Internet Explorer 9 – a first taste
March 17, 2010 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Internet Explorer 9 – a first taste
Internet Explorer 9 – a first taste

Microsoft have released the Windows Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview, a pre-beta that delivers just a hint of what the next version of IE will offer.
Much of the focus is on performance, and it’s about …

CyberLink PowerDVD 10 brings 3D to the masses
March 17, 2010 – 17:15 | Comments Off on CyberLink PowerDVD 10 brings 3D to the masses
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 brings 3D to the masses

CyberLink have released the latest version of their PowerDVD movie player, featuring support for more file formats, direct uploading to YouTube, the ability to post comments on your favourite movies to Twitter and Facebook, and …

Troubleshoot and speed up sluggish PCs with Process Hacker
March 1, 2010 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot and speed up sluggish PCs with Process Hacker
Troubleshoot and speed up sluggish PCs with Process Hacker

If your PC feels slow, then you shouldn’t immediately rush off to disable services, remove startup programs, defrag your hard drive, or follow the other standard speedup tricks. A much better first step is to …

Manage your archives more effectively using PeaZip 3
February 24, 2010 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Manage your archives more effectively using PeaZip 3
Manage your archives more effectively using PeaZip 3

Think of an archive format an the ubiquitous ZIP format will be one of the first that enters your mind. Although it’s the most platform-friendly archive format, it’s rather long in the tooth, doesn’t offer …

How to manually detect malware with Process Hacker
November 30, 2009 – 15:43 | Comments Off on How to manually detect malware with Process Hacker
How to manually detect malware with Process Hacker

Installing a regularly-updated antivirus tool will ensure you’re protected against most malware, but no security suite is 100% effective, and of course they’re all vulnerable to the very latest threats. So if your PC is behaving …

Wallpaper Juggler downloads and automatically sets great desktop backgrounds
November 27, 2009 – 11:14 | Comments Off on Wallpaper Juggler downloads and automatically sets great desktop backgrounds
Wallpaper Juggler downloads and automatically sets great desktop backgrounds

Tired of your dull desktop? New wallpaper could make all the difference, but first you’ll have to locate the best sources, find images in the right aspect ratio, download them somewhere and remember to change …

SPlayer is a fast, lightweight and stylish new media player
November 26, 2009 – 11:09 | Comments Off on SPlayer is a fast, lightweight and stylish new media player
SPlayer is a fast, lightweight and stylish new media player

If your current media player is slow, resource-hungry, or just can’t handle all the files you throw at it, then it may be time to try a replacement – and SPlayer is an ideal candidate. …

Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting
November 25, 2009 – 11:35 | Comments Off on Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting
Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting

The holy grail of hackers comes in finding a way to make you run their code without even realising, and that often requires considerable low-level knowledge of how Windows works. For example, every program has …

How to speed up Adobe Reader
November 24, 2009 – 11:49 | Comments Off on How to speed up Adobe Reader
How to speed up Adobe Reader

Adobe’s PDF is the web’s format of choice for exchanging documents, and so every PC needs the ability to view them. But opting for the obvious choice of Adobe Reader has a cost: it’s slow …

Quick Tip: How to save a little Vista RAM
November 23, 2009 – 13:10 | Comments Off on Quick Tip: How to save a little Vista RAM
Quick Tip: How to save a little Vista RAM

Windows Vista is a resource hog, but turning off unnecessary features can help make a difference.  Do you really need the network icon in your system tray to flash whenever you send or receive information, …

Is PeaZip the best portable file archiver?
November 23, 2009 – 12:37 | Comments Off on Is PeaZip the best portable file archiver?
Is PeaZip the best portable file archiver?

There are plenty of free file archiving tools around – you can even use Explorer, if you’re really desperate – but we think the latest release of PeaZip shows it’s still the one to beat.
There’s …