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Control Your Windows Desktop With Mouse Gestures

Control Your Windows Desktop With Mouse Gestures

In Opera browser, there is this inbuilt mouse gestures function that allows you to control and automate your browser with mouse action. In Firefox, you can also install FireGestures to enable the mouse action feature. Now, how about bringing this little useful features to your Windows so you can control your desktop with a stroke […]

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 […]

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 […]