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If you own an iPod you might not be happy with how big and bloated iTunes is and want an alternative. Today we look at using MediaMonkey Standard as an alternative for managing your iPod and audio collection.

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Many services and programs out there produce log files as an audit trail for everything they are doing, however few have a function which removes these files as they outlive their usefulness. As a result, these log files sit on your system eating up space (sometimes more than you know) and cluttering directories for those times you need to access them.

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Have you ever needed to perform the same mindless task over and over on your PC? Instead of wasting hours clicking buttons and hitting keys, this is the perfect time to use your AutoHotkey skills to make your PC do the work for you.

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Do you ever plug in your wired network card while your wireless card is still enabled? Ever wonder how Windows chooses which one to use? Here’s how to see the default priority—and how to change it if you want.

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Anyone who is a music fan will certainly appreciate this new theme as it adds a touch of rockstar glamour to your desktop.

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Backups are something which, usually, run on a very frequent schedule. If left unmanaged, a direct result of this is a large number files eating up a potentially large amount of hard drive space. Remembering to manually go in and remove backup files certainly is one method of management but shouldn’t be a long term strategy, especially when there are easy to implement automated procedures available.

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When you first get your shiny new Windows 7 PC, typing anything into the Start Menu search box returns exactly what you want instantly—but what about once you’ve built up loads of files? It tends to get really slow, but here’s how to fix it.

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Over at Digital Inspiration, they’ve posted an extremely interesting tip that we’d never heard about before: you can search in the Start Menu without having to type the entire word for applications or Control Pane...

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Do you have an external drive connected to your Windows 7 computer and would like to access it from the Taskbar? Here we show you a work around that will allow you to pin it to Taskbar.

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MetroViewer is a small, easy to use image viewer for Windows that utilizes the streamlined and elegant looking Metro UI.

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There might be times when Windows 7 seems to not be working correctly and one way to help troubleshoot is use System Maintenance. Rather than going through several menus to access it, we’ll create a shortcut to it.

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Add a burst of color to your desktop with this beautiful spacescapes theme for Windows 7.

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If you are tired of trying to keep up with Apple’s new iPod releases, upgrade your old iPod for free with Rockbox. Rockbox allows you to upgrade your aging iPod with new themes, fonts, games, and more.

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If you missed out on it when Windows 7 was released last year, you now have another opportunity to get the Family Pack starting next month.

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Before remote software, helping your friends and family with computer problems often meant hours on the phone trying to remember what a menu looked like or where a file was saved. Here we look at helping them remotely with TeamViewer.

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So you’re about to setup your new Windows 7 PC into your Homegroup when you realized that you have no idea what the password is. How do you find it? It’s actually pretty simple, if you know where to look.

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Have you ever used the Homegroup feature in Windows 7? It’s a great way to share files and printers with all your Windows 7 computers, but if you don’t want it anymore, you can disable or enable the feature easily.

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Once you’ve done so, save the script and double-click on it to start it up—you’ll be able to scroll the command prompt window with the keyboard now. Personally I prefer using Shift+Page Up or Down to scroll, since that’s the more Linux way to do it.

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Are you tired of the large sidebar ad in Windows Live Hotmail taking up too much screen real-estate? Firefox users rejoice because a solution is now available.

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If you’ve moved from XP to Windows 7, this might be the first time you’ve had access to Media Center. Here we’ve created a guide for our best tips, tricks, and tutorials for using Windows 7 Media Center.

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If you’re a new user to Windows 7 Media Center you know it can act as a DVR and pause or record Live TV. You can set up a schedule for it to record your favorite TV programs as well.

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We’ve shown you how to add automatically generated text in Microsoft Word, but they changed the text in recent versions of Word from “Quick Brown Fox” to something else. Here’s how to get it back.

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