How to Create a GIF From a Video Easily


GIF refers to an image in the Graphics Interchange Format. Images are compiled to make a video-like file with frames loading every so often to convey an animation. Many popular videos are turned into GIFs and sometimes go wildly viral due to that. But how do you make these video GIFs? We’ve looked at structuring […]

Windows 8 Lacking the Apps You Desire? Here’s How to Add Android Apps to Your Device


With every passing day, the number of apps found through the Windows Store continues to grow. That said, when it comes to certain games, social and productivity apps, you’ll find that you often have to settle for 3rd party versions or clones at this stage. Microsoft is dedicated to attracting big name developers to Windows […]

How to Track Expenses and Budget From Phone Using a Published Google Docs Form


Keeping track of expenses and sticking to a budget can be a tedious ordeal. We usually collect receipts and sit down with hundreds before going through them. Maybe you’ve gotten tired of it and eventually quit keeping them. This isn’t a good practice but is normally what results from the physical hassle and confusion of […]

4 Useful Printing, Editing and Formatting Tips for iWork Numbers


A few entries back, we discussed the very basics of iWork numbers for people used to MS Excel, as well as a few tips to master some aspects of this nice Apple productivity application. This time, let’s delve deeper into some specific functions of Numbers (like printing, editing and formatting) to learn how to take […]

How to Boot into Android Safe Mode to Troubleshoot Your Device


When smartphones first started to gain popularity, they had more in common with standard cellular phones and PDAs than anything else. In recent years, smartphones have evolved considerably, adding the power of multi-core processors, GBs of RAM and tons of high performance apps that almost make them more like tiny PCs – and like in […]

GT Explains: What is an FTP Server and How Do I Set It Up?


FTP is defined as File Transfer Protocol and is a method of moving or viewing files from one place to another. If you’re running an FTP server, you can dish out files to users in a remote location who can then access the files under a certain username and password combo. Once the configurations have […]

3 Quick and Simple Tips to Speed Up Your Mac


If you happen to have the latest Mac or a last generation one, then chances are it still performs flawlessly. However, if you have one from a couple of generations ago you might have noticed a decrease in its speed or performance. Considering that, here we have gathered a few tips that can help you […]

4 Finder Tips to Improve How You View Files on Your Mac


One of the great aspects of Mac OS X is definitely its simplicity. However, because of this we tend to overlook how flexible and advanced the system can be. A great example of this aspect is the Finder, the Mac’s default manager for all sorts of files, disks, applications and network-related elements. Usually we take […]

5 Must Have Apps for Your New Android Tablet


You’ve probably heard some variation of this line before: “Sure, Android has tablets, but most of the apps aren’t optimized to take advantage of the bigger displays and higher resolutions – unlike Apple devices.” It’s true. Android has historically lagged behind iOS in terms of tablet apps. The good news is this situation has begun […]

Top 3 Free Alternatives to Windows Media Center in Windows 8


Recently, we showed our readers how to get DVD playback on Windows 8, but what if you’ve just noticed that your brand new copy of Windows 8 no longer includes the Media Center either? While Media Center was primarily used by folks that utilized their computers as a living room media PC, it was still a […]

Studio Design: Use Your iPhone to Turn Your Photos Into Artful Print Designs


If you are like me, one of the tasks that you wish you were better at but that you find the trickiest to perform on your computer is to tweak your photos to turn them into original designs. In a past entry we have already explored how you can use an iPhone app to add […]

3 Simple Yet Powerful Free Text Editors For Mac


While for a lot of people word processors like MS Word or Apple’s own Pages (check out a great tutorial about it here) are their preferred way of working with text on their Macs or PCs, these applications might be too much for tasks outside of creating highly detailed college papers or business reports. On […]

How to Make Your Android Phone Look and Feel like Ubuntu Touch


While Android and iOS get the most recognition and attention, there are plenty of other mobile OSes out there. Some of them are reasonably well known, like Blackberry and Windows Phone, while others are new or only serve a limited market. One of these lesser-known, newer OSes is Ubuntu (mobile). You might have already heard […]

Get that Stock Android Look and Feel – Without Rooting or Flashing Your Device


There are quite a few types of Android users out there. First, we have fans of stock Android. These folks generally go with a Nexus device, or root and flash their Android tablets and phones to turn them into stock Android-powered devices. Next we have those that like carrier customizations, including UI changes found in […]