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Cookienator: We all have heard of the “Terminator”, here is a small utility that allows for the removal of your cookies with the click of a mouse. This little program is fully customizable and finds cookies in your browsers, and in your flash.
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Five-way Battle: Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE8, and Firefox

Posted by NJWest On January - 30 - 2010

Ten years ago, when the web was new and everything was simpler, the choice of what browsers to use was much easier, with the only choice being whether to get NetScape or Internet Explorer.  Now, with the choices so wide, it can often leave a user swamped.  There are 5 main competitors to try and assume the place of your main web-browser. Read the rest of this entry »

GRC’s Domain Name Server Benchmark Tests Your DNS’s Speed

Posted by NJWest On January - 25 - 2010
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GRC DNS BenchmarkPROS: Gives accurate and detailed data.  Gives simple conclusions which anybody can understand.  No installation required.
CONS: More deatail than most people would need.
VERDICT: Overall a very good program.  If you want to check your DNS, then this s a good choice.
DOWNLOAD: GRC’s DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark

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LiberKey LogoPROS: Search function to find your favorite app. Works on most thumb drives. Effortless, though slow, installation. Convenience on the go.

CONS: While necessary, installation can take over an hour. Difficult to customize which programs you want to see on the list.

VERDICT: LiberKey is a great program that can be used as a toolkit on the go. If you help friends with their computer’s, this will take you a long way. Just like any Thumb drive program bundle, you get a lot of what you don’t need and are sometimes left without your favorite programs, which you’ll have to install separately.


DOWNLOAD: LiberKey Ultimate

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8 Tips for Picking an Online Backup for your Windows Laptop

Posted by Guest Post On October - 17 - 2009

This guest post is written by Patrick Jobin who gives eight tips for picking an online backup for your Windows Laptop. Find 0ut more about Patrick at the end of this article.

1. Make sure it’s properly encrypted

When traveling or working remotely, you can never be too sure about the integrity of your network or the other people who might be using it. When picking an online backup system for your Windows laptop, make sure you pick one that offers the right encryption options for your needs.

If you’re worried about securing the confidential data stored on your laptop, you want to make sure that your data is properly encrypted during transmission using a strong protocol such as SSL, and that the data stays encrypted when stored on the providers remote server using a password that’s only known by you. (And not the online backup provider)

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Use your Favourite Web-Apps as Stand-alone Programs

Posted by Stu On October - 16 - 2009

If you spend a lot of time in Gmail, Google Reader or Hotmail reading email and feeds, or if you have a Facebook addiction.

Then Prism is a great app for you!

Prism is an application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop.

I only came across this last week and find it invaluable already!

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