Feature Posts on Guiding Tech

Features on Guiding Tech are the posts that showcase a special trick, guide, list.. anything that deserves a special mention. This page lists all those posts. Check them out.

How to Quickly Add Notes to the Lockscreen in Android

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How many times does this happen to you? You go someplace, to a friend’s and you need to remember to pick something up when you leave. You try really hard to remember it and ultimately hours later when it’s go time, you forget. This happens way too often. When you’re leaving for work, working or a […]

Top 8 Free (and Awesome) Web Podcast Players

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I love listening to podcasts when I’m out and about. Whether going for a stroll, when in a commute, or when I’m working out. Podcasts make for a great time filler. Not only are you passing the time, but you’re also being entertained and learning something new. How great is that? But sometimes I want […]

How to Use Your Android Safely on the Street Using Iris

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Just like air, water, and food, the smartphone has become a vital entity in our lives. We just can’t help but stay glued to its screen from dawn to dusk, or sometimes even till midnight. While commuting, having lunch, at a boring party or an entertaining night out with friends, we always fall back to our smartphones […]

How to Sync Folders Anywhere on Mac with Multiple Backup Services like Dropbox, Google Drive and More

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Dropbox’s premise is simple. You get a folder (a box, if you will) where you can drop anything you want, which is then backed up to Dropbox’s servers and synced effortlessly between all your devices (including mobile). Maybe that’s a bit too simple. You can’t sync files that are located outside Dropbox’s folder for instance. […]

6 Things You Must Check Before Buying a Used Mac

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While Macs are definitely nice computers to have, not everyone can afford to buy a brand new one. Thankfully, used Macs are usually just as good as new ones, provided they have received proper care. Needless to say, putting the machine through some tests to see if it works well is recommended. While physical appearance and hardware […]

5 Awesome Tips for a Better Music Listening Experience on Android

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Much like Android itself, the music listening experience on Android is fragmented. Every manufacturer has a different music player and bundles their own, often weird sounding headphones. On top of that, everyone’s music library is unique. While this might seem like a recipe for chaos, it’s also an opportunity to fine tune your music experience […]

How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Adware With the Software You Download

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Whenever I write a software review for Windows, I always mention whether the installer is clean and if a direct download option is not available on a website. Well, that’s because the windows downloads are in a very despairing state these days. They install the software you wish for, but also give you a handful […]

4 Cool Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Paltry 16GB iPhone

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With every new iPhone release, Apple manages to shove new or improved features in an already compact – and progressively thinner – device. One unfortunate aspect that’s remained the same for years now is the storage. The low-end iPhone model starts at only 16GB of storage, or just 8GB if you opt for a previous […]

How to Batch Download Song Lyrics for Offline Use on Android

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Musixmatch is a great companion to your music library. It has a floating lyrics player that magically shows up whenever you start playing a song in a supported music player. The lyrics will sync with song position and everything. It’s awesome. The only problem? There’s no offline mode. You can’t download lyrics for offline use. […]

How to Mirror or Stream iPhone Display or Media to TV

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It’s ironic how the biggest display in our homes nowadays is the one that most often goes without use, isn’t it? With all the technology we have getting smaller and smaller, you’d think by now we would have also figured out a way to truly take advantage of all the screen space a television has […]

How to Customize and Get Acquainted with CyanogenMod 12 and 12S

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CyanogenMod is great at adding little things that end up improving the overall Android experience immensely. They did it in the ICS era and with Lollipop, they’re still at it. In CM 12, 12.1 and CM 12S (the commercial version for OnePlus One, Yu Yureka and the like), CM had to update a lot of its […]

Pixelmator vs Gimp: Comparing Inexpensive Photoshop Alternatives for Mac

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Alternatives to Adobe’s Photoshop are all the rage and always have been, mostly due to Photoshop’s staggering price, which as of now can cost as much as $29.99 per month. That’s quite a bit of money to spend if you’re someone who needs to make a quick but effective edit here and there. Perhaps you do […]

How to Find Who’s Tracking You Online (And How to Stop Them)

So long, trackers!

Everyone wants your data. From NSA to your local government to Google and everyone in between. Of course, not everyone cares about data tracking. Not unless you tell them the government is seeing your dick pics. But there’s more than one kind of data tracking on the internet. Maybe something that’s not as grandiose but […]

8 Cool (and Useful) Ways to Use Google Now Voice Search

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Google Now’s voice search engine might not be as cheeky as Siri or Cortana. It doesn’t have their personality or charm. You’re not going to get funny replies, it won’t tell you jokes. But there are a lot of useful things you can do with it. And the list keeps growing with time. If you’ve […]