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Things That You Need To Know About Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Things That You Need To Know About Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Microsoft has recently released a service pack for its Windows 7 OS. In case you are not aware, the service pack is an update package issued by Microsoft to fix the bugs and to improve the performance of the OS. In some service packs, it might even add new functionality to the OS. What’s new […]

AudioGalaxy: The Easiest Way to Stream Music to Android And iOS

AudioGalaxy: The Easiest Way to Stream Music to Android And iOS

While there are many ways to stream music from your computer, most of them require you to do some setup and configuration, or require you to pay a fee. If you are looking for a way to stream music for free and with little or no setup, then AudioGalaxy could jolly well be the one […]

LangOver Helps You Change Your Typing Language Easily

LangOver Helps You Change Your Typing Language Easily

Not everyone uses the English keyboard. For those who are residing in Russia, or India, most probably you are using a Russian or Tamil keyboard. The problem with using a non-English keyboard is that you have to switch the locale everytime you want to type in English. In Windows, you can do that by using […]

CloudBerry Backup Review + Free Giveaway

CloudBerry Backup Review + Free Giveaway

When it comes to backing up data, most people will think of offloading your important documents to an external hard drive. Previously, we have covered various backup tools for Windows, and most (if not, all) of them use the same concept to backup your data: setup an external hard drive and schedule the software to […]

How to Limit Application CPU Usage In Windows

How to Limit Application CPU Usage In Windows

Previously, when we discussed the way to limit CPU usage of any process in Linux, many of you were asking how you can achieve the same effect in Windows. So here is it, the way to manage your application CPU usage in Windows. There are several ways that you can do so, but the easiest […]

Clean Your Computer With Magic Utilities 2011 + Free Giveaway

Clean Your Computer With Magic Utilities 2011 + Free Giveaway

Update: This free giveaway has ended. Keeping a Windows installation clean, trimmed and running efficiently can be difficult. There are multiple tools that we have suggested in the past to help with tasks such as deleting unnecessary files, stopping unnecessary programs from starting at launch, and uninstalling unused programs. However, you have to use multiple […]

Productively Manage Multiple Windows Using AquaSnap

Productively Manage Multiple Windows Using AquaSnap

If you are on a Windows machine, you know there is a severe shortage of pre-installed applications to help you manage your open windows. The best you can do with most versions of Windows is minimize using the Windows button + M. Windows 7 has some better features to help. Whether you are looking to […]

Nexus Radio: A Desktop Tool For Online Radio Streaming

Nexus Radio: A Desktop Tool For Online Radio Streaming

Be it a good friend’s party or just easing up your everyday work stress, music is a great way to set the mood right and be more productive at work. I am always plugged into new songs on my portable iPod or desktop computer, regardless of whatever I am doing. However, I also enjoy finding […]

Partition Assistant Extends And Resizes Windows Partition + Free Giveaway

Partition Assistant Extends And Resizes Windows Partition + Free Giveaway

In Windows Vista and 7, you can go the Disk Management Console to manage your partition, but if you are looking for a much easier (and quicker) way to extend, move, resize your Windows partition, Aomei Partition Assistant is one good tool that you can use. (And yes, there is a giveaway for this great […]

Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

Recently, I decided that instead of copying video files from one computer to another when I wanted to watch something on my TV, I would setup my network to stream the videos. I had previously tried NFS and UPnP, both without very impressive results. Therefore, I decided to try Samba, even though my perception of […]

Process Hacker: A Better Alternative to Windows Task Manager

Process Hacker: A Better Alternative to Windows Task Manager

Windows Task manager is good for general users, but if you want in-depth information about currently running Windows processes, services or running applications – you will need a better task management utility. There are tons of task management apps available for free but Process Hacker seems to be the most feature rich and popular among […]

The Easiest Way to Set Gmail As The Default Email Handler in Windows

The Easiest Way to Set Gmail As The Default Email Handler in Windows

In almost all version of the Windows OS, the default email application is always Outlook. For those who are using Gmail and want to use it as the default email client, what you can do is to configure Outlook to use Gmail as the default account so that whenever you click on a mailto link, […]

How to Change the Default Download Location In IE 9 [Quick Tips]

How to Change the Default Download Location In IE 9 [Quick Tips]

In Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), the default download location is the Downloads folder in your user profile. However, some (if not, most) of you donot like this default download location and are looking for the ways to change it. For me, I prefer to place all my downloads on the Desktop. This is how you […]

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

In previous posts, I have highlighted some of the outstanding new native Linux games that are coming out soon or have been out but may not be well known. For many Linux gamers, however, the pool of native Linux games is still too small. As most already know, it is possible to play some Windows […]

SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

We here at Make Tech Easier have talked about many backup options. Each one has their merits and is well worth looking into. Depending on your needs, one may be better than another. That being said, SafeCopy is another automatic backup option for your Windows or Apple machine. The beauty of the automatic backups is […]

4 Tools to Edit The Context Menu in Windows

4 Tools to Edit The Context Menu in Windows

The context menu is the small window that popup when you right click your mouse. When you right click your mouse on a file/folder, the context menu will show a list of useful options for you to choose. The bad thing is, it is usually not configurable by default. For example, while keeping Firefox as […]