How to Access Yahoo! Mail using POP3 or IMAP

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Since Gmail has always allowed its users to access their email via POP and IMAP for free, Yahoo was forced to also provide this feature for free, although it wasn’t until much later. With POP and IMAP access, you can manage your email from your favorite email client like Outlook, Thunderbird, the iOS mail app, etc. The […]

How to Remove an Image Background

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So you have a wonderful picture of your kids or dogs and you want to have some fun by removing the background and dropping in a different background? Or maybe you just want to remove the background on a picture so that you can use it on a website or digital document? There are many […]

Map a Folder to a Drive Letter in Windows

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Ever create a substituted drive in Windows before? If not, the SUBST command in Windows allows you to map a long file path to a drive letter. For example, you could use this command to map the Outlook folder stored at C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook to a drive letter like Z. Whenever you click on the […]

How to Download Facebook Photos & Videos

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If you have tons of photos and videos uploaded to Facebook, you may want to download a copy of all that for multiple reasons: if you want to backup your data, if you want to close your Facebook account, etc. Whatever your reason, there is an official way you can download all your Facebook data […]

Fix Blank or Black Monitor Problem on a PC

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Are you getting a black screen or blank display during boot up or when using your computer? There are times when your monitor is connected to your computer just fine, but you end up getting the black screen with a message like No Input or Cable Not Connected. There are many reasons why a computer […]

3 Ways to Change Bitrate on MP3 Files

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encode settings

Want to change the bitrate on your MP3 files? This can be useful if you need to reduce the size of your MP3 files, for example. A MP3 file at 320 kbps, the highest bitrate allowed for MP3 files, could be reduced to 192 kbps in order to significantly reduce the size of the MP3 […]

Insert an Excel Worksheet into a Word Doc

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Ever need to insert an Excel worksheet into a Word document and have them linked so that when you update the main Excel worksheet, it automatically updates the values in the Word document also? Well, there are actually a couple of ways to insert an Excel spreadsheet into Word: linking, embedding and creating a new one. Whether you […]

What Happened to Aero Flip 3D in Windows 8 & 10?

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aero 3d flip windows 7

In Windows Vista, Microsoft released a new feature called Aero Flip 3D in order to show up the capabilities of hardware acceleration. In order to use it, you had to have the appropriate hardware and also be using an Aero theme. This feature stuck around in Windows 7 also and it can be activated by […]

Geekiest Windows Accessory: the Math Input Panel

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correct equation

Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft has included a new tool called the Math Input Panel, which is by far the geekiest program included in Windows by default. The old champ used to be the Calculator with its Scientific, Programmer and Conversion modes. With the Math Input Panel, you can write well-formed mathematical expressions and then […]

Enable Private Browsing in IE 11 and Microsoft Edge

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ie 11 inprivate browsing

If you want to browse the Internet and not have your search or browsing history recorded locally on your computer, then the private browsing mode (called InPrivate) in IE 11 and Microsoft Edge is a good option to consider. Note that turning on private browsing in the browser only prevents the browser from storing your […]