How New Collaboration Feature in PowerPoint 2013 Helpful?

Thanks to the all new collaboration feature in PowerPoint 2013, I find it extremely difficult to review and compare changes and modifications, made by collaborators, before figuring out these simple techniques.

The new ‘Compare’ feature flexibly allows the users to review the changes, Compare several different versions of the same presentation and accept or deny the modifications.


How to Compare and Merge Presentations

  • Primarily, browse to your presentation file and Click ‘Merge’.
  • You should be able to see a ‘Review’ pane on the right of the user interface, which displays changes made by the specific user.
  • Changes are highlighted on the slide preview.


  • Slide Changes tab only displays the list of changes made to the current available slide, while Presentation Changes pane displays the aggregate of all the changes made to the entire presentation.
  • If you wish to accept/approve the changes made to the current slide, browse to the Review tab on the ribbon, choose the Accept button and select ‘Accept changes to the current slide’ from the dropdown.
  • Accept all changes to the presentation options allow you to approve all the modifications made to the entire presentation.
  • The same process can be applied for rejecting the modification. All you need to do is choose the Reject option instead.

If you have two versions of the same presentation. Follow the below procedure to compare them.

  • First open the original presentation.
  • On the Review tab, Choose Compare option, and browse to the modified PowerPoint file and open it up.
  • That’s it; PowerPoint does the rest for you. It merges the presentation and you can follow the earlier procedure to review the changes.

If you face any trouble following the tutorial, just comment out your problem. I shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Author: Gaurav is a technology freak and a PowerPoint addict. He recommends you to check out backgrounds for powerpoint. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines.


Speed up your Android smartphone – 5 Excellent Ways

For the popular Android smartphone to run smoother, the simplest way is to “sacrifice” the effect of the operating system.

Although the performance of each device depends largely on the hardware configuration, but with these tips, you can somehow get a “tonic” to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration.

Turn off Screen Animation and Animated Wallpapers

If you want your Android smartphone to run smoothly, you need to understand your needs for shiny or flashy speed of the user interface. Since a highly configured interface demands more memory, it needs to be customized.

To help alleviate the burden on the limited hardware, the simplest way is to disable wallpaper (Live Wallpaper) as well as other animations, on-screen menu effects, unlock screen features etc.


The choice of regular static wallpaper instead of Live Wallpaper is recommended on most versions of Android.

In addition to turning off the animations, users should only install the most commonly used and basic applications in order to speed up the Android hardware devices. This is because most of the applications are installed on a special memory called ROM, which has limited capacity and cannot afford to upgrade or expand.

Turn off automatic synchronization, high-speed data network connection

Today’s most popular smartphones are equipped with 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS etc in order to increase their ability to connect to the user. However, if you regularly use these features, your Android device not only becomes slow, but also consumes more battery power. In addition, the automatic updates in the background also contribute to the increased burden on the system with low configuration.


Turn off the connection when not in use

Therefore, this feature should only be enabled when needed. You can disable / enable these features via the “Power control widget” simply and quickly on most of the Android versions.

Free up RAM to Speed up your Android smartphone

With Android operating system, an application that has been activated and closed by the user will only end, once the application process is freed completely from RAM. This helps to restart the application every time you need to be faster. However, with the low-end smartphone, saving the application will consume a significant amount of RAM, causing the machine to run less smoothly.

Some suggest that the release of RAM completely by the end of this application is a bad habit. However, in the case of RAM, limiting capital equipment while increasing application data “ballooning” is often a nuisance. In addition to freeing up RAM manually, you can use applications such as Android Booster or Watchdog Task Manager if the ROM’s memory capacity is in “abundance”.

Remove Unnecessary widgets

The different widgets on the Home screen or the different screen interface of the smartphone also somewhat affect the performance of the device. Since Widget is an application, more and more applications mean more wastage of memory resources.

To contribute in “offloading” the low-end smartphone, simply remove the unnecessary Widget from Home Screen interface as well as the screen interface of the operating system. This not only helps the smartphone run smoothly but also makes it easy to manage or arrange the widgets on the screen.

Remove the pre-installed applications

As mentioned above, most of today’s smartphones are preloaded with its applications. This causes annoyance especially when the memory capacity is limited. However, you can remove these applications from your system with the help of apps like Titanium Backup and Root Uninstaller easily. These two applications are compatible with almost all versions of Android.


Must lock an application on Android 4.0

With the Android operating system version 4.0 or later, users can easily block a pre-installed application by selecting “Settings Apps All”, then select the name of the application to be disabled, press the Disable button, then OK. However, disabling the application does not completely remove the application from ROM. Therefore, if you want to delete this application, you also need the help of one of the two tools mentioned above.

I hope these 5 tips on how to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration have helped?

This awesome Guest Post is written by: Gaurav Jaggi, who blogs at techrazr where he writes about the latest happenings in the tech-world. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines