7 free applications to prevent your Mac from sleeping
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7 free applications to prevent your Mac from sleeping

When it comes to power management, the Mac far excels any of the PCs. I have my Mac configured such that it goes to sleep within 30 minutes of it being idle. unfortunately this tends to disrupt my downloads and also prevents me from remote logging in whenever I want to.

Dexpot releases new version with Windows 8 support
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Dexpot releases new version with Windows 8 support

One feature that has remained lacking in Windows is multiple virtual desktops which are easy to use and customisable. Dexpot brings this much needed feature to all Windows machine with the latest version including support for Windows 8. Dexpot brings to you several features that truly enhance your Windows experience.

View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed
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View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed

So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.

Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier
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Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier

As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.

One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix
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One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix

Have you ever seen the screen above? The screen above is shown to Windows users, primarily Windows XP whenever you’re using a wallpaper and your explorer crashes. If you’re facing this problem repeatedly, you can either manually make changes or with a single click set everything to default.

Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday)
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Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday)

Renaming a file is as simple as hitting F2 on your keyboard. Well it is all good unless you have ten or twenty or more files to rename. Short for Peter’s Flexible RenAmiNg Kit, PFrank is a bulk file/folder renaming program that lets you can easily organize your music, picture, video, or any other types of files.

Disk Heal (Tool Tuesday)
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Disk Heal (Tool Tuesday)

With a name like Disk Heal, you would consider it to only work on your hard disk. However, Disk Heal does a wee bit more than just that. Disk Heal boasts of the following features: Fixes Disk Problems Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility Perform Security, Internet Explorer, Appearance & Control Panel Tweaks The software is easy to use, but would do really well with a better interface upgrade.