How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

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If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that gets written to the disk, the more chance that the section of the hard drive […]

Free Up Disk Space using TreeSize

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Trying to figure out where all of your hard drive space has disappeared to is often quite a challenge in Windows with all of the hidden folders and temp directories! As an IT Professional, one tool that I use almost every other day is TreeSize, a small utility that tells you exactly where all of […]

How to Split Your Laptop or PC Screen/Monitor in Windows

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Here’s a quick how-to for anyone who wants to split their computer screen monitor into two so that they can view two applications side-by-side. I’ll also be talking about how you can split your screen across dual monitors and split your wallpapers so you can have a different wallpaper on each monitor. The first how-to […]

How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation

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If you’re trying to get a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation, there are a couple of ways you can do it. The easiest method is to simply copy the embed code from the YouTube video and paste it into PowerPoint. However, that option require you have an active Internet connection during the presentation because […]

How to Create Your Own Personalized Domain Email Address

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Back in the day, AOL had a cool service that let you create a custom domain email address for free and you could use any domain name you wanted, even if it was already registered. I have no idea how it worked, but it was gone after a short while and I can see why! […]

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 […]