Category Archive: How to

Apr 02 2014

Nuance’s Power PDF Advanced – Techie Review

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Power PDF Advanced has been released from Nuance [April 2nd, 2014]. This version is a tour de force in handling and editing PDF documents; replacing their PDF Converter v8 Pro. If you have PDF Converter, Nuance is going to offer upgrade discounts to those customers. This new version is a full on assault on all other …

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Mar 03 2014

Leaving Microsoft Security Essentials behind for BitDefender [free]

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After my post about Windows Defender and Windows security essentials of couple weeks ago, it really pushed me to reevaluate whether or not to have that software on my system, considering how low that software scored with any virus testing and malware detection. When software scores that low on testing in detection, what good is …

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Feb 28 2014

Horror Story: Windows Essentials 2012 would not install

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This article is actually based on my experience last week dealing with the horrors of just flaky software from Microsoft- Windows Essentials 2012. I spent countless hours researching, testing, rebooting, changing security settings and then ultimately reinstalling my operating system. It was very depressing too. I had just purchased a brand-new computer, reinstalled Windows 7 professional, …

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Feb 17 2014

Freemake Video Downloader Makes Downloading Youtube Videos Easy

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I spent some time this weekend moving videos from one account to the next. It’s one of those problems that I didn’t think about early on in the concept of my website, and add the problem, I got my accounts mixed up one point in some videos Posted the wrong; it happens, but I needed …

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Feb 13 2014

The Top 10 Frustrating Things About Windows Movie Maker 2012

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I think everyone has experienced their fair share of difficulties with Windows Movie Maker 2012. It’s fair to say that the application is basic in nature and that Microsoft didn’t intend that Windows Movie Maker would be a high-end video editing package. My personal experience with Microsoft support was that Windows Movie Maker was intended …

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Feb 10 2014

Save Your Battery- Stop Using The Facebook App On Your Phone

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Over the past week,  I did a little experiment  with my android phone and its battery life.  I have been running into some issues with my android phone and the amount of battery life that I was getting.  My phone wasn’t lasting whole day without charge,  and this wasn’t acceptable considering that I don’t use  …

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Jan 20 2014

Backup Your Data: Don’t Lose Your Important Documents And Photos

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As Paramount pictures has decided to go all-digital on making movies, this makes the perfect time to remind people/users that you need to be backing up your data. Irregardless if you’re using your smart phones, tablet or PC [still]; you need to backup your data on a regular basis. A large portion of people use …

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Dec 10 2013

This is WHY you should avoid DOWNLOAD.COM [c|net]

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I’m posting this article for the sole purpose to advise people NOT to download stuff from Download.com. I was in search of some Windows Bluetooth drivers today because while Android and iPhone seem to have NO PROBLEMS detecting Bluetooth devices [mics/headsets], Microsoft Windows won’t even try to detect devices correctly. BUT this brought me to …

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Dec 04 2013

Techie Review: Able2Extract Professional 8

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Have you ever been placed in a position where someone presents you with a PDF that has information in it that you would like to be able to extrapolate or extract into a form that was more edit friendly? There are lots of PDF viewing applications, but there’s not a lot of applications that allow …

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Nov 20 2013

Format Text Using Nuance’s Swype On Your Android

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On my android smartphone, I tend to to try to use voice recognition for text input wherever possible. The two main choices for voice recognition on smartphones [android/iPhone]; using Nuance or using Google. On my PC at home, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and that application has the ability to do some basic commands as your …

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