Should Try


Over the years, Apple has provided their Macs with more and more great applications that, for most people at least, have truly made them a seamless experience that works right out of the box. However, if you really want to make the most of your Mac, nothing stops you from hunting around for some more […]

How to Unlock Bootloader and Root Moto G 2014 Running on Lollipop

Moto G

Motorola recently pushed the Lollipop update to their Moto G 2 2014 devices and things didn’t really go as planned. From the stripped power menu to dual SIM data bugs, there have been some issues that has caused some outrage among Moto G loyalists. The best way out of such a situation would be to […]

How to Get One-Handed Operation on Any Android Device

One Handed Operation

I’ve been playing around with the Xiaomi Mi 4 review unit for sometime now. During my usage, I noticed that the screen would shrink to the bottom left or right edge of the phone. I almost thought this might be a bug until I found that this was one of the new features of MIUI 6, […]