Free Image Optimization Tools (PNG/JPG/GIF)

Posted by Rich On September - 24 - 2009

If you run a website, you’ll know how important it is to keep file sizes down and optimize images, code, and files as much as possible. In this guide, I take a look at four image optimization tools, share their features, and compare them against each other.

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Remove Shutdown Options From Windows 7 Start Menu

Posted by Stu On September - 23 - 2009

Removing the shutdown options from the start menu may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  This registry hack may come in handy if you’re performing a large backup or downloading a big file and you share your computer with other family members/colleagues and don’t want them inadvertently turning off your computer half through the job.

This guide obviously involves editing the registry.  Please see here before modifying your registry.

I’ve written two reg. files you can download here if you don’t want to manually edit the registry.  See here on ways to add these files to the registry

For those of you who don’t mind getting stuck in, here we go.

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Use GMail’s 8GB As Storage In Windows Explorer

Posted by Stu On September - 22 - 2009

Google offer a very healthy 7372 MB of storage to it’s GMail users.  Previously i’ve covered how to use Windows SkyDrive to your advantage.  This time it’s Googles turn.

This guide will show you how to add your GMail account to Windows Explorer, thus enabling a drag & drop system for you to use you GMail account as additional storage on your computer.  Even if you don’t use GMail as an email provider nobody can turn down an extra 8GB of storage, can you?

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Radar Sync Keeps Your Software and Drivers Updated

Posted by Rich On September - 22 - 2009

RadarSync is a program designed to keep your drivers and software up to date. In this guide, you’ll learn what RadarSync does and then you can try it for yourself.

Update: As RadarSync is no longer completely free, a representative from RadarSync got in contact. Their comments are at the bottom of this review along with a 30% off coupon code.

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How to keep notes synced between the iPhone and Windows

Posted by Adam Chavez On September - 22 - 2009

Evernote is an amazing tool to keep all of your notes in one place, & synced up between iPhone, PC, & with online access. Whether you’re recording a voice note on the road to avoid “texting while SMSing,” taking a picture, or writing a traditional note, Evernote is in my opinion the best way to keep track of notes between all devices.

Setup is simple & after you’re finished you’ll have access to your notes on the PC, online, or in your pocket.

To setup Evernote for the iPhone & the desktop, do the following:

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[Update] Essential Firefox Add-ons Collection

Posted by Rich On September - 21 - 2009

Over a year ago, I informed you of the Firefox Add-ons I use and told you why you should download each one. In this guide, I’ll show you the current add-ons I use and why I recommend them. If you have an add-on to suggest, please leave it in the comments below along with the reason you suggested it for.

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