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Piotr Kowalczyk

Geek and book lover who has been recently updated to the latest beta operating system which is still full of bugs. Blogger by day, designer by night. Founder of Ebook Friendly and Geek Updated.
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MacBook Pro 2021 turn off keyboard backlight inactivity

MacBook Pro 2021: how to turn off keyboard backlight automatically

You don’t have to manually adjust keyboard brightness on your 2021 MacBook Pro. The backlight can automatically turn off when you don’t use the keyboard for 5 seconds.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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Where are my books on Kindle - find on Amazon

Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

The books you have added yourself to your Kindle library are now called “Docs,” and are separated from the ones you have downloaded from the Kindle Store.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 16, 2022
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Google Docs web - set dark mode two steps

Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

∙ Dark mode is still not available in Google Docs on the web. ∙ Thanks to Pageless mode, you can set up the dark colors manually in two short steps.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 16, 2022
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How to send epub file to Kindle via email

How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

∙ Just attach your epub file to an email and send it to the address associated with your Kindle. ∙ The file will be processed and appear in your Kindle cloud library and a destination device or app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 6, 2022
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Google Docs trick create downloadable file from url address

Google Docs: a quick trick to create downloadable files

∙ Copy a share link of the original Google Docs document, and modify its url address to create a downloadable file. ∙ Click on the link to download the latest version of the file.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 28, 2022
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Must-have Twitter changes and improvements

Musk-have Twitter improvements – my wishlist

An edit button (but on one condition), a setting to disable Spaces and other extra features, a proper way to display large-height images, and ability to show bold text, are at the top of my wishlist.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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How to call emergency number iPhone with broken display

How to call an emergency number if your iPhone’s display is broken

∙ Hold the side button and the top volume button. Keep holding until you hear a countdown sound. ∙ When the countdown ends, your iPhone will dial the phone number set as an emergency contact.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 25, 2022
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Reuse old tablet tips ideas

How to reuse your old tablet – here are 11 ideas

Make your old tablet do one thing, and it will do it right. A security camera feed monitor, an offline movie player, a night clock, a kitchen radio – these are just a few ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 21, 2022
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Foldable Kindle concept - opened book design

A foldable Kindle – why it doesn’t make much sense

Do you expect a foldable Kindle to resemble a paper book, have a compact size, and offer a two-page experience? Don’t get too excited.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 9, 2022
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Google Tasks vs Keep comparison and tips

Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

∙ Use Google Tasks for quick, time sensitive reminders. ∙ Use Keep for the rest of your tasks, reminders, and to-do lists.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 8, 2022
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Joy Forever design by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

Let positive energy into your life with this vintage “Joy Forever” design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.

Our score: 8.1/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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