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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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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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Tactical MacBook sleeve from Helikon-Tex

MacBook sleeve – should I buy it? (checklist)

Go through this quick list of possible reasons to buy a MacBook sleeve, and compare it with your own needs and expectations. 

Piotr Kowalczyk April 5, 2022
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Disable Google Docs spell check on mobile

Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

∙ Currently, there is no way to disable spell check in Google Docs app for iPhone or iPad. ∙ None of the tips available online are working. ∙ You can send feedback and wait for the app’s update.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 1, 2022
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Enable pageless mode in Google Docs

How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

1. Go to “File” in the top menu, then select “Page setup.” 2. Select “Pageless” tab at the top right of the dialog window. 3. Click on the “Select as default” button for new documents to open in a pageless mode.

Piotr Kowalczyk March 21, 2022
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Apple iPad Air 5 2022 dimensions ports

Is iPad Air 5 compatible with my old case?

∙ The 2022 iPad Air 5 is 100% compatible with all cases made for iPad Air 4. ∙ Air 5 is incompatible with cases tailored for iPad Air 3 and older models. ∙ iPad Air 5 will fit into sleeves made for all previous generations.

Piotr Kowalczyk March 17, 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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