How to Open a WPS File

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Do you have a WPS file on your computer and have no idea how to open it? A quick Google search will tell you that the WPS file extension is from the Microsoft Works program, which was discontinued many years ago. However, there are still quite a lot of people who use Microsoft Works and […]

How to Reset Your Wireless Router

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I recently was asked by a friend how they could reset their wireless router back to its default settings since they no longer could remember the WiFi password. Ever happen to you? Me too! There are a couple of reasons why you may need to reset your wireless router: 1) You used a hard to remember password, […]

How to Replace or Repair Your Broken iPhone Screen

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We’ve all dropped our iPhone at one point or another and sometimes your luck runs out and you end up with a cracked or shattered screen! At this point, your options really depend on what version of the iPhone you have and what, if any, protection plan you have for the phone. Obviously, you want to […]

Change View Source Code Editor in IE 8 thru 11

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Ever view the source code for a webpage in Internet Explorer? Every webpage you view on the Internet is actually just code written in various languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript and more. All of these elements combine to create a webpage you can view and interact with. By default, IE will open the source code […]

How to Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows

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System Restore is a feature built into Windows that periodically creates “restore points” or backups of system files and/or user files so that the system can be restored to a previous state in case something goes wrong. Normally, Windows will create these system restore points automatically before certain events, i.e., installing new software, updating a […]

7-Zip vs WinZip vs WinRAR vs Windows Compression

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Need to compress a bunch of files and want to know which compression format is the best? Which program will give you the smallest file? Well, the answer is a bit more complicated than that. Yes, for any set of data, one program will always give you the best compression and the smallest file, but […]

How to Filter Data in Excel

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I recently wrote an article on how to use summary functions in Excel to easily summarize large amounts of data, but that article took into account all data on the worksheet. What if you only want to look at a subset of data and summarize the subset of data? In Excel, you can create filters […]

How to Remove or Uninstall Java (JRE) on Windows and Mac

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Looking for a way to get rid of Java on your Windows or Mac machine? Though essential to some web users, most people do not need to risk running Java on their machines because of all the security vulnerabilities associated with Java. In this article, I’m going to talk about the steps you need to […]

How to Automatically Delete Files in Windows

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Earlier I wrote about a program called DropIt that automatically moves or copies files for you when new files appear inside a folder. This can be useful, for example, if you have limited space on a local hard drive and want to move all your downloads off to an external storage device. If you want to automatically […]

Search Outlook Email by Sender, Date, Keyword, Size and More

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Searching through Outlook email can prove to be a tough task if you are someone like me with multiple PST files and tens of thousands of emails spanning decades. Most corporate environments use Outlook for email and many people end up having business and personal email stored in Outlook. In older versions of Outlook, you […]