Do you remember playing hangman in class instead of learning boring ol’ algebra? Now, you can play against your computer with Doodle Hangman Free! It’s a fun little game that lets you choose the category, so you actually might have a chance to win.
Doodle Hangman Free starts off with [...]Read More »
Are you an avid downloader? You then might have experienced once or twice the annoyance of a supposedly fully downloaded file that actually got messed up while downloading. Some developers combat this by posting MD5 hashes on their websites: these are codes that are unique to each file, and can [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of the crossword puzzle? I certainly am, so I was excited when I found Word Search on the Windows Store. It’s a free, singleplayer crossword app that features built-in lists with varying difficulties and a timer to keep you on track.
There are three modes to [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of Windows’ Aero Snap, the feature where you can just drag windows to the tops or sides of your screen to maximize them? Many people are, but many others find it too limiting. With GridMove, there are no limits: you can set it up to move [...]Read More »
Google Chrome does something unique with Flash. Instead of relying on Flash as a third-party plugin, Chrome has a built-in version of Flash. Google is the one that manages updates for this built-in version of Flash as opposed to Adobe. While it may sound like this would result in a [...]Read More »
Back in July it was revealed that Microsoft is being investigated by European Regulators for failing to provide users with the now-famous ‘browser choice’ screen in Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft doesn’t want to go toe-to-toe with the EU because news is coming in that they have caved into European demands.[...]Read More »
Encrypt files with open standards (i.e. non-proprietary file format) and ease with EncryptOnClick [Windows]
If you’re familiar with encryption programs, you’re probably also familiar how much of a pain it can be to have special software on every computer you want to access encrypted files on. EncryptOnClick is different: while it requires installation, its encrypted files can be easily decrypted with programs like 7-zip.[...]Read More »
Are you slightly afraid of having Java on your computer now that it’s been the subject to not just one, but two zero-day exploits of your computer’s security? JavaRa is the tool for you, allowing you to manually update, uninstall, or remove Java from startup.
Java is really annoying. It [...]Read More »
Not sure you will like Windows 8? Yeah, many people are in the same boat. If you are on the fence about purchasing a Windows 8 PC (after Windows 8 comes out), there is some good news that may sway you over to making the purchase. Anyone that purchases a [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a plain, bare-bones notes app for Windows? ResophNotes provides a simultaneously clean-looking and featureful notes app that even synchronizes with Simplenote, a free online note synchronization account service.
The integration with Simplenote allows you to access your notes on the go with the official Simplenote app [...]Read More »
People don’t generally realize how much they depend on jotting things down until their desks are covered with little pickies of paper with unrecognizably blurred pencil smudges on them.If you’re one of those people, and you’re looking to upgrade to The Cloud, try CintaNotes. Designed to integrate into your installed [...]Read More »
Do you enjoy reading your RSS feeds, or feel otherwise compelled to read them? Are you a fan of cloud feed synchronization services, especially Google Reader? Do you absolutely love the color pink? If you answered yes to all of those questions, Flux is no doubt the RSS reader for [...]Read More »
There are boring, simple puzzle games. Then there are wacky, complicated puzzle games. But probably the most interesting of all is the category of puzzle game that appears to be incredibly simple, but turns out to be extremely devious. Blueprint, a game in which you need to connect all the [...]Read More »
You’re watching a movie on your laptop. It’s 3am, so of course you have your headphones in. Suddenly, you realize it’s Transformers, and you just got to the explosion scene! If you didn’t have Sound Lock installed, your ears would probably be dead by now. Luckily, Sound Lock automatically detected [...]Read More »
What would you say if I told you I could give you three new monitors… for free? Though it’s not exactly the same thing, nSpaces certainly helps give you more space for windows using the idea of virtual desktops.
If you’re a Linux or Mac OS X user, you probably [...]Read More »
Imgur is definitely the world’s greatest image hoster. However, to upload images to their site, you have to go all the way to your web browser and drag and drop the images onto the page. Don’t you wish it was simpler than that? With ImageUP, it is: just drag and [...]Read More »
Are you feeling … uninspired? The folks at Coppertino sure were, so one day they decided to create Forismatic. It’s a free app filled to the brim with inspirational quotes to help get you thinking.
Forismatic is beautiful in its simplicity. When you open it, you’re instantly greeted with a [...]Read More »
Microsoft has announced via its Kinect for Windows Roadmap that support for the Windows-targeted variant of the extremely popular camera/sensor device will receive official support for use on Windows 8.
ZDNet reports that the Kinect for Windows runtime upgrade scheduled for October 8 will bring Windows 8 support, and the [...]Read More »
It’s 4 in the afternoon, and you sit down at the computer. You browse dotTech for a bit, then visit Twitter for all of the latest breaking news updates. Unbeknownst to you, it’s actually 2 in the morning now, and you’re going to–look again! Nine in the morning, and you’re [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of keyboard shortcuts? They’re a great tool for speeding up your workflow, but sometimes they can be a bit difficult to use. Windows 7 actually has some built-in shortcuts that open pinned apps, but since they’re not numbered, it can be difficult to remember what buttons [...]Read More »
Are you an avid fan of painting with Windows’ built-in Paint program?
If you are, you’re crazy. Most kids aren’t–they’re probably looking for a fun app they can paint and draw in. Paint 4 Kids is that kind of app.
Paint 4 Kids is not the most beautiful app [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a new way to organize and look at your photos? PictureRelate is a cool and unique program for comparing photos by similarity, and it actually works quite well.
PictureRelate is simple. You load up a bunch of images, select one, double click, and the rest are [...]Read More »
Subtitles are tricky beasts. While every major DVD release since ever has subtitles nicely integrated onto the discs, downloaded and ripped movies can be much more complicated. There are dozens of files, and each media player supports different things. BatchSubtitlesConverter is a free tool that’ll automatically change subtitle format, encoding, [...]Read More »
literally billions of games in every app download center for every device in which you click on or tap on sets of three or more balls to make them disappear. Invariably, the rest fall down, and you’re left with another set of balls to tap on. Plop! takes [...]
You get an e-mail that looks like it is from Facebook. The e-mail says you have been tagged in a photo by a friend and the photo is attached to the e-mail. You open the attachment and BAM you are infected by a trojan known as Troj/Agent-XNN. Or at least [...]Read More »
Are you in a hurry to rename tons of files? If so, you definitely know that typing in filenames one by one can be both a hassle and not worth it at all. Solid Renamer is probably the simplest batch renamer I’ve come across, and can reduce hours of work [...]Read More »
Colors are something that the world underappreciates. You go about your day every day looking at a billion different things with a trillion different colors, but seldom stop to consciously think about how the various colors interact. If you’re looking to choose a color scheme for your next project and [...]Read More »
Whenever you lock your computer on Windows 8 you’re greeted with a harsh, cartoony picture of Seattle. We get it, Microsoft! You’re based right outside of Seattle! If you’re looking for a nice picture to replace it with, LockPic may be the app for you. While Windows 8 lets you [...]Read More »
Gaming is huge on traditional PCs and has become huge on mobile devices. Seeing as Windows 8 is the hybrid operating system that plays in both worlds, one can only expect gaming to be huge on Windows 8. (Or at least we hope.) Microsoft clearly feels the same way because [...]Read More »
How do you download files on your computer? Do you use your browser’s built-in download management tool? Most people do. However, those tools generally lack configurability, and can sometimes even be slower than dedicated programs. DownTango is a tool that’s just as easy to use as your browser’s downloading tool, [...]Read More »
Twitter for web sucks. Gmail for web only has notifications if you’re running Chrome. Are you looking for a way to get a better social app experience on your Windows computer? Download Pokki. It’s simultaneously an “app store” for Windows and a way to download better social apps.
The apps [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of [WordHero] on your Android phone, or Wordament on your Windows Phone 7 phone? Now, you can get that same game on your computer with Wordament: find the most words in the 4×4 grid as possible in the least amount of time!
Wordament is at least [...]Read More »
If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities and want to finally get rid of it, this guide shows you how to uninstall/disable/remove Java on Windows. The following instructions should work for all versions of Windows but is specifically confirmed to work with Windows XP and higher machines.
Note: [...]Read More »
Yesterday Oracle released an update to Java 7 (Java 7u7 update) that fixed nineteen critical vulnerabilities, two of which were exploited by in-the-wild attacks that installed malware on infected machines. It took Oracles four months to patch the just-mentioned vulnerabilities; it took security researchers less than 24 hours to find [...]Read More »