Download YouTube Videos The Easy Way

There are several ways you can go about downloading YouTube videos. You can use dedicated software, download websites and browser extensions/plugins. I find that the Firefox extension “Download YouTube Videos as MP4 and FLV” is the easiest. It gives you the most useful options without having to … [Read more...]

Defrag And Optimize Your Hard Drive With Smart Defrag 2

Defragging your computer can give it a performance boost by organizing the data on its hard drive in a more efficient way. It can also increases the lifespan of your hard drive by reducing the amount of physical movements the drive has to perform. What Does Defragging Do? When your computer writes … [Read more...]

Protect Your Online Privacy Using a VPN

Using a VPN service like HideMyAss or BTGuard is a great way to protect your online privacy. With legislation like SOPA and PIPA (sign the e-petition here) all over the news, it’s no surprise that people are looking at ways to protect themselves from prying eyes whilst surfing the internet. So … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Speed Up an Old Laptop

So you’ve got a slow laptop and it's driving you mad! It’s taking an age to boot up into Windows, and once you’re eventually logged in, the whole system seems sluggish. The start button is slow to respond, programs take an age to load and you get random system hangs. Or, even worse, your laptop … [Read more...]

Fix Errors and Remove Unwanted Files With CCleaner

CCleaner is ideal for deleting unwanted files from you computer such as temporary internet files and cookies, as well as unused old system files. CCleaner also has an built in registry cleaner that can fix Windows errors and optimize your computer. All Microsoft Windows computers rely on a system … [Read more...]

Spybot Search and Destroy Install and User Guide

Spybot Search & Destroy is one of the best free spyware removal tools available at the moment, but the program doesn’t have the most obvious user interface so I am going to walk you through the steps needed to protect your PC. The thing I most like about the program is the “immunise” … [Read more...]

Setting Up An IMAP Email Account In Windows Live Mail

Assuming you have already downloaded and install Windows Live Mail (Download load it here if you need it), and you have the login details of you IMAP email account, then let’s get stated. First of all, run the Windows Live Mail program and at the top of the program, click on the “Accounts” tab … [Read more...]

Speed Up Windows 7 With These 8 Simple Tips

There are a number of ways you can speed up Windows 7. Upgrading hardware such as installing more ram or a fast SSD (solid state drive) can significantly increase system performance but these cost money. In today’s tough economic climate, we'll be looking at the various software tweaks you can … [Read more...]

How to Install More RAM In Your PC

One of the easiest and most performance enhancing upgrades you can make to your PC is adding more ram. To do this, you will need to open your computers case and either add additional memory modules to what your system already has, or replace the original ones with larger new memory … [Read more...]

Stream a Webcam With Windows Media Encoder

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to stream a USB webcam over the internet using Window Media Encoder 9. First things first. Download and install Windows Media Encoder. The first screen you will see when you first run the program is the “New Session” window. Make sure you have the … [Read more...]