Moon Software's Font Xplorer is a freeware font manager that makes it easy to view, print, sample, and handle the many fonts installed on your PC -- and take it from us, there are more fonts in your system than you might realize. Font Xplorer's text compare mode makes it easy to pick just the right font, and it can also search your system to find duplicate fonts that you can remove to reclaim disk space and keep your Windows waistline trim. This tool can load, unload, install, and uninstall fonts by folder, search for uninstalled fonts, show … Read more
The outage has lasted for several hours, limiting access to popular Web sites and causing problems for small businesses and other Amazon cloud users. Along with Reddit and Airbnb, Heroku, FastCompany, Flipboard and others have been impacted.
Amazon isn't saying what happened, but a spokesperson said the problem isn't due to an attack, as some have speculated. A member of hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the outage via a tweet, but the Amazon spokesperson said that'… Read more
As part of its "make the Web fast" effort, Google has released version 1.0 of a module designed to improve the very widely used Apache software that's very widely used to host Web sites.
The Apache Software Foundation's flagship project is Web server software that delivers Web pages to people's browsers when they request it. It can be extended, and Google believes its mod_pagespeed extension for Apache is ready for use, Google said in a blog post.
"Users prefer faster sites and we have seen that faster pages lead to higher user engagement, … Read more
Despite its name, FastStone Image Viewer is more than just a program for viewing images. It's also capable of performing a fairly significant number of editing functions, which come packaged in an innovative interface. It's no Photoshop replacement, but we think it's a good choice if you need a way to view images and perform basic editing and correction tasks.
At first glance, the program's interface is a bit cluttered; there are toolbars with lots of buttons across the top, and there are panes where you can navigate to particular directories, view thumbnails of the contents, … Read more
Changing your computer's IP address not only hides your location from marketers but also worse threats. Fast Hide IP makes it easy to mask your IP by routing your traffic through a network of secure servers that are impossible to trace. Fast Hide IP is not only easy to use but also lets you choose which country's address to use. To Internet snoops, it'll look like you're in that country instead of your own. You can also access Web content limited by geographical location, such as TV networks. The trial version is fully functional, but it'… Read more
Don Cayelli says one of his main motivations for developing his SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station was that he couldn't find a solar charger that worked well for charging his iPad on his boat.
He sails a lot and uses his iPad as a chart plotter and preferred to use the sun as a power source rather than rechargeable battery packs. Most solar chargers, he says, had internal batteries, and the standard approach was the solar panel would charge the internal battery and the battery would charge your device. That was because the panels were too small to charge … Read more
If you are a regular Facebook user, you must be familiar with how long it takes to delete a single message from the social media site. While the reason for this is obvious, some people might actually prefer a faster way of erasing their unwanted messages. For them, Facebook Fast Delete Messages from Ravan Scafi just might be the answer.
This free Google Chrome extension couldn't be easier to use. It doesn't even come with a Help file or user guide. This is because the app has one single purpose: to delete messages quickly on Facebook. Once installed, … Read more
Once in a while there's a big change, and Western Digital is having one of its own.
The major storage vendor today unveiled not a new hard drive or NAS server, but its very first networking devices in the My Net family. There are five routers and one Gigabit Ethernet switch, enough to challenge other major home-networking vendors, such as Cisco, D-Link, Trendnet, and Netgear.
Unlike other networking vendors whose lineups tend to start with a budget single-band router, WD starts with the My Net N600, a true dual-band router that offers 300Mbps on both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The next step is the My Net N750, which also offers the 450Mbps speed on the 5GHz band, and finally there's the top-tier My Net N900, which offers the 450Mbps data rate on both bands. The My Net N900 also notably comes with seven Gigabit LAN ports (as opposed to the four ports found in most wireless routers). All of these routers work with any existing Wi-Fi clients.… Read more
When it comes to advertising on mobile devices, bigger screens don't necessary equate to more clicks.
Although the Amazon Kindle Fire's popularity may be dipping, a mobile advertising company says that users of the 7-inch tablet click on more ads than do those who use the 9.7-inch Apple iPad.
Jumptap, a company that focuses on targeted mobile advertising, released a report today containing data related to mobile devices, fast food ads, and the Kentucky Derby.
While the Kindle Fire may have the highest percentage of actual clicks on advertisements for the first quarter of this year -- … Read more
Facebook keeps promising to offer a better experience on its Android app, but a lot of users still find it to be buggy and slow. Because of these complaints, companies like One Louder Apps, makers of TweetCaster and 1Weather, have created a Facebook alternative. A newer choice in this category is Fast for Facebook. This app hosts many of the classic Facebook app features, except faster and more beautifully (Android 4.0) designed.
Step 1: Download a copy of Fast for Facebook on your Android device.
Step 2: Log in to your Facebook account and then choose experience … Read more