Turn on networked PCs remotely with NirSoft’s WakeMeOnLan
August 25, 2011 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Turn on networked PCs remotely with NirSoft’s WakeMeOnLan
Turn on networked PCs remotely with NirSoft’s WakeMeOnLan

Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is, in theory, a very convenient technology, able to wake up a sleeping PC on your local (wired) network just by sending it an appropriately formed “magic packet”.
The reality can be rather different, …

LinkedIn for iOS hits version 4.0, gains new look and a speed boost
August 16, 2011 – 18:17 | Comments Off on LinkedIn for iOS hits version 4.0, gains new look and a speed boost
LinkedIn for iOS hits version 4.0, gains new look and a speed boost

LinkedIn has for some time been the social network that everyone loves to hate, but it still has a huge number of users. Like other social networks, there has long been an iOS app available …

Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool
August 8, 2011 – 12:36 | Comments Off on Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool
Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool

Network management can be a complex business, often requiring a whole suite of tools to carry out properly.
Or you could just download a copy of the free, open-source Network Stuff, which crams much of what …

Capture and analyse your network traffic with the free NetworkMiner
May 12, 2011 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Capture and analyse your network traffic with the free NetworkMiner
Capture and analyse your network traffic with the free NetworkMiner

When you need to understand what’s happening on your Windows network then logging its traffic with a packet sniffing tool can help. And there are few easier ways to get the job done than with …

Rubbernet provides detailed information about how your network is being used
April 27, 2011 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Rubbernet provides detailed information about how your network is being used
Rubbernet provides detailed information about how your network is being used

A huge percentage of home computer users have a small network set up, and the same is certainly true for many small businesses. Setting up a network means that it is possible to share files …

Emsisoft’s Online Armor 5 firewall gets a facelift
April 7, 2011 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Emsisoft’s Online Armor 5 firewall gets a facelift
Emsisoft’s Online Armor 5 firewall gets a facelift

Security specialist Emsisoft has released Online Armor 5.0, the latest version of their do-everything firewall package.
If you’ve tried the program before then the most immediately obvious change will be its revamped interface, which makes it …

Get a broken internet connection working again with Complete Internet Repair
March 28, 2011 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Get a broken internet connection working again with Complete Internet Repair
Get a broken internet connection working again with Complete Internet Repair

There are many reasons why your internet connection or web-related Windows components might start misbehaving, and diagnosing the problem for yourself can be difficult. So it’s often easier not to try: just resetting a few …

Fenzy – the Dropbox powered social network
March 16, 2011 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Fenzy – the Dropbox powered social network
Fenzy – the Dropbox powered social network

Dropbox is a handy online service that can be used to synchronise files between multiple computer, share files with others and backup important documents. Using Frenzy for Mac, it can also be transformed into a …

Speed up your internet connection with these hidden Windows tweaks
January 19, 2011 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Speed up your internet connection with these hidden Windows tweaks
Speed up your internet connection with these hidden Windows tweaks

Windows Vista and 7 include some interesting new technologies, carefully designed to optimise your network and internet speeds.
Do these work for you, though? It’s hard to say, because they’re so deeply buried that there’s no …

TweetDeck v.0.35 now available for download
September 10, 2010 – 11:11 | Comments Off on TweetDeck v.0.35 now available for download
TweetDeck v.0.35 now available for download

TweetDeck has earned itself a reputation as one of the most versatile and flexible Twitter clients available, and the release of version 0.35 adds a number of new features that serve to add to its …

Windows Live Essentials 4 Beta made available for testing
June 29, 2010 – 10:53 | Comments Off on Windows Live Essentials 4 Beta made available for testing
Windows Live Essentials 4 Beta made available for testing

Windows Live Essentials is a collection of free tools from Microsoft that covers many aspects of life online. The suite includes Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Movie Maker, Writer, Family Safety, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Sync, …