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Miscrosoft Security Essentials

Microsoft has finally released their free antivirus product, called Microsoft Security Essentials. It doesn’t seem to be a bad product, but it continually is getting rated towards the bottom of the free antivirus class of products. More to come on this I’m sure. Product Home Page Download


Yes, Google mail (GMail) is currently down. There is no ETA. Stay tuned. Don’t fret, you can still get your e-mail even when GMail is down: How to check GMail when it’s down! More reading

Google Voice!

After several months of waiting for an invitation my number finally came up today, literally! In a nutshell, Google Voice is a telephone number service from Google that allows you to rein in all of your different phone numbers and be reachable by everyone through a single number. You decide where to forward those calls […]

WordPress 2.8.1 Released

Get the latest installation and upgrade today! If you already have a self-hosted WordPress site, you’ll see an upgrade link at the top-center area of your admin dashboard. The automated upgrade was very fast and worked as advertised for me. Here’s what’s new: Highlights New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API Syntax highlighting […]

REVIEW: WinDirStat

Do you know what this is? I finally installed and tested WinDirStat. I’ve been hearing a lot about it and quite frankly, was really curious about the pictures I kept seeing. The graphic displayed at the top of this post is the heart of WinDirStat – it is a graphical representation of the data contained […]

New release of Glary Utilities –

My favorite all-in-one utility has been given a facelift! Glary Utilities, the multi-functional tool that everyone should be using has been updated with a more modern look. For better or worse (I’m not really sure yet), it does not appear that any functionality has been changed. All of the tools are still there and everything […]

Review: AnchorFree Hotspot Shield 1.14

  Free wireless access points (WAPs) are a very welcome convenience for our mobile lives. Whether at the airport, hotel, library, coffee shop, or even finding a neighbor that has not secured his home wireless network, you do not have to travel very far to quickly hop on to the information superhighway. However, these free […]

Personal Productivity – Start Pages with My Yahoo

If you are like me, staying organized is a cyclical thing. I enjoy doing it but it is such an encompassing task that it sometimes gets put off for too long. Lately I have found myself having too many browsers with too many tabs open at the same time and I’ve had enough. I’m not […]

Free Apps You Want!

Building a new PC? Taking time to backup and reinstall a clean OS on your old PC? Just need a change? Over the years, I have found that having a set of standardized applications 1) makes a system build go much faster, and 2) saves time later hunting down something when you need it, like […]

Getting started with Audacity Sound Software

Audacity Quick Start Guide Audacity is an excellent sound recording and editing application. Even as a free product, it rivals many of the paid products that my band has tried over the years. Audacity’s price tag, ease of use, and powerful capabilities make it our app of choice for working on songs remotely.   If […]