Scale Down an Image in Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

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So you just downloaded some pictures from your new fancy Canon T4i or Nikon D5100? Well, get ready for some huge pictures with lots of resolution! You’re talking about 16 to 18 megapixels and resolutions up to 4,928×3,264! That’s just ridiculous for most people, but nowadays you’ll see a lot of people with DSLRs like […]

How to Reinstall a Metro App in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, I have found it quite frustrating figuring out how to install, uninstall and reinstall Metro apps! It’s not hard or anything like that, just not super intuitive! In this post, I’ll show you how to install a Metro app, uninstall a Metro app and reinstall a Metro app. Install Metro App in […]

Dock or Snap Metro Apps in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, there is a cool new feature where you can snap Metro apps to either the right or left side of the screen and continue using other apps simultaneously. Here’s my Windows 8 machine running the News metro snapped to the right side while checking out the weather in the normal view. So […]

Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets

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In Windows 8, Microsoft is moving away from desktop gadgets. Instead they want developers to write Metro-style apps, which also have the ability to be docked to the right-side of the display like a gadget. Of course, if you were happy using gadgets in Windows 7, you can continue using them in Windows 8 and […]

Create a Windows 8 Backup Image

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Windows 8 has some cool new tools for fixing your PC without having to go through all kinds of crazy boot screens and command prompts like in older versions of Windows. The two main features you may have heard of are Refresh PC and Reset PC. Refresh PC is kind of like doing a repair […]

Log on as Administrator in Windows 8

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By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 8 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order to install software or perform some action on the computer. Even though you normal user account is considered an “administrator” account, you will still be […]

Find the Largest Files on Your Computer

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Recently a client asked me to help him find the biggest files on his computer because he wanted to clean up his hard disk and free up some space. There are a couple of ways to do this. In Windows 7, the new search functions allow you to find files of a particular size and […]

Sort Gmail by Sender

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A lot of people have asked me if they can sort their Google Mail by sender and I never really understood what they meant. Gmail is basically built on search, not sorting. It doesn’t have very many sorting features because it figures you can use their advanced search features to find any email you like. […]

Remove Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

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I love my iPhone and I also like iCloud, but what I hate is that I have a ton of duplicate contacts! Why is that? Well, it’s because I use the same iCloud account on multiple iPhones and iPads. All the contacts from my wife’s iPhone and my sister’s have been merged into on giant […]

Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Wireless Router

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I recently bought a second wireless router for several reasons, but one of the was to control how my kids connect to the Internet. For one thing, I wanted to restrict just how much bandwidth they could use in a given period of time. After that, the Internet connection would cut off and they would […]