VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. Based on a simple, robust protocol, VNC connections let you remotely view and control one computer from another using the Internet or a private network. UltraVNC lets anyone create VNC connections between two or more PCs running its software. Freeware, actually: UltraVNC is free but powerful enough to provide customer support and remote administration. It's easy to use, as VNC packages go, but it's not really for beginners. For example, you must install the client (Viewer) on one system and the Server on another, and both PCs must allow remote access. The … Read more
We are most definitely in favor of anything that saves us time and keystrokes when using the computer, but we usually find that software meant to increase our efficiency ends up being more trouble than it's worth. We're pleased to report, however, that that is not the case with Click.to. This clever utility simplifies the process of copying and pasting text by displaying a menu of possible destination applications every time you copy.
Getting started with Click.to was fairly easy. During setup the program asked us to identify the applications and Web sites that we use … Read more
PhotoOnWeb is a simple, free program for creating photo albums and publishing them online. It creates your album, builds the Web site, and publishes it all for you, either via the built-in FTP Client using your own online space or via a subscription to sites such as the one the developer makes available. It creates easy-to-use albums with a full-screen Flash slideshow feature.
PhotoOnWeb's user interface opens with a Start tab displayed in the main view. The right-hand panel's three headings describe the program's basic operations, too: Project, Parameters, and Publish. We started by creating and naming … Read more
If you have diabetes, hypertension, or other chronic medical conditions, you no doubt know the value of tracking your blood sugar, blood pressure, and other health metrics. Health Monitor is an easy-to-use program that lets you record a variety of types of health information and track it over time.
Health Monitor comes with two sample users, so it's easy to see how the program works before you create a profile for yourself and get started. The interface is arranged in six tabs: Summary, Readings, Charts, Reports, Users and Help. We created a new profile for ourselves, entering our name, … Read more
Users of Facebook are sure to like this app, which is designed to make uploading photos to the social media site even easier. Easy Photo Uploader from ObviousIdea lives up to its name, simplifying the process and giving you more control of your pics.
Once it's installed, you just need to connect the free application to your Facebook account. The software is quite simple and easy to understand. Uploading is just a matter of right-clicking on the folder or the specific photo you want to share, a method that is faster than going through the usual Facebook utility. You … Read more
One of the best things about retro TV is the look at how things used to be, such as 70s sitcoms making a big deal about men doing needlepoint. That's an offhand way of introducing Tom Klein's Cstitch, a free program that creates cross-stitching patterns from images. You can take almost any image in almost any format and turn it into a pattern that you can save as a PDF or print out. You can use the same picture for a variety of patterns, such as changing the square size or colors for matching patterns on projects of … Read more
Free USB Guard is an interesting little tool that prevents your system from shutting down if a USB drive or other type of removable drive is still attached. It gives you the opportunity to safely remove the drives or leave them attached and shut down anyway. You can also restart your system or cancel the shutdown. It's portable freeware that can autostart with Windows.
Free USB Guard checks for updates automatically the first time you run it and every time thereafter, unless you uncheck that option in the program's system tray menu, from which you can also check … Read more
If you've ever wished you had more control over the appearance of your favorite Web sites, Stylish is here to make your dreams come true. This Chrome extension lets users install custom styles for a wide variety of sites, changing the way the sites appear in the browser. Whether you want to jazz up Facebook or make CNN easier to read, Stylish has styles for those and many other sites.
Like most Chrome extensions, Stylish installed without issues. To find styles to install we went to userstyles.org, where we were able to search for styles by site. We … Read more
It's not difficult to upload photos and videos to your Facebook account, but some users would like to make posting pictures on Facebook as easy as it can be. They need Upload Rabbit for Facebook, a free tool that uses a simple wizard to help users post pictures and videos to their Facebook page. It can create folders, post to your Wall, and let you choose whether to share your pictures and videos with everyone or just friends. However, its drag-and-drop interface and capability to stay logged in to your Facebook account make it a great choice for heavy … Read more
Sugestron Speed Dial is a free Firefox add-on that lets users quickly return to any of their eight most frequently used Web sites. That's nothing new, you say, but Speed Dial also examines browser tabs and other non-Web locations, and it works automatically by analyzing your browsing habits. You can open pages with keystrokes, pin pages into position, and remove them quickly from the Speed Dial browser tab.
Speed Dial downloads, installs, and configures like any Firefox add-on. We opened the add-ons manager and clicked Speed Dial's More link, which took us to its program page. The page … Read more