How to “Save As MP3″ in Audacity

by Ross McKillop on January 12, 2016

By default, Audacity doesn’t allow you to “Save as MP3″. This step-by-step guide will show you how to ‘enable MP3 support’ so that you can save files in Audacity as MP3s. [click to continue…]

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How to Change the Netflix Subtitles Font Size and Type

by Ross McKillop on December 22, 2015

This quick guide will show you how to change the font that Netflix uses for Subtitles – you can increase or decrease the font size, use a different font entirely and more!


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This tip will show you how to add an “Edit as Administrator” item to the “right-click” menu in Ubuntu’s file manager.

Edit as Administrator highlighted in the right-click menu of the Ubuntu File Manager

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How to Setup Comcast Email on a Mac Running El Capitan

by Ross McKillop on December 3, 2015

This step by step guide will take you through configuring the Mail.app on your Mac (running either Yosemite or the latest version of OS X, El Capitan) to use with your Comcast.net email address.

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How to Control a Windows 10 PC from an iPhone or iPad

by Ross McKillop on December 2, 2015

This step-by-step guide will show you how to set up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch so that it can connect to and control your Windows 10 desktop, laptop or tablet.

Windows 10 desktop viewed via an iPhone or iPad
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How to Delete Android Apps

by Ross McKillop on November 30, 2015

This very quick guide will show you how to uninstall Apps from your Android smartphone or tablet. [click to continue…]

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How to Control a Windows 10 PC from Your Mac

by Ross McKillop on November 27, 2015

Utilizing nothing but free software, this guide will take you every single step of the way through setting up your Mac and Windows computers so that you can access and use Windows via your Mac (and vice-versa!) just as if you were sitting in front of it. You’ll also be able to transfer files back and forth between the computers and even control them from your iPhone, iPad or Android phone/tablet!


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How to Delete or “Forget” a WiFi Network in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on November 19, 2015

This brief guide will take you step by step through the process of removing (also known as “forgetting”) a Wireless Network in Windows 10. [click to continue…]

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Review: The Jackery Mini “Portable Charger”

by Ross McKillop on November 18, 2015

Never let it be said that we don’t write completely honest reviews. In this one I’ll give you my thoughts, the good and the bad, on the Jackery Mini Portable Charger (not the Jackery Bar – which is what I was supposed to be sent to review). [click to continue…]

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How to Go Back to Windows 8 From Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on November 17, 2015

This easy to follow guide will take you step by step through the process of reverting back to Windows 8.1 from Windows 10, for whatever reason you’ve decided 10 isn’t for you.


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How to Remove a Bluetooth Device in OSX

by Ross McKillop on November 16, 2015

This quick tutorial will show you how to remove/delete (or ‘forget’) a Bluetooth device that your Mac has, at some point in time, connected to (successfully or otherwise).

removing a bluetooth device in OSX
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The Complete Walkthrough: Upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on November 13, 2015

This very, very detailed guide will take you every single step of the way through upgrading from Windows 8 (or 8.1) to Windows 10.

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This very short tutorial will explain how to fix the error message “Failed to open a session for the Virtual Machine ” that stops your OS from loading in VirtualBox.

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How to Create a Poll on Twitter

by Ross McKillop on October 23, 2015

This very brief guide will show you how to embed a “poll” within your Tweet!

Twitter now allows for users to create polls from within Tweets. Currently polls are limited to two ‘answers’ (ie. yes/no, true/false, X or Y). Update: You can now create a poll with more than two answers/options. Once you post a poll it will remain open for votes for 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, Oct. 21st, Twitter is rolling out the “Poll” feature to all of its users. If you don’t see the “poll” button as illustrated in this guide, wait a day or two :)

  1. Right now, polls work on Twitter for iOS (iPhones and iPads), Android, and via Twitter on the web. To make your own poll, start out by composing a Tweet as normal, in the form of a question you want answered (#1). Then click or tap the new Poll button (as illustrated by #2 in the screenshot below). Finally, enter the answers/options for people to vote on.
  2. Creating a Poll within a Tweet

  3. Send your Tweet as normal, and now people can vote on it! The total number of votes and percentage of those votes will be displayed within the Tweet as well.
  4. Twitter poll results simple view

  5. No one will know who voted, or how they voted. Neither you as the “poll creator” nor anyone who votes or views the poll will be able to see that information. Keep this in mind when you create a poll – unless your account is set to private, anyone can vote on your poll (and you’ll never know who it was).
  6. Twitter poll results detailed view

  7. Finally, as of right now (Oct 28th, 2015) – when someone votes on your poll, you aren’t notified in any way. So remember to check back 24 hours after you created it to see the results.

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How to Install Your Favorite Apps on a New PC in One Step

by Ross McKillop on October 23, 2015

Using an amazing and free service, you can create a “custom installer file” that will install over 80 of the most popular Windows Apps, all at once. That same “customer installer” can also be used to keep all of those same Apps up to date with a single click! [click to continue…]

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