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344 Boot Straight to Desktop in Windows 8.1 [Quick Tip]If you’ve not yet upgraded to Windows 8.1, you can instructions to do so here.

The source of many complaints about Windows 8 manifests itself each time you start your computer: starting with the live tiled interface by default. From my observations, most people utilize this interface mainly to click the “Desktop” icon to return to “normal” Windows. Well, Microsoft heard our cry and have provided a way to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. To boot to the desktop:

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boxcryptor logo Encrypt the Data in Your Dropbox and Access it from any Smart Device [How To]When you store your data with a third party provider like Dropbox, you put trust in the storage provider’s security controls to protect your data. While all good storage providers encrypt their data locally and during transmission, you can add an additional layer of security to really lock down your data and keep prying eyes away.

In the past, we’ve shown you how to create a secure, encrypted volume on your PC or USB drive; however, you need to use a PC to access the data. In this guide, we share an application that encrypts your data while still providing access to your data from any Windows, Mac, or Linux PC as well as from an iOS, Android, or Windows RT device.

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giveaways [Dec 11th Update: Several Giveaway Offers] Tis the season to get freebies...

Every holiday I receive several requests from dedicated software developers to promote their giveaway. And this season is no different. Each time I go through them all and pick the ones I believe you, our loyal follower would love to get. This time around I thought I would collect them all in one place.

This article will be updated regularly, so make sure you bookmark it! Read more…

[Update]

Giveaway has ended, and winners will receive their license shortly!

We had a massive 189 participants, and I would’ve loved giving each and one of you a copy. Sadly tho, I had only 20 licenses in total. So If you are not one of the lucky 20, make sure to try again, next time we host a giveaway, it might just be your turn then.

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vdcbanner 220x157 [Youre too late] Unique Giveaway: Get one of two programs for Free !You’ve probably already read about the two great programs we reviewed last week: Apowersoft Video Download Capture and Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder. It turns out Apowersoft would like to host a giveaway on our site, and as you know – We LOVE giveaways here at Mintywhite, so we weren’t exactly hard to ask.

Read more after the break to see how you may get one of these two great programs.

 

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Windows Guides’ Rating
on Apowersoft Video Download Captureon Apowersoft Video Download Captureon Apowersoft Video Download Captureon Apowersoft Video Download Captureoff Apowersoft Video Download Capture
5 out of 5
Compatible with
8 Apowersoft Video Download Capture7 Apowersoft Video Download Capturevista Apowersoft Video Download Capturexp Apowersoft Video Download Capture
System
arm Apowersoft Video Download Capture x64 Apowersoft Video Download Capture x86 Apowersoft Video Download Capture
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PROS: Easy to use. Powerful functionality for downloading most streaming videos.

CONS: The limited video edit features could easily be improved to make this a program for all your needs.

VERDICT: A great tool for downloading streaming videos off the net. But also a great program for those of you who love to record your own DIY, and HOW-TO videos.

PRICE: $59.95

VERSION REVIEWED: 4.6.5

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Windows Guides’ Rating
on Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorderon Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorderon Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorderon Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorderoff Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder
4 out of 5
Compatible with
8 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder7 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recordervista Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorderxp Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder
System
arm Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder x64 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder x86 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder
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PROS: Feature rich, yet simple UI. Easy to use. Great audio quality.

CONS: I could benefit from having a main page where you can find all main functions on one plate, so you don’t have to look for it. oh, wait that’s why we do reviews…

VERDICT: Simple interface that is easy to understand, yet powerful with a lot of goodies under the hood. This is one of those programs that keeps on surprising you.

PRICE: $39.95 (personal license) / $79.95 (commercial license)

VERSION REVIEWED: 3.3.1

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Windows Guides’ Rating
on Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.on Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.on Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.on Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.on Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.
5 out of 5
Compatible with
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arm Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot. x64 Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot. x86 Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.
screenshot reboot delete file ex 380x280 Reboot Delete File Ex: Mark files for deletion on next reboot.

Reboot Delete File Ex is a completely free software designed to simply delete a file on the next reboot. Sometimes you may not be able to delete a file because it is locked or in use by other applications, or because it is a malware that has protection against file deletion. 

VERDICT: It’s that simple.

PRICE: FREE

VERSION REVIEWED: 1.0

DOWNLOAD: Reboot Delete File Ex

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Congratulations to the winners of the Jabra Speak 510 (see here for the review):

  • Luis F Vasquez
  • Michael Charney
  • James Kelly
  • Robert Gorman

 

Keep checking mintywhite.com for more great giveaways and competitions!

 


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