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You don't need to pray to Bill Gates--or even Steve Ballmer--to activate some pretty cool powers in Windows 7. This simple folder hack puts nearly every Windows 7 customization tweak in one place.
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Looking for a tool to tweak every aspect of your PC? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica checks out True System Security Tweaker, which lets you delve deep into your system and customize it to your liking.
Though its design needs some tweaks, the basic and functional Siemens CF62T should please casual callers.
Spyware Terminator 2012 is a free security application that protects a computer against spyware, malware and adware. It has a paid version that is extended by the popular F-PROT antivirus, so the Spyware Terminator can become a complex security solution. Spyware Terminator 2012 scans a computer for known threats and reports findings in a manner that is easy to read and interpret. Every entry is given a rating and a classification, which makes it very easy to decide if a detected item should be removed. Unlike some free software titles, Spyware Terminator 2012 will remove all threats for free. In addition, it offers real time protection, daily downloaded and installed updates, HIPS protection, scheduled scan and many handy system tools and software extensions. Antivirus and antispyware database is daily updated so the computer is protected against new threads.
Step 2: Find out what tools you'll need to help speed up your PC's boot time.
Known for its advanced PC design tools, Autodesk recently released a suite of location services for cell phones and mobile devices that includes traffic information and friend-finding tools. CNET's Patrick Houston reports.
From navigation to translation, the Garmin Nuvi 350 is the ultimate traveler's tool.
A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and pretty soon you're talking about some pretty serious information overload. It doesn't matter how well organized you are, once your collection of data files and other digital stuff gets big enough, you're going to need some help finding things. ZDNet's Ed Bott takes a closer look at the search tools in Windows 7 and shows you how you can use them to make your digital life a little more organized.