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Avoid Unwanted Crapware with *Unchecky*

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You could be forgiven for thinking we are on an ‘anti crapware’ crusade this week, what with Marc’s excellent How do you handle crapware article, my recent experience installing ImgBurn, and now this article, it certainly seems that way. The truth is, it’s all purely coincidental. It is, however, maybe a sign of the times… Read more

toshiba testing ads

Toshiba has created a series of ads to display just how tough the company’s hardware is… in a rather unconventional manner. Toshiba hired the services of two whacky dudes who put the company’s products through a series of outlandish tests which go way beyond what the “dorks back at the office” say the devices are Read more


System monitoring tools, which display core temps, fan speeds, etc. in real time, can be a very useful addition to the desktop. I’ve written about these types of tools previously, notably MooO System Monitor… you can catch up with that article here: Peeking Under the Hood: System Information & Monitoring Tools There are lots of Read more


Microsoft is doomed!  —-  Microsoft has just announced preliminary financial figures which show an increase in both overall revenue and net income (bottom line) for the second quarter of the current financial year. Overall revenue (total income) is up $3.6 billion compared to the equivalent period last financial year and net income (after expenses) has Read more


Leawo is currently running a Spring promotion which includes a giveaway of its well regarded iTransfer software. iTransfer would normally sell for $29.95us but is available free for everyone right now… offer expires 12th February. Leawo iTransfer – The software Transfer Files among iOS Devices, iTunes and PCs with Ease Leawo iTransfer is a powerful Read more


With today’s modern machines mostly equipped with high capacity RAM and multi-core processors, issues created by processes gobbling up vast amounts of the system’s resources have largely been negated. However, for those who run machines with lower resource specs, in this case specifically RAM, here’s a great little program called Process Piglet which monitors running Read more


Cloud storage service ‘Box’ has announced it’s giving away 50GB of free storage for users who try the new version of its Apple iOS app: We couldn’t be more excited to announce that today we are releasing our brand new, completely rebuilt Box for iPhone® and iPad® app. And to commemorate this, we are offering 50GB of free Read more

coach's eye app for windows

If you weren’t already aware, TechSmith is the developer of class leading Snagit screen capture and Camtasia Studio screen recording software. I just received an email from TechSmith announcing that their popular Coach’s Eye app is now available for Windows 8 at a special introductory price of just $1.99… expires 13th January. Over the past Read more