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Comment by Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 09:13 PM)
It looks as if my previous post to this article was determined to be advertising (it wasn't), or inappropriate for some reason (I can't see why this w...
Comment by Frank Taylor on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 05:40 PM)
Good article, thank you...
Comment by Patrick on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 04:22 PM)
The Swinetrek was lost in space once, but I don't remember it ever running out of space. ...
Comment by liz on Router Security: Close Unnecessary Ports (May 19, 2022 04:06 PM)
Your link only goes to the page that checks for: Universal Plug n'Play (UPnP) vulnerabilities I see no other tests there, and as I understand the ab...
Comment by Binjamin Man on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 01:27 PM)
My favorite program for cleaning up a hard drive is: Directory Report It looks like the MS-Explorer but always shows the directory's size. ...
Comment by Gray on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 04:48 AM)
Thanks, Bob, for making us think about things like security, which i easy to overlook because we use apps that remember our passwords. I am using a un...
Comment by Peter Oh on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 02:37 AM)
Passwords, for as long as they exist will be APITA. I have maybe 100 plus & I can't remember any with certainty. Yes I use Last Pass but that makes s...
Comment by Barry on Search Backwards: Reverse Directory Lookups (May 18, 2022 11:28 PM)
Hi Bob, Reverse Email Lookup is NOT free....
Comment by snert on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 18, 2022 10:02 PM)
how do we know everything we download is doing only what they say it will do, and not spying and garnering every bit of info possible. another reason ...
Comment by Michael M on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 18, 2022 03:08 AM)
I tried one of these (forgot which one), and it tried to remove everything with the .bk extension. Except OneDrive labels historical backup files with...

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Try VLC: A Better Media Player

Do you like to play music, videos, CDs or DVDs on your computer or mobile device? Are you frustrated with the limitations of iTunes or Windows Media Player? Tired of having to convert audio or video formats? Here comes VLC Media Player to the rescue! Read on…

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[HOWTO] Convert Vinyl Records to CD or MP3

For seasoned audio purists, nothing compares to good old-fashioned analog recordings on vinyl LP records. But those old records are fragile... here's a step-by-step guide to help you convert vinyl to CD disc or MP3 files so you can enjoy them for years to come...

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[LEGAL?] Record Streaming Video and Music

It’s great to watch a favorite movie on Netflix, but if you want to watch it again and again, you’ll have to pay Netflix’s monthly fee again and again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could record that movie (or tunes from Spotify) for infinite offline enjoyment, free of further charges? It's possible, but is it permissible? Read on for the scoop...

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Convert Vinyl Records to CD or MP3

For seasoned audio purists, nothing compares to good old-fashioned analog recordings on vinyl LP records. But those old records are fragile... here's a step-by-step guide to help you convert vinyl to CD disc or MP3 files so you can enjoy them for years to come...

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Convert iTunes to MP3

Is there a way to convert iTunes to MP3? I've purchased a bunch of music from iTunes and enjoy listening to it on my computer. But my portable music player is not an iPod, so I can't take my songs with me. Is there any way I can convert my iTunes music to MP3 format to get around this unfair restriction?

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Free Audio Software

Sometimes it's not enough just to play your music. Audio aficionados and sound professionals can use audio software to dig into sounds, analyze waveforms, edit and remix tunes. Here's a rundown of the best free audio software...

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Speakers for Laptop Or Notebook

Many people use a laptop or notebook computer as their primary computer, eschewing the bulk and immobility of desktop machines. But they also like their music and videos. However, the speakers that come with most portable computers are just a step above terrible. Here are some tips on selecting a set of great portable speakers for your laptop or netbook...

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WAV to MP3 Converter

I have hundreds of WAV audio files that are taking up a lot of hard drive space. Can you recommend a good WAV to MP3 converter that will do the job, preferably free?

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USB Turntables

I want to buy a USB turntable to convert some vinyl record albums to MP3 format. Are there any specific turntables you can recommend?

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DRM Removal

Are you trying to convert iTunes music to MP3 format? Or maybe you have some protected WMA files that you want to convert? There are plenty of good reasons why honest people might want to use a DRM remover to convert their legally purchased DRM-protected music into other formats. Here's how to do it...

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Voice Recognition

Didja ever notice that Captain Kirk never had to fuss with a mouse or keyboard to communicate with the computer on the Star Trek? He simply spoke direct commands at the machine, and the computer complied. Happily, voice recognition technology has moved from the bridge of the Enterprise to your home computer. Here's how to get started with voice computing...

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Rip & Burn Basics

I have a big music collection on CDROM discs. I'd like to get all this music on my computer and burn my own mix CDs. Can you help me get started?

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What is Podcasting?

Hey Bob, what's a podcast? Is this some kind of broadcast just for people with iPods?

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Convert WMA to MP3

I have lots of music in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format but I want to convert it to MP3 for my iPod. How can I convert WMA to MP3?

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