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Free diagnostic tools for your portable tech toolkit

When you head out for a job, be sure you take this collection of handy go-anywhere troubleshooting tools. 1: Process Explorer Process Explorer (Figure A) is the tool to use when you really need information about a process and what … Continue reading

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Free apps for compressing archive files in Windows

When you need to save disk space, backup data or send files back and forth to others quickly and efficiently, the best way is through file compression. You can use the ZIP archive utility which is baked right into the … Continue reading

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Apps that collect PC information for Free

If you’re looking to audit your PCs, you need to have the right tools to handle this task. If you’re in a very small company, with one or two PCs, gathering this information isn’t a challenge to your schedule. If, … Continue reading

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DD-WRT network router firmware

In most situations, a network router’s normal purpose is to facilitate in connecting computers together to form a network, either for internal use or for granting access to the World Wide Web. Admittedly, if you actually want to do anything … Continue reading

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Add a Shutdown menu to the Windows 8

As you know, the Start menu in Windows not only provided you with a way to launch your application but also a way to shut down your computer. For example, in Windows 7 there is a Shut down as well … Continue reading

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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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