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Deleting System Restore Points

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Deleting all but the most recent restore point is one of the most effective methods of clearing hard drive space. Continue reading

Resizing Multiple Photos at Once

Monday, April 7th, 2014

With FastStone Photo Resizer, you can quickly crop, rotate, and/or convert the sizes or formats of single images or groups of images. Continue reading

Often, when a program is installed, other–perhaps undesirable–programs are unknowingly added along the way. Here are a few steps to help avoid installing unwanted software on your PC. Continue reading

Facebook Interest Lists

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Remain up-to-date with “Liked” Facebook pages by creating an Interest list. Continue reading

Appetizing Android Operating Systems

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you’ve wondered your Android is named Cupcake, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc., here’s a brief history of the tasty codenames assigned to Android operating systems. Continue reading

Copying Images From Word To A Folder

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Follow these steps to copy an image from a Microsoft Word document and save it to a Windows Explorer folder. Continue reading

Merge Duplicate Gmail Contacts

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Clean out your duplicated Gmail contacts in a few simple steps with Find and Merge. Continue reading

Forcing an Android Download to Stop

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’ve got a download on your Android phone that just won’t quit running, try the steps described in this tip. Continue reading

Add Paint to Windows Send To Menu

Monday, October 1st, 2012

In just a few short steps, Paint (or many other programs) can be added as a Send To option in a right-click context menu. Continue reading

Google Offline Maps for Android

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Google Maps now offers offline maps so, if you’re planning a trip to a location without a data signal, download some maps to your Android device in advance. Continue reading

Kingsoft Office for Android

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Kingsoft Office Free for Android enables users to view, create, and edit Microsoft documents on an Android phone, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Continue reading

Creating new folders and subfolders is just as advantageous in a phone as it is on a computer, Astro File Manager offers that option for Android phones. Continue reading

Setting Alarms in Android

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

To long-time cell phone owners, using basic functions like setting alarms is second nature, as is the use of the nearly unlimited array of available features and apps. For the rest of us, some of these basics are still new and uncharted terrain. Continue reading

Windows XP: The End of an Era

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

As of April 2014, Windows will discontinue support for XP. To ensure a safer technological environment, it may be time to prepare for the inevitable and upgrade. Continue reading

While not equal to high quality digital cameras, the stock Android camera should offer enough photo quality adjustments to satisfy the casual photographer. Continue reading

History Eraser for Android

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

History Eraser offers one touch app cache cleaning, and clears search history from several applications, along with clearing text messages and phone history. Continue reading

Changing the Android Wi-Fi Sleep Policy

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I just got an Android 4.0 phone with a limited data plan. I heard that the Android sleep policy settings can help conserve data usage, but all I can find are instructions from earlier versions that don’t work with my phone. Can you help? Continue reading

Tagging Firefox Bookmarks

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tagging Firefox bookmarks is the process of assigning labels and categories to them in a way that improves organization and allows them to be easily located, either from the address bar (Location bar), or from the Library. Continue reading

Adding Words to the Android Dictionary

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Android phones contain an extensive dictionary, but if you want to add words, there are several methods; some more convenient than others. However, as it is with all things Android, the method for each device, model, and version may differ (at least slightly) from others. Continue reading

On at least some Android versions, a shortcut key can be added to the keyboard for quick access to keyboard settings. This article shows you how. Continue reading

Android Animation Scale Settings

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Speed up your Android 4.0 phone, with adjustments to the animation scales. Or, enjoy the eye candy offered by slower transitions, using different settings. Continue reading

Google Translate Mobile

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Google Translate for Android or iPhone translates text between more than 60 languages, and offers spoken word translations for many of them. Continue reading

Android Punctuation Made Easy

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

If you care about punctuation – as so few people do anymore – and if you own an Android phone, the stock keyboard offers a quick shortcut. to punctuation tools. Continue reading

Android Text Response

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

With Android 4.0, a new feature was introduced that provides an option to send a quick text response to a caller, when a call is received at an inconvenient time. Continue reading

If you want quick access to a favorite website from your Android device, creating a browser shortcut on your home screen can help. Continue reading

Android App Shortcuts

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Quickly send shortcuts to the Android home screen by following these steps. Continue reading

CamScanner Mobile Phone Scanner

Monday, April 30th, 2012

CamScanner turns your mobile phone into a portable scanner by using the camera to snap pictures of paper articles or documents and converting them to PDFs. Continue reading

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