Above everything that Google Desktop does, MSN's doohickey also searches metadata like Apple's Spotlight (so you could for instance search files by the name of the author, etc.)Read More
A simple site allows you to view snapshots of what your site looks like in different browsers.Read More
Taken the cool new release from Google for a spin for the last three days. It's a very useful utility, depracating pretty much all other desktop indexing utilities I've associated in the past.Read More
Want to try AVG but just cannot get rid of Norton's persistent antivirus that itself behaves like a worm? Here are some instructions that have worked.
So you want to use Grisoft's AVG Free as your antivirus, but had Norton antivirus installed before, which is now proving more persistent than a flatulent release in a bath, with Symantec's whole convoluted shebang only compounding your woes? Well below is a simple sureshot way to get rid of Norton for good.
- First, from Start –> Cpanel –> Add/Remove programs, remove every trace of Norton and its associated programs, which means scan through the list of installed programs for any item that says "Norton" or "Symantec" or "LiveUpdate" — for example "Symantec LiveUpdate" or "Norton AntiVirus 2003".
- When you are absolutely sure that these vermins are gone, it is VITAL that you reboot the computer. When you are back into XP, delete the following folders manually — if they don't exist that's fine:
c:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus c:\Program Files\Norton c:\Program Files\Symantec c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
Do a SHIFT DELETE if possible, the folders don't go into your Recycle Bin in that case, so they are gone from your computer for sure.
- After the above, I usually clean the Windows Registry for any entries that are lying around stray. Get a Registry Cleaner like HoverDesk's RegSeeker (zipped download) and use the "Clean the Registry" option.
- Once that is done and you have SELECTED ALL and deleted the stray items, reboot again. To be sure.
- Norton should be gone when your machine is back up. If not, Symantec has a brute force utility called RNAV2003 — get it here, which ought to do the rest of the scavenging, but it shouldn't come to that.
Huge email files such as Microsoft Outlook's *.pst are painful to wade through when you need to look for something. Here are some tools that index your email (and desktop) archives and make searching through them almost instantaneous!Read More
Two great tools that provide the info in great detail.Read More
Update your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to 7.o levels now, with this library from Dean Edwards: no more hacks for CSS!Read More
The multiyear agreements between HP and Dreamworks mark a big spotlight on the increasing overlap between technology and entertainment..Read More
Larry Seltzer from Ziff Davis pondered what the value of RSS is, over email. Here's a rejoinder with some thoughts.Read More
If you are not using RSS, you're missing the hassle-free future of the Internet.Read More