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4 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
PROS: Nice and easy to use, gives you lots of extra features for both your screens!
CONS: The taskbar isn’t “Windows 7 friendly)
VERDICT: A great tool – especially if you’re not using 7!
PRICE: Free 30-day trial, but costs after ($39.95 for one license, but bulk prices are available)

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Softkey Revealer – Keep Track of Your Serials

Posted by Thomas On July - 8 - 2010

We’ve all been there I’m sure. Your precious (bought-for-hard-earned-money) software needs to be reinstalled – or – you need to totally wipe that old computer and reinstall everything.

But where did I store that serial ??

Did I keep the email containing it ? Where’s the original package? Where’s the Cover of which I’m sure I wrote it down on? Do I have every single serial I need before deleting everything ??

Worry no More !

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Piriform Speccy is a Free Hardware Information Tool

Posted by Angel Luis On July - 1 - 2010

Windows 7 HWHardware is by far the ugliest part of a computer because information on this subject is obscure and difficult to find.

For example, imagine you need to know what kind of RAM is installed or whether or not you have free slots on your motherboard: you’ll have a hard time finding an upgrade. You need a free slot to install new RAM, and you may need to use the same type of RAM on all slots.

Windows has an information tool, to see it press WinKey + R, type msinfo32.exe and press Enter. But the information is not exactly what you are looking for.

The device manager also has a lot of good information but sometimes you may need something more sophisticated.

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4.5 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
PROS: Recovers practically anything, and does a great job. I tested it, and it recovered more videos than any leading solution tried!
CONS: Like any recovery program, can’t fix everything, but that’s understandable.
VERDICT: A great piece of software for any person owning a camera or camcorder (or anything else with external memory for that matter!) – I would highly recommend it to anyone!
PRICE: £28.63 / $39.95 for the download
DOWNLOAD: CardRecovery (free trial – you won’t be able to recovery anything, only see if it detects it)

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LockThis! – Password Protect Single Applications

Posted by Thomas On June - 13 - 2010

A few weeks back you got to read about a small utility that allows you to lock your keyboard and mouse when leaving your computer on (Read here). And a while back, I told you about Predator which allows you to lock your Computer using a USB Flash Drive (Read Here). This time I\’m bringing you a way to lock single applications, so that you can leave your computer on for others to use, and at the same time protect running applications from tampering or accidental shut-down.

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Soluto, the Anti-Frustration Software…

Posted by Thomas On June - 10 - 2010

We have all come to expect our computers to be sluggish or unresponsive at times, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it’s because Windows is set to load tons of unneccessary drivers at boot up, other times it’s an outdated driver or some applications you weren’t aware of was running. And sometimes it’s your expensive valid software that’s taking all your resources.

Unless you’re a real techie… looking at the Task Manager isn’t going to do you any good. so why not try something new ?

Try Soluto, the  “Anti-Frustration Software“…

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