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Can You Back Up Program CDs?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Dennis want a way to back up program discs, just in case. We look at a free and simple answer to his needs. Continue reading

Five Great Free Downloads

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Five great free downloads of everything from a complete office suite to an image editor. Check them out! Continue reading

For Word Nerds Everywhere… OVERDRIVE!

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The Overdrive Media Console allows you to download E-books and audiobooks from your local library to read or listen to on your computer or your personal devices. It is free to download and easy to use. Continue reading

Imagine a program that does most of the things Microsoft Outlook handles, but is absolutely free. EssentialPIM takes care of appointmens, to-do lists, contacts, e-mail and tracks and manages passwords. And it won’t cost you a penny. Here’s how it works and where you can get it,,, Continue reading

I’ve Always Wanted To Know: Why Are There Different Programming Languages? To create a program for a computer, an app for a phone or even a website, you need to know one of a large variety of programming languages. Programming languages tell the computers what to do and allow you to interact with the computer to perform functions such as making a document, controlling game charactersand photo editing. Like spoken language, each has its own rules and common areas of use. Why are there so many? Why is a webpage written in a different language than a Windows program or a game? Continue reading

Have you ever found yourself in Windows Explorer hell? You’re trying to copy a file from one directory to another, tabbing between windows or trying to drag and re-size Windows Explorer to fit? It only gets worse if you’re trying to follow instructions from a webpage while attempting to remember which window goes to which folder. Continue reading

SendTo-Convert: Convert Images Quickly

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Do you ever need to convert an image from one format to another? How about quickly resize a photo to shrink it down for posting on the web or including in e-mails? SendTo-Convert is a fantastic utility that adds this functionality to the Send to menu. With SendTo-Convert you’ll be able to… Continue reading

MiniTool Partition Wizard

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

How would you like a free, guided utility which allows you partition your hard drive, copy a drive and run surface tests all through an easy-to-use interface? Partion Wizard Home Edition from MiniTool is a utility to that does just that. Continue reading

FreeFileSync – Great File Sync/Backup Tool

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple utility you could use to synchronize and backup just a few folders? Would you like a utility that allows you to easily pick a folder and then select a destination? How about a program that will automatically figure out what’s missing, what’s new and whats changed and move the files it needs to over for you? You’re in luck. Continue reading

Classic Shell: Turn Windows 8 Into Windows 7/XP

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Do you have Windows 8? Are you frustrated with the new interface and how they moved and changed pretty much everything? In early testing Microsoft allowed (via a registry hack) users to re-enable the start menu but before the release of Windows 8 removed this feature. Thankfully some very creative people over at Classic Shell have released a freeware utility which can… Continue reading

How would you like a utility that allows you to capture anything you see on the screen? Not only capture but save, print or paste into other programs? How would you like it to have an easy interface where you simply drag a box over what you want to capture and press enter? Continue reading

WizTree – Find Big Files Wasting Space

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Tis the season to make new years resolutions and one of the most popular is to loose those extra pounds you’ve put on during the holidays. Have you considered making a resolution to put your computer on a diet? Get rid of all of those bloated files and space sucking programs that you never use? Continue reading

YTD Video Downloader and Converter

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

YTD Video Downloader is a feature-rich freeware tool that can be of help whenever you’d like to download videos from YouTube to your computer. It also supports dozens of other video sharing networks online. It even offers a quick video-conversion utility, enabling you to swiftly change the downloaded file types, such as MP4 and 3GP. Continue reading

BrowsingHistoryView – See Where You’ve Been

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Did you know that your web browswer automatically keeps a history of everywhere you go? This can be helpful as it uses this information to guess where you want to go if you type in a recently visited address but it can also be used to see where you’ve been and when. Most web browsers… Continue reading

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

TeraCopy: A Better Copy For Windows

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Did you try to copy a large number of files and have and error halfway though which forced you to restart again? Was copying slower than you thought it should be? Did you forget if you’ve selected a file and don’t want to keep copying if you picked the wrong ones? Well, with traditional Windows copy dialog, you’re stuck if any of the above happen. Errors stop you dead in your tracks and it’s an all or nothing slow process. Continue reading

Have you ever wanted a simple utility to encrypt a file, ensuring that it’s password-protected? Not everyone needs national, high-strength encryption enabled by a complex piece of software. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a simple right-click option to encrypt and decrypt a file, simply by typing in the password? Continue reading

iTunes 11 Released – New & Improved?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Apple released a new version of their highly popular media management program, iTunes. This is the software used to download songs & videos from Apple iTunes Store, along with syncing Apple iPhone/iPod and iPad products. iTunes 11 welcomes the first change to it’s basic interface in many years with the popular sidebar being removed as the default option (You can still re-enable it by going to the view menu and selecting show sidebar). Continue reading

If you’re in the market for a new computer this year and decide to take advantage of some of the holiday specials, you’ll quickly find they come preloaded with a lot of junk. Everything from trials and limited time software to plug-ins, pop-ups, and quick launch programs you either don’t need or won’t want. PC Decrapifier is the… Continue reading

CDBurnerXP – The Best Free CD/DVD Tool

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to create a CD or DVD but were unsure of the best way to do it? Wanted to save a copy of a data DVD or CD to your computer? Make a copy of a disc from disc to disc? Erase a re-writeable CD or DVD? Well this amazing free utilility is the tool you need to download… Continue reading

Audacity Video How To

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Want more information on how to configure audacity? Read this article for a detailed video walk through of all of Audacity audio recorder and converter. Continue reading

How To Monitor Bandwidth Usage

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Bandwidth caps, which are limits to the amount you can upload (send) and download (receive) using your Internet connection, used to be limited to satellite Internet providers, but in recent years have expanded to hard line (cable/DSL) and cellular Internet companies. Continue reading

Keyboard Notifier

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Do you have a laptop or a desktop without notification lights for Caps, Number and Scroll lock keys? Isn’t it infuriating when you go to type something or use the number pad and it doesn’t work as you expected because the lock wasn’t on? Continue reading

Do you have any video files on your computer that you would love to have on your mobile phone, tablet, video game console or other device, but the device doesn’t support the format the video is in? Continue reading

Ever wanted to add a bit of flavor to a document? Make text in a photo or video stand out? Make a headline in a presentation really pop? Well, the vast array of fonts in your computer (or if you’ve bought font packs) can help do th 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

Record Video/Screen Capture Like A Pro

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Have you ever watched a video where everything someone does on a computer screen is recorded so you can see step by step how something is done? Ever wonder how they do that? Ever want to make your own instructions or record someone showing you how to do something so you can replay it next time you need to? Continue reading

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