Category Archive: Software

January 2, 2013   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

Powerpoint 2013 Tips and Tricks

Powerpoint 2013 Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 is a powerful presentation tool… only if you know where the features are. After spending several hours figuring out where some of these features were, I thought I’d create a list of my tips and tricks below. It was quite interesting that I couldn’t find these on Google and had to work […]

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December 26, 2012   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

Smurfberries Glitch or Christmas Gift – constantly receiving free 10 berries?

Smurfberries Glitch or Christmas Gift – constantly receiving free 10 berries?

I need to thank my wife (a Smurf Village game fan) for this post. She basically told me last night after playing for several minutes on the Smurf Village iPhone game that she’s constantly receiving a gift of 10 berries. When I mean constantly, it’s about 10 berries per 2-3 minutes. I don’t know whether this […]

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How to make money building smartphone apps?

So you’re thinking of making money building smartphone apps. Where do you start? Are you going to make money? Is there already an existing app on the market? Those are some of the questions I would ask before even thinking about making money building smartphone apps. So what should you build? I guess that’s up […]

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September 11, 2012   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

Cool way to convert an image to a sketch

Cool way to convert an image to a sketch

I found a cool app on a PC or MAC that allows you to convert a normal photo to a sketch. It’s called AKVIS Sketch which the free version allows you to use the software for 10 days. Here’s a screenshot of the app:   Here’s what I was able to do with the below […]

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August 31, 2012   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

How to connect to a Windows OS when using a Mac

How to connect to a Windows OS when using a Mac

If you need to connect to a Windows PC when using your Mac then you will need the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.1.1. You can download it here. Here’s some info about the software: Connect to Multiple PC’s New Multiple Session Support gives Mac users simultaneous access to multiple Windows-based PCs or […]

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August 21, 2012   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

How do I maintain the image proportions when I resize my images in Photoshop?

How do I maintain the image proportions when I resize my images in Photoshop?

The best way to resize an image it to ensure the image proportions are maintained, otherwise the image may look stretched or weird. When using photoshop, you can use the Image size function. You just have to make sure Constraints proportions is selected:   Alternatively, you can select the image then press CTRL-T and drag […]

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Tools to test the status of your computer or laptop

Here’s my list of tools to use to diagnose a hardware problem: For checking memory: 1. Memtest 86+ (DOS mode test memory). This is a free tool and you can download it here: http://www.memtest.org/ 2. 3DMark06 – Used to test your graphics card. http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark06/introduction/ 3. PC Mark7 – Can download the trial version and test system performance. http://www.pcmark.com/benchmarks/pcmark7/ […]

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Passmark Rebooter

Have you ever had intermittent problems when you rebooted your PC. Like for example, when Windows started it freezed?  If you wanted to stress test rebooting your PC or laptop do you want to manually restart the machine 50 times? PASSMARK REBOOTER Ok, I have a solution for you. It’s called Passmark Rebooter. Here’s what […]

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