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Microsoft Messenger Going Away, Welcome Skype

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Scott from Souza writes: Yesterday Microsoft Messenger sent me an email telling me I had to “update to Skype” or lose my account. I assume, therefore, that I will also lose my Hotmail account and everything in it. I’m concerned that Skype is a social networking service (none of which I trust for security reasons). I have not been able to find answers to these concerns by searching online, and I was wondering what you and your readers know about all of this. Thanks much. Answer: Microsoft… Continue reading

When you buy an album as Amazon, they will now give you a free digital copy. The company is even offering free digital copies of music purchased 15 years ago. It’s called AutoRip and here’s how it works… Continue reading

Here’s the scenario: Dan is going through his start menu, when he comes across some applications that he doesn’t use...ever! He decides to uninstall them, but since he’s too lazy to navigate all the way to the Add/Remove Programs window, He leaves it for another day and moves on.

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Nitro Reader – Best Free PDF Software

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

PDF is a document format used on the web and by companies to transit product guides, manuals, brochures and other documents in a format that can be universally read and will print exactly as the person sending it intends. The most common reader for PDF documents is Adobe Reader available here. The problem with Adobe Reader is it’s basically just a viewer. You can’t use it to edit, create or extract text or images from the files. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a free PDF viewer to do all of that? Continue reading

Gmail Backup

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

If you use Google Gmail, there is a fantastic utility which allows you to backup all of your e-mails to a folder on your computer. You may wonder, why bother, since Gmail has never deleted any e-mail before, but since Gmail is a free service, there are no guarantees that they will not change that policy in the future and limit the retention period for e-mails. Continue reading

WS App Review: SoundHound

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what song was playing during a commercial? Do you remember a time sitting at a restaurant when your favorite, classic melody blared through the speakers, yet you just couldn’t put a name to it? For all my fellow iPhone users out there, I am happy to say that I have good news for you! SoundHound, one of the quickest music recognition apps out there, is the perfect tool for alleviating all the musical mysteries in your life. Continue reading

LibreOffice: The Ideal USB Office Suite

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Ever wished you could carry a fully-equipped office suite with you on a USB drive? I’m not talking about notepad or some basic word processor, but rather, a portable version of the incredibly popular and open source LibreOffice. LibreOffice includes Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base and Math. These programs are 100% compatible with Microsoft Office and Corel Office document formats, and operate much like Microsoft Office 2003. Continue reading

What’s the easiest way to back up your Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone? Try one of these solutions. Continue reading

WS App Review: Viber

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Have you ever wished for an inexpensive way to stay in touch with friends and relatives across the country, or even around the world? Now you can, with the super-cool Viber app! Compatible with a variety of smartphone platforms, Viber is a simple, quick and easy method for connecting with buddies for free. Continue reading

Creating a DVD From Video Clips

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Can’t find the correct codec for your video? Here are some tips that may help. Continue reading

Have you ever wanted to schedule your computer to automatically shutdown or power off at a certain time of the day? What about to restart for updates every night at 3 in the morning? Or how about set your computer to go to sleep mode at 10 PM so you can wake it back up in the morning when your ready to use it, without wasting electricity running it at full power all night? Continue reading

VLC Player DLL Missing, Where To Download?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

A reader writes in this week about vlc player.dll missing and what vlc player is anyway? Well we’ve got the answer for him and some info about what VLC Media Player is and why you may want to download it. Continue reading

Funny Photo Maker – Fun Photos Free!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to morph someones face or photo into a really cool picture? Your grandpa on a 100 dollar bill? Garfield showing a picture your friend to John? Other funny effects and cool calendars? Funny Photo Maker is a fantastic free program by AnvSoft which let’s you… Continue reading

How To Password Protect A Flash Drive

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Do you want to password protect your USB flash drive? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Did you just got a brand new tablet, smart phone or WiFi connected device (camera, bluray player, etc) but you only have a wired internet connection? How will you connect it? Are you somewhere that doesn’t allow you to install a permanent router? Don’t want to spend a fortune when you only need it to download apps or update software? Continue reading

ZenKEY – The Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

How would you like to be able to have a keyboard key combination to open Word? Or go to a web browser with your favorite site automatically loaded? Or open your My Documents folder? How about shut down your PC? Even turn a sequence of keystrokes and actions into a single key press? Continue reading

PC Virtual Piano Keyboard

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Ever wanted to make some music using your computer keyboard or sound effects for a video you are recording? The PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard is the utility you need to get! Continue reading

Off-Site and Cloud Storage

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Off-site and cloud based storage is a great way to backup information you need to a remote place just encase of the unthinkable happens… Continue reading

Need A Calculator? Google It!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Have you ever been at your computer or on a mobile device and needed a good calculator? Of course there is Windows built in calculator but now there is a great option from Google. If you search Google for… Continue reading

The Anti-Virus Story

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading

Swype your Way to Typing Heaven

Monday, May 21st, 2012

A free app that revolutionizes the way you type on your smartphone. It’s called “Swype”. Continue reading

Paul from MN writes:

I was surfing the web and came across a free computer operating system called Ubuntu. It says it is as good or better then the standard ones –  claiming it cannot be infected by spyware, viruses, or be hacked.

Have you heard of it and what are

When you delete a file or folder from Windows, only the link to the data is destroyed. There is a chance that the actual data is lying somewhere on the disk, so here are some easy ways to permanently delete files and folders from your computer. Continue reading

Wouldn’t it be great if you could save money on ink and paper by seeing what you print before you print it? Maybe only selecting the pages you want, or being able to put multiple pages on one sheet of paper? GreenCloud lets you do it! Continue reading

The tag line in the Simple Weather Alert description sums it up pretty well, “When all you care to know about the weather is if it’s about to kill you or not.” Continue reading

Do you have multiple files or folders to rename, but don’t want to go through them manually one by one? Here’s an easy way to achieve this daunting task with the Multi-Rename tool that comes with Total Commander. Continue reading

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