December 20, 2012

How to extract icons from EXE, DLL and other files using icon extraction tools

Computer icons are popular way how to distinguish programs from each other with a nice small pictogram. While in the past icons were usually saved as a separate file in the program folder, nowadays the icon library is usually saved inside executable (EXE) or dynamic library (DLL). If you are computer beginner, you might have wondered how to get these icons out of these files. In this short tutorial we will show you how you can do that for free without buying expensive software.

Related file extension(s): .cpl .dll .exe .icl .ico .ocx .png

December 3, 2012

How to convert Audible AA audio books to MP3

Audible is one of the largest provider of digital audiobooks. These audiobooks (AA or AAX format) are DRM protect and can only be played back on "audible ready" devices. However, there are some ways how to get a DRM-Free version of Audible audiobook on CD or in MP3 format.

Related file extension(s): .aa .aax

November 29, 2012

How to generate a directory or file listing in Microsoft Windows

To manually create directory listing of huge database of your files, movies, music, photos etc. with many subdirectories can be a very annoying and time consuming activity. However, there exists an easy way how to quickly generate a directory listing and we will show you how.

November 23, 2012

How to change file extension of multiple files in Microsoft Windows

It is very annoying, when you need to change extension of multiple files one by one. Luckily, there are possibilities how to do this job easy in just a few minutes and we will show you some of them. This guide contains three parts and you can your the way that fits you best to change file extension of multiple files.

November 22, 2012

How to convert ebooks to formats supported in Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle is a series of popular e-book reading devices. Sadly, Kindle does not support the current e-book standard - ePUB file format and utilizes its own proprietary formats AZW or KF8. In this article we will show you how to convert any e-book to Amazon Kindle formats.

Related file extension(s): .azw .azw1 .azw2 .azw3 .azw4 .kf8 .mobi

November 21, 2012

Play DVD in Windows 8

Windows 8 are not able to playback DVDs, unless you purchase PRO version or Windows Media Center Pack. However, there are some great 3rd party alternatives for Windows 8 and in this article we will show you the best ones.

Related file extension(s): .ifo .vob

November 21, 2012

FlashGet JCD file format structure

Thanks to Nikola Bozovic, we can provide you with almost full file structure of JCD file format. This format of file is saved with FlashGet version 1.73 build 128.

Related file extension(s): .jcd

November 15, 2012

How to run VirtualBox (VDI) virtual machines in Microsoft Virtual PC

VirtualBox is a complex open source virtualization suite for various platforms used mostly on Unix-based systems. Even though it is also available for Windows operating systems, Windows users prefer more user-friendly Virtual PC. Unfortunately, default VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image (VDI) hard drive format is not supported by Virtual PC. However, you can convert VDI disk image to default Virtual PC's VHD and prepare a new Virtual PC machine with system and data stored on converted VDI hard drive.

Related file extension(s): .vdi .vhd

November 9, 2012

How to convert Corel CDR graphics to AI, SVG and other vector formats for free

Opening and converting CorelDraw's CDR format can be really pain in the ass. Luckily there is a little utility called UniConvertor that allows you to convert CDR images to other vector formats like AI or SVG so you can easily view or use them.

Related file extension(s): .ccx .cdr .cdt

November 8, 2012

Best sources for Windows 8 desktop themes and wallpapers

Because it sometimes hard to find great sites for Windows 8 themes, we have prepared a small list of best Windows 8 deskthemepack resource sites, in which you can find beautiful themes from all different categories.

Related file extension(s): .deskthemepack .themepack

October 31, 2012

How to apply Windows 8 desktop themes on Windows 7

Windows 8 has a new feature that allows wide desktop wallpaper to be extended on dual monitor systems. Sadly, these Windows 8 panoramatic themes cannot be just simply used on Windows 7 machines and you have to use a workaround and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .deskthemepack .themepack

October 30, 2012

Best Antivirus software for Mac

As Apple's Mac OS X platform is more and more popular, the more interesting target it represents for the bad guys. While Windows-like computer viruses are pretty rare on Mac or Linux platform, there are many other threats that lurk on the unsuspicious user on the internet. Whilst Apple tries to protect their system as much as possible, one can never be cautious enough, especially in regards to computer security. Fortunately, familiar security software providers did not neglect the Mac OS X platform and there is plenty to choose from.

October 29, 2012

How to edit hosts file in Microsoft Windows

Hosts file is an important system file that stores configuration for IP network protocol. It is used to map the hostnames to IP addresses. It is often modified to redirect domain names to local addresses, to block malicious sites or sites with inappropriate content etc. In Microsoft Windows hosts can be edited with Windows Notepad and this article shows you how.

October 26, 2012

How to edit hosts file in Apple Mac OS X operating system

Hosts file is IP network protocol configuration file used by operating system to map the hostnames to IP addresses. Often it is being modified to block malicious sites or sites with inappropriate content etc. Hosts file in Mac OS X is protected against re-write and cannot be simply edited by TextEdit or other text editors. However we show you how to do it with Mac OS X Terminal.

October 24, 2012

How to extract audio tracks from NRG disk image to WAV audio files

NRG is default disk image format used by Nero Burning ROM CD/DVD/Blu-ray authoring software to store complete digital images of optical discs, including audio tracks. You can easily extract these audio tracks directly from the files with AnyToISO utility and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .nrg .wav

October 18, 2012

How to create custom ringtone for Windows Phone on Mac OS X

Custom ringtone is one of the most popular customization used on mobile phones. This feature is also integrated in the Windows Phone from version 7.5 (Mango) and we will introduce you how to create and import customized ringtone to Windows Phone on your Apple Mac computer.

Related file extension(s): .mp3

October 18, 2012

How to restore or extract the BlackBerry BBB backup files

Check out some Info about BBB Blackberry backup format and basic information about its restoration or extracting individual parts of its content.

Related file extension(s): .bbb .ipd

October 16, 2012

Split single-file music mix to separate audio tracks using CUE sheet file

Many DJs and music producers release their compiled music mixes in big audio tracks (MP3, AAC, FLAC). If you want to extract individual song from a DJ set. There is a one easy solution how to do it. You can split DJ set to single tracks with utility called Cue Splitter. Read more in our article.

Related file extension(s): .aac .cue .flac .mp3

October 16, 2012

How to install and run Adobe AIR apps

Adobe AIR is one of the most under-appreciated application platforms, although you can find many great apps. In this article we will cover the basics about installing and running Adobe AIR apps on your computer.

Related file extension(s): .air

October 3, 2012

How to open and covert DjVu documents

DjVu is a web-centric format designed to store scanned documents. In this article we will show you how you can easily open *.djvu files on your computers or even mobile devices, as well as ways how to convert it to another format.

Related file extension(s): .djv .djvu .jpg .png

September 24, 2012

How to create, restore and open Nokia phone backup files

NBU files are data containers created by Nokia PC Suite, which are used to store backup of your Nokia phone. This short guide will show you how to backup/restore your phone and extract data from the .nbu archive.

Related file extension(s): .nbu

September 21, 2012

How backup and restore Firefox JSON bookmark file

Bookmarks are very important element of each web browser. For less experienced Firefox users we have prepared a short article where you can find the basics about bookmarks backup and restore function in Firefox.

Related file extension(s): .json

September 14, 2012

How to run Mac OS X Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation

Many users would like to try Mac OS X operating system that runs on Apple computers. There are some ways how to do it. One of the easiest is to install OS X in some virtualization software. In this article we will introduce you how to run Mac OS X Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation.

Related file extension(s): .vmdk .vmx

August 30, 2012

How to get back Start Menu to Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 operating system is the first Windows version after 17 years that won't have Start Menu. It was replaced by new graphical user interface called Metro. However, this was not good news for many conservative users, because they still want to keep their "old-school" interface in desktop Windows 8. Fortunately there are still ways how to add classic start menu back.

August 27, 2012

How to play Starcraft 2 replays

StarCraft 2 replay sharing is very popular in it's player community there are many sites that allow you the option to download *.sc2replay files. Let's review the basics you need in order to replay saved StraCraft 2 matches.

Related file extension(s): .sc2replay

August 8, 2012

How to quickly convert and resize large number of digital pictures on Apple Mac

If you have a large number of digital pictures and photos in your Mac that you need to be convert, resize, edit or share, it can be very time consuming to do it one by one. In this short guide, we will introduce you one of the most powerful picture image editor and manager called XnView that will help you with view, convert, edit or otherwise organize digital images and photos on your Apple Mac.

Related file extension(s): .arw .bmp .cr2 .crw .dcr .dcs .dng .erf .jpg .k25 .kdc .nef .nrw .orf .pef .png .ptx .raf .raw .rw2 .rwl .sr2 .srf .srw .tif .x3f

August 6, 2012

How to work with JDownloader DLC download containers file

JDownloader is a an open-source download management program that makes downloading from many sources at once a very easy and comfortable thing to do. In this small article we will show you how JDownloader's DLC download containers work, how you can import and create them.

Related file extension(s): .dlc

July 30, 2012

How to install clean Mac OS X Mountain Lion to your Mac computer

Unfortunately, from version 10.7. Apple doesn't sell Mac OS X on DVD disks, which were useful to reinstall system to fresh state and clean mess from hard drive. But still you can create and burn your own installation DVD, or USB flash drive with Mountain Lion and about this is our article which shows how you can install clean system to your Mac even in 10.8.

Related file extension(s): .dmg

July 23, 2012

How to quickly convert and resize large number of pictures

If you have a large number of pictures, or digital photos that you need to be convert, resize, edit or share, it can be very time consuming to do it one by one. In this article, we will introduce you one of the most powerful picture image editor and manager called XnView that is able to view, convert, edit or otherwise organize pictures on both Windows or Apple Mac computers.

Related file extension(s): .arw .bmp .cr2 .crw .dcr .dcs .dng .erf .jpg .k25 .kdc .nef .nrw .orf .pef .png .ptx .raf .raw .rw2 .rwl .sr2 .srf .srw .tif .x3f

July 21, 2012

Run Nintendo Entertainment System video games in Windows

Countless official and some unofficial games were created for Nintendo Entertainment System video console and you can play most of them on your PC with Jnes, a free NES emulator from Jabasoft.

Related file extension(s): .nes

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