Quickly change your DNS servers with Public DNS Server Tool
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Quickly change your DNS servers with Public DNS Server Tool

Even though you may have a high speed broadband connection, you’d still want to squeeze out some extra juice from it, especially when browsing websites. Switching to a public DNS instead of your ISPs DNS can be extremely useful in achieving this target. As the Google Public DNS website explains some reasons to switch: Provide end users with an alternative to their current DNS service.

Keep your Mac running smoothly with CleanGenius – Win a copy here!
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Keep your Mac running smoothly with CleanGenius – Win a copy here!

A few months back I purchased a MacBook Pro. Over the past few months, I have been gradually familiarising myself with the operating system and the features it has to offer. Like any other computer operating system, the Mac OS X needs regular cleaning, both on the inside and the outside.

Control your tasks and processes with Auslogics Task Manager
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Control your tasks and processes with Auslogics Task Manager

Ever see your CPU usage spiking or the occasional process eating up a bit more memory than desired? Windows Task Manager is a great tool for this, however, if you are looking for something a bit more powerful, you might want to try out Auslogics Task Manager. Auslogics Task Manager will allow you to view the applications, processes as well as services that are currently running.

Recover Files from Damaged Disks with Unstoppable Copier
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Recover Files from Damaged Disks with Unstoppable Copier

The problem with CDs and DVDs is that over a period of time they get scratched or just deteriorate and you end up with lost data. Sadly, hard disks also have this amazing ability of developing bad sectors and before you know it you can’t get back data. So, what can Unstoppable Copier do?

Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords
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Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords. Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords. This is where password managers come into play.

View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed
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View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed

So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.

Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier
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Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier

As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.

One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix
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One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix

Have you ever seen the screen above? The screen above is shown to Windows users, primarily Windows XP whenever you’re using a wallpaper and your explorer crashes. If you’re facing this problem repeatedly, you can either manually make changes or with a single click set everything to default.

Recover MS Word and MS Excel password Easily
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Recover MS Word and MS Excel password Easily

If you have lost your password for any MS Word or Excel document and are unable to recover it, try using this Free Word / Excel Password Recovery application. It’s a freeware product and all you need to do is install it, open the file that you need to recover. Choose the character set “a to z” and the expected lenght of your password and click GO.