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Start Menus for Windows

The best and most popular 3rd-party Start Menus for Windows
BY - MARCH 11, 2018 (UPDATED)
Start Menus for Windows

Would you like to change your Start Menu? Would you like to try a Start Menu that looks like Windows 7? Here are the most popular 3rd-party Start Menus for Windows.

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BandLab Saves Cakewalk

BandLab acquires the complete set of intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc.
BY - MARCH 6, 2018

I recently heard that BandLab have stept in to save Cakewalk. This is excellent news for previous Cakewalk Sonar users who were left in the cold. What will the next future DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) be like?

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VLC 3.0 Updated to 3.0.1

This is the latest update of VLC media player
BY - MARCH 1, 2018

The popular VLC media player version 3.0 has just received its first update to 3.0.1. This latest update offers a few improvements and plenty of bug fixes.

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Computer Maintenance

For Windows + including free 3rd-party maintenance apps

Why is my computer slow? How can I make it feel like new? Can I free up disc space? Here are some computer maintenance tips to help you clean up your Windows PC. They also include the use of free 3rd-party apps.

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VLC 3.0 Vetinari Released

This is the latest major update of the popular VLC media player
BY - FEBRUARY 10, 2018

VLC media player has just been updated to 3.0 (Vetinari). Are you looking for a free media player for Blu-Ray, 4K and 8K video playback or 360 video and 3D audio? If so, VLC could be the media player for you.

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Tools for Windows 10

Some useful tools for Windows 10. What tools do you recommend?

Have you tried these tools for Windows 10? These useful free tools can help your Windows device, or help you know more about your Windows device. What tools for Windows 10 you recommend?

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Audio Players for Windows

The original and most popular audio players for Windows
BY - MARCH 4, 2018 (UPDATED)

Are you looking for a fresh new audio player for Windows? Are you curious about popular audio players people are using? So many long-term users continue to use these original audio players for Windows, from the old-school classic Winamp to the impressive AIMP.

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Opera 51 Released

Opera 51 is said to be 38% faster than Firefox Quantum
BY - FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Opera has just released their latest version of the Opera browser (version 51). They claim it's faster than Firefox Quantum. Could it be the fastest web browser to date?

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Web Browsers for Windows

Basically all of the main web browsers for Windows

Have you tried these web browsers? Whether you want speed, privacy, security, color, clean lines, straight edges, round curvy tabs, add-ons or developer tools, the web browser you're looking for should be here.

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Microsoft Edge Tips

Learn more about Microsoft Edge
BY - JANUARY 20, 2018

Are you keeping an eye on Microsoft Edge's latest features? Check out the Microsoft Edge Tips page, with guides to new Edge features, customizations and plugins.

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Windows 10 Tips - Night light

Get a better sleep by using Windows 10's Night light
BY - JANUARY 7, 2018

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you suffer from the occasional eye ache or eye strain after using your PC for long periods of time? Try using Windows 10's Night light.

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Windows 10 Tips for Beginners

Windows 10 tips stemming from questions asked by beginners

Are you new to Windows 10 or Windows in general? Here are some Windows 10 tips for Windows beginners. They stem from questions asked when sitting down for the first time with Windows 10 beginners.

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Windows 10 Tips - Emoji

How to type Emoji in Windows 10

Did you know that Windows 10 has an easy access emoji panel? 😉 Can you never get enough of hearts, poop, and smiley faces? 💩 Here's a quick how-to guide to typing emoji in Windows 10.

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Last Week to Upgrade to Windows 10 for FREE

Microsoft will end the Windows 10 free upgrade offer for Assistive Technology users
BY - DECEMBER 25, 2017

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? Did you know you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free? If you'd like to treat yourself this holiday season, there's only one week left before the offer ends.

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Puffin Browser Released for Windows

Is your web browser faster?
BY - DECEMBER 20, 2017

Unknown to many, but proven on Android and iOS, Puffin Browser has been released for Windows, and it's fast!

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Tech Accessibility

Learning about accessibility progress in the tech world

Are you curious about accessibility progress and improvements in the tech world? Do you have any accessibility devices, tools, software or tips and tricks you recommend for others?

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Farewell Cakewalk Sonar

The end of Cakewalk Sonar? Plus Petition
BY - DECEMBER 9, 2017

Cakewalk customers were shocked to hear that their favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Cakewalk Sonar, is going to be discontinued along with the company, after 30 years of being in the digital audio industry. Is it really the end? Sign a petition here.

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Free Security Apps for Windows

The most popular Free security apps for Windows

Is your Windows security enough? Many Windows 10 & Windows 8 users use the built-in Windows Defender. If you'd like to try a different security app for Windows, here are the more popular FREE ones.

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Classic Shell for Windows 10 goes Open Source

One of the original free Start Menu alternatives for Windows
BY - DECEMBER 9, 2017

After 8 years, the popular free Windows Start Menu Classic Shell for Windows has ended official development and gone Open Source. Have you tried Classic Shell for Windows?

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Windows 10 Maintenance

Using only the built-in Windows 10 maintenance tools

Is your Windows 10 device optimized? Is it as clean and fresh as it can be? Here are the Windows 10 maintenance tips using only the built-in Windows 10 maintenance tools and settings.

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Firefox Quantum released by Mozilla

Have you tried the latest and fastest version of Firefox?
BY - NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Twice as fast as before, Cleaner UI, 30% less memory than Chrome, Firefox Quantum is the latest version of Firefox and it's back with a vengeance!..

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Second Opinion Anti-Malware

The main contenders in the second opinion Anti-Malware race

Do you need a second opinion anti-malware app for Windows? Is your security blocking undesirable websites and connections in real time? Some second opinion anti-malware apps can be better than security suites at finding and removing malware. Here are the more popular second opinion anti-malware apps for Windows.

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What's New in Windows 10?

Here's what's inside the box when you switch to Windows 10

Are you thinking about switching to Windows 10? Are you worried about a different desktop experience or new things you might have to learn? Here are some of the things you can expect to find when trying Windows 10 for the first time.

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Microsoft Edge full-screen mode

Do you know how to make Microsoft Edge full screen?
BY - APRIL 19, 2017

Many people were unaware that Microsoft Edge and other UWP apps have a full-screen mode. Do you know how to make Edge go full screen?

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Free Office Suites for Windows

The full office experience at no cost at all
BY - MARCH 11, 2018 (UPDATED)

Do you want a new Windows office suite, but you can't really justify spending money? Say no more. You can still get a great full office experience with these popular FREE office suites for Windows.

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Useful keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow
BY - APRIL 16, 2017 (UPDATED)

Is there a keyboard shortcut for what you need? Can I make life easier in Windows by learning a few keyboard shortcuts? Here are many useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

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Character Map (£$¥¢©)

How to type special characters within Windows
BY - NOVEMBER 30, 2016

How do I type special characters? How do I type a pound sign? I can't see them on the keyboard, so where are they? Here is where to find and how to type special characters in Windows.

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Microsoft Safety Scanner

How to use Microsoft Safety Scanner
BY - OCTOBER 22, 2017

Did you know that Microsoft has an app called Microsoft Safety Scanner? Microsoft Safety Scanner is possibly a replacement for the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. Here's how to download and use this almost identical security app.

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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

How to use Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Have you heard of Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool? Every month Windows Update downloads and scans for Malware with the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Here's how to run it manually.

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How to use Cortana in Windows 10
BY - APRIL 16, 2017 (UPDATED)

What is Cortana? Do I really need Cortana? Can I really benefit from talking to my Windows 10 device? Cortana is the interactive personal assistant built into Windows 10. Here are an introduction and video of Cortana in use.

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Free Microsoft Games for Windows

Start having fun with these popular free games for Windows by Microsoft

If you fancy playing a few games on your new Windows 10 device, open the Start menu, type 'store' and hit enter. This page introduces the more popular free Microsoft games.

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Android Apps

A collection of Android app screenshots from back in the day.

Since my first Android smart phone, I used to take screenshots of various Android apps to see which apps I liked. The screenshots don't get updated very often nowadays, but I still keep them here for reference.

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My Computer

Which parts would you replace first and why?
BY - AUGUST 19, 2016 (UPDATED)

How often do you upgrade your computer? It's probably time for me to upgrade my PC, but do I really need to? Would you upgrade this PC for any reason? Which parts would you replace first, or would you build a new one?

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HTC Desire HD ROMs

(Most of the ROMs for the HTC Desire HD.)
BY - MARCH 12, 2017 (UPDATED)