Utilities

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Friday Giveaway – 5 licenses of Handy Backup Home Standard

So the makers of Handy Backup software have reached out to our readers to offer us some reasons to check out their software. So…

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At some point you just shake your head – iObit releases yet another Start Menu replacement tool

*Sigh* At some point, you just shake your head. I’ve never seen so many utilities created to help “fix” an Operating System. OK, here we go again.

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Pokki are seeing MASSIVE demand for the Start Menu in Windows 8

Pokki which released a Windows 8 Start menu replacement back in October today revealed that it had been downloaded 1.5 million times for Windows 8. This…

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Easy Video Suite software is now available

Video editing and marketing had to evolve. It was inevitable. It was becoming much too complicated. And if it isn’t too complicated for some people, it’s…

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Paul Thurrott says fix Windows 8 – boot to desktop

Paul Thurrott has posted a fine article on fixing Windows 8. He basically is joining the chorus of bloggers (me included) who have said that it…

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A fresh way to bypass the Windows 8 Modern UI – RetroUI by Thinix

A few days ago, I spoke about the fact that I thought Microsoft made a very big tactical error by removing the start menu…

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Stardock’s Start8 Final Commercial Version is Here, Just $4.99

Part of the nature of Microsoft Windows is the ability to load the programs, apps and UI shells you want– at least in the traditional…

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You have to love Stardock Software

I am tickled pink by this company. This is the perfect example of capitalism at it’s finest. They saw a need in the market and man…

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Cyberlink PowerDirector for Windows 8

Cyberlink, best known for its PowerDVD software is planning some touch-optimized video editing software for Windows 8. The new tool is called PowerDirector and it will…

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Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop – Skip Metro Suite

You know, I predicted this would happen. Back in May, I said the following: It is clear to me that forcing users who just aren’t ready…

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Winners of the Uniblue Powersuite 2013 competition announced

OK I should have gotten to this earlier but there’s been a lot of stuff going on. A couple of weeks ago, Uniblue gave me

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Review – Uniblue Powersuite 2013

So I got a tip from my man Allister from Uniblue that they had released their new suite of utilities – Uniblue Powersuite 2013. Since I’ve…

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We knew this day would come – a tool to disable the Metro UI in Windows 8

We all knew this day would come and here we see the beginning of the rebellion. I’m surprised it came this early but it did. A new…

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Review Bitdefender Total Security 2012

Bitdefender Total Security 2012 is the newest PC protection suite from Bitdefender LLC This suite is actually pretty darn comprehensive with the following options Antivirus, Antispam,…

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Would A Lightweight Microsoft Windows Version For Older Hardware Be A Good Idea?

Okay, so today’s post isn’t as much of an analyze of Windows 8 features, instead it is more of me just throwing around an idea…

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Winners announced – Software Giveaway – Picture Collage Maker Pro

So about a week ago, we held a free software promotion. My friend Tracy from PearlMountain Technology had sent me an email wanting to offer…

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Software Giveaway – Picture Collage Maker Pro Special Edition Giveaway for Easter!

It’s been a while since I spoiled my readers with free software. The wait is now over. 🙂 My friend Tracy from PearlMountain Technology sent me an…

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Syncfusion releases 600 free Windows 8 Metro icons

Syncfusion has released its Metro Studio 1 suite of more than 600 vector-based Metro icons. Free to use and freely customizable, this release is coming  just…

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Start Button And Start Menu Return in Windows 8 Through The Use Of Third Party Programs

Just the other day I wrote about how the start menu and start bar were not natively available in Windows 8, even with a registry…

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What Apps Do You Hope To See Converted From WP To Windows 8?

It has already been made pretty clear that converting apps between Windows Phone and Metro is going to be pretty ease thanks to the fact…