Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – May 3, 2010

60 tweaks and hacks for Windows 7, Vista or XP – We’ll provide you with the advanced user manual that never came with Windows. Whether you use XP, Vista or Windows 7, we’ve hunted down a wide range of tweaks and modifications that aren’t immediately obvious, but can make your life easier or stamp your personality on your PC.

15 Most Popular Desktop Utilities – Customizing your desktop means so much more than just changing the wallpaper. Today’s desktop utilities wrangle icons and taskbars, set up separate areas, and so much more.

Make An Exact Copy of Your Hard Drive – FREE imaging software, Macrium Reflect is a great option for home-based users, and is comparable in performance and appearance with that of its commercial counterparts.

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Free Photo Editors to Replace Adobe Photoshop – All too often you get what you pay for, so there’s good reason to steer clear of free software. But free is not a dirty word in the world of photo editing: There are a slew of excellent programs that won’t cost you a penny.

How to Move Your Business to Cloud Computing – The Internet has changed the way people do nearly everything–from consuming media to performing research to maintaining relationships to communicating. Whether you’re ready to move your business operations to the cloud full time or just want to dip a toe in the water vapor, cloud integration offers significant benefits.

Windows 7’s Worst Features – Windows 7 fixed many of Vista’s ills, but it also introduced a few of its own.

How to Avoid PlayStation Game Download Scams – Dozens of websites promise “unlimited” PlayStation Portable game and video downloads, but most charge fees to link to otherwise free–and highly illegal–content.

Take Screenshots, Make Screencasts for Free With Jing – Jing lets you take screenshots, or make simple screen movies, and easily store and share them with anyone.

Off Topic:

Engineer says “We’re humped. Unless God steps in and fixes this. No human can” – The central pressure in the deposit is 165 to 170 thousand PSI… If we can’t cap that hole oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this? (submitted by Dar)

Workers Feel Need to Stay Constantly Connected, Survey Finds – A survey finds nearly one in two Americans (48 percent) who use technology in their everyday jobs say that they are now required to do more work with fewer resources due to the current economic climate

Lesson Learned (YouTube) – Funniest Trojan ever. (submitted by Dar)

Is Blogging Effective? – When you have a blog your visitor will be able to give feedback through a comment feature and look forward to future content. The only real problem is that to establish a profitable and highly visited blog that is capable of loyal readership it takes time and dedication. So following three rules below could possibly build a blog that is worthy of repeat visitors and even fans that will definitely make your blogging experience worth the effort.

Today’s Quote:

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

–   Albert Camus

Today’s Free Downloads:

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool – A flash drive is terrific for use as an emergency boot device. Use this tool to format the drive. (Careful–everything on the flash drive will be deleted.) Then copy three system boot files from the root of your hard drive (usually c:\)–boot.ini, ntldr, and ntdetect–to the flash drive. Then set your BIOS to allow booting from the flash drive.

CO2 Saver – Keeping your computer in standby or sleep mode is a great way to save energy and lower your electric bill. Unfortunately, Windows sometimes interprets network activity or other signals from peripherals as reasons to keep your system wide awake. To nudge Windows toward the land of nod, try CO2 Saver.

GreenPrint World (32-bit version) – GreenPrint World has many of the same features as the $30 GreenPrint Home: It scans print jobs and removes pages that it determines are waste, like Web pages with just one line of text. It also removes most ads from Web pages automatically; lets you preview print jobs and remove images, text, or full pages; creates PDFs; and tracks the paper, money, and greenhouse gases you’re saving.

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