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How To Get Rid Of The Facebook News Ticker

How To Get Rid Of The Facebook News Ticker

Hate the Facebook News Ticker?  You aren’t alone.  Many people have complained and there has been a huge uproar over the Facebook changes.  The good news is, you’re a GeekITDown Blog reader and as such you are able to try a few options that should get rid of that pesky News Ticker. These solutions will […]

How To Add or Remove Apps from Metro UI

How To Add or Remove Apps from Metro UI

So you’ve installed the Windows 8 preview and don’t really care for all the default apps listed on the Metro UI. Here’s how to add/remove apps on the Metro UI menu for Windows 8. Remove Apps From Metro UI   Add Apps To Metro UI By default all apps are sent to the far right […]

How To Rearrange Metro UI Menu Apps

How To Rearrange Metro UI Menu Apps

Don’t like how the Metro UI Apps are arranged on the menu by default? You’re in luck as you can easily move the apps around and position them however you like. Rearrange Metro UI Apps In our example, we have installed Firefox and want to move it to the left of the menu so that […]

Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Here are a dozen sure fire Windows 7 tips and tricks to hopefully make your Windows 7 experience easier. Burning DVDs & CDs In the past, burning .iso files through Windows meant we needed to install additional software from a third party. That is no longer the case with Windows 7. To burn a .iso […]

How To Recycle Your Old Computer

How To Recycle Your Old Computer

Congratulations! You own a brand new state of the art computer, but now you have to do something with the old one. If you have no intention of keeping the system, then consider alternatives to throwing the computer out with the trash. If you throw away your old computer it will simply get dumped in […]

Check the Weather with Google Maps

Check the Weather with Google Maps

Ever wish you could know the weather conditions at your destination before you arrive?  Well now you can with Google Maps.  The Google Maps weather feature shows real time weather conditions as well as an extended forecast. Activate Weather on Google Maps To turn on weather conditions with Google Maps, follow these simple steps: Navigate […]

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How To Take A Screenshot

How To Take A Screenshot

Ever find yourself on an unfamiliar computer system and have someone ask you for a screenshot, but weren’t sure how to do it? Maybe you know how to take a screenshot, but would like to be more specific when capturing the screen. Screenshots are our focus for this article. Sometimes our techs request screenshots from […]

How To Get Your Old Computer Running Like New Again

How To Get Your Old Computer Running Like New Again

Wouldn’t it be nice to get your old computer into ship shape form and running fast like it used to? Well in many cases you can. Of course you could try to put some money aside and buy a new computer later, but with wallets strapped and this volatile economy, it’s hard to save for […]

How To Increase Laptop Battery Lifespan

How To Increase Laptop Battery Lifespan

How can I increase my laptop’s battery life? It’s a common question that technicians field regularly and one that really has a single answer.   Longevity vs. Charge First, let’s understand the question. The question relates to longevity of the battery not the charge length of the battery. The reason battery lifespan and longevity is […]

Snooze Feature for Gmail

Snooze Feature for Gmail

If you are an avid gmail user, then you probably have labels for incoming mail, likely use the ‘Important’ label for organization and maybe even have filters setup to categorize and sort your email to unclutter your inbox. If you’re a hardcore gmail user then we’d bet you have some scripts setup for various tasks […]