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Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

While your computer might run fine with a Windows 7 installation and USB 3.0 slots, you currently cannot exploit the full potential of USB 3.0’s speed without installing compatible drivers from a website or disc. Microsoft promises that Windows 8 will support USB 3.0 natively, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy the qualities of […]

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 […]

Saving Power on Windows

Saving Power on Windows

Tough times call for tough decisions, and you’ve probably been looking for ways to cut down on electric consumption around the house. Have you ever looked at your desktop PC? With the right configuration, you can cut down the power usage of your computer by as much as 60%. Considering that the average computer can […]

4 Reasons Why Windows UAC Is Useless

4 Reasons Why Windows UAC Is Useless

If you use Windows Vista or 7, you know how annoying it is to have to approve everything every application does on your computer. This feature, known as User Account Control (UAC), gives you all those dialogs that spring up whenever you open something. Microsoft created UAC with the intention of making computing safer for […]

XAMPP: Easily Install A Web Server In Your Windows

XAMPP: Easily Install A Web Server In Your Windows

Whether you’re someone running a corporate server, a hobbyist who wants to make a simple web presence, or a freelancer trying to make a website to market yourself, you shouldn’t overlook the advantages Apache Friends’ XAMPP package has to offer. This application has everything you need to get your site started without a messy installation […]

Free Download Manager Boosts Your Download Speed, Makes Your Downloads A Breeze

Free Download Manager Boosts Your Download Speed, Makes Your Downloads A Breeze

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. […]

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Microsoft PowerPoint is certainly the best and the most used presentation software used on earth today. Presentation can be a great resource to share ideas, collaborate or showcase your work to the respective audience or gathering. I have been making presentations throughout my life, starting from school time where we had to present our work […]

4 Tips to Strengthen Your Windows Network

4 Tips to Strengthen Your Windows Network

You’ve probably heard of how hackers easily infiltrate Windows networks of unsuspecting people. If you stick your head out of the water frequently and interact with other people on the Internet, you might also run the risk of being attacked at some point in time or another. By following a couple of tips, you can […]

How to Move a Steam Game to Another Location

How to Move a Steam Game to Another Location

If you’ve just bought a fancy new solid state drive, you might want to move a select few games across for improved performance and loading times. You may also just be running out of space on your main drive and feel like relocating a game to a secondary hard drive. Unfortunately the guys at Valve […]

4 Tips to Make Windows 7 Boot Faster

4 Tips to Make Windows 7 Boot Faster

If you’re a hobbyist that runs a home server, or even a regular computer user that wants to get things done quickly, you will know how important it is to start Windows quickly. There’s nothing worse than having to restart a server and have your visitors tolerate 3 minutes of downtime. Add another 5 minutes […]

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 […]

How to Fix An Upside Down Monitor Display [Windows]

How to Fix An Upside Down Monitor Display [Windows]

You wake up in the morning, have a good long yawn, get out of bed, and check your email before going to work. You instinctively move your mouse down to the task bar only to find out that the mouse is moving up to an upside down task bar and your whole display turned over […]

4 Great Windows 7 Tips That You Never Know Existed

4 Great Windows 7 Tips That You Never Know Existed

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 […]

How to Prevent Windows 7 From Using So Much Memory

How to Prevent Windows 7 From Using So Much Memory

Picture this: You have a computer with two gigabytes of physical memory, you turn it on, and just after Windows 7 finishes loading, it’s already using about half of all that memory when you look into your task manager (hold “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” on your keyboard to access it quickly). Even if it […]

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 […]