Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

USB Flash Drive Corrupted and Unreadable

I got some files from a known friend in my USB flash drive. It was working fine when the files were copied to flash drive but it failed to open when I plugged into my laptop. System threw an error … Continue reading

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Reduce Word document file size with images

I was having a requirement to prepare a word document with lot of images for a training. It had lots of screenshots which doesn’t need to be in high resolution. Without any compression, the document was more than 10MB in … Continue reading

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Import contacts from Android or SIM to Windows Phone

In Android, some devices are allowing to view contacts stored in SIM. But in Google standard version of Android, it is not encouraged and I couldn’t locate an option to see the SIM contacts. That is the same case with … Continue reading

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Delete calendar items in Outlook 2013

When I got an alert in my inbox that I am reaching the mailbox quota set by my company, I did some cleanup of my Inbox, Sent Items, cleaned deleted items, Junk, sub-folders, etc. When I checked mailbox usage size again after … Continue reading

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Rename Files in batches

I was looking for an easy option to rename all the photos in a vacation folder organized for print (collected from various devices) to a common file name so that the index print comes sorted. Windows explorer has a built-in option … Continue reading

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Seattle to Yellowstone

Frequently I come across people asking for tips to Yellowstone from WA (Seattle). I have done this trip twice in the past 5 years. So, thought of sharing this in internet. From Seattle, you can go by air or by … Continue reading

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Private search engine with Google search results

https://startingpage.com/eng/ StartingPage is a private search engine with Google search results. From their webpage: Startingpage (www.startingpage.com) combines the powerful search results of Google with the strong privacy features of Ixquick, the world’s most private search engine. The result is great … Continue reading

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