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Are you a social networking hound? Can’t stay away from Facebook? Seeing as the Internet browser is probably the most used application on your computer, if you are a socialite, wouldn’t it make sense to have a browser that feeds your social networking needs? You know, a browser like RockMelt[...]Read More »
Chances are if you are using a BlackBerry you are more interested in its get-work-done nature than BlackBerry App World. Nonetheless, as a “thank you” for sticking with BlackBerry, RIM is giving all BB users 13 apps paid apps for free:
- DriveSafe.ly Pro
- Bubble Bash 2
- Shazam Encore
IObit, a company who’s many products have been discussed on dotTech in the past (Advanced SystemCare Pro [freebie], Internet Security 360 [scandal], Game Booster, IObit Advanced Uninstaller), has released IObit Toolbox, a program that can best be described as being the portable version of Advanced SystemCare.
IObit Toolbox is a [...]Read More »
Another day, another free app from Amazon Appstore. This time the free app of the day is Disney’s hit game Where’s My Water?:
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All poor Swampy the Alligator wants to do is take a refreshing shower in his lair beneath the city. Is that so wrong? Unfortunately, his water
In the past week or so SpeedyFox has been featured in articles by many popular and respected tech websites which I read (occasionally). Until now I just gave it a short glance and passed over it. I say “until now” because I finally decided to give it a go; and [...]Read More »
Remember those Atari games back in the good ole days? Well you can relive the past by playing said games on your Android device thanks to a cleverly named app Atari’s Greatest Hits.
Atari’s Greatest Hits offers users the ability to download and play 100 classic Atari games on [...]Read More »
When you install Google Chrome you are giving the option to select between Google, Yahoo, and Bing as your default search engine. On Firefox… not so much. For the past three years (longer?) Google has been the default search engine on Firefox. Of course users are allowed to manually switch [...]Read More »
Note: This promotion was originally posted about in July 2011 as a dotTech Promo. That particular promotion has ended but a new promotion of the same software is now available. Sorry to those that get double e-mail/RSS/Twitter/Facebook/Google+ notifications!
The following is a quick description of novaPDF Lite, as [...]Read More »
Note: This promotion was originally posted about in December 2010. That particular promotion has ended but a new promotion of the same software is now available. Sorry to those that get double e-mail/RSS/Twitter/Facebook/Google+ notifications!
The following is a description of Abelssoft FileWing Pro, as per the developer:[...]Read More »
Tip: Condition your new cell phone’s battery to make it last longer (but be sure to condition it properly)
We all like getting new phones, right? In all the excitement of a new cell phone, many consumers forget about the battery. After all, the battery is just the thing you throw into the cell phone to make it work – why must we worry about it instead of playing [...]Read More »
Want to truly personalize your computer? Then you need to edit the OEM information of your computer. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer — companies like Dell, HP, Gateway, Acer, Asus, Samsung, etc.) information is the stuff shown when you open System from Control Panel — things like [...]Read More »
Quickly and easily find and compare file checksums (MD5, SHA-1, and more) with Marxio File Checksum Verifier
As technology progresses, it seems that we are continually downloading larger and larger files. The problem with download large files is that sometimes the file may get corrupt while downloading. Also, with the increase in file hosting websites, people are constantly uploading and mirroring popular files to download. The problem [...]Read More »
The following is a description of O&O DriveLED 4 Professional Edition, as per the developer:
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No other single part of the modern computer system is more susceptible to malfunction than the hard disk. In fact, such a malfunction can come without warning and often strikes while the
Tip: Don’t like the latest Firefox releases? Mozilla is still supporting Firefox 3.6 — download it now
Some people have voiced reservations about Firefox’s latest releases — reservations regarding issues like bloated-ness, crashes, and overly fast releases. I myself find since Firefox 4, Firefox has been crashing a lot although stability has seemingly improved since Firefox 8. If you are one of those people that would prefer [...]Read More »
The title says it all. A man won a $380,000 Lamborghini – at what appears to be a raffle at some football game – and then crashed it six hours later:
Clearly he can’t drive stick. On the bright side, I’m sure his wife appreciates the sentiment although she may [...]Read More »
The following is a description of mirabyte FrontFace, as per the developer:
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FrontFace is a new, innovative user interface (UI) extension for the Microsoft Windows operating system. While Windows was made for the traditional Desktop PC, new device types such as Netbooks, Tablet PCs or All-in-One Home
Think you (or someone you know) have weak passwords? Then you (or the person you know) need to read dotTech’s advice on how to have strong passwords. Still unsure about your (or someone else’s) passwords? Then give Password Security Scanner a try.
What Is Password Security Scanner
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Missed out on Office app promotions from Amazon Appstore? No need to worry. Here is another chance to get full-fledged Office app for free. This time it is Smart Office Plus and this time it is from GetJar Gold so there are no silly geographic restrictions.
The following [...]Read More »
What is that and where’d the taskbar go? That’s Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Netbook Edition, a free operating system designed for small-screen netbooks. Why’d anyone ever want it? Let’s find out!
That’s the “home screen”. Basically, it’s the single place that all of your applications and sites go-and the section shown [...]Read More »
In what can be considered another indirect blow to Android, today a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled Motorola Mobility has violated a Microsoft patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,370,566) that deals with “generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device”.
While the patent in question definitely appears to [...]Read More »
If you follow the mobile industry in the USA in even the slightest, chances are you heard about how AT&T signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA’s parent company, to purchase T-Mobile USA. Since that deal was announced there was an uproar from pretty much everyone except AT&T and [...]Read More »
With the recent rapid releases of Firefox, there may be a desire to test the latest release of FF before upgrading to ensure add-on compatibility, etc. There are many ways to go about testing the latest release of Firefox including using portable versions of FF or installing on a virtual [...]Read More »
Note: This freebie was originally posted about back in December of 2010. That specific offer has since expired but the same freebie is now available from a different source. Therefore I have republished this post to let everyone know about it, in case you missed it last time around. Sorry [...]Read More »
Remember that legal battle over patents Apple has with, um, everyone? Yeah, well, Apple 1, HTC 0.
Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission passed final judgement on the matter of Apple’s complaint that HTC devices were violating Apple patents. The ITC ruled HTC did indeed violate Apple’s ’647 patent — [...]Read More »
You know what is one of the most annoying things ever? Someone (or something) changing the icon configuration on my desktop. It drives me nuts; I have the icons in a certain config for a reason and when someone/something changes it…arrrrg! This change-of-icon-configuration can happen if someone other then myself [...]Read More »
There are many online malware scanners that use multiple antivirus engines to scan files. However, as shown in dotTech’s analysis of Avira vs avast! vs AVG vs Microsoft Security Essentials, antivirus software don’t detect unknown malware (i.e. zero-day threats — retrospective detection rates) as well as they detect known malware. [...]Read More »
Does it feel like you just updated to Firefox 8? That is because you literally did just update to Firefox 8. But hey, Mozilla has a rapid release cycle schedule to meet. Who cares if these rapid updates are bloody annoying. Here comes Firefox 9.
Firefox 9 doesn’t contain [...]Read More »
The following is a list of Outpost Security Suite Pro features, as per the developer:
- Anti-Malware module (Anti-Virus + Anti-Spyware) with greater detection accuracy
- Two-way firewall for secure network connections
- Proactive Protection module to preemptively block unknown and zero-day threats
- SmartDecision technology to facilitate secure decision-making
- Web control
There are many, many programs out there that serve the purpose of analyzing your hard drive usage (such as O&O DiskStat which was recently just posted about on dotTech). So, for a analyze-hard-drive program to stand out, it needs to be able to do something *special*. Disk Space Fan is [...]Read More »
Update: WinOptimizer 8 is now available as a freebie! Go get it now.
The following is a description of WinOptimizer 7, as per the developer:
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What does this program do?
Just as dirt and trash accumulate in buildings and factories in the course of time, unnecessary data
Ever working on a project and wished you could place two windows side by side to make it easier for you to do whatever you were doing? I know I have. Well, you know as they – be careful what you wish for… you might just get it!
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Microsoft Security Essentials vs Avira vs avast! vs AVG: Best free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows [3rd Edition]
Without a doubt one of the most popular questions I am asked is “which security software should I use for my computer?” Often times the person asking me the question is looking for a free security solution as opposed to a paid one. To address this question, I have already [...]Read More »
Ever crash your computer? If you say “no” you are a liar. Ever crash your computer and then it refuses to load into Windows? One of the most common causes of computer crashes is a new software change you made. One of the easiest ways to undo crash-causing software changes [...]Read More »
The following is a description of Paragon Disk Wiper, as per the developer:
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Disk Wiper 10 Personal allows you to:
- Completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.
- Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data easily and quickly, so as it cannot be
You may have heard Google is rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices over the next month. If you are impatient and don’t want to or cannot wait for ICS to hit your Nexus S, there is way to manually update/install Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x) right [...]Read More »