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Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld, a blogger for ITworld, and the author of more than 45 books, including NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly 2012) and How the Internet Works (Que, 2006).

What Bill Gates Has Said About Steve Jobs Through the Decades

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have been competitors and friends for decades. Here's a look at some of the things Gates has said about Steve Jobs through the years.

Outlook Add-In Zendio Tells You When Recipients Read Your Emails

Zendio reports which emails have been read, and which haven't.

Apple's iCloud May Mean Stormy Weather for Windows 8

Well before Windows 8 is released, Apple will have a robust cloud service that is at least as capable as--and possibly more capable than--the one that Microsoft will release.

Internet Explorer's Market Share Declines, Spelling Trouble for Microsoft

A browser is everyone's primary gateway to the Internet, and if Microsoft can control the gateway, it can route people to its services rather than have them head to a competitor.

Xobni's Smartr Inbox for Gmail Integrates Email and Social Networking

This free add-on for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari lets you integrate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with Gmail.

Send Links Without Opening Email With Email This! Firefox Add-on

Use Firefox add-on Email This! to send Web links via email when you're viewing a Web page.

Researcher Claims Windows Phone 7 Snoops On Users' Locations

When it was discovered that the iPhone secretly reported users' locations, Microsoft claimed Windows Phone 7 did not do the same thing. But now a security researcher claims otherwise.


Windows 8: A Deep Dive into the Developer Preview

After spending several days using Microsoft's new OS on a PC, what will you find?


Microsoft Looks to Join Apple as World's Biggest App Censor

Microsoft says the only apps allowed to run in Windows 8 will have to be downloaded from Microsoft's own app store.

Easy Email Encryption Lite

Encrypt your e-mail to keep it from prying eyes.

HTC Chief: iPhone Suffers From 'Your Dad Uses It' Syndrome

The acting president of HTC America claims that iPhones are "not that cool anymore."

How Wintel is Crumbling

Analysis: Intel and Microsoft, once best friends, have become grudging "frenemies."

Microsoft Says Windows 8 Ribbon is Here to Stay

Microsoft's Windows Live president makes it clear that, while he understand why some people might not be happy about the ribbon, it's not going anywhere.


DupeRAZOR - Duplicate Files Removal Kit

DupeRAZOR - Duplicate Files Removal Kit from Urban Twilight Studios finds and removes duplicates (duplicate files) from your system and thus helps you to save disk space and to prevent performance loss. Unfortunately, duplicate files are very easily gained - some applications may install the same driver files, or you can simply download or copy the same file without knowing or remembering it. This unneeded data uses up your valuable disk space and even can have negative influence on your system's health and performance. DupeRAZOR compares files using the most advanced and up-to-date file comparison technology and finds true duplicates no matter what name has been applied to these files. Beside of lost disk space, duplicate files can be the reason for performance loss and in the worst case even crash your system causing loss of data or other disastrous results. Choose with the self explanatory user friendly interface the folders that you want to scan and use DupeRAZOR's Smart Selection Feature to assist you in deleting found duplicates. This Feature lets you automatically select files according to predefined filters: first/last entity on the list, newest/oldest entity on the disk. Set in the options to move the marked files to the recycle bin or delete them completely - for safety you can also use DupeRAZOR's Vault to store the duplicated files. DupeRAZOR Key Features: Finds duplicate songs, pictures and videos. Interface carefully designed to be extraordinary user-friendly. Self explanatory Interface Hints included. Allows selection of drives, folders or even single files to be compared or excluded. Displays File Properties. Image Preview Feature. Uses Windows-native file type icons. Moves files to the Recycle Bin or deletes them immediately. or, Moves files to a selected directory for further validation purposes (safety reasons).

PowerDesk Pro 8

PowerDesk�� 8 Professional is the easy, fast and expert way to organize and manage the files, digital photos, MP3s and web images on your PC. With far more features and functions than the standard Windows file manager or other file management software, PowerDesk�� 8 Pro gives you the tools to search, edit, delete, copy, move, sort, zip, label, view, convert and more! 6 Powerful File Utilities for the price you'd normally pay for 1! FTP - Access PowerDesk FTP in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface and view FTP sites as though they were ordinary folders! Once youve set up your favorite FTP sites, connecting with them is just 1-Click away. PowerDesk now supports Secure FTP! Sync Manager - Compare and synchronize the contents of two folders. Especially useful for work on files that are shared between two computers, its also useful for backing up files and much more! Size Manager - A powerful utility that shows you where and how the space on each of your drives is being used. Using Size Manager makes it easy to efficiently manage drive storage space. Dialog Helper - Enhances Open dialog boxes and Save dialog boxes by adding a selection list for previously opened files and folders. It also provides a file viewer pane that supports over 150 file formats. Dialog helper also allows fixed dialogs to be easily resized. Archive Manager - Easily compress and expand files from over 30 popular compression formats. See within archives to view entire file lists, selectively view the contents or extract selected files with a simple drag and drop operation. File Finder - Quickly locate forgotten files with a powerful "search engine" type tool. Search by keyword, file type, size, or date range and see the "hits" displayed in a single-line reference. Search inside Zip files, archives, emails and attachments too!