How to Extract Audio from Video for Free

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One handy utility that everyone needs nowadays is a software program that can extract audio, sound, or background music from home movies, YouTube videos, or any other video file. In this article, I’m going to give step-by-step instructions on how to use a free online tool and a free program called AoA Audio Extractor. If […]

How to Create a Hidden Network Share in Windows

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If you have multiple computers on a network and want to share folders between them, you can add an extra bit of security by creating a hidden Windows share. This guide is fairly basic and assumes that you are in either a workgroup or domain Windows environment. Hidden shares are useful if you want to […]

Rip an Audio CD to MP3 using Windows Media Player

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One common question I get from friends and co-workers is how to take a regular audio CD and convert the tracks into MP3 files. The days of carrying around a CD player are long gone, thanks to smartphones! However, why pay 99 cents on iTunes or the Google Play Store for music you might already […]

How to Disable SSID Broadcast on Your Wireless Router

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Usually when you buy a wireless router and plug it in, there is absolutely no security protection whatsoever. Most of them work right out of the box with only the default password set, do not encrypt data, do not use a network key, and broadcast the SSID publicly. If you’ve found this article, you’re probably […]

How to Block/Remove Ads on Chrome, IE and Firefox

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Looking for a way to easily remove those big annoying ads that you see on some of your favorite sites? Those types of ads are called obtrusive ads and they can really be frustrating because they might start playing a video without your permission or making weird or odd sounds or growing to the size of […]

How to Split a Large File into Multiple Smaller Pieces

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Have your ever wished that you could split a really large video, zip, backup or MP3 file into smaller files so that you can copy it to multiple DVDs or USB sticks or maybe email it to someone?  These days there isn’t as much of a need to split files as there was 10 years ago, […]

Fix Blank Screen After Changing Computer Display Settings

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Having screen problems? Recently changed your display resolution in Windows and now left with a blank or black screen which you can’t change back? It’s annoying when this happens! It’s happened to me numerous times and I have to say that it’s quite terrible that Windows does not have a built-in mechanism to detect whether […]

How to Recover the Volume or Sound Icon to Your Windows Taskbar

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Don’t you hate it when need to adjust the volume on your computer only to find that the icon is missing from your taskbar? Here’s a quick tip that I thought I would write since it happens to me all the time! The process for getting back your volume icon is not very complicated, so […]

How to Create a Secured and Locked Folder in Windows XP

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UPDATE: Since some people were having issues with this method of hiding a folder in XP (folder being renamed incorrectly, visible via the command prompt, etc), I am adding to the bottom another way to permanently hide a folder using a program called Free Hide Folder. Please scroll down to read about it. If you’ve […]

5 Photo Recovery Tools Tested and Reviewed

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Whoops! You just formatted your digital camera memory card by accident and now all of your pictures are gone! Or maybe your card became corrupted and none of the pictures can be read anymore? Unfortunately, losing or deleting pictures from a memory card is a very common problem simply because sometimes people simply press the […]