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    May 2022

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    • Insert a hyperlink in Excel: with text, to another tab

      Excel supports the use of hyperlinks and it is a very useful feature, allowing you to point out information from a website or file (E.g a .pdf file, a word document). This article will show you how to insert a hyperlink in an Excel worksheet.

    18 May
    • Online medical apps: consultation, medical records

      Telemedicine has become a new reality, especially in the context of a pandemic. Sometimes you have some minor health issues and all you need is just a short consultation with a doctor or a prescription for a medication. Video sessions, online therapy, and doctors on-demand are perfect solutions since they can save your and your doctor's time. In this article, we gathered the top 5 online medical apps to deal with your health issues online.

    • The best flags to customise Google Chrome in 2022

      Chrome Flags are not default, they are experimental additions for Google Chrome that allow you to customize the way you browse the web with certain options such as speeding up your browsing speed, avoiding being discovered when you activate the incognito mode or grouping open tabs by themes.

    • Apps to play with friends and family remotely and online

      You may be missing your friends and family when you are on a travel or if you live abroad, but luckily there are plenty of apps that allow you to chat and also play games together online. In this article, we'll suggest some of the best free online games for you to share with friends.

    • Tutorials for DIY haircuts: for men, women, beginners

      Whilst a considerable amount of the global population was confined during the Coronavirus pandemic, being able to cut your own hair at home became necessary skill. Although you may no longer be confined at home, cutting your hair yourself could help you save a little money. In this article we have curated a few of the best tutorials for DIY haircuts, for different lengths, styles and colourations.

    • How to delete boards and pins on Pinterest?

      Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to pin interesting content. However, if your interests have changed, you can also change the pins you have saved. In this article, we'll show you how to edit and delete your pins and boards.

    • Skype answers incoming calls automatically: how to stop it

      Many people who use Skype to make audio and video calls, faced the problem that Skype automatically answers their calls. Why would this feature even exist?, – ask users. Microsoft developers say it's made in order to keep an eye on children or pets remotely when they are home alone. Microsoft fixed the problem in the latest version of Skype, but anyway, if this bug still happens to you, here is how to fix it.

    • View Skype snapshots folder: on Windows 10, Mac

      By default, any screenshots taken on Skype are stored in the C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures folder on your computer (the process is different for Mac users). However, there is an easier way to find and view your snapshots, without leaving the application. This guide will teach you how to view your Snapshots Gallery on Skype.

    • You've been blocked on Skype: how to know, last seen

      Skype is a great video call application that helps people stay in contact from all around the world. Occasionally, you may find that one of your contacts seems to have disappeared from the app. Sometimes it happens because the person doesn't use Skype anymore, but in other cases, it may be because you have been blocked by them, or they are ghosting you. In this article, you will learn how to tell if you've been blocked on Skype.

    • How to play games on Skype: with friends, coworkers, family

      Skype built-in games have been discontinued. If you have an older version of Skype, then it still may be possible to play games, however you would both need to have the same old version. Whilst this is no longer an option on Skype, it is still possible to play games with your friends and family online.

    • How to delete chat logs for individual contacts in Skype?

      Skype is undoubtedly one of the most popular chat programs. In addition to free calls, you can send text messages and perform video calls. However, when you want to clear a specific conversation on Skype, you will notice that the only solution available in the interface is to clear the entire chat history. If you'd like to delete chat logs for individual contacts, follow the steps in this tutorial.

    • Active sessions on Skype: check, close remotely

      Skype is an application that you can use on a computer, mobile device, tablet, or even on the web. You can be signed in on all your devices at the same time. If you'd like to check your active sessions on Skype, follow this guide.

    • Time on Skype is wrong: change the time zone

      Skype should automatically use the time and timezone of your computer. If this is not the case for you, or you are using a VPN that alters your location, it is also possible to manually adjust the time zone in Skype using the following procedure.

    17 May
    • Publish an article on LinkedIn: company page, in app

      In addition to being a professional social network and source of talent for online recruitment, LinkedIn also allows you to optimize your company's visibility, your activity, and your professional experience. All this can be particularly well achieved by publishing articles. For this reason, we'll explain step by step below how to publish articles on LinkedIn and what the advantages are of doing so in order for you to get the most out of this platform.

    • How to add your name pronunciation on LinkedIn

      To ease the first contact with other users, whether in a virtual meeting, a phone call, or a face-to-face encounter, LinkedIn allows you to record audio so that others know how to pronounce your first and last name. This way, you can make a good first impression and learn how to pronounce other network members' names. Read on to find out how to add your name pronunciation to LinkedIn.

    • LinkedIn Learning: courses, cost, certificates

      Online courses became a new trend for learning new skills, professional development and personal self-improvement. One of the best platforms for online learning is LinkedIn Learning, where you can remarkably improve your level in creative, business or software knowledge. In this article, you will discover what LinkedIn Learning is and how it works.

    • Management software: for small business, workflow, teams

      Project management software is an essential instrument for the organization and implementation of work in the company. It offers various tools such as monitoring and coordination of group work, task management, control of the information flow, deadlines, group meetings scheduling, cost control and much more. These are often used as complementary to CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. In this article, you will find the best project management sof

    • What is Patreon and how does it work

      In these uncertain times many people fear for their future and even more so, the economic aftermath of quarantine. Millions have been left unemployed or with large pay cuts and amongst the hardest hit are artists. Dancers, podcasters, comedians, artists, musicians, actors, yoga instructors, painters and many more have been drawn to the online platform Patreon. With Patreon, you can take back creative control, gain financial stability and still keep your artistic autonomy.

    • Social networks to boost your career: professional, business

      Social media is not only a source of entertainment or information, it has become a powerful professional tool. Search for a new job, expand your network of labor contacts or show your work to potential employers, collaborators, and the public: all this is possible thanks to certain specialized platforms and other multipurpose ones. In this article, we will explain which are the best.

    • Block a member on Linkedin

      LinkedIn is the largest and most known professional social network site which aims to promote connections and increase your employability. If you need to block or unblock members from viewing your profile, here are a few easy steps to go.

    • What are degrees of connections on LinkedIn?

      Although it may seem confusing at first, LinkedIn degrees of connection do not reflect a person's level of professional experience nor do they serve to rank more advanced users. LinkedIn ratings show how close you are to other users on this social networking site and who you can connect with to expand your professional contacts.

    16 May
    • How to split text in columns in Excel

      There are many different tips and tricks when using Excel. In this article, we're going to show you how to delete all the text up to a certain character when importing data to your Excel document.

    • Organize photos: on Mac, on computer, in Google Photos

      Image management software allows you to create and organize your professional photos and personal memories in a practical and simple way. If you're one of those who accumulates tons of pictures, these apps and softwares will turn into your best friend. In this article, we'll show our top selection for free photo softwares dedicated to organizing your digital memories.

    • How to block ads on Google Chrome?

      Google Chrome is a free browser made available, as its name suggests, by Google. It's possible to avail of it for free by agreeing to receive ads from third-party companies. However, there are many extensions that you can add to your Google Chrome browser that will block these ads, giving you an ad-free browsing experience Continue reading to discover some of the most popular ad blockers for Google Chrome.

    • Transparent background MS Paint: Windows 10

      Paint is one of the most popular and widely used standard Windows programs. This classic drawing program has some neat new features, including the possibility make a transparent background. In the updated version, Paint 3D, you also have access to this function. In this article we'll explain how to add a transparent background with both Paint and Paint 3D.

    • How to upload contacts to Facebook: Android, iOS

      Would you like the Facebook app to monitor your contact list and notify you about Facebook users you haven't befriended yet? In this guide, we'll show you how to configure the Facebook app to continuously upload your contact list.

    13 May
    • How to backup emails in Outlook

      In this FAQ you will learn how to export your Outlook emails. This process can take some time depending on your mailbox.

    • Create a Chatbot: free, online, for website

      Have you ever thought to ​​create your own virtual assistant? Luckily there are a few options to make virtual assistants similar to the most famous ones, Siri and Alexa. If you're running a small or medium company and you need to automate some processes, a chatbox driven by a virtual assistant could be a good solution for you. Creating your own chatbot or assistant has never been easier. Here's how to get started.

    • How to stop auto download in Viber

      To avoid depleting your mobile data plan, you can choose to disable the automatic download of photos and videos on Viber. This will pause downloads of any photos and videos shared via Viber until you're once again connected to a WiFi network.

    • How to share files with UTorrent

      Most users have already been introduced to the use of P2P software (torrent clients) as a way to download files. This guide will teach you how to create and share your own files or folders through the P2P file-sharing protocol.

    • How to use and setup Google Chromecast

      If you have always dreamed of watching your favorite Netflix series or inviting friends over to watch sports (streamed online) on a widescreen TV, you can do so using a Chromecast device. In this article, you will learn how to set it up, cast movies, and use it for business purposes.

    12 May
    • How to use Facebook Marketplace: for business, limits, scams

      Facebook Marketplace is a platform for buying and selling second-hand items that work within Facebook. It has the advantage that anyone who has an account on Facebook can use it without having to leave the website or mobile application. However, it has some limitations, such as the fact that it does not offer payment solutions and the lack of options for businesses. Read on to find out more about what it has to offer and how to use it.

    • Where to download ebooks and audiobooks: for free, on PC

      If you love to read, you'll be please to find out there are a number of online resources where you can find ebooks and audiobooks for free. Each year as the copyright on hundreds of classic and modern texts expire, they become available in the public domain, where they can be accessed legally for free. Check out the websites in this article that allows you to download books and audiobooks in the public domain.

    • Best antivirus: for Android, for iPhone, free

      Many iPhone and Android users who regularly download apps have not considered installing an antivirus on their phones. However, with the increasing number of cyber risks it's a good idea to protect yourself. Similar to computers, mobile devices are also susceptible to viruses, phishing attempts, and malware. In this article we'll cover how to prevent getting a virus on your mobile.

    • Recover deleted Skype messages: iPhone, Mac, on Android

      Skype will automatically hide old messages from the chat window. If you are looking for an old message, scrolling down, you may not find it. Don't worry, it hasn't been deleted, there is a way to access your old messages. In this article we will show you how to find an old, or even deleted, message on Skype.

    11 May
    • MSN Messenger: sign in, app, history

      One of the first instant messengers, legendary MSN Messenger had great success over the 14 years of its existence. It was created in 1999, then converted to Windows Live Messenger and existed until 2013 when it was discontinued in favour of Skype. In this article, you will find out what happened to MSN Messenger and how to sign in to your old account.

    • View the location of my sent and received files in Skype

      Skype is useful not only for video calls and long audio chats but also for sending and receiving images, videos and other files. In this article, you will learn, how to view all of the files transferred via your Skype account and export them.

    • Disable ads on Skype: Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone

      Skype contains ads to continue offering its services for free, enabling us to make audio and video calls all around the globe. If you have a Skype subscription or purchased some Skype credit, you won't see ads. However, if you use a free version, there is a way to disable Microsoft targeted ads in the Skype app manually.

    • Skype microphone not working: Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android

      If you are having difficulty getting Skype to recognise an external microphone, or simply your microphone isn't working, we're here to help. This article will walk you through some possible solutions that you can use to solve any microphone issues that you may have while using Skype.

    • Create a Skype account: in mobile phone, with Gmail

      Skype is a useful program to call friends and colleagues, organize video conferences, chat and share files. To be able to use it, you need to be registered on Skype and have the application installed. In this article, we will talk you through the process of how to create an account on Skype, download and install the app, set the preferences and make the most out of the program.

    • How to recover passwords: from Chrome, Firefox

      If you have forgotten the password and/or username that you use for your email account (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) or your favourite social network (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you can try to recover your login information via your web browser's stored credentials. Read on for the step by step guide.

    • How to translate an email in Hotmail

      You may need to automatically translate the emails you receive on your Hotmail mail service. Even though they don't provide that kind of feature, we explain the quicker alternatives and tips to achieve a similar result.

    • Unable to open Hotmail: in Safari, on Mac

      If you can't access your Hotmail with the Safari browser this may occur when you quit Hotmail (Closing browser and restarting Mac), without closing the session. To remedy this: you should delete the cookies related to Hotmail. Follow the following steps.

    • Best apps to cancel your subscriptions

      There are probably some services, subscriptions and apps that you have long forgotten about, but they still charge your bank card a few dollars every month. This can end up costing a significant amount of money each year. In this article, we gathered the most helpful apps to track your payments and trim down your subscriptions.

    • Waze settings: iPhone, fastest route, menu, Android

      Waze allows users to manually configure the navigation settings, such as searching for the shortest or fastest routes and avoiding freeways. The Waze settings can be adjusted quickly for both Android and iPhone devices following the steps below.

    • Top nutrition apps of 2022: free, weight loss, for diabetics

      Healthy eating can gradually improve our immune system, energy levels and mood. Even though some of us are still working out and eating most of our time at home, a functional app can make the difference to focus on our meals and workouts and plan it according to our lifestyle. In this article we will look at some of the best diet apps for a healthy lifestyle.

    • Top money earning apps 2022: real, without investment

      More and more people are starting a side hustle to generate extra income, and many of them are looking to make money online. Luckily there are several popular apps created to help you do just that. In this article we'll give you an overview of our top 10.

    • The best apps to fulfil New Year's resolutions

      During this time of the year, many people decide to set personal goals to achieve in the coming year. Whether it is about breaking a bad habit, learning to play a new instrument, getting into physical activity, or spending more time on self-care, all of these things have one thing in common: the need for willpower and persistence. And in order to help you to achieve your 2023 New Year's resolutions here is a selection of the best New Year's resolution apps.

    • Best apps to connect with nature

      Whether it comes from the sky, trees, hiking, birds, plants, or the sun, just a few breaths outside and a moment or two in the great outdoors can bring us back to our center and give us the energy and inner peace we need to move on with our day. Read on to discover top apps to connect with nature.

    • Brain training apps: free, for adults

      Just as we exercise our body's muscles, we can exercise our brain to have greater mental agility, and be more efficient and creative. Nowadays, technology offers different applications that can help you work on skills such as memory, logic, concentration, critical thinking, problem-solving and more. Whether in your free time or on your way to work, you can play and have fun whilst training your brain and promoting its neuroplasticity. Here are the best brain training apps.

    • Pregnancy apps: for moms, for dads, for twins

      Pregnancy is a very special and memorable period for many expecting mothers. During this time, women should take some precautions and follow a plan to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Preparing for the birth isn't a simple task, but there are several apps that can help you prepare along the journey until delivery. In this article, we'll present some of the top apps for pregnant women that can be used to track your health in conjunction with your doctor. Keep reading to find out more.

    • Change Outlook keyboard shortcuts: Mac, Windows 10

      Outlook.com allows you to make use of several types of Keyboard shortcuts mode (Yahoo!,Google or the default Outlook one). This feature is quite useful for people migrating from a different email service to Outlook.com, as they can have the hotkeys arranged in the same way it was on their old messaging service. This article will show you how to change your keyboard shortcut settings. This should work for both Mac and Windows.

    • Budgeting apps: free, for couples, for students

      If you've been planning on taking care of your personal finances and starting to control them for a long time, it's time to install a budgeting app. This way you will keep track of your spending, plan your monthly budget and finally figure out where your money flows each month. Read on to discover the 7 best budgeting apps and stay financially stable.

    • NHS COVID 19 app: download, online, close contact

      There has been a lot of discussion about the implementation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) tracking apps in over 30 countries across the world. For example, in France there is the StopCovid app and in Italy there is the Immuni app. In the UK, the tracking app is called NHS COVID-19 and is produced by NHS England. This article serves as a guide to the UK based NHS COVID-19 app.

    • How to share your screen on Skype: Mac, iPad, Mobile

      Screen sharing is a useful option for online conferences, especially during these unprecedented times of remote work and home office. You can guide your colleagues on a project by highlighting certain details that require a visual explanation. In this article, you will find out how to share your screen using Skype.

    • Apps to learn music: theory, chords, notes

      Thanks to advances in technology and the internet, it is now possible for anyone to learn a musical instrument from the comfort of their own home, using just a smartphone. Whether it's the guitar, ukulele, piano, violin or even song composition that you would like to learn, you will find the apps here to help you on your way.

    • How to find a song with Midomi

      Liking a song but not knowing the title, the artist, or any of the lyrics can be frustrating if you'd like to track it down to listen to again later. One site that exists to help you with this is Midomi. This article will walk you through how to use the tool to locate songs by singing the tune.

    • Coronavirus and the fake apps that steal your data

      If you are interested in following the evolution of the Coronavirus epidemic closely, and you tend to look for information on new cases of the Covid-19 virus, be careful! Applications appear on the Internet that promise to facilitate access to critical information, but ultimately they intend to hack phones and extort money from their users.

    • How to stop Chrome from blocking downloads

      To protect your device against possible damage, Google Chrome's Safe Browsing technology automatically blocks malicious software downloads from unwanted or unsafe sites. However, if you are sure that the program you want to download is not a threat to your device, you can modify the browser settings to download it.

    • Best vaccine passport apps: Health Pass, Common Pass, etc

      While the vaccine passport becomes a necessity to enter public spaces or go on a trip, developers are creating comprehensive and handy vaccine passport apps to hold your QR-code and comply with travel requirements worldwide. We gathered the most useful vaccine passport apps so you can pick one and install it on your smartphone to get back to normal life as soon as possible. Read on!

    • Best crypto wallets: app, for NFT, Android

      Cryptocurrency is becoming more and more present in our lives. After learning the the basics, you may be interested to find out what are the best crypto wallets that exist. Because trusting someone with your money is delicate, doing some research is very important. To make this step easier for you, in this article, we discuss what is the best wallet for crypto and what types of wallets exist in general. So if you are ready to satisfy your curiosity, then read on!

    • Amazon GameOn: gaming app, screen capture

      GameOn is a screen capturing application, launched by Amazon, for smartphones that allow gamers to share gameplay clips on a dedicated social network specifically for gamers. Amazon continues its interest in gamers and gaming, a move which began in 2014 with the purchase of Twitch and also the creation of its own streaming platform: Amazon Luna.

    • How to reopen closed tabs in Chrome

      You may need to reopen some tabs you closed earlier or just the last one you accidentally closed. Don't worry, as we tell you about the most straightforward options to do that in seconds.

    • Best free tax software in 2022

      Everyone knows that all tax-related matters can not be solved quickly and often take several days or even weeks per year to sort out. That's why some handy tax preparation software can be a salvation to prepare federal or state tax returns, to know better the United States tax laws, getting help from a tax expert, and preparing everything properly. Read this article to discover the best tax filing software.

    • Everything about Discord: create a server, stream, record

      During the last few years, and especially during the coronavirus outbreak, remote working and video-communication services have become something very ordinary. Platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet have seen their popularity explode. And so is the case for Discord, but how is this platform different? In this article, we present some of Discord's major functionalities and we also discuss how to use them. So if you want to find out more, then read on!

    • Google Play Store error codes and how to fix them

      Sometimes Google Play can generate certain errors that may prevent you from successfully downloading an application. Each error is identified by a number, which may seem confusing at first glance, but refers to the source of the problem. In this article, you will find some of the most frequent errors and the various options to solve them.

    • How to leave a Facebook group

      Facebook groups can be great for sharing moments and discussing together. But sometimes it may be helpful to leave groups to make some space. Actually, you can achieve it quickly in a few steps.

    10 May
    • Apply for Bajaj Finserv EMI card online

      Living in an Indian metro city gives you access to many privileges like the Bajaj Finance EMI card. This card allows you to pay for any expensive product from sites. Read this article to find out how to apply for a Bajaj Finserv EMI card directly from your phone.

    • Convert HEIC to JPG: on Windows, Mac, online

      The acronym HEIC is short for High-Efficiency Image Container. It is a type of file that is used to store photographs in an advanced way, allowing for high levels of data compression, whilst maintaining an optimal image quality. In this article we will show you how to convert HEIC to a more conventional file format, such as JPG or JPEG.

    • Shortcuts to insert in Excel

      You can use keyboard shortcuts to format the Excel document to your specific requirements, making data entry much quicker. In this article we'll provide shortcuts to insert names, functions or data.

    • How to write a formal email in English

      Writing professional emails in English when you aren't exactly fluent in the language can sometimes prove to be a difficult feat. However, this is an essential skill for many to develop, as English is increasingly becoming the language of business and international dealings. In this article, you will find a list of tips and resources to help you avoid some of the biggest mistakes that non-native speakers may make when drafting professional emails in English.

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    • How to use Signal on desktop: Windows, Mac, Linux

      Do you want to use Signal on your PC? The Signal instant messaging app is known as a great alternative to WhatsApp and Telegram, and stands out for its focus on taking care of users' privacy. In this article, we explain how you can use Signal on a computer.

    4 May
    • Ray-Ban Stories: Smart glasses, price, release date

      In 2021, Meta (formerly Facebook) launched a range of smart glasses created in collaboration with RayBan. Mark Zuckerberg's company has been looking into entering the business of augmented reality and these glasses are an integral part of their plans for the Metaverse. In this article we will tell you about Facebook's smart glasses: Ray-Ban Stories.

    3 May
    • Create a new workbook and copy data in Excel via a Macro

      Often we need to carry out manipulations in Excel documents and apply them to multiple rows, columns and sheets. To do this manually takes too much time and allows for errors to creep in, so Excel offers the option of Macros, which carry out data manipulation operations for you. In this article we will show you how to use a pre-existing Macro to create a new workbook and copy data into a new spreadsheet.

    • Facebook Dating: review, activate, add info

      Facebook Dating is Facebook's new dating service, now available for users in the UK and across Europe. One advantage is that unlike other apps, such as Tinder, the social network already has information about its users. This makes it much more effective at matching profiles. If you want to use Facebook Dating, read on and we'll explain how to get started.

    2 May
    • How to use OK Google: activate, search

      Google's Voice Assistant is triggered when the user says 'Ok, Google'. After that, the system captures what you are saying and answers your questions, for example, informing the weather forecast, creating a route on Google Maps or displaying the results of a search. However, to use the feature, you must first activate it. Read on to find out how to do it.

    • How to change row color in Excel VBA based on value

      Excel is a potent tool that can easily handle tons of data. A beneficial improvement to increase your user experience is to change cell color based on their value so that you can effortlessly read what truly matters and save lots of time.