How to Track the Original Location of an Email via its IP Address

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Here’s a quick guide on how to track an email to its original location by figuring out the email’s IP address and looking it up. I have found this to be quite useful on many occasions for verification purposes since I receive lots of suspicious emails daily due to my blog. Tracking the IP address of […]

How to Open Password Protected RAR Files

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Have you ever ended up with a RAR file that was password protected? Maybe you set the password yourself and forgot it! Whatever the case, there are a couple of ways to crack the password on a RAR file if you get lucky. Basically, there are two standard methods to cracking a password for any […]

How to Remove, Crack, or Break a Forgotten Excel XLS Password

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Have you forgotten your Excel password for a workbook or sheet? Or has someone left your office and they forgot to unlock an Excel workbook with a password set on it? If you’re stuck with an XLS file with a password that you need to break or crack, you can try out a small little […]

How to Format External Hard Drive to FAT32 in Windows

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Trying to format a large external USB or Firewire hard drive to the FAT32 file system? Can’t do it? Only see an option for formatting the drive using the NTFS file format? Well if you answered yes any of those questions, then you’re at the right place. I was recently trying to format my 1 […]

How to Make YouTube Videos Smaller

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Recently a friend asked me how to make a YouTube video smaller for his posting to his blog, so I did a little bit of research and gave him a solution! Depending on the video that’s been uploaded to YouTube, the width and height of the video is set to a particular default value. For […]

5 Tech Happenings to Look Forward To in 2013

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We’re already 4 months into 2013 and there haven’t been many exciting gadgets released or mind-blwing software created to make us more efficient. Luckily, there are a few things towards the end of this year that are more exciting. I’m really waiting for this year to end just to enjoy using the hardware and software […]

10 Smartphone Security Tips

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You’ve probably read a lot about hackers and how to protect your computer, but for some reason, most people don’t really care all that much about smartphone security. Maybe because it’s not like a traditional hard drive where you store all your documents, images, videos, etc, but today’s hyperactive smartphone users store a lot of […]

Best Online Buying Guides to Consult Before Making a Purchase

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Planning on buying a new computer, a new DSLR camera, a new power tool, a new appliance, or a new piece of furniture? If so, you should always take your time before making a big purchase. I’ve always told friends and family to wait a bit and do a little research before going out and […]

How to Setup a Website With a Custom Domain in 30 Minutes

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I’ve been blogging on Online Tech Tips and Help Desk geek for years now, but I really can’t use them to post random thoughts, ideas, links, notes, etc since they consist of more professional content. That’s why I decided two days ago to setup another blog using the domain name I had bought a […]

How to Keep Yourself Updated With the Latest Internet Memes

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Did you know the latest Internet meme was Hadouken and Vadering? Yeah, me either. Hadouken is where people take pictures of themselves fighting in mid-air and Vadering is where people pretend to use “the force” and strangle people Darth Vader style. I have to admit, it’s pretty damn funny. Apparently, the Hadouken meme was started […]