Uninstall it if it’s not in use
February 25, 2008
Here’s a question for you: Why keep software programs on your PC if you never use them, if you never plan to use them in the future, and if it’s easy and quick to remove them? As there’s no logical answer to that question, I’ll just go right ahead and tell you where to find the list of programs installed on your computer so that you can remove the ones you no longer need.Click on the little green Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, then click on Control Panel, then choose Add or Remove Programs. Give your computer a moment and it’ll open a new little window populated with a list of programs installed on your machine. Scroll through the list and if you see a program you want to get rid of, just hit the “Change/Remove” button. It never hurts to do a bit of cleanup on your PC every once in a while – just make sure you don’t go overboard by deleting programs that you’ll someday wish you’d kept around.
Download of the Week: VideoraVideora is a little program that takes any of your video files – whether YouTube videos, downloaded movies, or your own DVDs – and converts them into a format that allows you to play them on your iPod. Videora can convert avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mkv, mpeg, DVDs, YouTube files and more. So chances are that if you have a video file on your computer that you’d love to be able to watch on your iPod, Videora can help.If this program sounds like something you’d like to test out, download it for free from Download.com here: http://tinyurl.com/24t7oh.
Grab Bag: Five Links of the Week• http://tinyurl.com/2zqgmv – Queen Bee Creations makes adorable wallets and bags (“truckettes”) from non-leather, waterproof vinyl. • http://www.citationmachine.net – An interactive web tool designed to assist high school and college students (as well as independent researchers) in their efforts to “respect other people’s intellectual property.” In a nutshell, it’ll help you when you’re writing your citations.• http://www.coffeecup.com/web-jukebox – Add a lovely little music player to your website with just a few clicks of your mouse. No more embedding a media player into your site – just paste the code this program generates and you’re all done. It’ll run you $34.• http://www.livesecure.org – This website’s mission is to “evaluate, develop, and distribute security related information and products to the public.” Whether you’re interested in learning about family security issues, college and young adult safety, travel safety, or home security, make sure Livesecure.org is on your list of sites to review.
• http://tinyurl.com/2rmpcr – This link will take you to a page displaying a comprehensive chart comparing 13 of the top online image editors in a variety of categories.And that’s it for today, everyone. Have a great week, and see ya next Monday.Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com). She can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at email@example.com.