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Posted December 23, 2014 by

How Do I Use Music Square on My Samsung Galaxy Device?

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Somewhat buried on the tabs of Samsung Galaxy’s default music player app is a feature called Music Square. Music Square scans for the characteristics of the music files stored on your phone. The feature then automatically categorizes and groups each music file into four different “moods” based on a music’s tempo, beat, and other attributes. You can use Music Square as a fresh alternative for your mundane playlists.

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Posted December 22, 2014 by

How Do I Delete iPhone Backups to Free Up Space in My iCloud Account?

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By default, your iPhone periodically performs a system backup and transfers it to your iCloud account. While the online backup could be helpful when you restore your phone, it takes a lot of iCloud space. Moreover, if you usually connect your phone to the computer and perform backups using iTunes, the online backup file may not be necessary at all. If this is the case, you may want to delete the online backup and save space for other data like photos or videos. Continue reading to find out how.

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Posted December 22, 2014 by

How Do I Add Language Input Sources on My Mac?

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By default, your Mac only installs the input source that comes with the language you choose when you first set up the device. If you want to type in more languages, you have to manually add them to the system. This task can be done right from the system settings section, without using any third-party apps. Continue reading to find out how.

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Posted December 21, 2014 by

Turn off Android Features That Pose a Security Risk

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Two types of technology on your Android device are security risks:  Bluetooth and NFC (near field communications).  If you have these turned on, your phone can be hacked because you are basically walking around broadcasting a radio signal. People can even use these features to track you. Keep reading to learn more about the security threat that Bluetooth and NFC present and how to turn them off.

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Posted December 20, 2014 by

How do I Automatically Switch Between Wi-Fi and Data Connection on My Samsung Galaxy Phone?

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You have control over the network connections on your Samsung Galaxy device. You can set your phone to automatically switch between your Wi-Fi connection and your mobile data to maintain a stable internet connection. Switching to a better connection lets you have a better online experience using your Galaxy device. You do not need to manually switch between networks, Smart Network Switch does the job for you. To learn more about this feature, read on.

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Posted December 18, 2014 by

How Do I Send and Receive SMS and Make Calls from My Mac?

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The Continuity feature on OS X Yosemite lets you send and receive normal text messages and even make calls from your iPhone on your Mac. Here is how to set it up.

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Posted December 18, 2014 by

Excel 2013: Convert European Numbers to American

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you know that there are often issues converting numbers from French, Spanish, or other Romance languages to American or British English.  The reason for this is that the number $1,000.25 USD is written as $1.000,25 in Romance languages with the decimal and comma switched. Because of this issue, some interesting mistakes have been made in computer systems.  One hapless retailer sold $5,000 cameras for $5 each. The consumer protection agency made him stick with that price when he tried to go after customers for the difference. One law firm billed clients for 40 hours in one day when the attorney had only worked 4. Needless to say, the client thought he had been cheated. Luckily, there is an easy fix for this confusion.

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Posted December 16, 2014 by

How Do I Simplify the Use of Samsung Galaxy Phones Using Easy Mode?

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Smartphones can compete with computers when it comes to functionality. Whether you are using them for business or educational purposes or for personal use, smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy line of phones are the mini-computers you bring along with you every day. For regular users, operating any Android device can be intuitive; one can easily figure out how to navigate through the whole interface. However, for first-time users, children, or the elderly, using a smartphone, an Android in particular, can be quite challenging. If you want to introduce someone to Samsung’s line of Galaxy phones and the world of Android smartphones in general, then you may want enable Easy Mode.

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Posted December 16, 2014 by

Microsoft Excel: Convert Dates from European to US Format

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you probably have noticed that you have problems converting dates from the European format (dd/mm/yyyy) to the American English format (mm/dd/yyyy). In fact, in most countries outside the US, the date is written as dd/mm/yyyy. (i.e., The day is first, the month is next, and the year is at the end.) If you download a document from your bank or if someone sends you an email with a spreadsheet in TXT, HTML, or CVS format, the dates will be backwards when you import it into the English language of Excel. You would have the same problem going from US English to another Latin-based language. Fortunately, converting the date format dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy is simple. Read on to find out how.

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Posted December 14, 2014 by

How Do I View Notifications Without Touching Anything on My Samsung Galaxy Phone?

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When you are busy with the daily grind, constantly pressing the Home or Power buttons to view notifications on your phone can be counter-productive. Aside from the effect on one’s focus and productivity, constantly pushing the main buttons of your Galaxy device can contribute to their wear and tear. Did you ever wish that there were a way for you to view important information on your phone without actually pressing any hard button? Whether you have a defective Home or Power button or simply want to minimize the use of these important keys, then this article is worth reading.

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