Many people know that disk fragmentation can cause performance issues. What people don’t know is out-of-the-box, Windows 7 can be configured to run its built-in defrag tool on a schedule to keep disk fragmentation down to a minimum. Here’s how to enable it.
Author Archive | Jeremy Lesniak
Windows 8 comes with a lot of fonts out-of-the-box. There are however millions of free fonts around the internet you might want to install and use in applications like Microsoft Office. Here’s how to install on Windows 8.
If Firefox is crashing or not launching at all, start it in Safe Mode so you can start troubleshooting the issue.
Checking what apps on running on your Android Smartphone or Tablet is easy. It helps you monitor how much RAM they’re taking up, and when a reboot of your device is in order.
Sometimes you don’t want the Windows 7 Firewall constantly popping up notifications. But the operating system doesn’t always agree. Here’s how to disable those pesky notifications.
Even with a few dozen clients, making sure software is up-to-date is time consuming. With a few hundred, it’s a nightmare. Microsoft’s Group Policy has a feature that allows you to deploy MSIs (Microsoft Installers). This process greatly improves the experience of deploying software to client computers. Disclaimer: Don’t attempt this on your production network [...]
My day job requires me to spend a lot of time removing infections from computers. The good news is that all of the best anti-spyware tools are free. The bad news is that none of them gets everything. Recently, though, I’ve found SuperAntiSpyware to be one of the best. It cleans infections that other antimalware [...]
Karen’s Replicator is a program I’ve used for nearly 10 years. It’s stable and does an efficient job copying only the newest files from a location to a destination.This program is the best thing I’ve found for keeping a copy of my critical data. It runs as an application, not a service, so your computer [...]
Meet the Belarc Advisor – your new best friend. Belarc is an excellent free system profiling and security scanning tool for Windows. I’ve used it on my systems for years. Belarc doesn’t update programs automatically like Secunia PSI that I told you about recently. Actually, the two make a great team! No, Belarc does a [...]
Secunia PSI, or Personal Software Inspector, is a free utility that is much like the Belarc Advisor system profiling tool. However, unlike Belarc, Secunia’s tool will automatically update a large number of programs. For those that it cannot update, it usually points you to a location where you can download the update yourself. The utility [...]
Cellular callings plans aren’t getting any cheaper. With that in mind, it’s important to not overpay by using a plan that has more minutes than you need. Sure, you can get information from the carriers, but that’s not always convenient. Phonalyzr is a free app for Android smartphones that provides detailed information about your phone [...]
HeadCode’s app OurGroceries is a simple system that will sync your grocery list between Blackberry, iOS and Android devices. With this program you can easily share a list with anyone you choose. You need only specify an email address to share across devices. OurGroceries refers to this as the Master email address. It’s easy. Search [...]
I’ve found that using an app that simulates a reboot can be very helpful in increasing the performance of my Android devices. I use Fast Reboot. I use it on both my Android smartphone and tablet as I hate waiting for my devices to reboot. With Fast Reboot, I rarely have to perform an actual [...]
If you’ve rooted your Nook Color, a recent change to the Android Market has affected your ability to install apps via the Android Market. If you receive the generic “Your Device Isn’t Compatible with This Item” here’s how to fix it. To start, you’ll need to install both File Expert and Text Edit. Install both and [...]