How To Manage your Programs and Windows Features in Windows

Working with Speech Recognition: Setup and Configuration

Computer speech recognition has been around for a long time, and many people have heard of programs like Dragon Naturally Speaking. What many people may not know is that Windows 7 includes its own, very capable, speech recognition program. We plan to cover it in detail in a couple of articles. But first, let’s see how to set it up, in order for it to work.

How to Migrate Microsoft Outlook Contacts and Calendar to Windows Live

For decades, Microsoft Outlook has been the Microsoft standard for Personal Information Management. But more and more, data storage is shifting to the cloud, as it offers the ability to access your data no matter where you are, so long as you have an Internet connection. Windows Live is Microsoft's answer to the cloud migration. But what of your Microsoft Outlook data? How do you get it into Windows Live? In this article we'll show you how.

How to Copy a Disc (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) in Windows

Are you searching for a way to create a disc to disc copy, of a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray you have created at home? Then you are in luck. In this guide, we will discuss the steps and principles involved in making a copy of any disc. Then, we will cover some of the best tools for the job. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to read more.

How To Quickly Open Multiple Windows for the Same Application

It can happen that you quickly need open more than one window of the same application. It can be any application: a Windows application such as Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer, or a third-party application like Mozilla Firefox. Opening multiple windows is the same as running multiple instances of the same application. Let’s see how this is done.

The Best Tools to Check for Software Updates

During the early days of Windows, the operating system was the direct target of most malware creators and Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system, creating and delivering security patches to its users as timely as they possibly could. Today, Windows is a more secure operating system and the malware creators’ focus is now on finding and using vulnerabilities for popular Windows applications. Therefore, keeping your applications up-to-date has become very important for having a secure computing experience. But... how do you keep your applications up-to-date, without manually searching for updates once very few weeks? This analysis aims to answer this question and propose some good tools for this task.

NOTE: This article has been updated based on feedback received from users and the developers of some of the applications included in my tests.

5 Internet Explorer Features Other Browsers Should Adopt

Even though not many websites cover Internet Explorer extensively and write interesting articles and tutorials about it, this browser still manages to hold the title of the most used browser. One of the reasons for it is that it provides some interesting functionality that other browsers don’t have or have not fully adopted. Here is a list of 5 great features Internet Explorer has and other browser do not, which I would love to see being adopted by everybody.