Play your iTunes (smart) playlists on Android and/or DLNA network devices

All my ratings and (smart) playlists are configured to perfection in its library and the files are all stored on my Synology NAS. I like iTunes, but it hasn’t been easy combining it with Android and streaming the library all around the house via UPnP DLNA devices (like LG WebOS, a Telenet Digicorder, and the …

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Extract all images and videos from Word, PowerPoint and/or Excel files with this simple trick

As a designer I sometimes receive Word or PowerPoint files filled with photos, or PowerPoints filled with video files. It can be tedious to extract them all. But few people know these files are actually zip-files in disguise. You can easily extract all media files by changing the file extension from file.docx, file.xlsx or file.pptx …

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Browse safer and bypass local web-blockades by changing your DNS

Whenever you enter an URL in your browser, your internet provider will translate it to its specific IP-address. Then you’ll receive the requested content. This translation is handled on their DNS (Domain Name Server). This usually works just fine, but certain countries or geopolitical zones have a tendency to block or redirect specific websites, and …

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Improve security on your PC for free with this easy ‘hack’

When you’re running Windows 10, you have Windows Defender antivirus and its firewall running by default. A great start. This offers solid protection for most home users. However, there is a small trick I apply on pretty much every device to improve security drastically: Download this file (right-click, ‘save link as’) Remove the .txt extension …

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