If you’re doing a clean installation of Windows, installing your favorite apps again is time consuming and annoying. Ninite will install your favorite applications in one fell swoop while you walk away and do something more enjoyable.
If you don’t have an extra machine or are an early adopter who wants to test out Vail, creating a VM is a good choice. To complete our series of installing WHS “Vail” Beta virtually, we look at installing it on Oracle’s VirtualBox.
If you’ve got a lot of AVI videos in your media collection, you might want to be able to play them on your DVD player—or even more likely, give a DVD to a family member to watch. Here’s how to create your own DVDs easily.
The search feature in Windows’ File Explorer saves recent searches by default to make it easier to search for the same terms again. However, if you don’t like this feature, you can turn it off.
Most of us spend a painful amount of time in Microsoft Outlook, reading emails from the pointy-haired bosses and sending TPS reports around. Since you’re already in Outlook, why not browse the web a little?
The new Search feature in Windows 7 has greatly improved for navigating your PC. But how neat would it be to search the Internet from the Start Menu? Here we show you how to do it.
Excel uses the very nice Calibri font by default in Windows, but if you’d like to use a different font or change the default size, you can easily adjust the setting in the Excel options screen.
If your mouse is set to wake the computer from Sleep Mode, even the slightest bump of your desk can wake it back up. Here we’ll show you how to avoid this annoyance by disabling it from waking up your machine.
When System Restore was introduced in back in Windows ME, it helped save some major computer snafus for plenty of users. The feature is still included in Windows 7, 8, and 10, and is a useful tool for fixing a myriad of problems.
A lot of Windows users dislike Internet Explorer enough that just using a different browser is not enough–they want it gone. Although there is no way to completely uninstall it, let’s take a look at how to disable Internet Explorer in Windows so you won’t have to deal with it anymore.
When you’re traveling sometimes you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection available for your portable devices or need to share files with another wireless computer. Here is how to create a wireless ad hoc network in Windows 7 to solve the issue.
If you regularly search for certain files in Windows, saving searches is a great way to access them more quickly than retyping the search every time. Saving searches is especially useful if you often perform more advanced searches, or search by combinations of date range, file type, or keywords.
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other Google apps save documents in Google’s own file formats by default. But you can download these documents to your hard drive as Microsoft Office files, whether you just want one document or your entire Google Docs library.
If you are worried about sensitive data in your Microsoft Word document you can both encrypt and password protect the document to keep it secure. This feature is very useful if you have to store your documents in a shared location, such as a network folder or home computer.
Sometimes you need to keep your important documents secure so only certain individuals can read and edit them. Here we take a look at how to restrict editing and encrypt your documents in Office 2010.
When organizing your home network it’s easier to assign each computer it’s own IP address than using DHCP. Here we will take a look at doing it in XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10.
Have you ever been watching a YouTube video and want to get to the good part quickly without waiting for it to load? Today we have a cool tip showing how to use the number keys to navigate through videos the easy way.
Getting everyone in one place at the same time for appointments can be daunting at times. Outlook makes it easy to setup appointments and invite attendees as well, and here we look at doing it in Outlook 2010.
If you live in an area that has a lot of blackouts, brownouts, and spikes in your electricity, it’s important to have a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect your investment. Here’s how your APC UPS can shut down your PC gracefully.
VLC is a geek’s favorite media player, and now it’s available for the iPod Touch and iPhone. Here we take a look at how to use it and what you can expect with the new app.
Having an iOS device is essentially like having a mini computer with you all the time. If you browse the web with it, syncing your browser bookmarks between your computer and device is a must and we’ll show you how.
If you’re a fan of VLC for your multimedia needs, and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you might want to use it as a remote. Here we take a look at a couple of free apps that allow you to do it easily.
There are times where you’ll need to create a small booklet of literature for a company or organization, and thankfully Microsoft Word 2010 or 2013 makes the process easy. Here’s the quick guide on how to do it.
If you install a lot of different CD & DVD burning software on your PC, and are running iTunes…you may get an iTunes Setup Assistant warning. Here’s how to solve this annoyance.
Recently Microsoft has been indecisive with it’s Live Mesh / Sync cloud based services. After introducing Live Mesh Public Beta and some renaming, it’s now called Live Mesh 2011, and we’ll show you how to get started with it.