Tools Review

4 Great Tools to Create Windows Installer Packages

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I’ve written a fair amount of code in my IT career and released a good number of Windows programs also, so a good tool to create Windows installer packages was always key. Each program would have a different set of needs, such as scripts, DLLs, security settings, etc., so one tool that could handle a […]

5 Utilities for Changing DNS Servers in Windows Reviewed

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Even though most people don’t care, there are the few geeks out there who like to change the DNS servers on their system for reasons like speed, privacy and security. I’ve previously written about the best free public DNS servers you can use to speed up browsing and increase security. Also, depending on where you […]

5 Windows Alternatives to the Linux sudo Command

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If you’ve ever used Linux or know someone who uses Linux, then you’ve probably heard of the sudo command. The command is a critical component to just about every Linux distribution and what it does is let you run a command as a different user, most notably the root user. On certain Linux distributions, you […]

Use HP Print and Scan Doctor to Fix Common Printer Problems

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I’m a huge fan of HP printers and I think overall they are the best printers for businesses as well as consumers. However, they come bundled with the worst possible software that not only bloats and slows down your system, but doesn’t really help all that much in connecting your computer to your printer, which […]

20 of The Best TV Streaming Devices

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While smart Internet enabled TVs are becoming more popular, there are still a lot of homes that don’t have them. However, with technology advancing so rapidly, the demand for smart TV functionality will continue to increase. Right now, there are more options and devices than ever to stream Netflix, Hulu, games, apps and more to […]

Best CPU, Video Card and RAM Tuning Utilities

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If you want to optimize or configure your PC’s CPU processor, video card or even RAM memory for better performance, you have a few different options. Using some readily available freeware downloads from manufacturers and other software companies, you can easily tweak the performance of most of the components of your computer. AMD OverDrive If […]

Free Scan WiFi & Channel Scanner Software for Windows

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Looking for a quick way to scan all the WiFi networks in your area and seeing what channels they are running on? What about getting other info like the SSID, Mac address, signal strength, company name, etc.? Nirsoft has released a new free tool called WifiInfoView which will give you detailed information about all the […]

Automatically Move, Delete, or Copy Files in Windows

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Previously, I had written about a program to automate file management tasks in Windows, but unfortunately, the program was very basic and was last updated in 2005! If you are looking for a program that can handle a variety of file management tasks, then you should check out Limagito FileMover. They have a free version […]

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 […]

Use GParted to Manage Disk Partitions in Windows

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Looking for a good partition manager for your Windows computer? One of the best programs out there is GParted. It’s open-source and supports just about every file system out there including ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, UFS, XFS, and more. Basically, your hard drive is divided into one or more segments called partitions. Usually, […]