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Vista Smoker Pro

Vista Smoker Pro allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can improve the performance for your...

June 4, 2013 by WareSoft Software

What do normal people think of new Windows 8 PCs?

Real people, the kind who don't read tech blogs and who buy PCs from shopping channels on basic cable, have finally got their hands on Windows 8. The early reviews will almost certainly surprise you.

November 4, 2012

First Windows 8 PCs appear early, crapware included

Microsoft's official launch party for Windows 8 is still weeks away, but one well-known retailer has jumped the gun. Cable shopping giant HSN has five Windows 8 PCs for sale on the web. All are, unfortunately, fully loaded.

October 7, 2012

Media Center gives digital cable tuners a new lease on life

Last week, I was prepared to write off digital cable support in Windows Media Center. The technology appeared to be on life support on the way to being declared dead. And then, last night at CEDIA, Microsoft made a trio of announcements that revived the technology. Here's why Media Center fans finally have reason to be enthusiastic about cable support.

September 9, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: Residential Broadband Woes, Jacko, Windows 7 vs Snow Leopard pricing, Red Hat, Virtualization, Cleversafe

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my 22-hour cable modem downtime ordeal, Micheal Jackson, Windows 7 and Snow Leopard upgrades, Red Hat's stellar business performance and RHEL clones, Virtualization, and talk with Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe about their Dispersed Storage technology.Click Here to Listen to the June 26, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

June 26, 2009 by

XP Smoker Pro

XP Smoker Pro - Is the newer, more powerful version of the Award winning tweaking utility designed specifically for Windows XP a.k.a...

June 4, 2013 by WareSoft Software

Mobile software Monday: WMWiFiRouter turns your Windows Mobile device into a mobile hotspot

Readers have asked me about the capability of tethering your devices to laptops and other devices and I decided to post a review of a very useful utility that lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a WiFi hotspot. Of all the mobile operating systems around, I think Windows Mobile is the easiest to use as a wired or wireless modem for your laptop and other devices. Windows Mobile 6.1 includes the Internet Sharing utility that lets you connect via cable or Bluetooth to your laptop. However, with the use of Bluetooth PAN and USB it isn't that simple to connect things like the iPod touch or Nokia N810. WMWiFiRouter lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a wireless hotspot that makes connecting virtually any device quick and easy.

February 1, 2009 by

FireWire-to-USB cable, Windows-only for now

In Apple's drive to differentiate its professional and less-professional notebook lines, the company left out support for FireWire on its new Aluminum MacBook. While some Mac sites are pointing to composite video-transfer boxes as a way to get video from a camera to the MacBook, there is at least one FireWire-to-USB bridge cable on the market for transferring video.

October 28, 2008 by

7Smoker Pro

7Smoker Pro allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can improve the performance for your computer...

June 4, 2013 by WareSoft Software

Windows Media Center meets cable TV in HD

Six months ago, after years of waiting, I finally had a chance to switch my Media Center setup over to a fully digital, cable-compatible, high-definition configuration. How has it worked out? Let's just say you'd have to pry the Media Center remote from my cold dead fingers. In this post and the acccompanying image gallery, I show you how I assembled this system and how well it's working. I also tackle the question of whether this type of system is right for you.

April 4, 2008

Why mobile synch can stink

Now that I've got my Verizon Wireless-provisioned Windows Mobile 2003-based Audiovox XV6600 smartphone acting like the equivalent of a wireless cable modem for my notebook (see My EVDO will beat your WiFi any day), I'm trying to take the XV6600 to the limit for the rest of my lifestyle.

August 10, 2005 by

Microsoft lays the groundwork for WPA2 and 802.11i

Just last week, Microsoft released the new WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) patch for Windows XP SP2, and Microsoft presents a good overview of it in this month's edition of their Cable Guy articles.  You can find the actual download for the WPA2 upgrade here.

May 16, 2005 by

Naked News goes mobile

Naked News will soon be available on Windows Mobile Pocket PCs or Smartphones thanks to the Melbourne-based online media company GoConnect. The Canadian-produced news program, which has attracted millions of viewers worldwide through its online and cable TV broadcasts, announced today its new partnership to make the show available on GoConnect's mobile video distribution platform, m-Vision.

May 26, 2004 by

Freshwater releases SiteScope for Linux

Freshwater Software, a Mercury Interactive subsidiary based in Boulder, Colo., has released a Linux version of its Web site monitoring SiteScope software, the company said this week. The product, previously available to run on Windows and Unix computers, lets system administrators monitor services such as server availability, database-transaction completion, streaming media availability, processor usage and Web site traffic. SiteScope starts at $1,995 and increases according to how many software services are being monitored. Customers using SiteScope to monitor their Web sites include Intel, EMC, America Online, Citibank, Cable & Wireless, Microsoft, Digex and Qualcomm. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

June 19, 2002 by

ZoneAlarm Pro 3.0

ZoneAlarm Pro 3.0 is as good as personal firewalls get. Although you'll still need an anti-virus product to completely protect your PC, we think that the extras in ZoneAlarm Pro are worth the cash -- free alternative or not.

April 23, 2002 by

Microsoft wins TCI OS deal

The other shoe dropped Saturday when cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. announced it selected Microsoft's Windows CE operating system to power a minimum 5 million TV set-top boxes.

January 9, 1998 by

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