- 2wire Gateways (modem,
router, wireless access points in one)
- AT&T and others resell 2wire gateways. These power adapters are notorious
for failing. Replacement power adapters can be found many places, such as:
- Apple Computer
- Batteries (Back-up, clock, CMOS, laptop, and more)
- Computer Stores (Hardware and Software)
- Data Recovery Services
- DriveSavers Data Recovery Service -
Recover from any type of drive or disk failure - for all computer platforms and media
types. Recovery Tips
- ESS Data Recovery - The "world's
best data recovery services," from hard drives to RAID and SAN storage arrays.
- The Clone Store Computer forensics,
data recovery, digital photo recovery, email recovery, data duplication, and data
destruction services. We can recover any drive hard drive, SSD, Flash, RAID, etc.
Free evaluation. Nothing recovered nothing charged.
- Monitor Calibration
- The sites below offer quick and easy ways to calibrate
- For a more accurrate calibration:
- Used Macintosh Computer Hardware and Software
- ATI Consulting - Consulting and Training
for the Internet, Macintosh, and Windows. Custom Web Site Design. Onsite service.
Based in Benzie County, MI.
- Bleeping Computer - An online
community devoted to providing free original content, consisting of computer help
and tutorials, in such a way that the beginning computer user can understand.
- Computing.Net - Get Solutions to your
Issues. This is "one of the biggest and oldest technical support Web sites.
It can help almost anyone obtain technical support for their computing needs."
- Dictionaries of Computer Terms
- FOLDOC Computer Dictionary - Searchable dictionary
of terms from computing and related fields.
- Webopedia - Online dictionary and search
engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.
- What Is? - Computer glossary.
- About Macs
- Apple-history.com - A history of Apple
and details for all its models.
- AppleInsider - Insider News and Rumors
- AppleLinks.com - Mac, iPhone, iPod
new, reviews, and how-to's.
- CNET's Mac Forums
- Everything Macintosh
- Low End Mac - The no foolin' guide to older
- Mac Parts from iFixit - Fix your
Mac using our parts, tools, and free Apple repair manuals.
- Mac OS X Hints
- MacDirectory - A one-stop Macintosh
information site, including, news, releases, software, hardware, employment, training
- MacFixIt - CNET's troubleshooting resource
for all things Mac.
- MacInstruct - Free news, Macintosh
Tutorials, Tech Support, and more.
- Macintosh News Network
- Macintosh Product Specifications
- this page from DataTech takes you to Apple's product specification pages.
- Macintosh Resource Page
- MacInTouch - The best source for Mac
- MacSurfer's Headline News - links daily
to almost every Mac-related news article
- MacSurfer's Headline News - Daily Macintosh
news, and other Mac resources.
- Magical Macintosh
Key Sequences - All the magic key sequences to make your Mac do various things.
- My First Mac - Help buying and getting
started with your new Mac.
- PowerbookMedic.com - Mac parts and
Mac repair for your Macbook, Powerbook, iPod and iPhone.
- Recommendations For Macs and PC's - Tips for
keeping your computer healthy and happy.
- Recovery Tips - Come
back alive after disk problems. Offered by DriveSavers.
- SecureMac.com - The MacOS X and MacOS
Security Information Site.
pinwheel; Avoiding unresponsiveness/slow-downs in Mac OS X
- TechSurvivors - Free Mac Computer
Technical Help and More.
- The Apple Core - Jason D. OGradys
- TidBITS - Apple news for the rest of us.
- UsingMac.com - Mac tips and tricks, software
- Ecofont - Free font based on Bitstream Vera
sans-serif containing little holes designed to reduce ink consumption when printing.
- GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program. Free
image editor with many Photoshop-like tools. Can perform such tasks as photo retouching,
image composition, and image authoring.. It can be used as a simple paint program,
an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a
mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. For UNIX, Windows
and Mac OS X.
- LibreOffice - A power-packed free,
libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux,
that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and
data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
- Lynda.com - Software training - online-tutorials
for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more.
- Online Convert - Transforms a wide
selection of file formats (documents, images, audio, video), and it doesn't require
you to download or install any new software. Free.
- OpenOffice - Free productivity / office
software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases
and more. Available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores
all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write
files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely
free of charge for any purpose.
- Zamzar - free online file conversion site.
Convert images, documents, music files, video files, and more from one format to
- GraphicConverter -
Shareware. An all-purpose, graphic editing program that will open almost any graphic
format, and in turn save to just about any format. Includes powerful image-editing
- Lemke Software - Source for CADintosh,
FontBook, GraphicConverter, and more.
- MacUpdate - Macintosh and iPhone software
- MicroMat - Makes of
TechTool and more.
- Microsoft software for Mac
- ZipIt - a Mac program that zips and unzips
archives in a format fully-compatible with PKZip for the Windows and zip implementations
on other systems.
- Apple Computer and Mac OS Software
- Data Cleaning Software
- Microsoft Software
- Microsoft Office for Mac Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Messenger, Outlook, and more.
XML File Format Converter allows you to convert Open XML files that were created
in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and
save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac.
- PDF Related
- Belarc Advisor - Free.
Builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory,
missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays
the results in your Web browser.
Todo Backup - Free back-up software, does cloning and system images, too.
- Everything Search Tool - Windows file
and folder search tool. Free, Very fast.
- Macrium Reflect Free -
Free system image creation and recovery tool. Can also make a bootable rescue disk.
- PagePlus Starter
Edition - Free desktop publishing/layout program that offers a wide range of
features at an excellent price: free. It meets many expectations for high-quality
software, including the ability to intuitively perform some complex tasks.
- Revo Uninstaller - Free
uninstall utility. There's alos a paid, Pro version. It is not just an uninstall
program it also includes other tools and features that will help you to clean your
Windows based computer system
- Secunia Personal
Software Inspector (PSI) - Stay secure by patching and updating insecure programs.
Secunia PSI is a security scanner which identifies programs that are insecure and
need updates. It even automates the updating of many of these programs, making it
a lot easier to maintain a secure PC.
- Total Uninstall - $30, but 30-day trila
version available. Completely remoces unwanted programs, leaving no remnanat behind.
- Data Cleaning software
- Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser
- Free. powerful and compact software that allows you to destroy all data on hard
and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted
files and folders. It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility.
- BCWipe - Prevent deleted files
from being restored by someone else. Delete files forever. Use military-grade procedures
to surgically remove all traces of any file.
- CCleaner - see
the Drive Wiper feature - Free. Wipe the free areas of your hard disk so that
deleted files can never be recovered.
- Eraser - Free. An advanced security tool
for Windows that allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive
by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
- Sure Delete - Free.
Security file shredder
- Microsoft Software
- PDF Related
- PDF Converters:
- DoPDF - Free PDF converter - converts any
printable document to a PDF document.
- PDF to Word Converter - Free. Quickly
and easily create editable DOC/RTF files from PDF files.
- PDF Creators:
- PrimoPDF - Free. This program is a printer
driver that creates PDF files from your documents, rather than printing them to paper.
After install, whenever you choose the print option from an application, PrimoPDF
will be listed along with your physical printers, print to file, etc. It's extremely
easy to use and produces excellent PDFs--without the watermarks that some programs
- PDF Readers:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Get Adobe Reader provides the latest
version based on your operation system,
- Adobe Reader, enterprise installation
obtain any version you like of Adobe Reader.
- FTP direct access to Adobe
Reader installer files for Windows (US users will want the "en_US"
directory.) This lets you immediately download the full installation file.
- Adobe Reader and
Acrobat Cleaner Tool for Windows Removes a standalone installation of Reader
or Acrobat, including any preferences and settings that may be preserved during a
standard program uninstall. The tool is designed to fix installation issues by cleaning
up corrupted installations, including removing or fixing corrupted files, removing
or changing permissions registry entries, etc. The tool provides options for removing
problematic Acrobat items only while leaving Reader untouched and vice versa.
- Evince Free. Iincredibly lightweight
and allows the viewing multiple types of documents, such as PDF, Postscript, djvu,
tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex (support with gedit), and comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt).
View PDFs, view thumbnails, search, view document indexes, print documents, and encrypted
- FoxIt PDF Reader
Free. Allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file.
- Nuance PDF Reader
Free. Convert PDF files to Word, Excel, and RTF (via a hosted web service); use
annotation tools (highlight, cross-out, and underline text); fill out and save PDF
forms; read virtually any PDF file (including PDF portfolios); print with comments;
search; view embedded movies; verify signed documents.
Free. For anyone looking to replace Adobe Reader with a lightning fast application
that uses little in the way of resources. They also offer a plugin (not free) to
enable the conversion of PDFs to .doc, .xls, and .ppt files.
PDF Free. This is a PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR reader for Windows
- Photo / Image editors
- Paint.NET - free photo editing software
- Photo Pos Pro
Photo Editor - a free photo editor offers users a wide variety of possibilities
in the fields of Image Enhancing and Image Editing and in the field of Computer Graphics
- Recover Deleted Files
Recovery from Pareto - Free. Recover lost files and data in minutes.
- FreeUndelete - Rescue
files accidentally deleted from a Windows XP, 2000, and NT file system.
- Recuva - Free. Restores files that
have been accidentally deleted from your computer.
- Free, for Windows. Recover files you've deleted from the Recycle Bin.
- General (Any OS) Shareware & Freeware Sources
- Softpedia - the encyclopedia of free
software downloads for Macs, Windows, and more.
- Macintosh Shareware & Freeware Sources
- Windows Shareware & Freeware Sources