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Easter Giveaway: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe V3.12.6

Posted by Thomas On March - 27 - 2013

img1We have from time to time presented you with the great video tools from WinXdvd. This Easter they are once again hosting a giveaway.

  • All-in-one HD Video converter,
    YouTube downloader and DVD burner.
  • Convert among MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, AVI,
    FLV, MP4, WMV, etc.
  • Convert videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Android, etc.
  • Built with versatile video audio editing features

This is a fully working version. Once your downlad has started, click on through to page 3 (click Next Twice) for the serial.

Head on over to: http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/software-deals-easter.htm for your free copy of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe V3.12.6.

What does your Windows Desktop Look Like ??

Posted by Thomas On March - 4 - 2013

They say that your desktop (the real thing, not your virtual one) shows what goes on in your head. The pun is an empty desktop surface vs. your mind.

I admit, this post is inspired by a similar article over at Verge. That being said, I think it would be interesting to see what your Windows Desktop look like. Do you like your desktop to be neat and tidy, or is it all havoc ? Show us your mind.

I’ll go first and share my desktop with you all. There’s no denying, I’m a big fan of Rainmeter and I believe my desktop shows it. Tidy yet informative. Send your desktop images to competition@mintywhite.com (no, there’s no price other than fame and glory) or post a link in the comments below.

I’m really looking forward to see what your mind looks like …

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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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Copy Error / Warning Dialog Box Text to Clipboard [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On December - 19 - 2012

Often we face errors on our PCs which, with a quick web search on the error text, are easily resolvable. Did you know you can copy the contents of an error message (or any dialog box) to your clipboard? When you’re faced with an error, press Ctrl+C to copy the error title and text to your clipboard.

This:

Becomes this:

—————————
Warning, grasshopper
—————————
You haven’t paid homage to Windows Guides today
—————————
OK
—————————

Simply paste the error message into the search field; I find this a lot quicker than transcribing the error message in to your favorite search engine yourself.

In this guide, you will learn what the Windows Registry is, how to access and configure it, and how to backup and restore it.

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Capture Screenshots Using built-in Windows Tools [How To]

Posted by Rich On December - 18 - 2012

There are a number of ways to capture screenshots without any additional software in Windows. You can:

  1. Capture the whole screen (and automatically save it if you have Windows 8)
  2. Capture a part of the screen or a window
  3. Capture a series of screenshots in a document

This guide covers the tools built in to Windows and how to use them.

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