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How to Scan Documents to PDF with Your Android Phone’s Camera

Did you know that you can easily scan documents to PDF with your Android phone?

It has become so simple to do and has eliminated the need of a scanner. This can be done provided you have an android phone with a decent camera and Google Drive set up. With these tools you can easily create pdf documents.

Click the link below to learn the whole process in an easy-to-understand step-by-step process.


How to Copy and Paste Only Visible Cells in Microsoft Excel

It can be a frustrating thing when you copy and paste cells from a filtered Microsoft Excel sheet. Often when paste is clicked all the (hidden) cells reappear. One can spend too much time trying to copy and paste the visible cells in Microsoft Excel.

There is an easier way. The article linked below will take you through the step-by-step process of how to copy and paste only visible cells in Microsoft Excel. This handy tip is compatible with both Microsoft and Mac devices. Click the link below to learn how.


How to Wipe (Securely Erase) Your Devices Before Disposing of or Selling Them

When it is time to depart with any pieces of tech what preparations do you do?  Are you ensuring that you properly and securely erase your device before disposing or selling them? 


This is a necessary thing to do. If it is not done properly the files can be recovered leaving you in an unwanted situation. Depending on the type of device (SD cards, hard drives, computers, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.)  there are different ways to ensure it is securely erased. This article will go into detail with step by step instructions for each device. This will ensure that you can securely erase your devices before disposing or selling them. 



How to Make a Direct Download Link for Google Drive Files

How often do you go to open a file that was shared with you via Google Drive and it pops open a new page? I bet you’ve wished there was a direct download link for Google Drive files. You’re in luck, there is a way around it that is compatible with Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Chromebook, and Android. It is quite simple to do and is found in the same area where you share a file from. The step-by-step instructions below shows you exactly how to create a direct download link for any Google Drive file that you would like to share.


Why Long-Pressing the Power Button Could Damage Your System

When turning off your system do you press and hold the power button until the device shuts off? If you answered yes, there are downsides to doing this. There is a far more graceful approach for your system.

Holding down the power button forces the system off. This is oftentimes done before doing what it needs to do to maintain the integrity of your system. When you perform this task with the more graceful approach – clicking the power off option from the screen menu will allow it to slowly shut down. This ensures everything is finished in the backend prior to the shut off. The link below will take you to the full article.



How to Choose the Best VPN Service for Your Needs

VPNs are an important component to keeping your data, passwords, and private information secure. This is even more important if you are using public wifi such as in coffee shops, airports, gyms, or anywhere else that has a “free” wifi connection. Although they likely have a password, your information is not necessarily secure.

When you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) it boosts your data security by preventing your data, and important private information such as payment information and passwords from being accessed by others, usually unbeknownst to you.

VPNs can also be helpful for you in other scenarios such as tricking the network to think you are somewhere else – think streaming American Netflix in Canada, or overcoming some of the censorship challenges that are faced in other countries. Whatever the reason is that you choose to use a VPN know that there are many service offerings available to you and this article can help you narrow it down.



How to Remove Edge Browser Tabs From Alt+Tab on Windows 10

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 now shows Microsoft Edge browser tabs in the Alt+Tab task switcher by default. For some people, this may be handy. But, if you want to disable tabs in Alt+Tab, it’s easy to fix in Settings. Here’s how.

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How to Enable or Disable Windows 10’s Full-Screen Start Menu

While in desktop mode, Windows 10 allows you to use the Start menu in a full-screen mode (like the Start menu in tablet mode) or in a more traditional way that only covers part of the screen. Here’s how to change how it works.

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How to Send an Email with a Different “From” Address in Outlook

If you have multiple email accounts in Microsoft Outlook, you can change the “From” address in a new email. This is quicker than swapping to a different inbox, and lets you send emails from different addresses, even if they aren’t your own. Here’s how—with some caveats.

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How to Block Emails from Specific Senders in Microsoft Outlook

There are some people you never want to hear from. You can’t stop them from sending you emails, but you can set up Microsoft Outlook to automatically delete the emails as soon as they arrive. Here’s how.


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