December 4, 2014

How to create OS X 10.10 Yosemite bootable installation flash drive

The fastest way how to restore the system on your Mac without recovery partition is to use a bootable installation flash drive and this article will show you how to create such installation disk with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

December 3, 2014

How to make bootable Windows 8.1 installation media or USB drive using Microsoft Windows Installation Media Creation Tool

Short tip how to create installation ISO image, or bootable installation USB drive of Windows 8.1 with Windows 8.1 media backup software.

Related file extension(s): .iso

November 7, 2014

How to run Android applications in Google Chrome web browser

Chrome OS contains App Runtime for Chrome platform that allows users to run Android apps natively on their computers. Stand-alone Chrome web browser doesn't support this feature, but a developer named Vlad Filippov programmed plugin that enables users to run Android apps in Chrome.

Related file extension(s): .apk

October 30, 2014

How to get png or jpg icon from an app on Mac

Short instructions how to use Finder and default OS X Preview app to export icons from ICNS file to PNG, JPG and other formats.

Related file extension(s): .icns

October 29, 2014

How to change app icon on Mac

Much like Windows users, even Mac OS X users can change program icons of their apps. It's not hard at all, and we will explain it in few steps in this short article.

Related file extension(s): .app .icns

October 24, 2014

How to transfer WhatsApp chats from phone to phone on same platform

This article shows you how to transfer WhatsApp chat history between old and new devices on same platform. This operation seems to be difficult, however if you follow our instructions, you can solve the problem in few easy steps.

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August 20, 2014

How to turn any YouTube video to an animated GIF

Ever seen animated picture in some Facebook or forum post and wondered how people make them? Now everyone can make such GIF, without installing any software with the gifyoutube.com

Related file extension(s): .gif

August 6, 2014

How to set size limit for Outlook PST and OST files

The size of Outlook personal folder files are limited by the default settings of Outlook. The PST/OST file size is different for various Outlook versions. If you get too many e-mail messages with large e-mail attachments you can increase the PST file limit. On the other hand, on slower machines, or small hard drive, you can decrease the size of PST file for better computer performance. We will show how to set size limit for Outlook *.PST and *.OST files with Microsoft Windows Registry Editor.

Related file extension(s): .ost .pst

August 1, 2014

How to recover unsaved or corrupted Microsoft Office and OpenDocument documents

Losing unsaved work or having badly saved document can be a truly nighmare. Not all is lost however and modern office programs usually have some sort of recovery and auto save function and there are also 3rd party apps that can be used for document recovery.

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July 22, 2014

Why do I need to backup my data and files

Operating system crashes, malware, hardware fails, human factor, just a few examples of how you can lose valuable data - forever. Data recovery without backup is very difficult, time consuming and expensive process which is not in most cases 100% successful. This article covers pretty much the basics about computer and data backup solutions.

Related file extension(s): .backupdb .dsk .sparsebundle .sparseimage .tbi .tib .wbcat .wbverify .win

July 21, 2014

More information about Google Android THUMBDATA files

Some digital camera, or media browsing and syncing apps on Android devices cause that .thumbdata files are generated on the storage. These can take up considerable amount of space and are pretty hard to reliably remove. This article pools all the general knowledge about this file type found on internet, together with an easy solution to cripple and thus disable this feature.

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July 15, 2014

How to print anything to PDF using virtual PDF printer

Microsoft added support for the PDF format to its Microsoft Office suite since version 2007. However, Microsoft Windows still does not natively support PDF, only Microsoft's alternative document format known as XPS or OpenXPS. If you want to be able to export any file to PDF on Windows, you have to install a virtual PDF printer.

Related file extension(s): .pdf

July 9, 2014

How to open, view and convert XPS and OXPS documents on Mac

Apple Mac OS X doesn't have support for viewing of both XPS and OXPS documents in its defaul Preview pictures and documents viewing tool. However, there do exist some solutions for both of these formats on Mac.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .xps

July 7, 2014

How to change the default format for Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 8

OXPS documents are exclusive to Windows 8 and cannot be opened in previous versions. Whilst the Windows 8 XPS Writer can save to both OXPS and XPS format, but default it saves in the new format which means users have to manually pick the older format for backward compatibility. There is however a Windows group policy that can switch the defaults so the XPS is the preselected choice in XPS Writer.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .xps

July 6, 2014

How to work with OXPS documents without Windows 8

Microsoft's XPS and especially the newer OXPS documents file give many users nasty headaches. Receveing one of these *.oxps documents and trying to figuring out how to access them without Windows 8 can be really difficult. This article covers most of such issues and presents possible solutions when handling OXPS documents without Windows 8.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .pdf .xps

June 27, 2014

How to securely erase data from hard drive or flash disk

One thing is to keep your data safe, the other thing is how to safely get rid of them. Simple delete usually is not enough, because dedicated data recovery software can find even deleted files and restore them. Let's review the most basic options users have to securely delete their data.

April 22, 2014

Tips and Tricks for Advanced Googling

Information searching is one of the most common things users do on the internet. Most people only know the basics of "googling" whilst there exist many special command and operators that can really help you find what you need. And this article covers the basics about the advanced search functions of Google Search.

April 17, 2014

How to use the window title bar in Mac OS X

Since OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, another option was added to the system and apps developers can also add the most used actions to a new Active Window Title Bar and we will show you how to use it. It is really simple.

April 4, 2014

How to use Google Picasa

Short review about Google Picasa photo editing tool. It is one of the most useful free picture editing tools, because its has some great features, like face recognition, geo-tagging, effects, and text overlay tools and this article will show you basic skills with it.

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April 3, 2014

Read books with Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle is one of the most widespread ebook readers with milions of users worldwide. It is a family of highly popular ebook readers and tablets that offer a broad range of features and services. Let's take a peak on this great digital publication platform.

Related file extension(s): .azw .azw1 .azw3 .azw4 .epub .kf8

March 27, 2014

Play Nintendo Game Boy games on iPhone

Nintendo and other developers created various gaming legends, like Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Castlevania, etc. for Game Boy that will be never officially released for other platforms as well as smart phones, but there is a solution how to make a virtual game boy for example from your Apple iPhone.

Related file extension(s): .gb .gba .gbc

March 20, 2014

How to play Sony Playstation games on Mac

Many gaming legends, like Tekken, Soul Blade, Final Fantasy and many more were released only for Sony Playstation 1, but,you can still play them even now on newer computers and we will show you how to enjoy this titles on your Mac.

Related file extension(s): .bin .img .iso .mcr

March 17, 2014

How to emulate older Mac OS on OS X

The new Apple Mac computers with OS X are not able to run apps and games written for older Mac OS systems. However, if you want to try this system out, you don't need to buy an old Mac, you can just install any emulation software to OS X and use your modern Mac as old Macintosh.

March 12, 2014

Why ePUB format is better than PDF for iBooks

iBooks for iPad is a great viewer for ebooks, but only those in EPUB or its own default formats. A lot of free ebooks are available in PDFs, but it would be a mistake to simply use them as they are. The best way is to convert them to EPUB, because that's the format iBooks views the best.

Related file extension(s): .epub .pdf

February 28, 2014

How to play old game classics on Mac

The original releases of these games with simple graphics, mono sounds, FM synthesis music for first video gaming consoles from Nintendo, Sega, Atari etc. are still perfect for relax gaming. To play these game legends today, you don't need to search for old console and game cartridges. You can install a console emulator, download a game ROM and turn your modern computer to old gaming console.

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February 27, 2014

Best free software for movie subtitle editing

Movie subtitles are a popular way of watching movies and other videos in their original language, without dubbing. Most of the time you find really good subtitles, but sometimes, they might be lacking. So what are your best options for a good software for making or editing subtitles? Let's take a look on one of the better choices available.

Related file extension(s): .890 .aqt .ass .cip .psb .s2s .srt .ssf .st1 .sub .zeg

February 20, 2014

How to quickly change file extensions of multiple files in Windows

Renaming file extensions, or even file names of multiple files can really be a tedious work, especially when you need to do it for hundreds of files. Instead doing it one by one manually, there are ways how to save your time and do it quickly and we will show you some!

February 19, 2014

Best software to connect to your computer remotely

The original Remote Desktop service installed in Microsoft Windows is not very user friendly for common users and has some limitations as well as you need to know basic knowledge about network settings, router/firewall settings, port forwarding etc. However, they are more user friendly alternatives for common users that will help you to create Remote Desktop connection on your Windows-PC, Apple Mac and others.

Related file extension(s): .rdp .tvs

February 19, 2014

How to set default app for opening files with no extension on Mac

Mac OS X tries to open files without extension with the Terminal app, which often causes an error message that the file doesn't contain any executable data. There is a way how you can change default app for files with no file extension found on your Mac.

February 5, 2014

How to enhance OS X dekstop with Live Wallpaper for Mac

Try a powerful utility called Live Wallpaper for Mac that are able to enhance your Mac background with beautiful wallpapers, animated wallpapers, clock widget, weather widget etc.

Related file extension(s): .lwpp

January 31, 2014

Software for working with PDF documents

PDF documents are one of the most basic documents you can find. They are meant mainly for persistent documents and for printing. However, users often want to edit them and wonder how to do it, because the default reader program can just view it. So what are your options if you want free or cheap software for working with PDFs that supports all the major PDF functions.

Related file extension(s): .pdf


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