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When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity as ink wouldn't flow down to the writing surface. They took one decade and $12 million to develop a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down underwater, and in practically any surface including crystal.

And what did Russians do.. They used a PENCIL!

Always look for simple solutions. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems.
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The Simplest Way To Revive Touch Typing On Your Modern Touch Screen Phones (Android)

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Do you miss the old phones with physical buttons which you were able to type without looking at your phone screen? What this app does is it revives the possibility of touch typing in modern touch screen phones.

People who may find usage in this app:
1) Everyday users who want to touch type without relying on word prediction.
2) People who needs bigger keys, for example an elder person.
3) People who are visually impaired looking for easy to learn input method.

The Simplest Way To Copy Paste Any Text On Your Android Device

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Copy Paste

Ever encountered some text that you would like to copy to clipboard, but unable to?

For example:

  • Android Facebook app's status messages.
  • Some article shared by your friend in Facebook that is actually a picture.
  • Website articles that disables copy and paste.
  • Help page or any text within other Android apps that cannot be copied via normal way (long press text to copy)

I've developed an app that allows you to do copy text in all the scenarios above. Feel free to try it!

The Simplest Way To Extract Text From Image (OCR) With Your Android Device

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My app just got reviewed by a professional website! Read the full review here: http://apps400.com/android-apps/ocr-instantly-free-convert-image-to-text-offline.html

OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology to convert image to text. In the old days it takes a super computer to perform a complex OCR operation but thanks to the wonders of technology it is now available for everyone with a smart phone!

The Simplest Way To Find The Past Tense Of Any Word

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[Picture source: http://twilightandliteracy.webs.com/Hourglass.jpg]

*Updated 15 November 2013*

If a past tense is entered, instead of displaying no result, system will now point to the original word.

Sometimes I tend to forget what's the past tense of certain words, and would need to google for it. I always wonder why there isn't such a site that can help me simplify this task.

Therefore, I decided to build my own :)

The Simplest Way To Move An Off-Screen Window Back Into Sight

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If you used Windows long enough, you should have encountered a problem where a window was moved off-screen and you can't get it back to sight using all the methods you know.

I just faced this issue recently and found a simple way to do so with some help from Google. The method is quite simple and was there since Windows XP. (Why haven't I figured this out earlier?)

The Simplest Way To Stream Video (Or Any File) From Your PC To Android Device

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One of the things I like about Android compare to iOS is its flexibility. For example, to stream a video on the iPad, one will have to use very specific apps. On Android, you can basically stream or open any types of file with your preferred app.

The Simplest Way To Fix A PC With Blue Screen Or Keeps Restarting / Rebooting Itself

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It is everyone's nightmare that their PC suddenly keeps rebooting itself for no apparent reason, however it is a very common issue faced by lots of people and you're not alone. In this article I will list down the most common causes among the hundreds, if not thousands of possible factors that can cause this issue.

I decided to write this guide because I had the same problem yesterday, when I almost went all out to buy a new PC, before I decided to go online and do some research. The cost spent to fix my PC is just a mere 5USD item, which I will reveal later at the end of the article.

The Simplest Way To Create A Bootable USB Installer For Windows

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bootable usb windows

Formatting a PC and reinstalling Windows maybe troublesome for some, but it's much easier and faster if you have a bootable USB installer. For some cases with faulty DVD drives (such as my own), a USB Windows installer is the only option to go.