How Do You Convert an Unknown Media File Type to MP3?

If you have a media file with an unknown extension type, then getting it to easily play in your favorite media player can be a frustrating experience. Should you convert the file or is there a better solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a reader deal with a problematic media file. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy ... Read More »

How to Share Your Minecraft Game Over the Internet


If you’d like to share your local Minecraft game with friends across the internet, it’s a bit more complicated than just pushing a button. Let’s look at the behind-the-scenes settings you have to tweak in order to connect two remote Minecraft players together. Why Share Your Game? Minecraft is a sandbox game and bringing your friends to the sandbox is ... Read More »

How to Make Your PC Shut Down at Night (But Only When You’re Not Using It)

It’s good to to power off your PC when you’re not using it, but do you ever forget and leave it on? Here’s how to configure Windows to automatically power down at night, but only if you’re not using the PC at the time. We really recommend putting your PC to sleep rather than shutting it down as a normal ... Read More »

What Is the Adobe Acrobat Extension Chrome Wants Me to Install?

Adobe recently added a browser extension to its Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software. Adobe tries to automatically install the extension in Google Chrome, but Chrome asks your permission before enabling it. At the moment, this extension is only offered on Windows, and only for Google Chrome. Adobe may enable it on other browsers and operating systems in the future. It Offers ... Read More »

How to Optimize Your iPhone’s Music Storage to Automatically Free Up Space

Despite the increasing storage size of each generation of iPhones and other iOS devices, it’s really easy to stuff them full. If your storage management problem is a result of too much music, there’s a new feature introduced in iOS 10 that makes it easy to optimize your storage and free up space. How Music Storage Optimization Works Introduced in ... Read More »

Can I Use Task Scheduler to Monitor My Computer’s Battery?


If you like to keep a close eye on your laptop’s battery charge level, then you may be looking for a built-in way to help monitor it while you are busy working. Is there one or do you need a custom solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a battery monitoring reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session ... Read More »

How to Automatically Reboot Your Router On a Schedule, the Easy Way

If you have a router or other device in your home that needs periodic reboots to keep it happy, you don’t have to resort to any arcane skills to make that happen. Let’s look at a dead simple way to automatically reboot your devices. Why Automate Reboots? In many instances, you can run devices more or less indefinitely, rebooting them perhaps ... Read More »

How Do You Copy Deleted Text in Microsoft Word?

Being able to have Microsoft Word track the changes you make as you go is great, but what do you do if you need to copy previously deleted text without rejecting the work you have already done? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader’s text copying woes. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us ... Read More »

The Best Cheaper Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the professional image editor. It’s name is now a verb for image editing (which is something that Adobe absolutely hates). Photoshop though, isn’t the only editor in town. Over the last few years, new image editing apps have come along that are almost as good as Photoshop, for a fraction of the price. Let’s have a look ... Read More »

The Best Chromebooks You Can Buy, 2017 Edition

While once considered a novelty item by many tech enthusiasts, Chromebooks have broken out of the “just a browser” mold and become legitimate laptops. They’re full-featured, lightweight machines that can do everything most users need them to do. Best of all, they’re more secure and often more affordable than the competition. Because they’ve gained such popularity, there are a ton of Chromebooks to ... Read More »