Installing or re-installing Windows is a tedious and time consuming task. Other than the time spent installing the OS, we still need to restore all our favorite and essential software. Personally, I have a list of utilities and software that I install after installing Windows. Keeping this list made my life easier as it allows […]
Windows Tips & Tricks
Digital storage is becoming cheaper by the day. It is hard to find a computer with less than 250Gb of built in hard drive space. Most have 320Gb to 1Tb of space built in with the option to add more. With all this space, people tend to hoard everything they can just because they have […]
Microsoft Office and Exchange has always been the backbone for many corporate and business enterprises. With the launch of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft is bringing their desktop/server based system to the cloud, enabling professionals to access their emails, important documents, contacts, and calendar from almost anywhere and any device.
If you are a Windows 7 user and have gone through the C drive, you’ll have probably seen a folder called Users. This Users folder stores all your user profiles, which includes all your settings and user data. Since your user profile has all your important documents and settings, it makes sense to back up […]
No matter who you are – software developer, technical writer, blogger, or just someone wanting to show off their cool desktop — you need to take the occasional screen capture. There are a large number of commercial, free, and Open Source screen capture tools out there. They range from bare bones apps to ones that […]
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 […]
During a press event last Friday, 27th May, Microsoft unveiled two important updates to their line of products: Mango (Windows Phone update ) and the Microsoft Surface 2.0. Mango Mango is the codename for the next major update of Windows Phone. It adds more than 500 new features to the existing version and makes the […]
Depending on your work, there will be times that you need to secure some confidential files/folders in your computer. Previously, we have shown you how to protect sensitive documents in Windows, without installing any software. In this article, let’s take a look at several software that can password protect your files and folders.
We have covered tons and tons of Dropbox tips and tricks. The latest addition to our Dropbox library is to make it portable and bring it everywhere we go, on a USB drive. When it comes to accessing our Dropbox folder, there are many ways to do it. You can install the Dropbox desktop client […]
After many decades of innovation, word processing still remains a largely a passive exercise, requiring you to enter text onto a white background. Applications, such as OneNote shook up the industry by allowing alternative means of organising text and other media. In the same vein, PpcSoft has developed an interesting competitor which has many of […]
Files stored in PDF (Portable Document Format) provide a versatile method of transferring documents without losing formatting and other effects. The file format was originally created by Adobe, however since in recent years Adobe’s PDF reader has become bloated and difficult to use. In this article I will look at six free alternative PDF viewers.
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If you use a PC running any current version of Windows you may have noticed small files called Thumbs.db popping up on your system. What is it, what do they do, what did I do to create them? Relax, they’re harmless. Here’s what thumb.db files are for. Thumbs.db files are only shown when a specific […]
There’s a saying “It doesn’t matter how you can get the (computer) virus, it is only a matter of when you will get it.” Indeed, with today technology, more and more variant of viruses keep appearing and one is more potent than the previous. It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect against them all. Even […]
Fancy a good way to backup your iOS devices and manage your audio/video content? Wondershare iMate can do all that for you, and guess what, it is now available for free. Take it as a April’s fool day event, except that the giveaway is not a joke. It is for real. As you know, syncing […]
There are plenty of ways to increase your productivity and having a quick access to various shortcuts in definitely one of the most discussed way. Folder Menu is a AutoHotKey script that allows you to quickly jump to your favorite app/folder with a single mouse click. It is a small, yet powerful and highly customizable […]
After lot of fanfare, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was finally released. It is touted as the best browser by Microsoft and comes with support for the latest technology in town. Well, that may sound a bit exaggerating, but IE9 did indeed come with several impressive features. In case you are wondering whether you should upgrade […]
One of the most interesting features of Windows 7 is the ability to add “gadgets” to your desktop. These are small apps that help display information and allow you to interact with your computer without launching other programmes. In this article I will outline how these gadgets can be installed, used and will also highlight […]