Month: August 2012 blog archive
A Simple Way to See the Weather - 27 Aug 2012

sWeather is a simple, free, portable utility that shows you the current weather in any number of locations you choose. Here’s a demo of how it works.

Categories: Screencasts
Easily Update Sysinternals and NirSoft Applications - 25 Aug 2012

WSCC (Windows System Control Center) is a free, portable application that makes it a snap to update all of your Windows Sysinternals and NirSoft applications. I used to try to keep up with them manually, and failed miserably. With WSCC it’s as easy as clicking update. Here’s the video.

Categories: Screencasts
Getting Started With Google’s Two-Factor Authentication - 16 Aug 2012

Two-factor authentication is not new, but I recently started using it with my Google Account after reading about Mat Honan’s experience. So far it hasn’t been that bad. In this screencast I explain how it works and what all the different codes are used for. It’s simple to use and keeps the bad guys out. […]

Categories: Screencasts
Free Local Backups For Your Gmail Account - 15 Aug 2012

In this screencast I show you how to backup your Gmail account (or any email account) to your hard drive and have it update the backup automatically. I also accidentally divulge my password…twice. Good times ;) Here’s some more info on Google’s 2-factor authentication.

Categories: Screencasts
How to Adjust Your Volume Using the Mouse in Windows - 09 Aug 2012

One of the most popular screencasts I’ve made shows how to adjust your system volume with keyboard shortcuts. This time I’m going to show you how to adjust the volume with your mouse (and a little keyboard) using a utility named 3RVX (I’m not sure where the name came from). Here’s the download link.

Categories: Screencasts
The Best Windows Clipboard Manager - 06 Aug 2012

When I was first introduced to the idea of clipboard managers, I tried a half dozen or more of them before deciding to use ClipX. Every time since then when I’ve heard of a new one, I’ve tried it out and returned to ClipX. The one major drawback is it hasn’t been updated since 2008 […]

Categories: Screencasts
Minimize Applications to the Tray - 05 Aug 2012

With RBTray you can right-click on the minimize button to easily send applications to the system tray. It’s a feature that seems so obvious and useful after the fact. Here’s how to use it. Also, here’s a link to the 64bit Checker I mentioned.

Categories: Screencasts
Updated SnapMD5 Screencast - 02 Aug 2012

I noticed the old SnapMD5 screencast was out of date so I made a new one for version 1.0.4. I also discuss why it’s useful to check the MD5 or SHA-1 hash to verify file integrity.

Categories: Screencasts,The site