Create a Personal Website Quickly using Google Sites

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Ever wanted to quickly create a webpage for your neighborhood book club or sports team? Or maybe a personal page that you can share with your friends and family for a specific event like a wedding or birthday party? If you do a Google search, you’ll get hundreds of listings on creating web pages instantly […]

The Best Way to Switch to a New Email Address

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Do you still have an ancient or email address that you are finally giving up? Or maybe you’ve been using a college or university email address for several years and want to move to a permanent email address before you graduate? Or maybe when you signed up for Internet service, you ended up […]

Use Microsoft Word as a Barcode Generator

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Did you know that you can use Microsoft Word to create your own barcodes? Creating your own barcodes is actually kind of cool and pretty easy to do. Once you have a barcode, you can stick it onto anything you want and then scan them using a physical barcode scanner or with your smartphone by […]

6 Ways to Extract Images from PDF Files to TIFF, JPEG, PNG

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I recently got a PDF file via email that had a bunch of great images that I wanted to extract as separate JPEG files so that I could upload them to my website. There are multiple ways to grab an image out of a PDF and the best way really depends on what tools you have […]

Ultimate Guide to Removing or Resetting a BIOS Password

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Most personal computers don’t have BIOS passwords because the feature has to be manually enabled by someone. However, a lot of corporate machines have BIOS passwords set for security reasons and if you’re reading this post, you’ve probably realized it’s not that easy to break a BIOS password. Whether you can load the operating system […]

Change Default Search Provider in Microsoft Edge to Google

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Windows 10 comes with an entirely new web browser from Microsoft called Edge. It’s actually surprisingly fast and works with all the websites I normally use. That being said, it also has some really annoying problems. For one, it doesn’t yet support add-ons or extensions, but will soon. Another annoying issue is that it defaults […]

How to Make Your Computer Talk/Speak What You Type

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There is cool feature in Windows that allows you to make your computer talk or speak whatever you tell it! This method takes advantage of a built-in API installed on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 called SAPI (Speech Application Programming Interface). The Microsoft Speech API is what is used for the text-to-speech accessibility feature built […]

How to Determine if BIOS Update is Needed

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Do you need to update the BIOS on your computer? Probably not, but in this article I’ll walk you through the process of determining whether or not there is an update for your BIOS or UEFI firmware and whether or not you need to install it. Just because there is an update for your BIOS […]

How to Hide Your Facebook Online Status

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Here’s a simple tip that I just figured out myself the other day: hide your online status on Facebook! Why is this useful? Well, now that Facebook has built chat into the online interface (kind of like Google Hangouts running inside Gmail), your friends can start chatting with you any time you log into Facebook. Personally, […]

How to Specify a Starting Point for YouTube Videos

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Have you ever wanted to share a YouTube video with someone, but wished it did not have to start at the very beginning? For example, if you want someone to see something that happens 6 minutes and 23 seconds into the video, you either have to let them watch it from the beginning or tell them […]