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VMware Bridged Network

If you use Bridged Network in VMware Workstation Player and experience network problems after software upgrade (either VMware or Windows), resetting the network configuration to its default settings usually resolves the problems. Since there is no network configuration tool in

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Screen Resolution of an Android on Virtual Machines

It’s been quite some since one can install Android on Windows-based systems, whether through an emulator or through virtual machines (such as Virtual Box or VMware Workstation). When running Android on virtual machines, there is one common adjustment which is

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Converting PDFs Using ImageMagick

There may be situations that you would like to convert a coloured PDF document to black-and-while (monochrome or greyscale) for whatever reasons. One of the methods that can accomplish this is to use ImageMagick, free command-line software that can perform

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How to increase volume in a video without re-encoding the video

I needed for a reliable, fast and non-destructive way to increase gain on a video’s audio track. I found it in using the ffmpeg tool, which is a swiss army knife for dealing with video and audio files. It’s conveniently

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VMware Workstation Player – Shared Folders

After you upgraded to Windows 10 in VMware environments, the shared folders feature may not work any more. Follow this link to resolve the problem.

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Problems Connecting Portable Devices to a PC

When you encounter problems connecting your Android phones/tablets to a PC, the cause could be that Windows is not selecting the proper driver for the device. Normally you would connect your portable device to a PC using Media Transfer Protocol

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Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10 with This Utility

If you have a high-resolution display, you’ve probably noticed that some apps have blurry fonts when scaled up. Even stranger: some apps that used to scale well are blurry in Windows 10. Here’s a fix.

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Utility – Patch Cleaner

When applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory “c:\Windows\Installer” is used to store the installer (.msi) files and the patch (.msp) files. Generally these files are important as during updating, patching or uninstalling software

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Changes to Microsoft OneDrive

Changes to OneDrive Microsoft announces some upcoming changes to OneDrive. On 7/27/2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15 GB to 5 GB. Microsoft is also discontinuing the 15 GB camera roll bonus. You can

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WhatAapp adds end-to-end encryption

Instant messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will encrypt all its users’ communications from Tuesday. With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device. It renders messages unreadable

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