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What to Do When You've Forgotten Your Smartphone's Passcode
Whether you made a mistake when setting it or you've been mind-wiped by aliens sometimes you just can't remember the PIN number or unlock pattern for your phone. Here are your options for getting back into your device. Luckily, Android has a...
How to Use Task Manager
Windows Task Manager enables you to monitor the applications, processes, and services currently running on your PC. You can use Task Manager to start and stop programs and to stop processes, but in addition Task Manager will show you informative...
How to Install And Uninstall Fonts In Windows
Windows includes a great selection of fonts, but sometimes you need something that lies outside the standard assortment. Font choice is an important finishing touch for presentations, correspondence, and personal projects. With tens of thousands...
How to Create and Mount an ISO Disc Image
An ISO image is an exact copy of the data on an optical disc, such as a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc. Using the right software, you can create ISO images from optical discs and use them in place of the physical discs. "ISO" refers to the...
Postcard On The Run: Design & Mail Real Postcards From Your Android Device
Love sharing postcards with your friends? Why take an entirely virtual route when Postcard On The Run is at your service? Postcard On The Run is an Android app that lets you design personalized postcards on your device (with images, signatures,...
Remove Hidden Metadata & Elements from Word Documents
Most documents include information such as Hidden text, Object info, Personal Information (identifying information, author name), and other invisible info stored as metadata. Word 2010 contains a Document Inspector feature that can inspect the...
Disable Autorun For Removable Media In Windows 7
Most malware applications spread because of the Autorun feature, which automatically executes a said file mentioned in the autorun.inf file located at the root of any removable device like USB. Also the Open folder to view files option can be...
How to Delete/Remove Blank Rows & Columns in Excel 2010 Spreadsheet
Here is a small tip for those using Excel 2010 who want to remove all blank rows in an easy way without having to remove each blank row manually. Please note that this tip applies to removing multiple columns as well. First select the portion of...
Disable Protected View In Office 2010
By default Office 2010 will open documents in protected mode that fail validation, have been downloaded from the internet, are located in potentially unsafe location and include attachments. Protected view opens the document in read-only mode...
How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC
You may not care enough about bug fixes and minor features to keep every single app on your hard drive current, but you'll need to keep Windows and a few major apps (such as your browser, your PDF reader, and your office suite) updated to avoid...
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