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[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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Apowersoft Video Download Capture

Posted by Thomas On October - 27 - 2013ADD COMMENTS
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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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Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder

Posted by Thomas On October - 25 - 2013ADD COMMENTS
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4 out of 5
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arm Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder x64 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder x86 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder
streaming audio recorder banner 220x157 Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder

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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pdf converter feature 1 GIVEAWAY: PDF Converter for Windows [only 24 hours]We are pleased to bring you another great giveaway product. If you are in the search of an Adobe Acrobat alternative then look no further. PDF Converter convert PDF documents to Word, Excel, Text, Image, and EPUB formats for easy portability. In addition, an OCR plug-in is available for converting scanned PDF into editable PDF documents.

Head over to the giveaway website: http://www.iskysoft.com/pdf-converter-windows.html

But hurry, there’s not much time

If you’ve created a virtual hard disk for use with a virtual machine (i.e. XP Mode—how to create a virtual machine), you may want to access these files without booting in to the virtual operating system. To access files on a VHD from Windows:

  1. Press Windows Key + R (or click Start > Run), type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter
  2. Click Action > Attach VHD

    attach vhd windows01 Access Files from a VHD Image in Windows [Quick Tip]

  3. Browse to your VHD file and click OK

attach vhd windows02 Access Files from a VHD Image in Windows [Quick Tip]

 

When you are finished using the VHD, open Disk Management (step 1), right click the virtual drive and click Detach VHD

attach vhd windows03 Access Files from a VHD Image in Windows [Quick Tip]

Thanks to John Henderson for the tip.

 

Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 Preview [How To]

Posted by Rich On June - 27 - 20135 COMMENTS

windows81 00 Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 Preview [How To]If you’re itching to take a tour and try the new features of Windows 8.1, including automatic app updates, booting straight to the desktop, (up to) four app split screen, radio, a health and fitness app, 3D printer support, and more, you can download it now.

Note: If you’re using an English version of Windows, you can only install Windows 8.1 Preview from the Windows Store if your OS base language is English (US)

If you do not have a Windows 8 disc handy, create a Windows 8 USB recovery drive in case anything goes wrong in the upgrade process and you need to recover Windows. To update your installation of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1:
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