How To Password Protect PDFs on Mac, Windows and Web

Protect PDFs

There are many reasons why you might want to password protect a PDF. It’s a sensitive work document that you don’t want anyone to see. Maybe it’s a proposal for a new project that you want people to read but not copy, or print. At the workplace, PDFs still rule, and this is how you […]

How to See Your Android Usage Stats and Get Real-Time Reports


I wouldn’t have believed anyone if they said that I use my smartphone for an average of 3 hours daily. Whatever the reason, whether it be reading, chatting or just playing games, spending 3 hours exclusively on your phone is not insignificant by any means. It’s like 12% of your entire day, while you sleep for […]

How to Lock Individual Apps on Jailbroken iPhone with iAppLock


Recently we did an article where we warned about the fake apps on the App Store that claim to lock other apps for you. Android makes it very easy to lock individual apps without any issues. But the way iOS is built, it’s not possible for an app to lock other apps – unless, of […]

What’s the New Button with Your Name on Chrome and How to Remove It

Chrome Account Switcher

In January of 2015, a new version of Chrome arrived, updated automatically for millions of users across the world. Guiding Tech team members inquired in our Slack chat about what is that new thing with our name on it? That, folks, is Chrome’s new Account Switcher, and I’m just as perplexed by its existence as […]

Should You Ditch Gmail or Google Inbox on iOS for Microsoft Outlook?


Email has evolved with our devices. In the beginning, you needed to create a local database for email. Then came Hotmail and we had webmail. Soon with Gmail, we stopped worrying about storing, saving, and backing up email. Google was doing it for us. All we needed to do was remember the username and password. […]

Desk Review: Can One Mac App Solve All Your Writing and Publishing Woes?


Take it from the guy who only writes on his Mac and has explored many options, there’s really no shortage of writing apps here. Still, the arrival of Desk sparked a fury in this little part of the internet. Was it the more than a dozen mentions I saw all over the blogosphere? Was it […]

How to Install Windows 10 on Mac Using Parallels 10 Virtual Machine

Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming soon. And it’s not just the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 10 that’s got everyone excited. It’s much more. Windows 10 finally embraces what Windows is good for. Hardcore, no holds barrel, productivity. Unlike Windows 8, which did a lot of stuff that got in the way. Windows 10 is […]

How to Root and Unroot Xiaomi Mi 4


We all know that rooting brings out the awesomeness in any Android device, but due to the fear of losing the warranty or bricking the phone we always hesitate to take the step. But if you are a Xiaomi user, you’ve got nothing to fear. The company has announced that it will cover all devices […]

How to Join Multiple Images on Web, Mac and iPhone

Join images

One of the most frequent things we do as web writers is deal with images. Resizing them, adding borders, compressing them, and a lot more. In the online world, images play a big role in how your article is consumed. They help you score high points in those first impressions. If you frequently post screenshots […]

How to Install Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine Using VirtualBox

Windows 10

Windows 10 takes a radically different approach to the operating system we’ve all come to know, and sometimes hate. It will be free for the first year for users of Windows 7 and up. What does that mean for the second year? We don’t know yet. But Windows 10 is trying to right all the wrongs […]

How to Remove Sensitive Location Info From Photos on Mac


When it comes to photography, without a doubt one of the most significant developments in recent times is the ability of cameras and smart devices to embed photos with all kinds of information, including the detailed location of each photo, which allows you to know the exact place where a photo was taken. Know Your […]

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 […]