How To Find Out Where Those Short URLs Point To

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With the popularity of social media and affiliate links, turning a long URL into a short one is essential. Even when Twitter increased the character count to 280, space was at a premium and brevity mattered. So being able to shorten your links is necessary. But there is a darker side to short URLs too […]

How to Block Someone on Gmail The Easy Way

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Don’t want to receive those annoying product reviews from a person or company you once liked? There’s an easy solution for that: block them. And you can get around to it by sending them to your spam folder. Sadly, though, that doesn’t always cut it. An email you don’t want to see can still come […]

How To Activate Google Inactive Account Manager

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As the cheerful old saying goes, there are only two things certain in life – death and taxes. And it pays to be extremely prepared for both, especially if you are very active online. After all, if the Grim Reaper touched you on the shoulder tomorrow, think about all your accounts sitting there online still […]

How to Migrate a Firefox Profile the Right Way

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So you’ve scored a new Windows machine. Congratulations! But now comes the annoying bit: Firefox profile migration. You’re now tasked with migrating your web browser profile to your new computer. Where do you even begin, right? Well, there’s no need to worry. It’s not as complicated as you might think. In this post, you’ll learn […]

Quickly Remove Background Noise in Your Recordings with Audacity

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The secret to making great audio recordings isn’t all that secret after all. All you have to do is record in a good acoustic environment, use a decent microphone, adjust recording levels properly and set up the mic at the right distance and angle. Sure, you have to do some research on what the right […]

6 Solutions to Your Laptop Fan Problem

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It’s not unusual for laptop fans to break down over time. And if ignored, the damage to your computer can be catastrophic. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve or fix the problem outright. In this post, we’ll show you some of the ways you can get your laptop fan working like normal. […]

How to Convert WEBP and HEIC Files into Usable Formats

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WEBP and HEIC files are used on the web or on mobiles for better file size compression without impacting the quality of the image too heavily. The trouble is, if you want to edit or use one of these files elsewhere, you will run into problems. Most software will not recognize these files, which means […]

6 Best Screen Sharing Apps to Remote Connect to Any PC

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Screen sharing apps are very useful for helping people with computer issues, no matter where you or they are located. This may include helping family members with computer problems or helping work colleagues with issues from anywhere in the world. Some screen sharing apps are simple cloud-based apps that let you launch a video conference […]

How to Fix “Your PC Ran Into a Problem And It Needs to Restart” Error

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Have you encountered the “Your PC Ran Into a Problem And It Needs to Restart” message? Are you wondering what you should do about it? Despite the vague nature of the warning, the solutions are pretty simple and don’t require outside help. It’s something you’re perfectly capable of handling on your own. In this post, […]

5 Portable Apps You Definitely Want To Have On Your USB Stick

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I have a bit of a soft spot for portable apps. They require no installation on your computer and can be run on a USB stick. This means your computer can stay free of all the dross files which gradually accumulates from installed software. But the downside is that portable apps are only for Windows […]