Popcorn Bytes

I like movie trailers. So sue me.

Archive for April 2009

Revo Uninstaller

leave a comment »

Sometimes, Windows’ built-in “Add & Remove Programs” app can be buggy. There was one time when I went to uninstall a program and it showed only a portion of the programs on the computer. Luckily, I heard of a cool program. Revo Uninstaller is a better alternative to the Windows application. You don’t have to wait for the list of programs to be populated (as in Windows, which often takes a while if you have a ton of programs) and Revo has some extra features as well. For instance, it creates a system restore point in case you accidentally delete a program you didn’t want. Then you can go into System Restore and go back to the date when the program was on the computer. Something that’s also cool about Revo Uninstaller is that, after it runs the application’s built-in uninstaller program, it scans for bits that may have gotten left behind on your computer during the uninstallation. You have the option to delete these leftover files if you wish. (And it’s free too!)

Download Revo Uninstaller here.


Written by prowlermoviepoll

April 26, 2009 at 1:30 AM

Posted in Uncategorized

Learn a New Language: LiveMocha and Babbel

with one comment

If you’ve ever wanted to learn another language, these sites can help. LiveMocha and Babbel are free language learning tools on the Internet.

LiveMocha offers many languages to learn, including French, Spanish, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, and more. The language lessons offer a fun way to learn a new language.

Babbel offers five language learning options: French, German, Spanish, English, and Italian. Pictures, sound, and video enhance the language learning experience.

Both services are free, but Babbel offers paid premium features if you’d like.


Written by prowlermoviepoll

April 17, 2009 at 1:39 AM

Posted in Uncategorized

How to Do Just About Anything: Howcast and eHow

leave a comment »

“How do I barbecue a hamburger?” “Is there a way I can get to the highest level in my favorite video game?” All these questions and more can be answered at these two sites.

  • Howcast is like a TV channel for How-to videos. There’s everything from “How to sit at a piano” to dribbling in basketball videos. You name it, they’ve probably got it. Some of the videos at this site may contain inappropriate content.
  • eHow offers some videos, but the whole of the site is mainly text how-tos. You can find how to make pancakes, to how to reach the top level in tennis on the Wii. All the articles are user-created. (Same with Howcast.)


Written by prowlermoviepoll

April 5, 2009 at 1:17 AM

Posted in Uncategorized