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Best Free Public DNS Servers

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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 […]

10 Best Programs to Replace Notepad

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Notepad is one of my favorite programs in Windows and that’s why Microsoft has always included it in every version of Windows shipped since Windows 1.0, which was almost 30 years ago. Not only does it have a long history, but it also has maintained its clean and simple interface. Notepad is a simple text […]

How to Use MSCONFIG in Windows

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Windows has all sorts of hidden little utilities that let you configure and modify system settings not normally visible in areas like the Control Panel. One of my favorite tools that has been around since Windows 98 is MSCONFIG. It basically stands for Microsoft System Configuration and is obviously used to configure various settings. In […]

How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

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Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem, and possibly other devices before you even get […]

How to Find Out Who Owns a Website or Domain

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know who owned a certain website? Previously, I wrote about how you can find out who is hosting a website, but that only tells you where the server is located. If you want to verify the owner of a domain name or see when one expires (so that you can purchase […]

How to Record Yourself Online Using a Webcam

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Want to make a video recording of yourself online? For some odd reason, a lot of people still record simple videos using camcorders, transfer them to their computer and then upload them to the Internet. That’s totally understandable if you are filming a project, film, etc and you’re using an HD cam for that, but if […]

How to Send Secure Encrypted Email for Free

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Need to send someone some very sensitive data in an encrypted email message? Of course, you can always send it via normal email channels, but you run the risk of having your email read by someone who knows how to capture email messages as they are sent across the Internet. When it comes to encrypting […]

Send Free Text Messages to Cell Phones from Your PC

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Have you noticed that when you try to use some of those free SMS online services, half the time they don’t work? Well, most of them never worked for me when all I tried to do was send a text message from my computer at home to my Verizon cell phone! Not only that, but some of […]

Cut, Edit or Remix Music and Songs Online for Free

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Need to remix some music for a dance competition at school or for a party where you’re the DJ? Well, you can always use Adobe Audition if you have lots of money laying around or you can download Audacity for free and edit music that way, but it’s got a bit of a learning curve and […]

Convert Between Many Different Files Types Online

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Need to convert a DOC file to PDF? Or maybe a PDF to a JPG file? There will always come a time when you’ll have to convert a file of one type into another and you will probably want to do it as fast and as cheap as possible. Of course, if you work in […]