HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 (A909n) Premier Review

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The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 is the latest incarnation of HP’s all-in-one printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. With an original price of $499, it’s close to the cost of a lower-end color laser printer. However, they have recently reduced the price to $369 using an instant savings of $130. You can check the latest […]

How to Access Files Cached by a Web Browser

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Web browsers store copies of recently viewed pages and all associated media (images, audio, and video) in a folder on your hard disk, called the cache. This improves performance when you’re surfing, but also makes it easy to grab copies of media files—such as Flash videos or .flv files—for storage elsewhere. Internet Explorer’s cache folder […]

How to Extract Audio from WMV Files

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You’d think that sound and video are easily separable, especially given the fact that they’re shown as separate entities in the timeline view in Windows Movie Maker. No such luck, but it is possible to extract audio from a WMV video with the right software. The Windows Media Stream Editor, a component of the free […]

Change the Location of the My Pictures Folder

by File in: Windows Vista

One way Windows helps you organize your files is to direct different kinds of content to different locations. There’s a Music folder, a Videos folder, a Saved Games folder, and a Pictures folder. Put all your digital pictures in your Pictures folder, for example, and that’s where most photo applications will prompt you to open […]

Create Home DVDs using Windows 7’s DVD Maker

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Windows 7 by default comes with a DVD Maker software.  Home users will particularly like this tool since it lets them burn DVD movies using their own media like home made videos and digital photos. The quickest way to make a DVD is to add pictures and videos in Windows DVD Maker, and then burn […]

Send and Receive Files from a Bluetooth Device to your PC

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If you have a phone with Bluetooth connectivity, it would be easier for you to sometimes use this wireless protocol to send and receive files to and from your computer. For cases when you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to install the software that came with your phone, use Bluetooth to […]

How to Change the Default Media Player in Windows

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So I have Windows XP and one thing that I don’t like is the fact that Windows Media Player is setup as the default media player for my music, videos, etc. I prefer to use other media players like GOM player or VLC media player to play my media. VLC Media Player has many of […]

Can’t Play MP4 Files on Your XBox 360?

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The Xbox 360 is an annoying game console. After first giving me the blinking red ring of death error, which forced me to return it to Microsoft, it has now stopped playing MP4 files after the latest system update! Firstly, it took quite a bit of time to figure out how to stream MP4 and video […]

How to Mount ISO Images using Alcohol 120%

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Alcohol 120% is a really cool software that will let you create virtual CD/DVD ROM drives.  With a virtual drive, you won’t have to load the physical media, so you can preserve those expensive games CDs or DVDs on your hard drive.  It is also very useful for mounting ISO files so you dont’ have […]

5 Best Programs to Hide Windows and Programs Free

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How many times have you been doing work on your computer and didn’t really want anyone to see what you were doing? Maybe it’s confidential financial data or far-out website that would freak other people out. Whatever the case may be, it’s sometimes really useful to be able to quickly hide windows or running programs, […]