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Process Library Quick Access Info Bar

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Process Library Quick Access Info Bar

One of the first steps of troubleshooting a program installation problem or when your PC freezes up is to Ctrl + Alt + Del, open up the Task Manager, look down the list of running processes, etc. You immediately look for the process that is utilizing the most CPU percentage and hope that it isn’t a system dependant process, so you will be able… Continue reading

PodAmigo

Friday, April 14th, 2006

PodAmigo

The weather is getting so much nicer as Spring rolls on, giving cabin fever stricken people everywhere the itch to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Whether it’s riding a bike, working in the yard, going camping or whichever activity you enjoy doing, you are likely to add this little adventure to your list.

I bet you will see more people doing it this year, with MP3 players becoming… Continue reading

IRod

Friday, April 7th, 2006

IRod

Today’s download can be described in one simple word: fun! It is a desktop racecar that is an absolute riot to drive around. Now, I normally don’t go for the cutesy desktop animation stuff, but I’ve never seen one this cool before. IRod is a 3D drawn animated and interactive little hotrod that you are responsible for. You have to change the tires, refuel, get new shocks… Continue reading

Gag Software

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Gag Software

April Fool’s Day is almost upon us and I have been waiting awhile for this day to come around so I could run a couple of programs as free downloads. I have three little beauties for you guys today. These are programs that will have your coworkers or family members freaking out. They are three tiny gag programs that will frustrate anyone unfortunate enough to be on the… Continue reading

IconArt

Friday, March 24th, 2006

IconArt

In case you didn’t already know, I love customizing my Windows environment. Any little trick or technique to change the look and feel of my system, I’m on it. Changing up themes, boot up splash screens, icons, wallpaper changers cursor libraries and even alternative toolbars and browsers.

I hope you like changing things up as well, because today’s Download of the Week article is going to give you the… Continue reading

Portable Disk and File Utilities

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Portable Disk and File Utilities

I love flash drives, whether it’s a jump drive or a flash memory MP3 player, it seems that I always always at least one connected to the system I’m working on. So, I’m always excited when I see a cool new trick or program that I can use my flash drive for. I’m all over it!

Portable programs are applications that actually run in place… Continue reading

Mobile17

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Mobile17

Cell phones have been around for a while now and the capabilities are growing faster than most people can keep up with. More than that, cell phones are becoming a big part of everyday life by offering cool features to their users like camera, video and games.

One thing I’m sure all of you have noticed is all of the different ring tones that people are using on their… Continue reading

IE History Viewer

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

IE History Viewer

An interesting e-mail came across my inbox the other day. It was from a gentleman who wanted to “prune” his Internet Explorer’s auto complete history. Though I have never performed this procedure before, I naively thought that it would be a simple procedure and a good tip for our readers. So, I sat down and started doing a little research about this particular file and found that… Continue reading

The GodFather

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The GodFather

With the ever growing trend of digital music and pod casts being stored on personal PCs, it’s no surprise that often, these files aren’t always organized like they should be. It’s very easy to jam your hard drive to the rafters with digital audio, and why not, it’s great. I love having a huge collection of music and pod casts to listen to whenever I want.

The trick… Continue reading

3B Browsing

Friday, February 17th, 2006

3B Browsing

This week’s download puts a new twist on something I’m sure we’re all familiar with: surfing the Web. It’s called 3B and essentially, what it does is bring window shopping to the Web by creating a three dimensional environment out of Web sites.

3B groups different sites together in what they call cities based on criteria, such as interests. These cities are then presented to the user in… Continue reading

SnipURL

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

SnipURL

Working with large Web address can be bothersome on many levels. For instance, If you like to send links to things your friends and family may find interesting, you know how much of a pain huge URLs can be. If you build Web sites, post links on blogs or are an active member of a forum or two, then you probably know as well what a pain these lengthy… Continue reading

3D Canvas

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

3D Canvas

I know that not too long ago, I ran a 3D rendering program that I thought was absolutely unbelievable. That was a program by the name of Blender. Blender is an Open Source, which of course means that it’s free to the public, and does a good job of allowing the user to create objects in 3D. My only concern was that the interface wasn’t… Continue reading

Inkscape

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I use a lot of image manipulation programs while going through my daily routines, usually Photo Impact, Photoshop and a few others to get the job done. There is another program that I used to use all the time, but was forced to lay off because I didn’t have a copy in the office. The program was Adobe Illustrator, and it’s perfect when you need to create professional looking drawings… Continue reading

Net Send Lite

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Net Send Lite

I remember being in some of my tech classes in college when everyone would send messages around to the other students using Net Send commands. Net Send is a lightweight TCP/IP messaging service that you can use with minimal setup, if any, to text people on the local network and beyond. It’s a command line tool, so you were usually running it from… Continue reading

ZipGenius 6

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

ZipGenius 6

Ever since the introduction of Windows XP and its internal zipping abilities, most third party compression programs have gone the way of the dinosaur. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a need for these third party zip programs, but the need is a little more specific or specialized, you might say. For example, Windows XP can’t inherently handle files compressed using the RAR format, which I… Continue reading

My WiFi Zone

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

My WiFi Zone

I have done many articles over the years on how to spot and properly defend you local area network from intruders. I have described everything from what to do with firewall hits, viewing router logs, locking down your wireless network, and even how to securely use Hot Spots. However, I have yet to run across a… Continue reading

Spell Checker for Outlook Express

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Spell Checker for Outlook Express

You know I always thought it was odd that Outlook Express no longer includes any sort of integrated spell checker. Back in the days when MS Office included Windows operating systems, having a spell check was obviously not an issue, but once they discontinued the bundling of these components, Windows was left without any sort of spellchecker. Not only is this an inconvenience for the… Continue reading

Swissknife

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Swissknife

I have always been a big fan of hard drive management programs but I’ve never seen a good one for free. Having a partition management program can really get you out of a jam, help speed things up, and even give you a better understanding of the current status of your drives. Not to mention that these programs can take a lot of the… Continue reading

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

To show gratitude to you, all of our terrific readers, I wanted to present you with a really cool download for the holidays. I initially had a few downloads in mind for this week which ended up leading me on a long and seemingly fruitless search. I just couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, not without it being shareware anyway. Eventually I found… Continue reading

Firefox 1.5

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Firefox 1.5

I hope you guys are as excited as I am about the release of the much-anticipated 1.5 patch for Firefox, the popular Mozilla Browser. This update comes after a lengthy stint in beta version where it has been since early August. The update brings a few nice features to the table including improved security capabilities as well as ease-of-use… Continue reading

EULA Analyzer

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

EULA Analyzer

EULA’s, which are the End User license Agreements that pop up during any software installation, are so long winded and ambiguous in meaning that most people skip right over them. I don’t blame anyone for not reading his or her EULA because it’s about as much fun as a trip to the dentist and way more bewildering. Perusing over the equivalent of 10 pages of legal… Continue reading

Atmosphere Lite

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Atmosphere Lite

Finally the same great atmosphere taste with none of the guilt!

Atmosphere Lite is a sound scheme program that has a couple of potentially cool uses and an incredible amount of flexibility. What I mean by “Sound Scheme” creator is that with this program you can create background sounds, for example I’m sitting in my office typing away while listening to a woodland soundscape complete… Continue reading

Weekly Download: Windows Startup list

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Weekly Download: Windows Startup List

Everybody wants their system to operate responsively, boot quickly, and run applications immediately with no errors. Pruning your Startup List can be one of the greatest ways to help your system run without the burden of unnecessary programs.

Startup items are the programs that run when the PC first starts, using up system resources (usually unnecessarily). A couple of examples would be QuickTime… Continue reading

Irfan Photo Viewer

Here and even at home, I’m constantly working with groups of images. Looking through folders and working with one picture from here and one from there can take some time. I usually copy the ones I want and paste them into a new folder, just to keep everything conveniently organized.

From here I usually do some simple editing: a little cropping, image resizing, and maybe even applying… Continue reading

Download: Dawn Address Book Converter

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Download of the Week: Dawn Address Book Converter

We get a lot of emails around here concerning every possible aspect of email. This is understandable, since everyone uses it, including folks who aren’t exactly the biggest Nerds at the SciFi Convention, if you know what I mean. Email has become a staple in our modern everyday lifestyle.

Two of the commonest questions are how to save the address book and… Continue reading

Download: Sunbird

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Download of the Week: Sunbird

One thing I’ve always liked about Outlook was the built-in Calendar. Unfortunately, I don’t really use Outlook anymore. Doctor appointments, birthdays, special events… I miss ‘em all. Heck, Christmas sneaks up on me every year. I need help; it’s only a matter of time before my lack of organization becomes a matter of life and death. I’m not joking. If I forget another anniversary, my… Continue reading

Download: ePrompter

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Weekly Download: EPrompter

Anyone with more than one email address will find today’s Download of the week to be very useful, which includes just about everybody I know.

ePrompter is by specific terms an “Email Retrieval and Notification Program”. Think of it as an email “Aggregator”, like a news aggregator or an RSS feed. Both of these programs will go to designated URL’s and “Get” or “Harvest” whatever information… Continue reading

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