How To Use Autofill In MS Excel For The iPad And iPhone

The larger screen on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus allow us to work more comfortably on our phones. One app that I previously couldn't have imagined using on a smaller sized iPhone but can use with considerable ease on the larger screen is MS Excel. I recently needed to make a quick spreadsheet for something (yes, this actually happens to people) but hit a bit of a snag when I realized I was on a phone and not my desktop. I needed to use the autofill function that allows me to fill a certain number of rows or columns with a series (days, months, years, etc) bu didn't know how that would work on a touchscreen.  It took some time to figure out but here's how to use the autofill feature in MS Excel for iOS. Read More

Hide Windows/Apps Open On Other Virtual Desktops From The Taskbar [Windows 10]

Better late than never, Windows is finally getting virtual desktops. It's a feature that both Linux and OS X have had for quite a few years now. With Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft was too busy destroying it's much loved Start menu to pay attention to the feature but come Windows 10 you will have virtual desktops that you can use to organize your windows and workflow. That said, by default, the taskbar will shows indicators for all windows that are open across all desktops. If you have Chrome open on Desktop 1 and are currently working in Desktop 2 the Chrome icon will appear in the taskbar. Here's how you can limit it to showing only those that are active on the current desktop. Read More

Add Shortcuts To Windows Libraries To The Start Menu In Windows 10

The Start Menu in Windows 7 has links to your libraries; Documents, Music, Videos, etc. While Windows 10 is bringing back the beloved Start Menu that was killed in the previous version of Windows, it's doing so with monumental differences (read improvements). In the process, it's removed links to your Windows libraries. Fortunately, they aren't gone and Users can customize which libraries appear on the Start Menu. Here's how. Read More

You Can Create Custom Vibrations On Your iPhone, Here’s How

If phantom vibrations bother you, or you feel the default vibrations on your iPhone don't do a good enough job of alerting you when you have new notification, then there's good news. iOS has a built-in feature that lets you create your very own custom vibration. It sounds complicated and nearly impossible but Apple's found a way to make it happen and the feature has been part of iOS for a good while now. Here's how you can create your very own vibration pattern for alerts on your iPhone. Read More

Get LINE Messenger App’s Emojis Without Installing The App Itself [iOS]

Messenger apps are not an overcrowded app category but these apps are some of the hardest to build a strong user base for. Facebook leads this space with Messenger and Whatsapp, followed by Viber. Line is another popular messaging app though with far fewer users than the top three in this category and it features some great Emojis. If you like the emojis the app has to offer but are reluctant to have yet another messaging app to check and keep up with on your phone, you can now install Line app's emoji's as a separate keyboard on your iPhone. Be warned, this app requires full access that will send everything you type (using the keyboard) to its developers. You must have iOS 8 or above running on your iPhone to use the app. Read More

Pin Frequently Accessed Settings To The Start Menu In Windows 10

The Start menu in Windows 10 is very different from what it was in Windows 7 but not in a bad way. It offers more space for pinning app tiles and serves as a great way to quickly access your frequently used apps without giving them precious space on the Taskbar. The live tiles themselves make it all the more useful. When you transition to Windows 10, especially if you're coming from Windows 7, the settings in Windows 10 are going to take a little time adjusting to. How you access them has changed from build-to-build, and definitely from one operating system to another. To make it easier to access Settings, you can pin them to the Start Menu. Here's how. Read More

Move An Installed App To A Different Drive In Windows 10

The Windows Store, by default installs apps to your C drive on Windows 10. If you have a small drive, or you would like to keep as much space free in your C drive as possible, you might not want apps installed there. If the app in question is a Metro app installed from the Windows Store, you can easily move it to a different drive without having to go through the whole uninstall and reinstall process with a built-in Windows feature. Here's how. Read More

Record A Screencast On Your iPhone Without A Mac Or Jailbreak

Recording screencasts on your iPhone  isn't very easy to do unless you've got a Mac running Yosemite or you're willing to shell out $40  (or more) on an app that lets you record screencasts with your Windows PC. There are ways to do it if you've got a jailbroken device but for those of us who run their iPhones on vanilla iOS, a Mac is almost always needed. It's times like this that you should thank the gaming community. Watching people game is an oddly popular thing, so much so that it's inspired the launch of several services (like Twitch) that lets people earn money by streaming their game play. This very same community has inspired lots of great apps for recording your screen of which Shou.Tv is free and doesn't require a jailbroken device. You must have iOS 8.3 or above running on your device. Read More

Export Your Firefox Profile From A Non-Rooted Device To Your Desktop [Android]

Android users are divided into two categories; those that root their devices, and those that do not. The debate to root or not to root centers on points like warranty, unlocking the real power of your device, removing bloatware, risking a bricked device, and overclocking it to its death. Regardless of which side you root for (pun intended), the fact is that Android users with a rooted device can do more than those with a non-rooted device. One such limitation is accessing protected files such as your Firefox profile. Fortunately, there is a very simple way of exporting and saving it to your desktop without needing to root your device. Here's how. Read More

Add A Timestamp In Notepad Whenever You Open A File In It [Windows]

Notepad is the default TXT file editor in Windows and where the app is very basic it is used to open a huge variety of file types. You can open an HTML file, a script, a data file (.dat) and much more with it. Lots of apps that create logs are in fact opened in Notepad. The app itself is exceptionally basic but it still has one or two tricks up its sleeve. Notepad has a built-in feature that automatically adds a timestamp each time you open a file. Here's how to use it. Read More

Send Input From Your Mic To Your Speakers [Windows]

If you've ever wanted to send sound from your mic to your speakers, whether you were doing it to mix audio, or wanted to record voiceover with other audio in the background, you might have wondered what was the simplest way to go about doing it. There are plenty of apps available that let you do this but Windows has a built-in mechanism that lets you send audio from your mic to your speakers without needing any extra apps. Here's how. Read More

Create An HTML Index File For Photos To Find Them Easily [Windows]

Back when photos weren't files on our computers but printed card sheets that were put in albums. Often, the place where you had these photos developed would develop a small index card with small thumbnails of the photos, each numbered so you could use it to keep your album organized. ThumbIndex is a portable Windows utility that does something similar for our photos that are now digital files. It lets you pick a folder (of photos) and creates an HTML file with thumbnails of each photo. The thumbnails are linked to the respective file and when clicked (in your browser) will automatically open the photo. Read More

What Are iOS 8 Extensions And How To Enable Them

Extensions in iOS 8 make it easier for apps to talk to each other. More precisely, they allow you to send information and data from one app to the other or use an app from within another app. Extensions are essentially apps themselves that need to be enabled from within share menus for them to work. They work with as both share/action buttons and as stand alone apps. Here's a quick overview of iOS extensions and how to enable them. Read More

Access All Firefox Menus From A Single Button On The Toolbar

Firefox looked very different a few years ago; it wasn't all neat, clean, and minimal like it is today. Before, the browser looked like any other app with menus in the menu bar. When Chrome began to gain popularity with its very minimal design, people began to realize there was a better way to access application settings. Firefox began an overhaul of its UI and has since changed considerably. It now lets you add your most frequently used features as buttons on the toolbar while hiding the menus that used to appear on its menu bar. To access them, you have to hit the Alt key and they will appear momentarily. The thing is, while these menus may have been hidden for the sake of a 'cleaner' browser, they house important features and are very much needed. If you don't like hitting the Alt key to access them, give All Menus Button a try. It adds a button to the tool bar that encompasses every single menu on Firefox's menu bar for you to access. Read More

How To Tell If A Facebook Page Responds To Its Inbox Messages

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter may be used for a lot of things; keeping up with friends, getting news, finding events in your area, but as time has shown Facebook pages and Twitter profiles are also a way for people to engage with their favorite brands. Simple posts about grievances are often left unanswered if a page isn't active and until a few days ago, there was no way to tell if a Facebook page even checked its inbox. There is now and here's how it works. Read More

Get Caps Lock, Num Lock, And Scroll Lock Indicators In The System Tray

When buying a laptop, we're more concerned with how well it performs. The specifications of a new laptop center around the processor, the RAM, graphics card, etc and not on the far less trivial things like how many LED indicators it has. Sadly, as trivial as these things are, they are missed when absent and if you have a laptop that doesn't indicate whether the number pad is on or if Caps lock is on, you might have lingering regret towards your otherwise satisfactory purchase. Keyboard Indicator is a lightweight Windows utility that adds indicators for caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock, to your system tray so that you can tell at a glance whether they are On or Off. Read More

How To Remove ‘Get Windows 10’ App From Your System

Windows 10 is set for release on July 29, 2015 and we all know that Microsoft is taking this new version and pushing it aggressively to Windows users with the Get Windows 10 app. While a lot of users have reserved a copy of the new OS, there are some who aren't on-board with the idea and the little Windows icon in their system tray is nothing more than annoying bloatware. If you're one of the many people looking to get rid of this app or put it out of sight, here's how you can do just that. Read More

Schedule Text Messages For Any Date And Time On Your Android Phone

Scheduled text messages is a feature that popular mobile platforms seem to ignore year after year. Granted there is no one popular app out there that would convince them that scheduling a text message is a much needed feature and that is probably why no one pays much attention to it. That said, it can be useful and SMStagger is a free material design app for Android phones that does the job beautifully. You can search for and select a recipient from your contacts, select the date and time when a message should be sent, and compose your message in advance. When the message is due, the app will send it. Read More

Alternatives For The Features Being Removed In Windows 10

Windows 10 is set for release on July 29, 2015 and in preparation, Microsoft has bundled an app with its recent updates so that Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users can reserve a copy of the new OS, and also scan their systems for device and app compatibility. Microsoft has also released a brief list of features that it will cut from Windows 10 and these range from minor changes to major ones. Here's a list of apps to help you fill the void left by the features Windows 10 will no longer support. Read More

Download Files Directly On Your iPhone & View Them In A Library [Paid]

Long before there were smartphones, there existed feature phones and Nokia ruled that market. Feature phones came with memory cards and with most you could plug them into your system and copy files to directly them. Then came smartphones and everyone had a different way of how the file system should work when connected to a computer. Android phones still let you treat the phone as a mass storage device but iOS is more restrictive. You can save movies and photos to your camera roll from your mobile browser but that's about it. Saving files from your Gmail, or downloading a zipped file to your device without apps like Dropbox is not possible. Meet Quik downloader, an iOS app worth $1.99 in the App Store that lets you directly download files from Safari and Chrome. The app is exceptionally smart; it works as an extension and scans an entire page for download links. You can choose which files to download and then view them in the app's own library. You must be running iOS 8 or above for the app to work. Read More