There are several archive formats and each comes with its own pros and cons. Find out more about the compression, encryption and each archive format and see which one is most suitable for you.
In this article, we will show you various encryption tools that you can use to encrypt your data, be it emails, chat or even local data in your computer.
If you enter foreign character in WordPress, but only see question marks (???) showing up, here is the fix for this issue without losing any data.
Most users conveniently classify viruses, worms, trojans, spyware as “viruses”, but the fact is they are not really the same. This article explains it all.
The Windows Shadow Copy feature is a useful, but hard to configure feature. we will show you how you can back up and restore data from Windows Shadow Copy.
The PowerShell help system is the most useful thing that you ever need to use PowerShell effectively. It provides help for the commands that you are going to use and even allows you to search for the commands to get your work done.
Fancy a way to run Windows programs without having to install or update them? Here is a good way that you can do so.
There are plenty of automation tools for Windows that are easy to use, but if you prefer to use a more powerful automation tool, AutoIt is a useful tool for you to create automation scripts.
Windows comes with an handy tool, known as Task Scheduler, that allows you to automate and schedule tasks. You can also use a third party software, like Shutter, to get the job done. In this article, we will show you how to schedule and automate tasks with both the inbuilt task scheduler and Shutter.
With tons of online learning courses, it can be difficult finding the best one around. Here are 3 search engines that you can use to search for the courses you are most interested in and is the most value for money.
While there are plenty of Google reader alternatives, most of them are web-based and few allow you to host your own RSS feeds server. Sismics Reader is a new open-source RSS feeds server which allows multiple users to connect to it and host their own RSS feeds.
Windows Performance Monitor is a tool created by Microsoft to analyze Windows performance over a period of time. Using this tool, you can find out how your system performs over time and what you can do to improve the performances. In this article, we will show you how you can use the Performance Monitor effectively in Windows 8.
Network security is one of the main focus areas when creating or monitoring a network. The network administrators carry out random audits of network traffic by capturing the network data and analyzing the packets being transmitted from one host to another. In this article, we will discuss how to capture and analyze network traffic using the NetworkMiner tool.
Windows Device Manager is good, but it does not provide detailed information about the installed devices. ServiWin let you manage Windows drivers with the detailed information that Windows Device Manager doesn’t provide.
In earlier days, it was quite a tough job to check the hardware or software configuration of a computer. Now, with more advanced software, you can check your system information easily. Here are several useful tools that you can use to check the system information and get more detailed information about your hardware and software configuration.
If you are using multiple computers, you may find it a troublesome to update all the computers, especially when you are not connected to the Internet. In this article, we will show you how you can download Windows updates offline and then install on multiple computers without downloading the updates again.
Would it be great if you can bring your Windows apps wherever you go? This article will show you how to use Evalaze to virtualize Windows applications and make them portable.
The Windows Action Center is the place that monitor your system and keep it running smoothly. If you have seen a white flag showing up in the system tray, that is when the Windows Action Center is working in the background. This article show you how to make effective use of the Windows Action Center.
In Windows, there is no centralized place to configure the notification system. Snarl is a free Windows Notifications replacement which can handle all the notifications and also features a centralized configuration. The best thing about Snarl is that it will not steal the focus of the window when showing a notification.
While creating your Word document, some of you might want to secure it and prevent others from viewing or making changes to it. There are some security features in Microsoft Word 2013 that allow you to protect and secure your documents. Let’s check it out.
Microsoft Word 2013 comes with a completely new layout called the Read Mode that is especially targeted towards the modern digital world of tablets. In this article, we will go deep into the Read Mode and show you the various ways you can configure it.
Are you keen to use the Android’s pattern lock security mechanism on your Windows 8 tablet? Here is how you can do so.
There are tons of ways to optimize your Windows machine, and disabling the useless services is one of the easiest way to make sure your computer without additional overhead. In this article, we will show you how to manage and disable Windows services.
For the giveaway of the week, we have 10 license keys for Stellar Partition Recovery (worth $990 in total) to be given away. Read on for more detail
USB flash drive is a convenient tool for bringing your data around, but it can also be exploited to spread virus and malware across computers and networks. Here is how you can secure your USB drive and computer and prevent it from spreading virus.
You may have known that Dropbox can host your static webpages and make them available to the world, but you may not know how to do it. Here are 4 easy ways that allow you to host your website on Dropbox and make it publicly available.
Since Windows XP, Microsoft included a “System Restore” feature so you can easily restore to a previous working version when the system go down. In Windows 8, it goes a step further and added a “Refresh” and “Reset” feature that is able to repair and re-install Windows. Let check it out.
The new Start Screen is the most visually interesting feature in Windows 8. While it has received a mixed response from the users, it is undoubtedly the highlight of the OS. If you are new to Windows 8 Start Screen, here is the ways to customize and make better use of it.
Start Screen is a new feature introduced in Microsoft Office 2013. Like Windows 8, many people are used to the old layout and prefer to disable the Start Screen by default. Here are several ways to disable the start screen in Microsoft Office 2013.
Windows 8 comes with very little taskbar customization option. If you are looking to personalize your desktop and taskbar settings, here is how you can tweak and customize Windows 8 taskbar, with the help of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
The easiest way to make a website available for offline reading is to save it as a webpage in your desktop. The only limitation is that it only saves the current webpage and doesn’t save external elements. Here is how you can save a complete website with all the links, images and videos intact.
Setting up a SIP server in your system allows you to easily communicate with other users in the network. If you are looking to setup your own SIP server in Windows, here is the complete guide.
Windows 8 may be an improved version of Windows 7, but if you are not using it on a high end PC, there will still be some strain and lag while running the applications. Here are 7 ways that you can use to improve the performance of your Windows 8 system.
Are you frustrated with the slow Windows search, especially when it causes your system to pause momentarily or hang completely? Here are your alternatives to do the perfect desktop search
The short battery life is always an issue for laptop users. Here we will show you how to improve and optimize your Windows laptop battery life.
Having a clean desktop often has a positive impact on efficiency and productivity. Here we will show you the various ways to organize files and folders in Windows.
A startup profile is the set of services/applications that get loaded on Windows startup. While Windows comes with a default set of profiles, you can easily create a variety of startup profiles, each geared toward different purposes, like gaming, work, relaxing etc. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up and save your own startup profiles and switch to it.
Backing up and syncing your files over the Web is an easy task, but syncing your applications settings among different computers can be a challenge. Dropboxifier is a little program that allows you to synchronize our application settings among different computers. Let check it out.
Remembering a long and complex password is not easy. It becomes a headache especially when you have to logoff and logon to the computer frequently. Rohos Logon Key is a fantastic free utility which turns your USB flash drive into a logon key. Just insert the USB flash drive and you’re logged on automatically.
Measuring the speed of your startup allows you to find out how much time you have saved after implementing the speed up measures. Here’s a quick way to measure and speed up your Windows startup.
Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite in the world and it comes with plenty of features that you won’t ever need it. If you can live without the bells and whistles, you will be able to find a lot of similar alternatives which will make your work done and will do exactly what you require.
Backup Box is a service which will let you transfer files from one cloud service to another. This process is completely web based and does not require any local computer resources or bandwidth. Backup Box supports several services including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync, FTP and SFTP. It also supports full MySQL database and Amazon S3 transfers. You can transfer files from any service to any other service directly.
Security is an important aspect of digital life. It becomes even more important when people are using a shared computer with a single account. Most of the families do not have multiple accounts for each member of the family and enforcing limited access to confidential data could be a difficult task. In this case, the Windows encryption and security will not work for everyone. Folder level password security is required in this case.
The Windows Task Manager has always been an inconvenient and incomplete task manager for advanced users and network administrators. It is slow and doesn’t show much information about the processes. A better way is to replace it with a more powerful and useful alternative.
With the rise in popularity of pocket camera and photography, it is to no surprise that the next thing to be in hot demand is an entry level photo editor. Today, we are going to show you how to edit multiple images and merge them together with a simple tool – FotoMix.
While on the move, you may want to keep connected to your office’s computer so you can monitor your work remotely. There are several tools that can give you remote access to your computer remotely, including using Gmail. In this article, we will discuss a more robust solution to connect to your computer remotely without […]
If you are a blogger, you must have used or heard about Windows Live Writer. WLW is a great desktop client for blogging. It supports many services and platforms like WordPress, Blogger, TypePad etc. In this article we will focus on some of the main and important configurations which have to be setup before you […]
A lot of other cloud storage solutions have popped up in the last few months. Today, instead of reviewing how each of these services work, we will try to create our own cloud storage solution which can be hosted at our own Windows servers, whether local, remote or over the Internet.
Windows comes with built in performance monitors which can be used to track down different performance problems. For example, you can go to the Resource Monitor tool (from Windows Task Manager) which will give you a deeper look at which application are using which resource. You can easily identify the apps and close problematic apps […]
Going on holidays where there is limited Internet access is a tough decision especially for those who are always connected to the Internet. If you are an Internet geek and never turn off your computer, it will be a hard work to go anywhere without your computer. But if it is necessary to go without […]