Top 9 Windows 8.1 Update Features You Should Know About


Windows 8.1 Update has landed and it attempts to right many wrongs that were introduced in Windows 8. Yes, the Start screen and Metro UI is still there but a lot of touch-only interactions have been updated to go well with pointing devices and you can now completely ignore the Start screen if you want […]

10 Must-Know Microsoft Excel Date Functions


Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers and not in the format that we see. By default, 1st January 1900 is serial number 1. So, 10th May 2014 becomes 41769. Storing dates as serial numbers makes it easier for the tool to perform date calculations. We will have a look at few date formulas […]

How to Utilize Lane Guidance, Improved Transit and Uber in Google Maps

Highway 401 and Don Mills at sunset

Somewhere between “I’m not sure how to get there” and “You have arrived at your destination”, you may have realized there’s been a change in Google Maps. Besides the improved search results and ability to save maps offline, which you can read about in this article, Google Maps has honed its public transportation expertise and integrated Uber, […]

The New Kindle Paperwhite Review – My Adventures in E Ink Land


Kindle is one of the best selling ebook readers available in the market right now. Amazon won’t tell us exactly how many units it sells but safe to say, it’s a lot. I’m not new to ebook readers. I successfully completed my goal of reading 52 books in 2012 thanks to Nook Simple Touch. So when […]

Fotor for iPhone: A Powerful Photo Enhancing and Editing App


If you are a photography aficionado or simply like to take large numbers of pictures with your iPhone’s camera, then there’s no lack of camera apps on the App Store to choose from. But with all those candidates out there, it is important to know exactly which ones provide the most features and useful options. […]

How to Multitask in Chrome With an Always on Top Tab or Window


What if I tell you that from this day onwards, multitasking on Chrome will be a cakewalk? Wouldn’t that be great? The best way to get rid of the switching between Chrome tabs and windows, and multitask in the strict sense of the term is to have a Chrome tab or window always on top […]

Top 3 Sidebar Launchers For Android To Increase Your Productivity

Sidebar launcher

If you proudly identify yourself as an Android fan, it must be for various reasons. I know a lot of people who swear by its flexibility, its ability to let you customize exactly how you get and deal with data. And the data can be anything. Notifications, apps, widgets, shortcuts, commands, anything Android would let you […]

How to Transfer Large Files Between Two Android Devices Quickly


The most convenient mode of file transfer between two mobile devices is Bluetooth and we all must have used it at some point to transfer music and photos between our phones. However, Bluetooth is only helpful when we need to transfer a few files of fairly small sizes (like a photo or a document). As the transfer […]

OSnap for iOS: The Simplest and Quickest iPhone Camera App


Like many great iOS apps, oSnap was born out of frustration. The developer, a father, was trying to snap some pictures of her new born daughter with the iPhone in one hand and his daughter in another. iPhone is not that big of a phone, and one handed use comes with ease. But that’s the […]

How to Quickly Clone Existing Outlook Appointment to a New Date


Unless you are a pro at managing and organizing meetings and appointments, they can quickly get overwhelming and tire you out. Besides, it also helps if you are quick in scheduling one when needed. Outlook’s desktop client as a tool that supports most of those requirements. It also has a few hidden tricks. Today we will unfold the quickest […]

How To Search And Save Maps Easily In The Updated Google Maps App

Map update

Google Maps update 3.0 for Android and iOS is one of the biggest updates to the Maps app ever. The update introduces ground-breaking features like Lane Guidance in navigation, a feature that was once exclusive to expensive GPS trackers from the likes of TomTom and Gramin. In urban areas where one lane streets are a normality […]

How to Customize Android Share Menu and Share With Multiple Apps


When compared to the iPhone, Android has always had significantly better intra-app sharing features or the share menu as it is called. For example, if you see a photo on your Facebook timeline that you want to share with a friend on WhatsApp, normally an iPhone user would have to save the photo to the album and then […]

How To Permanently Delete Pre-Installed Bloatware From Your New Windows 8 Laptop

Windows 8 start screen

Bloatware and Windows go hand in hand. Always have, always will. Only, with Windows 8, Microsoft got a change to get creative with the bloatware. Real creative. When you turned on your laptop after a fresh Windows 8 install, you were greeted by the beautiful Metro tile based UI – the Start screen. The screen […]

Duolingo for iOS: The Best Free App For Language Learning On The Go


Here at Guiding Tech we have previously shown you the best resources for learning different languages. Most of the time though, whenever you want to learn one, you have to do it on your computer via online courses or applications. This time though, we’ll take a look at what is easily the best free source to […]