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 […]

Track Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Computer

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One of the best features of iOS is the ability to track your Apple devices automatically using the Find iPhone app from Apple. You can track as many devices as you want as long as they are all setup using the same iCloud account. In this article, I’ll show you how to setup tracking for […]

Listen to Google Play Music in Windows Without a Web Browser

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For the past few months (ever since Google Music, now Google Play Music went out of beta and I received my invitation to the service), Google Play Music has been my go-to way to listen to music while on my laptop. It was, admittedly, a bit of a chore to get 15,000 or so songs […]

Download Hi Res Book Cover Art From the Google Play Store

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For a lot of us, the rise in popularity (and availability) of eBooks has been a Very Good Thing. Now it’s possible to hold an entire library of books in a package the size of a paperback, which is especially great for vacations and other trips. No longer do you need to decide which books […]

Cleanup the WinSxS Folder in Windows 8 & 7

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In Windows 7 and Windows 8, there is a new folder under C:\Windows called WinSxS, which basically stores dll and component files. It also stores older versions of all dll and component files and can grow to be quite large. In addition to that, a lot of space is taken up by the backup folder, […]

MP3 Album Art Not Showing in Windows Explorer?

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I have a lot of music on my computer and even though I don’t use it as my primary media player or organizer, it’s nice to have it work properly since I do end up using Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player every so often to browse files, etc. One annoying thing that I noticed […]

IE 10 Metro vs Desktop Mode

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Windows 8 is going to be released at the end of the year with two different versions of Internet Explorer 10: Metro and Desktop. Confused? Well, if you’re not confused yet, you will be! Microsoft’s reasoning for having two versions is to have one version match the new Metro UI and have one version for […]