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



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



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



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 help ensure that the recordings in your audio library play … Continue reading Sound Check vs Replay Gain, iTunes Vs. Winamp



How to Set Up Cortana App

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. This app should run on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker is.  You must install and set … Continue reading How to Set Up Cortana App



Removing McAfee Security Center, Windows 7

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 zero time left on our subscription. The $49.99 renewal price, plus, the many deals they offered to renew.  Well, in a few weeks, … Continue reading Removing McAfee Security Center, Windows 7



JBL Connect Plus Screenshots, iOS Version

The JBL Connect Plus (Connect+) app manages connections to compatible JBL Bluetooth speakers.  Now in this piece, we include the screenshots we took of the iOS version of this app, while conducting various tests of our JBL portable speakers. So this is our JBL Connect Plus screenshots picture gallery for the iOS version of this … Continue reading JBL Connect Plus Screenshots, iOS Version



CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in IE

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 IE



Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018

In this picture gallery, we include the Google Home App screenshots we took in 2017 and 2018.  Note that 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.  Further, we’ve put these photos together … Continue reading Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018



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