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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 […]

Free Up Your System Resources With Svchost Viewer

Free Up Your System Resources With Svchost Viewer

Have you ever wondered what all those svchost.exe processes running on your Windows machine are for ? Ever thought what effect will it have on your system, if you kill them ? If you haven’t or aren’t too sure how to check for running processes on your system, press Ctrl + Alt + Del and […]

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 […]

Use Registry Defrag to Clean up the Windows Registry

Use Registry Defrag to Clean up the Windows Registry

The Windows registry is a database which Windows uses to store all user and system related settings. Most Windows software also use the registry to store their settings. Most, if not all, of these software packages also do not remove their entries from the registry when uninstalled. Needless to say, the windows registry tends to […]

Get Your Desktop Organized With Stardock Fences

Get Your Desktop Organized With Stardock Fences

Navigating the desktop trying to find the correct shortcut icons to launch an application can sometime be a chores, if you have a overcrowded desktop filled with plenty of icons. With Fences, you can now organize your desktop into a more manageable manner and even hide your icons when you have no use for them.

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 […]

Defrag System Files Using PageDefrag

Defrag System Files Using PageDefrag

If you’ve used Windows for any length of time, you must have noticed that it tends to get slower over time. One of the reasons for that is that the filesystem becomes fragmented with use. Defragmenting is the process of reading all the bits on the file system and re-arranging them to be contiguous. This […]

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 […]

Recover Long Lost Files with Recuva

Recover Long Lost Files with Recuva

It seems like everything that Piriform produces becomes a handy tool to keep in your PC toolbox.  Recuva is no exception.  This handy application offers Windows users the ability to restore important files that have been deleted from the system.  Much in line with CCleaner and Defraggler, Recuva is a free utility that provides unquestionable […]

Download High Definition Video With YouTube Downloader

Download High Definition Video With YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader HD is a great little Windows-only application for anyone who likes to download videos that they have seen on YouTube.  I can think of a handful of times that I needed an offline copy of a YouTube video when my Internet connection was not available, or YouTube was blocked by corporate policies. This […]

Speed Up Your External USB Drives in Windows Vista

Speed Up Your External USB Drives in Windows Vista

If you’re like me, you’ve probably expanded the storage on your computer by adding an external hard drive or two.  I’m not talking about one of those USB thumb drives.  I’m referring to the USB connected 80GB+ drives that often require a separate power source. In my system I store backups and archived data to […]

Calq: A Quick Calculator At Your Fingertips

Calq: A Quick Calculator At Your Fingertips

I don’t know about how everybody else work, but I am the kind of person who always need to do quick calculations. From a simple “how much is the change” or “how much should I pay for everything” to something like “how much IDR (Indonesian Rupiah – my country currency) should I pay for this […]

Maintain Up-To-Date Software In Your PC With SUMo

Maintain Up-To-Date Software In Your PC With SUMo

The following question will most likely structure your need for this application that dares challenge outdated software installed on your computer. Can you compile a quick and detailed list of  ALL outdated software programs residing inside your personal computer? If you “simply” can’t, then you’re in for some serious trouble. There are reasons why software […]

Retrieve And Change Your Windows Product Key With RockXP

Retrieve And Change Your Windows Product Key With RockXP

What happen if you wanted to reinstall your Windows XP, but found that you have lost your product key? Well, you can either hack into the system registry to check out the product key (that is, if you have the expertise) or go online and search for a pirated key. Alternatively, you can use RockXP […]

MouseAway: Keep Your Mouse Cursor Out Of The Way

MouseAway: Keep Your Mouse Cursor Out Of The Way

MouseAway is a small application that detects the location of your mouse pointer and keyboard cursor and move the mouse away them if they are too close. In most situation, when you use the mouse to change the keyboard cursor location, the mouse pointer always end up in the same position as the keyboard cursor […]

How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

The browser today means a lot more than it did ten years ago, heck it means a lot more than it did even two years ago.  In today’s world the browser represents not only a way to view the musings of the Internet, but it’s also the thin face to many server-based applications.  The browser […]

How To Open Numerous Applications With One Click

How To Open Numerous Applications With One Click

When you boot up your computer, most people will have a set process to what they do when it’s finished loading. For me, it’s loading up my Firefox browser, opening Windows Live Writer and playing some music through iTunes. What would you do if I said you would be able to load all these applications […]