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PROS: Great user experience, powerful built-in editor, tons of sharing options, and it’s free. Can be used as portable app.

CONS: Video capture in free version is too short, and this feature is still very new.

VERDICT: If you are looking for one of the best screen capture tools for free, this is the one.

PRICE: Free (Pro version $28)


DOWNLOAD: Screenpresso

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As all screens are not created equal, which is why Microsoft have bundled a display color calibration tool with Windows 7. This tool is easy to use and this guide serves as a checklist for using it.

You should use this tool if:

  • You’ve not calibrated your screen yet.
  • You’ve changed monitors (even if it was calibrated with another computer.)

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New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Previously we showed you a collection of shortcut commands you can use, to save you time, from the run dialog and Thomas showed you tips to become a command prompt superuser.

In this guide, we’ll show you some commands you can use on the Windows Command prompt. These commands can save you time if you learn how to use them and rely on them to help you manage your PC.

Not sure how to get to the command prompt? How to open the command prompt in Windows.

Want to customize the command prompt? Customize the appearance of the command prompt.

Want to get more comfortable using the command prompt? Become a Command Prompt Super User

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Because the internet is more than just Windows Guides, we have prepared a selection of the best technology posts of this week.

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This is a guest article written by Bituser from Find out more about Bituser at the conclusion of this guide.

This is a simple guide that will show you how to create that awesome looking Windows Aero effect in Photoshop. If you are using another image editing program, then you may need to change some steps, but it is possible to create the following in most modern programs.

If you want to skip the tutorial and download the file for yourself, get it here:

Download Photoshop Aero Effect PSD

Download Photoshop Aero Effect PSD

Otherwise, improve your Photoshop skills by following this tutorial:

Step 1

Start by creating a new document. Match the settings of your window to that of the screenshot.

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TuneUp Utilities 2011 Screenshot PROS: Years of tweaking experience have produced this product that applies tried and tested tweaks to your system. The Program Deactivator removes overhead from your system while keeping the application at hand if needed.

CONS: The trial only lasts 15 days. I like to evaluate software for at least 30 days before committing to paying for it.

VERDICT: If you want something that is more granular than CCleaner or similar products and you don’t mind forking out for great software, go for this.

PRICE: $29.95 (Upgrade) $42.46 (Full Version with 15% off coupon)

VERSION REVIEWED: TuneUp Utilities 2011

DOWNLOAD: TuneUp Utilities 2011 (15% off) (Aff)

15 day Trial

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