Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clean your PC with CCleaner

Clean your PC with CCleaner. Best of all It's FREE.

CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

  • Disable unwanted startup programs.
  • Clean your registry.
  • Clean out your cookies.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Anti-virus? Think again!

Is your anti-virus up to snuff?

AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report - 2011/Q1

During the 1st quarter of 2011 we have tested 22 security products in the areas protection, repair and usability. The "Protection" covers static and dynamic malware detection, including real-world 0-Day attack testing. In case of "Repair", we check the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail. The "Usability" testing includes the system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives. A product has to reach at least 11 out of 18 possible points in order to receive a certification. 17 products have fulfilled our requirements and received an AV-Test certificate. The test reports can be found here: www.av-test.org

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cooking on the grill? Can you do it inside?

People want to know new ideas on how to cook on the grill inside.. Post your idea and we will pick one idea to feature on our new features corner..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Best Small Space Grocery and Food Storage Tips

When you've only got a little bit of space to work with, keeping reusable containers on hand at all times can seem like a waste of space. But we can assure you, it's better to have them on-hand and use up a little of your real estate than it is to go without! Here are some of our best tips for fitting reusable food and grocery containers into your smaller space.

It's simple to keep reusable food storage on hand. We have a fairly small galley kitchen, and we keep it organized by following a few simple guidelines, which we've learned simply from trial-and-error. Here are our favorite tips—be sure to share yours!

Reusable snack bags: Buy three or four, and when folded, they take up less space than a box of throw-aways. We wash ours once a week depending on what we're carrying (almonds and crackers aren't too dirty; cinnamon-raisin bread requires we wash a little sooner). Commercial snack bags are available, like these from Plum Creek Mercantile, but so are unique (and adorable) handmade ones.

Reusable grocery sacks: To save on space, forgo canvas bags, which can get bulky, and large bags that don't fold into themselves. Instead, turn to pocket-sized bags like the ones from Flip & Tumble ($7) made of ripstop nylon: they're durable, squishable, strong, and come in a variety of colors. We keep a few of the more rigid reusable shopping bags on hand, but turn to our ripstop nylon ones most often because they're easy to toss into our bag before heading out the door.

Leftover food storage: While we love our glass to-go containers with leak-proof lids, they do take up a fair bit of cabinet space (that is, when they're not all in use). If you have enough room, look for glass containers that could potentially double as baking dishes. They can go from oven to fridge or freezer and then straight to the microwave, making them multi-taskers. Don't have room for glass? Try BPA-free plastic containers that stack inside one another. Some brands even have lids that snap into each other, making them stack efficiently.

Water bottles and reusable coffee cups: We devote just enough shelf space to keep two BPA-free water bottles and two reusable coffee cups on hand. One is always with us, the other standing by for the following day. Our rule at home is to never have more than two of those rotating items, which saves on space and keeps us washing them every day (no smelly coffee cups here!).

Food Storage Containers Guidelines for Small (and Big) Kitchens

Melanie Pinola — Your food storage containers can make a big difference in the amount of kitchen storage space you have available, especially if yours is a small kitchen. These tips can help you optimize your kitchen or pantry real estate.

Tupperware and plastic takeout food containers seem to multiply when we're not looking. To combat that avalanche of containers, the folks at Re-Nest have highlighted the kinds of reusable food storage containers that work best in small spaces. The list includes: three or four snack bags, pocket-sized reusable grocery bags, and glass to-go containers with leak-proof lids.

Major tips here are to skip the bulky canvas grocery bags in favor of the nylon squishable kind, limiting the number of water bottles and mugs on hand at any time, and opting for glass containers that can go from freezer or fridge to oven or microwave. (We have a thing for Snapware glasslock food containers in particular.) Photo by Pieter Pieterse

Have any space-saving or small-kitchen food storage tips? We're all ears in the comments.

Best Small Space Grocery and Food Storage Tips | Re-Nest

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