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How to easily download Facebook videos to your computer

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Lots of people are posting videos on Facebook these days. Videos tend to catch a little more attention than a static photo, and a LOT more attention than a simple text post. What if you want to download someone’s video from Facebook and save it to your computer? In the past it was not very […] Read more »

Transform a YouTube video into a GIF

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Everyone knows what a YouTube video is. But not everyone knows what a GIF video is (even though just about everyone has seen one on Facebook or somewhere on the internet). Did you know that you can easily take a YouTube video, and create a GIF video out of that? Today I’ll show you how. […] Read more »

How to rotate a video file to right side up

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These days just about everyone takes videos with their cell phone. It’s actually pretty handy to have that ability, whenever you see something happening that is worth recording, to be able to immediately make a video of it. But sometimes, you might record the video with the wrong orientation – so it plays on your […] Read more »

How to stop videos in your Facebook news feed from auto-playing

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This past week I was talking to my friend Sue. She uses Facebook sometimes, and she was asking about videos that show up on her Facebook news feed. As you scroll down looking at all the things that get posted, you might notice that if someone has posted a video, it just starts automatically playing when […] Read more »

48 audio/video programs all in one download – free!

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Audio and video files can be confusing.  There are all different kinds of file formats, different software to play the files, and the variety of error messages that can come up when a video or song doesn’t play as it’s supposed to.  A while back I found a set of tools that will do a […] Read more »

How to spot a scam/phishing email

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It’s kind of hard to believe, but a LOT of people are still falling victim to scam emails, also known as phishing emails.  When “phishing” is spelled that way, it just means that there is a scammer looking to grab some personal information in order to steal your identity and your money. There are […] Read more »

What do all the YouTube buttons mean?

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Everyone loves YouTube!  Well, just about everyone I guess.  Here are a couple of interesting facts about the YouTube site: 1. YouTube is a social network, much like Facebook.  You can have your own channel, subscribe to people, “Friend” people, and communicate directly through the site just like sending a Facebook message. 2. YouTube is […] Read more »

YouTube and Amazon without all the clutter!

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Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones.  Today I’m going to show you how you can de-clutter the page when you are viewing YouTube videos, or an Amazon product page.  In order to take advantage of this, you need to use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari as your web browser. What I am talking […] Read more »

Skip the ads on YouTube videos

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It used to be you could go to YouTube, browse some videos, and just enjoy the content that you like.  Whether the video was of an opera singer performing, or a skateboarder doing a face plant, you could watch the entire video without having to be annoyed by any commercials.  Not any more. Now, […] Read more »

I made my mom cry

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[google1 count=”on”] It’s true.  I made my mom cry. But before you start thinking what a terrible son I must be, let me tell you what happened. My brother and his family live in South Carolina.  This summer they came down to our area for a brief visit.  When they went back home, they […] Read more »