AskBob's Best of 2011 - Part Two

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Here's the second half of my Best of 2011, the most popular AskBobRankin articles fom the past year. I scoured my logs to find the ones that generated the most interest from YOU -- based on your views, clicks, comments and recommendations. Here's another batch of ten top articles for you to review. I hope you'll read each one, leave your own comments, and use the Share buttons to smarten up your Email, Facebook and Twitter friends. :-)

    Best of 2011
  1. Free Credit Reports Online

    "I've heard some people say that I can get a free credit report online, but the websites I looked at want to charge me a fee. Is it true that I can get a free credit report once a year?"
  2. Convert iTunes to MP3 Format

    "I've purchased a bunch of music from iTunes and have enjoyed listening to them on my computer. But my portable music player is not an Apple iPod, so I can't take my songs with me. Is there any way I can get around this unfair restriction and convert my Itunes tracks to good old MP3?"
  3. Accredited Online Colleges

    "Are online colleges accredited? I really need to get my Master's degree, so I'm looking into various online college courses. Am I right to be concerned about the reputation of online schools, even if they're associated with a well-known university? I'd hate to do all that work, only to find out my diploma is worthless. How can I find out if an online college is accredited?"
  4. Free Anti-Virus Programs

    "I've been using the free Norton antivirus package that came with my computer, but the subscription will expire in a few days. Are the free anti-virus programs any good? What do you recommend?"
  5. How Can I Find Out Who I Am Related To?

    Family relations are fascinating to many people. "Who am I related to?" is a question that virtually everyone can answer to a limited degree. You probably know your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and biological children. But beyond one or two degrees of separation lie thousands of members of your "extended family." To trace who you are related to now, you need to go back in time to some point in history. Here are some tools to help you dig into your ancestry...
  6. Converting Vinyl Records to CD

    For seasoned audio purists, nothing compares to good old-fashioned analog recordings on vinyl records. But those old records are fragile... here's an illustrated step-by-step guide to help you convert vinyl to CD so you can enjoy them for years to come.
  7. Wireless PC to TV

    Wouldn't it be great to pipe whatever is on your computer screen directly to your big-screen TV? Now you can wirelessly send YouTube videos, computer games and movies from your PC screen directly to your television screen. Even browse the web on your fancy HDTV. Here's how to make a wireless PC to TV connection...
  8. Track a Cell Phone

    There are many reasons you might want to locate a cell phone and track its movements. Perhaps you lost your phone and would like it back. You might be an anxious parent, a government agent, or you could be part of a group of friends who want to keep tabs during a night on the town. Whatever your reason for tracking a cell phone, there are several ways to go about doing it. Here's the scoop on cell phone tracking...
  9. Make Windows XP Run Faster!

    "How do I make Windows XP run faster? My Windows startup is taking longer than ever, and once it finally stops churning, everything runs slower than it used to, when my computer was new. Any maintenance tips or tweaks to speed up Windows would be appreciated!"
  10. Seven Free Software Downloads

    "I just got a new laptop, and I want to do two things. First is to remove all the non-essential programs that came preloaded. Next, I want to load the best freeware for everday computing. I'd love to know what free software you recommend and use on your own computer."
Did you miss Part One? Here's the link: AskBob's Best of 2011 - Part One

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29 Dec 2011

Thanks for all the great tips, Bob. They're much appreciated. And happy New Year!

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