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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
- View RAM usage
- Run CleanMem with a click of a button
- Easily access Windows Task Scheduler to modify CleanMem auto-run settings
CleanMem Mini Monitor has two basic components to it – a widget, and a system tray icon:
- The widget monitors the status of your RAM and how many processes you have running, as you can see in the screenshot, and provides you with a button which, once clicked, runs CleanMem.
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.…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 share files between their PC and their smartphone without a) having to be in close vicinity of their PC and b) without having to be connected with a wired.…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 gesture (swiping left) with my mouse even though I was on a traditional non-touch Windows 7 PC.…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 are not interested in.…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.…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 were not satisfied.…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 of Berlin, Germany:
Wunderlist is extremely easy-to-use because it is very simple – there aren’t too many features for users to have to deal with.…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.…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 that is a little bit different.…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 don’t either.…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 for other things like syncing).
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 backup experience.
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.…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.…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.…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).…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 files; and often times it bugs out and cannot even find them.…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 advanced backup features Standard or Professional have.
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.…Read More »
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 of the following:
- Detect and Review New Auto-Startup Programs.
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 Android phone as it is on a PC; but there are users out that there would appreciate having a clipboard manager.…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 any easier.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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 my messages when I’m abroad.…Read More »
I am sure most of you have seen the videos that I have begun to incorporate in some of my reviews; for those videos I used a video capture tool called Debut. For the longest time Debut has been my favorite video capture tool – it is simple to use and gets the job done.…Read More »
Once I was walking to class at my university and I noticed a sign on the sidewalk had a QR code on it. Naturally I was astonished, never before seeing QR codes outside of the Android ecosystem, but now that I think back on it I find myself feeling sheepish.…Read More »
Not many will argue with me when I say Photoshop is one of the best image editors created to date. At the same time, Photoshop is probably one of the best expensive image editors created to date also. So what are your options if you can’t afford Photoshop?…Read More »
Sonic PDF Creator is the following:
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