Category Archives: Windows Tips
Remote access for professionals is a preeminent concern for many sectors of industry. Far more business is conducted on the road, and this need is making itself felt. The old standard for securely connecting to HQ becomes obsolete as operations become too unwieldy and complex to be conducted over limited bandwidth. A virtual private network (VPN) allows a secure connection via unsecured public networks. A common business scenario is an employee using a VPN to access the company network from the road or at home. A core advantage to a VPN is the low resource demands. The server only has to maintain its end of the connection and serve the …
One funny thing happened to me yesterday. I had one of those (rare) blue screen of death crashes on my Windows 7 machine. Happened randomly but I guess it was thanks to a faulty USB modem driver. Anyway, after I restarted and launched my Google Chrome browser, I noticed that all my settings and extensions vanished. Uh-oh. Good thing there’s this solution, I’m sharing with you.
We haven’t really recommended applications for the past year since most of the one we recommended in the past are still the best apps out there and all they got were newer versions that made them better.
File management in Windows has gone a long way. Now you can drag and drop and shift or control drag and drop, use keyboard shortcuts or do a combination of right and left-clicks to manipulate files. However, there are times when the Windows GUI would leave you stumped on how to manage certain things. Bulk or mass changing file extensions for example.
Even if your external hard drive can hold more than 1 TB of data, it can still be used up. Here are some tips on saving computer space.
Saving PDF files to your computer’s hard drive is so much more convenient than having to access it from a particular website.
If you’re a Windows user, here is one way to delete unused files so as to free your hard drive of space. This is also important to do after an update of your operating system. Each update creates “shadow copies” or backup snapshots which can take up a lot of space.
Web sites install cookies on your computer when you visit them. These cookies are electronic text that helps sites to keep track of individual settings and preference. For example, cookies can help online stores remember what you have put in your “shopping cart.” Although cookies are necessary in cases like this, some people would rather not have their information stored externally. Here are some tips on how to get delete them from your browsers, if you’re on PC:
Most of the time, PCs (especially those that run on Windows) slow down over time. And it’s basically due to the junk and clutter Windows dumps onto your system for all sorts of reasons. To improve your computer’s performance, don’t neglect the simplest maintenance such as:
Yesterday was crazy with the launch of Google Chrome. Almost every acquaintance I knew had jumped into the “let’s try it out” bandwagon and were soon raving about Google’s new browser. As for me, I promised that I would be using Chrome at least for a couple of days but I find myself ditching it after a few hours. Well, not that Chrome is a bad browser. The browser’s pretty straightforward and streamlined. The interface isn’t distracting at all. It displays web standard pages quite well. In fact, in terms of speed and reliability, Chrome does seem to trump Firefox and IE. I tried to open around 10+ tabs and …