Assign Fixed Static IP Addresses to Devices on Home Network

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If you’re like me, you probably have 30 or more devices connected to your home network: phones, printers, network attached storage devices, TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, media players, IoT devices, and finally computers. Whew! With all those devices, you probably also like to share data and files among them. Well, normally that works fine […]

Check Disk and System Files in Windows 8/10

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If you’re having problems with your Windows install, there are a couple of tools you can use to try and fix the problems. For hard disk errors, you can run check disk (chkdsk) and for corrupt or damaged system files, you can run system file checker (sfc). You can run both from within Windows itself, […]

How to Perform a Complete Shutdown in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, when you shutdown your computer, you actually are performing a hybrid shutdown by default. What’s a hybrid shutdown? As you probably have heard, Windows 8 boots up a lot faster than Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows. This is because of the way it shuts down. Instead of performing a cold […]

3 Apps to Remotely View Webcam on iPad/iPhone

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I have a 2 year old child and I also happen to have a computer in pretty much every room in my house. When I need to do something in another part of the house, it’s a real pain having to stop what I’m doing and go check to make sure my daughter is not […]

Compare Two Excel Files using SpreadSheet Compare

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Office 2013 Professional Plus has a couple of new features including a new program called Spreadsheet Compare. Spreadsheet Compare takes two Excel files and tell you the difference between them in a very nice table layout. You can quickly see the differences in formulas between two spreadsheets and the differences in values also. It’s a […]

Save MS Office Files to Local PC Instead of OneDrive

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In the desktop version of Office and in Office 365, if you are logged in using your Microsoft account, it will try to save the file to your OneDrive account by default. This is a new feature that started back in Office 2013 that aims to help you move your documents to the cloud, so […]

Mount an ISO Image in Windows 10

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There is one great new feature of Windows 10 that has made life easier for some of us out there: you can now mount ISO images in Windows 10 without any additional third-party software! I’ve played around with mounting various ISO images and so far it works great. Actually, this feature has been around since […]

Remove Programs from the All Apps Screen in Windows 8

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One annoying feature I have noticed in Windows 8 is that when you install a new program, the All apps screen ends up getting cluttered with a bunch of useless links to not only the program, but to all kinds of other files associated with that program. For example, I installed a program on Windows […]

The Best Websites for Buying Computer Parts Online

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Got an old laptop or desktop and want to upgrade the hard drive and memory without having to buy a new computer? Or maybe you’re getting rid of an old machine and want to build you own dream machine? Either way, you’ll want to find compatible computer parts for the cheapest price. There are lots […]

Automatically Login to Windows 8 with Microsoft or Local Account

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With Windows 8, there are now two ways to log into your computer: via a Microsoft account that syncs your settings and apps across Windows 8 PCs and via a local account that has been the standard since the beginning. For my computer at home, I’ve always removed any passwords and set it up so […]