Install and Delete Fonts in Windows the Easy Way

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Starting with Windows 7 and continuing to Windows 10, the process for managing fonts in Windows has become much more streamlined and easier to use. Whether you are a professional who needs to install lots of fonts for your work or someone who wants to speed up their computer by getting rid of useless fonts, […]

Format an SD Card the Easy Way

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SD cards can be tricky little gadgets. They sit in our cameras and cell phones, just waiting for us to take the picture of a lifetime, at which time, of course, they stop responding. While nothing can predict when or where an SD card will die, proper formatting can both lengthen the life of the […]

Change Computer & User Name, Picture and Password in Windows 7, 8, 10

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Unless you setup a computer yourself, the default names for your computer and user account are usually not what you’re going to want to keep long-term. You also get the default picture from Windows and you may or may not have a password setup. Whatever the case, there are times when you need to change […]

3 Ways to Get Rid of Viruses, Spyware and Malware

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Viruses, spyware, malware, etc., all have one thing in common: they all suck. They slow down your computer, corrupt your files, illegally steal your info, and more. You have probably seen those ads online advertising a service that will scan your computer for free and magically clean your computer as well as make it 20 times faster. Well, those websites […]

How to Burn an ISO File using Mac OS X

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Looking for a way to burn an ISO image file to a CD or DVD on your Mac? Luckily, just as you can mount and burn ISO images files in Windows 8/10 without additional software, you can also do the same thing in OS X. There are a couple of different ways you can burn […]

Delete or Clear Jump List Recent Items in Windows 7, 8 & 10

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Back in the days, I wrote an article on how to clear the recent items list in Windows. If you added the Recent Items option to the Start Menu, you or anyone else could see all the files you recently opened! If you’re a privacy freak who doesn’t want someone else to see what kind of documents you’ve been opening, […]

Remove Stuck Entries from Programs and Features

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Sometimes even after you’ve uninstalled a program, its entry will remain listed in the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features list under currently installed programs in the Control Panel. This is usually caused by a badly written program that doesn’t properly uninstall itself. The entry is not removed from the registry and therefore remains […]

How to Replace Notepad in Windows with Alternatives

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I’ve previously written about some of the best alternatives to Notepad for Windows, but I didn’t mention anything about replacing Notepad altogether. Personally, I find Notepad to be really useful because you can paste heavily formatted text into it and copy out clean non-formatted text. However, if you never do that and only use Notepad […]

What is BD-R, BD-RE, BD-XL and Ultra HD Blu-ray?

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Even though most people still have CD and DVD burner drives in their computers, you’ve probably bought a movie that is in Blu-ray format. Due to the cost, you’ll only see Blu-ray drives installed on custom PCs or on higher-end machines from companies like Dell or HP. If you like watching movies on your computer and […]

How to use Sparklines in Excel

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Ever had a worksheet of data in Excel and quickly wanted to see the trend in the data? Maybe you have some test scores for your students or revenue from your company over the last 5 years and instead of creating a chart in Excel, which takes time and ends up eating up an entire […]