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[Tutorial] How To Convert Text To Audio MP3

[Tutorial] How To Convert Text To Audio MP3

In this tutorial I will show you how to use free Windows app called Balabolka to convert many types of documents: doc, docx, txt, epub, pdf, odt… directly to MP3 audio. This can be quite useful for people who need to read long reports. By converting those reports into MP3 you can then sit back and listen them on your computer, a music player, phone, etc..

By On October 17, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Find Faster DNS Server – Windows

[Tutorial] How To Find Faster DNS Server – Windows

For those users that don’t know DNS servers are used by your internet connection to make the correspondence between a domain name and the corresponding IP address. DNS servers used by Internet service providers are not the fastest. Some services like Google Public DNS or OpenDNS put at your disposal free DNS very swift. You can speed up your Internet browsing using these DNS servers rather than your Internet service provider and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

By On October 17, 2012 Respond
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[Tips] How To Change The Look Of The New Tab in Google Chrome

[Tips] How To Change The Look Of The New Tab in Google Chrome

If you got bored with simple design of Google Chrome new tab, there is an easy way to make it more interesting with app called Awesome New Tab Page. With this app you can add much more functionality (or shortcut links to applications) to the new Google browser tab and in this tutorial I will show you how.

By On October 16, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Forward Port (Using UPnP) On Your Router

[Tutorial] How To Forward Port (Using UPnP) On Your Router

UPnP allows compatible applications to automatically change the settings on your router to add a port redirect. Unfortunately, some applications do not support UPnP and can not automatically redirect a port in your router. It is then up to you to connect to your router and manually add the port to redirect. For some users this may look like a bit complicated and risky procedure but to make everything simple and easy we will be using a free app for Windows called UPnP Port Mapper which allows you to automatically manage your port forwarding from your desktop without having to connect to your router.

By On October 14, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Manually Update Windows 8

[Tutorial] How To Manually Update Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with a new built-in updater which is scheduled to check for updates once per day. But if this updater is turned off or you don’t use your computer much often it may happen that you miss some important updates and leave your system unprotected. That’s why I will, in this tutorial I will show you how to check for Windows 8 updates manually.

By On October 14, 2012 1 Response
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[Tutorial] How To Quickly Remove Entire Contents Of A Folder – Windows

[Tutorial] How To Quickly Remove Entire Contents Of A Folder – Windows

To delete the contents of a folder, you can select the files it contains and put them in the trash. However with few small changes inside Windows registry you can make this procedure much easier and faster by adding a delete command inside context menu that appears after right-clicking on a folder. In this tutorial I will show you how to enable this command.

By On October 14, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] Two Possible Ways to Delete All Facebook Chat Messages

[Tutorial] Two Possible Ways to Delete All Facebook Chat Messages

If you want to keep your Facebook messages inbox clean but its filled up with hundreds of Facebook chat messages, it can be a nightmare – deleting each of them one by one. Unfortunately there is no option to delete your chat messages all at once but there are some add-ons for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and once those are installed you will get the “Delete All” button right inside your Facebook messages page allowing you to Delete all your chat messages with one push of the button.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Use Google Talk To Get Instant Information

[Tutorial] How To Use Google Talk To Get Instant Information

Lots of people are using Google Talk instant messaging application to communicate with our contacts in GMail. But this little app can also be a powerful tool to get instant information tanks to a bot called Guru. Within Google Talk you can perform simple queries and searches through keywords, request weather information, translate a word, see the final sports result, check for currency conversion and much more. In this tutorial I will show you how to perform some of those queries and how to access Google talk Guru bot.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Access Windows 8 Help and Support

[Tutorial] How To Access Windows 8 Help and Support

With Windows 8 Microsoft is bringing us a completely new experience, something we never seen in Windows but also something that can be challenging to use, even for hard-core Windows users. In dozens of different tutorials here on TheTechJournal we was guiding your trough many new features this version of Windows is brings us, but there is a plenty of them we didn’t cover yet, and although you can always turn to us for help, you can also use Windows 8 built in Help and Support app. Since this is one of the most under utilized features we have in Windows, today I will show you how to access it and use it in Windows 8.

By On October 11, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Detect If Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi And How To Protect It

[Tutorial] How To Detect If Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi And How To Protect It

If you go on Google and search for information’s on how to detect if someone is connected to your router without your permission you will get results with several programs for mac, console commands for Linux and some other little program for windows. But to be honest not many of them actually work or they are too much expensive to buy. For me the easiest and with no need to do any additional installation is to enter the configuration page of your router and see who is connected and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

By On October 10, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Create Animated GIFs From Your Videos

[Tutorial] How To Create Animated GIFs From Your Videos

The GIF format is one of those old glories that refuse to retire. It has, among other features, the ability to store moving images useful for some applications, such as signatures on forums or to show small details of longer videos. In this tutorial I will show you how to create your own animated avatars in GIF format for forums using a Windows app.

By On October 10, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Increase The Speed Of Wi-Fi

[Tutorial] How To Increase The Speed Of Wi-Fi

The WiFi connection is easy to use and allows us to connect our PC from anywhere, without wires or complicated configurations. But is WiFi the fastest option we can use? Not always, WiFi connection is typically 30% slower than cable. There are many things that cause a WiFi connection to be slower or less reliable than a wired traditional network. Fortunately, there are solutions and tricks to squeeze all the speed of a wireless connection and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

By On October 9, 2012 1 Response
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[Tutorial] How to Access The New YouTube Layout From Any Browser

[Tutorial] How to Access The New YouTube Layout From Any Browser

A few days ago Google began to show what will be the new YouTube design. Within few hours of the first “test”, many users have published images of how future YouTube will lookalike If you can’t wait to see and test new design, in this tutorial I will show you how to get him right now from your web browser command console.

By On October 9, 2012 3 Responses
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[Tutorial] How To Install New Fonts in Windows 8

[Tutorial] How To Install New Fonts in Windows 8

Installing new fonts in Windows is not that hard, however it is a bit different compared with earlier versions of Windows. In this tutorial I will show you how to install it and before proceeding on tutorial make sure you have ready .ttf files which you want to install.

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Restore Deleted Files On SkyDrive

[Tutorial] How To Restore Deleted Files On SkyDrive

SkyDrive is a product that has been in business for a long time and today is one of the Microsoft products. One of the latest features integrated within SkyDrive is the Recycle Bin functionality thanks to which we can recover deleted files. Many SkyDrive users are not familiar with this option and in this short tutorial I will show you how to return your files which you have deleted by mistake.

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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