Need a program to perform “modifications” such as cut, join, split, and crop to your videos? Video to Video Converter is a freeware program that does all that and more, despite being a video converter and not a video editor. However, if Video to Video Converter is not to your [...]Read More »
For most of their corporate lives, Microsoft and Apple have had fundamentally different strategies. Apple has looked to combine the software and hardware experience, then charge a premium for the synergy. Microsoft has gone the path of software development and left the hardware to other companies, in the process being [...]Read More »
Remember that $732 million fine Microsoft was hit with by the EU because Microsoft did not include browser ballot box in Windows 7 SP1? Yeah, well, as it turns out it the EU did not find out about the “error” by mistake. They had help. From Google.
According to a [...]Read More »
Okay, I admit — the title of this post is a bit crud. Describing this program as removing “skin imperfections” is a bit mean to the people who’s photos this program is used on. However, that is the best way I can think to describe Magic Skin Filter. It [...]Read More »
[Windows] Rip Blu-rays and DVDs, and convert videos and audios to other formats with Tipard Blu-ray Converter
dotTech has a review on excellent review on free video and audio converters. We have also written about free programs that can rip Blu-rays and DVDs, such as DVDFab HD Decrypter. However, we have yet to come across a program that rips Blurays, rips DVDs, and converts audios/videos to other [...]Read More »
Microsoft has just been fined 561 million euros (approximately $732 million) for breaking an antitrust agreement made in 2009.
In that agreement, Microsoft complied with the EU’s request to include a “browser ballot box” in every new copy of Windows which allows people to select their default browser for Windows. [...]Read More »
Last week two separate instances of Java zero-day vulnerabilities were reported. One, reported by Security Explorations, was not (is not) being exploited in-the-wild as far as anyone knows. The second one, however, was (is) being exploited in-the-wild to infect users with McRat trojan. Oracle has now issued an update to [...]Read More »
Defragmenting your hard drive(s) is something you should do on a regular basis (unless you have an SSD drive, in which case you shouldn’t). Are you? If not and if you have yet to find a defrag program that you like, Amigabit Disk Defrag wants you to use them. Is [...]Read More »
Unless you have a SSD (solid-state drive), you should regularly defrag your hard drive(s) (once a month, every other month, every six months, whatever you desire as long as you do it). Why? Simply because, as time goes on, the files on your hard drive(s) become more and more fragmented [...]Read More »
With the goal of being a hybrid desktop-mobile operating system, Windows 8 contains many elements that are in smartphones. Windows 8’s Lock screen is one of them. You may already know how to customize the Lock screen with your own background and know to manage notifications in the Lock screen. [...]Read More »
[Windows] EaseUS Todo Backup Home combines with drive-level and file-level backup technology into one program, plus has snapshotting features
dotTech has an excellent review on best free file backup, drive backup (aka imaging), and system backup software for Windows. However, if you have yet to pick a backup program and are willing to spend some money, EaseUS Todo Backup Home wants to win your business. Let’s see if it [...]Read More »
[Windows] Remove toolbars and unwanted or dangerous addons with avast Browser Cleanup, a portable program
Remember that person who had 12 toolbars installed on their computer? Yeah, it happens. Even the best of us sometimes accidentally installed toolbars or other unwanted/dangerous addons in our browsers. To help remove these toolbars and undesirable addons, avast — the makers of dotTech favorite avast Free Antivirus — have [...]Read More »
With Google staunchly refusing to develop any apps for Windows 8, us Windows 8 users are left without much choice but to use the browser version for all of Google’s services. But Google Reader users wait no more. Nextgen Reader is a brilliant app for using Google Reader on Windows [...]Read More »
[Windows] Easily remove unwanted objects, scratches, spots, and other blemishes with SoftOrbits Photo Retoucher
Photographer is an art that not all of us can perfect. As such, sometimes our photos have objects in them that we don’t want in there. Or maybe we have old photos that we scratched up or that have other blemishes. SoftOrbits Photo Retoucher is a program that looks to [...]Read More »
So today I sat down to review XUS PC Lock, a program that adds smartphone-like pattern lock to Windows. XUS PC Lock is a shareaware program that costs $29.95 and I wanted to give dotTechies the option to use a freeware instead if they didn’t want to pay for XUS [...]Read More »
All modern smartphones and tablets have the ability to be locked with something called a pattern lock. A pattern lock is different than the typical username and password because, instead of entering a password to unlock your device, you must create a pattern on your screen. Want to use a [...]Read More »
Do you still have Java installed? Then you probably want to know that yet another zero-day Java vulnerability is found, and unlike the two vulnerabilities discovered earlier this week by Security Explorations, this vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild effectively making it a new zero-day attack aimed at Java users.
According [...]Read More »
DVDs break, so you want to be able to back them up or make multiple copies. Or you want to view your DVD on your computer without having to always put the DVD in. Or you want to view your DVD on your mobile device which doesn’t have a DVD [...]Read More »
Normal anti-virus tell you to delete Trojans. Kaspersky? Not so muchRead More »
Alright, so it doesn’t have the best name in the world: Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner. In fact, I kind of hate the name, but it is a neat concept. The ability to join together video files regardless of format type is extremely helpful. On top of [...]Read More »
Over the past few weeks, dotTech has reviewed multiple data recovery tools and the conclusion in pretty much all of them is the same — go for freeware Testdisk & PhotoRec instead. Today we have yet another data recovery program, iCare Data Recovery. Will this one prevail or must [...]Read More »
For our next Best Free Windows Software article, we plan on writing Best Free Instant Messaging Client for Windows. To do that, we need your help.
Please provide in the comments below the instant messaging clients you feel are worthy to be featured in our article.
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Have you ever wished that there was a quick and simple way to swap the names of two folders or files? This isn’t something that I want to do often, but there been a few times in my life when I found myself trying to swap names between folders, and [...]Read More »
If you thought controlling your to-do list Minority Report-style was awesome, you won’t have to wait much longer for futuristic gestures to take over your computer.
Leap Motion has just announced that their motion controller — which works with Windows and Mac OS X computers — will be available on [...]Read More »
Windows 8 users have been using Internet Explorer 10 since launch, but if you decided to stick with Windows 7 instead of using an OS that is considered “weak, terrible and disappointing,” Microsoft has left you with IE9 — until today.
The company has officially made the latest version of [...]Read More »
dotTech has a review on best free PDF to DOC/RTF converter for Windows plus an article that lists 11 free PDF creators/printers for Windows. So, ideally, you should already have an excellent PDF to DOC/RTF converter plus a PDF printer/creator. However, if you don’t or are in the market for [...]Read More »
There are some things on your computer that, once you delete them, you want them to stay gone for good. Well, as I am sure most of you already know, deleting something from your recycle bin does not really mean it is gone. You have to wipe it completely from [...]Read More »
Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java. Now it is Flash’s turn.
Adobe just announced [...]Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which includes the most recent patch Oracle issues on February 19. [...]Read More »
Just as with digital photos, audio and video files have become an integral part of our everyday lives. However, our audio and video files are not always in a desirable format and we may come across formats that are not supported by all our devices (phone, tablet, etc.). Luckily we [...]Read More »
My laptop is starting to show its age. More importantly, my laptop’s battery is starting to show its age. In truth, my laptop might as well be a desktop, because it doesn’t hold a charge very long. I could go out and buy a new battery, but since I am [...]Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early [...]Read More »
Spending a lot of time working with computers and the internet would mean creating a number of user accounts. Be it the social media, personal email, work email, bank accounts, or accessing web applications, a person has to remember lots of usernames and passwords, the latter of which should be [...]Read More »
We have reviewed quite a few data recovery programs here on dotTech. Between the shareware and freewares we have touched, you probably already have a favorite data recovery tool on hand in case your ever need it. If you don’t, however, RaidLabs File Uneraser is a program that wants to [...]Read More »
[Windows] Lunascape browser offers ability to switch rendering engines on the fly (Webkit, Gecko, and Trident)
Do you like how certain browsers display pages better than others? What if you could use one browser and actually auto assign certain pages to be loaded with different rendering engines from different browsers? Well now you can with Lunascape internet browser.[...]
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