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Most of the Windows regular users like to have antivirus and firewalls suites installed and running on their systems, but most of the time they don’t really care or realize what they are dealing with. If the security software finds a threat, they just put it to work and take care of that issue. Now, do you even know where most of the threats come from? Do you know which of the Microsoft’s latest operative systems is safer?

In this article I will explore some of our time’s security issues, getting to grips with the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (Volume 13: January – June 2012), going into further detail about the top 3 Windows 7 infections.


Inky is a new email application that, in the words of its website, ‘pulls all your email accounts together in one place, [and] sorts your mail by relevance, letting you see your most important mail first. Enjoy your email again!’ Taglines telling us to ‘enjoy’ our email again are as old as the hills, and we’ve seen them on at least a half a dozen ambitious mail clients who ultimately fail in their promise to assist with the drudgery of email.

What makes Inky different? Does it succeed in its promise to make email enjoyable? Read on to find out.


By the time you read this, Windows 8 will have been made available for your general consumption, and pleasure. But, as will be the case with most of us who have been wanting to upgrade, but are fearful of the new ModernUI, how much of a shock will it be to all you future users, when you find yourselves amidst the strange waters of the Modern UI?

Well, I’ve been a guinea-pig of sorts, subjecting myself to the the likes of Windows 8 as my primary operating system for quite a while now.


Despite the arguably neutral reception that Windows 8 has received, it has several very useful and improved features over Windows 7 that thousands of people enjoy using. However, if you think that Windows 8 has a bad experience overall, you can use several apps and tweaks to get these features on your Windows 7 installation.

This post will outline some of these apps and show what you can accomplish. It will not go into depth for any of the apps listed here, but you can find out more about each one from its website.


The clipboard might be the most useful thing we take for granted in our computers. The ability to take something in one program and insert it somewhere else using the same process whether dealing with text, an image, or a file makes editing and creating so much easier. The common area means that you don’t have to worry about if two programs know how to talk to each other, they both only have to know how to talk to the clipboard.

The biggest drawback to the traditional Windows clipboard is that it can only hold one item at a time. When you cut or copy an item into the clipboard, anything already there is now lost. Much of the time this works well. If you’re only copying or pasting a line of text from one document to another document or another place in the same document, you only need to hold one item. Otherwise, it tends to become a problem. Surely, there must be a way around this!


There are lots of applications that serve as better alternatives to the default print screen feature of Windows.

Is Tinygrab just one such application or does it offer something else that gives it an edge over its rivals? Owned by Company 52, what secrets does it hold? Let us find out.


Reinstalling Windows was once a regular part of being a Windows user. With newer versions of Windows, the frequency of a complete reinstall decreased greatly. While reinstalling Windows leaves you with a clean slate, it also removes the setting for Windows you’ve customized along with the settings for your programs. Your documents and files also must be stored and restored once you finish the reinstall.

Thankfully, Windows 7 comes with two tools that will allow you to reinstall your computer without losing the settings for your applications and system.


I know a lot of people who use Macs and one of the most common things I hear them say about Windows is that it is too confusing, with files stuck in folders, more folders and yet more folders.

Of course, they are referring to the Windows File Explorer system [WFE] and although I guess it could look confusing to the uninitiated, personally, I love it.

So today, we are going to take a look at a few ways we can use WFE more efficiently and make it work for us. We will start with a brief look at the structure of WFE, detailing what each area does and then finish off with a variety of tips to make it all much easier to use.


Stuck in your dorm with a solitary port to spare? Your favorite coffee shop is ripping you off for every device you connect? Tired of carrying your own wireless router everywhere share your Internet connection?

What if I tell you that there is an easy way, an easy way that lets you turn laptop into a Wi-fi hotspot in 3 simple steps?

No, I’m not kidding.


Remember when you first turned on your computer? It was fast and responsive, clean of annoying software and safe from the prying grasp of malware ands viruses. The good old days. If you miss them, read on as I’ll be showing you how to clean up your computer and remove all the added bloat it has gathered over time.


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