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Twitter timeline fix: how to quickly see the tweets of users you follow

Twitter timeline fix: how to quickly see the tweets of users you follow

When you open a Twitter app, tap “Following” section in the top bar or simply swipe left – even if you don't see the top bar.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 25, 2023
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Google Keep browser extension will no longer save articles automatically

Google Keep browser extension will no longer save articles automatically

You will have to hit the Save button to save an url to Google Keep. Moreover, you won't be able to edit your notes in the extension's pop-up window.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 8, 2022
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iPad and iPhone: how to get full Kindle ebooks directly?

iPad and iPhone: how to get full Kindle ebooks directly?

Kindle app for iPad and iPhone lets you only download free samples. You will need to visit Amazon website to buy a full ebook. Here are two ways to fix this inconvenience.

Piotr Kowalczyk November 8, 2022
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Is my iPad compatible with iPadOS 16? Here is the complete list

Is my iPad compatible with iPadOS 16? Here is the complete list

All generations of iPad Pro are compatible with iPadOS 16, as well as iPad mini and Air from 2019 or later, and basic iPad from 2017 or later.

Piotr Kowalczyk November 13, 2022
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How to read bionic books on iPad and iPhone

How to read bionic books on iPad and iPhone

Bionic books are just regular ebook files with a special formatting. You can read them right now with any book-reading app on your iPad and iPhone.

Piotr Kowalczyk June 5, 2022
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Bionic reading on Android – how to add own books

Bionic reading on Android – how to add own books

Don’t wait for bionic-enabled Android apps. You can start bionic reading right away by adding a specially formatted book to your current book app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 26, 2022
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Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

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 18, 2022
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Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

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 18, 2022
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How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

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 9, 2022
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Google Docs: a quick trick to create  downloadable files

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 May 1, 2022
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Musk-have Twitter improvements – my wishlist

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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Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

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 24, 2022
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Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

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 24, 2022
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How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

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 April 24, 2022

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Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This vintage composition notebook design features a unique marbled paper background and a preworn old-school label with a headline VNTG NTBK. Available in several colors for several iPhone models. Explore the collection.

Our score: 8.2/10

Zazzle $30.99

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Innovative pillow 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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