Best Ways to Quickly Hide Windows Applications

January 29th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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You’ve probably run into the situation at home or at the office where you were doing something confidential on the computer and someone else came by right at that time. If you haven’t planned ahead of time, the only thing you could do is try to minimize the application, which is fairly slow and will give […]

How to Burn Windows Movie Maker WMV Video to DVD

January 29th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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By default, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista included Windows Movie Maker (WMM) for creating and editing home videos. With Windows 7, it became a separate product part of the Windows Live Essentials suite. The latest version was released in 2012 as Windows Movie Maker 2012 for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Depending on your […]

Best Free Public DNS Servers

January 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Cool Websites

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Looking to switch from your ISP DNS to another provider? I was surprised to find out that using a free public DNS server from a reputable company was far better than using my local ISP DNS, especially when travelling in foreign countries. I was recently in India and was getting very frustrated with the constant […]

How to Change the File Type Icon in Windows

January 22nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you have a file on your computer with a non-recognizable extension, then Windows will simply assign that file a generic file icon. If you work in a corporate environment, this can happen all the time with custom software applications using proprietary formats. Even if you are a home user, it might be worth your […]

How to Remotely Shutdown or Restart a Windows Computer

January 21st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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This article will show you how to use the remote shutdown command tool in Windows to remotely shutdown or restart a local or networked computer. This can be very useful sometimes if you have multiple computers at home or on your network that you want to quickly shutdown or restart. You can even remotely shutdown […]

How to Setup Free Dynamic DNS for Remote Access to Your PC

January 13th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

What is Dynamic DNS you might be asking? Basically, dynamic DNS is a service provided by third-party providers whereby a constantly changing IP address given by an ISP is updated regularly and associated with a hostname given by the company. If you have a broadband Internet connection at home, you more than likely have a dynamic IP […]

Disable Restart Now Message After Windows Automatic Update Message

January 12th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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One of the most important and occasionally most annoying features of Windows is Windows Update. On the second Tuesday of each month Microsoft releases their software updates and patches for Windows, which are usually numerous, and most computers receive these updates automatically if Windows Update is turned on. You might notice your computer slow down while these […]

10 Best Tools to Tag MP3s and Edit Metadata

January 12th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Free Software Downloads

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Remember the days when everyone used to have a giant music collection of illegally downloaded MP3 files along with Winamp to manage it all? Nowadays, most people stream their music directly to their device rather than downloading and maintaining large libraries of music. However, there’s still a lot of music that isn’t available on streaming […]

Change Windows Startup and Shutdown Sounds

January 7th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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I never was a huge fan of the Windows startup or shutdown sounds, which is why I was so happy they were removed in Windows 8. However, if you want to have your own custom startup and shutdown sounds in Windows, it’s possible. In Windows XP, it’s a piece of cake. In Windows 7, you […]

Best Free Spyware and Malware Removal Software

January 6th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Software Reviews

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Your computer is probably the most valuable asset in your home, even though it’s not the most expensive. Gaining access to your computer can make a lot of money for creators of spyware, malware and ransomware. For example, a new ransomware called CryptoWall has been going around lately that encrypts everything on your hard drive and […]