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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make Your Windows 7 System Startup And Shutdown On A Schedule

How to Make Your Windows 7 System Startup And Shutdown On A Schedule

Some of us like our PC to always be ready when we enter the room. Waiting for the system to boot up can be annoying. Thankfully, there is a solution that allows you to schedule startups and shutdowns to save you time, and possibly reduce your electricity bill. Startup on schedule This step will vary […]

How to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

How to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

Video game consoles, particularly the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, are increasingly becoming more than just gaming devices. They have become complete entertainment systems. You can now watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming video content. You can purchase and listen to music, and with the new Xbox 360 dashboard update coming this fall, you […]

10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Many of you have probably been using Windows 7 for quite a while now. It’s really quite a solid operating system, with stability and functionality far exceeding anything Microsoft has offered before. You may, however, be unaware of one of the great productivity advantages that Windows offers you. That is keyboard integration, which is far more advanced […]

Gives Your Windows Total Protection With Bitdefender Total Security 2012

Gives Your Windows Total Protection With Bitdefender Total Security 2012

In the past, all you need is an anti-virus software to protect your Windows PC. Now, that is no longer sufficient. You will also need firewall, anti-spyware, anti-malware, parental control etc to get fully protected. Many antivirus companies (such as Norton and McAfee) have transit from providing anti-virus solution to total security suite. Bitdefender is […]