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



How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists

Here, we cover hot to get Alexa to play Spotify playlists.  First, you can ask an Amazon smart speaker to play any public playlist on Spotify, as well as playlists that you’ve created in your own Spotify account.  Further, you must link that account to your Amazon account via the Alexa app.  Moreover, once that’s … Continue reading How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists



How to Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Speaker

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app running on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker will be hosted.  You must install and set up … Continue reading How to Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Speaker



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



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



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