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8 Apps to Save and Back Up Texts on Android If you're reading this, chances are you spend a lot of time texting. Like, a ridiculous amount of time. Some might say too much time, but we wouldn't know anything about that — this is a judgment free zone. The point is, texting is a huge part of our daily lives. We use texting to make memories, share secrets, send complex late-night film ideas. So why are you erasing all of them? If you're looking to back up and save the texts on your Android, look no further than this gallery. Know of any other good apps for backing up SMS and MMS? Mashable composite.

10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (and How to Make Them Better) f.lux: software to make your life better Top 10 Underhyped Windows Apps I have a few Metro Apps that I can recommend. As a Desktop Explorer alternative, I can recommend My Explorer for simple browsing and Metro Commander for moving files from A to B, or C:\ to D:\. If you use Dropbox, then you also might want to install the official Dropbox App. For your YouTube needs, there is YouTube Player or, if you need a few additional features, YouTube RT. Aside from that, Win8/RT already comes with a lot of good Apps. What I can NOT recommend, tho, is Skype, as the Desktop version still works much better and does not screw up when you use Steam in OpenMic mode, the default Music app stand-alone as the Playlist manager is horrible (but the player itself is fine otherwise) and any App that lets you throw a more Metro-styled tile for your Desktop programs on the Start screen (OblyTile works better and is free)

The Assumptions You Make About Your Slow PC (and Why They're Probably Wrong) Definitely agree with Atnevon and omnichad here. I do a lot of pc repair for friends, family, and their extended whatevers. I've worked as direct computer repair before and as Tier 2 technical support for HP laptops. Warning: Incoming text well. None of these are really myths. Myth #1: Almost half of the time, in my experience, it IS malware of some kind; be it actual virus or scareware. Myth #2: People are usually pretty cheap and buy systems with RAM I wouldn't suggest for the OS: WinXP with 512 KB of ram or Vista/Win7 with 1 GB. Myth #3: This has some effect on computer speed but it is by far the lowest impact. Myth #4: A system reinstall is often a good idea though it isn't required. Myth #5: MSConfig falls right into this list and it is a pretty strong way to remove things from automatically starting up. Some programs even make their own services and those can be removed but it's generally a bad idea to mess with services. Also under Myth #5 would be Disk Cleanup.

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. Yoga StudioYoga Studio reminds us of the “Surprise Me” feature on the TED app. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.

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