October, 2012  // Posts published in October, 2012

Home » 2012 » October

How to preview shortened URLs and dodge viruses

How to preview shortened URLs and dodge viruses

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account or even an email address, then you have probably received a shortened link at some point in your life. However, these shortened links are rarely as innocent as they seem. Hackers often shorten links in order to mask the fact that they take users to malicious websites. After clicking on a shortened link, users might automatically be redirected to a websi

Read More

What’s the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?

Windows 8 has been released, and consumers are turning to the internet to decide whether or not to make the upgrade. Microsoft released two versions of their new operating system. One version is called Windows 8, while the other is known as RT. The two versions are confusing some users. To help decide which operating system is right for you, we’re going to explain all of the major differences

Read More

U.S. Department of Energy unveils Titan, world’s fastest supercomputer

U.S. Department of Energy unveils Titan, world’s fastest supercomputer

If you’re looking at the Speed Up My PC Free blog, then you’re probably interested in learning how to buy a fast computer or speed up a computer on your own. However, today, we’re going to tell you about a fast computer that is not only outside your budget range, but also outside the budget range of most of the world’s countries. The U.S. Department of Energy deployed a computer called

Read More

How to use webcam motion to deactivate your screen saver

How to use webcam motion to deactivate your screen saver

Most of us use screen savers on our computers. In fact, Windows 7 enables a black screen saver to pop up after 20 minutes of inactivity by default. Using a black screen saver helps reduce the power consumption of your monitors while protecting your computer from unwanted eyes. But how cool would it be to deactivate your screensaver without ever touching your keyboard or mouse? What if your scre

Read More

How to Speed Up Boot Times in Windows 8

How to Speed Up Boot Times in Windows 8

Nobody likes sitting at their office chair waiting for their computer to start up. Whether it takes twenty seconds or two minutes for your computer to fully boot, that’s time that could be better spent doing anything else. Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to speed up your computer’s boot times. And in Windows 8, speeding up boot times is even easier. Today, we’re going to show you ho

Read More

How to speed up boot times by using all CPU cores

How to speed up boot times by using all CPU cores

If you’ve been noticing slow boot times on your computer lately, then you probably want to learn how to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. After all, your computer used to start up much more quickly when you first bought it, so what happened? We’ve already told you about plenty of ways to speed up your computer. You can disable startup tasks, for example, or uninstall programs that

Read More

Email scams on the rise…again

Email scams on the rise…again

Thanks to idiots around the world, email scams were hugely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But eventually, thanks to spam filters and computer education, the impact of email scams gradually waned. Well, it looks like computer users have let their guards down. Today, email scams are staging a comeback. Major antivirus firms like Sophos and Kaspersky have sent out warnings to their use

Read More

Want a fast PC but only have 3.6 inches of room in your home?

Want a fast PC but only have 3.6 inches of room in your home?

Our blog is called Speed Up My PC Free for a reason: we know just about everything there is to know about fast computers. So when any new type of fast computer technology is launched, we tend to take notice. Today, PC maker Digital Storm unveiled a fast PC that is also surprisingly thin. At just 3.6 inches wide, the new ‘Bolt’ is the world’s thinnest gaming desktop PC. It also stands at 1

Read More

Security risk! iOS 6 tracks your internet history, downloads, and other personal data

Security risk! iOS 6 tracks your internet history, downloads, and other personal data

Apple’s iOS 6 probably didn’t need any more negative press. However, that’s exactly what it’s getting after new insight revealed that Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system tracks basically everything users do over their iPhones and iPads. According to MacWorld, iOS 6 monitors which websites users visit, which restaurants they check into, which apps they download, and wh

Read More

Skype is new and improved in Windows 8

Skype is new and improved in Windows 8

Microsoft is throwing all of its resources towards a successful Windows 8 launch. Today, the biggest news out of Microsoft headquarters was that it was updating Skype in time for the launch of Windows 8. The new version of Skype will completely change the interface to reflect the Metro UI style that is seen throughout Windows 8. If you didn’t already know, Microsoft owns Skype, so it’s no s

Read More

  • Free Up Disk and Memory Space
  • Speed up your System
  • Fix System Errors And Crashes
  • Improve Internet Access
  • Boost Start-up Speed