Computer Tips

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 […]

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 […]

How to Manually Edit the Right Click Menu in Windows

January 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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The last time I right-clicked on a file, I was annoyed by the fact that it took a full two seconds to load the context menu. Why? Well because I had installed so many different applications on my computer that a couple of them added themselves to my right-click context menu automatically! Some programs ask […]

10 Best Websites to Find Free Sound Effects

January 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Looking for a cool sound effect for your video or audio editing project? With simple to use video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, just about everyone knows how to create short movie from video clips. I have thousands of videos taken from my digital camera and smartphone and using WMM or iMovie, […]

How to Print a List of Files in a Windows Directory

January 1st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Recently, I had to send a friend a list of all the files and folders in a particular directory on my computer and it took me some time to figure out the best way to go about it. After playing around with various methods, I was able to create a nice looking Excel spreadsheet with […]

Enhance Videos Online for Shaky Dark Videos

December 19th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Want to enhance the video quality of that funny dance your friend just did which you happened to catch on your smartphone camera? With video cameras built into so many mobile devices today, including cell phones, tablets, etc, there is an explosion of dark shaky, dark and plain crappy looking videos all over the Internet. Luckily, […]

Best Free Panorama Software

December 18th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Creating a panoramic image from a bunch of digital photos is something that I have always enjoyed doing because it makes me feel like some kind photography professional! In this article, I’m going to be specifically talking about desktop software and online tools since pretty much every smartphone has a panorama option built into the camera software. […]