Microsoft may have added a million and one features in the newer versions of Windows, but there is still room for some slight improvements here and there. This hold particularly true for power users. And if you are one such power user and spend a substantial amount of time in Explorer then a bit of tabbed management...

So the makers of Handy Backup software have reached out to our readers to offer us some reasons to check out their software. So what is Handy Backup? From the vendor: Handy Backup™ Home Standard is a software utility that will back up most important documents and programs on your computer – while you sleep, work, or...

*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. IObit, the world’s leading system utility software provider, announced a brand new and free system tool that will enable Windows 8 users to get themselves better familiarized...

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 data is yet another stark indication that there is demand for the Start Menu that Microsoft removed from Windows 8. Well today, January 16, 2013, Pokki is releasing...

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 still definitely too time consuming. You had to worry about the following: Redoing videos over and over again to make sure you got everything right in one take or...

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 makes no logical sense to deny customers the right to log in directly into a product they have paid for. He sums it up pretty well. You should also be able to choose between...

A few days ago, I spoke about the fact that I thought Microsoft made a very big tactical error by removing the start menu from the Windows 8 desktop. I said that there were a bunch of companies that had stepped in to fill the void. Well today, I’d like to introduce you to RetroUI™ by Thinix. Bypass the Modern UI The...

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 desktop. There are many Windows users that feel that the newest OS is trying to hard to lock down and restrict us, luckily this isn’t really true and options exist that allow us to turn...

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 did they ever fill it! Stardock have released a near-final build of Start8, the utility that adds the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop. In addition, Start8 also provides a fully...

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 be available at Windows 8 launch for around 10 to 15 dollars in the Windows Store. Some of the new features in PowerDirector for Windows 8. It gives...