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Shred your hard drive – Digitally

If you want to give away or sell your old computer and want to protect your data on the hard drive that you had before, formatting the hard drive and installing Windows again from scratch is not enough! That’s right, even after formatting the hard drive, someone can run some basic data recovery software on it and get back…

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How to backup Windows 7 Sticky Notes

Are you new to Windows 7 Sticky Notes? Do you even know what Sticky Notes are? It’s a very cool and easy way of digitally making use of sticky post it notes, but it’s on your computer. It’s great to have on your computer, but just like all your other data, it needs to be backed up in case…

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How to Burn (Create/Make) CDs and DVDs

Since Windows XP it’s been extremley easy to burn a CD. No special software required. All you need is a blank CD, and a CD burner installed in your computer (which they’ve all came with for years now). Currently all computers come with CD / DVD multi recorders so they can burn both CD and DVDs as well as…

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How does Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” work?

What is this I’m feeling lucky button on Google’s website? How does it work? And what’s up with this Google is God crap? I’ll explain, it’s very simple. If you do a regular Google search for something, for example, “computer repair markham”, without the quotes, you’ll see a list of all kinds of computer repair websites in the Markham…

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FREE Online version of Microsoft OneNote

Here’s a free alternative to Microsoft OneNote and best of all it’s online so you don’t need to worry about losing any data. Also, you can easily share notes with other people. This is perfect for students sharing notes with each other. No need to try and get notes to each other in person the next day, or email…

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How to find owner information for a website domain

I had a friend (Anette) ask me: I want to find out who owns a website-is there anyway of getting a name / address / phone # for that person? There’s websites that help you find the contact information for any given website. Most websites you can find doing a Google search for domain lookup, but they don’t tell…

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Scam – Email from Canada Revenue Agency Tax Refund

If you get an email like below that appears to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, claiming you have a refund and to click the link to access the form, don’t do it. The link points to http://refund.canadarevenueagency.co.cc/esrvc-srvce/getStatus_en.htm and is not safe to click on. If you look closely (where I’ve bolded) the actual domain name (company) is co.cc…

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Adobe Premiere 30 second audio cut issue – resolved

I had a computer with a problem that aparently no one knows the answer to an eventually we found a solution. If importing .vob files into Adobe Premiere the video plays no problem but the audio cuts out after 30 seconds. Converting the file to an .avi file works, but there another solution without having to convert the file….

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Hard drives in copiers and scanners?

Identity theft alert! Photo copiers, printers, scanners have hard drives in them just like a computer. Every document you print, scan, or fax, could be stored on a hard drive inside your copier. When you decide to get rid of it, there could be a hard drive in there with all your information for someone to steal. Watch the…

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How to clean up your hard drive

A simple solution to some major problems I’ve fixed in the past is by simply clearing up your hard drive a bit. I was emailed a question how how to clean up the hard drive and here’s my tip for you. 1. Run Add/Remove programs and uninstall any program you no longer need or use. The less programs you…

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