Do you have to type in a foreign language on an English keyboard? If you do, then you must hate accents with a bü®ñïñg ¶äß§îöñ. I know I would. Before, you’d have to memorize tons of totally intuitive Alt codes, …Read More »
Bzzt! The power goes out. That’s OK, you weren’t doing anything too important. Just power back on your computer, and–whaaaa?! Why are your desktop icons all wrong!?
Windows has an annoying habit of resetting your desktop icon layout if a …Read More »
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 …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 …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 …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 …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. …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 …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 …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, …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 …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 …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 …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 …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, …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …
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 …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 …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 …
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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …Read More »