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Sometimes hard drives croak. Maybe you’re writing an essay and your computer catches fire. Perhaps you deleted that file that you needed by accident and now you don’t have it. If you did not make external and/or offsite backups, you are SOL. Today we take a look at some of [...]Read More »
Firefox 7 was released a few days ago. Among other changes, one of the “improvements” made in Firefox 7 is that Firefox no longer shows the HTTP:// part of a URL when visiting a website, e.g. if going to http://dottech.org, Firefox will show dottech.org in the URL/address bar:
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“Raise your hand if you are constantly changing our desktop wallpaper because you get bored of it easily. Raise your hand if you would like a way to allow the wallpaper to change automatically at an interval of your choosing, effectively turning your desktop into an art gallery.”
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Before I begin this post let me state that the developer of Attribute Changer specifically states “64-bit editions of MS Windows are NOT supported“. Therefore this post is not for 64-bit users; however if you are a 64-bit user and you want to try out this software, please be [...]Read More »
A few days ago I noticed Ashraf’s post about DVD Flick. While reading the comments, it seems to me DVD Flick is a hit or miss software — for some people it works, for others it does not. If you are one of the people who have been failed by [...]Read More »
Spam, n: a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to… blah blah blah. We all know what spam is. We all know if we were to publicly display our e-mail addresses, spambots may pick up on it and start, well, spamming us. Luckily, a website by the [...]Read More »
Need to browse two sites at once? Need to split the screen 50-50? Try TwoBrowse, a free HTML page developed by myself and Caleb Stein. TwoBrowse is based on the QuickBrowser source code and is a great way to look at two pages at once:
TwoBrowse has two different sets [...]Read More »
All your information are belong to them: Researchers claim they can crack secure web connections (read: HTTPS has been cracked)
Without going into [...]Read More »
Earlier this month I posted an article talking about how Amazon Appstore has a Free App a Day program where users can get paid Android apps for free. While the free paid apps are definitely attractive, Amazon Appstore is, after all, an app store and thus it does sell apps, [...]Read More »
Beautiful Widgets, one of the most popular paid apps on Android, is available for free from GetJar Gold
A few weeks ago I posted a tip about how Android users can legally get paid apps for free get GetJar Gold. In the post I mentioned GetJar will continually be adding apps to their GetJar Gold collection. Now I am telling you GetJar Gold just added Beautiful Widgets, one [...]Read More »
I am extremely bad at being organized. When I say “extremely bad”, put double emphasis on extremely and you may understand me better. I have this natural tendency of “oh I will remember to do that” when assigned a task/work; when there are only a couple of tasks to do, [...]Read More »
We all know about VirusTotal (or at least we all should know about VirusTotal). Jotti’s malware scan is a service similar to VirusTotal; it is a service that allows users to scan files with 18 different anti-virus/anti-malware scanner. Jotti’s malware scan works fairly similar to VirusTotal in the sense that [...]Read More »
Update: This promotion is now over. Looks like TuneUp pulled the promotion very quickly. Sorry to those that missed it!
If you’re a regular on dotTech, you know that we’ve featured TuneUp Utilities many, many times before. We’ve shown you freebies on TU2007, TU2008, TU2009, TU2010, and finally, TuneUp Utilities [...]Read More »
Lost your Windows and/or Microsoft Office license key? Use WinKeyFinder to recover them and store them safely encrypted
Do you know your Windows license key? What about your Microsoft Office license key? No? Bummer – what would happen if your computer crashed? Sure, most computers have little stickers on the side that display the Windows license key on them but those little stickers can easily be messed up [...]Read More »
News about Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 has been floating around on dotTech’s forums for a while. I thought it is high time to share with dotTech-proper. (Thanks to Enfeus for informing us about this software on the forums!)
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 is a freeware office suite product. [...]Read More »
Researching colleges/universities? Get a one year subscription to U.S. News College Compass (aka premium access to all college/university rankings) for free! [Hurry almost over]
Update: This promotion is now over. Sorry!
Anyone that has gone to college, is looking to go to college, planning on going to college, or is related/associated to someone that falls in the previous three categories has probably researched college rankings at one time or another. One of the top [...]Read More »
When you exercise, your bodies burns calories and you feel hot; you start sweating. The laws of physics (chemistry? biology? who cares…) don’t apply just to you – they apply to your computer, too.
When you use computer the internal components generate heat as a result of the “exercise” you [...]Read More »
Recently Microsoft has released preview versions of Windows 8 including Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Developer Preview, pre-Beta releases of Windows 8 designed to give consumers and developers a preview of Microsoft’s next installment of Windows. I am sure there are many dotTechies out there that are dying [...]Read More »
I have noticed there is a bit of confusion out there when it comes to DVDs. People want to burn movie DVDs which they can play on their DVD player but often mix up the action of burning a movie DVD and authoring a movie DVD. This confusion cannot solely [...]Read More »
Protect your privacy with TunnelVision: automatically block out parts of your screen where your mouse cursor is not
I hate prying eyes. My computer, my work… for my eyes only! Do you feel the same way? You may want to try out TunnelVision.
TunnelVision is simple, lightweight, and open source application which blocks out your whole computer screen except a select area where you mouse cursor is currently [...]Read More »
We already know a few things about Windows 8 and have even seen it in action (kind of); and earlier today I posted about the imminent release of Windows 8 Developer Preview, a downloadable-installable-and-usable-by-all preview of Windows 8. If you have been waiting on a few more Windows 8 details [...]Read More »
Eager to get your hands on Windows 8? Starting later today (8 PM PST Tuesday September 13, 2011 or 3 AM GMT Wednesday September 14, 2011) you can download – and install – Windows 8 Developer Preview on your x86 (32-bit) and/or x64 (64-bit) machine. (No ARM support, yet.) In [...]Read More »
Are you happy with your computer? Are there certain tweaks you could use to make it better? There are several programs you can try. Although CCleaner and the like immediately step into mind, there are good, lesser known pieces of software. TweakNow PowerPack 2011 is one of those programs: easy [...]Read More »
With Google Chrome being used by hundreds and hundreds of people around the world, it is becoming so popular that it’s winning everyone’s hearts by releasing every possible feature it can add to its newer versions. It has almost all the features needed to become the world’s most preferred browser. [...]Read More »
While the animated GIF file that you see on the right is certainly pretty funny, what if we want it as a favicon? Or maybe as a giant, huge picture? Resizing an animated GIF is not as easy as resizing, say, a JPG or PNG image. Typically for a [...]Read More »
This is a short tutorial how you can make WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (v6.3.5) portable. After this you will be able to use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum 6.3.5 from wherever you want (USB drive, portable hard drive, etc.). This tutorial is comprised of four (4) short and easy to follow [...]Read More »
Do you own an iDevice? If yes
you need to reevaluate your priorities in life you can start grabbing paid/premium iOS apps from Starbucks for free!
<– Image credit: Superstrikertwo
Recently Starbucks launched a campaign where they give out one free iOS app every week. To get the free apps, [...]Read More »
You made the (wise) choice of getting a ‘droid and have been roaming dotTech’s Best Free Android Apps repository to sustain your appetite for free apps. However, as fun as free apps are, wouldn’t it be even better if you could (legally) grab paid apps for free (even if the [...]Read More »
Windows is a great operating system, but want to know just how green the grass is on the other side? Try Wubi, a Ubuntu installer for Windows.
The cool thing about Wubi is it installs Ubuntu like a program onto your computer, requiring you to perform no dual-booting or partitioning; [...]Read More »
It seems more and more companies are forcing users to download their “download managers” in order to grab downloads from their websites (e.g. Adobe, Dell, etc.). Sometimes these companies have download-without-download-manager links that users can use; sometimes they don’t. If the download-without-download-manager links are available, the links are often hidden [...]Read More »
While some laptops are worse than others, anyone that uses a laptop knows they can heat up. One of the ways to fight overheating laptops is to use external laptop coolers.
Because of how easy they are to manufacture, laptop coolers have flooded the market. As with all other mass [...]Read More »
Have unusual hardware? Do you spend hours hunting down drivers for your computer every time you do a reinstall? Go right to enjoying your new installation with Double Driver, a free piece of software that lets you back up, restore, and even print out a list of your drivers.[...]
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We all have one main antivirus/antimalware software installed on our computers. (Or do we?) If you have followed dotTech’s advice and have one of the top-notch ones such as avast!, you are fairly well protected. Even with the protection we have (always use protection) there comes a time when one [...]Read More »
In March I discussed 10 freeware programs that I rely heavily upon. Now I will reveal the 4 browser add-ons/plugins that keep my world from falling apart. (Why 4? Well I only use 4 so I can’t really talk about 5 or 6 or 10 or 100.) Since I am [...]Read More »