How to Identify Music or Songs by Sound

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Know the tune to a song, but don’t remember the lyrics? Normally, I hear a song on the radio or in a coffee shop and if I can’t figure out the artist, I just Google some of the lyrics while they are fresh in my mind. I had written a few months back about how to […]

Extract Text from PDF and Image Files

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Have a PDF document that you would like to extract all the text out of? What about image files of a scanned document that you want to convert into editable text? These are some of the most common issues I’ve seen at the workplace when working with files. In this article, I’ll talk about several […]

Share Large Files by Setting Up a Home File Server

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Have you ever wanted to share large music, video, or data files with friends quickly, but didn’t want to waste so much time uploading them first? There are a lot of online services that let you share files with others easily, but it still requires you to actually upload the file first. The faster way to […]

4 Free Utilities to Tweak Your Mouse and Increase Productivity

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Ever heard of tweaking your mouse? Just about everyone has a desktop and along with that a mouse to perform all the tasks on the computer. We spend so much time using a mouse, but usually spend no time trying to make sure we are getting all the juice we can from that little controller! […]

Free Tools to Customize the Right-Click Context Menu

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Looking for a free program to customize or edit the right-click context menu for the desktop or for Explorer in Windows? One of the main reasons I think people use Windows over Mac is because right clicking on something is more natural in Windows. So why not supercharge the right-click menu to make it even more […]

Recover or Restore Missing Recycle Bin Icon in Windows Vista, 7, 8

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Doing some spring cleaning on your computer and accidentally delete the Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8? If your Recycle Bin icon is missing in Windows, there’s a simple way you can get it back without having to hack the registry or anything like that. So without further ado, here’s […]

How to Record Yourself Online Using a Webcam

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Want to make a video recording of yourself online? For some odd reason, a lot of people still record simple videos using camcorders, transfer them to their computer and then upload them to the Internet. That’s totally understandable if you are filming a project, film, etc and you’re using an HD cam for that, but if […]

Quickly View Search History Across All Browsers in Windows

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When you talk about search history, most people are looking for a way to clear their search history or delete their search history, right? Whatever the reason for hiding their search history may be, an astute person reading this post will be able to VIEW the recent search history for all browsers of any computer using […]

How to Create Custom Icons for Flash or USB Drives

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You probably already know how to create custom icons for your local hard drive or for your CD drive, but did you know there is also an easy way to create custom icons for USB flash drives? You can configure the USB drive so that whenever you plug it into a PC, it’ll show up with […]

How to Minimize iTunes to the Windows Taskbar

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Even though I’ve been using iTunes for a long time, I apparently did not know one of the most useful features of the software: the fact that iTunes can be minimized to and controlled from the Windows taskbar just like Windows Media player! So if you’re always using iTunes to play your music and you […]