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Friday, October 22, 2010

Change battery

Does your mobile phone battery seem to run down faster than it used to? Try turning off hardware-based features that you don't use, such as built-in Wi-fi or Bluetooth. It's easy to activate these and forget about them. But your mobile phone doesn't and they use power. If that doesn't solve your problem, you may need to swap out the battery for a newer one. Batteries do wear out over time. Buying a replacement could make your phone run like new.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Google alert

Keep up with what's said about you or your company online by setting up a Google alert. The Google Alerts feature ( will e-mail you about all new mentions of a particular keyword, including your name or your company's name. You can also use Google Alert to keep up on the latest news, event or your favorite sports team without having to visit a website. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Keeping your kids safe online

The Internet is scary enough for adults. For kids, whose experience in real life is limited, the Internet presents special challenges when it comes to safety.
How can you equip your kids with the knowledge to work and play safely online? And what software tools can you use to help give you some peace of mind? Read on for some answers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Buying a Netbook

Netbooks are all the rage today, but they're not all created equal. That's why it's risky to order one over the Internet without having tried it in person. Among attributes that can quickly mean dissatisfaction or satisfaction are the feel of the keyboard, the clarity of the screen. and the responsiveness of the unit. Visit a local computer store to tryout several models. Then, if you find a great deal online, you'll be able to buy with more confidence.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why is free software free?

These days, when we want to spend money on anything unnecessary, the lure of free software is greater than ever. Software makers are aware of this, and as a consequence, there's more free software available now than ever before.
But how can you trust free software? How can companies give away software for free? How do you know whether a program that you download might contain a virus or be a phishing scam?

Read on for some answers.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Guard against virus

What's the easiest way to catch a computer virus? Participate in a peer-to-peer file sharing service. These services -with names like BitTorrent and Gnutella -are popular among those who go looking for free software or music files. There's just one problem. aside from the frequently illegal software found on these networks: plenty of viruses are hiding in the files distributed. Not using these services can put you one step ahead in the struggle to maintain a virus free computer.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Check Firmware

Having problems with your wireless router? Check to see whether the unit's firmware is up to·date. Firmware is the software that controls many vital functions of the router. And manufacturers frequently provide updates to this software in order to correct connectivity and other issues. Check the manufacturer's website for the latest firmware. There, You should also find instructions for applying the firmware updates. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Speed bootup in Windows7

Windows 7 is faster overall than Vista. But startup and shutdown times can still be frustrating. If you shut down your computer once a day -or more -those minutes waiting for a usable Windows 7 desktop can seem to drag on forever.

The same can go for shutting down. The good news: There are steps you can take to shave seconds, even minutes, off of both processes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Assembling a PC first-aid kit

When it comes to computers, there's really only one certainty: at some point, difference between being trouble will strike. The only question is whether you'll be ready.

If either your livelihood or your sanity depends upon having a computer up and running when you need it, you owe it to yourself to have on hand the parts you need to get your machine back up to speed as quickly as possible once trouble does occur.
Here's a rundown of some items that could mean the difference between being without your PC for a week or more and being back in business in no time flat.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Speed up your PC

Getting rid of unwanted programs is not an easy task, since it’s all too easy to wind up with system full of free or low-cost software that seemed necessary and useful at the time but ended up being more of a nuisance than a gift.
And it can, at times, seem almost impossible to prevent applications you need from installing all kinds of" helper" applications that slow down your bootup process and increase overall system sluggishness.
Luckily, among the many free applications out there are some that can help restore your PC to the zippy state it was in when you first brought it home.

Tips to secure Netbook from theft

Netbooks are terrific for computing on the go. Yet their very compactness makes them easy to lose or to forget -not to mention being a target for thieves.

The material loss is bad enough the threat of someone getting access to your data can be catastrophic. The two obvious countermeasures include a mechanical lock or one of the various electronic solutions on the market.
There are three primary methods to protect the data on a netbook in the event of theft: encryption, BIOS and Windows passwords, or special anti-theft software.
Passwords alone aren't necessarily secure, "Thieves can circumvent Windows passwords by reinstalling the operating system, for example, or using a live CD!'

Change Update setting

Windows Update can either be useful or annoying. It's annoying when it's on autopilot, set up to automatically download and install updates, which sometimes require a reboot. Change the Windows Update setting in the Windows Security section of the Control Panel to download updates automatically but them to ask you whether to install them.

Right Posture

If you use a computer for long periods of time, remember that proper posture is crucial to your health. Keep your feet on the floor, arms parallel with the desk, head up, and back straight. It's also a great idea to invest in a high quality office chair, one that provides as many adjustments as possible. Also, if you have short legs, consider adding a footrest to your setup.

Increase Circulation

Sitting at the computer for long hours will take a toll on your body. That's why it's important to get up, stretch, and move your legs from time to time. if you have trouble remembering, download a program such as Stretch Break, which will not only remind you to take breaks but also show you examples of how to move around to increase circulation.

CPU Details

Thinking of upgrading your computer's central  processing unit (CPU) ? Take the guesswork out of finding out which CPU is compatible with your current computer by visiting CPU ( The site provides information on exactly which processors your motherboard supports. You can conduct searches by motherboard or by CPU, and links take you to more information about individual processors.

Animation image to DVD Writer/Converter

AVStoDVD is a flexible tool to convert various media formats to DVD compliant streams and burn them into a highly compatible multiple tracks DVD.
Video and Audio editing using AviSynth
  • Video encoding using QuEnc/HCenc/ReJig/FFmpeg
  • Audio encoding using QuEnc/FFmpeg/Aften/Wavi 
  • Subtitles encoding using SubtitlesCreator
  • DVD Authoring using MuxMan/BatchMux
  • ISO Image Building and DVD Burning using ImgBurn
  • Internal DVD Menu Editor with customizable menus
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Free Antivirus Lists

Dear friends First things first: you should have some kind of antivirus protection on your PC otherwise you will lose your valuable information.
Following Computer viruses;  offers total PC protection for free. It's not some stripped down version of a paid product: it's the real deal. Scan any drive or file. Get in-depth reports on viral activity. Detect suspicious files that behave like computer viruses do. Even scan compressed .zip files, where viruses often hide. All in one attractive user-friendly interface.

  1. Microsoft Security Essentials
  2. Comodo Antivirus
  3. AVG
  4. Avira
  5. Avast
  6. ThreatFire