All-in-One Windows Troubleshooting Tool For Admins and IT Pros

Windows toolsThere are many things that can go wrong when running a Windows PC. Helge’s Switchblade is a tool which allows administrators and IT professionals to troubleshoot computers and access important information. The program contains a variety of useful system tools which allow administrators to review the current state of a computer’s hardware and software as well as view error logs which may be able to directly indicate the issue at hand. In addition, the program provides basic system information and includes access to important security tools, gives the system administrator access to some very functional system tools which go well beyond the basic function of those offered by the Windows operating system. Networking tools are also provided which allow the administrator to tackle network technology issues which can cause an inability to access the Internet. A series of useful links to tutorials, documentation and drivers is also included in the program, as is an open tech support chat. The program is completely free and can be stored and run on a USB drive, making the program extremely portable and handy for administrators and IT professionals who may need to run diagnostic tests or do troubleshooting on a variety of machines.  (more…)

How To Open ePub Files On Windows

ePub file iconHave you ever tried to open an ePub on your regular computer and experienced an error message. Because these are files made for e-readers or tablets like the iPad, they can’t be opened without special software. But there are special software programs or browser add-ons you can install which can help you open these ebooks.  (more…)

Free OCR Software to Convert Image to Text

OCR photo to textOptical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a type of software that is used to recognize characters, such as letters and numbers, from an image file. For example, OCR software could use a JPEG image of a scanned document, and recognize the words that are in the file. This can be very useful when a document needs to be in a format the can be edited, but you only have access to an image file or a hard copy of the document that you can scan. It can also help you avoid having to retype a document if you need to email it, or access it from a computer. OCR software can often be used in conjunction with a number of file formats, such as JPEG, PNG etc. OCR technology is used in a number of applications regularly, including in the postal service to sort mail. It can also be used for blind people in conjunction with software that reads text. It is apparent that OCR technology is very useful in a number of different applications.  (more…)

How To Run Multiple Skype Accounts On One Computer

skype-accountWhen it comes to running a Skype account, for years the only way to do so was with one account at a time. On a Windows or Mac computer, you would just download the Skype software, which in turn allows you to create an account and log into one account at a time. Even if you had different accounts, say one for work and another for friends, you could only log onto one at a time. This made it rather difficult to stay in touch with both work and friends at the same time, unless two computers were available. Thankfully, it is possible to move past this issue now, thanks to the help of Multi Skype Launcher. This program allows you to run multiple Skype accounts on one computer. It doesn’t take long to figure out the software and it is free to download and install, so if you need to use several different Skype accounts at once, this service is perfect for you.  (more…)

Free DVD Ripping Tool Handbrake

DVD rippingDVD ripping is the process of making a digital copy of a DVD or Digital Video Disc. Some DVDs are protected by copy protection named Content-Scrambling System (CSS), which prevents byte-for-byte copying of video streams. CSS has been superseded by newer technologies, which also prevent copying of DVDs. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act, or DMCA, prevents copying of copy-protected DVD and BluRay discs. However, it is perfectly legal to make copies of non-protected discs for your own personal use.  (more…)

Adobe Offering CS2 For Free!

Baby shockedAdobe’s Creative Suite software has long proven to be some of the most powerful content on the market for both Windows and Mac computers, as Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs are some of the best on the market. However, most of these programs are incredibly expensive, as several of the titles cost well more than a grand. However, although Adobe has moved up to Creative Suite 6, the previous titles are still useful in providing programming assistance and improving images and creating digital content. And now, Adobe, although it has said it was a mistake, has let Adobe CS2 come out for free. It has done this directly through its website and by doing so it is now possible for anyone, at least at the present time, to log onto the Adobe website and download the content directly to their own computers. With the system requirements significantly lower than what is now required for the latest releases, just about any computer system released within the last several years should be able to use the software.  (more…)

10 Best Free Online Collage Maker Websites

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Are you interested in taking pictures? Do you enjoy going back through these pictures and reminiscing about old memories while making new ones? If you answered yes, then an online photo collage-making website is for you! Photo collage making websites are not only fun to use, but they’re incredibly easy. The best part is that the majority of them are free. With a photo collage website, you can combine all of your favorite photos into one giant picture. The most popular photo collage websites offer easy-to-use tools, which makes having to choose the right photos the only “difficult” part. You could make a collage using photos from special moments in your life or different vacations you have gone on. You could also consider making a collage of your or a loved one’s life. Once you are finished with your collage, you can use it as a background on your computer or even print it out and use it as a poster or a present for someone special! The items you can create with a photo collage are endless. You could consider making a collage into a book or into holiday cards that will be both unique and thoughtful. This article will cover reviews of the top ten photo collage websites, innovative ways to make photo collages, and tips to make your photo collages into treasured masterpieces.  (more…)

Find Coupons Automatically While Shopping Online

Find coupons and codesEveryone is tightening their financial belts due to the rough economy. That doesn’t mean we need to stop shopping altogether! Things need to replaced, unique items purchased for special occasions and we may even need a treat or two throughout the year. To save on shopping electronics, ordering pizza online, buying tickets for a show or buying book from online store, many websites offer coupons. Coupons can lead to a significant amount of savings. But finding best coupons from different websites is a lot of hassle. Many manufacturers are offering great coupons for their online stores, eliminating the need to travel to their retail locations. For all your orders online, wouldn’t be it great if you can find coupons from all over the web in one easy way!  (more…)

How To Build Website With Drag And Drop Widgets

web portalsThe continued development of the Ajax framework has allowed a tremendous increase in what website interfaces are able to do. With truly programmable aspects, Ajax has lead to an Internet that is far more capable than what most imagined in the days of static HTML. One of the most stunning culminations of the power of Ajax is drag and drop interfaces. Google’s iGoogle interface demonstrated how a drag and drop interface can make a website attractive and highly interactive. Websites often emphasize customization and drag and drop functionality allows pages to be customized without having to access a separate “customize” or “personalize” page.  (more…)

Can’t Connect To WiFi After Windows Vista Update [Solved]

internet not workingMy other Acer laptop runs on Windows Vista OS. Today I got automatic update from Microsoft. Once I finished with updating and laptop rebooted, I tried to connect to Wireless router for surfing internet. But to my surprise, internet was not working. I’m using Belkin wireless router. Laptop was not at all connecting to the router. LED for wireless network activity was not blinking anymore. So I tried many solutions, many of them which didn’t work. Finally I had success by tweaking Atheros AR5007 network adapter driver settings. See the step-by-step solution with screenshots below.  (more…)

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