With ever-increasing storage sizes on today's hard drives, most current PCs are capable of storing a vast amount of data. Gone are the days of backing up your files to a media disk; now you can safely stockpile all of that information on external drives and even in the cloud with services like Dropbox. But with the increasing size of our digital library, sifting through all of that data can be time-consuming. Copernic Desktop Search, one of the most popular search indexes on Download, can save you countless hours of rummaging through those old photos and MP3s by finding … Read more
For those of us with more than one Google+ account, the recent update to the Android app was welcome news.
Prior to the update, the workflow to manage multiple accounts in the Google+ app required you to log out of one account, then relaunch the Google+ app and select the account you'd like log back in to. It was a pain. Not only that, but alerts would not come through for the logged out account.
Now with the update, you're able to add multiple accounts, say for a business page you manage and your personal account, and still … Read more
FreeCommander includes way more functions than Windows Explorer, but it doesn't look nearly as good. It's cluttered with confusing buttons and lots of menus that you have to wade through. Once you get the hang of things, though, you'll find it to be a useful tool.
This program turns the traditional file menu into a split-screen file manager. That makes it so much easier to look at multiple folders at once. In addition to that, it's easy to drag files from one folder to another without accidentally making copies or messing things up. Initially, it's … Read more
Nobody's referring to tablets as glorified Etch A Sketches anymore. The devices have proven themselves many times over as first-rate productivity enhancers.
If you use your Android tablet for work, you owe it to yourself -- and your boss -- to give these five free apps a try.
Note that some of the programs are also available for Android phones as well as for the iPad, iPhone, and other devices. Several also have paid versions with more features. I tested only the free versions on a second-gen Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Lookout scans for viruses, … Read more
My Contacts Manager Free adds a handful of new features to your contact managing abilities, while providing a third-party backup feature for your contacts list. The result is a useful app that doesn't do quite as much as you might like, but that works well to supplement the contact management features built-in to iOS 6. For some this won't be quite enough, but for most casual and even some business users, it will mean a nice suite of added features.
After installation, the app will recognize and start organizing your contacts right away, just as soon as you … Read more
Google announced last week that it would release a new locator feature for Android devices called Android Device Manager, which helps owners find their lost or stolen phones and tablets. It was supposed to roll out later this month, but in a Google+ posting Wednesday, Google announced its immediate availability.
The feature works similarly to other locator services, like Lookout and Samsung's Find My Mobile, but now you get the feature natively on your Android device. Here's how to get started with Android Device Manager:Enable Android Device Manager
On your Android device, go to the Google Settings … Read more
Transferring data from an iPhone to an Android device isn't all that straightforward in most cases. Granted, users are likely to use iCloud, Google, or another cloud service to store personal information such as contacts and calendars. But what about those who don't use a cloud service, or those who want to easily transfer photos, videos, and even wallpaper from an iPhone to their new Android device?
Well, if you've opted for the HTC One, you'll only need a few minutes and a computer with iTunes installed to get your data from your iPhone to your … Read more
Free Direct Download Manager aims to ameliorate the process of managing downloads and browsing the Internet but instead it actually overcomplicates things. It seems as though this application was meant for a different time when stock browsers didn't support Adobe Flash, or have built-in download managers in the operating system of the device. Overall, the application seems clunky and difficult to use. Its layout is hard to read and the browser doesn't support pinch zoom.
Installation and setup for this application goes fairly easy considering there are no advanced settings and the application, itself, is very small. The … Read more