How to Batch Uninstall Windows 8 Apps Silently in Background


Every once in a while I do a bit of spring cleaning on my computer and that’s when I delete old files and uninstall old programs. While deleting files and folders is an easy task in Windows, built-in options to uninstall the programs have not evolved yet. The Control Panel still allows no more than one […]

How To Add a File Downloader to Safari for iOS 8 using Workflow

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Automation, the one thing every power user craves, is finally here for iOS. Sure there have been apps like Launch Center Pro and Drafts but till now there was no relatively easy way of stitching together tasks/actions and creating a workflow. Now, thanks to an app appropriately titled Workflow, there is. We’ve already talked about […]

How to Open Google Drive Files from its Website in Desktop Apps

Google Drive

The line between web and desktop keeps blurring. Google with its Chromebook is leading the charge. Apple with Handoff and Continuity is making it easy to switch between devices and between apps and websites. If you’re a power Google Drive user, you already have the desktop client installed. If you do, there’s now an easy […]

5 Reasons Why Fantastical 2 for iPhone Should Be Your Next Calendar App

Fantastical 2

Calendar apps are a dime a dozen these days. Seems like there’s something for everyone out there. There’s Apple’s built-in Calendar app that’s not half bad, it’s only crime being that it’s too basic. Then there are apps like Sunrise, free for all devices and focused more on following public events. Other apps like Calendars […]

How To Easily Batch Update All Your Windows Apps

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Windows 8 came with a Windows Store, but it wasn’t meant for all the desktop apps you love and use. As it stands, there’s no single place to download and update Windows apps. There’s no Windows App Store for legacy apps either. This is the cause of one of the biggest frustrations in Windows. Every […]

How to Automate Android Radio Controls to Increase Battery Life

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The last three years have been a complete turnaround for mobile technology. We have seen smartphones become as powerful as entry level laptops. The screen size has increased, the processing has become more powerful and free memory is no longer an issue with increased RAM and storage space. We have seen significant development in every […]

How To Stream Photos from Android to PC or TV

Stream Pictures

You’re sitting with your family members, laughing about a funny moment from the recent past. And then they ask you to show them the wedding/baby photos. What do you do? The pics are on your phone. You can either pass them the phone and risk them looking at photos you don’t want them to see. […]

How To Create, Call, Email, and Message Shortcuts for Contacts on iPhone


Workflow is an awesome new automation app for iOS. There’s a lot of stuff you can do with it like automatically upload photos to Dropbox, covert pages to PDF, and a lot more. We’ve talked about it before. The app is a must-have for any iOS power user. If you get any kind of work […]

How To Get Pushbullet Working with Safari and Mac


If you’re using an Android phone, life without Pushbullet is meaningless. The Android app can do so much. With the Chrome extension you can view notifications, reply to SMSs, share the clipboard history between two devices, and a lot more. The only problem is that Pushbullet doesn’t love the Apple-verse nearly as much as Windows […]

How To Get Offline Maps and Navigation With for Android and iPhone

Google Maps is the king of mobile maps and navigation, no doubt about that. But it’s shocking how ill-equipped it is for the offline world. Yes, you can save a part of the map for offline use, but that’s it. You can’t download maps for a whole country and navigation doesn’t work offline either. A […]

Autorun Organizer is an Amazing Startup Manager for Windows 8.1


A slow Windows startup time can really frustrate you to the core. In former versions of Windows, users had to open up the Microsoft Windows Configuration (MSConfig.exe) to enable or disable items at startup. Windows 8 has eased up the way you are able to modify these programs. Users now have the ability to control startup programs directly […]

How To Recover Deleted Images on iPhone running iOS 8

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For a big percentage of iPhone users, the camera is the most important thing. One of the reasons why Guiding Tech’s own Editor switched from Android to an iPhone 6 after two years. When the camera is this awesome, you can’t help but take a lot of awesome shots. Of course, with taking multiple photos […]

How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You


Google’s motto is “do no evil”. That was probably written when Google was a pony little startup and all it wanted to do was index all the pages of the internet. Now it wants to map every corner of the world, make self-driving cars, and do lots of other crazy things. All this costs money […]

Instapaper vs Readability vs Clearly: Battle of Web Based Reader Modes

Reader Mode

I’m sure you have that one website that you enjoy reading but the distractions on the site basically make it impossible to do so. There are ads everywhere and unnecessary “viral” content is always vying for your attention. Of course, you can use an ad blocker, but that still doesn’t fix the formatting issue. I’m […]