Posts by tag: windows

Bookmark This! June 29, 2012 posted by

Kingsoft PC Doctor turbocharges your computer’s performance…in a safe way [Freeware]

The fact that there’s a ton of programs out there to improve the performance of Windows computers says a lot about the resilience of the modern PC. As we all know, using a Windows machine is rather like running a marathon. Sooner or later your computer hits a performance wall, the speed drops dramatically and you end up scanning the adverts for a replacement machine in desperation. But often there’s no need to upgrade, all you need is a tune up…a…

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Bookmark This! May 25, 2012 posted by

Switch To Mac makes it super easy to migrate your data from PC to Mac

We don’t enjoy platform wars. What computer or phone or car you use is pretty irrelevant really. Just as long as it delivers value to your life and serves you reliably then that’s fine, right? We don’t see why people have to get so angry about this feature or that feature, or why my version is better than yours. Which is why we’re pleased to see that there’s a nice new tool to make it easy to move your data from PC…

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Awesome May 14, 2012 posted by

JetClean is the best Windows power utility we’ve ever seen [Freeware]

Over the years we’ve reported on a bunch of free utility programs which will tweak, optimize and turbo-charge your Windows PC. Each of the programs we’ve recommended has offered a specialisation, such as GameBooster for speeding up the machine when you want to play games, or CCleaner for tidying up redundant files. Now there’s a new and very cool kid on the block, which provides a more generalist approach by combining all the major tweaks in one very sophisticated package.

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Bookmark This! April 26, 2012 posted by

Prayaya lets you run a full Windows computer on your mobile phone or iPod

There are times when you don’t want the hassle of carrying around your laptop or other Windows computer, even when you know you’re going to have to do some essential work, like over a weekend vacation. Sure you could use your host’s computer or a nearby Net cafe, but wouldn’t it be cool to have your full Windows system stored on your phone or other memory drive, ready for instant access?

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Bookmark This! April 5, 2012 posted by

EraseTemp optimizes your PC by automatically deleting your old junk files [Daily Freeware]

In the never ending quest to make our Windows computers work better for longer, no stone remains unturned. We routinely run defrag utilities to optimize our hard disk performance (we highly recommend the free Auslogics Disk DeFrag), registry cleaners, WiFi enhancers and any other kind of tool we think will give us the best performance and reliability.

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Bookmark This! March 21, 2012 posted by

XXClone creates a safety clone of your Windows installation in case of emergencies [Daily Freeware]

There are few things more frustrating or annoying than having to try and recreate your hard disk after the original has died for whatever reason. It’s not just the fact that your whole life has probably disappeared, photos, email messages, social networking data, but there’s the added hassle of scrabbling around trying to find all the original program disks, or downloads so you can reinstall all the important stuff as soon as possible.

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Bookmark This! March 19, 2012 posted by

Clipboard Master makes your cut and paste tasks an absolute breeze [Daily Freeware]

If you count up the amount of time you spend cutting, copying and pasting information on your computer every day, you’d probably end up with a vast number of hours per year that would shock your hair white. I’m constantly copying web addresses, telephone numbers, search terms, form text, just a ton of stuff. In fact the other day I got so fed up with it, that I decided to try and make my life easier by finding a tool.

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Free Software March 14, 2012 posted by

Follow Up: 10 Reasons Why I’m Done With Windows…6 Months Later (the news is not good for Microsoft)

Six months ago I published a provocatively titled post called 10 Reasons Why I’m Done With Windows which outlined how and why I converted my wife’s ancient laptop to Ubuntu Linux from Windows XP, when the latter crashed spectacularly. The piece attracted a LOT of comments from both Linux fans and detractors, ranging from ‘Your post reads like any Linux Fanboy rubbish. ‘ to ‘I had the exact same experience, and all my family members (wife and kids) use Linux without…

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Bookmark This! March 12, 2012 posted by

Microsoft Flight gets you off the couch and into the air in seconds [Daily Freeware]

Microsoft is no stranger to flight simulation games. I remember sitting down in awe many many years ago to play the first version of Flight Simulator on my then meaty desktop computer and being amazed by the quality of the simulation of flying. Yeah sure, the first few hours involved a lot of ‘failing to avoid the ground’, as Douglas Adams would say, but it was huge fun.

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Bookmark This! March 8, 2012 posted by

Tweak Me! makes your Windows system faster and more stable [Daily Freeware]

We first covered Tweak Me! a couple of years ago, and my how it’s changed. The first thing is it’s been completely updated for the new versions of Windows, but the developer has also added in a bunch of new tools to tweak, over 180 of them in fact. It’s probably safe to say that you’ll find something here to suit your needs. As well as making the interface incredibly easy, the functionality is now bang up to date. For example…

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