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Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Tue
21
Apr
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'Volta', and 'Top 9 Tweaks For A Faster Vista'

Volta Volta is a Microsoft Live Lab experimental developer toolset that allows you to build complex web applications. It has been unavailable for a while, but a download has been made available via BrotherSoft. http://www.brothersoft.com Top 9 ... Tweaks For A Faster Vista Tired of Vista's sluggish startup and load times? They can make operating a Vista machine feel like a not-so-pleasant time warp back to the late 1980s. Below is a list of features that offer tweaks for the UAC (User Account Control), system restore and indexing, sidebar, themes, and lots more. http://www.blackviper.com Today's ... (view more)

Sun
31
Dec
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'Internet Speed Test', and '20 Secret Tweaks'

Internet Speed Test The most accurate broadband Speed Test on the Internet. Very easy to use. DSL, Cable, Dial Up, you name it, this one test covers them all. Results appear on the screen in a easy to understand format. ... http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp 20 Secret Tweaks 20 unexpected ways to unleash the true potential of the technology products you already own. http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,119267,00.asp (view more)

Thu
19
Jan
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Intelli HyperSpeed 2005 Review

Synopsis: Need to optimize your computer in a jiffy? Try Intelli HyperSpeed 2005! With only 2 simple mouse clicks, Intelli HyperSpeed 2005 thoroughly scans your system for performance bottlenecks and then adjusts settings based on your optimization ... preference. With 4 custom levels of optimization, advanced CPU and memory handling, network and Internet fine-tuning, and hundreds upon hundreds of specialized tweaks -- Intelli HyperSpeed 2005 is everything you need to maximize your PC, all rolled up into one neat little package! Intelli HyperSpeed 2005: Why Tweaking is Necessary Windows comes pre ... (view more)

Wed
21
Sep
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'Graphic Shell Extension', and '20 Secret Tweaks'

Graphic Shell Extension This is a very handy application that extends Windows Explorer User Interface with 3 useful commands for graphic files. ShellExtension adds an option to context menu that allows you to view a thumbnail of an image, convert it ... to any of supported formats and print them. (Note -- we had a lot of trouble making the conversion work until I looked at the FAQ on the site It does work. You just have to give the file a new name apparently). http://www.firmtools.com/products/shellextension/ 20 Secret Tweaks 20 unexpected ways to unleash the true potential of the technology ... (view more)

Wed
23
Jun
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PowerUp XP Platinum

Infopackets Reader Bill C. writes: " Dear Dennis, After reading your review, I downloaded and installed WinOptimizer Platinum Suite . So far, it freed up almost 1.5 gig of space on my system. I was impressed. I also happened to come across another ... program called PowerUp XP Platinum, and was wondering if you would consider writing a review? It looks equally as good. Thanks in advance! PS: I have been enjoying your newsletters for quite some time. They're always informative and to the point. Please keep up the good work! " My response: Thanks for the kind words. I did a bit of ... (view more)

Tue
03
Jun
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WinGuides TweakManager Review

Last week's article about tweaking spurred a few comments from our Readers. Wait a sec -- what is tweaking? In techy-terms, the word "tweak" means to optimize. With respect to PCs, tweaking may refer to one of three things: a hardware tweak (the PC ... itself), a software tweak (an application, or the operating system), or both. On the weekend, Bob T. from Wisconsin sent me an email: " Hi Dennis! Great article [last week] on tweaking. I really enjoyed reading it. I'm sure you've probably about this already, but your readers may also want to know about a program called WinGuides ... (view more)

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