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Manilla is Closing its Doors, What Now?

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Having used Manilla's service for quite some time now, I have become accustomed to the alerts and statement notifications provided by the service. In a previous article, Simplify Your Financial Life With Mint.com & Manilla.com, we outlined the service and recommended it as one tool for simplifying your finances. For a while now, Manilla has been slowly preparing us for something... their closure. Read More »

Simplify Your Financial Life With Mint.com & Manilla.com

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Many of us are struggling to get a grip on our financial lives.  A lot of us don’t know which accounts have what in them, what bills are due on what days, or what credit cards have the highest balances.  Getting a grip on your financial life doesn’t have to be a strain.  There are utilities out there that can ... Read More »

Mouse Without Borders

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Clever utilities are what really get my mouse twitching.  In the age of the connected home, more of these devices are disconnected from one another.  I have a keyboard and mouse for eight PC’s in my home, 3 of which are HTPCs.  The HTCPs in my home all are capable of using a Logitech Harmony Remote control and all are ... Read More »

Is Google DNS Better Than Your ISP’s?

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Recently, Google introduced their own DNS service for internet customers.  With the latest iteration of their service, along with OpenDNS and a few other DNS Service providers, they have started to use CDN’s (Content Delivery Network) to increase performance.  This helps latency issues that your ISP is typically unable to address by gathering and using data stored on DNS servers ... Read More »

Google Voice Review

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If anyone knows me, they know I play with things for no reason, that is my nature.  With that said, whenever I find something that I haven’t used, haven’t heard of, or could find any reason whatsoever to try, I will.  That is the case with Google voice.  Google voice is not new to many, but it is to me.  ... Read More »

What is the RocketDock?

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With the huge amount of free software out there, there is no clear cut way to determine what is good and what is crap.  That is what I am here for.  To start your education on free “quality” software, I want to introduce you to RocketDock.  The RocketDock utility has to be one of the most convenient little pieces of ... Read More »

Microsoft Security Essentials

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In the computing world, it can be dizzying trying to pick the right software for our needs.  Everyone knows we need to have anti virus software loaded on our Windows work stations but trying to find the right one out of hundreds can be daunting to say the least.  Luckily for us, some companies offer free alternatives that offer some ... Read More »