Reviews

Best Sites and Apps for Internet Speed Tests

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I’m not sure why, but I’m always testing my Internet connection at home to see how fast it is and if it’s working properly. I never did this before, but after finding some really useful Internet speed test sites and apps for my phone and iPad, I’m always using it! At first it may not […]

Find Useful Tools Online using iTools

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Looking for some cool online tools? As an IT Pro, tools are what makes us tick. You really can’t do anything without a “tool” of some sort. Whether it’s a disk utility, a network scanner, or a website monitor, tools are essential to getting things done quicker. Today I found a cool site called iTools.com, […]

Tweak, Customize and Optimize Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en

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Windows 7 has a lot of great built-in tools, but they are not always very easy to use. For example, you can optimize system for better security and faster performance via the registry, but who is going to ever do that manually? That’s where nice liked tweaker/optimizer programs come in handy. They give you easy […]

5 Free Programs to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive

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Looking to sell an old computer and want to wipe the hard drive clean before you sell it? Whatever your reason may be, there are lots of programs out there that can help you to not only erase the data on a hard drive, but erase it in such a way that it can never […]

Top 10 Virus Protection Software

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Everyone is always looking for a good anti-virus program these days with all the malicious software floating around in our email, websites, etc. You’ve probably read hundreds of “Best Anti-Virus” posts in your life, but in this post I’ll try to give you a little more meat to why you should pick one anti-virus program […]

Dexpot – Simple But Powerful Virtual Desktops For Windows

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One feature that Linux users have, a feature lacking in both Windows and OS X (until very recently), is the idea of virtual desktops.  Virtual desktops (or multiple workspaces), are simply that: “virtual” desktops which in effect allow users to view certain windows on one desktop, while other programs are shown on another. This  effectively […]

Use a Free Utility to Open More Than 70 Popular File Formats

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Is your computer becoming cluttered with various software programs so you can view different types of files, such as videos, PDF files, Office files, etc. We found a tool that can simplify your life and allow you to get rid of some of the extraneous software on your machine. Free Opener is a free tool […]

Another Free Tool for Encrypting and Decrypting Files Using the Windows Context Menu

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There are many ways to encrypt your private files and information. Two ways we have discussed before are to use TrueCrypt (Windows and Linux) or BitLocker (Windows). If you want a less complicated method for encrypting your files, we have written about an open source tool allowing you to easily encrypt and decrypt files using […]

Monitor Your Hard Drive’s Health With GSmartControl

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As a computer is used regularly, its hard drive will begin to age, even if the wear and tear isn’t obviously.  You probably won’t start hearing strange noises, or notice anything out of the ordinary, but time will eventually cause your hard drive to fail.  Tools such as SMART (which stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and […]

Wallch Is An Automatic Wallpaper Changer For GNOME Linux

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If you’re a Linux user who wants a powerful yet simple way to change your desktop wallpaper automatically, then Wallch (short for Wallpaper Changer), might be worth a look.  Wallch is designed for those running the GNOME desktop (both the GNOME 2.x or 3.x series are supported), and is incredibly easy to configure and use. […]