Category Archives: Software

Vista User Account Control (UAC) Tool

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The very first time I tried Windows Vista, I was annoyed by the UAC right away.  User Account Control (UAC) is a that feature of Windows Vista that makes it so you are never actually logged-in as an administrator.  Instead, whenever you need to accomplish a task that requires admin rights, you need to confirm Continue Reading

Adobe Flex will become Flash Platforms

I’ve been following the development and the evolution of Adobe Flex ever since it first appeared as a beta, but its marketing has always been uncertain.  The way it was referenced and named was sometimes inconsistent and the name itself made it a little difficult to search for in some cases. Adobe Flex will retain Continue Reading

Genius Professional Driver – No more driver headaches.

Driver Genius 8

Genius Professional Driver is a small software that prevents you from wasting time trying to understand why your computer is slow or suddenly freezing when you install a new device… What does it do? It backs up and updates the drivers of your computer and suggests new ones… It will automatically download the latest drivers Continue Reading

Google Chrome in Beta

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If you haven’t been hearing about Google Chrome all over the place since september 1st, then you probably didn’t go on the internet since because that’s all everyone is talking about.  Just like every other blog out there, this is our mandatory Chrome post ;-)  Google Chrome was released in beta yesterday and has already Continue Reading

How to change the index location on Google Desktop

Google Desktop

I’ve been using Google Desktop for quite some time now and never really bothered to look at the size of the index that it generated.  Last week, I noticed my computer getting slower, so I realized that my c:\ drive was almost full.  After looking around for something out of the ordinary, I found that Continue Reading

WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 – new features

Just like every other blogger out there, I’m always on the look out for a new release of WordPress.  I enjoy blogging very much, but the technical part has always been my favorite hobby.  There is no better way to do that but to install new wordpress sites for customers or upgrade my own with Continue Reading

Spiceworks 3.0 – Free IT Management Software

I have covered Spiceworks in the past and actually not that long ago.  But after writing about it, I started using it in an actual production environment and I love it.  Version 3.0 was already in the works and, after 2,500 beta testers have gone over it,  it has now been officially released.  My installation Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Download Day – Guiness Record

The team that created Firefox 3 were so sure that the community was impatient to download their newest browser, that they asked Guiness to measure their downloads and set a new world record.  So they went ahead and declared June 17th as Download Day.  The period is actually from 11:16am(PDT) on June 17th to 11:16am(PDT) Continue Reading

Firefox 3 is now Available!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the long awaited Firefox 3 is now available for download from Mozilla. This new version has been in the works for a long time now(actually, 34 months to be exact!) and the entire Firefox Community has been watching and hoping for the final release. Boasting some Continue Reading

System Information for Windows – siw.exe

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Every once in a while, comes a cool application that becomes a must-have in your toolkit. I work on the road a lot and connect to many customers’ machines remotely as well. I very often need to know what hardware is in their machine and I don’t want to have to install any software on Continue Reading