Vivaldi – A browser for all Opera 12 fans

Opera Software buried their good, old Opera 12 browser and started working on a very simplified (and far more useless) modern Opera version. I was a big fan of the classic Opera browser. In search of a decent replacement for it, I came to know about Vivaldi, a new browser from Opera's co-founder and his team. Even if this browser is at the early "Technical Preview" stage, it looks very promising. Let's take a closer look.

Speed up OpenVPN and get faster speed over its channel

OpenVPN is a well-known VPN client for secure remote access or virtual private networking. If you use OpenVPN and experience a slow speed over its channel, you might be getting annoyed. This issue is very common for all OpenVPN users. While the general advice you can find on the Internet is to tweak the MTU (Maximum transmission unit) value and/or MSSFIX parameters, here is another trick you should try. It can help you significantly improve the bandwith. Here's what you should try.

How to share and install your Windows Store apps with other user accounts on your PC

If you downloaded a free or paid Metro app from the Windows Store, it will be installed only for your currently logged-in user account. It won't be available for other user accounts on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC. This is radically different from the desktop app model where you could install an app for all users at once. If you share your PC with your family members and they all have their own accounts, you might be interested in knowing how to install the same app you downloaded on other user accounts. Let me show you how to do it.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal License Giveaway

Most people don’t know that lost files can be recovered, including deleted data, and data saved in lost or damaged partitions. There are some data recovery software, that are capable of doing this. In this post we are going to introduce the free file recovery program, MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Cursor Commander: install and manage cursors with one click

Cursors do not change very often in Windows. There was a major update to the default cursors with the release of Windows Vista. It featured new mouse pointers in Aero style. Users who love customizing their OS might be bored to see the same set of cursors in all recent versions of Windows. Even Windows 8 which was a drastic UI change only had slight modifications to Vista's cursors. To change cursors, you need to download them, extract the files and apply them manually with the Mouse Control Panel. I decided to simplify cursor customization and released a freeware app, Cursor Commander. Let's take a closer look at what it can do for you.

Change the download location in IE, Chrome, Firefox and Opera

In this article I would like to show you how to change the default download location in popular browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Most of the mainstream browsers keep downloaded files in the user's Downloads folder, located at C:\Users\<Your User name>\Downloads. If you would like to set some other location for downloaded files, i.e. change it to the Desktop folder for faster access, then read the rest of this article.

A secret hidden option of Windows 7 USB DVD tool to prevent it from formatting the USB drive

When you are making a bootable USB stick using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool, it erases all data from your USB drive by formatting it. However, your USB flash drive may include some important data or may already be properly formatted. In this case, you may want to avoid formatting of your USB stick, but Windows 7 DVD tool does not have the appropriate option in its UI. In such a case, you can use a secret hidden registry tweak which will prevent Windows 7 DVD tool from formatting the USB drive.

How to disable and remove ads in uTorrent

When uTorrent (or µTorrent to be more accurate) introduced its ad-supported version, I decided to use qBittorent as the ad-free alternative. But lots of users decided to not switch to any alternative BitTorent clients and still use uTorrent. What many people don't seem to know is that it is possible to disable ads using native uTorrent options. Let's see how.

How to create a portable Microsoft Fix it

Fix It from Microsoft is a PC troubleshooting solution which allows you to find and fix your Windows issues quickly with a single click. It is a set of automated troubleshooters based on Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services (MATS) engine. It provides the option to run these troubleshooters directly from the browser. This is very useful. Almost all Fix It solutions are available for download to be used offline and have 'Let me fix it myself' instructions too. Another good thing about Fix It solutions is that you can make any of them portable. The solutions database and engine can be placed on a USB flash drive. Just follow the simple instructions below.