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In the age of crapware coming bundled with software, it is a smart idea to have a program that helps you remove that crapware. We have previously discussed Toolbar Cleaner and SlimComputer, two programs that help you remove unnecessary toolbars, …Read More »
Having family that lives in other parts of the world, since a kid I have been a regular traveler by air. I remember when I was younger we were allowed to carry two checked-in bags weighing 70 lbs each, didn’t …Read More »
How many dotTechies drive cars regularly, or drove cars regularly in a past life? My guess is most. How many dotTechies have gotten into major accidents? I hope none. In my short time as a driver, I have only had …Read More »
Ever come to your computer and try to turn it on, but it just won’t do it? You smash the power button as hard as you can but your computer just refuses to turn on. You call tech support, ask …Read More »
Dubai is known in some circle as the Las Vegas of the Middle East. Why? I am not completely sure but probably because of how many tourists visit the city every year. It definitely isn’t because of similar terrain.
In …Read More »
In the wake of (alleged) cyberwarfare by China, US president now has the power to order (preemptive) cyber attacks
According to a report by The New York Times, a secret White House legal review has granted the president of the United States the legal authority to order preemptive cyber attacks against a target (which can be a country), …Read More »
Remember the Nokia PureView 808? Sure, it ran the obsolete Symbian operating system at a time where everyone had mostly forgotten about it, but it’s 41-megapixel sensor was a first for phones — and it was also amazing. Take a …Read More »
A hacker has been toying with the police and the general public in Japan since last summer. The hacker has remote controlled innocent people’s computers to send killing spree threats and a bomb threat to Nintendo headquarters. This was followed …Read More »
Jailbreak users have gone a long while without a proper untethered solution for their iPhone 5 and iOS 6 devices, but a new jailbreak developer team called the “Evad3rs” have released the long-awaited jailbreak for those devices. The team isn’t …Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Initial reports pegged a reveal around Feb. 17, but I guess HP decided to unveil its latest laptop earlier. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is the first ever HP laptop dedicated to running Google’s …Read More »
As you use your computer over time, eventually it fills up with what can be considered “junk” — leftover registry entries from programs you installed, temporary files from web browsing, etc. Not only can some of this junk be considered …Read More »
Now that you have jailbroken your Windows RT tablet, you probably want to know what you can do. One thing you can do is get back the classic start menu. In this article, I will show you how to install …Read More »
There are tons of programs out that will decipher the read and write speed of your hard disks. However, what about reading this kind of information for your CD-ROM devices or even network servers? Well, Parkdale lets you do all …Read More »
LogMote is a unique application that will store all of your login information for various websites on your phone, making logging in on websites significantly easier. This application is great for those who bounce around between personal and public computers …Read More »
Have you been looking for a program that can help you edit the start time of a subtitle if it is not already synched with your movie? Well, if you have, Subtitle Edit may be just what you are looking …Read More »
Some people are lucky: all it takes for them to learn a new skill is to be told how to do something. But for the rest of us, we need a visual reference. Whether it comes to learning how to …Read More »
With so many hacking incidents hitting the headlines recently, and with many of them being blamed (directly or indirectly) on Chinese hackers, it was only a matter of time before someone cooked up a joke about it all, right? Well …Read More »
There was a time when toolbars were considered an innovation in computing and were regarded as helpful tools by many people. Even to this day some people like having specific toolbars in their browser(s). However, by and large toolbars are …Read More »
‘Clouded leopards’ look awesome, regardless of if you like big cats or not [Amazing Photo of the Day]
In the past I have been (playfully) accused of being overly obsessive with big cats. I denied it and, to prove my innocence, I stopped posting about big cats for a while. You know, like five days. Maybe.
Oh screw …Read More »
Wine for Android lets you run Windows programs on your phone or tablet, but it is still a work-in-progress
Wine is a free Linux program that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux (e.g. run Microsoft Word on Ubuntu via Wine). Alexandre Julliard, a developer, is developing an ARM-friendly Wine compatibility layer that runs on Android. So Wine …Read More »
Okay, before everyone gets all anti-war or pro-armed-forces on me, let me say this isn’t a post about war or soldiers or fighting. This is a post about a joke. A joke written by a new recruit to the army …Read More »
[Windows] 1-abc Clipboard Organizer is a lightweight, portable clipboard manager that provides you with four clipboards
Be sure to check out dotTech’s review on Best Free Clipboard Manager for Windows!
Windows Clipboard is a nifty feature of Windows that allows users to paste the last thing they cut or copied. However, Windows Clipboard is a bit …Read More »
An upcoming book co-authored by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen was previewed by The Wall Street Journal, and it looks like China’s reputation as of late isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The book is called The New Digital …Read More »
Check out all of this year’s Super Bowl ads, including Samsung’s $15 million commercial and the return of BlackBerry
If you were somehow unaware of the Super Bowl going on today, well, it’s over now. And the Ravens won… Yeah. Anyway, what’s the Super Bowl without some pretty awesome ads! The commercials that air during the game have become …Read More »
Acer says that their Chromebook sales are doing well and HP is about to launch their first ever Chromebook this month. The relation of these two stories? Disappointing and dropping Windows 8 sales.
Acer President Jim Wong tells Bloomberg, ”Windows …Read More »
No one’s really safe from hackers these days, with Twitter joining the New York Times as one of the recent victims of security breaches recently. Twitter announced in a blog post that it detected unusual access patterns during the week, …Read More »
“Can I run desktop apps on Windows RT devices (such as Microsoft Surface RT)?” That is the main question most users are confused by when it comes to Windows RT. And officially, the answer is “No.” That means Windows Store …Read More »
[Windows] Display images as floating widgets on your desktop with Osiva, a unique and easy-to-use portable image viewer
What is Osiva? Really, the name is an acronym that stands for “Overly Simple Image Viewing Application”. So, as you can guess, this program is a very easy-to-use image viewer. The program is so simple, in fact, that it …Read More »
I prefer to do my writing on my laptop. However, when I’m on the go (or have a late-night flash of inspiration), I use the Notes app on my iPhone to jot down story ideas, article pitches, or notes to …Read More »
PDF files can sometimes be large in size. If you have a ton of them, this can really eat away at your storage space. So when I first heard about PDF Compressor I was excited, because it sounded like a …Read More »
Sometimes the comics we feature on dotTech are funny; other times, they are not. Today I have a comic that I am sure will make you laugh. I quite literally laughed out loud when I read it.
Before I show …Read More »
Maybe I am the oddball here (okay, I am most definitely the oddball here) but I never, ever learned how to build a snowman. To this day I don’t know how to build a snowman. And it isn’t because I …Read More »
Here is something a little offbeat for your Sunday.
The following two quick videos (less than three minutes each) that spill out a bunch of interesting facts that I bet you did not know. Check them out:
…How many people …Read More »
You have a head (I hope). I have a head (hang on, let me double check… yep, still there). What if, instead of a head, you had iPads? What would you look like? How would you see? How would people …Read More »
Anyone that has been to a South American, Africa, or Asian country (or to the shady parts of some towns in European and American cities) knows how prevalent bootleg movies are. Literally for dimes on the dollar you can grab …Read More »