dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:16:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to compress videos in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/172599/how-to-compress-videos-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/172599/how-to-compress-videos-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:16:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172599

Videos hog more disk space than most other files. Even a brief one or two-minute video could take up four to five megabytes of storage. Loads of videos will take up lots of hard disk space. To free up disk space without deleting videos, compress…

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How to delay the launch of startup programs in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/172764/how-to-delay-the-launch-of-startup-programs-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/172764/how-to-delay-the-launch-of-startup-programs-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:12:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172764

In Windows, you have the option to enable or disable some startup programs. These are the programs that automatically run upon system startup. If you have too many startup programs, the longer you need to wait for your Windows system to start…

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How to add a blog editor in Firefox [Tip] http://dottech.org/171126/how-to-add-a-blog-editor-in-firefox-tip/ http://dottech.org/171126/how-to-add-a-blog-editor-in-firefox-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:12:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171126

If you have a blog ScribeFire Next, a redesign of ScribeFire, might be an add-on of interest. That’s a blog editor that integrates with the Firefox browser. Then you can update your blog with that add-on instead of entering the post in

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How to configure Firefox using advanced (hidden) options [Tip] http://dottech.org/170915/how-to-configure-firefox-using-advanced-hidden-options-tip/ http://dottech.org/170915/how-to-configure-firefox-using-advanced-hidden-options-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:01:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170915

You can customize the Firefox browser from its about:config page shown in the shot directly below. Enter about:config in Firefox’s address bar to open that page. However, the about:config option titles don’t make it entirely…

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How to automatically highlight new content from a website in Internet Explorer [Tip] http://dottech.org/170761/how-to-automatically-highlight-new-content-from-a-website-in-internet-explorer-tip/ http://dottech.org/170761/how-to-automatically-highlight-new-content-from-a-website-in-internet-explorer-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:57:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170761

Internet Explorer doesn’t have a huge number of extensions compared to alternative browsers. However, one notable extension you can to IE is Diff-IE that highlights website updates. That highlights any new text added to the page.…

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How to download songs from Spotify [Tip] http://dottech.org/172943/how-to-download-songs-from-spotify-tip/ http://dottech.org/172943/how-to-download-songs-from-spotify-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:12:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172943

Spotify is a great source of free streaming music. It also features a lot of songs and playlists. You can even stream popular songs from notable singers, bands and artists. With Spotify, you can also save playlists and songs for offline listening.…

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How to play local music files in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/172941/how-to-play-local-music-files-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/172941/how-to-play-local-music-files-in-chrome-tip/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:10:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172941

If you want to play local music files in Chrome, you can just open a new tab and then drag the file from your local folder. The thing is you can only play one file at a time. You cannot load the entire music album or folder. You cannot shuffle the songs…

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How to extract embedded images from documents in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/172121/how-to-extract-embedded-images-from-documents-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/172121/how-to-extract-embedded-images-from-documents-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:45:36 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172121

To obtain JPEG images from documents that you don’t already have on your hard disk, you would have to save each of the pictures in them separately. Although you could also add deJpeg 2.0 to Windows. That’s a freeware program which…

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How to record GIF screencasts in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/172104/how-to-record-gif-screencasts-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/172104/how-to-record-gif-screencasts-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:42:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172104

You can capture desktop snapshots with the PrtScn key. With additional software you can also capture screencasts, which are digital recordings. You can capture a recording of the Windows desktop with the GifCam software.

GifCam captures…

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How to root Motorola Moto Maxx in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173113/how-to-root-motorola-moto-maxx-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173113/how-to-root-motorola-moto-maxx-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:38:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173113

The Motorola Moto Maxx is the third smartphone under the “Maxx” name. It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and its initial release was during November of 2014. It’s a great phone with long battery life. You likely…

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How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 with TaiG in iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch [Tip] http://dottech.org/173130/how-to-jailbreak-ios-8-1-2-with-taig-in-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-tip/ http://dottech.org/173130/how-to-jailbreak-ios-8-1-2-with-taig-in-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:17:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173130

We have witnessed three major jailbreak releases in the past year from the China region. The first was the Pangu jailbreak, the second TaiG and the last is the PP jailbreak tool which jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 just like we have here. Both methods work…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in Motorola Moto Maxx [Tip] http://dottech.org/173218/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/ http://dottech.org/173218/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:14:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173218

We already showed you how to root the Motorola Moto Maxx and now we’ll show you how you can install an unofficial custom recovery image on your device. The recovery we are using is Team Win’s TWRP recovery. ClockworkMod recovery…

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How to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A5000 in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173233/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-a5-sm-a5000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173233/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-a5-sm-a5000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:13:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173233

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the mid-ranger in the new galaxy A-series, meaning it doesn’t carry the top of the range specs like the A7 and it’s not the bottom of the group of phones either. The A5 mixes affordability with specs to give…

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How to enter Recovery Mode in Motorola Moto Maxx [Tip] http://dottech.org/173224/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/ http://dottech.org/173224/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:10:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173224

The recovery mode is available for any Android smartphone or tablet is a place where users can flash official software updates and perform a factory reset. As the name suggests, you can recover your device from a frozen or black state where it…

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How to get a separate mailbox for newsletters [Tip] http://dottech.org/172760/how-to-get-a-separate-mailbox-for-newsletters-tip/ http://dottech.org/172760/how-to-get-a-separate-mailbox-for-newsletters-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:54:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172760

When signing up for newsletters, you are usually asked to enter your email address. The thing is not all newsletters are legit. Some are just spam. Therefore, it would be wise to scrutinize every newsletter that you sign up for.

Speaking of which,…

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How to create pop art photos in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/172638/how-to-create-pop-art-photos-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/172638/how-to-create-pop-art-photos-in-chrome-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:52:59 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172638

In a previous post, you have already learned how to create creative pop art photos without downloading any third-party software. You can just do it online and right within your web browser.

Speaking of which, did you know that you can also create…

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How to automatically browse for videos based on your mood [Tip] http://dottech.org/172632/how-to-automatically-browse-for-videos-based-on-your-mood-tip/ http://dottech.org/172632/how-to-automatically-browse-for-videos-based-on-your-mood-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:52:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172632

Most video sites have a default search option. You could use filters and keywords to narrow down your search. You can even choose to browse by playlists or channels. You can also add videos to your favorites. However, there’s no option that…

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How to add Recycle Bin to Control Panel in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/173115/how-to-add-recycle-bin-to-control-panel-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/173115/how-to-add-recycle-bin-to-control-panel-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:39:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173115

The Control Panel in Windows includes shortcuts to numerous system tools and options. However, the Recycle Bin is not included. You can add a Recycle Bin, and other shortcuts to the Control Panel with My Computer Tweaker that has numerous customization…

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How to root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173092/how-to-root-sony-xperia-z3-compact-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173092/how-to-root-sony-xperia-z3-compact-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:07:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173092

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller sister phone to the flagship full-size Z3 which is one of the most popular phones in the world. Smaller in size usually means less specs and less money over the counter when paying for the device. Both of…

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How to use a distraction-free writing tool like typWrittr [Tip] http://dottech.org/172634/how-to-use-a-distraction-free-writing-tool-like-typwrittr-tip/ http://dottech.org/172634/how-to-use-a-distraction-free-writing-tool-like-typwrittr-tip/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:03:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172634

When writing, you must keep your focus on your task and avoid any distractions. If you prefer to write using an online writing tool, you can easily get distracted by simply looking at its crowded toolbars and fancy-looking menus. This is where…

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How to convert photos into puzzles online [Tip] http://dottech.org/172579/how-to-convert-photos-into-puzzles-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/172579/how-to-convert-photos-into-puzzles-online-tip/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:02:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172579

If you’re feeling artistic, you might want to create different types of art out of normal photos. For example, you can create pop art images, mosaics, collages, etc. Now, how about puzzles? Photo puzzles are great especially if you want to…

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How to create inverted and upside down texts online [Tip] http://dottech.org/172261/how-to-create-inverted-and-upside-down-texts-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/172261/how-to-create-inverted-and-upside-down-texts-online-tip/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:02:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172261

There are many uses for inverted and upside down texts. For example, you can use them to style up your blog posts as well as your status posts. You can also use them while chatting to your friends and make your messages look way cooler than the standard…

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How to search through 21 search engines in a new tab page in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/171816/how-to-search-through-21-search-engines-in-a-new-tab-page-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/171816/how-to-search-through-21-search-engines-in-a-new-tab-page-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171816

If you often search with a variety of search engines, check out the Bookolio extension for Google Chrome. That’s an extension which adds 21 search engines shortcuts to the New Tab page. In addition, it also adds your bookmarks, apps, recently…

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How to pin texts, images and videos to the new tab page in Chrome [Guide] http://dottech.org/165073/how-to-pin-texts-images-and-videos-to-the-new-tab-page-in-chrome-guide/ http://dottech.org/165073/how-to-pin-texts-images-and-videos-to-the-new-tab-page-in-chrome-guide/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:52:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165073

If you often copy and paste text from website pages to take notes, consider adding the DashNotes extension to Google Chrome. With that extension you can not only copy selected text directly from a website page to the brower’s New Tab page,

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How to open a window of the same program in separate desktops in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/172360/how-to-open-a-window-of-the-same-program-in-separate-desktops-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/172360/how-to-open-a-window-of-the-same-program-in-separate-desktops-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:01:05 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172360

I know this title is a little difficult to understand. So I’m explaining it more detail here. Suppose you have a Chrome window opened in Desktop 1. When you are in Desktop 2, you want to open another Chrome window just for this desktop, so you …

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How to create strikethrough, subscript, superscript, vertical and inverted texts in Microsoft Word [Tip] http://dottech.org/171980/how-to-create-strikethrough-subscript-superscript-vertical-and-inverted-texts-in-ms-word-2007-tip/ http://dottech.org/171980/how-to-create-strikethrough-subscript-superscript-vertical-and-inverted-texts-in-ms-word-2007-tip/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:56:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171980

Did you know that you can create different text styles in Microsoft Word? This includes strikethrough texts, double strikethrough texts, shadowed texts, subscript texts, superscript texts, vertical texts, inverted texts and a whole lot…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in AT&T LG G3 D850 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172931/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-att-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172931/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-att-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:54:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172931

A custom recovery is necessary if you want to install a custom ROM or custom firmware. The stock recovery bootable partition lets us flash official firmware while the custom recovery helps us flash the unofficial build. It also comes in handy…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in International LG G3 D855 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172955/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-international-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172955/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-international-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:52:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172955

The official Team Win TWRP custom recovery is up for grabs for most LG G3 smartphones. It’s available across several phone carrier networks in the United States and there’s also an International model number. If you own the International…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in Canadian LG G3 D852 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172977/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-canadian-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172977/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-canadian-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:49:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172977

If you are the owner of the LG G3 and live in Canada you can now anytime install the official TWRP custom recovery image on your device by connecting with a computer and using the command prompt. The same guide is up for grabs on all variants. However,…

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How to disable the new avatar menu in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/172630/how-to-disable-the-new-avatar-menu-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/172630/how-to-disable-the-new-avatar-menu-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:43:53 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172630

With the recent Chrome update, you can notice that the profile switcher has been changed and moved to the upper-right section of your browser. Instead of the usual profile icons (the icons for cat, dog, horse, pizza, etc.), you get a new avatar…

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How to mark all unread emails as read in Outlook [Tip] http://dottech.org/172446/how-to-mark-all-unread-emails-as-read-in-outlook-tip/ http://dottech.org/172446/how-to-mark-all-unread-emails-as-read-in-outlook-tip/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:43:36 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172446

You’ve already learned how to mark all unread email messages as read in Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. This time, you’re going to learn how to do the same in Outlook.

So if you have an Outlook account that has hundreds or thousands of unread email messages,…

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How to use check boxes to select multiple files in Windows 8 & 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/172354/how-to-use-check-boxes-to-select-multiple-files-in-windows-810-tip/ http://dottech.org/172354/how-to-use-check-boxes-to-select-multiple-files-in-windows-810-tip/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:12:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172354

Since Windows 8 introduced to public, there are more and more device with touch screen available in the market. However, not all Windows elements, especially the Desktop, are fully optimized for your fingers. For example, traditionally,…

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How to disable window shadow in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/172749/how-to-disable-window-shadow-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/172749/how-to-disable-window-shadow-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:09:53 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172749

Windows 10 not only brings a lot new features but it also makes visual changes on desktop environment. If you’re familiar with MAC OS X, you’ll see now Windows 10’s window is kind of the same with borderless windows and huge shadow effect…

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How to jailbreak iPhone & iPad on iOS 8.1. with PP Jailbreak [Guide] http://dottech.org/172879/how-to-use-pp-jailbreak-ios-8-1-2-in-mac-os-x-guide/ http://dottech.org/172879/how-to-use-pp-jailbreak-ios-8-1-2-in-mac-os-x-guide/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:07:24 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172879

The last two major software updates for Apple’s iOS have proved difficult to crack. The same old trusty group of guys including Pod2G struggled immensely to publicly release anything timely. That opened up the doors for a group of students…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in LG G3 for Sprint LS990 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172867/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-sprint-guide/ http://dottech.org/172867/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-sprint-guide/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:05:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172867

The unofficial TWRP recovery is a must on the LG G3 smartphone for all people looking to customize their devices with a custom recovery or firmware. There are two main sides to Android smartphones: stock official Android and those who open up…

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