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PassMark DiskCheckup – SMART hard drive monitoring utility

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This here is a monitor for your hard drive that will email you when there are problems. It also displays a wealth of other information about your hard drive as long as it is one with SMART technology built in.  Check it out at PassMark DiskCheckup .

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Free Microsoft eBooks for you By Eric Ligman

Monday, August 20th, 2012

     Microsoft has a bunch of free e-books you can download. Check them out at the following Link:

Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. – Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog – By Eric Ligman – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

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Windows 8

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer preview is available now. Basically this is the public beta free to download and try out. check it out at


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How Windows PC’s Get Infected

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Here’s a great little article showing how Windows computers usually get infected. Check it out and protect yourself at

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One More Backup Tool

Monday, December 20th, 2010

There always seems to be one more tool to get the job done, when it comes to backing up your computer. Well here’s one more from paragon called Paragon Backup & Recovery 2010, and free for personal hoome users. Looks pretty good so check it out at .

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A few inexpensive tech gifts for Christmas

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Everyone ready for Christmas shopping?   Well here’s 3 ideas under $20 I couldn’t resist sharing.

The first is for anyone with a camera:

53″ Aluminum Camera Tripod w/Bubble Level $12.26 shipped via coupon code PBF18 expires 11-27-2010icon

The next is for laptop users on the go :

Targus Notebook Ultralite Portable Lapdesk $12.29 shipped via coupon code PBF18 expires 11-27-2010icon

Last, and my favorite, is for someone who wants to use a monitor, mouse, keyboard and network connection with their laptop when they get home, all via one USB connection:

Targus ACP45US Universal Docking Station w/ Digital Audio $18.85 shipped via coupon code PBF18 expires 11-27-2010icon

These deals are short and sweet, so get them now.
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DNS Benchmark Utility

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

       I have recommended OpenDNS over and over again as a better alternative to your own ISP’s DNS Server. In addition, Google has released their own DNS Servers for the public to use. I use both in my household, for different reasons, but now I can benchmark them both, as well as a host of others. Steve Gibson of has created an awesome little benchmark utility for DNS. For me, Google’s DNS Servers were faster than most. Steve Gibson is presently still working on documentation for the DNS benchmark utility, but you can check it out and play with it at .

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A Few Good Tools

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

There are some common problems with Windows XP, that occur at random, or when malware has infected it. I use Dial-a-fix quite a bit for this, but it’s showing it’s age. A new tool I recently found out about is XP Quick Fix, and it can fix a bunch of Windows XP small little problems. It’s worth a look at, so check it out at

A tool to repair Internet Explorer is FixIE. It re-registers all the concerned dll & ocx files required for the smooth operation of Internet Explorer. Check it out at

SuperAntiSpyware recently created an online scanner that you can use to scan computers that are infected. Check it out at .

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A Few More Helpful Backup Tools!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The importance of backing up your data can never be stressed enough. If you want a program to backup selected files, check out one or all of the following. One I just recently learned about seems to be a good solution though I haven’t tried it myself. It’s called SimpleBackupTool and it looks to be just as the name implies. Check it out at . Another fairly simple one I like is called Karen’s Replicator, and I have used it in the past, and liked it very much. Check it out at . One last fairly simple to use solution is the one I use all the time now. It’s called SyncBack and I love it. Check it out at .
If you’re interested in Cloning an entire partition or hard drive, then another cloning choice is from Easeus and it’s called EASUS Todo Backup. Check it out at .
If you have just certain files you edit alot and want to backup everytime you edit it, the solution may be AutoVer. It seems to be perfect for a real time backup and personal versioning system. Check it out at

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SuperAntispyware Online Scan

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

For anyone that wants to run a malware scan on a computer…my favorite malware scanner, Superantispyware, has an online version available. This is great for infested computers that are nexto to impossible to install anti-malware on.. Check it out at

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