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ASUS ROG Chakram & ASUS ROG Strix Slice review

The ASUS ROG Chakram gaming mouse is one of the most innovative devices that ASUS has announced in 2019. It’s a mouse that not only promises top-notch performance and excellent quality, but also has a built-in joystick! Did you ever use anything like that? Well, ASUS made it a reality, …

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Book Review – Supercommunicator by Frank J. Pietrucha

Have you ever tried to explain something to someone and completely failed to get your point across? Have you tried to simplify a complicated concept for someone else and gotten nowhere? Supercommunicator‘s subtitle is “Explaining the complicated so anyone can understand.” Since I’m like many people and sometimes run into …

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How To Get Rid Of Black Bars In Movie Maker

Ever notice those annoying black bars on the sides or along the top and bottom of a video? Oftentimes, the culprit is an incorrectly set aspect ratio. In Movie Maker, it’s easy to mistakenly save a movie in the wrong aspect ratio, thus creating these black bars in your final …

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Reviewing the Huawei AM08 Swan Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Huawei is an electronics company best known for its Android smartphones. However, their portfolio is more diverse than that and it also includes portable Bluetooth speakers. One of their more recen t models is called the Huawei Swan Portable Bluetooth Speaker (AM08), a portable speaker with a very interesting design. …

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How to Customize Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

We will continue our series on customizing the appearance of Windows 7 with an article about logon screens. Even though now you can customize lots of visual elements directly from the Control Panel, you still cannot change the logon screen. As with previous versions of Windows, you need to use …

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Windows Media Player 12 Menus & Views Explained

Windows Media Player 12 elegantly pulls off the challenge of including numerous view modes and a complex library system without inundating you with options and arcane buttons. Navigating Windows Media Player 12 is surprisingly simple, given how many different ways to sort and organize your media files there are. In …

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How to Play Music in Windows Media Player 12

Playing music – whether it’s a digital audio file or a CD – is Windows Media Player 12’s core function and most likely what you’ll use it for the most. To continue our series, I will discuss how to play songs and other audio files that are in your Library …

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How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 allows computers with built-in CD and/or DVD burners to quickly and easily create audio CDs, data CDs and Data DVDs. This functionality makes creating mix CDs and copying audio CDs for playback in car stereos and other CD players incredibly simple. Alternately, Windows Media Player 12 …

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How to Create Playlists in Windows Media Player 12

Playlists allow you to create themed mixes or restrict playback to songs based on a certain criteria, such as your favorite songs, newly added songs and other parameters. Creating, saving and editing Windows Media Player 12 playlists and auto playlists (sometimes called “smart playlists”) is incredibly easy to learn but …

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How to Install and Use Windows Media Player 12 Plug-ins

Plug-ins allow you to expand upon the core functionality of Windows Media Player 12 in various ways. These plug-ins easily integrate into Windows Media Player 12 and can be enabled or disabled on the fly without irreversibly altering the way the application works. In this tutorial, we’ll explain the different …

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7 Must Have Windows Media Player 12 Plug-ins

In an earlier tutorial, we showed you just how easy it is to extend the functionality of Windows Media Player 12 by installing plug-ins. As a supplement to that guide, we figured we’d rundown the coolest Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins available for download. You can find some of these …

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Top 7 Windows Media Player 12 Skins in 2010

In our earlier post, we showed you how to download, install and apply Windows Media Player 12 skins. So, why not give your new found knowledge a whirl by checking out some of the top 7 Windows Media Player 12 skins that are worth a download? These aren’t being by …

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Play Any Video Format in Windows Media Player 12

In terms of file compatibility, Windows Media Player 12 is by far the most ecumenical to date. Where Microsoft once tacitly shunned third-party file types – such as Apple’s Quicktime (.MOV) and DivX – it now supports an impressive number of file types out of the box. Still, avid media …

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Download the Starcraft 2 Theme Pack By 7 Tutorials

For all Starcraft 2 fans, we have something special – Starcraft 2 theme packs for Windows 7. I have created 5 theme packs for the most popular resolutions used by our readers: 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200. Each of them contains different images that will be used as desktop …

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The Geeky Way of Personalizing Windows Themes

Did you know that, beyond the basic personalisation of Windows themes, there’s a slightly more hidden but more powerful way to customize visual settings? With the help of the Window Color and Appearance window, you can change the background color used by certain applications, you can increase the size of …

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Download the Witcher 2 Theme for Windows 7

Witcher 2 – Assassins of Kings is one of the best games of 2011. We played it ourselves and we enjoyed it a lot. While playing it, we started searching for Witcher 2 inspired themes for Windows 7. Unfortunately we did not find many options, so we decided to create …

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The Battle of the Books: For Dummies vs. Step by Step

There’s an old saying, “When all else fails, read the directions.” Unfortunately, software and hardware don’t come with much in the way of “directions” these days. Help files are often not helpful, and if you have to read the manual on your computer, what happens when the computer doesn’t work? …

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Top 7 Windows Media Player 12 Skins in 2012

In the past we covered Windows Media Player 12 extensively and we’ve shown almost anything you can do with it, including changing its looks by using skins. We would like to resume the discussion about this application and share with you some good looking skins you might want to try. …

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A Real Review of #tweetsmart – A Book about Twitter

Many people enjoy chit-chatting on Twitter these days—even people who swore they could never fit everything they wanted to say into 140 characters. Businesses are taking notice of this and getting their own Twitter accounts, both to keep current customers and to attract new ones. The concept of “social media …

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Book Review – Fitness for Geeks

Let’s face it, being a “geek” (as people understand the term today) often involves lots of sitting around staring at a computer or video game screen. Geeks have avatars who do incredibly active things in virtual worlds, while the person behind the avatar is basically just sitting on a chair …

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How to Rate and Flag Images in Windows Photo Gallery

Anyone who’s taken digital photos for any length of time has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pictures stored on their hard drive. And the more photos there are, the harder it is to find any particular one—unless you’ve identified them in some easy-to-search way. We’ve seen how to tag photos with …

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How to Edit Your Pictures with Windows Photo Gallery

While Windows Photo Gallery doesn’t have the sophisticated editing tools that some other programs do, it certainly has enough for most people’s needs. In this tutorial I will cover the basics of editing your photos, so that you get the results you want. NOTE:This tutorial assumes that you have photos …

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