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Use your Android Phone as Internet Modem

Using your mobile device as an Internet modem is not a new thing. But there are some problems such as a phone must be capable o...

View Documents Side by Side . . .



View Documents Side by Side



If you work with different types of documents often you may need to compare those files side by side. Microsoft Office (for Word & Excel) has an option to view/ compare documents side by side. 


Applies to: 
  • Word 2003
  • Office 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.



Compare Documents Side by Side | Word 2003

In Word 2003, you have to go to the Window Menu > Compare side by side . . .

Remember, two documents should be running to view side by side.



View Documents Side by Side | Office 2007 to 2016

This option is usually available for Word & Excel. But in case of PowerPoint, you can view two presentations side by side by Arrange All option from view menu. 


But in Word & Excel you will directly get this option - View Side by Side. 

To enjoy this opportunity, at first you've to open both files that need to be compared. Then follow the steps below:
  1. Go to the View Tab.
  2. Move to the Window Section.
  3. Choose View Side by Side.
  4. Also choose Synchronous Scrolling (If you need to scroll both documents at the same time).

Compare Side by Side in Office 2016


Follow the image above for better understanding. You can also try the Arrange All option. With this option, you can view two or more open windows at a time.


Hope this will help you all . . . 




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How to Create ISO File?



Create ISO image from Files



ISO files are easy to share and safe to use. For different reasons you may need to convert a file into .iso file. Suppose you need to send an executable file through email. But you are not allowed to attach an executable file. In that case you can easily convert that program into .iso format and share with anyone.


There are many tools to deal with .iso files. But I'm gonna recommend you ImgBurn for iso conversion. It's a freeware application and complete your task quickly. 


What you can do with ImgBurn?

  • Burn image file to disc
  • Create image file from disc
  • Verify disc
  • Write files & folders to disc
  • Create image from files and folders (including .exe files)

ImgBurn Welcome Screen




If you're gonna create iso image from files and folders, then you've to use this option - 


"Create Image from Files/ Folders".



Follow the steps below:

  1. Download ImgBurn from here. There are several mirror links. You can download from any link.
  2. Install the application on your PC.
  3. Run the application and you will get a screen like the above image.
  4. Choose the option - Create image file from files/folders.
  5. Now you will get the following screen.
  6. Go to the file menu and choose > Browse for a source file or Browse for a source folder which is applicable for you. If you need to convert a singe file then choose file. If your contents are stored in a folder then choose folder.
  7. After adding your desired files or folder, hit on the convert button located at the bottom left part of the screen > Choose your destination folder > Hit the Save button.
  8. Finally you will get confirmation message. Hit on the OK button.



ImgBurn Conversion Screen







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Save your Mobile Data by Background Data Restriction




Restring Background Data of your Mobile



Today's smartphones are designed to provide the best user experience. As soon as you turn on your mobile data all the updates will be coming automatically. And some programs will be running in the background. But for these services you may experience unnecessary data consumption. Today I'm gonna advice you to restrict background data to reduce the data consumption.




This option may vary from device to device. But the basic settings will be almost same I guess. This option is normally available in Network settings.


If you turn on this settings then no application will consume your mobile data in the background. And your mobile data will be active automatically when you run an application that requires Internet.. I think it's very handy to use.



How to Restrict Background Data?



Data Usage > Restrict Background Data




Follow the steps below with the help of above image -
  1. Go to the Settings > Data Usage.
  1. Hit on the 3 dotted option button as indicated by red circle.
  1. Choose Restrict background data.
  1. Finally you will get a confirmation message as below.
  1. Hit OK and you're done! 








Warning Message of Data Restriction




You will get two major benefits through enabling this settings: 

  • Save your mobile data 
  • Save your phone battery 

But the problem is, when you're downloading something, the download process will be interrupted when you close your program. In that case you should not restrict background data.



How to Remove the Restriction?


Removing the restriction is much easier. If you ever need to disable this settings you can follow the above steps again. Then you've to choose Allow background data.


Or you may see the restriction icon at the top of your phone screen. You can simply drop down the top bar and touch that option to remove data restriction.



Hope this post will be of good use. Thanks for visiting Marks PC . . .




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Use your Android Phone as Internet Modem



USB Tethering to Share Mobile Data



Using your mobile device as an Internet modem is not a new thing. But there are some problems such as a phone must be capable of using Internet and it should have a software to make it compatible with the operating system. If you're using an Android phone then you don't have that hassle. 


Today's phones are designed for better sharing. One of them is USB tethering. With this option you can share your mobile data with your PC I mean in a laptop, desktop or notebook computer. 



How to Connect to the Internet using Mobile?

To do so, you just need a data cable to connect your mobile to the computer. Normally, when you connect your phone to the computer, several options appear on phone screen. Such as - 
  • USB Storage
  • USB Tethering
  • Media Device
  • Camera
  • Charge Only
  • USB Virtual Drive

Our focus will be on USB Tethering. After connecting your phone, you should touch the tethering option. And within few seconds your device will be tethered. Then you will see your Internet icon active. 


Make sure you've turned on your mobile data. 


USB Tethering to Share Mobile Data


Some Phones are Different . . . 


Some phones have different settings. You may not get the tethering options after connecting the USB cable. In that case, you can check your network options. 


Settings > Network > USB Tethering


  • First, go to the Settings option.
  • Then Wireless & Networks > More
  • Tethering & Portable Hotspot
  • USB Tethering > Turn it on. 

The above steps may differ from brand to brand. But the basic settings are almost same. 






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Asphalt 8 Airborne for PC from Windows Store!!



Asphalt 8 for PC



Asphalt 8 Airborne is a popular racing game for Android Phones. But this is also available in Windows Store. And you can play this game in Windows PC! And I can assure you that Asphalt is much better on a Computer Screen!


Gameloft PNG Logo



About the Game

This is a free game from Gameloft. During the play you may see ads. In-app purchases are also available. 

And to be honest, this is one of the best game I've ever played. I've played some games of NFS. But the graphics of Asphalt is excellent. And surprisingly no third party graphics card is necessary for playing this game! 


Asphalt 8 Screenshot



System Requirements

As mentioned already, this game can be downloaded from Windows Store, so you can easily guess that you can't play it on earlier versions of Windows Store. 

So far I know, if you're running Windows 8 or 10, you can run this game too.


Yellow Mercedes on Asphalt 8 Airborne



Download & Install

You can download this game from Windows store. And you should have a Microsoft ID for getting access to Windows Store. 

Once downloaded, the program will be installing automatically. 

Remember, the download size of this game is more than 1 GB. So, you must be patient if you're on a slow connection. 


Asphalt 8 London Track




Things you should know: 
  • This game contains lots of races in 9 seasons.
  • Steering control is bit different from NFS gams.
  • Always try to avoid collision.
  • Press Space to use NOS. 
  • Car runs automatically. Pressing the accelerator is not necessary. You just need to control the steering by left and right arrow key.

Hope all of you will enjoy the race . . .




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Clean your System Unit (CPU)



System Unit Maintenance




Dust is a crucial factor in your CPU service life. Accumulation of excessive dust may reduce its performance and even damage it fast. And you know it's little tough to purchase a new system. That's why cleaning the system unit is an important task for an user. 


Couple of weeks ago I clean up my system unit. And I also captured the pictures of my system. Today I'm gonna share my experience with you. 



Why Dust is Harmful?

We know dust is very harmful for human. But what's wrong with computer? Isn't it a machine. Yes it is. 

But you should know your CPU Main Board, RAM, Processor and other devices produce heat. And to be worked properly this heat should be released. But if there is too much dust in your system unit, then mother board and other devices can't release the heat properly. 

If you leave your CPU uncleaned for a long period then it will be damaged soon or you may experience a reduced performance. 



How Many Times it Needs to be Cleaned in a Year?

Well it depends. If your CPU is in a dusty place then I recommend to clean in every 03 months. 

If your place is less dusty then you should clean it 02 times in a year. And if the place is very neat and clean, then you can go for cleaning once in a year. 

Or you can simply open the cover and check how much dust is accumulated. If it looks like my CPU, then you should clean it immediately. 




CPU Casing Inside View
System Unit Inside



Get Ready with the Necessary Tools . . .

  • Wear Mask
  • Wear Gloves if necessary
  • A Blower (if available - not essential)
  • Two Paint Brush - Small & Medium
  • Star Screw Driver 
  • A Magnet (To avoid the loss of any screws)
  • A Piece of Soft Cloth
  • (Be careful about your eyes)

Blow Machine
Air Blower


Small Piece of Cloth and Two Brushes



Screw Driver & Magnet

Now you're ready to go for cleaning . . .



FIRST PHASE

  • Turn off your PC if it's running.
  • Disconnect the power. 
  • Unplug the USB Cables and other Power Cords from CPU.

Now keep your CPU in a open space. Put it over a mat to avoid any scratch in its body. Now gently clean its outside (CPU Case) with the soft cloth. 



SECOND PHASE

  • Open the case by removing screws. 
  • Look at the inside and inspect the scenario. 
  • Use blow machine to remove dust (if you have)
  • Use the medium size paint brush to clean dust. Gently brush the main board, CPU Fan, Power Supply, Hard Disk etc. Use cloth to remove them.
  • Use the thin paint brush to clean the narrow places.
  • Again use the blow machine (if you have)



THIRD PHASE | Handle with Care - Experts only!



(Use magnet to loss of any screw) 
  • Remove the RAM
  • Remove the ATX Cable
  • CPU Cooler has four screws. Each screw has plastic cover. Turn the screw heads as directed by arrow. Now pull each screw carefully. Open the power connection of CPU Fan and finally remove it from main board.


Core i3 CPU Fan
CPU Fan/ Cooler



Accumulated Dust in CPU Cooling Fan
CPU Fan - A Closer Look



  • Remove the power supplier from the casing.
  • Again use blow machine to clean each part separately. Or use your paint brushes to clean each of them properly.
  • Make sure you've completely removed dust from your main board. 
  • Don't try to open the power supplier box if you have no previous experience. It's little complicated. And any time there is a chance of disconnection of small cables. So, be careful.

Power Supplier with Dust
Power Supplier


Make sure the mother board and other devices are properly cleaned.



FOURTH PHASE | Assembling



  • Install the Power Supplier First. Make sure the screws have been inserted properly. Otherwise it may cause unpleasant noise while running the computer.
  • Insert the ATX cable properly. You must hear a click sound. 
  • Insert the RAM in the slot. Make sure you've got a click sound.
  • Before inserting CPU Fan over the processor, you can apply a thin layer of Thermal Grease if available. It's good for you cooling system. 
  • Turn the plastic heads of CPU Fan's Screws in opposite direction. Now push each of them one by one. Every pin will make a click sound if inserted properly. 

Make sure everything is installed properly. Check whether any screw left in the magnet. Now insert the CPU cover. Insert the cover screws. 

Insert all the cables properly and then power on your machine. 



Precautions 

I must say, this is not a game of child. There are some risks associated. You need to handle with care to avoid any accident. Improper handling may cause you injury and your machine might be damaged as well. 

Safety first! If you're not experienced enough, then don't try these all. Simply open the CPU cover and use blow machine. If you do this once in a month then you don't need to do the above tasks. 


Serve your machine and it will serve you . . . 






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Using Google Translate with Android apps




Google Translate



Well this feature has been introduced by Google couple of months ago. And I apologize for being late to talk about it. Today I'm gonna talk about some exciting features of Translate. From now you can translate from anywhere. It might be a chat application or web browser or any other apps of your android device! 


All of you know that Google Translate is now capable of translating more than hundred languages. You can translate from one language to another by visiting Google Translate website or Translate App. There is nothing new. 


But what is gonna surprise you that - with Google Translate app installed on your phone, you can translate text from any other app. You just need to select the text and hit on the copy button. Immediately translate icon will appear on the screen and you have to touch it. Then it will show you the translated text. This is called - 


TAP TO TRANSLATE



With this app you can - 

  • Chat with any foreign friend who talk in different language.
  • Translate texts of different languages.
  • Translate texts through scanning (Support limited languages)

Offline translation is also available for 52 languages currently. 




Google Translate App may support all apps of your phone. But I've personally tested it with the following apps:

  • Messenger
  • Facebook Lite
  • Google Hangout
  • IMO
  • WhatsApp
  • Google Chrome 

But Google translate will work anywhere when you select and copy any text. Translate app should be turned on for TAP TO TRANSLATE feature. 



Example > Messenger | Chatting with Foreigner with Translate App . . .


Suppose you're American. Your friend is Spanish. You will chat through Facebook Messenger. 

  • Now Turn on Messenger and Translate on your Phone.
  • Go to Settings of Translate > Keep Tap to Translate on.

Look at the following images properly . . .





Chatting with Google Translate




  1. First, your Spanish friend say something.
  2. Now you will select his text and hit on the Copy text button.
  3. After hitting the copy button, translate icon will appear. Tap on the translate icon.
  4. Now you will see the translation. And you've to reply.
  5. Hit on the New Translation button. Automatically language option will be set - English to Spanish.
  6. Type your text in English and copy the Spanish text.
  7. Paste it on Messenger text box. That's it!






It's really an amazing app. My heart says it will be much better in the future . . .




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IGI 4 - The Mark Cheat Codes



Project IGI 4 - The Mark



Project IGI series games are always full of actions & thrilling. And without some cheating it's really difficult to survive there. But there are not much cheat codes available in IGI games. In this post, I'm gonna share Project IGI 4 - the Mark cheat codes with you.


While playing IGI 4, press this key < ` > (it's just below your Esc key) to open the console. And then you've to type the following cheats to get respective results - 

  • Invisible 1 - It will turn on invisible mode
  • Invisible 0 - Invisible mode off
  • Health 100 - Health will be set to 100 %
  • God 1/0 - God mode On/ Off
  • Mucha 1/0 - No clipping On/ Off
  • MuchaSpeed # - Set movement speed to #
  • DrawFPS 1/0 - Show FPS On/ Off
  • FOV # - Set FOV to #

During the game play, when you need to use any of the above cheats, simply press this ` . Then a new screen will appear. And on that screen you have to type the cheats and press Enter.


If you use invisible cheat, then enemies will not be able to see you. You can kill them without any problem. And health cheat will help you to survive in the game. 




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Using Online Templates in MS Word . . .



Use Online Templates in Preparing your Documents




With the improvement of technology, things are getting easier. You know, as a word processor, MS Word provides all the necessary elements & facilities for preparing any sort of document. Additionally, it has thousands of online templates to enhance the user experience. Let's explore . . .



Applies To - 

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2016




Template Categories

Actually there are varieties types of online templates in Archive. The prime categories are divided as - 
  • Business
  • Personal
  • Industry
  • Print
  • Design Sets
  • Education
  • Event etc. 


But specifically, we may get the following types of templates - 
  • Letters & Applications
  • Wedding/ Birthday Party Invitations
  • Party Menu
  • Certificates
  • Sales Invoice/ Sales Order/ Thanks Letter
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Survey Formats
  • Report Cover
  • Business Cards
  • Resume
  • Business Newsletter

And there are a lot of such stuffs . . . .




Get your Desired Template(s)
  1. Start MS Word in your PC.
  2. Go to the File button and choose New.
  3. Now you can type and search your desired template using the search box.
  4. For example, type - Certificate. And there will be many samples.
  5. Choose one that you need. And hit on the create button.
  6. Now your template will be downloaded.
  7. Make necessary changes and save it on your hard disk. It's simple! 


Search Online Templates in MS Word


Look at the above image. Here you can search for your desired types of documents. After entering a search query, you will get the categories on the right side.


And look at the image below. After choosing a template, you will get its details. Then you've to hit on the Create button to download that template. 



Free Download Online Templates in Word


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