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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).

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).

Windows 8 Sneak Peek -- Do Tiles and Ribbons Mix?

A ribbon interface is very different from a tiled one, and Microsoft's use of both interfaces may appear to be inconsistent.

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CyberGhost VPN Free

Protect yourself online with a free VPN.

Steve Jobs Gets an 'A' for Vision, 'F' for Philanthropy

Apple's former leader rates closer to Scrooge than Bill Gates when it comes to charitable giving, according to one article.

Manage and Collaborate on Projects With Online Tool Teambox

Teambox helps with one of the hardest parts of collaboration: Teaching your co-workers how to use the project management software.

Security Task Manager

Security Task Manager provides detailed information about programs and processes running on the computer. For each process it shows: file name, directory path, description, start time, icon, and a unique security risk rating based on analysis of hidden functions (keylogging, browser surveillance, autorun entry, ...). The process viewer recognizes virtual driver software, services, BHOs and stealth processes hidden from the Windows task manager.

Internet Explorer Leads Pack Protecting Against Drive-By-Downloads

Microsoft's browser had a remarkable 99 percent effective rate against the downloads, compared to the second most secure, Chrome at 13 percent.

Norton Mobile Security

Worried by the spate of news stories about malware targeting Android phones and tablets? There's a way to get some peace of mind: Symantec's just-released Norton Mobile Security, which promises the same type of security for Android devices that its big brother counterpart offers for PCs.

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Windows Security Praised

Analysis: Think Windows is insecure? You're wrong, says security firm Kaspersky.

Can Motorola Save Windows Phone 7?

Nokia is currently seen as Windows Phone 7's savior. But there's another unlikely knight in shining armor that may help as well --- Motorola.

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SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

This freebie does a great job removing spyware--but since it doesn't have real-time protection, it's just one layer of armor.

Undercover Good Deeds: Microsoft Helps Vets Train, Find Jobs

Analysis: As a change from battling tweets and legal fights, Microsoft and other tech firms also make some time for philanthropy.

Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

Worried about security, but unwilling to spend a bundle? No problem. With these 11 free programs, you'll keep your computer--and your wallet--safe.

CatchAttach Helps Remind You to Add Attachments in Outlook

Remember to include attachments in Outlook mail with CatchAttach's help--at least some of the time.

WinMPG Video Convert

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