Programs

Disc image
Misc
05.05.2016
When was the last time you used a CD or a DVD? We recently asked ourselves this question, and the answer was: a long time ago. In order to replace physical discs, the idea of mounting images as virtual drives is quite appealing. In addition, disc images are not limited by the space provided by a phy...
Quit smoking
Misc
05.05.2016
Smoking is one of the worst habits you can have: it’s bad for you and it’s bad for those close to you. Not long ago - 99 days, but who’s counting? - my wife and I decided to quit smoking. We were both long term smokers and we were both at our “nth” try of quitting smoking. This time we managed not t...
Copy disc
Tutorial
05.04.2016
We all purchase DVDs and Blu-Rays with all kinds of media content: movies, games, music, software, etc. However, as we use those discs, their quality wanes with time and, after a few years, they become unusable. Your only solution is to purchase them again but that costs money one more time and it j...
Quit smoking
Misc
04.27.2016
Smoking cigarettes is one of the best ways to make sure that you will have health problems sooner rather than later. You could develop lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), all kinds of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, diabetes and all the other types of cancer you can think of....
Cortana
Tutorial
04.20.2016
Cortana can be very helpful as a personal digital assistant and one of her best features is that she can perform web searches for you when you ask her to. However, by default, she searches the Web using Bing - Microsoft’s search engine. That’s all fine and dandy in theory, but many people like Googl...
Task Manager
Tutorial
04.19.2016
The App history tab in the Task Manager from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 collects and reports usage statistics for the apps and programs running on your computer or device. For instance, you can check in regularly to see how much processor time or network usage an app has accrued over the past month....
OneDrive
Tutorial
04.15.2016
Storing your files in OneDrive is a great way to conveniently access your data. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with Internet access. But what happens if you have a file you need but it isn't stored in your OneDrive account? You may think you're out of lu...
Task Manager
Misc
04.12.2016
The Task Manager app from Windows is a very important feature of this operating system, and  nearly everyone has used it on their Windows devices and computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond. Besides that, the Task Manager gives you a p...
Sticky Notes
Tutorial
04.11.2016
One of our readers wanted to use Sticky Notes across multiple user accounts and Windows computers and have them in sync. Unfortunately, Sticky Notes is not able to pull this off by default. It only saves your notes on a per user account basis. However, with a little bit of hacking, you can have your...
Compatibility
Tutorial
04.08.2016
At its core, Windows 10 is very similar to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, although it’s also very different from older operating systems like Windows XP. Most of the desktop apps that were developed for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 will likely work just as well in Windows 10. On the other hand, it’s unlikel...
Wireless
Tutorial
04.07.2016
Almost everyone has a wireless network in their home but few people actually set their wireless network correctly, so that it uses the freest channel available, in order to enjoy the best possible speed without interference from other wireless networks in the area. If you have an Android smartphone...
Block Windows 10
Tutorial
04.06.2016
Microsoft offered its latest operating system - Windows 10 - as a free upgrade for any Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 user. However, on July 29th of this year, the upgrade offer expires and people won’t be able to upgrade anymore. The problem is that Microsoft wants us to upgrade to Windows 10 right now a...