How To Look Up Where You Caught A Pokemon In Pokemon Go

The Pokemon in Pokemon Go spawn according to habitat. They are classified into different types such as bug, grass, water, etc. They spawn at certain locations e.g. a water type Pokemon will spawn near a lake or a stream, or even a pond in a park. It's rumored that water Pokemon might even spawn if it's raining. If you've caught a particularly rare or special Pokemon, your friends might want to try their luck at catching it too. Knowing where said Pokemon spawned, can help other players catch it. At the very least, it gives players a place to keep an eye on but how likely are you to remember where you found a certain Pokemon? Fortunately, the game has you covered since it does rely on location so much. Each time you catch a Pokemon, the location where you caught it is also recorded. Here's how you can retrieve it. Read More

How To Reduce Battery And Data Consumption By Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is an awesome game that makes excellent use of augmented reality and gets people to go outside. The only downside is that it's impossible to play this game without turning on your cellular data which is something that can cost an arm and a leg in terms of price, and reduce your device's battery significantly. Just walking around with cellular data turned On is a huge battery drain but to run an app that relies heavily on it means more power consumption. The thing with Pokemon Go is that it's significant data usage as well as the added drain to the battery can be attributed to one thing; maps. The app relies on your current location to help you find Pokemon and as you walk around, it constantly updates the in-game map which consume battery and data. To minimize this drain, simply download a map of your city and the app will consume less battery and data. Here's how. Read More

How To Find Nearby Pokèmon Using Paw Prints As A Guide

Update 1: As of a recent update to the Pokèmon Go app made on July 31, 2015, the nearby paw prints feature has been removed. This guide is no longer useful. We will update this post if Niantic adds the option back. Update 2: An update to Pokèmon Go made on August 9, 2016 has made the refresh rate of the nearby bar. It can be used to track Pokèmon nearby. You can check out the method here. Pokemon Go has been an instant hit and people are enthusiastically trying to catch them all. The game revolves around finding and catching Pokemon. It requires walking around the city and always being alert when a Pokemon is nearby. The game tells you when one or several Pokemon are nearby and it even provides you helpful little hints to whether or not you're getting closer or walking further away from a Pokemon. These little hints come in the form of paw prints that appear under a Pokemon that is nearby, or next to one you've selected. Here's how you can use them to find the Pokemon you want to catch. Read More

How To Walk In Pokémon Go And Find Pokéstops

Pokemon Go has arrived and it's already interfering with productivity. The game is possibly the best AR game out there today and there are none like it which makes the game play slightly confusing. Mobile games are supposed to be simple and we can normally play them without having to do much other than tilt our screens or tap them. With Pokemon Go, things are quite different and many users are having trouble just learning to get around and finding Poke Stops. Here's how to do both. Read More

Get Your Alarm To Go Off Sooner If The Weather Or Traffic Is Bad [iOS]

A good morning routine has a little cushion time to compensate for unexpected delays such as a longer than usual line at the coffee shop, or the train being slightly late. Where a small cushion time of fifteen minutes can save you from being late to class or work, it  can't save you from traffic jams or bad weather. You will wake up when your alarm goes Off and only then will you know if there is going to be an unusually long commute to work. Snorelax is a $1.99 app for iOS available in the App Store that will wake you up earlier if there is a traffic jam or bad weather so you can get to work or class on time. The app has you program your destination, enter how long it take for you to get ready, and what time you need to arrive at your destination and takes care of the rest. Read More

How To Get iOS 10 Emoji Prediction Feature On iOS 8 And Above

iOS 10 has a new emoji prediction feature that can detect which words in typed text can be replaced with an emoji. If this catches on, people will need to learn to read and speak emoji. The demo that Apple gave at WWDC 2016 didn't show if there was a translate feature for translating text from emoji to your default language. If the feature excites you and you can't wait to get your hands on it, give Emojifi Keyboard a shot. It's a third-party keyboard that can predict an emoji to insert in text in place of a word you've typed. It's free but has a premium feature that lets you copy and paste text and individually choose emoji's to replace in the text. Read More

How To Create New Files From The macOS Right-Click Context Menu

Apps in Windows can add an option to the right-click context menu that lets you create a new file. You can create a new text file, a new MS Word file, or a new Photoshop file on the fly. The same option doesn't exist in macOS but if you're looking for a way to add it, New File Menu is an app you should check out. It's a macOS app that costs $1.99 in the Mac App Store and it perfectly mimics the new file from context menu feature in Windows on macOS. The app works as a Finder extension and lets you choose which apps should appear in the right-click context menu. Read More

How To Import Notes From Evernote To The Notes App In macOS

Evernote has made changes to it free, plus, and premium plans. The price of the paid plans has gone up and the features offered on the free plan have been cut back so that you can only have two devices connected to your account. Needless to say that the price hike is likely going to send people looking for an alternative and they will be spoiled for choice. There are a lot of note taking apps available and macOS comes with its own default note taking app as well which, given recent updates, is fairly good. If you're looking to ditch Evernote in favor of the Notes app in macOS, you will want to take your notes with you. Here's how you can move your notes from Evernote to the Notes app in macOS. Read More

How To Create Rollover Images For Emails And Product Pages

Images that change to show a different one when your cursor is positioned over it are called Rollover Images. They are an awesome way to showcase products or make content more interactive for visitors. These images are widely used in marketing emails as well where perhaps they are less welcome. The images are created with CSS and HTML but if you're looking for a simple UI based method to create them, FreshInbox's Rollover tool is what you need. Read More

How To Get iOS 10 Developer Builds Before The Public Beta Release

At WWDC 2016, Apple announced iOS 10 and made the beta available to developers the very same day. Apple's public beta program is still around and users who want to test drive the new version of iOS will have to wait until mid July for iOS 10's beta to be made available to the public. If you're not a developer and itching to try the new iOS version out then there is still a way to get it. Granted, the mid of July isn't too far away but the date is tentative at present. Here's how you can get iOS 10 Beta on your iPhone now. Update: iOS 10 Public Beta is now available. Read More

How To Capture A Short Clip From A Live Twitch Stream

Twitch is the go to place if you like watching people play games. YouTube is definitely trying to get in on live game streaming but Twitch is the preferred place by most game broadcasters. The thing about Twitch is that it isn't a video hosting site that's trying to fit into a different niche by adapting itself slightly. It's dedicated to gamers and it has features that make it more fun to watch or relive an awesome moment in a stream. A while back, Twitch introduced a new feature that lets users clip a section of a stream when it's live and share it. The feature is embedded inside the player itself and it captures the last 30 seconds of the stream from the exact moment when you click the button. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Create And Share Memes From Inside Facebook Messenger

Memes, GIFs, and emoticons are widely used in chat conversations. Where most chat apps have emoticons and GIFs covered, memes are a different story. Facebook Messenger lets you search for GIFs and has an entire library of stickers for your conversation. If you're looking for a way to quickly create a meme inside Facebook Messenger, MemeGenerator Bot is Facebook Messenger Bot that will do just that. The bot not only finds the meme you need but also lets you add custom text to it. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Get Chrome Mobile Bookmarks To Appear On Chrome Desktop

Chrome is available for both desktop and mobile platforms. On Android, it's usually the default browser and on iOS, you can download the browser from the App Store. Chrome is likewise available for Windows and macOS. One of the browser's pioneering features is the ability to sync user data including history, auto-fill information, bookmarks, and apps and extensions across Chrome installations on different platforms. The same feature is available on Chrome for iOS and Android and if enabled you can sync your Chrome mobile bookmarks to your desktop Chrome installations. Here's how. Read More

How To Strip All Formatting From Clipboard Text With A Keyboard Shortcut

Desktop clipboards are reasonably smart; you can copy both text and images to the Windows clipboard and paste to any app that supports it. The clipboard can retain not just the text you copy but also any and all formatting applied to said text. For example, if you copy the anchor text of a link and paste it inside Microsoft Word or Google Docs, the text will be pasted as linked text. Likewise, when you copy text that is bold, underlined, or highlighted, you can be sure the formatting will be retained on the other side. If this is inconvenient for you and you'd much rather prefer to strip the text of all formatting without having to jump through too many hoops i.e. paste in Notepad first, Plain Text Clipboard is a free Windows utility you should check out. It strips all text of formatting with a simple keyboard shortcut. Read More

How To Stream South Park Episodes On The Chromecast For Free

South Park is an exceptionally popular cartoon show known for its social satire. It's also free to watch on Comedy Central's website and on Hulu. Entire seasons are available for anyone interested in a South Park binge. Hulu has support for Chromecast but the service itself is regionally restricted leaving you with few options to stream South Park to your Chromecast. Fortunately, there is a pretty simply way around this involving Plex, the must have app for any Chromecast user, and the South Park channel for Plex. Here's how to add it and start your South Park binge. Read More

How To Add Stickers To Photos In Twitter For iOS And Android

Twitter has just introduced stickers to its iOS and Android apps. The stickers can be added to photos that you're tweeting. The feature mimics Facebook's feature of the same name that even has its own stand alone app. The feature is rolling out slowly as the updated app is made available to different regions and isn't available yet on the web interface but likely will be added to it like the GIF feature was. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Import Notes & Notebooks From Evernote To OneNote

The price tag on Evernote Plus and Premium plans has just gone up. Evernote is one of the most popular note taking apps available today and it's been around for quite a while now with a considerably large user base. Not only has the service just raised the price on its paid plans, it's also restricted the number of devices that can be shared on a single account on the free plan. If you're looking to jump ship to a different, more affordable service like OneNote your primary concern will be retaining all your current notes and making sure you don't have to organize them all over again. Fortunately, Microsoft has a simple tool that lets you do all this. The Evernote to OneNote import tool was released in March of this year and is still in Beta but it works like a charm. Read More

Stop Firefox From Collecting Information About A New Installation

User feedback and data is key to any app that ever wants to improve and Firefox is no different. Long time Firefox users already know that Firefox collects information from users regarding their usage of the browser, the customization they do, and the hardware the browser is run on. What perhaps fewer people know is that when you first install Firefox, it gathers information about your current installation as well and it isn't very obvious that it's doing so. Here's how to stop Firefox from collecting information about a new Firefox installation. Read More

Fix Media Creation Tool Error 0x800704DD – 0x90016 When Upgrading To Windows 10

Microsoft's Media Creation tool for upgrading to Windows 10 has made it a very simple and straight forward process to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 or perform a clean install of the latest Windows 10. For a long time, users had to jump through hoops to install a new Windows version if an installation disk wasn't available. Between the forced updates and this tool making the update so much easier, Windows 10 adaptation has grown rapidly. That said, the tool doesn't guarantee a successful upgrade and does throw errors. At times, the tool refuses to start until you force it to. Another error you might see is the Error code 0x800704DD - 0x90016 which is rather easy to resolve. Here's how. Read More

How To Hide Firefox UI Elements & Settings From The Options And Add-on Manager

Firefox has cleaned up its interface these past two years significantly. The UI is a very simple one with every setting and button tucked away inside menus though users do have the option to customize the buttons that appear on the toolbar. If you're looking for more control over which UI elements appear in Firefox and would like to hide certain items from the Add-on Manager, the Options manager, and the browser's UI, Hide Preferences is the add-on you need to do the trick. The add-on can hide items from the hamburger menu, remove certain settings and even entire tabs from the Options manager, and hide some elements from the Add-on manager as well. Read More