Finding Radio Stream URL Using URL Snooper 2

Perhaps you like listening to an internet radio station on your computer on the station’s web site. But you would also like to play it on an internet radio that does not contain a web browser for playing.  To do this, you may need to know the actual radio stream URL.  Indeed, if your radio’s … Continue reading Finding Radio Stream URL Using URL Snooper 2





CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer, How to Fix

The Problem: CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play CBS streaming video on the CBS web site fails to play in Internet Explorer 11.  E.g. Clicking on an episode, instead of playing it, invites you to install Flash player.  You get this, even though you already have the latest version of Flash on your computer.  We … Continue reading CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer, How to Fix





Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions

The Winamp Player is an easy-to-work software based media file player that we used on DJ gigs to play music files to the crowds. But new stable  Winamp versions stopped coming out some years back.  Yet fortunately, the older ones still run, for the most part, on the latest Windows versions. Also, fortunately, we saved … Continue reading Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions





How to Change COM Port on USB Modem, Windows 10

One pesky problem with Windows 10, as well as the earlier versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, is that the COM port assignments for devices that use them, often change.  In this post, we show how to change COM port number on USB modem back to what it was before. Or, you can do … Continue reading How to Change COM Port on USB Modem, Windows 10





Setting Windows 10 Voice, Text to Speech

Some Windows 10 programs, such as Apple’s iTunes app, rely on the Windows 10 default system voice when applying voice clips to older iPod Nanos.  You can change the text to speech voice that iTunes and apps like it use in Windows 10 by following the procedure below. As with prior Windows versions, text to … Continue reading Setting Windows 10 Voice, Text to Speech





Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 Notification, How To

Be aware, should your Windows 7 computer offer you to upgrade to Windows 10, that its assurance that your PC is compatible may not always be true.  We found this out on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop machine. In these cases, you may choose not to upgrade your computer to Windows 10.  So, you’d rather … Continue reading Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 Notification, How To





Alexa App Screenshots 2016, Amazon Alexa App on iOS

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Amazon Alexa app, run on the iOS platform, for the posts we write about the Echo speaker devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in this Alexa App Screenshots 2016 picture gallery  for quick viewing. Often, viewing screenshots is all it takes to learn how … Continue reading Alexa App Screenshots 2016, Amazon Alexa App on iOS





How to Shut Down Windows Without Updating

When Windows updates are pending, as when some new ones have come down since the last time your computer started up, they often wait to install until the next time the computer shuts down.  During shutdown, the first stage of installation happens. This can take many minutes to complete before the computer reboots. Sometimes, you might … Continue reading How to Shut Down Windows Without Updating





Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018

In this picture gallery, we include the Google Home App screenshots we took in 2017 and 2018.  Now in this time, we snapped many pictures of the Google Home app, running on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in … Continue reading Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018





Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions