November 6, 2013

10 Incredible Online Solutions to your Tech Problems ......

Tech has revolutionized our lives in many ways than we can imagine. It has its advent in the way we communicate, socialize, entertain, travel and in myriad other things. With Smartphones and tablets comes loaded with dirt-cheap price tags, people are going more tech savvy. As technology usage goes rampant, many a times, the consumers get stuck with issues, like remote access of devices or unresponsive software. In such cases you can find refuge in internet which offers incredible online solutions to fix the issues, read on to know 10 of them as compiled by Times Of India

  • TeamViewer

TeamViewer is free software that helps you build a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It connects to any PCs or servers around the world enabling you to remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. It can be installed on Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows RT and Windows Phone operating systems. It is also possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser. While the main focus of the application is remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included.

  • combines instant screen sharing and powerful meeting tools in an app that anyone can use to present, train, demo or concept. You can start with by create a free account and click on ‘start meeting’. This downloads a small setup to your computer and installing it gives you the control panel. Use this panel to generate a unique access code for your computer. There is also a pro feature that offers some more functionality than the free version.


iYogi is a remote technical support firm based in Gurgaon, India. It provides subscription based technical support for personal computers, connected devices and peripherals, and software applications. For 2,599, you can get 24x7 unlimited tech support for a year. They will diagnose and repair any tech issues you face as well as optimize your device for better performance.

  • Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on a short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.

  • helps you with repairs, maintenance as well as installation of new software and hardware. They offer both remote and door step services. You can opt for a one-time remote assistance for 299 or an annual remote support package for 1,499.

  • CrossLoop

CrossLoop is a remote desktop service which allows users to share their computer screens and collaborate with others over the Internet. The service is free for both personal and professional users. CrossLoop needs to be downloaded and installed on both ends for it to work and screens can be shared by simply sharing the remote access code. CrossLoop also includes support for one-click remote PC access built in.

The CrossLoop Marketplace is where people can get remote IT support 24 hours a day, from a Global Network of Experts. Through secure screen sharing technology; everyone, individuals and businesses can get assistance with computers, mobile devices, peripherals, software and training. The CrossLoop Marketplace is a website where users create profiles as experts, or as ones seeking help. Profiles allow the helpee to rate the expert and leave feedback, indicating their level of satisfaction. This helps new users decide which expert to choose. The company deducts 15 percent of the total amount in case of CrossLoop referred customers and 5 percent if the paying customer was self referred


Quora is a question-and-answer website created, edited and organized by its community of users. It aggregates questions and answers to topics. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users' answers. Signing up for a free account is mandatory to access the website and its recommended to thoroughly search the site before posting a question. More often than not, the query you have would have already been asked by someone else. You can also search for answers to queries by category.

  • Wiki Reference Desk

The Wikipedia reference desk works like a library reference desk. You can leave a question at the reference desk and Wikipedia volunteers work to help you find the information you need. There are many topics where you can get help either by search or by asking a question. Some of these includes Computers and IT, Science, Humanities, Mathematics and others.

  • Helpouts

Helpouts is a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help, over live video, anytime, anywhere. Not only do you get to interact with likeminded people from around the world, you’ll also get paid for your help.

Helpouts isn't available yet, but we're currently inviting people with expertise across a number of topics to be able to offer Helpouts when we go live — and to make money sharing their skills and knowledge with the world. Google will facilitate the connection between you (the teacher) and your student, using the Hangout video chat service.

At this moment, it’s not clear when exactly the service will launch or the other specifics. You can sign up a small form if you liked the concept and want/give help for other people

  • Uclue

Uclue is a fee-based research service staffed by former Google Answers Researchers (GARs). Google Answers was an online knowledge market offered by Google that allowed users to post bounties for well researched answers to their queries and was shut down in 2006.

Uclue's researchers can provide answers spanning a broad and eclectic array of topics. Categories include Business, Genealogy, all the Sciences, Technology, Computer/Software Help, Health, and the Arts.

The fee range is $10 to $400, and you can select the fee based on the complexity and/or obscurity of the requested information and pay it via Uclue via PayPal while posting a question. If the question isn't answered within 14 days, the fee will be refunded. Customers also have 30 days to request a refund if dissatisfied with an answer; however, customers are encouraged to use the Clarification process to refine the answer to their satisfaction before seeking a refund.

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