You've asked for it, now you have it: the official tech bookmarks from the
"Call for Help" staff. We keep our technology muscles flexed with the
information found on these websites.
We've grouped the sites alphabetically.
- Activewin.com - Part of
the Active Network, this website is Microsoft focused.
- AnalogX.com - This
website offers free tools to keep your system optimized and safe.
- Annoyances.org - If
we have a Windows aggravation, we visit Annoyances to find the fix.
- Belarc.com - Download
the Belarc Advisor for a detailed profile of your installed software and
- Belkin.com - This is one
of the best resources for cables and connectors.
- Blogger.com - If you
don't already have a blogger, you can get started here.
- Bookmarkelets.com -
The tools found on this website helps extend surf capabilities.
- DSLReports.com - Use
DSL Reports to test your broadband connection or find the best service in
- ExtSearch.com - This
search engine is specific for file extensions. We use it to discover the
names of unusual and mysterious file extensions.
- Groups.Google.com -
If we're stumped, we turn to our peers in the newsgroup community.
- GRC.com - This website is
the home of Steve Gibson, Internet advocate. His website boasts leak tests,
ShieldsUp, and SpinRite to test your firewall.
- Hotfiles.com - We
mention Hotfiles constantly. It's one of the best download websites
- This website is a must-have bookmark. In-depth articles and diagrams
explain how most everything works.
- Lockergnome.com -
This website is a successful distributor of free daily and weekly
newsletters that contain links to free downloads, Windows tips, and other
- This is the MS Knowledge Base. If you have a question about Windows or
Office, search by topic at the Microsoft website.
Live is a TCP/IP protocol monitor that can be used to see your exact
throughput on both incoming and outgoing data whether you're using a modem,
cable modem, DSL, or even local network. As a bonus, NetStat Live will also
graph the use of your CPU to help you see if your computer is slowing you
down, or if it is just the Internet.
- PCPitstop.com - Run a
diagnostic test on your PC to identify things that might help improve
- If you have a Pocket PC, you need to bookmark this website.
- PriceWatch.com -
When we want to shop around, we search for the best prices here.
- SARC.com - Invaluble
information on viruses. It includes instructions on how to remove specific
viruses from your PC.
- Get piping hot benchmarks or hardware and software reviews.
- Slashdot.com - If you
want spirited discussion on the latest tech news, visit Slashdot.
- If there is a tech term we don't understand, we look it up here.
- TechTV.com - Of course
we read all of the latest tech news at techtv.com.
- Teveo.com - The offer
free streaming webcam software. We use it in the lab.
- TweakFiles.com - The
best PC tweaks at one tidy website.
- Find the computer software compatible with your Mac.
- Webopedia.com - If a
word stumps us, we search for it at Webopedia.
- WebMonkey.com - HTML
tips and tricks. It has great cheat sheets for webmasters, too.
- WinDrivers.com -
This website lists all the latest Windows-supported drivers.