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Supercharge your right-click menu with these ten UNIQUE utilities

The mouse. A wonder of human-computer interactivity, but is it on the way out? Will touchscreens and flickable interfaces at our fingertips make the mouse obsolete? And by extension, is the Windows’ right click context menu, a marvel of user friendliness, also on the wane? For now, it doesn’t matter one way or another, because

Sep 6, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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How to automatically sync your PC folders with your Android

Ever wished you could keep a folder on your PC synced up with you Android? I have an active folder on my PC where I save my favorite songs that I always listen to, and I would like any MP3s I add to it to also appear on my Android. Or for example you might

Sep 4, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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Convert the contents of your clipboard to text or image files with PasteAsFile right-click extension

Every wished you could just right click and paste the contents of your clipboard as a text or image file on your desktop? No? Well now that you’ve heard of the concept, you probably do PasteAsFile is a Windows extension that adds an entry to your right-click Windows context menu, which can convert the contents

Aug 27, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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AllMyApps provides a Windows appstore-like experience for installing and updating programs

The iOS and Mac appstores have had lots of appeal with users. Those who would like to have something like this for Windows (which can display installed apps, apps that have updates, or even create a backup of all applications in order to reinstall them later), should take a look at ‘AllMyApps’. Allmyapps is like a

Aug 26, 2012
Hammad
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Secure your USB port with USB Disk Access Manager

USB flash drives are a security concern for many not just because they can carry harmful viruses, but because it is very easy for someone to quickly and discreetly slip a Flash drive in a USB port and transfer data illegitimately from a PC. Disabling the USB ports completely is one thing, but doing that

Aug 21, 2012
Hammad
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Backup your browser easily with BrowserBackup Pro for Chrome, Opera, Firefox and Chromium

There is is so much information that our browsers hold, that if the system crashes or if we reinstall or upgrade to a new OS or PC, we stand to be greatly inconvenienced if we lose them. I am not just talking about saved passwords, bookmarks, mail and contacts, but even speed-dial, notes, skins, sessions,

Aug 14, 2012
Hammad
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Add tabs to Windows Explorer with TabExplorer

If you love having tabs in your browser, then how about adding tabs to Windows Explorer? TabExplorer is free software that adds simple, functional tabs to Windows Explorer, enabling you to visually keep track of all your open windows in once place and quickly jump from one to another. We’ve seen tabbed Windows explorer before

Aug 11, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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Do copy acceleration utilities actually lower file transfer speeds? Our tests say yes

We’ve featured several file copy acceleration utilities on this site. Recently, however, we went in and did a head-to-head test to discover which of the many free options was the best at increasing copying speed. The results surprised us greatly: all of the tools we tested actually took longer for the file transfer than Windows

Aug 8, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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Three great solutions to collaborate online: Dropmark, Online Support Tools, and Fullsync

We keep saying things like, “The world is smaller now,” and “The shortest distance between two places is now a byte’” and when it comes to business these days we are just as likely to be working with someone two states or continents away as we are someone two blocks away. In this post we

Aug 1, 2012
B.C. Tietjens
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Two free programs to secure and lock your computer

Security is always a concern with modern computer systems. The days of punch card security are gone and that means we need more and more security solutions in the form of software. This post will present two great tools to secure or lock your computer up tight, both for free: KeyboardLock which can lock your

Jul 31, 2012
B.C. Tietjens
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Protect your system from malware and look up unknown processes with Advanced Win Service Manager

Ever found yourself wondering about an unfamiliar process or service on your machine? Or maybe you are curious about all of the different programs running in the background and would like a quick overview that can give you an idea about what’s what. If so, then this software is for you; Advanced Win Service Manager

Jul 29, 2012
B.C. Tietjens
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Scan and fix common problems with FixBee for Windows

FixBee is a free compact tool that offers a two-pronged approach to system optimization. Firstly, it will analyze the state of you hard drive’s defragmentation, and offer a fix. Secondly, it offers a disk cleanup, finding and removing unnecessary leftover junk files, all packaged in a rather nice and stylish program interface. Your computer, just

Jul 24, 2012
B.C. Tietjens
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