Although I’m a very big fan of Jeff Dunham, this is not an article dedicated to Jose Jalapeno. Its purpose is a bit, let’s say, dorkier, but very useful. Using your computer actually means using applications installed on that computer: browsers, messengers, office suites, audio/video players, graphic viewers etc. But what happens when you go to another computer? You have another person’s applications personalized by that person. What happens when you have to reinstall your Windows? All those applications must be reinstalled and customized again. How can you go from any Windows to another and still have your same applications customized as you like? How to avoid reinstalling software when working on a brand-new Windows? Easy: Use portable applications! All you need is a memory stick; I’ll provide all the information you need in this article. More »

Windows Live Messenger accounts for the largest community for any IM client worldwide. At the end of 2007, in November, as Microsoft was unveiling Windows Live 2.0, the next generation of its suite of software and services in the cloud, the company estimated that Windows Live Messenger had an install base of approximately 300 million users. In this context, it failed to come as a surprise the fact that Windows Live messenger was the most attacked instant messaging platform in 2007, according to statistics provided by FaceTime Communications. And with such a high profile, it is bound that the trend will continue into 2008. More »

RockXP is a Freeware application that allows you to recover your Windows XP product key or activation code along with keys for other Microsoft products. This is very useful if you need to reinstall a microsoft product. Additionally, you can recover lost usernames and passwords, MSN logins, Internet connection parameters etc. It’s a must have tool for your USB portable storage device. RockXP is under 770kb. More »

25. April 2007 · 1 comment · Categories: Internet · Tags: , ,

As of this writing, Google doesn’t own the whole world. But it does have a solid lock on our browsing habits. Want proof? Try typing “good” into the address bar of your browser did you accidentally type “goog”? Yeah, me too. When a coworker heard I was writing this story, he asked (semi-jokingly) “but if I’m using a different search engine, how will I get Google results back?”

Depending on who you ask, Google accounts for between 40 and 50-something percent of the search engine market (add in Yahoo and MSN and the figure jumps to around 90 percent). And rightly so the service gives speedy results and has a very good user interface.

But don’t you ever want to try a different search engine, just to see where it takes you? After all, Google’s search results are based on relevance and popularity, so scrolling through Google results isn’t the best way to get off the beaten path and discover new Web territory. More »