Yearly Archives: 2013

Free Microsoft Project alternatives

If you’re supporting a small organization with an even smaller budget, consider one of these free software management solutions. Poor planning is the root of most project failures and interestingly, the smaller the project, the less scrutiny the plan gets! … Continue reading

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Switch between application windows quickly

Chances are good that you already know that if you have multiple windows in a certain application open at the same time; you can hover over the icon on the taskbar and use the Live Thumbnails feature to see each … Continue reading

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Security conscious user add-ons for Firefox

If you are a serious browser/user of the web, you know Mozilla Firefox is tops when it comes to remaining secure. But even Firefox is not perfect. There are always ways to improve the already outstanding security in the open … Continue reading

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Free DVD authoring tools

There are plenty of reasons you might want/need to put together a DVD. Sure, you might want to put together that family DVD to send to everyone at Christmas time – but there are also training videos, marketing materials, and … Continue reading

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Add fonts to the Command Prompt

With a quick registry edit and the right type of font, you can add to the font list on the Command Prompt’s Font tab. This technique will work in Windows XP, 7, and 8. Let’s take a closer look. Many … Continue reading

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Task managers that improve on the Windows default

If you’ve used the Windows operating system, chances are you’ve had to use the built-in Task Manager. If applications refuse to close or you need to troubleshoot why your machine has slowed to a crawl, you need the Task Manager. … Continue reading

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5 video converter apps

The proliferation of mobile devices has driven the demand for portable video. Unfortunately, not every device can play every video format. Thankfully, there are a number of utilities available that can convert video from its native format into a format … Continue reading

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Free tools for admins on a tight budget

If you’re trying to stretch a thin IT budget, you probably can’t afford a lot of pricey tools. Luckily, a number of highly useful tools are available for free. Some of them even work better and are more efficient than … Continue reading

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Apps that will help make IT more productive

As IT professionals, we work in an industry that is constantly looking to improve its organizational productivity through the use of software and hardware. We contribute to this by what we do in our jobs. However, there are ways we … Continue reading

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Free desktop backup tools

It’s nice to know there are backup tools that can be installed, free of charge, which can handle one, simple task. It’s simple: If you’re not backing up your data, at some point you’re going to regret that mistake. For … Continue reading

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