How to Stop iTunes, iPhoto and Image Capture from Automatically Launching When Connecting iPhone

Stop Mac Apps

I’m sure you’re familiar with that icon pop in the Dock. It happens when there’s an error with an app or when you connect your iPhone. iTunes goes crazy and asks you to download and install the latest update. And of course, all you wanted to do was charge the damn thing. It also happens […]

Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service We’ve All Been Waiting For


Today our contacts are scattered across different social and messaging networks and it can be difficult to keep track of conversations you have across various services. Your friend might make dinner plans with you over SMS, ping you the address of the diner on Facebook, and then give you his location update on WhatsApp. What I’m […]

How to Launch Apps While Typing On Android


Android always strives to make multitasking easy for users. It’s one of the fundamental pillars that lead to Android’s dominance over other (read iOS) smartphone platforms. Even in the latest release Google made app switching faster. However, this only works if you already have the app running in the background. If you need to launch […]

How to Use Gallery Doctor to Clean Unwanted Photos on Android


Folks born in the 80’s and 90’s would remember the days when camera rolls meant a color negative of just 36 photos. With limited and expensive resources, we were always extra cautious while taking photos on the cameras. Proper lighting, smiles, and the frame mattered to us. But with the dawn of the digital age […]

3 Excellent iPad Apps for Elementary School Students


If you have an iPad at home that your children use every now and then (or most of the time, usually), then you surely know that iPads are not only for playing games and watching videos. They can also be excellent learning tools, especially for kids in elementary school. In fact, you can use them […]

How to Easily Record Your Android Screen as a Video on Your Computer without Root Access


In one of our last posts, we mentioned how the upgrade to Lollipop would be a boon to developers. The option to record Android screens without rooting the device is now available, so I dare say things will get a tad bit easy. But I don’t see the majority of Android devices getting the Lollipop […]

How to Set Up and Use Microsoft Remote Desktop on Mac, iOS, and Android

Microsoft Remote Deskop

At some point in life, everyone needs to use their PC remotely. You could be going out for the day with your PC back home downloading some files. Or you could have multiple computers in the house/office and need to access them without getting up. While a Remote Desktop Connection option on Windows has existed […]

Lumia 640, 640 XL and the Future of Windows 10 on Mobile

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

The Microsoft event at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 here at Barcelona just got over and except for a few snags in between (read sudden burst of loud music from the stand opposite Microsoft’s and Cortana scheduling a 8 PM dinner at 6 PM), it went well. The event was about the Lumia 640 […]

Windows 10 Start Menu: Change Design, Disable Bing Search and More


I can’t think or talk about design without thinking about Steve Jobs (and what he said about that). Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is “how it works”. And when you think about it, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter how colorful or trendy a […]

How and When to Use Destructive and Non-destructive Adjustments in Photoshop

Photoshop Adjustments

For many people, Photoshop is this strange, complicated application that almost everyone knows about but finds daunting to use mainly because Photoshop’s options seem to be obscure and confusing. This can sometimes lead to photos with changes that you can no longer edit or with changes that simply don’t show up or are not available […]

How to Organize Google+ Auto Uploaded Photos into Albums


Photo sharing services are available in abundance these days with Facebook and Flickr being the top contenders. While most of my friends and family are on Facebook, I still stick to Google+ when it comes to photo sharing. I can give you not just one, but many reasons I prefer Google over Facebook and other similar services. The auto upload […]

How to Create a Rdio or Spotify Playlist from Shazam on iPhone

Shazam Rdio

“Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen.” I remember that line from the movie August Rush. I’ve been more aware of the sounds playing around me ever since (natural and otherwise). August turned out to be a talented musician. I can’t pull off the higher notes from Lost Stars (one […]

How to Use Virtual Desktops to Increase Productivity in Windows 10

Windows 10 Virtual Desktops

Spaces is my favorite feature on Mac. Now, Windows is natively getting a taste of virtual desktops in Windows 10. Sure, there already were third party apps that let you do this but native features make a big difference. For one, the functionality is readily accessible to millions of users across the world. Two, it’s closely […]

How to Stream Office Documents and Presentations from iOS and Android to Chromecast

Stream Office Documents To Chromecast

It’s been around a year since Chromecast got an SDK and ever since, it hasn’t stopped surprising us. Every other day, it’s graced with new integration and functionality that makes it a bit better. At this point, the $35 streaming stick seems like a no brainer. If you’re still wondering why: Check out our Ultimate […]