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Best Word Processors

Posted by Rich On June - 30 - 2010

Most of us use a word processor on a daily basis. In this article, I share five of the best word processors available and why you should consider each one for use. There are so many word processing programs out there that it would be ridiculous to say these are the only five you should consider; however, these are five of the best. Which ones did I miss?

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Basic Network Commands and their Usage [Introduction]

Posted by Angel Luis On June - 28 - 2010

New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Windows 7 NetworkThe internet changes very quickly; for that reason, stepping back to the basics is very important. As you may know, the internet is no more than a collection of interconnected networks.

In this post I will show a list of basic network commands. Even if you haven’t used any of these before, it is useful to know they exist. As always, increasing your knowledge is the better way to achieve your goals.

To run these commands, open a command prompt:

  1. Click Start and then click Run (or Winkey+R.)
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.

arp -a

This tool handles the resolution of a IP to a physical address. The command gives a list of IPs and physical addresses on your local network.

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PROS: Easy-to-use interface, won’t do anything without asking first!
CONS: If I’m being really picky, it asks you to install a toolbar for the Internet.
VERDICT: A great piece of software for all Facebook users – easy-to-use, and convenient.
DOWNLOAD: Chit Chat for Facebook

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Windows 7 Security OkThe problems you must face using an Antivirus are not always obvious. By not properly uninstalling an antivirus programs, you can experience system instabilities.

It is not unusual that you find problems when installing a new antivirus program due to traces of the older one.

The first choice you should use is the uninstaller that comes with the software. But if something happens on the process the following list can solve your problems:


Panda has created an uninstall program for every product, so select the proper one:

Panda Antivirus, Firewall 2007 Uninstall Utility

Panda Antivirus, Firewall 2008 Uninstall Utility

Panda Antivirus, Firewall 2009 Uninstall Utility

Panda Antivirus, Firewall 2010 Uninstall Utility


Removal Tool for Kaspersky Lab Products

This removal tool can uninstall all versions of Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security but under 64 bit operating systems versions 6 and 7 of the products.


For reasons that I don’t understand, Norton Antivirus leaves a lot of  traces even if you uninstall it using the default uninstaller.

Norton Removal Tool


F-secure has created an extensive page about how to removal its antivirus:

Advanced F-Secure product removal

There is an uninstaller tool but F-secure only recommends it as a last resort.


Bitdefender Uninstall Tool


Avg Remover


Avast Uninstall Utility


How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool

Which program did we miss? Now you’ve removed your bloated AV software, check out the free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

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PROS: Recovers practically anything, and does a great job. I tested it, and it recovered more videos than any leading solution tried!
CONS: Like any recovery program, can’t fix everything, but that’s understandable.
VERDICT: A great piece of software for any person owning a camera or camcorder (or anything else with external memory for that matter!) – I would highly recommend it to anyone!
PRICE: £28.63 / $39.95 for the download
DOWNLOAD: CardRecovery (free trial – you won’t be able to recovery anything, only see if it detects it)

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Jailbreak your iDevice on 3.1.3 Firmware [How To]

Posted by Stu On June - 21 - 2010

I know this is a little overdue but i wanted to be absolutely clear about the information surrounding this Jailbreak (JB from hereon in) before posting about it.

Here’s a list of devices that this JB will work on.


iPod Touch 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPhone 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPad 3G 3.2 Firmware
iPad WiFi 3.2 Firmware

Please note that this method is a JB only and is not an unlock.  If you rely on an unlock do not use this.  An unlock is unlikely to emerge until 4.0 has been released.

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