Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Registry Cleaner that actually solves problems!

If you are anything like me, you probably check out new exciting software from Cnet downloads or load demo disks and test out all manner of new and exciting software that comes out. And that’s great; I’m always looking for really cool tools, entertainment software and other new software gadgets that either save me time or provide a function that no other software does, even though ninety percent of the trial or demo software I load up and try, I don’t use again and therefore un-install.

After a while, even a short while, doing this can in some instances create a serious negative impact on your computer’s performance. Now if you’re not one to run image files to get your computer running smoothly again, then I recommend you look at a registry cleaner which will give your computer’s registry a thorough clean and getting it working smooth and fast again, as well as solving and fixing potential problems which could quickly leave you stranded with a system that simply refuses to boot.

The program is Error Fix, now I am not a real fan of Registry Cleaners or any type of automated system maintenance software, from my experience a lot of them can cause more problems than they solve. But after trailing a fully activated version of Error Fix for the company to test on my Windows 7 machine, I was quietly impressed and decided that it would be a good idea to endorse it.

First looking at the software and wondering what carnage it was about to do with my system I ran a registry scan and come up with 526 problems, it was just a co-incidence that my computer was pretty dirty and muddled and was due for me to run an image file anyway, but after running the registry cleaner Error Fix and re-booting I quickly changed my mind about running an image file backup.

Before running Error Fix, Firefox and Flock (previous post) was freezing up, also after an extended period my computer was slowing right down and needed re-booting despite being a quad core behemoth with four gig of ram. Yet after running Error Fix my system ran, as far as I could tell, like the day I first installed the operating system. Very impressive!

Overall Error Fix is very easy to operate, much like many other registry cleaners really just without the weird and wonderful operating system problems afterwards!
So if you are in the market for a registry cleaner you can’t go past Error Fix, it will be one of the few programs that I will permanently add to my computer's running list.

Error Fix

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Having your computer serviced?

That’s right, most computer owners don’t realize that computers, just like cars do need regular service. Although the routine maintenance for a computer is usually much less involved than a car and not nearly as expensive; computer maintenance is essential to maintaining a healthy, smooth running and trouble free computer.

For the most part a computer service involves having the interior of your computer case and the processor heatsink/fan cleaned of collected dust, you can get away with having your computer serviced every twelve months.

For the large part having your case and processor/heatsink cleaned might seem trivial, but believe me ‘a lot of dust’ can collect on a processor heatsink in twelve months. This dust inevitably hampers airflow through the processor heatsink and therefore the heatsink holds more heat, which in turn will make your computer’s processor run hotter and slower, and can even reduce the life of not only the processor but the whole system.

Other maintenance services that can be performed during your computer's yearly service can also involve:

  • Image file and backup reversion: when the operating system is ‘dirty’ or highly unorganized sometimes no amount of defragging the hard drive will help, so if you computer reseller or technician has been wise enough to create a clean backup image of your computer; it might be wise to have that backup image (operating system/Xp or Vista) reverted to its original clean, pristine state; where it will run like the first day you bought it
  • Hard Defragmentation: Over time files on your hard drive will become fragmented or messy, and although it’s a simple operation to de-fragment you hard drive, let’s admit it many of us just don’t have the time. While your computer is off getting serviced, the hard drive should of course be defragmented.
  • Hardware check: this might sound strange to the average person, but for us computer nerds we can come across signs of impending doom. That’s why as part of your computer’s servicing routine, a thorough hard drive and memory (Ram) check should be the final PC health check. If there is an impending problem with your hard drive or ram, it’s a good time to know about the problem while your personal data can be easily saved and transferred onto a new hard dive.
  • Upgrade options: during your computers yearly service is an ideal time to weigh up the value of any hardware upgrades. It will save you an extra service bill and reduce your computer downtime.
Well I hope I have been helpful in providing useful information on the value of having a computer service regularly.

While you can service your own computer, there is of course risks involved and if your lack the confidence or technical know how it’s wise to have your computer service performed by a professional technician.

For prompt on site assistance, please feel free to contact me through my website.

Blue Fox Computers

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Shepherd of the ‘Flock’

I don't make a habit of doubling up on my posts with my Internet Marketing Blog, but I feel this program is too newsworthy to be contained in a single blog.

The program or rather internet browser I am talking about is of course 'Flock'.

Yes I know, I didn't just mis-pronounce a cuss word; I hadn't heard of it either up until a few days ago when I was researching an highly successful internet marketer by the name of Ed Dale.

Anyway getting back to business, this browser will fundamentally change the way you view and surf the internet. Although for those casual surfers this new revolutionary browser will hardly blow wind up your skirt, though for the hard core internet freaks and internet marketers alike, or for those just looking to spend less time on the net, the heralding of this state of the art browser is akin to the second coming.

The browser 'Flock' is made by the same people who created Firefox, and in my opinion will soon increase Mozilla's strangle hold on browser domination; in fact it could enjoy a complete monopoly, the 'Frock' browser is that good!

To give you some details Flock was built on the basic foundations of Firefox, and once its installed there is no hassle at all migrating all your browser setting, passwords and favourites to Flock, the process is done seamlessly and although Flock seems a lot like Firefox it is all so much more powerful.

All your social sites fully integrate into flock, facebook, twitter, you name it.

Flock has a very customizable My World tab featuring your favourite feeds, friend activity, favourite media, and favourite sites. You can totally manage facebook and even individually interact with facebook friends with a very nifty People Sidebar. There’s also a neat Media Bar giving fast access to your favourite media streams complete with a video stream search facility for the major video stream sites such as Flickr and Youtube, there’s a RSS Feed Side Bar and let me not forget a time saving and Account and Services side bar. If you’re into blogging you can publish and update your Wordpress and Blogger blogs with the browsers blog editor.

You can easily ‘borrow’ web content and share it or drag and drop it onto your on sites all within the browser, to be honest I could keep going and going and going.

Although the best thing I love about this new browser is the total lack of hang-ups, it works seamlessly and is very responsive and despite the complete thrashing I gave it while opening twenty six tabs it never skipped a beat, not even once.

And last but not least, it runs on every operating system known to man, yes even Mac's!

I urge anyone who wishes they could do more online in less time to give Flock a test drive, I highly recomend it.