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Quick Tip

Willie from FL writes:

To remove a virus, I had to download a file and rename both the filename and the file extension. Windows 7 won’t let me change the extension. How can I do that?

There are a couple of ways to do this, so I’ll show you the easier Windows-based way of turning on file extension editing. I highly recommend once you’ve edited the file extensions to turn this feature back off, as turning “mydocument.doc” into just “mydocument” can have some bad results – such as the file not being able to be opened by regular double-clicking.

So, open My Computer or Computer by clicking Start then Computer. Now hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and press the T key. This should bring up the tools menu. Click on Folder options.

Click on the View tab, then scroll down to “Hide extensions for known file types” and uncheck the box. Click Applythen OK.

Now you can navigate to the file you need to change and you will see both the file name and the extension. You can right click on a file and left click Rename to change the name and extension.

Once again, when you’ve completed the changes I highly recommend going back into folder options and rechecking the “Hide extensions for known file types.”


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Just LOADED With AMAZING Features YOU Are Gonna LOVE!

Did we mention that it zooms?

IT DOES!!! Look...



TOTALLY Waterproof!

Super Shock Resistant!

Tip Glows In The DARK!

Super Bright 3 Watt LED!


Shine It Over The Length Of TWO Football Fields...
In The Rain! And Drop It Too!


Just pull out the front end of this flashlight and your SPOT light graduates into a FLOOD light! HOW COOL IS THAT!

And remember it's a STROBE light too?  AMAZING!!!

It ALSO acts like your car headlights! How's that? Well, there's a choice of a High Beam or Low Beam setting!


There are Three Settings on this light. High Beam, Low Beam, and even a Strobe Effect! (And that strobe could come in mighty handy in an emergency situation!)

AND... You can zoom the light beam from a tight spotlight to a wide floodlight - on either the high or low beam setting!

That should be enough features to convince you that this is one of the handiest pocket flashligthts you're ever gonna find, but as they say "Wait! That's Not All!!!"

This is a CREE LED Light! It's a powerful, 3 Watt, 120 Lumens light which means it will shine up to 200 meters away! WOW!

There's more? You betcha!

Wait 'til you feel the heft of this flashlight! You'll instantly realize that it's going to withstand a lot of abuse. It's metal body is waterproof - yes, I said waterproof not water resistant - and it's impact resistant! It'll survive those gruelling campouts, hikes, and repaiir projects probably a lot better than you will!

Now look at the other end of this guy! That green button is what you press to change the type of light you want, but it also glows in the dark! You'll never lose this handy illuminator!

There's a durable clip so you can hang it on your belt or straps! Even the battery is included!

At only about 4 inches in length it will fit in your pocket, the toolbox, the glove compartment... you name it!



TODAY ONLY  $18.97!

That should brighen your day!

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Computers 101

8 Features That Changed In Windows Explorer in Windows 8

Microsoft has recently rolled out Windows 8 Developer Preview that can be downloaded from the developers’ official website here. We will shed more light on the much awaited operating system in the coming days. However, here is a quick tour about the major changes the new operating system has made in the Windows Explorer.

1. Enriched Explorer Pane:


The new OS has a full featured Windows explorer pane with buttons for almost every action that a user may need to perform for a folder or a file. The tasks range from the most basic copy/paste operation to the more pro uses like editing Advanced Security permissions. If you want to hide/unhide the options in the explorer pane, double-click on any of the tabs to hide/unhide it.

2. One Click Action:

As I had pointed out previously, there are buttons for almost everything. Some of them (that you may find useful) are cut,copy,paste,copy path,file history, add as email attachment, file properties, hide/unhide items, create zip archive etc.

3. The Up Button Restored:

This discontinued feature (present in XP) is restored back and this serves the job. However, with the address bar showing present folder directory quite prominently the Up button seems redundant.

4. Pause Option For Copy/Paste/Delete Operations:


Yet another addition that might be a great lifesaver for all Windows users. You can now pause any ongoing file transfer or deletion process.

5. Tabbed Grouping:


The all-at-hand explorer pane would have been more cluttered if there were no grouping. The developers have taken care of that in a nice way. You have tabs which groups containing buttons for related tasks. Also when you select a file you will get a file specific tab which lets you open the file with the default app.

6. Trendy “Open With” Menu:


Until now, the files with extension not linked to any application used to come up with a boring Open With dialog. The newer one, look wise, is what I would term a trendy one.

7. Edit File Details:


Select any file, go to the View tab and select the Details Pane. You will now be able to see the details of the file to the right of the Windows explorer window (previously this was at the bottom). But that’s just a styling change. What impressed me is that you can edit the details of the file right from there without firing up the file Properties dialog.

8. Title Bar Shortcuts:


Last but not the least, Windows Explorer has made the title bar even more useful with an option to add your favorite buttons (from the Explorer Pane) to the title bar of the Windows explorer window.

True that more is always complicated. But to me the blend seems fine. Also, I find the interface more productive if considered the fact that you no more need to do a right click (or use keyboard) and then choose some option to do all these tasks. That’s atleast two clicks. A click saved each time makes the count a million a year for even the most lazy Windows user. That’s my view. We would love to hear about yours.

~Soumen Halder

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On The Move

Increase Battery Performance of Android Phones

Does your Android phone battery run out of gas in a short duration, like under 4 hours? If yes, this tip is meant for you. Here you will learn to increase your battery performance by analyzing your phone use and identifying applications that are sucking your battery dry.

Before we get into making changes, did you know that Android provides a screen that shows exactly what’s draining your battery? If you did, good for you. If you didn’t, let it be known that Android phones actually provide this functionality! To see what’s using the battery, go to Settings About phone > Battery use. The screen shot below shows an example of the Battery use screen.

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From The Archives

Converting PowerPoint Presentations to Video

Here’s a tip that I recently found and put to immediate use… so I thought I’d share.

My sister had a birthday not too long ago, and a couple of friends and I decided to take her away for a few days on a getaway – no kids – no husband… only “the girls” were going on this one!

With all the arrangements made, we then needed a way to surprise her and let her know about her gift.

I realize that I could have simply written something, or just given her a card with a note in it, but I wanted something a bit more fun.

It was to PowerPoint that I turned. I had visions of a presentations with animations to help with the fun of the surprise.

Check it out at Worldstart!

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Today's Feature

Harry from NYC writes:

Can you help me with the password of my WI-FI router? The cable went out, and when all was said and done my router asked for a password that we never had!

Because your router controls all the settings in your wireless network, (from parental controls to security options), a password is installed by the manufacturer to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the device. If you ever need to change any of these settings, you first need to know the proper password or access to the router will be blocked. Changing the router’s password is handled by opening its settings menu through any computer connected to your network. Keep in mind that your router’s menu screen may appear slightly different from the images below, as the menu layout for routers varies between manufacturers and even models.

While this article covers how to change the administration password for accessing your router’s settings, it doesn’t explain how to change the password for connecting a computer to your wireless network. If you need to change the security password used by your network, check out my previous article here.

The router’s settings menu is accessible by typing the device’s IP address into the address bar at the top of your web browser. Most routers automatically default to the IP address “,” but a few instead use the address “” Your router’s installation software may have also placed an icon on your desktop that lets you automatically navigate to the setting’s menu login screen if you don’t know the device’s IP address.

Router IP Address

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Amanda's Coolsite

Bureau of Taste 

Bureau of Taste is the article and recipe section for the company Sous Chef. I adore cooking, and I’m an adventurous home cook. I found Sous Chef looking for harder to find equipment and ingredients that I was interested in, but I’m bring you the Bureau of Taste because of all the yummy free recipes and informative articles!

Navigation is really easy! Just scroll down the page and you’ll find the featured article and then the most recently added recipes and articles. Then at the bottom of the page you can use the next arrow or page numbers to navigate back through the older entries. 

Right now the featured article is all about Ben Spalding’s new venture at John Salt, and the different tastings that will be offered, as well as what it’s like to open a restaurant. It is an interesting peak into the culinary world Spalding is a part of.  The featured recipes (those on the main page right now) are a Bacon Sandwich Korean Style, Chilli Kale Crisps, Apple and Jasmine Jam just to name a few.  I’m dying to make Kale chips (or crisps)! I’ve fallen in love with Kale this summer, and that’s the one preparation I haven’t tried yet, but keep meaning to make. 

This site offers a great way to expand your culinary repertoire with new recipes and articles that expand your knowledge of food and different ways to prepare it. I’ve learned how to make beef jerky and kimchi, as well as how to create my own tasting menu.


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One More Big Deal

Your TIRED Eyes Need Some Assistance...

You've Tried Magnifiers, But They Hardly Ever Work...


You Thought You'd Seen it All. You Were WRONG!

It's 4.5X Magnification That Combines UV AND LED Lighting!

8 Bright White LED Bulbs - 1 Stunning UV Bulb - 45% Magnification...


Get PERFECT Vision with a PERFECT Magnifier!


A Bright Sight for Blurry Eyes...

It happens to everybody: one day, you wake up and realize that your vision is NOT what it used to be.  Not even close.  In fact, you can hardly read a receipt any more.  And when you try reading the fine print, you're left with a squint-induced headache!

From your bills to menus in your favorite restaurants, one this is for certain: YOU CAN'T READ THE FINE PRINT ANYMORE!

If you're ready to eliminate that problem, you MUST check this brand new magnifier out!  It's PACKED full of awesome technology, including 8 LED bulbs and a UV light!  Read on!

You Ain't Seen NOTHIN' Til You've Seen it Through THIS...

A 4.5X Magnifier With the Power of 8 LED's!

Ready for perfect vision?  Then this is just what you need! The very first thing you'll notice about this portable magnifier is the 8 LED bulbs that surround the magnifying glass.  These little bulbs are PACKED full of bright white lighting power - and they're activated with the push of a button!

It's like an "All Seeing Eye..." No matter what you're trying to read, if the small print is giving you fits you've gotta have this! 

Whether it's a receipt, a sensitive document with fine print, even the daily newspaper - just put this 2.5'' lens over it, push the button and SEE EVERYTHING CLEARLY!

Push a Button - Light It Up! It's seriously that easy.  Push it once, and a UV light comes on, push it again, and 8 LED bulbs flood the area with BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT!

As you can see, the bulbs are on the rear of the magnifying glass, which  work to illuminate what you're pointing at without inhibiting your vision!

This piece of visual heaven has the perfect balance between light and magnification - but there's a LOT more to it than that - read on!

Not Just 8 LED's - This Has a UV Bulb Too!

This is a NEVER BEFORE SEEN FEATURE! Coupled with the 8 LED bulbs, it creates an unbelievably bright effect!  Of course, if you just push the button once, only the UV bulb will turn on - and it allows you to do things you never though possible with a magnifier!

Look what it's doing to a 50 dollar bill!

Verify the authenticity of money, check areas around your home for harmful residues left behind by UV visible chemicals, detect fluid stains invisible to the naked eye and more!

UV lights, also known as "Black Lights" are used all over the world for many, many reasons - and now you can have one too!  Other, less common uses for a UV light include uses for rock collectors, insect detection and attraction, and security verifications.  What will you use yours for?  It's up to you!

Tough & Durable - Simple to Use!

Right when you get this in your hands, one word will be flashing before your tired eyes: QUALITY.  This thing is built like a tank without being bulky - it's the perfect size for easy portability without compromising on toughness.  The lens is surrounded by a tough plastic ring, and the body is comprised of hardened plastic with handle grooves.  A NICE touch!

The lens diameter is a perfect 2.5'' which makes it ideal for everything.  It's not so small that it limits what you can use it on, but it's not so big that it inhibits it's portability. 

Go ahead and keep it in your purse, bookbag...even in your pocket! 

This is also ideal for leaving in your glove box while you travel.  Those maps are difficult for anybody to read, but not with this!  If it's kept in the car, you'll always know where to find it to look at credit card slips, receipts, contractual documents - ANYTHING!


Collectors Will LOVE it!

Do you collect sports cards?  Coins?  Antiques or jewelry?  If so, you're about to be amazed!  Not only does this thing work better than a loupe, it's UV bulb will show any stains, fluids or chemicals that could affect the value of your items! 

That's just one more of the LONG list of things this amazing magnifying light is ideal for!  Think of how many other uses you'll get out of it!

Excellent Quality - Excellent Price!

Today, we're gonna let you have this super-useful, ultra-convenient set of extra eyes for the unbelievable price of just $10.97 with FREE US SHIPPING!

Get it Here and STOP SQUINTING!

PS: Grab one while you can! Not only is there a limited supply, Thursday the price jumps back up to $18.97!


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4. Wallpaper

It's time for some desktop fall color! Unfortunately, I didn't much in the way of fall color last season, so I'm featuring some images from previous years that were really popular. Enjoy!

Fall Cascades In The Smokies

Sometimes the good shots aren’t where you think they are. It was autumn in the Smoky Mountains. If you’ve never been there in the fall, you can be forgiven for thinking it’s a quiet, peaceful time of year when the tourists have flown home and you have the place to yourself. Nope, it’s a zoo. I think fall is actually ...(More)

Black Bear Stare Down

It was “Bear Week” in Yellowstone fall of 2007! Seems like everywhere I went, I ended up takin’ snaps of bears. This guy was by far my favorite though. He was walking below the ridge line and...


Lamar Valley Trees In Fall

This was taken on one of my week-long trips to Yellowstone National Park. When I first arrived and drove by this stand of trees next to the river, I knew there was a shot there – but the trees weren’t “ripe” enough yet, if you know what I mean. So, each day, I’d drive by an (More)

It can all be found here, 100% free:

~ Steve

PS - Remember to try a copy of the Backcountry Gallery Screen Saver too! It's a free trial and if you like it, your purchase helps support the site :)

And hey, it'll make you PC look oh-so-cool when you're away from your desk! See the link below:


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