About Norm

Norm is a a Canadian IT professional with 12 years of experience under his belt as a Technology Architect, Microsoft Certified Application Developer and as an Analyst. He has written numerous articles for multiple technology blogs, in addition to his own blog http://www.geekeleet.com.

Articles by Norm

View .Docx Files With Word Viewer For Windows

View .Docx Files With Word Viewer For Windows

Is this a familiar scene for you?  Someone has sent you a file with the .docx extension and you can’t open it? Fear not, help is on the way. Since the early days of Office 2003, Microsoft has been offering a free download of an application called Word Viewer that allows users to open documents […]

Manage Your Ebook Library with Calibre

Manage Your Ebook Library with Calibre

How many times have you stared at the vast collection of ebooks that you have and wondered if there was a better way to keep track of them?  I certainly have. Time and time again I sift through my ebooks as I attempt to locate one that I knew I had somewhere. I knew that […]

Easily Troubleshoot Your Graphics Card With GPU-Z

Easily Troubleshoot Your Graphics Card With GPU-Z

I recently wrote about a great software utility that opened up a world of information about your motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Well, I have another great utility to tell you about, only this time it’s all about your graphics card. Though manufactured by different companies, GPU-Z from TechPowerUp does look a lot like the aforementioned […]

Diagnose Your PC With CPU-Z

Diagnose Your PC With CPU-Z

If knowledge is power, then CPU-Z from CPUID will make you feel like a superhero. This handy little tool was featured in the MakeTechEasier 101 best free computer software downloads list. CPU-Z is a Windows only tool that gathers information on some of the main hardware components of your computer. The information that it collects […]

Kill Problem Applications Like a Ninja

Kill Problem Applications Like a Ninja

Linux fans who run Windows (for any number of reasons) can finally rejoice, xkill has essentially been cloned and is available as a free download . This Windows copycat of the popular xkill utility is aptly named – Kill. Kill allows you to end the process behind an application simply by clicking on the application […]

How To Watch Hulu From Anywhere With Hotspot Shield

How To Watch Hulu From Anywhere With Hotspot Shield

If you live in the United States then you probably won’t get the Hulu.com reference, however if you live anywhere else, chances are you know exactly what I mean.  For those not familiar, Hulu is a popular video playback site from NBC that streams many mainstream television shows right to your browser.  The biggest problem […]

Another Great Disk Usage Analyzer for the Masses

Another Great Disk Usage Analyzer for the Masses

Don’t let the simplicity of the name fool you, Free Disk Analyzer by Extensoft is packing plenty of features. In a previous post I talked about a great disk usage analysis tool called TreeSize Free that visually summarized how your disk was being used.  Free Disk Analyzer performs a similar task, however it also has […]

Sing Along To Your Favorite Songs With Lyrics Plugin

Sing Along To Your Favorite Songs With Lyrics Plugin

How many times have you been listening to a song and wanted to sing along, but couldn’t because you didn’t know the words?  Even better is when you know most of the words but there are two or three that you just can’t get.  Those days are about to become history. There is a powerful […]

Simplify Batch Photo Processing with Bulk Image Resizer

Simplify Batch Photo Processing with Bulk Image Resizer

With the cost of digital cameras steadily decreasing and the perpetual increase in available resolutions, it’s easy to accept that the average household is going to have one or more kicking around. With my wife being an amateur photographer, I’m often exposed to the trials and tribulations that come with digital photography.  Once such dilemma […]

How To Auto-Clean Windows Vista With CCleaner

How To Auto-Clean Windows Vista With CCleaner

If you’re not familiar with everyone’s favourite system cleaner, CCleaner, it’s a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool.  This application does a very nice job at cleaning up after you, assuming that you actually remember to run it. In today’s fast-paced world, many of us don’t have the time or capacity it takes to remember […]