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Mon
18
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

How to: Change Default Icon View in Windows 10 (for All Folders)

Infopackets Reader 'Brad' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and the File Explorer (previously Windows Explorer) looks much different than it did previously. I would like to know how to change the default settings in File Explorer ... so that my icon view is set for Large Icons. Before I upgraded to Windows 10, my folder settings all looked the same (using Large Icons). I want this setting so that when I view a folder full of images, I can see their thumbnails. Can you help? " My response: Generally speaking you can set 1 folder to view with the 'Large Icons' setting, and then ... (view more)

Mon
10
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows?

Infopackets Reader 'mg_barrett' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is there a way to show a list of running processes (programs) in Windows? Also, how do I determine if a process is active or not? " My response: A process is said to be active if there is CPU or ... memory activity associated with the process. The opposite is also true; if there is no CPU or memory activity reported by a process, then it is considered to be an idle process. Process activity can be determined using various utilities mentioned below. How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows You can use Windows Task Manager to view all ... (view more)

Wed
15
Oct
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Honeyview: Ultrafast Image Viewer 5.07', and 'XYplorer Free Edition 14.50.2'

Honeyview: Ultrafast Image Viewer 5.07 This fast and easy-to-use tools helps you view your favorite images, even if they're compressed (ZIP, RAR, 7z). Honeyview will even let you view GPS information attached to an image by opening Google Maps. This ... tool is compatible with Windows XP through Windows 8. http://www.bandisoft.com/ XYplorer Free Edition 14.50.2 This tabbed file manager for Microsoft's Windows operating system boasts several useful features, including file search, preview, and dual pane view. It's also got a highly customizable interface and allows users to automate ... (view more)

Wed
30
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Track Web Trackers Using Firefox Add-On 'Lightbeam'

Mozilla's new 'Lightbeam' add-on for the Firefox Internet browser is designed to help users better understand who might be tracking their online activity. The add-on uses a unique visualization technique to bring that information to light. Lightbeam ... is a more refined version of a previous (and more experimental) add-on called 'Collusion', which was developed by Mozilla and software developer Atul Varma. Add-On Provides Real-Time Tracking of the Trackers Unlike its predecessor, Lightbeam provides users with a real-time graph showing all of the cookies being added to your browser as you surf ... (view more)

Mon
02
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Alternate Pic View 1.451', and 'Syncios 2.1.0'

Alternate Pic View 1.451 This simple, open-source picture viewer provides users with a long list of features, including slideshow, thumbnails, draw, tile, combine pictures, resize, scale, rotate, search, and red eye reduction. This program also ... allows you to create and edit animated GIFs. http://www.alternate-tools.com Syncios 2.1.0 Looking to quickly and easily transfer files between your iPad, iPhone, iPod, and a PC? Then check out Syncios, a new and free file transfer solution. This program also includes file conversion tools and allows you to manage contact information across multiple ... (view more)

Fri
28
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Unveils Clearest View of the Earth Yet

Google has put together an aerial map of the world free of clouds. The project has involved pasting together different satellite shots to form a clear, unobstructed view of the earth. The Google Earth map shows an aerial view rather than ... first-person shots. Although the map is not as detailed as Google's Street View cities, it does cover the entire globe. Google notes that the famous "Blue Marble" image created by NASA covers around 500 meters with every pixel. The new Google image covers 15 meters with every pixel, representing a significant improvement. Image The Size Of City Block ... (view more)

Mon
03
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Alternate Pic View 1.424', and 'StreamWriter 4.2'

Alternate Pic View 1.424 Pic View is a simple, open source picture viewing software tool that allows computer users to manipulate and customize their favorite photographs. Once installed, you can use this program to make and view slideshows, combine ... photos into montages, customize image sizes, easily remove red eye from photographs, and adjust the colors in any of your digital photos. http://www.alternate-tools.com StreamWriter 4.2 StreamWriter is a free Windows-based software application that records music broadcast by Internet radio stations. With the software working, you can record as ... (view more)

Mon
31
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Maps Street View Expands Indoors

Google is now taking its popular (though sometimes controversial) Google Maps Street View off the sidewalk and right into the brick-and-mortar of prominent businesses. Right now, a number of establishments have allowed the search giant to post ... pictures of their business environment on the web. Google Maps Street View is a handy little search tool that extends the basic Google Maps experience. It allows users to see the actual location from the street. It's extremely useful when you're unfamiliar with an area and need to know exactly what the destination looks like from a street level. Privacy ... (view more)

Fri
16
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Street View Captures Woman in Birthday Suit

Here's a new reason to make sure you're covered up when wandering outside your house: Google Street View might just be watching. Recently, a Florida woman was caught naked outside her home and it took some time before the image was finally blurred ... out. Google's Street View was introduced about four years ago. Although originally used for just a few cities in the United States, today it offers a 3D perspective of city streets for a wide range of urban environments around the globe. Handy App or Intrusive Nuisance? Street View is extremely handy when preparing to visit an unknown locale, ... (view more)

Wed
01
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo $20 Dollar Mega Deal

Why pay full price for top-notch Windows software, when you don't have to? Germany-based software company Ashampoo fully believes in this philosophy, and is for a very-limited time offering up their best-selling MS Windows products with a deep 80% ... discount. And when the economy is in such a slump, who doesn't love a great deal? Ashampoo: Full-Featured Software at a Great Price When you visit Ashampoo.com, you're greeted with the slogan "We Make Software!" But it's not just any software, it's truly great software. "We've been making great software for over 10 years, and are proud of it," says ... (view more)

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