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5 Ways to Make Sure No One is Monitoring Your Computer

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A friend recently was over and asked me if there was a way to tell if someone was monitoring their computer or not. She had a feeling that her computer-savvy boyfriend installed something on her computer to monitor what she was doing. Several years ago, I wrote an article about detecting computer and email monitoring […]

Add Shutdown and Restart to the Right-Click Context Menu in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, now that the Start Menu is now gone and replaced by the Start Screen and Charms bar. This means that if you want to restart your computer, you have to open the Charms bar, click on Settings, click on the Power icon and then click on Restart. You can read my previous […]

Create Custom Environment Variables in Windows 7

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By default, Windows uses certain environment variables to allow users to quickly access certain paths and directories within the operating system. This helps to make Windows easier to navigate. By defining and setting up your own custom environment variables, you can create direct paths and shortcuts to apps, directories, URLs and more. Environment variables in […]

Block Websites from your Router or using DNS

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Looking for a way to block websites in your home so that anyone connected to your network cannot access them? There are lots of programs out there that you can install on a PC or Mac to block or filter websites, but I don’t like these solutions because you have to manually install it on […]

Find and Fix Damaged MP3 Files

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Do you have a huge collection of MP3 files? If so, you probably have run into all kinds of issues with your music files from missing track data to unplayable songs to poor sound quality, etc, etc. There are literally hundreds of issues that can occur with MP3 files. There are lots of programs out […]

Disable the Trackpad/Touchpad on Mac and PC

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If you like using a mouse to get work done on your Mac or Windows laptop, then you might find it useful to disable the trackpad or touchpad on your system. This is really useful if you type a lot and the trackpad is located in a spot on your laptop that causes it to […]

Save Web Pages in MHT Format by Default in Internet Explorer

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So there’s one really annoying thing about the way Internet Explorer works and that’s when you try to save a web page. If you click on Save As, by default IE will choose the Webpage, complete (*.htm, *.html) format when saving. I don’t like this format when saving web pages because it creates one HTML […]

Use Multiple Google Accounts in Chrome Web Browser

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I have always found it annoying having to use multiple browsers to sign into several Google accounts. I’ve also found it annoying that I had to install add-ons and extensions in browsers like Firefox to get it to work properly. Personally, I like to use Google Chrome and none of the other browsers. In every […]

Move Photos to a Different Album in Facebook

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One question I’ve been asked a lot from friends is how to move a photo or set of photos from one album on Facebook to another? Well, it’s actually fairly straight-forward and I’ll answer that question in this post. To get started, open Facebook and then click on your name to see your Timeline. Click […]

Create a Multiple Operating System Bootable USB Drive

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If you work in IT or offer your own IT services, you probably install and reinstall operating systems for clients quite often. Traditionally, operating system installs have been deployed directly from an OS install disc, but because discs get scratched or damaged so easily, most people in IT use USB drives. This is a more […]