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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.

The Complete Guide To Using Time Machine For Backup On OS X

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If you store anything on your Mac that’s even remotely important – your photos, documents, anything, you need to back it up. Sure, you can use Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive or Backblaze but one of the simplest options is built right into OS X. It’s called Time Machine. All you really need to do is […]

How to Create Your Own Animated GIFs with Giphy Cam for iPhone

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Animated GIFs are making a comeback. Once a cool website decoration in early days of the Internet, GIFs are booming in a totally different way. People post animated GIFs on social networks or send them in messages and typically use them as a quirky way to react to someone else’s comment. Despite the growing popularity, […]

Selectively Control Volume of Modern and Desktop Apps on Windows 10 Simultaneously

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Microsoft has created two different worlds for Windows user. One is the good ol’ desktop interface which we are all familiar with along with the Modern Apps that were introduced with Windows 8. The modern interface was launched targeting the tablet and touch enabled users. But Microsoft never drew a line between the two different worlds […]

How to Get Back the Familiar Windows 7 Personalization UI in Windows 10

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Windows 10 has changed a lot of things when it comes to internal settings and user interface. While some of the changes like the Start Menu and dropping Charms bar are highly admired by the users, there are many changes users are still not able to cope with. You can take the Windows Personalization Screen from […]

How to Delete Viewing or Rating History on Netflix

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So you want to get rid of your viewing history on Netflix, huh? Not too proud of some of the titles you chose to stream, or just don’t want other members on your account knowing your business? We’ve all been there. It’s actually deceptively easy to get rid of your Netflix history, or specific titles […]

How to Save 50% Bandwidth Watching YouTube and Browsing on Android Using Opera Max

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Let’s just face it, not all of us live in areas where the internet connection is stable and you’ve got plenty of data needs for everything you want to do. Yeah, it’s a problem if you’re living in rural areas but it’s not like the urban cities are that much better. Thanks to congestion, you […]

How to Password-Protect Files or Folders on a Mac

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Sometimes you might be working on sensitive documents and other files that you don’t want viewed by wandering eyes. The best way to prevent your files from being accessed by other users on your computer is to password-protect them. Many people aren’t aware of this, but it is possible to password-protect individual documents and larger groups […]

Genius Will Explain All Those Song Lyrics and Literature You Never Really Understood

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On desktop, Genius has been my go-to site for finding song lyrics. It’s easily the best-designed song lyric site out there. It’s not bloated and it’s a joy to use. But that’s not the best part of Genius. It’s the annotations. You see, song lyrics in Genius can be annotated by community members. Basically, people […]

How to Get Back Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

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Users who have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 might not be aware, but Microsoft has discontinued the Photo Viewer we had for years. Those who have done a clean install of Windows 10, might notice that the Photo Viewer is missing and has been replaced by the Modern Photo Viewer which […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Mi Band

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In the previous article, we talked about setting up and getting started with Mi Band. The sub-$20 fitness tracker from Xiaomi that tracks both your walking, running activities along with your sleep (only at night, though). For that alone, it’s a bang for your buck. Yes, it can bypass lockscreen security when you’re wearing the Mi […]

How to Manually Install New Software Updates on Your Kindle

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Last week, Amazon released a huge update for their Kindle devices. It’s the one I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. It includes the much talked about and actually really good font – Bookerly. It’s designed specially by Amazon for reading on Kindle and it looks great on the iPad app. So naturally, […]

How to Access Your Chrome Bookmarks From Anywhere on the Web

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If you’re like me, your most important and frequently visited sites live in Chrome bookmarks bar. Some people even use it to bookmark articles they want to check out later. Or when they’re researching stuff. While a service like Pocket is better for that, Chrome bookmarks are right there, easy to use. The problem is […]

How to Get Back Desktop Gadgets on Windows 10

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One of the (or probably the only) good thing(s) that happened to Windows Vista was the introduction of desktop gadgets. In Windows 7 it gained a lot of popularity when it was not just restricted to the sidebar. But it was unceremoniously removed from Windows 8 because of serious vulnerabilities. After the release of Windows […]

How to Set Up and Get Started With Mi Band on Android

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Xiaomi’s Mi Band makes for a pretty good passive activity and sleep tracker. At Rs 999 (around $20 on Amazon), it’s pretty cheap, almost an impulse buy. Just wear in on your wrist the whole day and it will track your steps and calories burned (for walking and running) and at night, it will give […]