12 Handy Tools to Keep on Your USB Stick

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If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of useless USB sticks laying around the house. USB sticks still come in handy every so often, but more and more I rely on the cloud. There are those times, though, when you can’t connect to the cloud and a USB stick is your only choice. […]

Volume Too Loud While Playing Videos on PC?

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I’ve always found it really annoying when watching movies on my PC that some scenes are super loud and some scenes I can barely hear what is going on. I understand they are trying to make it as realistic as possible, but it’s really annoying if you can’t crank up the speakers all the way […]

How to Open a File with No Extension

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Have you ever run into the scenario where you end up with a file that has no extension? How do you go about opening it? One way it so simply guess and try to change the file extension to different file types and try to open the file. That sometimes works if someone says they […]

Difference between BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R, DVD+R

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If you are interested in getting a DVD or Blu-ray drive to burn some data off to an external disc that you can store in a safe deposit box or for some other reason, then the sheer number of formats and versions can make the task quite confusing. For example, there are five different formats […]

Assign Fixed Static IP Addresses to Devices on Home Network

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If you’re like me, you probably have 30 or more devices connected to your home network: phones, printers, network attached storage devices, TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, media players, IoT devices, and finally computers. Whew! With all those devices, you probably also like to share data and files among them. Well, normally that works fine […]

Check Disk and System Files in Windows 8/10

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If you’re having problems with your Windows install, there are a couple of tools you can use to try and fix the problems. For hard disk errors, you can run check disk (chkdsk) and for corrupt or damaged system files, you can run system file checker (sfc). You can run both from within Windows itself, […]

How to Perform a Complete Shutdown in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, when you shutdown your computer, you actually are performing a hybrid shutdown by default. What’s a hybrid shutdown? As you probably have heard, Windows 8 boots up a lot faster than Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows. This is because of the way it shuts down. Instead of performing a cold […]

3 Apps to Remotely View Webcam on iPad/iPhone

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I have a 2 year old child and I also happen to have a computer in pretty much every room in my house. When I need to do something in another part of the house, it’s a real pain having to stop what I’m doing and go check to make sure my daughter is not […]

Compare Two Excel Files using SpreadSheet Compare

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Office 2013 Professional Plus has a couple of new features including a new program called Spreadsheet Compare. Spreadsheet Compare takes two Excel files and tell you the difference between them in a very nice table layout. You can quickly see the differences in formulas between two spreadsheets and the differences in values also. It’s a […]

Save MS Office Files to Local PC Instead of OneDrive

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In the desktop version of Office and in Office 365, if you are logged in using your Microsoft account, it will try to save the file to your OneDrive account by default. This is a new feature that started back in Office 2013 that aims to help you move your documents to the cloud, so […]