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A list of useful how-to articles, descriptive guides and step by step computer tutorials. The topics include Windows, Mac, Android, Web Apps, Software and much more.

How to Setup SSH Tunneling to Bypass a Firewall

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Today, data breaches, hacking and snooping are happening frequently. Not a day goes by without news of a company’s database getting leaked or some government censoring or controlling more part of the internet. And there is always a Nigerian prince wanting your help to free his million dollar assets. To protect your identity and other […]

How to Make Amazing Graphs From Scratch in MS Excel 2013 (and Higher)

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Have a presentation at work/school involving graphs and you have no idea how to make them? Well, step 1 would be to breathe and calm down for a bit. And the next step would be to realize that mastering graphs on Microsoft Excel is actually not all that hard. If you have your data right, […]

How to Wirelessly Stream Media to Your iOS Device: Completely Free and Without Limit


Work or entertainment, smartphones nowadays are capable of anything. Slowly, we all are moving away from desktops and laptops and are getting more inclined towards smartphones and tablets. However, one of the major sections where the smartphones are lagging is the storage space. While we have devices with up to 128 GBs, they are not […]

How to Share Your Own Music Projects Online with Acapella App


If you’re an avid social media user, you’ve probably seen a lot of videos floating around lately of people singing a cappella harmonies. (Acappella is the term for singing without instruments or any background music, and harmonies are multiple layers of notes that complement each other.) These videos often appear in the form of a […]

How to Optimize the Services Menu on Your Mac

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When you right-click on most items on your Mac, the operating system gives you a menu of useful items. One of those menus is called Services. There is a ton of great stuff in there along with stuff you probably don’t need. With a few short steps, you can customize this menu. How Did Stuff […]

How to View Notification History on Android


App notifications are one of the most important modules of a smartphone. If you have never given thought about their importance, imagine how difficult it can be to open each app just to see if there’s any new update. You might even miss out on the important texts and emails that can be crucial for […]

How to Get Live Photos on Older Jailbroken iPhones


The Live Photos recently launched with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, has been gaining popularity within the iPhone community ever since it hit the market. Now, if I am not wrong, the feature of Live Photos was actually stolen from HTC. HTC came out with a feature on their camera called Zoe which delivered […]

How to Control Your Google Now Cards History on Any Android

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Google Now cards have proved useful to me on a personal level on more than one occasion, but there is no denying that they can also feel weird at times. Like getting a notification telling you it’s time to leave for the airport for your flight or catch a movie. It may seem like Google […]

How to Create an Animated GIF from a Screen Recording on Mac & Windows


Animated GIFs are all over the Internet and social media these days, yet most people really don’t know how to make one. If you do know how to properly make one you probably realize it’s actually not all that easy, especially when using complex applications like Photoshop. (Of course, iPhone 6s Live Photos does make the process […]

How to Personalize Recipes to Your Dietary Needs with Yummly


In this day and age, science is much wiser about how our bodies digest and cope with certain foods. This has resulted in much more diverse and individualistic diet plans. Unfortunately, the Internet and technology through all of its greatness haven’t done much catching up to our changing eating habits. If you’re browsing for recipes, […]

How to Encrypt Drives With BitLocker on Windows 10 by Bypassing TPM Requirements

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Upgraded your PC to Windows 10 and want to encrypt your drives? Great, you could use a 3rd party tool, or use BitLocker. Although Microsoft controls BitLocker and the tool itself isn’t open source, it is included in all versions of Windows 10 (except Home) and is free to use. It’s a fairly decent tool, […]

How to Get Marshmallow’s Doze Mode On Any Android Right Now


Android is working hard on improving battery life of their devices from the software side. Even though an approx. 3000 mAh battery is common on flagship devices, they are still not able to deliver the kind of standby time one would expect from them. The only reason I can think of is that along with the battery, […]

How to Record Windows Screencast for Free Without Limit


A few days back, my brother-in-law called me for some IT help. He needed a software using which he could record the computer screen along with the audio on Windows for free. As the computer he was working on was provided by his organization, he was very particular about the free part because of licensing issues. Also, […]

How to Use Fingerprint Sensor as Capacitive Touch Home Key on iPhone and Samsung


In one of my training while I was employed in the corporate IT world, I came across a very important lesson. It was focused on learning from best practices of others and it was a great lesson even for real life. I have used the touch ID sensors on iPhone and Samsung devices and they […]