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

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.

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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

December 23, 2013

How to quickly fix broken EXE, COM or BAT assocations

Some malware programs or even dangerous viruses are know to break the default EXE, or other executable (COM, BAT etc.) associations to trick user into launching something malicious, or to simply piss them off so they are unable to start a program with an EXE file extension. Luckily, there is easy way how to deal with it, and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .bat .com .exe

December 19, 2013

How to manage file associations on Apple Mac OS X

By default, Mac OS X system doesn't contain any utility for file associations management. However, there is an easy-to-use tool from third party developers that allows you to complex manage file associations.

December 13, 2013

How to convert PDF file to Microsoft Word document

Judging by the number of Google searchers for PDF to Word, this conversion is one of the most looked for on internet. So let's review the basic options of converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word formats.

Related file extension(s): .doc .docx .pdf

December 11, 2013

How to set default program for files with no extension in Windows

It is not possible to directly associate file without extension to a program. For someone who needs frequently to edit these files using text editor, it might be pretty anoying to always open it manually. Luckily there are ways how to make it work and we will show you how you can associate files with no extension to a program.

December 10, 2013

How to quickly batch rename multiple files on Mac

When you gather great number of digital photos, for example from your latest holiday, and might need to rename them, but the work is horrible if you do it manually file by file. This annoying problem can be easily solved with suitable app and otherwise very time consuming work can be finished in few seconds.

Related file extension(s): .jpg .mp3 .txt

December 2, 2013

Free up drive space in Windows 8

After installation of Microsoft Windows 8, the system takes about 6GB of the hard drive space. It will slowly take more space and after few months of using the computer it can really make a noticeable difference. This article will show you how to get back some free space by Disk Cleanup Wizard with new options.

November 27, 2013

How to enable Aero Lite desktop theme in Microsoft Windows 8

The testing builds of Windows 8 contains Aero Lite theme that allows users to disable various effects of full Windows Aero and save system resources. In final Windows 8 user cannot set it manually in Personalised option like in test builds. However, these instructions will show you how to do it.

Related file extension(s): .msstyles .theme .themepack

November 25, 2013

How to boot into Safe Mode in Microsoft Windows 8

If you have problems with booting or freezing Microsoft Windows, you can use the F8 key before Windows start booting and start it to Safe Mode. This shortcut is disabled in last Microsoft Windows 8, but there is a solution, how to set Windows 8 to boot up to the Safe Mode.

November 15, 2013

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Windows 8 are fully optimized to work with touch screens, but they are also often installed on classic desktop and laptop computers, where keyboard shortcuts can simplify control of the operating system.

November 13, 2013

Start-up folder location in Windows 8

Manage start-up folder and programs in Windows 8. In Windows you cannot longer access the Start-up folder. However, there are solutions, how to open Start-up folder in Windows 8.

Related file extension(s): .exe .lnk

October 10, 2013

How to shutdown, restart, sleep, hibernate and lock Microsoft Windows 8 with single mouse click

In Microsoft Windows 8 as well as Windows 8.1 you need to perform four actions to shut down (restart, sleep) a computer, but there is a solution how to simplify the shut down action on one simply click and also you can use it for Restart, Sleep and other actions.

Related file extension(s): .lnk

September 26, 2013

Best Music Players for Windows

There are tons of music and multimedia players available on the market to cater the needs for almost any user. Their basic features are usually the same with something little extra that makes them distinguished and of course their unique style and user interface.

Related file extension(s): .flac .mp3 .mp4 .wav .wma

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