Many programs and utilities are distributed as portable applications which do not require you to install them. While this is a great option to have, there are a few reasons you might want to “install” these programs. For example, installed programs appear in the Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) list and they typically have entries in the Start Menu. A utility which both installs and builds installers for installer-less programs is NirSoft’s ZipInstaller.
Want to make your browsing more efficient in Chrome? Here’s how you can use keyword shortcuts to quickly find info on any site you want.
Are you an iPod owner but not a fan of using iTunes to sync your music library? Today we take a look at using the fully customizable Foobar2000 to work with your iPod.
Before selling your Zune HD online or to another individual, you’ll probably want to erase all of its content. Here we show you how to erase all of the content through the Zune Desktop Player.
Ever noticed how opening Internet Explorer can take forever on some PCs? That’s generally because your add-ons are slowing it down to a crawl—and even worse than that, they affect creating new tabs as well.
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Are you looking for a way to control your PC from across the room? Today we look at how you can turn your iPhone and iPod Touch into a remote control with HippoRemote Lite.
If you are giving up on iTunes for another music player, uninstalling it completely can be a hassle. Here we show you how to completely remove all traces of it including QuickTime, iTunes Helper, Bonjour…all of it.
Perl is a very popular scripting language which is used to develop a wide variety of tools. One of it’s well know uses is web based CGI (Common Gateway Interface) applications which allow Perl scripts to be executed from a web server. With a little configuration, you can configure IIS 7 on your Windows Server 2008 system to serve Perl scripts via CGI.
Would you like to keep a folder synced with Dropbox without moving it to the Dropbox folder? Here’s how you can sync any folder on your computer with Dropbox.
In case you haven’t heard the news over the past couple of days, there is now an incredibly easy way to jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone running iOS 4. Here we will take a look at how easy the process is.
Last week Microsoft announced that MSE 2.0 was available for public beta testing. The cool thing is the new version of MSE installs on Windows Home Server. Here we’ll take a look at running it on WHS “Vail”.
One of the new features in Outlook 2010 is the ability to use Conversation View for easier management of your email conversations. Here we will take a quick look at how to use the new feature.
We have already covered how to backup a SQL Server database from the command line, so what if you want to backup all your databases at once? You could create a batch script which runs the backup command for each database, but this script would have to be updated each time a database is added or removed. Additionally, the database backups will all be appended to one file which will grow by the size of the new backup each time it is run. Instead, in true “set it and forget it” fashion, we will create a batch script which will adapt to your SQL Server as new databases are added and removed.
Windows 7 Media Center is a great tool for watching live and streaming TV, but what if the included Internet TV isn’t enough? Today we look at the TunnerFree MCE plugin to add more streaming choices.
Perl is a very popular scripting language which is used to develop a wide variety of tools. One of it’s well know uses is web based CGI (Common Gateway Interface) applications which allow Perl scripts to be executed from a web server. With a little configuration, you can configure IIS 6 on your Windows Server 2003 system to serve Perl scripts via CGI.
The new Windows Home Server Beta is available to the public for testing, and you might not have an extra machine to install it on. Here we take a look at using the free VMware Player to install it so you can test it out.
If you have had several different computers over the years that were running iTunes and authorized for your account, you might need to deauthorize them all. In this mini how-to we show you how.
There’s loads of add-ons that can help you duplicate tabs in Firefox, even copying all of the history to the new tab. What you might not realize, however, is that you can do the same thing without any add-ons.
If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word or Windows Live Writer, you’re probably familiar with how you can highlight some text and then use the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut to convert that text into a hyperlink. If you’re in a text editor, it’s not quite that easy… until now.