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A friend of mine called me the other day asking how they could quickly view a PowerPoint presentation on their computer without using Office, since they didn’t have that installed. I told her not to worry because there are many ways to view Office files without actually needing Office. Thanks to Google and cloud computing […]

How to Take and Insert Screenshots using OneNote

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As a professional blogger, I take a lot of screenshots on a daily basis. Most I use and then simply delete, but there are occasions when I need to save a screenshot for some future purpose. My main note taking app these days is OneNote and naturally I like to save my screenshots in a […]

How to Burn Discs in Windows 7/8/10

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Recently, I was searching online for some free software to burn some CDs and DVDs at home, but then I realized Windows already has built-in burning software in Explorer. It’s actually been there for many years, but it’s so inconspicuous that I tend to forget about it altogether. Windows also gives you a cool option […]

How to Reduce the Size on an Image File

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Previously, I wrote an article on how to reduce the size of an image file using the built-in email option in Explorer or by using a desktop program called Image Resizer for Windows. These are good options, but there are several other ways to go about optimizing an image. Also, a lot of websites will tell […]

How to Reduce Outlook Memory Usage

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One of the major issues most users have with Outlook is the fact that it gets really slow and eats up a lot of memory on their systems. I have a 1.5 GB Outlook file, but Outlook runs fast and doesn’t hog all the resources on my computer! Why? Well, it’s because I optimize my […]

How to Merge Multiple Word Documents Together

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If you’re a heavy Word user, you probably have come across a situation where it would be convenient to merge multiple Word documents into one master document. Even though it’s not very difficult to do this in Word, it’s also not very intuitive. You would think Microsoft would have included some merge documents feature into […]

Windows 7 Taskbar Not Showing Thumbnail Previews?

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One of the nice features of Windows 7 is that the taskbar shows a nifty thumbnail preview of a window or group of windows when you hover over it. So if you have several Internet Explorer tabs open, you can now see a preview of all the IE tabs instead of just seeing text descriptions. […]

How to Disable/Enable Internet Options Tabs in IE

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As an IT guy, I always encounter problems when untrained users tweak their Internet connection settings.  They always make a mistake somewhere and sometimes the solution is to just keep them away from the Internet Options dialog box altogether. I have worked at many companies that hide the Internet Options tab in Internet Explorer to […]

How to Install Ubuntu in VirtualBox

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Looking to play around with Ubuntu to see whether or not you can handle Linux? Well, it’s completely free, so there’s no reason to not give it a shot. However, you either need a spare computer or a spare hard drive on your current machine to run it. If you don’t have those options or […]

How to Control a Windows PC using Remote Desktop for Mac

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If you like to use your Mac computer as your main machine, but still need Windows for occasional tasks, then it might be useful to setup remote desktop so that you can connect from your Mac to your PC remotely. Luckily, Microsoft provides all the parts for remote desktop to work properly between a Mac […]