How-to Guides

This is a collection of evergreen how-guides and detailed tutorials to help you do more with software tools that you use daily.

When Some Specific Websites Do Not Open On Your Computer

Your computer can open YouTube and Google website but sites like Paypal, Orkut, eBay or Craigslist are unreachable. You can probably fix this issue by clearing your DNS cache or checking your Windows Hosts file.

How to Make Phone Calls from your iPad

The iPad is like an oversized iPhone except that it cannot make phone calls or send SMS text messages. There are however apps that can turn your iPad into a phone.

Choose the Right Chart Type for your Data

Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types of charts to choose from. You have bar charts, bubble charts, pie charts, line histograms and so on.

Create Video Games on your Windows PC with Kodu

If you are looking for software to create your own computer video games, try Kodu – it’s a free program from Microsoft that will help you quickly design games for Windows PC and Xbox 360 without any coding.

The Best Apps for your Dropbox

Meet some of the best Dropbox apps that add new functionality and extend the service beyond the realms of online storage.

Find PDF Manuals for your Electronics on Amazon

If you are looking to download the user’s PDF manual of an electronic product that is not available on the manufacturer’s website, you might find it on Amazon.com.

Build your own Teleprompter with PowerPoint

Learn how you can use Microsoft PowerPoint as a free teleprompter software. With a teleprompter, you can read scripts while looking at the camera without having to memorize anything.

Find Websites that are Copying your Content

Find sites that have either lifted your web content verbatim or have modified it slightly to make it look original. Free tools for checking online plagiarism.

Find the Song Name Without Knowing the Lyrics

What is the name of that song? This guide describes online music recognition services that will help you identify the name of any song without knowing the artist name or even the lyrics.

How to Use Google Docs with Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office and Google Docs can be used together to create documents offline and then access them on the go. Let’s look at some of the best tools that willhelp you integrate Microsoft Office with Google Docs.

How to Identify the Language of any Text

Language Identification: Learn how to find the name of that unknown language that was used to write that word, sentence or a web page. You can detect languages both online and offline.