Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC

Our subscription expired for the  McAfee Security Center  internet security antivirus software.  So we wanted to delete it off of our Windows 7 computer.  Why?  Because of the many pop ups about time left on our subscription. The $49.99 renewal price, Plus, the many deals they offered to renew.  Well, in a few weeks, we … Continue reading Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes

There are free ways to copy music from iPod to iTunes library from one or more iPods.  Even if you have no original copies of the music, you can indeed get it off your iPod. Here, we offer instructions on how to transfer your music from an iPod to iTunes on a computer. Copyright Warning … Continue reading How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes

Sound Check vs Replay Gain, iTunes Vs. Winamp

Sound Check in iTunes and iPods is about the same as Winamp’s Replay Gain feature.  In this piece, we discuss Sound Check vs Replay Gain. Sound Check vs Replay Gain Introduction What is Sound Check?  What is Replay Gain? The two automatic volume control mechanisms trh to ensure that the recordings in your audio library … Continue reading Sound Check vs Replay Gain, iTunes Vs. Winamp

CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer

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

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

How to Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 Notification

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 How to Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 Notification

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.  But sometimes, you … Continue reading How to Shut Down Windows Without Updating