Open Any Program with a Shortcut Key [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On August - 26 - 2011
If you find you use a program a lot, you may find you spend time going to your desktop to find the shortcut, searching your start menu, or clicking the shortcut on the taskbar. Take, for example, the command prompt: to open it, you might:
  1. Press Winkey+R
  2. Type cmd
  3. Press Enter
While this removes the need for using your mouse and takes just a second or two, there are two quicker ways, which are built right into Windows. This guide will show you both ways.

How Secure is your Browser ?

Posted by Thomas On April - 14 - 2011

These days with the Internet being all around us, using a secure browser is essential. We all have that one browser we love to use, and often in disregard to its security or lack there of.

The lack of security may lay in an outdated browser version, but also in the plugins, add ons and what not installed. The over eager use of plugins (as done in MSIE and Firefox) is why I personally dread most browsers. Mostly because these plugins tend to clutter my “browsing space” but also due to the lack of security.

How do you know how safe your browser experience really is ?

The short answer is: BrowserCheck By Qualys

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Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 Now Available

Posted by Rich On April - 13 - 2011

Windows Forums member, UVAIS, informs us of the availability of Internet Explorer 10 Platform 1.

You can read more about it and download it here. [Via Windows Forums]

 

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HTC Home Gadget 2.4 [Freeware]

Posted by Thomas On April - 9 - 2011

Remember I told you about the HTC Home weather gadget (Here) a while back? HTC Home is a Desktop Gadget developed to look like the weather and clock gadget found on the HTC phones. Last time I wrote about it, version 2 was still in Beta. I recently decided to check back with the developers and found that they have recently released version 2.4.

The New and improved

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The purpose of this post is to confirm the confidence I have in RAID technology as expressed in the earlier post “RAID“. It is occasioned by my recent plans to write a very different piece.

Background: the Warning Signs

Summers can get pretty hot here in Auckland. The average temperature for this time of year is 24 degrees Celsius (that’s 75 degrees Fahrenheit to North Americans) with 99% humidity so it’s no simple matter to keep a computer cool.

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