How to Share Files Between PCs, Smartphones and Tablets

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When it comes to sharing files these days, it’s no longer just about sharing between computers. Now your friend with an Android phone might want some videos you took from your iPhone or you may want to copy a bunch of pictures from a Windows PC to your iPad. In this article, I hope to give […]

6 Free Blu-ray Disc Burning Software Apps

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Looking for a way to burn Blu-ray discs? After Blu-ray won the battle with HD DVD, more and more people are starting to buy computers with Blu-ray burners built-in or buying external burners. Either way, as Blu-ray becomes more common like CDs and DVDs, the time is going to come when you are going to […]

How to Speed Up Logging Into Windows

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Even with fast hardware and the newest operating system, logging into Windows can become painfully slow if there are a lot of programs that startup when Windows starts up. Note that I am not talking about how long it takes to boot Windows because that is a completely different beast. I’ve already written previously on speeding […]

How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations

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Do you have multiple PowerPoint presentations that you need to combine or merge into one presentation? I’ve had to do this myself a couple of times and one of the most important aspects when merging presentations is whether you want to maintain the format and theme of the inserted presentation or have it match the theme […]

The Best Free Defrag Tool for Windows is Itself

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Back in the days, defragging your PC was something everyone did on a regular basis, even if you had no clue what you were doing. What everyone did know was that it somehow made the computer run faster. I’ve written many articles in the past about defragmenting your hard drive, the boot sector, the paging […]

How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

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If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet […]

Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

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If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer […]

How to Set Away Message in Outlook

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Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends on whether Outlook is stand-alone or using Microsoft Exchange. If your are in […]

How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

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By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to […]

Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

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Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is […]