Best of Guiding Tech in June 2012 and Cool Links From the Web

Time for a quick roundup of our most popular posts in the last month and also some informative and cool content that we came across on the web.

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Best of GT – June 2012

4 Excellent Tools to Improve English Grammar

As a blogger, I know how important grammar is for any language. It is the fabric of a language, and when that language is English it becomes especially important because English is the lingua franca – the “mother tongue” – of the world. Thankfully, these days you don’t have to hire a tutor to teach you the basics of grammar. The web is there with its 24×7 helpline.

How to Update Facebook Status (and More) from MS Outlook

I tend to not use the browser interface of social sites like Facebook because that eats up one more tab on my browser. Yet, when I am working or checking my emails (on MS Outlook, that’s what I use) there’s always this unstoppable urge to check the updates on Facebook or update my status. Can’t blame me you guys, can you?

5 Ways to Make Your Non-Rooted Android Phone Run Faster

There are some Android phones that run on few hundred megahertz with a handful of internal memory while there are beasts like HTC One X that run on a multi-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. Due to these reasons, performance of Android phones differ and thus some appear slow when compared to others. Even though the performance issue is mainly related to the device hardware configuration, there are few things you can do on the software front which can reduce the pressure on the device hardware making it considerably faster.

4 Very Interesting Sites For Learning History

Personally speaking, I never had much use for history in school. But strangely, now that information is so easily available on the web, I find myself going back in time and searching for information that can be classified as ‘history’. Could it be that the web made history cool again with simple text and multimedia instructiveness? I guess so; and you also might feel the same as these four interesting websites take you back into time.

Cool Links From the Web

What is the Screen Resolution or the Aspect Ratio? What do 720p, 1080i & 1080p Mean?

In days gone by, screen resolution (also called display resolution) wasn’t much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options, and to get higher resolution or more colors (or both) you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality and the supported resolutions. In this article I would like to take you through a bit of history and explain all the important concepts.

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Overview: Nexus 7 Tablet, Android 4.1, Nexus Q Media Streamer, and Project Glass

At its 2012 Google I/O keynote, the company showed off its Nexus 7 tablet, the Jelly Bean mobile OS (Android 4.1) with Siri-like functions, the Nexus Q media streamer, as well as improvements to Google+.

How to Sync Sticky Notes Across Users and Computers in 7 Steps

One of our readers wanted to use Sticky Notes across multiple user accounts and computers and have them in sync. By default, Sticky Notes is not able to pull this off. It saves your notes on a per user account basis. However, with a little bit of hacking, you can have your notes synced between multiple users and computers. This guide will show how it can be done.

How to Avoid Impulse Purchases in the Internet Shopping Age

When spending money online is as simple as clicking one single button on Amazon it’s difficult to curb impulse purchases and keep your budget in check. While self-control is always your best bet it’s not easy to trust yourself to make the right choice. Here’s how to avoid those careless shopping clicks online.

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Abhijeet Mukherjee is the founder, publisher and editor of Guiding Tech. He's a web publisher who’s been working online full time since 2008. He loves all things tech and has also written for some of the top blogs on the planet.