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How To Convert A PDF To A Word Document Using Adobe Reader
Have you ever created a PDF and then needed to send it to someone who uses Microsoft Word as his or her primary office tool?  It isn’t really an issue for either party, as you can you edit your PDF easily and convert it to a Microsoft Word document.... Read more
How to Clean the Windows Registry in CCleaner
The Windows Registry in your PC is the database that stores all of the configuration information and hardware/software settings for your PC to run correctly.  Unfortunately, over periods of time, this database can become bloated with redundant files.  The Windows Registry retains outdated system configuration information, including files that are left... Read more
How To Use Snapshot in VirtualBox
If you have ever need to have another OS running besides the one you usually use, then there is lots of available software on the market to allow you do this.  There is bundled kit in OS X called Bootcamp which is pretty good if you need to run... Read more
How To Erase Data From A Hard Drive
Data is important to everyone.  The last thing you need is someone you don’t know getting hold of your information.  It is important then, to know how to erase your data from your computer. You may need to do this because your computer is being sold or given away... Read more
How To Manage A Friend/Relative’s PC
If you are asked to help out on occasion to ‘fix’ a friend’s PC, chances are that you really could do the job simply in a few minutes.  In such a case it is irritating to have to organise both your time and your friends time to sort out... Read more
Download Wireshark 1.10.8
Wireshark is the foremost network protocol analyzer that is available.  The software is standard across industry and educational institutions alike. There are many features to the software including; Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more constantly being added.  Live capture and offline analysis.  Standard three-pane packet browser. Rich... Read more
LogMeIn Hamachi Updated
LogMeIn Hamachi is a VPN service that easily sets up in approx 10 minutes.  Once the software is setup, it enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere where there is an Internet connection. LogMeIn works with your existing firewall and requires no additional configuration. Hamachi is the... Read more
Download SnagIt
Tech Smith has released an update for its popular SnagIt product. This screen capture software allows you to not just capture a screen view but also resize, cut, frame and add notes to the image. SnagIt is a maintenance release and fixes the following bugs:     Additional fixes... Read more
Dropbox 2.6.18 Is Now Available On FileHippo
Dropbox is an online sharing tool that allows you to select, share and synchronise files with other users. You can sync any size or type of file and the software comes with 2GB of online storage for free. The latest version, Dropbox 2.6.18, sees added translations but the company... Read more
Laptop That Can Run Windows 8 & Android
New devices have been unveiled ahead of the start of Computex, a tech show that will be running in Taipei, Taiwan from Tuesday to Saturday. Amongst some of the launches announced was a laptop that can run both Windows 8 and an Android OS. The Transformer Book Trio was... Read more
Click With Me Now: Screen Sharing Made Easy
If you have ever wanted to look at a website with someone that isn’t in the same place as you, there is now an easy solution.  A new service called Click With Me Now lets you share a web session with someone else.  If you are trying to explain... Read more
How to Be More Productive with Your Smartphone
People often state that you only use 10 percent of your brain.  While that may or may not be true, it is definitely possible that you only use 10 percent of your smartphone.  You should ask yourself if you are getting the most out of your smartphone. Often, people... Read more
Free Audio Converter for Better Sound
DVDVideoSoft recently released a new version of Free Audio Converter for Windows platforms. This is a simple application that allows users to convert from one audio format to another one. This includes all of the popular formats, including MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, and others. You can now even get... Read more
Moving? Check Out Unpakt
Moving is stressful enough without having to deal with unreliable moving companies that are out to rip you off with their hidden charges. One minute you think you’re getting a nice sweet deal, only to realize later on that your bill is bound to be a whole lot higher... Read more
Flipboard for Tablets
Flipboard has created a brand new version for tablets of its popular app.  For those who are not familiar with the app, it provides a single place for all of your news, website feeds, and social media. Your Twitter news feed is added into the app, including small portions... Read more
The Best Apps for Your New Year’s Resolutions
If you are one of the many people who make resolutions each January 1st, you might be happy to know that there are numerous apps to help you keep them. Here is a look at some great apps that work with the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Finances If... Read more
How to Increase Your Email Productivity
If you are like most people, you spend far too much time every day looking through your email to decide which ones are worth keeping and when to hit the delete button. Email is great for transmitting information and sharing with our family and friends as well as making our... Read more
The Best To-Do Apps
To-do apps come highly in my list of priorities, for I am a creature of habit. I like working independently, but when it comes to the point, a list of what has to be done is imperative to get actually get things done. That’s why I am a sucker... Read more