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In another article I introduced you the Refresh and Reset features in Windows 8. These features are very helpful of your Windows 8 tablet or PC ever malfunctions, either crashing or displaying errors. (Refresh is the one that restores settings to default and deletes all non-Windows Store apps but does [...]Read More »
Where here has read Greek mythology? I have, unfortunately (fortunately?). If you have read, or know about, Greek mythology, then you know what Mount Olympus is. If you don’t, then I’ll give you a quick crash course — Mount Olympus is the home of the twelve Greek gods in Greek [...]Read More »
The other day I took someone to GameStop to preorder Call of Duty: Black Ops II. That particular day just happened to be the day before (of?) the midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. As we walked up, two guys were sitting outside the store while [...]Read More »
Nokia previously claimed it does maps and navigation better than Apple (and Google). Now Nokia wants to proof it to you via its official Nokia HERE Maps for iOS.
Nokia has released its much-anticipated HERE Maps for iOS on the App Store today, as a free download. According to BGR[...]Read More »
Would you want Apple apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band and iWork suite on your Android advice? I know I wouldn’t mind would probably even pay for apps, assuming they are quality.
One malicious “developer” clearly thinks the same and decided to take advantage of the unsuspecting by releasing fake [...]Read More »
A new study by researchers from Boston’s Northeastern University and the French Eurécom claims that uploaders of pirated content (aka copyrighted content) to cyberlockers (or file sharing sites — like MegaUpload) aren’t doing it for the money. This is in contrast to what the MPAA claimed last year, saying that [...]Read More »
See the chart above? It is the result of data gathered by a Nielsen survey (USA survey). See the top five items? Four out of the five are Apple products Yes, you heard that right. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iPad Mini are four out of the five top [...]Read More »
Apple’s most recent release of OS X, Mountain Lion, brought with it many of the features we are used to seeing on iOS — simple apps like Notes and Reminders, and significant features like Notification Center. According to 9to5Mac, early builds of OS X 10.9 (the next major release [...]Read More »
If you’re looking for one of the best system cleaning, scanning and optimizing products on the market, you can’t go wrong with System Optimize Expert. This program is extremely powerful and easy to use. The program is free (kind of) and can help relieve you of a sluggish PC.[...]Read More »
Bloons TD 4 is an extremely popular web-based game that was recently ported to Android. It is a tower defense game and follows typical tower defense gameplay. This game will be a big hit for those who are familiar with and enjoy playing the tower defense genre.[...]
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[iPhone] PocketLife Calendar provides fully customizable calendars with support for Outlook, iCal, Gmail, and iCloud
PocketLife Calendar is an iPhone app developed by OvalKey. It aims to improve on Apple’s native Calendar app by providing an interface that is more aesthetically pleasing and a more robust line of services.
What is it and what does it do
PocketLife Calendar offers basic calendar features, [...]Read More »
There are a lot of programs out there that can split files into smaller, more manageable pieces. However, one of the easiest ones I have used in a long time is inSplitter Files. This program can easily split big files and allows you to rejoin them without having to [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to speed up boot time — by disabling unnecessary startup programs, apps, and services
Startup speed in Windows is always a concern for many users. Step by step, each newer version of Windows has improved in this arena. According to a test by PGMag, Windows 8′s startup speed is over two times faster than Windows 7. This is a good improvement, yes, but it [...]Read More »
It is has been a while since dotTech posted about a freebie. We have sort of drifted away from freebies and more towards reviews and news. However, this opportunity was too good to pass-up — free WinX DVD Ripper Platinum!
As Digiarty Software does every year, they are celebrating Thanksgiving [...]Read More »
Yesterday we had a comic on the smartphone generation. Continuing with the smartphone-bashing theme, today’s comic provides a helpful how-to for preventing people from using their smartphones during dinner. Indeed, if you have the problem of texting, Facebooking, tweeting, etc. while at the dinner table or a family function, then [...]Read More »
If you somehow fell down Niagara Falls (167 ft [51 m] height), do you think you would survive? Eh, if you are lucky. Maybe. If you somehow fell down Dragon Falls (3,200 ft [975 m] height), do you think you would survive? I’ll be frank with you — no.[...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out and it comes with one new big feature: Facebook Messenger. Yes, you read it right — Facebook Messenger is now integrated as a native application in Firefox… no add-on required to use it! However, it can be a bit confusing as to how to turn on [...]Read More »
How long do you think companies work on products before releasing them? A month? Two months? Six months? A year? Two years? It actually depends on what company and what product you are talking about. In the case of Microsoft and Windows 8, we know the company was working on [...]Read More »
[Windows] Emsisoft Emergency Kit has four tools to help you take control of your PC after malware infection
Do you like programs that don’t hold your hand while you use them? If so, Emsisoft Emergency Kit is for you. This is a powerful cleaning program that can help you remove even the toughest-to-remove threats from your computer. That being said, this is not a program that should be [...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out, brings new security feature to protect against outdated add-ons and Facebook integration
Mozilla continues to chug along the Firefox road with the release of Firefox 17. (Now I’m so used to writing this same line every few weeks, I cannot even think of something clever to say.)
As is typical of Firefox releases, most of the major changes/modifications are under-the-hood changes and [...]Read More »
[Windows] Broken mouse? Can’t properly double-click? ClickAid provides on-screen mouse assistance for people who have trouble using a traditional mouse
Have you ever had trouble getting your mouse to doubleyclick? What about holding certain buttons down while using your mouse at the same time? Alright, so these are not problems that everyone suffers from, but the ones that do now have a new best friend, and it’s called ClickAid.[...]Read More »
Enjoy your Amazon 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD? I bet you will enjoy it more once it is rooted. This guide will show you how to root it!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including [...]Read More »
Sticky Notes with Alarms and Sharing, a free iPhone app developed by TapFactory, just released it’s latest update today. Version 4.0 of Sticky Notes is redesigned to better provide sticky notes and reminders for users.
What is it and what does it do
Sticky Notes with Alarms [...]Read More »
Via our Comic section, dotTech has already shared some commentary on our technology (specifically, phones) obsessed generation. Here is some more of the same.
How many dotTechies out there cannot believe how “fast” or “impatient” today’s generation is? Be it due to the internet or readily available technology (such as [...]Read More »
Ever had a meal while 25,000 feet (7,620 m) in the air? No, no — not on an airplane but rather in the open sky with simply a table and two chairs to accompany you (and your food, of course)? Yeah, you probably haven’t; none of us have, simply because [...]Read More »
As you already known, Windows 8 brings a ton of new features. One of them is the Lock Screen — much like what is found on mobile devices. Just like Windows Phone, Lock screen in Windows 8 is filled with a photo, a clock, and app notifications. However, while such [...]Read More »
Backdoor.Makadoc — a trojan that has been floating in the wild for a while now, attacking Windows, and has recently been updated to target Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 — is a clever piece of malware. What makes this malware clever, you ask? Simply the way it goes about [...]Read More »
Some companies, and individuals, find and disclose vulnerabilities — may those be on websites, operating systems, programs, whatever — for the betterment of society. Others do it for a “finder’s fee”. VUPEN does it so they can sell the secrets to whomever wants them.
VUPEN is a security research firm [...]Read More »
Have some time to kill? The Useless Web is more than happy to oblige.
The Useless Web has put together a list of websites that it declares to be the most “useless website(s)” on the web. It then offers you the ability to visit one of these random useless websites [...]Read More »
Have you ever wanted to convert a website into a PDF file? Well, there are programs out there that can do that, but unfortunately they don’t always work so great. Sometimes part of the website will be cut off, and it seems like you are left with very little control. [...]Read More »
One of the big changes to Windows since Windows XP is the Aero interface, which not graphically enhances the look of Windows by making windows glassy and transparent but also adds functionality such as Aero Shake, Aero Snap, and Aero Peek. (Aero Shake allows you to shake a window to [...]Read More »
There are a ton of programs out there that can display your computer information in real-time right on your desktop. So the fact that Desktop Info can do this too is not very noticeable. That being said, this program tries to stand out among the others by “blending” in with [...]Read More »
Qello is a unique app that will give access to tons of concert footage from your favorite band. This app is perfect for those who prefer watching a real concert as opposed to listening to studio recordings.
What is it and what does it do
Qello’s main functionality [...]Read More »
Cue is an iPhone app developed by Greplin, Inc. that aims to make your cluttered schedule look less daunting. The secret? Intuitively linking certain related events together by accessing your various accounts.
What is it and what does it do
Cue allows you to sync multiple calendars, [...]Read More »