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Fri
21
Sep
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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jul
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'FileMenu Tools 6.3', and 'Favekeeper 0.7.7.1 Beta'

FileMenu Tools 6.3 FileMenu Tools is a free piece of software that allows you to customize the context menu of Windows Explorer. Its main features include: extra utilities to perform special operations on files and folders, custom commands capable ... of running external applications, the ability to copy/move files to a specific folder, and a unique command to delete only certain file types. You can also change the "Send to..." submenu to meet your special needs or preferences. http://www.lopesoft.com Favekeeper 0.7.7.1 Beta Favekeeper is a software add-on that makes it easy to ... (view more)

Mon
19
Mar
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Ashampoo Photo Commander 9 Review

Special Note: At the end of this article, we're offering an incredible 76% discount on Photo Commander 9. IMPORTANT: Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, please enjoy our ... review, below. If you're like most computer users today, you have hundreds, or thousands, or even tens of thousands of digital images stored on your computer. All your photos are important to you, and so you can't or won't delete them. But there are just too many for you to page through as often as you like. Finding Photos on a PC are like Needles in a ... (view more)

Mon
12
Mar
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High-Profile Hackers Hit By Malware

Members of the hacking group Anonymous have apparently been duped into installing malware on their own machines. The malicious software was disguised as an update to one of the main tools used by the group. Anonymous has little or no formal ... structure; it's often described as an idea rather than an organization. Members generally take action as a form of protest rather than in pursuit of financial gain, portraying most of their victims as opponents of Internet freedoms. The most common tactic used by Anonymous is the distributed denial of service attack. This involves using a network of ... (view more)

Mon
21
Mar
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'Gmail Manager 0.6.4.1', and 'ATI Tray Tools 1.7.9.1551 Beta'

Gmail Manager 0.6.4.1 Gmail Manager is a Mozilla Firefox extension which allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications without having to login manually and check for messages. It displays account details including ... unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets. http://www.longfocus.com ATI Tray Tools 1.7.9.1551 Beta ATI Tray Tools is a full-featured Radeon graphics card tweaker that can be found in the Windows tray. This very small download is quite handy and allows instant access to options and settings ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jun
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'Download Google Books', and 'Dual Monitor Tools'

Download Google Books Google Books offers a vast library of books and magazines. Some books and magazines are provided as full digital copies that can be read online while others are only available as previews or summaries. Download options are not ... provided on Google Books which leaves users with no other choice than to read the books and magazines online or use a third party tool to download them. http://userscripts.org Dual Monitor Tools Dual Monitor Tools is a software package for Windows users with dual or multiple monitor setups. All the tools are open source and free, and each tools is ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jun
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'Five Best Computer Diagnostic Tools', and 'Ram Map'

Five Best Computer Diagnostic Tools Computers are easier to use and more dependable with each new generation of hardware and operating system update, but that doesn't mean they're problem-free. Here's a look at the five most popular tools for ... troubleshooting your computer problems. http://lifehacker.com Ram Map Ram Map graphs exactly how Windows is assigning physical memory, how much file data is cached in RAM, and how much RAM is used by the kernel and device drivers. A great tool for keeping tabs on how your system is performing. http://technet.microsoft.com Today's fresh software picks ... (view more)

Fri
12
Feb
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MS to Crack Down on Pirated Win7 with Toolkit Release

Microsoft is releasing a set of tools aimed at detecting and undoing attempts to bypass Windows 7 anti-piracy checks. It's mostly meant for corporate networks, but the release is also intended as a security warning. The toolset is an update for ... Windows Activation Technologies, one of the systems which checks that a copy of Windows 7 is legitimate. The update will search for and eliminate 70 known tactics for attempting to bypass these checks. (Source: windowsteamblog.com ) Microsoft Touts Antipiracy Tools Obviously, anyone who is knowingly using a pirated copy of Windows 7 is not going to ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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'Rizone Power Tools', and 'Defrag Drives'

Rizone Power Tools Rizone's Power Tools update has been released and now includes Repair Tools, Registry Backup and Optimization. The tools now only use 1% processing power when idle and Rizone has optimized the Recycle Bin Monitoring code. ... http://www.rizontech.com Defrag Drives If you need to defragment multiple hard drives or partitions try DefragDrives, an alternative to the standard Windows interface. And it works a whole lot better than the standard Windows interface, allowing options Microsoft didn't think to include. English documentation included in link below (further down the page ... (view more)

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