Computer Tips

4 Ways to Find GPS Coordinates for Any Location

February 28th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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There are certain occasions when you need the exact coordinates for a specific location, but most map applications don’t show that kind of data front and center because it’s not something that is needed very often. I’ve learned that getting the GPS coordinates can be very handy if your GPS device can’t find a specific address. […]

How to Open UIF File

February 27th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have you recently downloaded a UIF file and now want to mount it so that you can view the contents? A UIF file is actually a MagicISO CD/DVD image file. The file can contain documents, photos, videos, etc. In order to view the contents, you have to first mount the UIF image file. There are […]

How to Find BIOS Version on Computer

February 24th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Need to find or check the current BIOS version on your laptop or desktop computer? The BIOS or UEFI firmware is the software that comes installed on your PC motherboard by default and that detects and controls the built-in hardware including hard drives, video cards, USB ports, memory, etc. Whether you need to update the BIOS or […]

Change Clock To and From Military Time in Windows

February 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Most people probably don’t care, but the default time display in Windows is 12 hour format, not military time. However, for all of the people who routinely tell time using the military time format, being able to change it on their computers can prove to be very useful. You would think it would be super […]

Desktop Icons Missing or Disappeared

February 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have you ever been working in Windows and ended up with a program freezing and causing the all your desktop icons to disappear? In most cases everything disappears, including the Start button and taskbar. Normally in order to get out of this situation, you have to restart your computer and hope that whatever caused Windows to crash […]

How to Check the RPM of Your Hard Drive?

February 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have you recently received a new computer or have an older one lying around and wanted to find out the RPM of the hard drive? Even though a lot of newer laptops come with SSDs (solid state drives), most desktops and a majority of laptops still use traditional spinning platter hard disks. If you have an […]

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

February 18th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Are you getting a “USB device not recognized” error whenever you plug in a USB mouse, keyboard, camera, or other device? I can’t live without USB ports and currently have 5 ports on my computer so that I can connect my mouse, keyboard, camera, phone, and printer to it all at once! For those of you […]

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows

February 15th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Mapping a drive in Windows is one of those essential skills everyone should know how to perform. Whether you are at home or at the office, there are many useful reasons to map a drive. It may sound complicated, but it’s actually really simple to do. Mapping a drive means that you want permanent access to a folder […]

How to Manage Browser Cookies for Better Privacy

February 15th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Want to clear your browser of all cookies stored locally on your computer? Cookies, sometime called web cookies or tracking cookies, are small pieces of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back by the client every time it accesses that server. Cookies are used for several different purposes including […]

The Ultimate Guide to Making Firefox Faster

February 10th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you’ve been using Firefox for a long time, you may have noticed it getting slower as time passed. Maybe it takes a few seconds to start up or takes a bit longer loading webpages. You might start noticing that it takes a second or so to switch between tabs or that the menu option […]