Posts Tagged ‘download’

How to Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Trial Right Now

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

If you’re interested in a sneak peek at Windows 8.1 Enterprise … here’s where to find it:

You have probably already noticed that Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 update a bit early today. All Windows 8 users can install the upgrade by visiting the built-in store of the operating system. That’s very convenient, even though it is not that different from distributing the update via Windows Update. Installation via the store is just one of the options to upgrade to Windows 8.1. It is likely that Microsoft will make available ISO images of the operating system as well, but those are not yet available.


How to Shutdown uTorrent or Your PC Automatically when Downloads Complete

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Here’s a useful-yet-simple trick for those who run uTorrent …

Depending on how you use uTorrent, especially how much you download with it, you may have encountered situations where you had to leave the PC while downloads were not completed yet. Maybe you had to go to work or school, or to bed late at night.

You then had to choose between keeping the PC running to continue to download from the Internet, or shut it down and continue in the morning if that is possible.


Report Fake Websites and Firefox Distributions to Mozilla

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

I’m glad to hear that Firefox is making an effort to ensure that sites that offer their program are legit … but I still think I’ll stick to the official site when it comes to downloading.

When it comes to software downloads, I always try to snag the software from official sources. In the case of Firefox, that is the website. The core reason for this is that Mozilla has virtually no control over third party websites. Many of those are perfectly legit, Softpedia, Major Geeks, Betanews and there is usually no ill-effect when you download Firefox from those sources.


Podcast Addict: Auto-Download Podcast Episodes to Your Android Device

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

This sounds like a fairly useful app … as long as you don’t mind listening to a bunch of advertisements.

If you are subscribed to one or multiple podcasts, you may like the idea of listening to those shows on your Android device. Instead of listening to music while commuting, jogging or shopping, you can instead tune in to a podcast. While it may not always be the best choice, it sometimes can be a valid option, and especially so if you are subscribed to informative podcasts that teach something.


SourceForge’s New Installer Bundles Program Downloads with Adware

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This pretty much explains why a lot of people just don’t trust installer programs …

If you have been downloading programs from SourceForge in the last days, you may have noticed that some do not provide you with direct downloads of the programs anymore. Instead, you download something called SourceForge Installer which bundles the software with third party offers used for monetization.


Windows 8 to Become Cheapest Microsoft OS?

Monday, July 16th, 2012

It will be interesting to see how long this promotional price is offered …

Microsoft already managed to surprise a large part of the Windows community by announcing a simplified and cheap upgrade process. Instead of having to juggle around with different versions and their upgrade paths, the company decided to make it easy for everyone. All Windows XP, Vista and 7 users can upgrade for the same price and to the same version. The price? $39.99 for a digital download of Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft’s flagship consumer version of the operating system. And while that’s a promotional offer, it is almost five times cheaper than the retail price of the Windows 7 Professional upgrade.


Facebook Hacking Scripts On are Fake, Or Worse

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Script sites are often kind of risky, security-wise, so it’s should be no surprise when a script ends up backfiring like this one.

Over the past two months or so I have seen a number of Facebook hacking scripts posted on the website that supposedly hack into a user’s Facebook account. These scripts – sorry no links – are fake, they won’t work, and are maybe even malicious in nature.


YouTube Center Adds All the Missing Features to YouTube

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m not sure how well this will work after YouTube’s upcoming site redesign, but the “Download” feature looks particularly interesting …

There are quite a few things that you cannot do on YouTube due to lack of controls. It is for instance not possible to repeat videos automatically or stop videos from automatically playing if you load it on the video hosting site. Most of the annoyances and missing features on YouTube become available through add-ons or userscripts that you can install in the web browser. Some target a specific feature like the ability to download videos from YouTube, others add a bunch of features to the site.


Firefox Delete Download Button

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Privacy conscious Firefox users might want to check out this add-on …

If you are using the built-in Firefox download manager to download files from the Internet and have configured the browser to remember the browsing history, you may have noticed the absence of a delete button in the download window. While it is possible to remove individual files from the listing by selecting them first and pressing ESC or by right-clicking and selecting Remove from list, there is not an option to delete the file from the computer’s hard drive at the same time.


Downloading Software from Third Party Sites Makes Sense, Sometimes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Usually I just stick with the developer site, put up with the surveys and questionnaires and enter a bunch of bogus information; third party sites make me nervous …

Whenever I want to download software, I try to do so from the developer website and not third party websites. Not necessarily because I trust the developer website more, but to make sure that I can snag the latest version of the program, and not an older version. Yes, even respected download portals do carry older versions of applications in their repository, especially when the release of a new software version has been very recent. Regardless of the download location, I always double-check the downloaded file online and offline before I execute or run it on the system.