How to identify an edited image
February 3, 2011 – 08:05 | Comments Off on How to identify an edited image
How to identify an edited image

Are you looking at a digital photo in its raw, original state – or has it been edited?
Under normal circumstances this can be very hard to determine, but if you really need to know, then …

How to Save Memory: Internet Explorer
February 1, 2011 – 13:36 | Comments Off on How to Save Memory: Internet Explorer
How to Save Memory: Internet Explorer

If you abandoned IE long ago then the news that it can waste a great deal of RAM probably won’t come as much of a surprise.
But if you still use the browser, even only occasionally, …

Quick tip: ditch System Restore for a more reliable solution
February 1, 2011 – 11:22 | Comments Off on Quick tip: ditch System Restore for a more reliable solution
Quick tip: ditch System Restore for a more reliable solution

System Restore is good when you’re in a tight spot, allowing you to roll back your computer’s key program and system files to earlier versions in an attempt to fix a problem. But it’s not …

Quick tip: clone your hard disk for backup, rescue or upgrade purposes
January 31, 2011 – 12:58 | Comments Off on Quick tip: clone your hard disk for backup, rescue or upgrade purposes
Quick tip: clone your hard disk for backup, rescue or upgrade purposes

Here’s the rub: you want to upgrade your hard drive to a bigger model, but you don’t want to go through the rigmarole of setting everything up from scratch on your new drive. Or maybe …

Quick tip: watch internet TV through Windows Media Center
January 27, 2011 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Quick tip: watch internet TV through Windows Media Center
Quick tip: watch internet TV through Windows Media Center

Let’s be honest: watching TV on your computer can be a painful experience. If you have a TV tuner you still need access to an aerial point, and if you opt to watch over the …

Quick tip: change your Mac start-up screen
January 26, 2011 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Quick tip: change your Mac start-up screen
Quick tip: change your Mac start-up screen

Apple is as much about its looks as its substance, which begs the question: why that drab, grey start-up screen with the darker grey Apple logo superimposed over it? Hardly inspiring stuff when you boot …

11 free tools for automating repetitive tasks in Windows
January 25, 2011 – 09:51 | Comments Off on 11 free tools for automating repetitive tasks in Windows
11 free tools for automating repetitive tasks in Windows

Anyone who’s performed the same mindless task more than a dozen times will know the benefits of finding some tool to do the job for you. After all, why take five minutes to perform a …

Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler
January 24, 2011 – 05:45 | Comments Off on Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler
Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler

The web is chock-a-block with video: YouTube, streaming video, downloadable movies – the list is endless. Unfortunately, most of it is tied to the internet: you have to be online to access it and watch …

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 …

Transfer non-supported email across to the Mac using Laplink Switch & Sync
January 18, 2011 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Transfer non-supported email across to the Mac using Laplink Switch & Sync
Transfer non-supported email across to the Mac using Laplink Switch & Sync

Laplink’s Switch & Sync is designed to simplify the process of migrating files and email from a PC to a Mac. While it’s little more than a revamped version of Laplink’s PCsync tool, it does …

Get the best features of Windows 7 on your Mac desktop
January 13, 2011 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Get the best features of Windows 7 on your Mac desktop
Get the best features of Windows 7 on your Mac desktop

Most people consider the Mac OS X desktop superior to Windows, which is why there are plenty of utilities for Windows users that try to mimic elements like the Mac OS X Dock in Windows. …