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Tips, news, and quick how-to guides about popular applications, mainly for iPad and iPhone.

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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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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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Google Docs pageless mode in Gmail accounts

Confirmed: Google Docs pageless mode is coming to Gmail users as well

∙ Announced in May 2021, the Docs pageless layout was available only to Google Workspace users. ∙ I have confirmed with Google team that the feature will now come to all Google users, both Workspace and Gmail-based.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 20, 2022
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Why I deleted Notion account

Why I stopped using Notion app and closed my account

Privacy concerns, limited security, problems with basic functionalities, and a plan management bug made me close the Notion account.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 8, 2022
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Enable Put Display to Sleep hot corner

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don’t change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 18, 2021
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Weather widget iPad - how to edit location

Weather widget on iPad – how to change location

• There is no native Weather app for iPad, so there is no way to add multiple locations to check weather. • You can easily change the location displayed in the widget.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 26, 2021
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Make Notion app open last used page by default

How to make Notion app open a recent page by default

1. Add to Favorites your recent project or page. 2. Open the url of your main Notion workspace, and it will redirect to the most recent Favorite.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 25, 2021
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Weather widget iPad

Weather app and widget for iPad – things to know

• Every time you tap the Weather widget on the iPad, you get redirected to The Weather Channel webpage in Safari. • It’s because there is no native Weather app for iPad.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 25, 2021
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Google Chrome get rid of Reading List option

How to skip Reading List step when adding a bookmark in Chrome

1. When you click on a star to add a bookmark in Google Chrome, a new step forces you to choose between a bookmark and a Reading List. 2. To get rid of the Reading List step, use a shortcut Ctrl+D (Command+D).

Piotr Kowalczyk September 7, 2021
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Geek by Day Nerd by Night t-shirt

This vintage-style design shows the text “Geek by day, nerd by night,” accompanied by the mirror image of the geek’s face with round glasses. A fantastic gift for a geek in your life.

Our score: 8.3/10

Amazon $15.99

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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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