Adobe Reader, Adobe’s popular PDF viewer, has a flaw that is allowing hackers to install malware on users’ computers. The exploit affects the latest version of the program (11.0.1), as well as earlier versions. This appears to be Windows only.
Adobe engineers have tried to make malware attacks harder to [...]Read More »
Ever accidentally delete a file and then realize your mistake, for it to only be too late since you flushed it down recycle bin already? Or maybe you have experienced a dreaded computer crash and lost your important files in the process. In either case, you require a file recovery [...]Read More »
[Windows] Focus completely on your work with WriteMonkey, a clutter-free and portable writing application
I would like to say that when I sit down to write something, I get into the “Zone”. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. I can become very easily distracted. So I went looking for a writing application that could help me stay on track. What I came across was [...]Read More »
[Windows] Simultaneously view and export internet browsing history from Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, and SeaMonkey with BrowsingHistoryView
Last month we reviewed MiTeC Internet History Browser, a program that allows you to view the history of all your browsers at the same time. Not happy with MiTec Internet History Browser? BrowsingHistoryView does the same thing except it also allows you to export your history. Let’s check it out.[...]Read More »
For all the students out there, we all do know how costly the textbooks recommended and our biggest help in this case would definitely be E-Textbooks. And Kno Textbooks makes this all easy on Windows 8 now. The great app which has been for iOS and Android, now is on [...]Read More »
I have used a lot of registry cleaners in my life, and Registry Life didn’t appear to offer much more. But it offers two registry services in one: an optimizer and a cleaner. Unfortunately, I found myself liking the program that it installed on my computer, without my knowledge, even [...]Read More »
Have you ever come across a file that you simply cannot open on your computer? This can be a pretty frustrating experience. Maybe you once had a program that could open this file type, or maybe you received the file from someone else and you never had a program that [...]Read More »
dotTech has a review on best free PDF to Word (DOC, RTF) converter for Windows. In that review we list an excellent program, UniPDF, for converting PDFs to DOCs/RTFs. If, however, you are unhappy with UniPDF and/or would like to be able to more than PDF -> Word conversions, PDFZilla[...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to start, stop, and setup Automatic Maintenance, a feature that automatically scans for viruses, spyware, updates, and more
Not only does it come with many new features, but Windows 8 also improves on features from previous versions of Windows. One of them is Maintenance – the feature that automatically diagnoses your system. It can scan for viruses, spyware, update the system, and other works to keep your Windows [...]Read More »
From time to time, I like to use text to speech programs. However, I never use them enough to actually need one that you have to install. In fact, I usually find myself wanting to use the program more often when I’m “on the go”. So that brings us to [...]Read More »
Animated GIFs…we all love them. They are becoming a very fun way to express an “idea” or “feeling” online. Usually, they express a feeling a lot better than what words can…and they are typically pretty funny. However, if you are like me, you may not be the best at making [...]Read More »
The best part about Windows 8 definitely has to be the touch interface. And though Metro UI helps many apps use this, we see very less apps actually made for this aspect. Skitch as the developers say, a free app designed to take advantage of Microsoft touch interface. Skitch Touch [...]Read More »
[Windows] Manage your partitions with EaseUS Partition Master, a feature-filled and easy-to-use partition manager
Looking for a way to manage your drives and partitions? Then you should read dotTech’s review on best free partition manager for Windows. If, however, you are not satisfied after reading that review, then you might want to give EaseUS Partition Master a try.[...]
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[Windows] Enjoy customization, auto note hiding, and document attachment with sticky notes program X Sticky Notes Lite
I usually have a lot going on at any given time when I’m on the computer, and it’s easy to forget things that I need to do sometimes. That’s why I tend to use “sticky note” programs, to help me remember important things I need to do. I have tried [...]Read More »
32% of computers around the world are infected with viruses and malware, according to Panda Security
Most anti-virus companies like to release yearly reports based on their findings throughout the year. Panda Security is no exception and has released its ’2012 Annual Security Report’. In this report you will find some stats that may or may not shock you.
Of all the computers scanned by Panda [...]Read More »
Be sure to run Windows Update this Tuesday, Microsoft is going to release a monster update that fixes 57 vulnerabilities — including a critical Internet Explorer bug
Every second Tuesday of every month Microsoft releases patches of its products on Windows. This day has come to be known as ‘Patch Tuesday’. And this upcoming Patch Tuesday is going to be one you don’t want to miss.
In total, this Tuesday (February 12) will see twelve patches being [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB version is sold out within a few hours — a sign of success or clever marketing?
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, the version of Microsoft Surface tablets that runs Windows 8 Pro, has sold out in the United States within hours of being available online. Is this a sign of success for Microsoft’s tablet endeavor… or is it a sign of clever marketing on the part of [...]Read More »
LastPass is a very famous password storage utility. It has for ages, helped us store all our cumbersome passwords across platforms with ease. And now it enters the Windows 8 realms, with hopes of gaining our trust. And is it really worth it? Can we trust this app? That is [...]Read More »
[Windows] Keep your computer running smoothly by cleaning up your registry with Vit Registry Fix Free
A good registry cleaner is something that everyone needs. After prolonged use of a computer, its registry is going to start filling up with broken links, missing keys and invalid references that keep it from running as quickly or stable as it should. That is why free registry cleaners like [...]Read More »
I have used a ton of different PC cleaners and optimizers, and they usually turn out to just be more of the same. Then I came cross Safe PC Cleaner Free. I was interested for a few reasons, but the biggest thing that caught my attention was the word [...]Read More »
Attacks on Java may be subsided for a few days but the other kink in your armor — Flash — is now under attack. Adobe has released a security bulletin notifying Windows and Mac OS X users to update to Flash 11.5.502.149 because of an ongoing attack targeting Windows and [...]Read More »
Everyday, I spend hours in my college’s library to do my homework and I am always disturbed by the startup sound from people’s computers. By default, when you start your computer, it will make a sound to get your attention. However, in the classroom or the meeting, it’s not a [...]Read More »
I am a firm believer that there are great browsers out there that many of us have not tried. Don’t get me wrong, I like Chrome and Firefox as much as the next guy. That being said, I enjoy using SeaMonkey and Maxthon more. However, there are still a number [...]Read More »
Nowadays, computers are quite the keys to our kingdoms. While I’m sure it varies from person to person (and age group to age group), many people have critical data on their computers which, if lost, would be hurtful at best and devastating at worst. So it is always a good [...]Read More »
Here on dotTech we have discussed video joiners before. However, what if you want to do the opposite? That is to say, what if you want to split or trim videos — what do you use then? Boilsoft Video Splitter is a program you can give a try. Let’s see [...]Read More »
Freemake Video Converter is an excellent program for converting audio and video files into other formats; it supports almost every input and output format you can imagine. Did you know it can also double as a program to cut, join, rotate, or flip your videos? Yep, it is true… and [...]Read More »
Be sure to check out dotTech’s review of best free file archivers for Windows!
One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of file archivers available to download. In fact, most of us probably already have one that is our favorite. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try others. [...]Read More »
Do you want to spice up your desktop? Well you can by simply adding digital photo frames to your pictures. This can easily be done with the help of Free Photo Frame. The program comes with over 25 frames to choose from, and it can easily help you create [...]Read More »
dotTech has two articles on best free screenshot tool and best free screen recorder program for Windows. However, if you still have not yet found a screenshot and/or screen recording program that makes you happy, Ashampoo Snap is another option. Let’s see if it is worth your time.[...]
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The ability to record screen activity and gameplay are undoubtedly an important part of digital media today due to the entertainment value as well as educational value of this feature. As a result, several tutorial and instructional videos are made by recording the activity occurring on the author’s computer screen. [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews roundup: what reviewers from three different blogs say about the tablet
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has received its review treatment on the Internet, and there’s an underlying theme hidden in a lot of the reviews. If you were consider getting Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop, you might wanna check these out first.
The Verge liked the device’s performance and solid 1080p display, but the [...]Read More »
If you use a lot of USB devices to transfer files between computers, you have to be careful. It is very easy to pick up a virus from someone’s computer or from a USB device that someone gives to you. To protect yourself, you need a program on your computer [...]Read More »
I’m not much of a DVD/Blu-ray person (I prefer streaming or [legal] downloading), so I don’t own a lot of DVDs. However, if you do own a lot of DVDs or Blu-rays, then you may want a program to help you better organize your collection by cataloging all your films [...]Read More »
Looking to protect your digital work (aka images, photos, art, etc.)? Then watermark it! And Mass Watermark is a program that allows you to do just that. Let’s see how well it does.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO
Mass Watermark allows you to add text [...]Read More »
You have some images (photos, digital art, screenshots, etc.) you want to share online but don’t want other people stealing your work. What do you do? You watermark the images before sharing them, that way it is extremely difficult for anyone to claim your work as your own. You could, [...]Read More »