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Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

No Microsoft Office on your PC or Mac? No extra budget to pay $70 per year for an Office license? Don’t fret! There are several Microsoft Office alternatives out there that support word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and many more…

Best Video Player for Windows

What is the best video player for Windows? I have tried several video player applications in the quest to find the best one, and although I haven’t tried them all, there is 1 in particular that I feel stand above…

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Training Camp Ads Are Hilarious

Microsoft has been getting more and more creative with advertising lately, and these Windows 8 Training Camp ads released a few weeks ago are perhaps some of the funniest ever. Be sure to watch to the end of each one…

4 Years Later: Can Chrome Replace Firefox Now?

Almost 4 years ago, I wrote a post titled 5 Reasons Why Chrome Can’t Replace Firefox (Yet). Nowadays, Chrome has matured significantly and, depending on whose data you trust, was competitive with Firefox in market share last year, but has…

Google Chrome Finally Gets Bookmark Synchronization

I was playing around with Google Chrome 4 (the dev channel release) to see if anything had changed since I last tried it. A quick peek at their release blog revealed a post on Aug 17 that bookmark synchronization is…

How to Enable GPU Scaling Options in AMD Catalyst

If you have an AMD/ATi graphics card, you might have noticed that the GPU Scaling options portion of the control panel seems to be grayed out (aka. disabled), if you can even find it hidden deep in the monitor attributes…

Digsby IM Turns Bad with Malware

Oh, how quickly public perception can shift. Digsby, who won 4 out of 5 nominations (out of 6 total categories) in About.com’s 2008 user-voted IM client awards including Developers of the Year, has been one of the much-loved IM clients.…

Windows 7 RTM (Final) Now Available on MSDN, Technet

Yesterday, Microsoft made Windows 7 RTM (Final) available to Technet and MSDN subscribers. Download speed reports have varied and there was a period of time when the Ultimate and Enterprise versions could not be downloaded even though all the other…

How to Backup Your Data with jFileSync

Backing up data is something everyone knows should be done, but often don’t due to laziness. That is, until disaster strikes and important data is lost. Those who have experienced such a scenario quickly learn to make regular backups to…

Firefox Downloaded Over 1 Billion Times

Mozilla’s Firefox, the world’s favorite alternative browser, has surpassed the 1 billion download mark. That’s over 1,000,000,000 times! To commemorate this achievements, Mozilla is launching a new web site called One Billion Plus You. The download count is a cumulative…

Prevent Firefox from Quitting When Closing Last Tab

Firefox 3.5 introduced a change in the way closing the last tab of a browser window is handled. Instead of turning into a blank tab, the window closes as well, much like it does in Google Chrome. To return to…

Disable Zip Folders in Windows 7, Vista, XP

Zip Folders (or Compressed Folders) is a feature in Windows Explorer that makes ZIP archives act like folders for easy retrieval of contents. However, this behavior is rather annoying for many, including me, so one of the first things I…