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Screen Too Bright, Speakers Too Loud? Don’t Despair: Use Volumouse For Windows!

Windows

Screen Too Bright, Speakers Too Loud? Don’t Despair: Use Volumouse For Windows!

If your pointing device of choice is a mouse (rather than a laptop trackpad), then you surely don’t just use its buttons – its scroll wheel must get quite a bit of use too. But what do you use it for, really? Wait, don’t tell me: For scrolling documents and webpages! If you’re an advanced user, you probably use it for zooming in and out, too, changing font size with a quick flick of the wheel. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what your mouse wheel can do.

27-12-2012
Screen Too Bright, Speakers Too Loud? Don’t Despair: Use Volumouse For Windows!
Low-Cost Tools That Every Techie Needs

Windows

Low-Cost Tools That Every Techie Needs

It’s been ten years since I took my first IT job, and in that time I’ve collected a bunch of tools that have proved invaluable to me in resolving issues with computers, hard disk drives, printers and other corporate hardware. While I work purely freelance these days, I still maintain a collection of devices and gadgets that can be used to assist with quickly resolving problems that might arise.

27-12-2012
Low-Cost Tools That Every Techie Needs
Create Stunning Gorgeous Maps Of Any Location With Map To Image

Internet

Create Stunning Gorgeous Maps Of Any Location With Map To Image

Create beautiful maps of your favorite places, then download high-resolution copies of them. Whether you want a water colour outline of the city you recently visited or a detailed grid of your hometown, CityTracking.org’s Map To Image is a simple web-app allowing you to turn your favorite places into art. Sure, you could compile screenshots from Bing or Google Maps to make your own images, but Map to Image makes the process simple.

27-12-2012
Create Stunning Gorgeous Maps Of Any Location With Map To Image
Track Emails, Phone Calls, And Tasks With Outlook Journal

Windows

Track Emails, Phone Calls, And Tasks With Outlook Journal

Since Outlook is about as common as Word and Excel on most work computers around the world, I’d like to share with you a few tips about how you can use the really cool Journal tool in Microsoft Outlook to track your day – including every task, every email, every phonecall and everything that you do throughout the day. This is a one-click time management system that pretty much beats most anything else that you might download for free.

27-12-2012
Track Emails, Phone Calls, And Tasks With Outlook Journal
What’s The Best File Compression Method? MakeUseOf Tests Zip, RAR & More

Windows

What’s The Best File Compression Method? MakeUseOf Tests Zip, RAR & More

File compression is an important and common task users frequently ask of their computers. Reducing a file’s size makes it easier to email or place on a flash drive. It also reduces bandwidth usage and the time required to move a file between PCs. There are several popular ways to compress a file, but which is the best?

27-12-2012
What’s The Best File Compression Method? MakeUseOf Tests Zip, RAR & More
Mysteries Of The Windows 7 Task Manager: Why You Don’t Need an Alternative

Windows

Mysteries Of The Windows 7 Task Manager: Why You Don’t Need an Alternative

This might seem contrary to what you read about throughout the Internet, but the Windows Task Manager is fine as it is – it doesn’t need a replacement. You could interpret that as a simple opinion, but keep in mind that I also felt that you needed to replace it with a “better” program, which I shared in an article not too long ago from writing this one. I decided to do an experiment and put Windows Task Manager to the test once more and was quite impressed with my findings.

27-12-2012
Mysteries Of The Windows 7 Task Manager: Why You Don’t Need an Alternative
Skype – The Best Tool For International Video Conferences & Cheap Phone Calls

Internet

Skype – The Best Tool For International Video Conferences & Cheap Phone Calls

On the surface, Skype looks like an application for text, audio, and video chats, a great way to stay in touch with a friends. Only that it’s more than that. Skype is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) messaging service that offers a range of advanced features.

26-12-2012
Skype – The Best Tool For International Video Conferences & Cheap Phone Calls
Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]

Web Culture

Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]

The digital age we’re now living in has changed our ideas of ownership and copyright. For better or worse. It’s also changed the way we do various things. In the field of photography moving to digital formats has made a huge difference. Most of it positive. However, there is one aspect of the switch that may not be so positive, and could in fact come back to haunt many of us in years to come.

26-12-2012
Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]
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