How-To

Sort Gmail by Sender

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A lot of people have asked me if they can sort their Google Mail by sender and I never really understood what they meant. Gmail is basically built on search, not sorting. It doesn’t have very many sorting features because it figures you can use their advanced search features to find any email you like. […]

Remove Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

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I love my iPhone and I also like iCloud, but what I hate is that I have a ton of duplicate contacts! Why is that? Well, it’s because I use the same iCloud account on multiple iPhones and iPads. All the contacts from my wife’s iPhone and my sister’s have been merged into on giant […]

Download High Resolution Book Cover Art

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For a lot of us, the rise in popularity (and availability) of eBooks has been a very good thing. Now it’s possible to hold an entire library of books in a package the size of a paperback, which is especially great for vacations and other trips. No longer do you need to decide which books […]

Cleanup the WinSxS Folder in Windows 7/8/10

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In Windows 7 and Windows 8/10, there is a new folder under C:\Windows called WinSxS, which basically stores dll and component files. It also stores older versions of all dll and component files and can grow to be quite large. In addition to that, a lot of space is taken up by the backup folder, […]

Use Netstat to See Listening Ports and PID in Windows

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Being in IT for almost 8 years, I quickly learned that the netstat command in Windows can be of great benefit if you know how to use it! Even though I don’t work in IT anymore, that command still comes in handy a lot of times. For instance, my Internet connection was running really slow […]

View Photo EXIF Metadata on iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows

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So you probably know by now that when you take a picture with your smartphone or with your digital camera, it stores a lot of extra information about the picture called metadata. This is called EXIF data and it can tell you what camera model took the picture, the date and time, the lens, the […]

Change Downloads Folder Location in Google Chrome

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Here’s a quick post for those looking to change the location of the downloads folder in Google Chrome. You may want to do this for many different reasons, but for most people, it’s probably because you are running out of space on your local hard drive. I moved my downloads folder to my NAS (Network […]

Uninstall and Reinstall IE in Windows 7

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Internet Explorer was recently having some strange issues on my Windows 7 machine and instead of spending hours trying to figure out what was causing the problem, I decided I would just reinstall the whole thing! Well, it fixed my problem and that’s why I’m writing about it. Method 1 – Windows Features Depending on […]

Remove or Uninstall a Printer Driver from Windows 7/8/10

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If you’re like me, you probably install printers on your Windows PC whenever you need to print something when you’re not at home. This is fine, but I recently noticed I had 10 printers installed that I never use because they were one-time printers installed while traveling. I also realized that just because you delete […]

Erase Scratches in Photos with the GIMP’s Heal Selection Tool

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Using a scanner to archive old photographs can be a rewarding experience. You bring your old snapshots into the digital age and have the chance to fix them up as well. Image editing software such as Photoshop and The Gimp have a lot to offer, including cropping, straightening, enhancing an images’ color saturation and brightness, […]