Tag: free software

  • Subsonic: Now Able to Stream Movies and Videos

    I previously wrote an article introducing you to Subsonic, the open-source, cross-platform software that can be used to stream your personal music library anywhere across the internet. In the time since that article, few changes have occurred to Subsonic.  But recently, a feature was added that really puts Subsonic at the top of my list […]

  • Songbird Media Player: Still Available For Linux

    Back in April, the developers of the open-source application Songbird announced that they would be dropping official support for the Linux version of the media player. This was a huge shock to the open-source community. When version 1.7 of Songbird was released, only Windows and Mac versions were available for download. To my surprise, Sondbird […]

  • New Dropbox Feature Lets You Pick Which Folders Sync

    I sometimes get asked, “What size USB flash drive do you have?”, especially when people are looking for a way to keep their documents with them between home/work/school.  Well, if you haven’t heard of Dropbox, you’re in for a wonderful revelation – you don’t need flash drives anymore! Instead of keeping your files on USB […]

  • Resolve Missing DLL Errors in Windows with Dependency Walker

    Anyone working in the PC technical support field knows all too well the problems associated with missing DLL files.  Dependency Walker is a free utility that can help you find missing DLL files. Below is an error message commonly seen when trying to register a DLL file with the Windows utility regsvr32. Due to the […]

  • Subsonic: The Ultimate Way To Stream Your Music Library

    Subsonic is free, open-source, and cross-platform software that allows you to easily stream your music library to any flash-enabled web browser and many portable devices.  Subsonic features a powerful and user-friendly interface that offers a high amount of customization. In this guide, I’ll show you some of the main features of Subsonic. Cross-platform Support One […]

  • How to Find Out Information About Processes in the Windows Task Manager

    The Windows Task Manager is a system utility included with all versions of Windows that allows you to view details about the applications that are running on your PC.  When looking at the Task Manager, you’ll probably see a long list of ambiguously named processes – so how do you know what those processes are? […]

  • Get A Visual On Your Hard Drive with Disk Space Fan

    As your computer gets older, chances are that your hard drive will be filled with many unused and unnecessary files.  If you’re starting to run out of space on your hard drive, it can often times be the result of old “junk” files piling up.  A great way to get your computer back into shape […]

  • Improve Windows Print Screen With Gadwin PrintScreen

    Windows includes only the most basic screen capture capabilities by default, but free software like Gadwin PrintScreen offers a solution that will add much more functionality to your computer. Using Gadwin PrintScreen Once you have downloaded and installed Gadwin PrintScreen, right click the newly created icon in your system tray and select Properties… from the […]

  • CDBurnerXP: Free, Powerful & Easy-To-Use Disc Burning Software

    Although the increasing size of USB flash drives has decreased the need to use CDs and DVDs for data transfer, they are still very useful for backing up important files.  In the event you need to burn a disc, CDBurnerXP is free, powerful, and easy to use. Despite it’s name, CDBurnerXP supports Windows XP, Vista, […]

  • SUPERAntiSpyware Releases Portable Scanner

    Removing spyware from your computer can often prove to be a difficult task. Many programs are available to remove viruses and other malware in the case that your computer does become infected. The developers of SUPERAntiSpyware have recently released a portable version of their popular spyware removal application called SUPERAntiSpyware Portable.  SUPERAntiSpyware Portable is a […]