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Comment by bob on Geekly Update - 21 September 2022 (September 26, 2022 06:59 PM)
The original was SMOKEY THE BEAR and then some bonehead political correctness bureaucrat wanted to give Smokey the last name Bear... Smokey is a bear,...
Comment by Rajan on Why Is My Internet Connection SLOW Sometimes? (September 24, 2022 03:55 PM)
I am using Win 10 with Edge browser. I tried to use extension for downloading videos but could not succeed. I tried to download free video downloaders...
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Nobody has mentioned the fact that your browser can be the cause of a slowdown. I found that my longtime browser, a FIrefox offshoot called Waterfox (...
Comment by DBA Steve on Geekly Update - 21 September 2022 (September 23, 2022 03:20 PM)
It is SMOKEY THE BEAR. It has always been SMOKEY THE BEAR. I still have a Little Golden Book from my childhood (in the 50s) entitled "SMOKEY THE BEA...
Comment by Bart De Bie on Why Is My Internet Connection SLOW Sometimes? (September 23, 2022 03:07 PM)
For people using WiFi there's an app called: Wi-FiSweetSpots It works like a metal detector and gives you feedback where your Wi-Fi signal is at his ...
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I have FIOS. I found by looking that I have 10 connections that include 3 Fire sticks, 2 phones, 3 laptops and my main TV with ethernet. WOW...
Comment by Wild Bill on Why Is My Internet Connection SLOW Sometimes? (September 22, 2022 11:58 PM)
And sometimes things can slow to a crawl if a major server farm is suffering a DDOS attack or is being compromised by malware affecting the servers....
Comment by MartinW on Why Is My Internet Connection SLOW Sometimes? (September 22, 2022 10:50 PM)
My internet speed varies, but not by a great amount. My problem is periods of NO internet. Two computers, side by side, one is going fine and the othe...
Comment by Keith on Geekly Update - 21 September 2022 (September 22, 2022 10:28 PM)
In the rural south it's common to see smoke coming up through trees. The fire is under control, but it's cooking moonshine. I had to chuckle thinking ...
Comment by Keith on Geekly Update - 21 September 2022 (September 22, 2022 10:28 PM)
In the rural south it's common to see smoke coming up through trees. The fire is under control, but it's cooking moonshine. I had to chuckle thinking ...

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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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