Use DNSBench to speed up web surfing

A speedometer representing the increase in web surfing speed from changing your DNS

DNSBench is a freeware DNS Benchmark tool that can help you understand and choose the most efficient and fastest DNS servers for your area. When clicking a link or entering a web address, if you find it taking longer than you think it should, it could be your ISP’s slow DNS servers. Let’s see how using DNSBench can help you speed up web surfing. 

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O&O ShutUp10 reduces Windows 10 spying

O&O ShutUp10 logo

O&O ShutUp10 is one of many utilities out there to help people quickly toggle off some concerning privacy and data options in Windows 10. This one in particular gets my vote because it’s always being updated and is simple to use.

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The new Edge browser review: Off to a great start

The new Microsoft Edge Browser logo

This is my new Microsoft Edge browser review. MS has released the first stable version of its new browser based on the open source version of Chrome, Chromium. When Microsoft announced it was going to abandon its current browser and start over, it took the tech industry by surprise, myself included. With this new Edge browser, let’s see how it stacks up against the competition. 

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The Keepa browser extension helps instantly nab deals

Keepa browser extension logo

With the Keepa browser extension, you can track prices on any Amazon site as well as see when prices were the cheapest. As someone that uses Amazon often, this extension is either going to save you money or end up costing you more because of seeing all the deals. Let’s see how it works. 

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Use the Poster Database (TPDb) to download movie posters

The frontpage of The Poster Database (TPDb) site.

I remember trying to search and download movie posters way back in the day and not having much luck finding proper quality sizes. The sites I found always ended up having tiny images or wanting you to buy the posters themselves. With the recent launch of their website, The Poster Database contains high quality original and official movie posters. Let’s see what it has to offer. 

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Smash File Transfer service lets you send large files free

It’s funny how email can only handle so much before we need to use other tools to send files, especially really big ones. With the Smash file transfer service, you can send massive files (no size limit) to your contacts. No more breaking up stuff into multiple parts or trying to squeeze it through some compression tool. 

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