Use Windows 7′s Display Color Calibration to Optimize Your Display [How To]

As all screens are not created equal, which is why Microsoft have bundled a display color calibration tool with Windows 7. This tool is easy to use and this guide serves as a checklist for using it. You should use this tool if: You’ve not calibrated your screen yet. You’ve changed monitors (even if it [...]

Play Your iPod, Zune etc. MP3 Players through Your PC Speakers [Quick Tip]

If you’d like to play your portable audio player through your Windows 7 PC speakers (without unplugging them from the back of the PC), you can use a standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable. This way you can play your songs through your PC. I realize this tip isn’t for everyone but it’s useful for me [...]

Competition Reminder! Win a Copy of Jv16 PowerTools 2010

Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 Here’s a little reminder on the JV16 PowerTools Giveaway Contest which runs through Sunday If you didn’t see the review on JV16 PowerTools 2010 you might want to do so now. Jv16 PowerTools is the ultimate Windows optimization and tune-up utility suite, and [...]

Big Screen EPG Puts the “E” in Electronic Program Guide [Part 3 of 3]

Localization: For those of you tuned in from around the world – welcome. I’m a Kiwi (a person from New Zealand) and this article was written primarily to address NZ Windows Media Center users lack of access to the Electronic Program Guide from Sky Broadcasting. Having said that, there are topics covered herein that could [...]

Black & White Theme for Windows 7 Media Center

Before i sign of for the holidays i have one last gift for you all. I know, I know, I’m a generous guy. Some may say to a fault. After perusing many of the excellent themes for Windows 7 Media Center, I found there weren’t many dark themes out there, those that were tended to [...]

Big Screen EPG Puts the “E” in Electronic Program Guide [Part 2 of 3]

You’ll recall from New and Improved EPG that Big Screen has just released a final (not a beta) version of their Big Screen EPG program that grabs program guides from the internet, prepares them, and loads their data into Windows Media Center’s Program Guide to use in conjunction with the WMC Live TV function. We [...]

DVI-I, DVI-D and DVI-A, which is what ?

First there was VGA, Video (or Component), S-VHS and Scart connectors. All of which use analog signals. Analog signals means that we don’t need any kind of computer to process images (and sound). All we need is old-fashioned electronics or even just a piece of paper and a needle. Today when “everything” has gone digital [...]

Encrypt Your USB Thumb Drive to Protect Your Data [How To]

Now, more than ever, we carry more digital information on thumb drives and, in many cases, this information is sensitive and, in the wrong hands, could be used in ways we’d like to avoid. In this guide, I’ll show you how to encrypt your USB drive so that only you can access your data. This [...]

35 Country Spesific Windows 7 Themes

I’m not a very big fan of changing themes on my computer. I like to find my look and stay with it. But that’s just me I guess, I’m boring that way. But for those of you who love to experiment with different looks and design, here are some official Country Specific Themes for you [...]

Windows Themed Desktop Wallpaper Collection

In an effort to help you find the kinds of wallpapers you like, I’ve put together 19 collections of wallpapers that cover 15 different genres. This week’s genre is Windows themed wallpapers. If you know of any other wallpapers that fit in this genre, please let me know. Looking for a different genre? Head here [...]