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How to spot fake Amazon reviews

True story: Recently some friends purchased a GPS locator for their daughter and were having trouble getting it to work. They brought it to me for help — I’m the Geek Squad for my friends and family — but I couldn’t solve the problem, either. My friends were puzzled: “It …

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How to use Portrait Mode on the iPhone XS

Apple’s iPhone XS ($999 at Sprint) and XS Max ($1,285 at Amazon) have a new feature built into the camera that gives users more control over photos captured in Portrait Mode. Specifically, instead of having to live with the amount of background blur, also referred to as bokeh, captured in each photo, the iPhone XS line …

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Side Jobs You Can Do To Make Extra Money

When some people think of side jobs, they think of part-time work at the local grocery store. But there are many side jobs you can do that could even turn into full-time careers if you build them up enough. Instead of wasting time putting in applications at the grocery store, …

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How to Take Screenshot in Windows 10: 4 Simple Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest operating system largely for desktops and laptops. Taking a screenshot is one of the most essential features on any platform and Windows is no different. You can easily take screenshots on Windows 10 via some simple shortcuts. These allow you to take a screenshot and save it to …

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How to Change Snapchat Username

You create a Snapchat account and choose a goofy username, build your follower count, and then all of a sudden realise that you don’t like your username anymore. That brings you here — to try and change your Snapchat username. We hate to break this to you, but it is not possible …

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How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates on Mac

These days enabling automatic updates has become the norm on practically every operating system. This has its benefits – you don’t have to manually download updates to apps and all critical security patches are downloaded automatically to your phone or computer. Enabling automatic updates on a smartphone doesn’t really bother …

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How to Switch to a New Gmail Account

Is it time to finally move on from thatcool_duude1314@gmail.com email address you signed up in college and get yourself one that sounds a little less… quirky? Then it might be time to learn how to migrate to a new Gmail address. We’ve all been there – the early days of …

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How to Use Google Authenticator App to Secure Your Gmail Account

Two-factor authentication is a needlessly complex sounding name for a very simple way to secure your email, social media, and most other online accounts. While two-factor authentication technically means you have two layers of security protecting your account – typically, one a password, and the second is usually a one-time …

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How to Transfer Money From Paytm to Bank Account

Paytm has become the go-to digital payments app for many people in India after the demonetisation drive, and the company has added thousands of merchants to its platform within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scrapping Rs. 1000 and old Rs. 500 currency notes. From vegetable vendors to grocery stores, everyone is joining …

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How to Compress PDF Files and Reduce Size

Here’s a task we’ve all faced at some point in our lives – having to compress a PDF, be it to fit an arbitrary file size requirement, optimise for quick viewing, or save on data costs. There are several ways to go about doing so, depending on your platform, privacy …