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Save Windows Updates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Austin asks :
Is there a way to back-up Windows updates (in my case, for Windows XP) to a CD, so if I ever have to format and re-install, I don’t have to re-download everything?

Windows updates is a service by Microsoft which helps you to install the latest Windows components, hotfixes, security fixes, software upgrades e.g. Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and so on. Security… Continue reading

Kindle For PC

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

If you’ve visited Amazon.com recently, you’ve probably noticed advertisements for its new ‘e-reader’, the Kindle. An e-reader is a physical device that displays e-books and other information on its screen for your enjoyment. Kindle ‘e-books’ are often cheaper than their physical equivalents, and are usually ‘delivered’ in under 60 seconds. The only problem is that the Kindle costs upwards of $250! For those on a tighter budget, Amazon offers some… Continue reading

WorkRave

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

How much time do you spent in front of Your PC everyday? All of us do, whether it’s Facebook-ing or paying our bills. Very conveniently, most of us choose to ignore the ill effects of so much ‘computing’. Though we see pamphlets at our workplace and ergonomic products in shops, most people simply don’t pay enough attention to RSI and eye strain warnings.

Repetitive Strain… Continue reading

Alanna S. Asks:
I tend to save a lot of websites to my Favorites folder. I looked today and there are tons that are out of date. How can I get rid of my old Favorites without having to go through every single one?

Hi, Alanna! I, too, save lots of websites (too many!) in my Favorites folder (they are technically

AVG Anti Virus: Better than the Rest?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Carl J from Palm Desert, CA asks:
Can you recommend a good virus protection program? I realize Norton and McAfee slow down my computer, but there has to be some real good ones out there that don’t do this.

Good question! First some info on Anti-Virus programs:

An Antivirus program is one of the most essential software applications any computer user must install… Continue reading

Jane Asks: In Windows Media Player, is it possible to print a playlist? If so, how?

A: You would think it would be easy to print a simple playlist from Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s a shame you have to go so out of your way to do something that should be easy, but as with many things, it takes more work and time than it should

What’s included with Open Office

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Since we regularly discuss OpenOffice and why you might want to use it, today I thought that it might be a good idea to go over what comes with your free OpenOffice download.

Once you’ve run the setup wizard and launched OpenOffice, you should bump into this:

From this

One of my favorite parts of Windows Vista Ultimate edition is Dreamscene – the ability to use a video from your PC as your Windows wallpaper. The drawback is that it only supports .wmv and .mpg formats. This makes it difficult to use videos from the internet, as most of these are in .flv format.

To the rescue comes the Video Download Helper add-on for… Continue reading

Wallpaper Master

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to change your desktop wallpaper, but had trouble choosing between different images?

Wallpaper Master is a free program that will cycle through a series of desktop wallpapers saved on your computer at periodic intervals. All you have to do is select which images you want it to cycle through and it will regularly change your desktop wallpaper after a period of… Continue reading

Control Your PC Faster

Monday, May 24th, 2010

We live in the Digital Era. We have fast cars, fast food and fast computers. Since their conception 30 years ago, the performance of personal computers has skyrocketed. In fact, they are so fast that we are actually slowing them down.

Despite all this speed, not much has changed in the way we interact with our personal computers. We still use a keyboard for commands… Continue reading

Free Alternatives to Windows Programs

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

New substitutes for built-in Windows programs have been popping up all over the place. The alternatives listed below can sometimes be more useful or simply more fun. We all need a little change once in a while, right?

Replacements for Wordpad include…
* OpenOffice – a Java based office suite that is perfect for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases, and more. It allows… Continue reading

Playon

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I like movies, but had mixed reactions when Netflix first introduced its instant streaming capability. Like I say… I like movies, but I’d really much rather watch them on my 42″ HDTV than my 20″ computer monitor.

But then, like a gift from the Gods, came Playon. http://www.playon.tv/index.php

Playon is an easy to load, easy to use program… Continue reading

Time Tracking Software

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Time management is key to efficiency, which is why we need ways to track our efficiency at home or at work. We feel more accomplished after a busy and engaging day. Here is where time tracking software is becoming more popular, so you can measure your performance through the day. Listed below are some of the more effective ones:

Paid Time Tracking Software

FEBE for Firefox Backup

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Are you a die hard Firefox fan? Do you love using Firefox add-ons and can’t imagine surfing the internet without them? There are a lot of add-ons for Firefox, and some of them are quite useful too, but the problem comes when you want to use the same set of add-ons in multiple computers.

Here’s an example: You have two computers – one at your office and… Continue reading

GFI Backup

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

There are many services and software that allow you to backup your computer files, however the majority of these programs are usually not free and can be quite costly. Fortunately, GFI Backup Utility isn’t like that, because it allows you to backup your entire computer for free! The following information shows how to backup your files with GFI.

Step 1: Download GFI Backup Utility

Tune Up

Friday, April 16th, 2010

If you take a look through your iTunes music collection, you are bound to see more than a few songs that are misspelled, missing artist or album information, missing cover art, or my personal least favorite: a bunch of songs named Track 01, Track 02 and so on. These often come from downloading music off the Internet that doesn’t have the complete track information, or from

GridMove

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

GridMove is a windows utility that neatens up your desktop, even across multiple monitors. One program occupying the entire screen consumes more pixels. Even when you are multitasking, ALT+TABs can be saved by making multiple Windows get the display at the same time. This utility lets you to snap a window to a visual grid on your desktop.

Predefined Templates:
GridMove has number… Continue reading

TweetDeck

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010


TweetDeck is a program many are unaware of that saves time when updating your status messages on multiple social networking websites. It allows you to post up to a 140 character status message to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn all at the exact same time. You simply type your status message, select all three of them at the top to send to and hit enter… Continue reading

FreeRip Mp3 Ripper 3.3

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The FreeRip MP3 software is a utility that can easily be used in order to extract the audio files from music CDs to your computer in an efficient way. It functions reasonably fast on all types of operating systems, projects an uncomplicated interface packed with some useful options and also features easy to reach settings that work flawlessly.

After downloading and installing the program onto… Continue reading

Google Maps Buddy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Google maps is a very important application, especially for people who have moved to a new town or for people who travel a lot and need to get around quickly. A lot of us have one of the many Google maps applications on our phones and ready access to wifi spots everywhere, but for many people nothing beats having something (especially instructions) on a piece of paper or… Continue reading

Media Cope

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Being a computer user, a time comes for everyone when one needs a player other than Windows Media Player. The time came for me too, so I downloaded a 3rd party player and was happy.

Then came the time when I needed to cut a portion from my video clips, so I downloaded a cutter for each video format. If I remember correctly, I downloaded… Continue reading

Radical Image Optimization Tool

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT) is a free program that lets you compress images in your computer losing little to no quality. Here is how you can download and use this free program.

Step 1- Download the software

The first thing you have to do is download the software. To download the software, go to the

CreaWriter

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

There are a lot of aspiring writers out there. If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say how great it would be to become a full time writer and sit in a quaint little coffee shop somewhere penning down the next great American novel, I’d be a very rich man.

The first bubble bursts when the person sits down on their… Continue reading

Circle Dock

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Circle dock is an open source (free) program that allows you to that customize your files into a dock—a circle dock. Like rocket dock, circle dock gives computer users ease of access to their files and programs. However, circle dock is a bit more advanced than rocket dock, because the designs and the main functions of the programs require more tweaking. The following shows you how to install… Continue reading

IObit Security 360

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The IObit Security 360 program is a PC diagnostic tool, which features anti-malware and Spyware removal which will ensure your system’s safety over the net. The application has a real-time protection status which remains active as you do computing tasks or surf the internet.

After installing the tool on your computer and accessing its main panel, you will see some large icons which are easily… Continue reading

Avant Web Browser

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Since everyone has Internet Explorer installed on their Windows system, you may be interested in using another browser named Avant which works by using the IE engine.

The program has a lot of innovative features, is loaded with easy to reach options, has a truly flexible interface and is easily downloaded and installed because its only 2MB in size.

Let’s begin today’s… Continue reading

TeamViewer

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

It seems like everyone, at some point in time, needs to gain access to their computer when they are not at home. Think about it for a minute… how many times have you been somewhere else and thought “Ugh, that file is on my computer at home. I wish I could get to it”.

Well, today’s download will solve that problem for free!… Continue reading

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