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Earlier this week Locutus posted about Belvedere, a program that automatically sorts files and folders for users. DropIt is a similar tool, except it works a bit differently:
DropIt is a tiny, flexible, hard-working tool to automate sorting and filing data-files and folders.
DropIt is a file manager that operates [...]Read More »
Do you want to save money on iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad apps? Do you need an easy way to monitor app prices and find free (or cheap) apps? BargainBin has you covered. This free piece allows you to view free and bargain apps without have to get into the Apple app store [...]Read More »
“Unlimited” data plans are a thing of past. For both prepaid and post-paid, most everyone is now on a data plan with a quota (hard cap quota, such as AT&T’s 2 GB a month with overage charges, or soft cap such as T-Mobile’s 2 GB a month but no overage [...]Read More »
Get CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 for free (when it is released) by participating in the CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 Beta program
Looking for a professional-grade photo manipulation software? This may be your chance to get one, without having to pay a cent. Recently CyberLink released the Beta version of their PhotoDirector software: PhotoDirector 2011 Beta. As a way to encourage people to participate in the Beta program (so bugs can be [...]Read More »
Do you use CleanMem? (If not, you really should.) Yes? Well, then, you will be glad to hear CleanMem has been updated to v1.6.0 and now comes with an extra goodie – CleanMem Mini Monitor.
CleanMem Mini Monitor is a very simple addon to CleanMem; it allows users to
My oh my. Dropbox has been in the news recently for privacy/security concerns. It appears I may have stumbled upon another security flaw.
All Dropbox accounts have a Photos and Public folder. Files in the Photos and Public folder can be shared with others. According to Dropbox, no files outside [...]Read More »
Originally written on June 2, 2011. Updated on June 2, 2011 to include SugarSync.
With more and more people using their smartphones for more work than play, it is becoming increasingly important to have access to files across all platforms. In other words, many people desire a way to easily [...]Read More »
A few weeks back, I was surfing the web and came across a website. I no longer remember the specific details of what that website was, but I remember there was a slider on the website. To work that slider I continually tried to slide it by using a touch [...]Read More »
Tired of getting e-mails about Android apps? Now you can control what articles you are e-mailed about
As I am sure many of you noticed, dotTech has had a flurry of Android articles lately. I know many e-mail subscribers may not have Android phones and may not be interested in Android articles; I understand that some of you may be sick of being “spammed” with e-mails you [...]Read More »
USA Only: Do you often send international SMS/text messages? Switch to Simple Mobile to get free unlimited international text-messaging (and potentially save money on your voice/data plans too).
$0.20-$0.25 per text message. 20-25 bloody cents per bloody text message. I realize it costs carriers more to deliver a text message internationally than it does domestically, but not enough to charge 20-25 cents per message. 20-25 cents per message is simply opportunistic. On top of that, the big 4 [...]Read More »
When Android first came out, users were dumbfounded how they is no “exit” button to close apps. Google, of course, responded with some technical jargon how Android intelligently manages apps, blah, blah, blah, how there is no need to “exit” apps, blah, blah, and some more blah; but users still [...]Read More »
Having trouble keeping track of the zillion things going on in your life, but can’t seem to find an easy-to-use, down-to-earth task management tool to help you out? Wunderlist may be what you are looking for.
Wunderlist is an easy-to-use task management tool by 6wunderkinder, a small start-up based out [...]Read More »
Wise Disk Cleaner Pro is “junk file cleaner”:
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Wise Disk Cleaner Pro is a quick and safe junk file cleaner. With the advanced scan engine, it safely and quickly locates junk files in your system. By deleting temporary and junk files, it increases available disk space and improves system performance.
One of the many uses of a smartphone is the ability to get the latest news/articles from your favorite websites on the go. No longer must you sit at your computer with your morning coffee to catchup on what you might have missed while you wasted your life sleeping. However, [...]Read More »
Recently I posted about WinX DVD Ripper. WinX DVD Ripper is a useful software because it bypasses DRM protection and region locks to allow you to rip your DVDs to different video formats (such as AVI, WMV, etc.). Now I would like to tell you about another DVD ripping program [...]Read More »
One of the best features on my Samsung Galaxy S was that it supported most, if not all, video codecs and could play almost any type of video. My Nexus S, on the other hand, does not have this extensive codec support; and I am sure many other Android phones [...]Read More »
You (probably) have a firewall on your PC, but you don’t think you need a firewall for your phone. I will give you two reasons why you may want to reconsider:
- Every app and its grandmother wants to be able to access the Internet nowadays (typically for ads, but sometimes
It’s something everybody does, and it’s something everybody gets annoyed by: lost or broken DVDs. However, there are pieces of software written to back up DVDs so this doesn’t matter, such as Digiarty’s WinX DVD Copy Pro:
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WinX DVD Copy Pro is designed to bring you all-new DVD
Lets be honest here: who does not instant message (IM) nowadays? Heck, I walked into the advising office at my university and the front desk secretary was IMing my adviser to see if she was available. So most of us, if not all of us, IM. The problem is the [...]Read More »
Is your Downloads folder a mess? Do you wish your documents would move themselves from your desktop to, you know, Your Documents? Adam Pash, who writes for software and life hack blog Lifehacker, had exactly this problem–and decidede to fix it.
Meet Belvedere, your new servant
Belvedere is your new [...]Read More »
Originally posted May 28, 2011. Updated May 29, 2011 to include AntTek App Manager. Updated on June 7, 2011 to clarify a point about Gemini App Manager.
You have a zillion apps installed on your shiny Android; but now you need a way to manage them. You need the ability [...]Read More »
More and more we are seeing companies releasing software “packs” – basically a one-size-fits all installer for multiple programs. Google is one of those companies – in the form of the Google Pack – and could be credited with actually making this wave popular (no pun intended). Google Pack includes [...]Read More »
All Android handsets come with an image viewer, typically the stock image gallery app provided by Google. The problem is many times these image viewers are slow and buggy. For example, on my Nexus S the stock image gallery takes a noticeable amount of time to search for new image [...]Read More »
dotTech is teaming up with Softland to bring everyone Backup4All Lite for free!
The following is a quick description of Backup4All Lite as per the developer:
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Backup4all Lite edition implements the basic functionalities of a backup application, thus more suitable for home users that don’t need the
Have you ever had a problem of not being able to open a file? Try as you must, but you just cannot find a program to open it. Or, maybe you have multiple different programs downloaded to open different types of files. Free Opener, a freeware tool, may be able [...]Read More »
I am sure everyone has read my list of top 6 free security software. Well today I am here to tell you of a program that you can use to supplement your protection software to enhance digital security. Meet WinPatrol:
WinPatrol is a very lightweight security app that does all [...]Read More »
Having a clipboard manager on your Windows PC is very handy because it makes it easy and convenient to retrieve previously copied content. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do the same on your phone? Sure, for most people clipboard management may not be as useful on an [...]Read More »
One popular form of attack used by malware is disabling Window’s components such as the Command Prompt, System Restore, and Task Manager. Re-enable is a simple portable tool that allows users to easily re-enable Windows’ RegEdit, Command Prompt, Task Manager, Run, Folder Options, and System Restore:
Using Re-enable cannot get [...]Read More »
Part of the smartphone experience is to be able to do anything (well, almost anything) on your device. This means being able to view/read office documents. While there are some phones that come with an office document viewer (such as Samsung devices), other phones do not. Even for phones that [...]Read More »
There are a variety of free office suites out there – both online and as software. These freebies usually fall in one of these three categories:
- Free shareware software as a giveaway
- Open source software
The software dotTechie “Amnesia” (thx Amnesia!) brings to us today is shareware-gone-freeware. In other [...]Read More »
What is the point of having a smartphone if it cannot read your super-duper-important PDF documents? In this article we take a look at all the free PDF readers/viewers available on Android Market and recommend the PDF reader/viewer we feel is the best of the lot. But be warned: You [...]Read More »
Facing the my-new-billion-dollar-iPhone-4-has-a-design-flaw problem? Duct tape may solve your problem.
If you own an iPhone 4 you probably are already aware of the must talked about iPhone 4 design flaw. Well now Consumer Reports, a nonprofit authoritative source on everything consumer, has confirmed there is indeed an iPhone 4 design flaw. Until Apple decides to man-up to their problem instead [...]Read More »
For some time, I have found it annoying to have to open Outlook Express to read my e-mail. Similarly, the consultation of the messages from my free AOL-mailboxes could also be described as tedious. To make maters worse, my ISP has a laborious procedure imposed by my provider for consulting [...]Read More »