Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FREE: Device Remover – A powerful Device Manager alternative

Device Remover can do much more than its name indicates. It has all the features of the built-in Windows Manager plus a few additional functions that can be helpful if you have to troubleshoot device driver problems. Here is a list of the most important features of Device Remover:

  • In-depth information about devices and drivers
  • Print device tree
  • Displays hidden, non-present, and problem devices
  • Searches device drivers
  • Bulk removal of device drivers
  • Backup device drivers
  • Open and export device driver registry entry
  • Start/stop, enable/disable device
  • Update driver
  • Save detailed driver information

Apart from troubleshooting device driver problems, you can use the tool to get rid of unused drivers, for example, if you need more disk space on the system drive. Sometimes old drivers also interfere with the system.

Device Remover

Source : 4sysops

FREE: HWiNFO32 – Detailed hardware information and diagnostic

HWiNFO32 

HWiNFO32 is a freeware hardware information and diagnostic tool. The information it provides goes far beyond the built-in Windows tools. ….

HWiNFO32 has a useful summary view, which gives you a quick overview of a PC’s hardware capabilities. Since the tool is also available as a standalone version, you can fire it up easily on a new machine, just to know with what you are actually dealing with.

HWiNFO32

Source : 4sysops

iPhone Most Popular Smartphone of 2009, But Only If You Screw with Statistics

According to Nielsen, Apple's iPhone was the most popular mobile device in 2009. But that's only true if you ignore the entire planet outside of the United States and don't count different Blackberry devices as being part of the same product line. In other words, it wasn't really the most popular smartphone of 2009, but since everyone loves Apple we're going to say it was, and eventually the sales will catch and meet our expectations.

As the number one smartphone of 2009, the iPhone was responsible for just 4 percent of all mobile device users in that year, well ahead of number two player RIM Blackberry, which accounted for just 6.3 percent of the installed base. Yes, that's seriously what Neilsen reported.

In other news, the iMac is the number one PC (if you don't count PCs that aren't all-in-ones), and Yahoo! is the top website (if you're on drugs).

 

Source : Paul Thurrott's WinInfo blog

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to Cross-Check Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Double Check your Facebook Privacy Settings

Now that you have updated your Facebook privacy settings, you should try looking at your own profile from the eyes of your friends, strangers and search engines to make sure that none of the information you want to keep private on Facebook is visible to other people.

A must read, step-by-step procedure, to be sure you have correctly set you privacy settings in Facebook.

Source : Digital Inspiration - Technology Blog

Looking for a Good Puzzle Game for Windows? Microsoft Tinker is here

Tinker Puzzle GameLooking for a good puzzle game for the whole family? Tinker is a simple yet challenging game where you have to help a robot find his way out of a maze. The levels get progressively more challenging, and the in-game animations are always delightful.

Microsoft Tinker, which was previously available only on Vista Ultimate, is now available as a free download for all versions of Windows including XP, Vista (all editions) and Windows 7. The game is also integrated with Windows Live so you can chat with friends from the game itself.

Source : Digital Inspiration - Technology Blog