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How To Speed Up Video Playback

Have you noticed how much online video is on the web or available for download? At first, it was mainly online tutorials that I saw, but now we've got everything from full college courses to "how to" channels on YouTube. While there’s been an explosion of content, I’m still constrained by my time. I needed find a way to speed things up so I could watch more content in the same time. Below are several free and commercial tools that allow you to speed up your videos.
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How to Reduce Image File Size

Ever had one of those great photos that you wanted to share or upload only to find out there was a file size restriction? Your grand photo was too big. Professional photographers and designers know how to get around these barriers, but for others, this can be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are some easy and free online resources that reduce image file sizes.
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3 Easy Ways to Block Website

The internet can be the world's biggest distraction. Sometimes you need some simple steps to block access to various websites either on a permanent basis or maybe certain times of the day.
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Connect to FTP Sites with a Web Browser

The acronym FTP may sound new, but it is a well-established transfer protocol. Webmasters use FTP software to upload files from their computer to a web server. Some companies use FTP to distribute software updates, patches and forms. Although you can use dedicated FTP clients such as CuteFTP, WS_FTP and others, it's easy to connect to FTP servers using your browser if you know the FTP browser syntax.
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Taking Control with Hosts Files

One of the lesser known, but important files included with Windows is the hosts file. It's a simple text file without a file extension that was designed to map or override IP addresses before accessing a domain name server. Recently, it's taken a more protective role in ad blocking and stopping spyware.
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Finding Big Ideas with Philosophers Notes

Today, many of us are time-starved. We have too many things to do coupled with too many distractions. This can be a hindrance to learning. It’s at these times that we look for solutions that help us stay even or ahead. One problem area for me was reading. I didn’t want to give it up, but I felt like I didn’t always have time to complete a book, let alone process it.
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Keeping it Simple with Momentum

If you've ever been overwhelmed by task managers or to do applications, you should check out the Momentum extension that works with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox. It provides a simple dashboard with changing images and quotes. Includes a short video that highlights the key features.
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Printing Text in Reverse

Sometimes it’s the little things that trip you up like figuring out how to print text in reverse. I’m not trying to imitate Da Vinci and his mirror fonts. Instead, I was trying to do a t-shirt transfer with a quote. It seems there are many ways to solve this problem. You could also use this technique to baffle your boss with backwards emails.
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vCards -The Electronic Business Card

The easiest way to think of a vCard is as a “virtual” profile. According to the RFC spec, “the profile is defined for representing and exchanging a variety of information about an individual (e.g., formatted and structured name and delivery addresses, email address, multiple telephone numbers, photograph, logo, audio clips, etc.). “
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Find & Fix Error Messages

Ever feel like the error messages you see are in a different language than the one you speak? Even if
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