All Windows systems contain a “hosts” file that allows you to associate certain IP addresses with a domain name. Today, I’m going to teach you how to take advantage of this file to make your life much more convenient.
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The powerful 1AVCenter is a audio video center for Windows that allows you to record, broadcast, and make remote surveillance of any source of video and audio of your PC. This is the first of our MTE birthday giveaway. Read on for more detail.
Unless you are willing to shell out money to get the expensive software, here are some free video editor that can still make you a professional videographer.
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.
If you are looking to do some simple audio editing, and don’t need to use any sequencer or special equipment to record, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars in software. There are plenty of free and better alternatives. Check out some of them here.
Some call “Easter Eggs”, while others call them bugs, but nevertheless, these weird stuff doesn’t stop appearing in Windows. Let’s have a look at instances when Windows starts acting weird in ways that are completely reproducible!
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.
Perhaps one of the most annoying things about using Windows is the fact that you have to wait eons for it to shut down. If you want to shut down your computer faster, there are a few ways to do this, some involving the Windows registry. As nasty as it gets, don’t let the Windows shutdown process keep you behind the keyboard when you have other things to do.
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.
The usual way to deactivate a screensaver is to type on the keyboard or move your mouse. What if you can do it via your webcam when it spotted a movement? Let’s have a look!
Shortcuts can be extremely handy and useful, but sometimes it is difficult to create. Here are 5 really useful shortcuts you should have in Windows.
in Windows, right-clicking, dragging, pointing, and double-clicking aren’t the only things you can do with your mouse. There are some unknown operations that can help you save time and be more productive. In this guide, you’ll find out all these cool mouse operations that you can use.
Pinning apps to the taskbar is a bit more complicated in Windows 8. Here is the complete guide to pinning (almost) anything to the taskbar.
Chocolatey is the equivalent of “apt” or “yum”, except that it is meant for the Windows OS. If you are a Windows user and are not afraid of the command line, Chocolatey is one good app that allows you to search and install software easily in Windows.
When you install a new OS alongside your Windows, you might face a situation where you can’t boot into the new OS. EasyBCD helps you resolve this problem much more easily than you would with MSConfig.