Category: Tools

Tools To Make You A Better Geek

A man is only as good as his tools. Believe it or not, the same applies to geeks. A novice computer technician can be spotted a mile away. For example, if you open your computer case with a butter knife–you’re going to lose your nerd card. …

Codecs: What Are They And Why Do We Need Them?

Have you ever downloaded a movie, clip, or music file and had Windows Media Player tell you that it can’t play that format or error out and crash the whole program?  Fixing it could be something as simple as adding a codec pack to fill in …

Must Have Portable USB Apps For Techs

Field technicians need a have a compilation of applications and tools they can run from a known good source whenever entering the hostile environments of a home or office they need to service. Since the there can be a wide-range of issues when dealing with computer …

Remotely Access Computer

Remotely access computer via special tools to make software changes and configurations on a PC that could be located halfway around the world. There are several different programs to use for this, including Microsoft’s own Remote Desktop.  But if you’re in the business of repairing computers …

Computer Benchmark Tools

Test the performance of your PC with the most popular and thorough benchmark tools on the Internet. The following will help you test vital hardware components, such as your CPU, motherboard, Internet connection and much more. Benchmarking utilities are critical in optimization and troubleshooting. Most of the …

PCI Diagnostic Card

Every technician should carry a PCI diagnostic card. Computer troubleshooting can be a lengthy and expensive process–especially when a computer is completely dead. Sometimes using diagnostic tools is the only way to truly reveal a hardware problem at the board level. We find that using tools …