October 2, 2014
It is the small software utilities in the world of Windows that often go unrecognized that are often the most used. Daanav Eject CD is a prime example. There are quite a few CD/DVD eject software utilities out there, but what I like about Daanav Eject CD is that it does not start with Windows. Many of the others, which many are outdated, are installed and running when Windows starts (which I do not need another application running during startup). This utility does two things and two things only. It opens and closes your default cd/dvd drive tray.
Daanav Eject CD / DVD Drive Control Software is Compatible with Windows 8 and other versions of Microsoft Windows.
September 30, 2014
I recently came across PassMark RAMMon (FREE for personal use) to help me positively identify the RAM Modules in a PC and thought I would pass this onto my readers.
PassMark RAMMon generates an extensive snapshot of the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and EPP memory devices and even some older memory types. It uses SysInfo DLL SDK to gather the SPD attributes from RAM devices.
What is SPD?
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) is the standard set forth by JEDEC for a host system to retrieve attributes of memory modules. The SPD standard is intended for use on any memory module, independent of memory technology or module form factor.
RAMMon displays the values stored on RAM module such as the memory capacity, the manufactuer, serial number, model part number, the CAS latencies supported and the module voltage.
Also, depending on your RAM type, other specific SPD data can be retreived as well. Such as the module thickness, module width, maximum operating temperature and more.
September 21, 2014
WordWeb is a dictionary (and Thesaurus) where you can lookup any word virtually from any program. I have been using it for years. I know you can google words to get their definitions, but it is nice to have a dictionary available, even when you are not online.
WordWeb can be installed as a portable app too (just click on the “advanced options” during the install process). WordWeb recently received some suttle updates (such as new words and spelling suggestions).
Another really cool feature built into WordWeb is the ability to use Wikipedia, Wiktionary and WordWeb online. If you do not have WordWeb, I suggest you get it [HERE]
September 18, 2014
When I need to raise or lower the sound on my computer, I simply move my mouse pointer to the taskbar (at the bottom) of the screen and rotate the mouse wheel forward to raise the volume and rotate the mouse wheel backward to lower the volume (to the point that it can be muted). To do this I use the utility, by Nirsoft, called Volumouse. This little utility (which is less that 100KB) has been around for quite awhile and works on all modern Windows platforms.
To make Volumouse operate in the manner which I described above, simply launch Volumouse and under the column labelled “Use the wheel when“, select “Mouse cursor is over the taskbar“… Click “OK“, then “Apply” and that is all there is to it.
September 9, 2014
Gizmo’s Freeware Site is reporting that you can get a free licensed copy (From September 11th to 13th) of MiniTool Power Data Recovery (Personal Edition) by following the instructions as posted. I have used this software in the past and it is one of the best out there.– (GET IT @ Gizmo’s)