Download a country’s full map, with Nokia’s Here Maps (for Android!)

Travelling overseas? Backpacking? You’ll agree that it’s probably a good idea to have some map of your destination country…

Heck, but if you’re like me, you don’t like carrying around paper. Instead, we have our smartphones!


Sweet-as 3D view of buildings, and also accommodation details (among others).

And good news for Android Users: Nokia’s Here Maps is finally available for Android!

You may be thinking,

I‘ve already got a good, functional map app, called Google Maps? And Google Maps is the best?

OK amigo/a/friend… but with Google Maps, you can’t download full maps of countries, for offline viewing.

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Phone Battery Saving Tactics, for Travelling

When you go travelling, you are probably going to take your phone with you. And why shouldn’t you? Smartphones are more than just phones. For our trip, they can:

  • take (decent) photos for your journey,
  • connect to the Internet (for you to update your Instagram or Facebook),
  • contain your itinerary (to save those trees),
  • act as an emergency flashlight… and more.

Essentially, smartphones are multi-functional devices that can make our travels (and life) easier. It may even save your life.


Today, the AmigoTips is here to share those the battery-saving tactics, some which may be obvious, that will actually make a difference (none of that ‘disable widgets’ thing), that you should know for your next trip.

Here’s is your typical scenario…

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No Microsoft Office? No Problem. LibreOffice (free)!

Here’s the situation: You need a good word processor, and your Microsoft Office license has expired (or you don’t even have one!). You are also poor, surviving on cardboard.

You will either:

  1. Find a pirated version, of course, of Microsoft Office, and hope that it works on your computer.
  2. Give up on your search, and just resort to using Microsoft’s WordPad that comes pre-installed on your (Windows) computer.
    • … and you know that WordPad is very limited in functionality, and that it is pretty much useless (“… but hey, at least I’m not breaking any laws…“).
  3. Find a document processor that is, pretty much, as versatile as Microsoft Word, free and legal.

Well today folks, The AmigoTips will be talking about point number 3, with an awesome word processor that comes with… LibreOffice!

Not made with Microsoft Word.

Not made with Microsoft Word.

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Efficient Screen Usage

When we work, we often have many programs opened at once.

For example, we may have Chrome (or Safari) open, and we have Microsoft Word open… and we have some file explorer, and another Chrome window for YouTube, the news, and finally, the boring lecture slides from yesterday…

If you didn’t know, these are in individual ‘windows‘… and sometimes, we end up with too many windows.


… and we panic.KEEP CALM

Cry no more, as The AmigoTips is here to help you manage your multiple windows, on one screen. Continue reading

Moving Day! Introducing

Fellow Amigos!

Around 5 months ago, AmigoTips ( was created to give you the best tips. These ‘AmigoTips‘ were written with strict guidelines and standards, to have a killer combination:

  • Readability and Concision, for our short attention-span and pleasure.
  • Simplicity, to help readers right now, including your friends and familia.
  • Usefulness, with the tools and psychological tricks, to help you focus, and reach to your goals.

Bottom line: has been producing consistent content, to help you in your daily life, and we have doing very well (accidentally?), with over 500 international subscribers in the AmigoTips Club! 


Anyhow, it is moving day, as we now have a domain!

(…because www. AmigoTips .com was taken!)

…but, what does this mean???

  • Fellow Amigos of the AmigoTips Club, as well as followers, do not worry. Your subscriptions have been automatically transferred to the new website (…unless you want out? Let us know.).
  • New content will appear in the new website,, rather than this website (
  • Old content here, will also appear in the new website.

That is all everyone. Thank you all; we wouldn’t have made it this far without your support.

TLDR: Watch out for future AmigoTips, on!

Bus fans, blocking hacks.

If you have traveled around on buses, you would know of the annoyances of the passenger air-conditioning fans that can not be turned off.

Essentially you are stuck in an overnight bus, with freezing air blowing towards you, making your journey very uncomfortable.bus4

However, here are a few AmigoTips you can employ to make your journey more tolerable.  Continue reading