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How to Shutdown Windows without installing Windows updates

If you have a laptop and are on the move, or if you’re simply busy and do not want to wait for 10 or 15 minutes or more at a time to install seemingly perpetual and unending Windows updates, then this tip is for you. It is actually possible and extremely easy to tell Windows

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Restore and repair deleted or lost files with FreeRecover for Windows

FreeRecover is a portable and powerful program that will help you to recover deleted or otherwise lost files on NTFS formatted drives. It’s loaded with search and rescue features and costs absolutely nothing. We’ve all had at least one (most of us far more than one) moment where we deleted a file that we needed

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Bitcasa offers unlimited FREE cloud storage during its beta launch

Does a Dropbox-style cloud storage service with unlimited free storage sound too good to be true? It probably is, since newcomer Bitcasa is only offering this during its beta period (which happens to be right now). But this may be the shape of things to come, if you consider that (a) storage is becoming cheaper

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Organize and update your videos, songs, books, games, and programs with myCollections

myCollections is a tool to organize and access your media library that stresses visual organization paired with tag reference. It’s totally free to download and use and can handle a number of different kinds of media. The average person that owns a computer has at least one or two movies, games and who knows how

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Upload and share large files for free with SkyFile

SkyFile is an absolutely awesome web site that will let you have your own file bank in the cloud for free. It is a ‘file locker’ service for downloading and sharing large files, and not a desktop syncing solution like Dropbox. The free version provides 5 GB of storage for free. Skyfile’s strong-suite is it’s

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Run your favorite Android Apps and Games on your Windows or Mac with BlueStacks Beta

BlueStacks Beta is a great program for Windows and Mac OS that will let you run your favorite Android Games and Apps right on your desktop system. It’s totally free to download and use during the Beta phase of development, and very easy to get started. I have an Android Tablet. My neighbor has an

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Use an FTP folder as your very own, Dropbox-like backup service with FTPBox

Do you have access to FTP storage? Most hosted website come with many gigabytes of free space that stay mostly unused forever, that could easily be utilized for backup purposes. Even if you do not have access to an FTP server, you could sign up for many free or very cheap hosting plans that provide

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Monitor your hard drive’s health and get customized warnings with Acronis Drive Monitor

Acronis Drive Monitor is a helpful utility that will warn you before your hard drive dies, and help you manage other aspects of your hard drive’s health. It’s free, exceptionally easy to use, and unobtrusive. One of the few things in the world that is certain, to paraphrase the Acronis web site, is that your

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Control your Android from your desktop using AirDroid – a free remote management app

AirDroid is an free Android application from Sand Studios that lets you control your Android and most of its functions remotely, including moving media files and documents to and from your Android wirelessly without a USB connection. It requires that both your Android and your desktop computer be connected to the same WIFI network, and

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Add thumbnail previews to PDF files in Windows with PDF Preview

Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the first things most people install on a computer, but one thing which I do not understand is why it does not offer the option for thumbnail previews in Windows (other free PDF readers, such as PDF XChange Viewer, offer this by default). If you use Adobe PDF Reader

AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition updated with cool new features (and FREE giveaway for the professional edition)

Quick: what is our favorite partition manager here at Freewaregenius? The answer, despite what we say in our Freeware Top 30 (which needs updating), is Aoemi Partition Assistant Home Edition, for three simple reasons (1) it’s simple interface, which lacks inactive, ‘paid’ options, (2) it is free for both personal and COMMERCIAL use, and (3)