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22 Mar/12

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope is a free application that lets you explore the universe from your local computer. It offers more than a planetarium with its guided tours, free exploration options, communities, extensive search and telescope connection feature. You can launch the application right on the official website, provided that you have Microsoft Silverlight installed, or download a client for the Windows operating system instead. The desktop client has a size of about 70 Megabytes...

22 Mar/12

Fix Mouse Double-Clicking When You click Once

Fix Mouse Double-Clicking When You click Once

For the past few days I was experiencing a rather strange issue on my computer that made the mouse double-click sometimes when I did a single left-click. While that was not a problem all the time, it sometimes broke my workflow, for instance when trying to select a folder or deleting tags here in WordPress. The result was a different action than intended, the folder for instance was opened instead of selected.I suspected that it could be caused by two things. First a setting or driver issue,...

21 Mar/12

Kirara Encoder, Free Portable Video Encoder For Windows

Kirara Encoder, Free Portable Video Encoder For Windows

If you download a lot of videos from the Internet, you probably end up with them being in different video formats, unless you happen to download them all from one source. Even then, you may sometimes feel the need to change the video format, for instance to make it compatible with a smartphone or mobile device, or a standalone media player that is connected to your television.Kirara Encoder is a free portable multimedia encoder for the Windows operating system. It uses the ffmpeg library...




21 Mar/12

Portable File Syncing Software Synchroncity 6 Released

Portable File Syncing Software Synchroncity 6 Released

More than two years after my initial review of the file sync and backup software Synchronicity comes an update to Synchronicity 6. Has the software changed in those two years, and if it did, for the better or worse? Lets find out.The program is still offered as a portable version and installer, in a tiny 300 Kilobyte package. When you first launch the app after unpacking or installing, you are asked whether you’d like to enable automatic updates. The program then starts the profile...

21 Mar/12

Miro Media Player 5 Release Candidate Out, Final Version Soon

Miro Media Player 5 Release Candidate Out, Final Version Soon

The developers of Miro have released a first release candidate of the upcoming Miro 5 version. Miro at its core is a media player with Internet connectivity built right into the software. The software can play back media formats and supports the playing and downloading of media from the Internet.You can use it to manage your local video and audio library, go to video hosting sites like YouTube from within the program interface to watch and download videos from there,  subscribe to podcasts,...

21 Mar/12

How To Install The Windows 7 Mac OS X Lion Theme

How To Install The Windows 7 Mac OS X Lion Theme

Windows 7 users have a lot of personalization options right at their hands, without having to modify system files to do so. These basic themes make a handful of modifications to the system, they change the wallpaper, sounds or cursors for instance, but leave the rest of the interface alone. Full conversions and custom themes on the other hand require the manipulation of system files, which many users may shy away from.This guide explains how you can install a Mac OS X Lion theme for Windows...

21 Mar/12

How To Install The Windows 7 Mac OS X Lion Theme

How To Install The Windows 7 Mac OS X Lion Theme

Windows 7 users have a lot of personalization options right at their hands, without having to modify system files to do so. These basic themes make a handful of modifications to the system, they change the wallpaper, sounds or cursors for instance, but leave the rest of the interface alone. Full conversions and custom themes on the other hand require the manipulation of system files, which many users may shy away from.This guide explains how you can install a Mac OS X Lion theme for Windows...

20 Mar/12

Read Free Kindle Ebooks with Kindle Reader Apps

Read Free Kindle Ebooks with Kindle Reader Apps

Amazon’s Kindle Reader is a big success for the online shopping giant. One of the reasons for the success is the cross-promotion that Amazon is running on the highly frequented shopping portal website. Kindle Reader or Fire owners can purchase books optimized for the reader on the Amazon website. As part of the promotion, free Kindle ebooks are offered on the site next to regular ebooks that need to be bought before they can be read.What many users do not know is that they can download...

20 Mar/12

System Ninja 2.3.2 Released With Blacklist Support

System Ninja 2.3.2 Released With Blacklist Support

System Ninja is a temporary file cleaner like CCleaner or Bleachbit. The program scans a system for junk files, temporary files and other unwanted files, to free up disk space. System Ninja is available as a portable version and installer, which both offer the same functionality.When you first start the program you are presented with three tabs at the top that lead to the program’s core functionality. The Junk Scanner scans select hard drives for temporary files. It does not offer...

20 Mar/12

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Microsoft is keeping everyone guessing about the release date of both the Windows 8 RTM version and the final version. Bloomberg (via Windows 8 News) is now citing unnamed sources close to Microsoft that Windows 8 will go on sale “around” October 2012. According to the news article posted on the site, the release will include versions for both Intel and ARM devices.System manufacturers working with Microsoft will release more than 40 Intel machines running Windows 8, and five...

20 Mar/12

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

All'epoca dell'uscita di scena di XP, avvenuta dopo oltre cinque anni, i vertici di Microsoft affermarono come, da quel momento in avanti, il ciclo di vita dei loro sistemi operativi sarebbero stati più corti e contenuti in 30-36 mesi. Fedele alla consegna che si era data, la casa di Redmond pensionò Vista dopo 34 mesi di poco onorato servizio ed adesso sta pianificando, da un lato l'uscita di scena di Seven e dall'altro l'ingresso del nuovo Windows 8.Continua a leggere Windows 8: da...

19 Mar/12

DownloadCrew UpdateScanner, Software Update Reporting Tool

DownloadCrew UpdateScanner, Software Update Reporting Tool

When I took a second look at the software updates monitor SUMO, I promised to look at other update reporting tools for the Windows operating system. DownloadCrew UpdateScanner was discovered by accident, while browsing the pages of the download portal.The program is tightly integrated into the website, and it is necessary to create an account at the site before the program can start to verify the update status of installed applications. The DownloadCrew UpdateScanner requires those log...

19 Mar/12

System Rescue CD, Windows Repair and Recovery Tool Collection

System Rescue CD, Windows Repair and Recovery Tool Collection

Windows users have several options at hand when their system does not boot anymore. They can try to boot into Safe Mode, use System Restore to recovery the system to a previous state, or use repair options on the Windows CD to repair the issue. When Windows 8 gets released, options get even better with the included reset and refresh options.Sometimes though you may need something more powerful, for instance if you need to correct partitioning errors or recover files from a failing hard...

19 Mar/12

Cerberus FTP Server Software For Windows

Cerberus FTP Server Software For Windows

Back in the good old days of the Internet, ftp was one of the prime services to transfer large files on the Internet. It is still a viable option today, but things have shifted away from ftp, especially in the home user market where many alternatives are now available.Setting up a home ftp server can still be a useful thing to do, for instance if you like to share files with other members of the same local network, or if you want to make files available on the Internet from your own machine...

19 Mar/12

Cerberus FTP Server Software For Windows

Cerberus FTP Server Software For Windows

Back in the good old days of the Internet, ftp was one of the prime services to transfer large files on the Internet. It is still a viable option today, but things have shifted away from ftp, especially in the home user market where many alternatives are now available.Setting up a home ftp server can still be a useful thing to do, for instance if you like to share files with other members of the same local network, or if you want to make files available on the Internet from your own machine...

18 Mar/12

How To Integrate CCleaner’s Winapp2.ini File Into Bleachbit

How To Integrate CCleaner’s Winapp2.ini File Into Bleachbit

The winapp2.ini is the file Preferences then to open the settings window. Locate “download and update cleaners from community (winapp2.ini)” and check it.You then need to restart the program so that the new definitions are downloaded and added to the program’s cleaning options. Downloading might be the easiest option, but it is not the best if you have modified the winapp2.ini file manually on your system. If you have added your own definitions to it, you might want to...

17 Mar/12

Windows 8 Codec Pack Available

Windows 8 Codec Pack Available

When you cannot play a media file on your system, it is usually because a codec that is missing to play that file on the operating system. You have got a few options to resolve the situation. You can switch the media player to one that is shipping with its own set of codecs that it uses to play back those media files. An alternative would be to download and install the missing codecs individually, which may take some time depending on the unsupported formats that you want to play on your...

17 Mar/12

Taking Another Look At The Software Updates Monitor SUMO

Taking Another Look At The Software Updates Monitor SUMO

I reviewed the Software Updates Monitor (SUMO) application for Windows in 2008 for the first time, and included it in the “battle of the software updaters” before that as well. Yesterday, version 3.0.1.143 was released by the developer of the program, and I decided to use that opportunity to take another look at the program, to see what has changed, improved and if features that needed improvement have been improved by the author.I recommend you download the sponsor-free version...

16 Mar/12

ClipGrab Lets You Download Videos From The Internet

ClipGrab Lets You Download Videos From The Internet

When I’m working with the Firefox browser, I use the excellent Download Helper extension for all of my video downloading needs. It is unobtrusive on the page, and supports hundreds, if not thousands of different sites. The extension detects videos playing on a page automatically, and links to the download versions so that you can download the videos to your PC. The core limitation here is that you need to start the video for a second or so, before it is detected.That’s the main...

16 Mar/12

Hotspot Shield 2.5 Free VPN Software

Hotspot Shield 2.5 Free VPN Software

The popular free VPN (virtual private network) software Hotspot Shield has just received an update to Hotspot Shield 2.5 which comes with an impressive set of new features. Hotspot Shield lets you connect to a secure network with the click of a button to improve online security. Once you are connected to the Hotspot Shield network, it acts as a proxy for all your Internet connections. Websites that you visit, servers that you connect to, and people that you communicate with will only see...