Take the hassle out of backups with Genie Timeline Home 2.0
April 7, 2010 – 22:29 | Comments Off on Take the hassle out of backups with Genie Timeline Home 2.0
Take the hassle out of backups with Genie Timeline Home 2.0

If you avoid running backups because you typically find the software a pain to use, then you’re not alone. Most backup tools are overcomplicated, come with a host of confusing options, and take an age …

Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol
April 6, 2010 – 10:47 | Comments Off on Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol
Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol

It’s no secret that all too many applications still install unnecessary startup programs, components that load along with Windows, slowing down the boot process and grabbing valuable system resources. And so it’s wise to inspect …

Easily test bootable ISO files with Sun VirtualBox
March 29, 2010 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Easily test bootable ISO files with Sun VirtualBox
Easily test bootable ISO files with Sun VirtualBox

Sun VirtualBox is normally used to run operating systems in a window on your current desktop, and this can be very useful. If you want to try out Linux, for instance, then VirtualBox makes it …

Completely uninstall security applications with AppRemover
March 23, 2010 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Completely uninstall security applications with AppRemover
Completely uninstall security applications with AppRemover

Install antivirus software and it digs deep into your system, spreading roots everywhere: new Windows services, startup programs, drivers, more. That’s just fine while you’re using the program. But if you uninstall it, then it’s …

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. …