WinPatrolToGo is the fully portable version of the same tool that keeps your PC running smoothly. Like WinPatrol, it's the freeware version of shareware, WinPatrol Plus. All versions of WinPatrol let you access and edit your PV's Startup programs, Services, Hidden Files, and IE helper objects, among other features. But it doesn't take much experience to access your Services or Startup Menu directly, you say, and that's true, except WinPatrol's family of tools does more, such as warning you when a program tries to set itself up in your Startup Menu, providing instant information about … Read more
It's not easy to compete in the world of search. Once you get past Google's juggernaut, you're still squaring off against Yahoo and Bing. But some of the smaller search engines are looking to attract people by offering what the others can't: peace of mind.
DuckDuckGo has skyrocketed to relative prominence as a Google alternative in the wake of National Security Agency spying allegations, initiated by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The search engine, founded in 2007 by Gabriel Weinberg, pulls in its results from numerous sources, but its best weapon is its pro-privacy stance.
"If you … Read more
GoDaddy's Domain and Email Manager app allows you to take all of your domain names and e-mail accounts from GoDaddy on the go with you for instant access anywhere, and the result is generally very convenient. While GoDaddy's Web interface is notoriously convoluted, they have done a great job of condensing menu options and access to the most important components of your account into a mobile app that is at once easy to use and very useful.
GoDaddy is one of the largest domain registrars on the Internet and some users have dozens or even hundreds of domain … Read more
Go Contacts EX offers more useful features than you can imagine, but should slightly improve the way it looks. You can change its layout with themes, but you still might feel like something is missing when it comes to its appearance. If you don't care how your contacts app looks, then you'll definitely enjoy the added control this app gives you.
This application comes with its own dialer app that shows up as another app in your application menu. It can be accessed from inside of the main app, as well. Go Contacts EX is one of the … Read more
Season 4 was definitely the most fun we've had since Always On started one year ago. That being said, we're hitting the road in hopes of making next season give Season 4 a run for its money. In the meantime, here's our three favorite stories from the last couple months.
We couldn't help but notice Jeff's perma-smile and what seemed like an emotional journey back to his childhood when he visited NASA in Texas. Driving the SEV with an astronaut who's spent more than a month in space can have that effect on a … Read more
On Tuesday, Cyberlink launched an updated release of Power2Go, a suite of burning utilities for Windows, exclusively on Download.com. Version 9 includes some basic burning features, in addition to added support for backing up photos and videos from sites like Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.
Notable improvements and upgrades in this version include support for ripping audio CDs to high-quality, lossless FLAC formats, as well as DVD burning support from Flash Video (FLV) and MKV file types.
Though the basic Essential pack, which lets you view ISO image files and copy basic video and audio discs, is free, Cyberlink … Read more
When using the Finder in OS X, sometimes you may want to have multiple views of the same folder open at once. Usually it's quick to create a new Finder window and navigate to the folder; however, this may be inconvenient if the folder is buried deep in the filesystem, such as may be the case when troubleshooting a problem or two with the system, retrieving a backed-up file, or organizing an extensive tree of work files.
If you need a faster approach, there are several, some of which use the Finder and its capabilities, and others that involve … Read more
The United States had 53 shark attacks in 2012, according to a University of Florida report. Many people find sharks both fearful and fascinating, but their presence in the water doesn't deter surfers and swimmers from jumping into the ocean waves.
Sometimes, people look like prey to sharks. One company is taking an unusual approach to preventing shark attacks with the creation of a shark-repellant rash guard. The form-fitting top does a lot of the usual rash guard things, like offer UV protection and wick moisture. What's different is the design on it.… Read more
The past three weeks of Always On showcased the roles tech can play in your summer vacation. In some cases, we determined whether or not your tech can survive your summer vacation. Now this episode doesn't involve snapping photos of spinner dolphins, desert road tripping in a tricked-out RV, or fitness tracking through mud at an average of 8,150 feet of elevation. But just because we're finally back home in the Bay Area doesn't mean we took a break from turning our environment into a tech battleground.
We start things off with an unboxing of the … Read more
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The National Institute of Informatics has developed infrared LED glasses that let you slip through an airport undetected by the NSA. We take a quick look inside home theaters built for a king, and Crave introduces a new segment called the Lego Block. Can you guess what it's about? … Read more