35 cool and fun things to try with your PC
Spreadsheets, word processing and databases. Limiting a modern PC to running these bread and butter tasks is like buying a Ferrari and driving it to the corner shop. The question is, with a fast processor, a quick internet connection and a little imagination, what can a PC really do? We've asked our writers to kick back and let their imaginations run riot. Security expert Jon Thompson inevitably got involved with spying and subterfuge, uber geek Mike Williams remote controlled his home PC with Twitter and joker Jamie Middleton decided to change the world. So read on and spare a thought for those PCs condemned to a life of office work. 1. There are quite a few sites, plug-ins and apps that allow you to download videos from YouTube in Flash Video format. It works like this. 2. Many films from the golden age of cinema have fallen out of copyright. One such archive is www.publicdomaintorrents.com, which provides content as torrents. 3. 4. 5. To do so, load a video and press [Ctrl]+[R]. 6. 7.
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