December 23, 2013

How to quickly fix broken EXE, COM or BAT assocations

Some malware programs or even dangerous viruses are know to break the default EXE, or other executable (COM, BAT etc.) associations to trick user into launching something malicious, or to simply piss them off so they are unable to start a program with an EXE file extension. Luckily, there is easy way how to deal with it, and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .bat .com .exe

December 19, 2013

How to manage file associations on Apple Mac OS X

By default, Mac OS X system doesn't contain any utility for file associations management. However, there is an easy-to-use tool from third party developers that allows you to complex manage file associations.

December 13, 2013

How to convert PDF file to Microsoft Word document

Judging by the number of Google searchers for PDF to Word, this conversion is one of the most looked for on internet. So let's review the basic options of converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word formats.

Related file extension(s): .doc .docx .pdf

December 11, 2013

How to set default program for files with no extension in Windows

It is not possible to directly associate file without extension to a program. For someone who needs frequently to edit these files using text editor, it might be pretty anoying to always open it manually. Luckily there are ways how to make it work and we will show you how you can associate files with no extension to a program.

December 10, 2013

How to quickly batch rename multiple files on Mac

When you gather great number of digital photos, for example from your latest holiday, and might need to rename them, but the work is horrible if you do it manually file by file. This annoying problem can be easily solved with suitable app and otherwise very time consuming work can be finished in few seconds.

Related file extension(s): .jpg .mp3 .txt

December 2, 2013

Free up drive space in Windows 8

After installation of Microsoft Windows 8, the system takes about 6GB of the hard drive space. It will slowly take more space and after few months of using the computer it can really make a noticeable difference. This article will show you how to get back some free space by Disk Cleanup Wizard with new options.

November 27, 2013

How to enable Aero Lite desktop theme in Microsoft Windows 8

The testing builds of Windows 8 contains Aero Lite theme that allows users to disable various effects of full Windows Aero and save system resources. In final Windows 8 user cannot set it manually in Personalised option like in test builds. However, these instructions will show you how to do it.

Related file extension(s): .msstyles .theme .themepack

November 25, 2013

How to boot into Safe Mode in Microsoft Windows 8

If you have problems with booting or freezing Microsoft Windows, you can use the F8 key before Windows start booting and start it to Safe Mode. This shortcut is disabled in last Microsoft Windows 8, but there is a solution, how to set Windows 8 to boot up to the Safe Mode.

November 15, 2013

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Windows 8 are fully optimized to work with touch screens, but they are also often installed on classic desktop and laptop computers, where keyboard shortcuts can simplify control of the operating system.

November 13, 2013

Start-up folder location in Windows 8

Manage start-up folder and programs in Windows 8. In Windows you cannot longer access the Start-up folder. However, there are solutions, how to open Start-up folder in Windows 8.

Related file extension(s): .exe .lnk

October 10, 2013

How to shutdown, restart, sleep, hibernate and lock Microsoft Windows 8 with single mouse click

In Microsoft Windows 8 as well as Windows 8.1 you need to perform four actions to shut down (restart, sleep) a computer, but there is a solution how to simplify the shut down action on one simply click and also you can use it for Restart, Sleep and other actions.

Related file extension(s): .lnk

September 26, 2013

Best Music Players for Windows

There are tons of music and multimedia players available on the market to cater the needs for almost any user. Their basic features are usually the same with something little extra that makes them distinguished and of course their unique style and user interface.

Related file extension(s): .flac .mp3 .mp4 .wav .wma

September 25, 2013

iOS 7 parallax motion wallpapers on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple iOS 7 contains new feature called Parallax Motion Wallpapers. It is a nice 3D parallax effect on your home screen and lock screen with icons and background wallpapers. The big advantage is that the Apple didn't create any special file format to add this effect to the wallpaper and you can easily create your own parallax wallpapres.

August 16, 2013

How to exclude specific folders and storages from OS X Spotlight search index

Spotlight is default search feature in Apple Mac OS X operating system. It is indexing all the content on your Mac drive, like documents, songs, pictures, apps....However, sometimes there is a need, for example, for private reasons, to exclude some folders, or storage from Spotlight index.

Related file extension(s): .noindex

July 17, 2013

How to boot Apple Mac OS X from external storage

Mac OS X operating system is able to boot from external sources which is a big advantage compared to Microsoft Windows. You can use this feature to recover your primary disk in Mac, reinstall the system, securely testing preview versions of OS X, apps testing and more.

July 11, 2013

How to export contact list from the Apple iPhone to vCard format

By default, iPhone and other iOS devices cannot export a group of contacts, or complete contact list to one file, like VCF or CSV. Contacts, or contact lists on Apple devices are commonly synced through iCloud service. If you need your complete contact list, or group of contacts export to vCard file you can use iCloud Contacts web app.

Related file extension(s): .vcf

July 10, 2013

How to easily convert files inside Google Drive

Google Drive is an excellent cloud storage with lots of features. There are however some limitations that can be pretty annoying. One of them is lack of conversion capabilities right inside the cloud storage. Luckily, there does exist DriveConverter that can help you with this and we will show you how it works.

Related file extension(s): .doc .docx .rtf .xls .xlsx

July 5, 2013

Windows 8.1 Blue review

On 26th June 2013 Microsoft introduced new large update for Windows 8 called Windows 8.1 "Blue" and released it as a free public preview for beta testing. Microsoft announced about 20 new improvements in Windows Blue. Now we will show you some of them.

June 21, 2013

Best music mixing software for Windows and Mac

In the past mix producing was a domain of professional DJs with expensive audio devices, software (like Apple Final Cut Pro) and recording studio. Now there are audio mixing applications available on the market that work on standard computers so even common users can make their own DJ mixes only with computer.

Related file extension(s): .aac .als .mmp .mp3 .svp .vdj .wav .wma

June 20, 2013

Apple Mac OS X 10.9. Mavericks operating system review

The new desktop system Mac OS X 10.9. has been introduced on Apple's WWDC keynote with updated models of MacBook Air and Mac Pro. It is now available as Developer Preview version for registered Mac OS X developers, which will be gradually updated to final release. Read about news and improvements that Mavericks contains.

June 17, 2013

Review of Apple iOS 7 operating system

Short review of iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touchl that contains many new functions and improvements as well as is completely redesigned by Sir Jonathan Ive a chef designer (Senior Vice President of Industrial Design) at Apple, Inc.

Related file extension(s): .ipsw

June 4, 2013

Best photo management software

You can manage and simply edit your photos in hundreds of programs, but there are reasons why you might want to get some better photo editor and organizer.

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May 9, 2013

Best registry utilities for Windows

Windows Registry is crucial part in computer operation. The default program for registry operations in Windows is regedit. It is usually sufficient for basic operations, but since it wasn't upgraded or changed much since Windows 95 it might be helpful to look for more sophisticated alternatives. So in this article we are going to introduce you some of the best Windows Registry utilities on the market.

Related file extension(s): .key .reg

May 9, 2013

How to mount ISO disk images in Microsoft Windows

In older Windows versions, you enable virtual CD-ROM drive by using third-party optical drive emulators, like example Daemon Tools. However, Microsoft has released a freeware software called Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel that integrates ISO disk management like in Windows 8 in older versions of Windows.

Related file extension(s): .cdfs .iso .udf

April 19, 2013

How to convert mp3 files to m4a format

MP3 is one of the most common file formats, but sometimes you need to convert your audio format to something you have never heard of before. M4A is one of such formats. Whilst in the past it could be problematic to convert MP3 to M4A now you can do it simply with programs like Freemake Audio Converter.

Related file extension(s): .m4a .mp3

March 16, 2013

Using Feedly as a Google Reader alternative

On 14th March 2013 Google announced that it will discontinue and remove Google Reader RSS aggregator from its free services - with the date of final stop being set to 1st July 2013. Truth is, the situation is better than it looks, and there is no need to Panic, because there exist services like Feedly. It is an RSS aggregator independent on Google Reader API that helps you to migrate from Google Reader to its platform and keeps your RSS feeds.

Related file extension(s): .rss

March 13, 2013

How to disable lock screen in Microsoft Windows 8

Whilst the lock screen in Windows 8 is not something that bothers you with touch screen, it can be really annoying on desktop computer, because you have to log back every time you are inactive for a while. Fortunately there are a few methods how to disable this feature and we will show you a couple of them.

Related file extension(s): .reg

March 13, 2013

How to convert DEB to RPM and RPM to DEB or other packages

Converting linux packages can be really hard. Luckily there is a program called alien that can convert most of the common Linux distribution packages.

Related file extension(s): .deb .pkg .rpm .slp .tgz

March 12, 2013

How to add a new SSD drive to your Apple MacBook Pro

Expandability of Apple Mac laptop computers is very limited. In most cases you are able to upgrade only RAM memory modules and hard drive. However in past few years, the prices of very fast SSD (Solid State Drive) flash disk drives decreased to an acceptable level even for home users. If you replace conventional hard drive with SSD flash disk drive, your Mac will be much more faster without upgrade any other components and this guide show you how to do it.

Related file extension(s): .dmg

March 8, 2013

Clone your Mac system disk to a new hard drive (SSD)

Whenever you want to replace hard drive by a new one, or change it to the SSD in your MacBook Pro (as well as in other types of Mac computers), you will need also re-install the Mac OS X on the new drive. If the system on your old hard drive is working without any problems, you can save your time and clone the old disk with all of your data to new one with a few steps. For cloning process you can use Disk Utility that is a part of Mac OS X and OS X Utilities, or third-party software, like Carbon Copy Cloner.

March 7, 2013

How to convert UltraISO ISZ disk image format to ISO file

ISZ is one of the many ISO-like disk image file formats. It can be frustrating to install app for every format you encounter so most users prefer simple ISOs. In this article we provide simple information about how to easily - and free - convert ISZ disk image files to ISO files on both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Related file extension(s): .iso .isz

March 7, 2013

How to enable TRIM command for non-Apple SSD in Mac OS X

The SSD drives have problems with reduction of speed after prolonged using. The solve is called TRIM command. It is informing the SSD disk that the blocks are no longer used and can be deleted. It is supported by Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.There is one limitation in Mac OS X. The TRIM is enabled only for SSD manufactured by Apple. However, it is not problem to enable it for other SSD drives, but it can not be done without third-party utility.

February 22, 2013

The Path from H.264 to H.265 video codec

News about the upcomming H.265 video codec technology

Related file extension(s): .264 .265 .h.263 .h263 .h263+ .h264 .h265

February 20, 2013

How to run Google Android applications on Apple Mac computers

Do you want to run Android apps on Mac? Now it is possible to run apps run them without Android APKs or other complex developer tools, because programmers of popular BlueStacks App Player Android virtualization software released its version for Apple Mac OS X and how to use it will show you this short guide.

Related file extension(s): .apk

February 12, 2013

How to create bootable USB flash drive with multiple Windows installations

Microsoft Windows operating system supports since version Vista the installation from USB flash drives. Unfortunately, Windows is able to create only one installation per USB drive, but there is a way how to create multiple Windows installations on one flash drive and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .iso

February 11, 2013

How to easily convert ebook formats for free

There is hundreds of various ebook readers and dozens of ebook file formats on market. It can sometimes be really tiresome to find converter that can easily perform conversions between individual formats, when you need to transfer your books from one device to another. Luckily there is some handy program called Hamster eBook Converter that offers great conversion possibilities and is absolutely free.

Related file extension(s): .epub .fb2 .htmlz .lit .lrf .mobi .oeb .pdb .pdf .pmlz .rb .txt

January 29, 2013

What's new in Office 2013

Let's take a peak on what's new in the Microsoft Office 2013 that after three years replaces the 2010 edition and what it offers to its users.

Related file extension(s): .docx .ppsx .xlsx

January 24, 2013

List of the best web browsers for Apple iPad

The default browser installed in iPad and other devices with Apple iOS system is Safari. However, on Apple App Store there are alternative browsers available, which have other interesting features to make web browsing more comfortable.

Related file extension(s): .asp .aspx .htm .html .php

January 16, 2013

How to copy files to Apple iPhone through FTP protocol

Apple iPhone contains some annoying restrictions. For example, it is unable to work as a mass storage device and you cannot simply copy files over to it. However we will show you how to use Apple iPhone as a portable drive and how to transport any kind of data with wireless through FTP.

January 15, 2013

How to easily fix broken Java JAR association caused by installed Nokia PC Suite

We will show you how you can easily fix broken JAR file associations caused by programs like Nokia PC Suite!

Related file extension(s): .jad .jar

January 13, 2013

How to extract contacts and other data from Samsung Kies SBU backups

Your smartphone broke down, was stolen or is otherwise lost and the only thing you really need are the contacts. If you have SBU backup do not despair, you can get contacts out of them, and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .sbu .vcf

January 9, 2013

How to run Acronis bootable partition backup as virtual machine in VMware Workstation

Acronis operating system backups stored in TIB files can be run in virtualization applications like VMware Workstation. However, it requires a few steps before you can do so and we will show you how to do it.

Related file extension(s): .tib .vhd .vmdk

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