How to Slim Down Your iWork Keynote Presentations Using Icon Fonts


If you create presentations even with some frequency, then you must know that one of the primary concerns when creating one is to find just the right kind of icons and graphics to use on them. Ideally, your graphics or other images for presentations should be large and come with transparent backgrounds to provide maximum […]

2 Great Template Chooser Features of Pages on Mac


In past entries, we have discussed the basics of Apple’s iWork suite of apps, as well as given you a series of different tips for each of them. This time though, instead of giving you a couple of tips, we’ll show you two features hidden in plain sight that are available in Apple’s Pages that […]

6 Best iOS Productivity Apps Improved and Updated For iOS 7


With iOS 7, Apple imposed a new design language for all app developers. With it, Apple encourages minimal design, flat icons, layouts and more. However, not all apps have been updated, and many of the ones that haven’t either crash or fail to take advantage of all the new features that iOS 7 has to […]

How to Change the Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word


Calling ‘copy-paste’ an integral part of out lives won’t be an exaggeration, would it? Most of us would agree that we do it very frequently each day, usually on multiple devices. And almost all of that is done in the most basic way: copy text and paste it where needed. When it comes to images, […]

How to Shutdown, Restart, or Log off Windows Using Keyboard Shortcuts


I often restart my computer to complete software installations or Windows updates. It’s not normally a hassle to open the start menu and choose to restart, but there is a much simpler way to do so. We’ve looked at the native Windows 8 shortcuts as well as those found in Windows 7. However, we can […]

How to Share Encrypted Files Between iPhone and Browser With Bitdrop


As smartphones increase in popularity, the demand for more security when sharing files and information has also gone up considerably. In past entries, we have already mentioned alternatives for iPhone users to sync files with other devices securely, but these usually required you to host a folder on your computer or to go through a […]

How to Sync Windows Libraries Between Multiple PCs with SkyDrive


Windows has a collection of folders called libraries that contain documents, music, pictures, and videos with respective names. Normally, we save files here and can only retrieve them by opening the proper folder on the same computer that saved them. While this is normally the intent, what if you often use another computer but still […]

How to Use Exception Conditions in Outlook to Create Negative Emails Rules


We have talked about outlook rules in a number of posts. Some of those tips help you organize your mails better. However, you must have seen one thing in common: We generally skip the exception condition and leave it for you to decide if you really need to add any. Today we are set to […]

How to Use Outlook Calendar to Get Constant, Serial-wise Reminders


We usually rely on reminders to not forget important to-dos. But that one-off reminder might not be enough sometimes. You take out of sight once, and it’s out of mind before you know it. This is when you need to be bombarded with constant reminders to make sure that your brain doesn’t have the luxury […]

iTunes Radio Tips: Make the Most of iTunes Radio on iOS 7


With the release of iOS 7, all Apple apps received a makeover. However, in the case of the Music app, it was far more than that, as the Apple’s native music player got a new feature in the form of iTunes Radio, which also released on iTunes. Having iTunes Radio on iOS 7 though is […]

How to Edit, Write-Protect and Backup Windows Hosts File


The hosts file dictates how websites are to be accessed on the Internet. When a particular URL is entered, and if the Windows hosts file contains explicit data on this URL, the browser will obey what is present in the hosts file and either reject or accept a page load. For example, if is […]

Top 3 Free Video Conversion Apps For Mac


For every computer user, enjoying video is usually a pretty important aspect of what they use their computers for. Because of this, it is important to always be able to tweak and convert the videos you like so you can always have them on any of the devices you own, be it your Mac, PC, […]

How to Change the Computer Name for a Local or Remote PC


A computer name is normally valued for the purposes of identifying who uses the computer or where it’s located. One may use the name Laptop to differentiate between another on a network called Desktop. Similarly, if an entire family or company is on the same network, using their name or department is a common practice. […]

How to Securely Delete Mac’s Free Hard Drive Space


After reading that title, you must be asking yourself: How will I delete hard drive space that is already ‘free’? Well, you might not know this, but once you delete any file from your Mac the usual way, the file actually remains there, only that it is no longer usable by your Mac. Then, when […]