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Must Read, software | September 14, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials: Why You Should Be Using It

There is a vast array of PC security software available, offering a wide variety of features at prices ranging from free to over a hundred dollars. The recently released free Microsoft Security Essentials is easily our favorite. Read the rest here »

News | November 30, 2009

Windows 7 and Apple BootCamp.

So far, Apple does not ‘officially’ support Windows 7 on BootCamp.  Their site released a statement on October 22, 2009 and it has not been updated.  Apple states:

Apple will support Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate) with Boot Camp in Mac OS X Snow Leopard before the end of the year. This support will require a software update to Boot Camp.

With that being said, most Mac users are able to install Windows 7 on BootCamp without any issues.  Here are a few links to forums that discuss this and installation help.

Forum on Macrumors.com

Forum post on Apple.com

News | September 2, 2008

Google’s New Web Browser: Chrome

The Google Chrome browser in action

The Google Chrome browser in action

This afternoon Google introduced a new Web browser called Chrome. They describe it as “a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.” Read the rest here »

News | July 17, 2008

The Google Email Uploader

The Gmail Uploader

The Gmail Uploader

So you haven’t switched to Gmail yet? We recommend Google’s excellent online email services to everyone. It’s free! But maybe you’ve got years of messages and addresses in your desktop e-mail program (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) and switching sounds like too much hassle.

Well Google’s new Email Uploader is the answer. The Google Email Uploader is an easy-to-use program that lets you forward e-mail messages and contacts to your Gmail account. Now you have no excuse, go sign up for Gmail right now! (Currently this application only works with Windows XP and Vista)

News | July 15, 2008

Free Online Image Editors

We normally recommend the desktop application Picasa (free download) for managing all of your photos, but a number of new online photo editors are becoming available that are very powerful, easy to use, and free. These can be handy for quick image editing on the go, and can even work with the images that you already have online. Here are two services that I am impressed with:


The Picnik sign-up screen

The Picnik sign-up screen

It’s easy to sign up and get started, and there’s even some demo photos to play with before you get an account. Once you sign in, you can import photos from your PC, or even from several online photo services like Picasa Web Albums and Flickr. Read the rest here »

Must Read | July 10, 2008

Recommended Software

With so many choices online, it can be difficult to locate software that does what you want. Much of the software available online is unsafe, badly behaved, poorly designed, or just too expensive.

So here it is, a list of the Windows programs that we recommend to others over and over again, in one spot! We’ll keep this updated with the latest and greatest, along with current links. If you have comments, suggestions, or complaints, drop us a line or leave a comment on this page. Read the rest here »

News | June 14, 2008

Eee PC : The Next Big Thing?

The Eee PC easily fits in your hand.

The Eee PC easily fits in your hand.

Over the years I’ve played around with all types of PDA’s (Palm Pilot, Pocket PC, etc.) and laptops, trying to find something that is portable, convenient and useful. Oh, yeah, and affordable. My wife only lets me spend a certain amount on this stuff.

Like most people, I want convenient access to information on the go. I want to access e-mail, contacts, notes, internet access, along with some decent word processing and maybe some multimedia and games if I get bored. Read the rest here »

Popular | May 12, 2008

Should You Go 64-bit?

Most modern computers use a 64-bit processor (CPU)

Your computer probably has a 64-bit processor (CPU) inside.

Most modern processors support 64-bit, and versions of Windows XP and Vista are available in 64-bit versions. What is 64-bit, and should you be using it? Read the rest here »

Popular | May 11, 2008

Windows Vista – Should You Upgrade?

The Windows Vista Desktop

The Windows Vista Desktop

Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows Vista, offers many new features and improvements, but should you switch?

Right away we’re going to let you know that if you have any doubts, just stick with Windows XP. Yes, Vista has lots of new features and a slick new interface, but there are new problems also. Read the rest here »

Popular | February 21, 2008

Installing Windows XP

Installing Windows XP is generally an easy process. Here are a few tips for completing a new, full install of WIndows XP. These tips apply to both the Home and Pro versions of Windows XP, OEM and retail versions.

First, boot directly from the CD, don’t try to install from a running version of Windows. When booting from the CD you’ll see a message that says ‘Press any key to boot from CD…’ and it only lasts about 3 seconds, so don’t miss it. Read the rest here »

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