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Windows/Mac/Linux: If you just saw an awesome movie in the theaters and want it on your computer as soon as possible, free app CouchPotato will look for it on Usenet and automatically download it as soon as a copy is available online. So you've gotten started with Usenet , and maybe you've even turned your computer into an internet PVR with Sick Beard .
Sync Outlook between two computers With CodeTwo Outlook Sync, you can sync all Outlook data between two computers in a local network with just a few clicks. Owing to this, your home desktop and business laptop can always stay up-to-date, so nothing ever escapes your notice.
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What are virtual desktops? Virtual desktops are supplemental work spaces for windows and icons in Windows. You can switch virtual desktops at a keystroke or with your mouse. Learn more...
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Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails [ Update 02/May/2011: New version of the thumbnail fix which hopefully fixes PDF thumbnails appearing for the wrong files. Note the instructions about clearing your thumbnail cache.] [ Update 10/Feb/2011: Just a note to say that, yes, the fix works with Adobe Reader X .] [ Update 02/May/2010: Added a note that the preview handler fix may still need to be run once, even after installing Adobe Reader 9.3.2, on machines which were upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Thanks to Jonathan Van Dusen for the heads up.] [ Update 28/Apr/2010: Page and tools updated for Adobe Reader 9.3.2 and Office 2010 RTM. Summary here .
Your contacts are often scattered across multiple email accounts and social sites. Here's how to seamlessly combine them all by using Google Contacts as your unified address book. Republished with permission from Digital Inspiration . Let's say, for instance, you've switched to Gmail but some of your contacts may still be stored in the old address books of Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail.
BitTorrent's been around for a whopping ten years, but it continues to evolve and remains one of the best file-sharing tools available. If you really want to make your downloads soar—and keep Big Brother out of your business—this guide's for you. Title image by Ben Krebs .
We’ve already shown you how to create shortcuts to create new Google Docs easily , but what if you want total Windows integration? Here’s how to add them to the Windows Explorer “New” menu for easier access. This should work for all versions of Windows, and you can modify it to work with Google Apps for your Domain as well.
Windows: Windows desktop customization tool Omnimo takes the look and feel of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 user interface and brings it to any Windows desktop in an attractive and functional form that's fresh, useful, and full of eye candy. (Click most of the images in this post for a closer look.) When you're done setting it up, the Omnimo customization will add Windows Phone 7-style widgets to your desktop that'll give you quick access to weather, calendars, your favorite programs, your unread email, notes, system monitoring (like CPU, hard drive, and RAM use), Wi-Fi signal strength, and oh-so-much-more. Best of all, everything's easily customizable via drag and drop once you make it through the setup, so you can make it look however you want. Here's a quick sampling of various setups straight from the Omnimo homepage: Note: Omnimo should work on any Windows system, XP through Windows 7.
We're platform agnostic at Lifehacker, which is why we love dual- and triple-booting our computers. Unfortunately sharing data between operating systems can be a huge headache. Here's how to stay organized by keeping it all in one place. There's nothing more annoying than booting into OS X only to realize you need access to some files on your un-readable Linux partition; or Windows; or any combination thereof. The more operating systems we put on one computer, the more our data can get scattered around different partitions that we can't read or write from other OSes. With the right drivers and a bit of organization, though, you can keep all your data in one central location, and read and write that data from any OS under the sun.
Once you've used the hand-helping, time-saving, two-finger scrolling and three-finger gestures on a MacBook, a standard Windows trackpad can feel kind of, well, dead. Here's how to get total finger control with a tiny app, or go further with a driver swap. Photo by Kai Hendry . Let's put this out there right away: This won't give you the Mac's pinch-to-zoom or rotation powers, but it will give you nearly everything else. Also, I tested this out on just one laptop, a ThinkPad T61p, and the more complex version of this trick relies on unofficial—some might even say hacked—drivers for Synaptics touchpads. Most every non-Mac laptop ships with a Synaptics touchpad, and various bloggers and forum users with different laptop builds have reported it working.
AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys).