People that troubleshoot computers for a living, or even a hobby, normally have the necessary software on hand for when an issue arises. But when that technician goes to another user’s computer, chances remain they don’t have the proper software for combating viruses, fixing sluggish performance, or treating a host of other common issues. Even if you are not a technician, it’s a good idea to create a portable toolkit to deal with different issues that arise from time to time. It’s important to be ready before even starting a rescue of a PC. Portable devices are an excellent method of
One of the nice parts about iOS is that file management is relatively easy. Just connect your iDevice to iTunes and manage away. Syncing content and moving material back and forth between a computer and an iDevice is easy. Unfortunately for Android fans, there’s no official equivalent for Google’s flagship mobile OS. Sure, doubleTwist can handle your media files, but it won’t do quite as much as iTunes will do with an iPhone. iTunes can do backups, restore the iPod, etc. That stuff isn’t in doubleTwist. It is, however, in QtADB. Don’t let the awkward and generic name fool you.
A big part of using the internet is searching for information. The faster you can find the information you want, the more you can get done. All of the major browsers let you search from the address bar. Another convenient way of searching is right clicking selected text and searching it on your preferred search engine. But both these methods are limited to a specific search engine. With the use of Drag & Drop Search, both Google Chrome and Firefox can turn into a quick reference machine. You can search for any selected term on multiple sources ranging from regular search engines
Time is money. That sentiment is as true today as it was in the days of hauling on horseback from town to town. Keeping that in mind, Google has rolled out a new ‘real-time’ segment to its popular Google Analytics product, used by web owners to monitor, assess sources and activity on their websites. To cover it in one fell swoop, the new real-time feature allows the webmaster to oversee all activity on the site as it’s happening, eradicating the sometimes three-hour wait before anything going on with your site is logged. But as ever, there’s a lot more to
Security and Privacy studies over the last few years has concluded that browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome are the top targets for hackers. Browsers are vulnerable due the various plugins they use and can be targeted to steal user data like banking information and email passwords. Qualys BrowserCheck scans for vulnerabilities on your browser and helps you eliminate them. BrowserCheck is a free security tool which enables the end-user to check the state of security of the browser. The results point the user to software updates that resolve security issues and offers recommendations in case a fix is
There are times when you have to check if your network or a specific site is responding correctly or is it down. Generally we do this via the command prompt using the Ping command. The Ping test lets us know if our network is responding or we are getting a “Request Timed Out” or any other Error Message. Thus we can check both the latency of our own internet connection or check if a specific website is down or not. If you prefer visual representation of the network response and like to keep log of network activity for a specific