I have been doing most of my research digitally for a number of years, with varying degrees of success. As I finish up my phd (!) I want to refresh my research habits and streamline for efficiency. For pdfs, epubs, and online articles I currently use several services and software platforms, only some of which are compatible. Help me best this [more inside]
After years of avoiding iTunes 11, a new laptop (Windows 8) has recently forced my hand. Needless, to say I'm unimpressed. More to the point, as a semi-pro-DJ who works from rather large playlists and loves working with shuffled playlists, I have some rather particular needs ... [more inside]
I'm teaching people how to perform computer maintenance which includes cleaning up malicious software. I need to figure out how to do this without damaging equipment. [more inside]
I'm looking to gather a current list (2012-2015) of consumer and Industry PC Diagnostic software. Example: PC Doctor This would be mainly for Windows systems but I wouldn't mind having resources available for MAC and Linux. Thanks!
I have a lot of PDFs and some of them contain my notes and annotations. How can I single out the annotated files without opening them all, one by one? [more inside]
Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes. [more inside]
Firewall and Anti-Virus Software [more inside]
How to reinstall Windows 7 and retain only the wanted software? More inside. [more inside]
I have a dual screen pc display problem that I'm having trouble diagnosing. [more inside]
How do I keep my father from wrecking his computer - again? [more inside]
I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. ) All the software (I can find) to play .CDG (karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file. [more inside]
No really, what is the difference between a Mac and a PC? [more inside]
I have tried a big number of PM software packages: OpenGoo, OpenAtrium, ProjectPier, Merlin, OpenProj, Project.net, Basecamp and have never found anything that had all the features I really need and that was easy to work with. Can you help? [more inside]
What is the best way to move years of financial data from AceMoney on Windows to anything on OSX and not screw it all up? [more inside]
What software and games should I put on my Grandfather's new PC? [more inside]
I want to buy a new PC. Do you recommend any manufacturers that: 1. Do not preload ANY software except the OS (except maybe MSOFFICE). 2. Allow you to add second and third drives in the machine itself. I've bought a lot of machines from mom and pop shops in the past - but want something with a guarantee now. [more inside]
I found a free application called Freedom whereby one can disable one's internet access for up to eight hours, unless one re-boots. But it is exclusively for the Mac, and I run PC's. I can't find a version or a similar app for my Windows Vista-equipped PC. Does anyone know of such program? [more inside]
best/cheapest way to get .mov's edited? it would mostly involve cutting out clutter/swerviness and combining footage from different videos. I'm savvy with audio but I'm a novice in digital video editing. [more inside]
How do I keep my new laptop new for as long as possible? [more inside]
Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
Does PC software exist that can compare the contents of 2 computer folders that each consist of tens of thousands of individual mp3 files, in order to find discrepancies between the two folders?
I have two drives, and each folder has some overlapping music, some music that isn't in the other folder, and some corrupted files (due to fire damage), which is why I cannot just merge the two together and let the duplicates of one overwrite the other - I don't want to overwrite a 'good' song with a corrupted, unplayable version. [more inside]
I'm in the market for a new laptop. Should I get a PC or Mac? What specs are important for me to look at when making a decision? [more inside]
Can you recommend software for managing Flip videos on a PC? [more inside]
Can someone suggest a robust, antiviral program for a pc's? Preferably free. [more inside]
Microsoft Word crashing shortly after start-up. Tried common solutions with no success - other ideas?
Microsoft Word crashing shortly after start-up. Tried common solutions with no success - other ideas? [more inside]
What Is The Best PC Anti-Virus Software? [more inside]
What is the easiest, most foolproof way to move files and programs from an old PC computer (XP) to a new one (presumably Vista, sigh). [more inside]
Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording ?
Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording, which is supposed to be required for Dragon Naturally Speaking? [more inside]
What options do I have for a good web- (preferred) or desktop(Windows)-based RSS reader that has good options for managing older posts within feeds? [more inside]
recommendations for good system back-up software programs? [more inside]
Is there software to automatically manage podcasts on my Rio Carbon Pearl? I'm looking for something that will function like iTunes for an iPod or Zune for a Zune -- keep only unplayed shows on my player, download new shows when I run the software, etc. Are there any iTunes alternatives which will handle this on my Rio Carbon? I'm running XP.
I need help finding a mac-friendly budgeting software to assist in getting my act together! (I've tried mvelopes and iBank!) More details inside... [more inside]
I can use document properties to make a pdf file open at 100% on my mac, but its all blown up and wonky in reader on PCs. Anyone know how to make 72dpi pdf files open with a 1-1 px ratio on a PC?
I need to install new software on an older Macbook with a broken CD/DVD drive; can I do this by putting the CD or DVD into a windows pc and sharing it; or can I put a disc image on a USB drive? [more inside]
How can I a) crop off the whole bottom half of a video, b) zoom in on my subject after I've already made the video, or c) hide the face of someone in the video? While I'm asking, how about taking a video made on a Canon (designed for stills, so their video actual size is small, which means it pixilates horribly when you put it on youtube) and making it stay actual size when placed on the web? I'm on a windows notebook and hoping any of this is even possible. Thanks! [more inside]
Using a no-frills but decent PC, what (cheapish) sound card and what software should I buy for my father so he can record his guitar playing and singing as well as do basic mixing and editing? [more inside]
What is the PC equivalent to Mac's Little Snitch, preferably freeware, and not an all-out firewall? [more inside]
MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP? I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
Anyone recommend PC tuneup software, installable to a portable drive or USB stick? Something for tuneups/cleanups, kind of like System Mechanic Portable Toolkit used to do. [more inside]
I want to keep an eye on out of hours printer usage. [more inside]
I'm going to visit my grandparents, who want me to look at their slow-running PC. What software should I bring with me? [more inside]
What would be a good software audio PVR to record an internet stream or line-in on a PC? [more inside]
I want to monitor activity on my computer, but I'm totally at a loss. Can you recommend any software? [more inside]
Does anyone know a decent real-time MPEG-2 capture program for the PC? One that produces high-quality output (as good as a standard DVD recorder), produces DVD compliant MPEG2 files, and is preferably free (or cheap). [more inside]
Number-crunchingFilter: What's the best small-business accounting software for a non-accountant? [more inside]
What programs have you found that helped you improve productivity working with a Tablet PC? Primarily, what programs are best for entering text when in tablet mode? [more inside]
Back in the '90's, I had a game for the Mac called "Mission: Thunderbolt". I heard it was moved to PC format. 1) Was it? 2) If so, where could I get it? 3) Are there any more like it?
I like watching DVDs on my PC. What program should I use for greatest enjoyment? [more inside]
Years ago, I had occasion to use a very cool, interactive, drag-and-drop, graphical modeling application for Macs called 'Stella.' It was good for non-coders, like myself, to model systems and learn about their interactions and regulatory mechanisms. Does Stella still exist? Is there a similar application for Windows PCs?
I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to replace the old AGP card in a Dell Dimension 4100. The new card doesn't work. I know I need drivers for both the card and the Intel motherboard, and I'm having trouble finding the motherboard drivers. [MI] [more inside]
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