How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like
October 21, 2009 – 10:21 | Comments Off on How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like
How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like

Windows 7 features useful improvements in many areas, but its taskbar tweaks don’t appeal to everyone. In particular, it’s no longer immediately obvious whether an icon on the taskbar is a shortcut, or one or …

How to improve your Adobe Reader security
October 20, 2009 – 10:58 | Comments Off on How to improve your Adobe Reader security
How to improve your Adobe Reader security

Malicious PDF files are increasingly used by hackers as a means of infecting your PC with malware, and they don’t have to look far to find security holes in Adobe Reader. Every few months a …

Find files instantly with Everything
October 19, 2009 – 13:43 | Comments Off on Find files instantly with Everything
Find files instantly with Everything

Microsoft like to boast that the latest Windows search tools locate files right away, but, well, it’s not exactly true, is it? Even limited Vista searches for programs can take a few moments, or occasionally …

Are you ready for Windows 7? Ask the Upgrade Advisor
October 18, 2009 – 12:00 | Comments Off on Are you ready for Windows 7? Ask the Upgrade Advisor
Are you ready for Windows 7? Ask the Upgrade Advisor

Windows 7 hits the streets on Thursday, and the Microsoft publicity machine will soon be trying to persuade you that upgrading is a very good thing. We would generally agree – it’s a real improvement …

SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need
October 17, 2009 – 10:15 | Comments Off on SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need
SUPER quickly converts video and audio files to the format you need

If you really need a particular video file then the web is packed with tools to help. Install something like Orbit Downloader, say, and it’s easy to capture that movie trailer, streaming video, or whatever …

PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software
October 16, 2009 – 22:31 | Comments Off on PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software
PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software

You may not be aware that PC Tools are a relatively new company, who have achieved a huge amount of market share during a short period of time. Moving in to the security software market …

Synchronise your Firefox preferences, bookmarks & passwords using Mozilla Weave
October 16, 2009 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Synchronise your Firefox preferences, bookmarks & passwords using Mozilla Weave
Synchronise your Firefox preferences, bookmarks & passwords using Mozilla Weave

Most of us own more than one computer, but tend to use the same browser across every machine. This is one of the reasons Firefox grew in popularity. If you own a Mac laptop, but …

Bring order to your desktop with Stardock Fences
October 16, 2009 – 11:59 | Comments Off on Bring order to your desktop with Stardock Fences
Bring order to your desktop with Stardock Fences

In the last few years Microsoft have spent a huge amount of effort tweaking the Windows taskbar, Start menu, Explorer, and just about every other aspect of the interface – except one. The desktop. This …

AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for
October 16, 2009 – 10:20 | Comments Off on AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for
AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for

Most advanced users are well aware of the potential threats that could affect their computer. Self-awareness enables you to be wary of downloading applications from potentially malicious websites, installing new software or opening email attachments …

How to start Outlook 2007 faster
October 16, 2009 – 09:21 | Comments Off on How to start Outlook 2007 faster
How to start Outlook 2007 faster

If Outlook 2007 is taking a while to launch then that sometimes means you’ve an oversized Inbox. Taking a moment to clear out unwanted emails, especially those with large attachments, can make a real difference.
But …

Dictionary.NET combines translation, a dictionary and Wikipedia access into one simple tool
October 15, 2009 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Dictionary.NET combines translation, a dictionary and Wikipedia access into one simple tool
Dictionary.NET combines translation, a dictionary and Wikipedia access into one simple tool

When you need to translate text on a web page then IE8, Google’s Toolbar and various Firefox add-ons are just some of the free solutions that you might call on to help. In our experience …