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 […]

Troubleshoot Keyboard and Mouse Not Working in Windows

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One of the USB ports on my desktop computer stopped working after I had plugged in a USB device and removed it without ejecting. I’ve done it a million times, but it looked like my luck finally ran out. The port seemed fine in Device Manager because there were no error or warning icons. So […]

How to Encrypt Your Hard Drive for Free

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Securing computer data through encryption software has become a clear necessity for many businesses and individuals carrying sensitive information on their laptops or USB flash drives. Unfortunately, many people do not encrypt their data because they’re too lazy or feel data theft won’t happen them. A lot of people simply feel they don’t have anything all that […]

How to Resize Large Pictures for Email in Windows 7/8/8.1

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Now that you can buy a 10 MP digital camera off eBay for cheap, it has become a lot more common to see your digital pictures grow in size from anywhere between 1 MB and 7 MB! If you take pictures in RAW format, they can be 15 MB+ in size! Obviously, it becomes a lot harder […]

How to Connect Two or More Computers to One Monitor

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Here at my office, we have five servers that are controlled by a single mouse and keyboard and are connected to only one monitor for ease of administration and lack of extra space! If you have more than one desktop at home, maybe a Windows box and a test box with Linux installed, you can […]