Tech Tips


How to Remove Spotify Updates From Your Wall

by Barbara J. Feldman July 3, 2012

Is your Facebook wall overrun with music playlists from Spotify? Do you care what songs your friends are listening to on Spotify? If not, heres a tip from The Internet Patrol explaining how to remove all Spotify updates from your wall. Hover your mouse over the down arrow in the right-hand corner of any Spotify […]

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How to Use iTunes Match

by Barbara J. Feldman December 13, 2011

Last year, Apple announced iCloud for storing all your iTunes music purchases “in the cloud,” making them available to all your devices wherever you have an Internet connection. Now Apple has taken this concept one step further with iTunes Match. iTunes Match is a paid service ($24.99 per year) that will store your entire music […]

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How to Stop Spotify From Posting to Your Facebook Wall

by Barbara J. Feldman November 8, 2011

Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service with both free and paid subscription options for desktops, smart phones, and home media players. Social networking is integrated into the app, so that your music selections are automatically posted to your Facebook wall. You can turn these off in one of two ways. From Spotify, you can […]

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Recovering Your iTunes Library

by Barbara J. Feldman August 16, 2011

Although Apple has a policy of only letting you download a music purchase once, if you’ve had a hard disk crash and do not have a backup anywhere, there is a procedure for asking Apple to allow you to re-download all your purchases a second time. Anne Mitchell of The Internet Patrol explains how in […]

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Managing Your MP3 Collection

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2011

The size of your MP3 music collection got you down? Windows users can use the free WinMP3Packer to decrease MP3 file sizes without any loss in audio quality. The “trick” is converting each song to a Variable Bit Rate. How much you will save depends on how much of your music is stored in an […]

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How to Protect Your Hearing

by Barbara J. Feldman February 3, 2009

Experts agree that listening to music above 85dB can cause hearing damage. Most parents probably remember their parents telling them to turn the music down. The difference nowadays, however, is that kids (and grownups) are listening to excessively loud music piped directly into their ears via the ubiquitous earbud headphone and parents don’t know when […]

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