Are you tired of WinRAR or Winzip pestering you to register? Well, 7-zip is a great completely free alternative that is just as powerful as either of these compression applications.
Simply put, Angry IP Scanner is a cross-platform port and IP scanner that could save you a lot of time if, for example, you’ve forgotten the IP address of a device on your network. Or if you’re trying to troubleshoot a a service running on one of your computers. Or if you’re just wondering what […]
Have you been wondering what this whole newsgroup fuss is about? Usenet is one of the oldest parts of the internet, and millions of people download vast amounts of content from it. There are often tricky aspects to doing so, however, with the need to download multipart files, recombine them, check them for errors and […]
In my work as an IT professional, I’ve recently been encountering a whole swathe of “iertutil.dll” errors on Windows XP machines. I believe this issue is also affecting some Windows Vista installations, however the solutions below are only tested on XP.
As an avid user of Dropbox, I was delighted to see that there is a useful application which can automate many tasks that would otherwise eat up my valuable time. It’s called Dropbox Automator, and it’s here to make your life easier. Essentially it allows you to automate a number of different actions on files […]
Another quarter, another superphone. This time it’s the Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus, with its pimped out 4.6” 1280×720 Super AMOLED display and the tasty Ice Cream Sandwich update to Android. How does it stack up to the recent competition, you might wonder, read on to find out!
Many of us have fast internet connections as measured by overall total capacity, but rarely see maximum throughput. For example, I have a 100 megabit cable connection, but when I download a file via HTTP, I’m lucky to see more than 500KB/sec for that single file. Thankfully, there are ways to max out your connection. […]
For a normal Windows 7 users, most of the time, you will just accept the default setting of the operating system and not change too much of its internal settings so as to reduce the chances of breaking the system. However, there are some of us who love to tweak the settings to make our […]
Some of us like our PC to always be ready when we enter the room. Waiting for the system to boot up can be annoying. Thankfully, there is a solution that allows you to schedule startups and shutdowns to save you time, and possibly reduce your electricity bill. Startup on schedule This step will vary […]
Have you ever noticed that something other than your files seems to be eating away at your drive space? If you’re an uber-nerd like myself, you may have indeed selected all your folders in explorer, viewed their properties and wondered why the total is lower than the total space in use on the drive. Time […]
Today, we are going to take a closer look at the inbuilt remote assistance offering that Windows has had since XP. This can be an invaluable tool if you want to be able to provide help to your friends or family over your home network, or over the Internet. One thing to bear in mind […]
Many of you have probably been using Windows 7 for quite a while now. It’s really quite a solid operating system, with stability and functionality far exceeding anything Microsoft has offered before. You may, however, be unaware of one of the great productivity advantages that Windows offers you. That is keyboard integration, which is far more advanced […]
If you run a website, you’ve almost certainly heard of Google analytics. Many of you probably use it quite happily, but some of you might have wondered what other website statistic services exist. I’ve been using Statcounter for a few years now, and continue to do so quite happily. Their website can be found here.
Back in 2008, Damien wrote an article going through various Firefox about page tricks. Well, Chrome has similar functions behind the scenes, whereby accessing various about pages lets you turn on and off features that you might not otherwise have access to. They can also provide a window into information that might be useful in […]
Everyone knows about Teamviewer – it’s one of the most popular remote support applications out there. However, it also has a rather high startup cost if you want to use it for professional purposes. With licensing prices ranging from $749 to around $3,000, this can be prohibitive if you’re just starting out. Thankfully, there is […]
I stumbled onto this one when looking for something I could use to add a little something to the visual nature of my company’s website. Animoto is a start-up that heralds from New York City and aims to turn your photos (and video clips) into a beautiful animated slide-show complete with music. Many people have […]
The vast majority of people online, nerds and non-nerds alike, use Google for all of their search needs. Statistics place their market share between 80-90% depending on your geographical area. In Australia, where I’m from, their market domination is closer to 95%. That raises the question – is Google really the best offering out there? […]
I find it surprising that no-one has yet stepped up to the plate to post a review of the magic that is Spotify here on MakeTechEasier. This application has truly revolutionized the way that I consume music, and I only see things getting better. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Spotify is […]