Change Your DNS with DNS Jumper

Posted by Thomas On March - 17 - 2010


In this Article I’m going to talk about DNS, what it is, why it’s there and how you can benefit from changing yours. Also I’m going to tell you about a small but efficient tool that allows you to swap DNS servers on the fly: DnsJumper. Download Link inside the article!

I am writing this with the home user in mind; therefore, throughout this article, I’ll refer to all network activity or connections as “Internet Connection.” Even though it can also apply to networks in general, being in the office or at home (WLAN, WAN, LAN.) The usage of DNS within a Local Network can greatly increase or decrease your network experience, no matter where you sit.

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GIMP – A Powerful Yet Free Photoshop Alternative

Posted by Mike On March - 16 - 2010
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PROS: Free, feature-filled graphical editing
CONS: Not made by Adobe?
VERDICT: Almost all of the tricks at none of the price. Unless you are a professional, GIMP will be a great all-inclusive tool for you.

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Change Your DNS settings, Windows XP [How To]

Posted by Thomas On March - 16 - 2010

If you want to improve your Internet Security, you might want to consider changing your DNS settings. If you are concerned with speed and are constantly tweaking your system to squeeze more juice out of your Internet connection, then you should also look to your DNS provider.

There are many different providers of DNS (Domain Name Servers) available on the Internet, from the one you get using your ISP, to Google, UltraDNS, OpenDNS etc.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to change your DNS settings in XP, no matter which DNS provider you choose. In the tutorial I am however going to assume that you have set up an account at OpenDNS.

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Give Presentations from Your Windows Laptop Like a Pro

Posted by Rich On March - 15 - 2010

So you have a big presentation to give, from your computer, and you want to make sure everything goes down well? Well I can’t guarantee a flawless event but I can give some tips I stick by when presenting from my laptop. Learn, in this guide, how to present from your laptop like a pro.

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3 ways to beat a Company Firewall or a restrictive ISP

Posted by Thomas On March - 13 - 2010

If you happen to sit behind a Company Firewall, or you have a restrictive ISP on your hands; you are probably having problems trying to use MSN, Live, Facebook, Tweeter etc. This is of course very annoying at best – tho I can see why companies see the need to restrict what kind of Internet activity their employees can access while at work. Not every site out there is what I would call “Work Safe”.

That being said – sometimes you may find yourself in the situation where you are doing work related research – and end up at restricted sites – what then? Okay, I know that one is a bit far-fetched, you would probably just want to be able to use your Facebook or Tweeter or whatever. So Being the nice guy that I am – here are Three ways to breach security…

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If you have downloaded the free books from Windows Guides (or any PDF) and it won’t open, you may see any of the following messages:

  • Invalid Adobe PDF
  • Error Locating Object Handler
  • Adobe reader could not open the file ‘ABC.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted (for example it has been sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded
  • An Internal Error Occurred
  • Other obscure and unhelpful messages

This guide will take you through basic troubleshooting steps you can use to view PDF files that seem to work for every one else but you.
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