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Top 10 Underhyped Windows Apps

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) Related:  Cool Programs and AppsMore More More MoreWindows

f.lux: software to make your life better Home Network Security This section provides a basic introduction to the technologies that underlie the Internet. It was written with the novice end-user in mind and is not intended to be a comprehensive survey of all Internet-based technologies. Subsections provide a short overview of each topic. This section is a basic primer on the relevant technologies. For those who desire a deeper understanding of the concepts covered here, we include links to additional information. What does broadband mean? Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29 Updated June 1, 2015 8:23 am - Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here: Through the feedback and testing of over four million Windows Insiders, we’ve made great progress on Windows 10 and we’re nearly ready to deliver this free upgrade to all of our Windows customers*. We designed Windows 10 to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world. Familiar, yet better than ever, Windows 10 brings back the Start menu you know and love. We’ve designed Windows 10 to help you be more productive and have more fun, with a range of innovations**: Cortana, the world’s first truly personal digital assistant helps you get things done. Terry

Old Software Downloads for Windows, Mac, Linux and Abandonware Games 10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (and How to Make Them Better) Build the Ultimate USB Thumb Drive Toolbox - Page 1 If you like this story, help other people find it by giving it a digg. Thanks! What’s a USB key good for? Carrying files from one computer to another? If you think that’s all, then you’re missing out. USB thumb drives can be used in almost all the ways a regular hard drive can, including storing all sorts of useful apps. In this article we’re going to show you a number of different loadouts for USB “tools.” Tool #1: The Portable Office There’s a big push for portability these days—witness the meteoric rise in netbook sales, for one, as well as the enormous popularity of smartphones like the iPhone—and there’s nothing as portable as a USB key. However, before we start setting up our portable office, there’s something that must be discussed… Security Here's the problem: Using an unsecured USB key as a portable office represents a major security risk. We’ll use TrueCrypt, an extremely powerful piece of free encryption software, to encrypt the data on our USB drive. 1. It can be found here. 2.

Windows 10 : dix raisons de mettre à jour Depuis de nombreuses semaines, Microsoft a énuméré les principales raisons pour lesquelles vous devriez mettre à niveau vers Windows 10, avec une familiarité citée comme l’un des principaux atouts de l’OS, l’inclusion de Cortana. Pour moi, je ne pense pas que ce soit la meilleure raison pour laquelle quelqu’un doit basculer vers le nouveau système d’exploitation. En effet, bien que pratique, l’assistant vocal de la firme de Redmond aura peut-être du mal à trouver des adeptes, du fait qu’il n’est pas forcément naturel de parler à un ordinateur portable, et encore moins à un ordinateur. Néanmoins, l’ajout se veut innovant, et c’est peut-être ça le principal ! Donc, je pensais qu’il serait bienvenu de faire une liste des raisons qui m’ont véritablement fait craquer pour mettre à niveau mon périphérique sous Windows 10. C’est gratuit ! Vous pouvez l’essayer sans risque Le menu Démarrer Intégration avec OneDrive Bureaux multiples Snap Assist Le centre d’action Assistant mobile Microsoft Edge - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives 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.

5 Secret Restaurants in Paris Promise you won’t tell anyone…! 1. L’Etage de Pastavino – Saint Germain’s best-kept secret It just looks like an ordinary Italian deli (épicerie in French) on a bustling market street in Saint Germain … but it’s hiding a secret in a dark corner at the back. Indicated only by two blackboards nearly tucked out of sight, something well-worth discovering is at the top of this winding staircase … Disappear past the shelves of Italian produce and find yourself in a charming, chic and cosy dining room upstairs… Jazz music plays softly in the background. We didn’t order this little plate, but it came anyway. We tried the four house cheeses of the day. Look at that creamy heart of burrata… The menu is varied and written entirely in Italian (which the rather handsome waiters kindly translate and explain to you item by item). So next time you pass a deli-cum-sandwich shop, take a second look, it might not be all that it seems! La Bottega Pastavino//L’Etage de Pastavino, 18 Rue de Buci, 6eme. 2. 3. 4. 5.