How to Make Your PC/Laptop Speak What You Type

There is cool feature in Windows that allows you to make your computer talk or speak whatever you tell it! This method takes advantage of a built-in API installed on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 called SAPI (Speech Application Programming Interface).

How to Prevent Someone from using Your WiFi Connection

Do you suspect that a neighbor is using your wireless Internet connection? It could be that your Internet connection is slower than it should be or that your devices keep disconnecting from the router. Someone connected to your wireless router can also access shared folders on your network, so data theft is a real threat. Luckily, there are ways to detect unknown connections to your network and ways to stop them from connecting.

How to Hide the OS X El Capitan Update Banner in the Mac App Store

Apple has been showing the OS X El Capitan banner in the Mac App Store for the past few days to encourage users to update to the latest version of OS X on their machines. While some users are all set to enjoy this latest update on their Macs, others might not want to update right away, and therefore they would not like to see that big banner splash showing up every time they launch the Mac App Store on their machines.

Whatsapp Group Tricks, Chat Secrets

Whatsapp is one of leading chat application most of us are using on our iOS, Android or other mobile phones. Whatsapp groups are also equally popular to get connected with many friends in one group. There are many secrets in each whatsapp group and if you are not still aware, let me go through best whatsapp group tricks and few chat secrets.

How to Download Almost 500 Free Microsoft Books and Publications

Periodically, Microsoft makes an assortment of its publications available for free. Another selection has just been made available for download and includes free Microsoft eBooks, User Guides, Deployment Guides, Step-By-Steps, and other publications. The offerings can be seen and downloaded at this MSDN link. There are eBooks in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF format and many shorter documents in PDF format.

How to Rip DVDs to Your Hard Drive in Windows and OS X

If you have a lot of older DVDs sitting around in your house, you might be wondering if there was a way to rip them to your computer for free? Even though I stream most of my movies online today via iTunes, Netflix, HBO Go, etc, I still have about 200 DVDs that I had bought over the last two decades, which I still like to watch sometimes.

Instead of just getting rid of them or having to use a DVD player to watch them, which I don’t even own anymore, I decided I would rip them all to my NAS (network attached storage device) so that I can watch them anywhere or any device.

How to Customize Windows 10 Start Menu

Expanded Windows 10 Start Menu
When Microsoft dropped the Start Menu from Windows 8, the chorus of protests was so loud that the company had to backtrack. In Windows 8.1 a very small beginning was made on reinstating the old favorite and now in Window 10 the Start Menu is back. However, it is still not the Start Menu we all were accustomed to. Since this feature is one that will be important to many people in deciding whether to upgrade, here are some details about what the new version of the Start Menu does and how to customize and use it.

How to Make Your Own Animated Movie Online

Looking for a quick way to make an animated movie online? If you want to create one of those nice cartoon-looking presentations where everything is animated, text flies across the screen, etc., then you have a couple of cool online tools that can get the job done.

In this article, I’m going to talk about two online tools that I have used, PowToon and Animatron, which let you easily create animated presentations and movies. Both services have free versions with certain restrictions like only being able to share the presentation online and not being able to remove the watermark and outro from the final presentation. If you plan on using these tools professionally, you can look into the paid options as well that remove these restrictions and give you more features.

You Can Make Your Own Apps Easily with This Tool

You’ve likely been hearing all the hype about apps – local apps, games, info apps, etc. and how people are using them to make money. And then there’s lots of hype about Kindle books and Kindle apps.

You may be tired of hearing about it or, maybe you’ve gotten involved yourself.

Recover Lost, Deleted or Corrupted Bookmarks [Firefox]

Firefox bookmarks can be lost for multiple reasons. Accidental deletion or file corruption are two common causes. However, if this occurs, you still have a chance to recover them using Firefox’s auto backups. This tutorial also describes how to manually backup and restore your bookmarks as well.