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Save Your Gmail Attachments Directly To Google Docs With A Chrome Extension

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Saving your documents in the cloud gives you flexibility to access these files virtually anywhere in case you need them. Google Docs is one of the top competition on free cloud service game arena and its integration with other Google apps makes it more appealing to cloud users. But of course there are still room for improvement. When you receive an attachment on your GMail account, you have the option to download it or view it via Google Docs. Can you see what's missing? Yes it would be better if you also save it to your Google Docs. Fortunately for Chrome users, there is an extension for that. Gmail Attachments To Docs extension allows you to save GMail attachments directly to Google Docs. Once installed, you'll have a newly added Save To Docs link beside each attachment. When you click this option, the file will automatically save to Google Docs. A new tab page will open to notify you that your file has been saved to Google Docs.

Save Your Gmail Attachments Directly To Google Docs With A Chrome Extension

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Automate Recurring Tasks By Recording Them With WinParrot

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Doing the same repetitive computer tasks everyday is pretty annoying for me. Unfortunately for us, some of the said tasks are critical to our jobs and delegating it to others is not a good option. In situation like this, your best option is to automate such tasks. WinParrot is a free software that can record recurring tasks and execute them afterwards or anytime you want. To get started, run WinParrot and click Record. Start doing the usual repetitive tasks that you perform. Once your done, click Stop from main interface and the recorded task will be saved as WP format. At a later time, you can load this file from the Open button located at the top toolbar to view the recorded actions and to execute the task. Here is a sample tutorial video:



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Bring Back Classic Start Menu In Windows 8

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Metro UI is now the thing in Windows 8. It replaces Windows 7 classic start menu. Personally I like the new Metro UI but for some it maybe too soon to adjust to the new interface. If your one of few (maybe) who still wants the old start menu then you can bring it back with Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8. It is a free utility that allows you to tweak few settings that are not natively available to Windows user. To apply tweaks, just run the EXE of this portable app, select the desired options and click Apply. Simple as that. You need to restart Windows to for the changes to take effect.

Bring Back Classic Start Menu In Windows 8

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Use PIN Code To Login In Windows 8

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As a tablet user, I am familiar with PIN code protection. I've seen and use it in mobile devices such as iphone, ipad, ipod and other apple devices. With iOS, you can even use PIN to protect each application if it supports PIN code security. If your prefer PIN code over username and password in Windows desktop then Windows 8 has good news for you. You may now replace the conventional account password protection in Windows with PIN code protection. Although this option has been added to Windows 8 for tablet users, you can enabled it also in your desktop computer. To get started, go to Control Panel from Windows 8 Start Menu.Select Users from main navigation bar and click Create a PIN button.

Use PIN Code To Login In Windows 8

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Download Windows 8 Today

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Can wait until the official arrival of Windows 8 in the software market? here is how you can get hands with Windows 8 today. Head to Windows Dev Center where you can download the developer preview version of Windows 8. The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. Take note that this release is not yet stable and may contains a lot of bugs so don't use it on your production machine. Features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. You can click the link to dev center after the cut.

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Microsoft Mouse Without Borders: Control Up to 4 Computers With One Mouse

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Efficient people can do multitasking with ease. Professionals such as IT personnel who needs to multitask daily are most often have several computers on their desk to perform different types of jobs. If your one of them then probably you also have different sets of mouse and keyboard for each computer as well. With software download from The Garage, you can use a single mouse to manage all computers you have. Mouse Without Borders is a software that allows you to reach across your PC's as if they were part of one single desktop. One notable feature is the ability to drag and drop files from one computer to the other. Just select the files on one computer and drag and drop them to another to copy or move them to the second PC. You need to install this software on all computers that you want to control. Here is a video demonstration of this cool software after the cut.



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iPad: How To Rename Your Device Name

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Finally I was convinced to use Apple iPad over Android devices and so far I'm glad that I have tried it. One thing I did right away is to try to change the device name of my iPad but come to my surprise, you can't rename the device name from the iPad device itself. I know this is already an old topic but new discovery to me is worth sharing. To rename your iPad's device name, you need iTunes software on your computer. Just connect your device using its cable to your computer and open iTunes. On the iTunes left pane, find your device from the Devices section. Double click it and enter the new name. Click the Sync button from the right bottom of the screen to apply changes in your device. Walla! simple as that.

How To Rename Your iPad Device Name

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Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Problem With This Easy To Follow Chart

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It is very seldom to know someone that still don't have a mobile device nowadays. Most of the time, everyone wants to be connected and Wi-Fi is the most convenient to hook your mobile device to the internet. And because your here and reading this article, I bet that you have your own Wi-Fi connection setup at home or at the office which probably has a problem right now. To help you solve your Wi-Fi problem, here is an easy to follow flowchart diagram by 7Tutorials that walks you through steps to troubleshoot wireless networking problems. The charts cover every basic problem to more complex one. Grab your copy now. You can print it or share it to your friend that needs help.

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Use Flipping PDF Reader To Read Your PDF Files Like A Real Book

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If you prefer reading eBook over a real book but don't want to miss out the excitement of flipping pages then you can try converting your PDF to HTML Flash with Codebox. If you don't want another conversion tool, then read it as is with Flipping PDF Reader. It is an alternative to Adobe Reader with the nice flipping book effect like in a real book. It provides option to switch to a two page view, view recently accessed files in a book shelf, a thumbnail view of the table of contents, a customizable interface and scroll through pages or zoom in/out using the mouse pointer.

Use Flipping PDF Reader To Read Your PDF Files Like A Real Book

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