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Acer Gridvista Enables Aero Snap Features

Posted by Thomas On February - 28 - 2010

If you are still using Windows XP or still haven’t moved up from the Windows-we-all-love-to-hate: Vista , and you are just a little, a tad, envious of the Aero Snap Function in Windows 7 … Or…

If you have Windows 7 and would like to enhance the way Aero Snap works , then This is the freeware for you: Acer Gridvista.

Read on for download link.

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Windows Guides EmailSince yesterday, I’ve heard from 20+ subscribers who have problems seeing images in their newsletters from Windows Guides. Usually, people  email me and I explain one on one how to display the images; however, with the survey I ran yesterday, many people let me know that the form isn’t showing (see important note below) and neither are images.

This guide explains how to see images without coming over to the site.

Important Note:

If you saw the word “Loading…” in the newsletter yesterday where I had the two-question survey, you’ll need to go to the survey page: How Fast Does www.mintywhite.com Load on Your Connection? These types of forms often wont display in emails.

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Firefox Addons: Collection 1

Posted by NJWest On February - 27 - 2010

For several years now, I have been using Firefox.  It is, in my opinion, the best browser available – far superior to IE or Google Chrome.  This can be disputed, and often has, and I will be looking into all of these distinctions in my upcoming series of articles on the subject of browsers.  One of the most impressive thing about Firefox is the wide range of addons available that allow it to do just about everything.

I’ve often seen collections of ‘Top 10 Firefox Addons’, and so on, and I always think that they have left out the best addons.  So here is my interpretation of the whole genre.  I will be doing several collections of these addons, and my first one will be a collection of all the addons that I am running on my computer.  Please note:  I am running Minefield 3.7a2pre on Windows 7 and all of them work, though some of them have had compatibility overridden.  I am also running the apps, previously mentioned, that make Firefox look like Firefox 4.0.

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Microsoft is warning users about a fake anti virus product named “Security Essentials 2010”, near identical to the naming of the company’s own protection software.

The fake software is actually the trojan Win32/Fakeinit. If a user installs the software then Fakeinit’s downloader installs a fake scanner component that monitors other processes and attempts to terminate them. In some cases, processes will be flagged as if they are infected.

The trojan also lowers a number of security settings in the registry and changes the desktop background to an unchangeable multicoloured warning: YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED

Please be advised and Do NOT download this software!

Read more about it here!

Advanced Defrag that Really Works

Posted by Thomas On February - 26 - 2010
Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with
1 Star1 Star1 Star1 Star0 Star4+ out of 5 Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
PROS: The program is very easy to use right out of the box. It works quickly and silently in the background without taking up too much of you CPU.

CONS: The final reports after analyzing and de-fragmenting can be long and difficult to read for novices. I would want to see more help-information being provided in click-able links throughout the reports.

VERDICT: An affordable defrag solution that actually improves your computer and registry without causing new errors.

PRICE: $34,95 per license (3 user license)


DOWNLOAD: http://www.advanceddefrag.com/

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WebGuide: Remotely View Live and Recorded TV Programs

Posted by Rich On February - 25 - 2010
Windows Guides\’ Rating Compatible with
1 Star1 Star1 Star1 Star1 Star4.0 out of 5 Windows VistaWindows 7
PROS: Simple interface and easy to set up even for a novice user (if you\’re willing to do some reading and experimentation.) Steams your TV to you wherever you are in the world–even to a mobile device. You can remotely schedule TV show recording through Windows Media Center so you don\’t have any excuse for missing your shows.

CONS: Not as simple to use as programs like Orb (although Orb doesn\’t really do the same thing as this software, the underlying principle is the same.) As of the time of writing this review, this program is not compatible with Windows 7.

VERDICT: If you\’re interested in watching shows on the go from your smart phone or from an Internet cafe etc, then this is a great solution and best of all it\’s free. The user interface may not be the most friendly in the world but it is easy to use and is kept simple; glass, you should be able to enjoy your shows without much effort.




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