Category «Software Tips»

Beware of Newsgator 2.5

Newsgator has come up with an update to their Outlook RSS client. As I usually do, as soon as I got the notice, I went to the site and downloaded it. Unfortunately, the service is tightly integrated with their online services, and I have an outdated package (it is the one they gave me as …

Google Earth Flies Free

From Search Engine Watch (SearchDay): Google has released its long-anticipated geographic search tool, a new application that combines local search with satellite images and maps from around the globe. Google Earth is a standalone application that’s essentially an enhanced and upgraded version of its Keyhole 3D satellite imagery product. As Google has done with several …

List All Files

The Office Tips and Hints blog has a great post about how to use a macro in Word to create a list of all the files in a certain folder: Here is a macro that will produce a list of all the files in a selected folder. The folder name for the listed files The …

Norton Removal Tool

Someone I know was having problems with their computer, and they ended up having a copy of their registry being restored and so they had to reinstall a bunch of things. But they couldn’t get Norton Antivirus 2005 installed. I tried everything I could. I removed registry entries, I deleted the folders that were there, …

Troubleshooting drivers with XP’s hidden Driver Verifier Manager

A great tip from TechRepublic: The next time you need to identify the cause of a driver problem, turn to Windows XP’s little-known troubleshooting tool called the Driver Verifier Manager. By going through a few short steps, you’ll be able to determine whether the drivers you choose to diagnose are causing the problem.

Show Desktop Shortcut

As strange as this may seem, I am being found the most for the search term “Show Desktop Shortcut”. For those who missed it, I have an article on the main PCIN.net site called Recreate the Show Desktop Shortcut (reproduced below): Did you know that Show Desktop is actually a script (technically Microsoft refers to …

TerraClient v1.3.3

Satellite imaging seems to be a very popular thing these days. I haven’t spent a lot of time viewing images, but when I do, I am always amazed that a camera so far away can take such amazing pictures. Well, Bill Friedrich has developed software that uses the images that Microsoft has and puts it …

Audio Software Tips

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: I have been using Audacity for a few months. It is a very excellent audio editor! Coupled with Total Recorder, it’s a killer combination. Audacity is free, and Total Recorder is very inexpensive to license. I found both quite on purpose, having an ancient sound file that needed cleaning …

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