How to Convert a PDF File to Word, Excel or JPG Format

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One common question I’ve gotten a lot these days is how to convert a PDF file to Microsoft Word format (doc), Excel format (xls), or JPG picture format. Usually, people want to know how to convert a file to PDF, but it’s also nice to be able to convert back the other way. There are […]

How to Reset or Unfreeze an iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iPod Classic, or iPod Shuffle

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Because I work in IT, I end up getting a lot of questions that deal with technical support, such as how do I unfreeze or reset my iPod device! I’m not sure why so many people have been asking me that lately, but since they are, I thought I would write up a quick post […]

6 Free Online Screen Sharing Tools

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Working in IT for 5 years, I’ve learned that desktop sharing/screen sharing software applications make life a lot easier for both the users and for the administrators. It’s not only a great way to supply technical support to users, but it’s also a fabulous way to share data and collaborate with others remotely quickly and […]

How to Securely Password Protect an Excel File

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Password protecting your Excel worksheet can prevent others from tampering with your data, but it’s best you never store really sensitive information in an Excel spreadsheet. Why? For the simple reason that Excel passwords can easily be cracked. This is because Excel uses a very weak form of encryption that can easily be broken use […]

OTT Explains – Why ISPs Assign Dynamic vs Static IP Addresses

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If you have ever sought to find your public IP address, you may have noticed that it changes every so often. This is called a dynamic IP address because it can change at even given moment. Most ISPs will assign dynamic IP addresses to their consumer clients for a variety of reasons. If you wanted […]

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 […]