10 Windows 7 Gadgets You Should Really Try

Posted by Rich On July - 12 - 2010

It’s no secret — I really don’t like gadgets on my desktop; however, I frequently see people using them. So, I thought I’d give some  a try (I tried at least 100) and here are the 10 most useful gadgets I found.

Have any gadgets you can’t live without? Let us know about them in the comments.

Here’s a list I put together for Windows Vista

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5 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted by Angel Luis On July - 9 - 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials Icon

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is becoming a good alternative for those who prefer to have a free security solution.

How to get the Latest MSE Definitions

If your system cannot connect to the internet, due to a virus infection, this is your only way to be updated.  If you are experiencing problems updating your antivirus you can use this method.

The following links download the utilities, different for 32 and 64 bit operating systems,  that install the latest definitions:

Definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials on computers running x64- based versions of Windows

Definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials on computers running x32- based versions of Windows

Hint: Am I running Windows 32 or 64-bit?

When installing on Windows 7 and Vista you need to run as administrator. Right click mpam-fe.exe, click Run as administrator, and then click Run.

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Softkey Revealer – Keep Track of Your Serials

Posted by Thomas On July - 8 - 2010

We’ve all been there I’m sure. Your precious (bought-for-hard-earned-money) software needs to be reinstalled – or – you need to totally wipe that old computer and reinstall everything.

But where did I store that serial ??

Did I keep the email containing it ? Where’s the original package? Where’s the Cover of which I’m sure I wrote it down on? Do I have every single serial I need before deleting everything ??

Worry no More !

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5 Surprisingly Useful Screensavers

Posted by Rich On July - 5 - 2010

We may not need screensavers these days to “save” our CRT screens from burn in; however, there are some screensavers out there that are somewhat useful. This guide attempts to provide you with a list of some of these screensavers.

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Create Your Own Handwritten Font

Posted by Thomas On July - 2 - 2010

It being summer and all I thought I’d come up with something fun to be working on, while I sit indoors, waiting for the sun to come back on(line). A while back I was working on a design for some company diplomas, and I wanted a special font to use when typing the participant name(s), making it look handwritten.

I found a site that offers to convert your own handwritten letters to a usable TrueType Font. This site used to be free, but now they charge you $10 to actually download the finished font ($14,95 if you create a 200 character font). But if you really like to have your own unique typeface it might be worth the price. So if you’re an aspiring font creator or simply want a special font unlike any other, here’s how…

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Jailbreak your iDevice on 3.1.3 Firmware [How To]

Posted by Stu On June - 21 - 2010

I know this is a little overdue but i wanted to be absolutely clear about the information surrounding this Jailbreak (JB from hereon in) before posting about it.

Here’s a list of devices that this JB will work on.

iPods;

iPod Touch 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware

iPhones;

iPhone 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware

iPads;

iPad 3G 3.2 Firmware
iPad WiFi 3.2 Firmware

Please note that this method is a JB only and is not an unlock.  If you rely on an unlock do not use this.  An unlock is unlikely to emerge until 4.0 has been released.

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