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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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Compatible with
Windows 8Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
System
ARM 64-bit 32-bit

PROS: The interface is easy to use and unified across platforms.

CONS: No Android & HTML5 support at the moment (will be available soon with version 3.0 though)

VERDICT: A great program which is brilliant for any developer. Highly recommended!

PRICE: Free (free) / $79 (Pro yearly) / $149 (iOS Pro yearly) / $199 (Studio yearly)

VERSION REVIEWED: 2.1.0

DOWNLOAD: Stencyl

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PROS: It’s extremely straightforward and properties are categorised. Caphyon’s technical support team is also responsive and very helpful. Free version available.

CONS: Paid versions are quite expensive (although it is justifiable if you design programs for a living!)

VERDICT: Easy to use yet loads of functionality available.

PRICE / EDITION: FREE (Free) / $299 (Professional) / $399 (Java) / $999 (Enterprise) / $2999 (Architect)

A 30-day trial for each edition is available.

VERSION REVIEWED: Professional 9.8

DOWNLOAD: Advanced Installer

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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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Protecting your accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (an authentication code) ensures that even if your password is compromised, your data is still protected. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up two-step verification on your Dropbox account.

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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:

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


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