Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Tools to get rid of Bloatware

August 25, 2015

What is Manufacturer Bloat

Bloatware and trialware refer to PC manufacturers’ habit of pre-loading trial versions of commercial software on a new PC in the hope that some will upgrade to paid editions. PC manufacturers (and other OEMs) are paid by trialware creators and receive a portion of the revenue from any user upgrades. Unlike trialware however, most PC manufactures also install addition bloatware in the form of extra PC utilities. These could include things like DVD burners, media centers for viewing videos or pictures as well as bundled OEM game centers. Although such utilities seem like a nice including with a new PC, most already exist in one form or another within the Windows Operating System by default.

Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it
Preston Gralla | Aug. 24, 2015

1. The PC Decrapifier

2. Should I Remove It?

3. Slim Computer

4. AdwCleaner

5. Ultra Adware Killer

6. Spybot

7. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


Discounted Adobe Student and Teacher Editions

October 19, 2012

Adobe Student and Teacher Editions offer extremely affordable prices for students and teachers to express their creativity, communicate and collaborate using Adobe tools. These products are available to students, teachers and staff from eligible education institutions around Asia Pacific region.  an online portal was set-up as a one-stop shop for Students, Educators, Academic  and Non-Academic staff from MOE. For purchase of Adobe products and Microsoft Student Starter Kit, please refer to here.

Standalone Facebook Messenger for Windows

January 3, 2012

Messenger is a Windows is a new, trial application that lets you use Facebook without being on While you surf the web or use other applications on your computer, you can:

– Chat and message with your friends on Facebook

– See the latest updates from your friends in ticker

– Get quick notifications about what’s going on

To try out the first version of this app, just complete a one-time setup.

Note: Messenger for Windows will automatically install updates.

Useful Windows Software

November 9, 2007

This is a frequently updated organized list which catalogs all the neat little bits of software goons find, make, or in general just can’t stop talking about. At just about any given time there is at least one big “Post Neat Software” thread running in SH/SC and when something new crops up it will generally get filed away here.

Practice to type fast

October 23, 2007