Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How to Fix the problem in Reinstalling or Clean Installation of macOS

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It may help you if you are having issues below
1) Accidentally erase of the volume but unable to reinstall macOS
2) Error or Stuck during installation of macOS or the progress bar is not moving

What you need
1) Internet connection (Take note if you have limited Internet Quota)
2) macOS devices


1) Press Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R while rebooting (ps. It will startup macOS Recovery over Internet | thus longer loading time)
2) Select Reinstall macOS in macOS Utilities

3) Select the volume you wish to reinstall macOS and proceed accordingly.

4) Done

Ps. Posted here for people facing such issues.

Monday, January 1, 2018

CloneApp, Backup and Migrate your App Settings

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CloneApp [Portable | Free for Personal and Commercial Use] is a specialized backup program created to backup all your App settings from Windows' directories and the Registry, and you can select only those you really need.
In addition, CloneApp allow you to set a custom File/Folder/Registry/Command to backup App not found in the list. However, this backup program is more suitable to individual than to corporate users as it will not allow you to restore different variation of the backup since all new backup performed will replace the old one. Meaning that won’t have 2 different settings of a app backup in a single CloneApp folder. 
Therefore, if you wish to have different backup, you should have a separate CloneApp for each individual.

Happy New Year Everyone Open-mouthed smile

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Introducing fooView | Your Floating Pal for Android

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    imagefooView Text Recognition 

fooView [Google Play] is an Android App that I used recently. One incredible useful feature I found on this app is the Optical Characters Recognition (OCR) . Although I can’t say it works well with handwritten text but it is able to accurately recognize printed/Computer text. What make it worth installing is that the Text Recognition works offline. 
1) Screen Capture and Edit
2) Text Recognition [Work Offline]
3) Translate/Search Selected Text or Images
3) Gestures (You can configure the Float Icon to Turn Off The Screen or Switch on the flash light etc)
6) Built-in Viewers, Players, Downloader
7) and More…

Personal Tips
1) You can obtain better OCR results if you use it together with scanner app like CamScanner, ScanBot etc. Although the scanners app I mentioned do have OCR feature but it doesn’t work as well as the OCR in this Android App.
2) Install Google Translate App to get better translation experience.
3) You could also use this to select text on app or website that have text selection restriction.
4) You can configured so it auto-disable itself when running certain apps [Under Settings ⇨Float Icon]
5) The apps will also read the QR code of the selection when used, ps, you can use it to get your wifi passwords from QR code if you forgotten it.

Here a Official Demo video demonstrating how to use it

Monday, December 18, 2017

5 Must-Have Useful Windows Programs

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1) Listary [Free for Personal use] | 19.95 USD [Lifetime updates]
Listary is one of the must have software in my computer as it saved me lots of time when searching for files and folder. It is not as Lightweight as Everything but it is well-integrated in Windows Explorer. The free features is sufficient for most users but Pro feature might useful if you want to use custom shortcut for folder,file, project folder, command to process files and folder such as Resizing images etc.
If you are a person with lots of files, folder, apps and use command to save your time, Listary is designed for you. Note, this software does not search file contents.
For a Single License, you can use it on up to 3 devices owned by you and you do not need to deactivate manually as it will automatically deactivate and active on your last 3 devices.

2) f.lux [Free] – Eye care by reducing bluelight
it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Basically, it helps to reduce eyestrain and  improve your sleep. You can also disable Flux temporary when working on color-related tasks.
Note: Do not use it when performing activities like Video Editing, watching video, Presentation etc.

3) Greenshot  [Free | Open Source | Portable]
Alternative: ShareX
Greenshot is a screenshot software that not only allow you to take screenshot but also allow you to edit it for better presentation of the screenshot. For instance, you could blur the images (Privacy Warning: It is possible to unblur images, so black out the content especially for sensitive content)
It a simple to use GreenShot but if you required tools like video recording, color tool, you can try out ShareX [OpenSource| Portable] .

4) KeePass [Free | Open Source] [Windows. Linux, MacOS]
If you are still storing your password in a plain text, you should consider using Keepass as you can protect your username and passwords with the Master Key plus you can search for it. So no more remembering unimportant passwords. It is recommended to increase the Security of your Database before storing important passwords.
[Which can be found under File ⇨ Database Settings⇨  Security]
Alternative: LastPass [Cloud-based, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac] 

5) PhraseExpress [Free for Personal Use ] | Starting Price From 49.95 USD
PhraseExpress [Windows|Mac|iOS|Android] is a Text Expander software for Windows which allow you to increase your productivity by minimizing repetitive task. For instance, you could use the Macro feature built-in to decrease the number of step or time in performing your Task. Some of the thing you could do is change content from uppercase to lowercase. For instead, it will perform copy the highlighted text and then change the text to lowercase on the press of F10. Another thing that are very unique for this software is the ability to exclude the same shortcut in certain application. For Instance, you could have F12 to perform Resize function in Photoshop but the same key will perform Backup in another Application. The free feature of PhraseExpress should be sufficient but for commercial use, you may prefer Phrase Express Professional and above if you wish to use feature like input form, Mouse Recorder, etc.
Here my Sample Phrase for you to play with

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