Reviews

Benchmark Hard Drive Performance with HD Tune

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Looking for a quick and easy way to check the performance of your hard drive? Maybe you just swapped out an old SATA drive for a new SSD? Want to make sure that the SSD actually is giving you some real performance benefits? Well, you can use a program called HD Tune to monitor your […]

Download Free Troubleshooting Toolkit for Windows and Networking

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For those of you who don’t remember, Sysinternals was a Windows troubleshooting website that had a bunch of free tools to help you manage and troubleshoot problems with Windows. Microsoft purchased the company and it’s still called Sysinternals and it’s list of free tools has been growing ever since. If you’re a technical support person […]

Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad: Which to Buy?

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As you probably already know, Microsoft held a big event in LA to unveil their future iPad competitor called the Microsoft Surface. The Surface is definitely a closer competitor to the iPad than the Kindle Fire or the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, both aimed at the lower-end market. For high-end tablets, the iPad and […]

Create Thumbnail Images from Your Pictures for Free

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Do you need to create thumbnails of a lot of images? You can open each image in an image editor and resize them manually. However, there is an easier and quicker method. Easy Thumbnails is a free program that allows you to quickly and easily create thumbnail images from multiple images at once. Download Easy […]

How to Block Windows Processes and Programs

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Looking for a Windows process blocker? Want to make sure your kids never run that silly game that they keep downloading over and over again? Or don’t want someone to be able to run a sensitive application installed on your PC? One way to fix these problems is to simply block the process. Well, you’ve […]

Easily Secure Your Data Without Administrative Privileges Using SafeHouse Explorer – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of this two-part article about using SafeHouse Explorer to securely store and transport your important, private files. The first part of this article covered installing and running SafeHouse Explorer and creating your first SafeHouse volume. In this part, we discuss creating a portable version of SafeHouse Explorer you can carry […]

Easily Secure Your Data Without Administrative Privileges Using SafeHouse Explorer – Part I

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We have previously written about creating and using a portable version of the free, open source encryption tool, TrueCrypt. This allows you to create encrypted file stores so you can securely carry around your data on USB flash drives. However, to use the portable version of TrueCrypt, you must have administrator privileges on the computer […]

Track and Log USB Device Usage/Activity with USBLogView

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If you have a computer that is accessible to other people, then there may be times when you want to know what USB devices were plugged in. At an office, there may be a common PC for employees to use in the break room or in the conference room. You can keep track of all […]

Customize Windows 7 Desktop and Taskbar with Rainmeter

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For being in the tech field, it’s pretty sad that I just found out about Rainmeter. Rainmeter is apparently one of the most popular desktop customization programs for Windows. It’s free and it is very powerful. It’s basically like Windows sidebar gadgets, but way more customizable. You can keep track of system resources like hard […]

Top 5 Smartphones to Buy for Christmas 2011

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Christmas is right around the corner and we’re going to help you find the best tech gadgets currently on the market so you can be showered with praise when someone gets one as a gift! Everybody can use a smartphone, especially the people who don’t want to give up their own flip phones from 10 […]