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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 2

Welcome back to my ongoing series on ripping those old CD’s like a professional. This process may seem way too long to get to the end product, and really I don’t blame you, because it is. But in the end it is worth it, and you will be very happy with the results of these rips vs. a crappy iTunes standard rip. Thank you for returning to read my guide and stay tuned for the whole thing!

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 1

Average folks out there may be alright with the quality of a rip of their old CD’s from iTunes, but those of us with more discerning ears want something that is of the highest quality. It is well known that FLAC is the best quality rip you can run into without playing straight from a CD, but those of us without an infinite amount of space want something that is compressed and sounds good. To help you along with this I have written a guide to your disks ripped and in the best sounding compressed format humanly possible using EAC, the Exact Audio Copy program. It is a long and drawn out process to get you through the program and into your fresh compressed bits of awesome, so please bear with me, follow along, and your ears will thank us both.

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Everything You Should Know About Computer Vision Syndrome

Working in the IT field, often I come across coworkers who have no eye problems but complain about headaches, fatigue, eye strain and dryness. What all of my coworkers have in common is- spending large amounts of time working on a computer. Sounds strange but computer related eye issues are recognized as "Computer Vision Syndrome" or CVS. In this era of technology, life without a computer is unimaginable for anyone. Some users occasionally just check their email, and others, such as myself whose lives and professions revolve around the use of a computer. Kids are often hooked on the fun of gaming online or offline and teens mostly are addicted to social networking and sharing. The IT industry is very large and everything under the sun is now computerized now. As much as they make our lives easier, computer usage, whether it be minimal or large can cause health problems.

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Whistle While You Work: 5 iTunes Tips and Tricks You Must Use

Most people in IT work WAY too much. We can make this time more tolerable by listenting to music or a favorite podcast. Most people will agree spending most of your life online can’t be healthy, see me as a prime example of internet health. In spending all of your time online you do pick up vast amounts of seemingly useless information along with minute chunks of data that might be useful. I figure I do have some minute tidbits of useful data that would be of value to share with the rest of the internet and since I am in a kind mood I will share them!

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How to Remove Fake Anti Viruses Like a Pro

In the last year there has been a huge outbreak of virus’s and malware that mask themselves as anti-virus software. They tend to be difficult to remove and attempt to extort money from users to "get rid of the virus that it’s detected". Most experienced users will easily spot the viurs as bogus and remove it, but your parents or other less experienced users may buy into the ruse and pay for the removal of the "virus" that it detects. Even then if you were to pay the extortion fee, it most likely will not be removed.

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Virtual Box: Running Your Own Virtual OS

Virtual Box is a free, open-source virtualization piece of software from Sun Microsystems (Now Oracle) that allows you to install and run a second operating system on your PC in a virtual enviroment. Virtual box runs on several operating systems natively, the list includes Windows, Linux, OSX, and Open Solaris. So if you’re running any one of those, you’re able to download the Virtual Box software and install what Virtual Box calls a "Guest Operating System

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Cleanup Crusade: Keeping Your Windows Based PC Clean

There are tons of tools out today for cleaning up your Windows based PC, so many that it is hard to wade through the good applications and the garbage. I will run through some great applications that I use myself to keep my PC spotless. Best of all, these applications will not cost you a penny! All of the items I will talk about can be found at their developer’s website or through a site called FileHippo.com, which is a great centralized hub for free software.

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