Watch out Skype – Here comes Google Voice!

March 12th, 2009 Comments

Google is about to launch a new service that will allow you to take complete control of your voice communications.  This service will offer features like Unified Messaging, Voicemail transcription, Call Screening, Free calls to U.S. numbers, and much much more!

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Free Visual Studio 2008 Productivity Add-in

March 11th, 2009 Comments

Developer Express and Microsoft provide a new version of CodeRush licensed exclusively for C# developers working in Visual Studio. The new product is called CodeRush Xpress, and it includes a slew of useful features to boost your productivity under Visual Studio.

You can download CodeRush Xpress here.

Downloadable Boot Disk Images

June 30th, 2008 Comments

Many times it’s necessary to use a boot disk to repair a PC.  And it’s Murphy’s law that you can never find your original media CD’s when you actually need them.

There is however Bootdisk.com, an essential resource when we find ourselves in such situations.  This site has ISO images for all flavors of Microsoft operating systems from DOS to Windows 95, Windows 98, NT, 2000, and XP.

I have used ISO  images from Bootdisk.com a few times without a glitch, and I have it bookmarked in my Emergency Repair Resources folder.

Data Recovery: Undelete Files In A Snap

May 1st, 2008 Comments
Recuva Screenshot

I wonder why any version of Windows has never had an undelete utility to recover files that you accidentally deleted.  We all do that, or have done it at least once in our lifetimes (if you have not, you will!).  It’s a more essential utility than some that Windows installs by default.

But no sweat as long as we have the freeware recovery software called Recuva!  Here’s some information about this great utility straight from it’s developer’s web site:

Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer.  This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.  It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!

I have used Recuva on Vista x64 where some other file recovery utilities fail (even though they say they are Vista compatible), and had great results.  I had accidentally deleted some of my family pictures, and Recuva recovered them for me in a snap.