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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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CloudFogger: Protect your DropBox, Skydrive and GoogleDrive

Posted by Thomas On June - 19 - 2013Comments Off on CloudFogger: Protect your DropBox, Skydrive and GoogleDrive

The unveiling of U.S. data monitoring worries many these days. But even if you are facing the most advanced form of modern computer espionage, there are always ways to keep other eyes away from your data communications. Even if you’re not concerned about what the U.S Government might see you do, there are times or certain information you might want to keep protected.

These days with the extended Internet availability on Computers, Laptops, Tablets, smart-phones etc. your documents and private information is easily at hand all the time. If you are concerned about security you would want to make sure everything you upload to the cloud is secure. But how do you go about that, without sacrificing your day-to-day work?

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Compatible with
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CloudfoggerPROS: Simple to use. Install it, and forget about it. Works on all your devices making your files secure on every device. Allows for individual cloud folders to be protected.

CONS: It doesn’t opt to encrypt / secure documents or files already uploaded to your cloud-drive.

VERDICT: All in all a great product to automatically secure your online storage. If you want a hassle-free solution to secure your data without sacrificing your day-to-day work – CloudFogger should really be your tool of choice

PRICE: FREE

VERSION REVIEWED: 1.4.2143

WEBSITE: CloudFogger

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Restore accidentally deleted SKYPE contacts [How To]

Posted by Thomas On June - 3 - 2013Comments Off on Restore accidentally deleted SKYPE contacts [How To]

skypeLogo You know the drill. You finally decide it’s time to clean up the cluttered contact list in Skype. Too late you realize that you’ve deleted some important contacts. Problem is you can’t remember their screen name, nor their email and you’re even unsure as how they spell their name. Sounds familiar ?

By default, Skype will store your chat log (unless you tell it not to). So the first thing you should try, is to look in the log file (You find it under the Recent tab). It’s really easy – unless of course you have deleted all the logs as well!

Then what ?Do you have to yield to defeat ? No, not just yet – There is a way… It’s a tedious task, BUT there’s a way.

 

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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 - 201313 COMMENTS

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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[Fixed] Problem with Desktop Shortcuts (.lnk-files) opening in wrong program

Posted by Thomas On December - 13 - 2012Comments Off on [Fixed] Problem with Desktop Shortcuts (.lnk-files) opening in wrong program

The other day I got a call from a  user who had somehow managed to make all his desktop shortcuts open in Word. I suspected he had used the “open With” option in the context menu; thus, telling Windows to “Always use this program to open these files”. The problem was clear. Even though each shortcut had the correct settings, Windows would still open them in Word. The problem is, you can’t just tell Windows to open the shortcut files in an other program than Word. You have to somehow Reset the shortcut behavior to factory settings.

So how did we fix it ?

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Windows 8 Poll: pointy haired boss read an article…

Posted by Thomas On November - 7 - 2012Comments Off on Windows 8 Poll: pointy haired boss read an article…

As promised last week I would publish the results of our little poll on Windows 8. Thank you for participating. From what I can see, our readers are early adopters. 52% Have installed Windows 8, and 39% use it as their only OS. Only 13% reported to have deleted the OS all together. Here’s a summary of what you think:

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