How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

Regular data backups are an important part of our digital lives because the computer electronics cannot be trusted and can get damaged at any time. There are a huge number of data backup solutions available for Windows, including Microsoft’s own SyncToy. Each backup and sync program has some unique features that others don’t have. This […]

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How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

Windows 8 includes a new metro interface which is optimized for touch screen. It makes use of the screen in order to perform different tasks. For example, if you drag your mouse to any of the screen corners, Windows 8 will let you do a specific task. Crusper is a small application that can enable […]

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How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

Deleting files is as easy as pressing the delete button or selecting delete from the context menu of the selected item, but do you know that a simple delete in Windows doesn’t actually delete the file. It just free up the hard drive space, ready for other files to overwrite it. Until that happens, that […]

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How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

Although Windows comes with its own media player, Windows Media Player, there is a wide variety of third party media player software available in free and paid versions. Windows Media Player is the preferred audio and video player for most people but some people like to go for more convenient media players like VLC Player […]

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Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

While the computers are becoming more and more powerful nowadays, the software used to operate the computer are also becoming more and more complex. If you are following the press releases of software companies, we can safely assume that hundreds of new software are released everyday and thousands of already released software are updated to […]

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5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

In almost every Operating System and applications, the context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click the mouse) is always an important feature that is often overlooked by the users. Imagine a life without context menu, you won’t be able to right-click the mouse and quickly change the desktop settings, or to […]

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How To Stay Up-To-Date About Your Favorite Websites

How To Stay Up-To-Date About Your Favorite Websites

The best way to get updates about a website or a web service is using the email feature. If the website offers email updates, you will be able to get all the updates right inside your email. The next popular method is to subscribe to its RSS feed. Now, what if the website that you […]

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Setup A Free FTP Server On Your Home Computer (Complete Step by Step Guide)

Setup A Free FTP Server On Your Home Computer (Complete Step by Step Guide)

If you use the Internet frequently, you must have come across some sites which offer uploading and downloading of files on their own servers. I am not talking about file sharing sites that offer to upload and download files through HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) but the sites that use a special protocol called FTP […]

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3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

How good would it be if Windows can be the perfect OS that runs fast (all the time), doesn’t hang at all and require low (or zero) maintenance. In reality, the reverse is always true. The bloated registry database always cause the system to go slow, uninstalled software are not removed completely, startup time seems […]

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Free Slideshow Maker Software To Organize Photos In Slideshows

Free Slideshow Maker Software To Organize Photos In Slideshows

Nowadays the digital photos have become very easy to capture and save. With the advent of larger hard drives with cheaper prices, the space constraint is almost gone forever. Now comes the challenge of organizing these photos because with the passage of time, the collection of digital photos becomes so huge that it becomes very […]

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5 Online Reminder Services To Remind Of Different Events And Tasks

5 Online Reminder Services To Remind Of Different Events And Tasks

Even though the technology has made the life of man easier, one thing that has been complex is remembering every bit of information, whether it is general like remembering a birthday, an event or task or business oriented like a business meeting, sending an invoice, following up an email etc. There are many services that […]

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5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

Everybody likes to take photos nowadays, but not everybody is a professional photographer. While I love taking photographs, most of my photos are not perfect and lack the elements of good photography like the light effect, color etc. I usually edit my photos before saving them to my library of photos. If you are professional […]

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4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

The people who frequently change their computers or travel a lot want to have their data with them all the time. It is not always possible to take a laptop or a computer with them. This is where the concept of portable applications comes in. Portable applications are programs that do not depend on any […]

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How to Get Your Work Done Using Pomodoro Technique

How to Get Your Work Done Using Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro is a technique of time management developed by Francesco. By using Pomodoro, you can manage your time easily on the computer. The basic form of pomodoro technique works like this: You choose a task that is to be accomplished in a certain time Set the Pomodoro timer to 25 minutes. Work on the […]

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6 Tips To Secure Your Facebook Account

6 Tips To Secure Your Facebook Account

A short while back, I wrote about securing your Hotmail account. Today I’ll discuss about ways to secure your Facebook account. There are several points to consider when accessing your Facebook account. Let’s discuss them one by one.

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How To Share Wireless Connection Settings Through A USB Drive

How To Share Wireless Connection Settings Through A USB Drive

While securing your wireless connection is as easy as entering password, it is often not the security mechanism that makes the wireless connection vulnerable. If you are sharing your security key with many other people (such as in the office environment), the chances of them compromising your wireless security is higher. Most people leak out […]

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4 Best Practices To Secure Your Hotmail Account

4 Best Practices To Secure Your Hotmail Account

Even though we discussed a lot about Gmail, Hotmail is still the leading email service in term of users. Gmail has introduced many security functions to secure the accounts of the people. Microsoft has also been doing great with Hotmail security but the features have largely been untold and silently integrated with Hotmail. Here, we […]

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D7: The Only Tool You Need To Troubleshoot Your Computer

D7: The Only Tool You Need To Troubleshoot Your Computer

As a computer geek and an IT administrator, I always get calls from people about their broken systems and I always have my USB first aid kit with me in order to troubleshoot any problems regarding problematic or broken systems. Today I’m going to talk about a portable utility which serves as a Swiss army […]

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