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switch between different default sleep states
Schedule your computer to shut down or log off at a specified time.
Automate your Microsoft Windows shutdown functions.
Convert MKV to popular video formats such as AVI, MP4, WMV, iPad/iPod/iPhone video and vice versa.
Automate your PC log off, shutdown, power off, reboot, and hibernate functions.
Convert videos to various formats to play on iPod, iPhone, and mobile phones.
Monitor the current temperatures of your hard drives.
Manage your PC's power-on, shutdown, and sleep modes.
Set your alarm clock and replace your standard tray clock using different skins.
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Want to build one PC to rule all your living room media needs? Meet Kodi! In part one of this series we show you how to set up the media player software formerly known as XBMC.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.
The Windows 8.1 Update launched on Tuesday adds yet another way to shut down or restart your PC.
A Windows 8 program called Start Screen Unlimited adds some useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Password-scanning technology is gaining ground, but there are ways you can help secure your Mac against it.
Like several other apps, Win8 StartButton restores the traditional Start menu in Windows 8, which Microsoft eliminated in the latest version of its operating system.
With just a handful of keystrokes you can shut down all active apps on your system via Task Manager's Programs tab. Plus: power off your PC by pressing three keys.
While there are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions that you can buy, you'll get the most reward by getting down and dirty and building your own PC. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to do.
The latest in a lineup of Start menu replacements for Windows 8, Pokki is a free, fluid tool for users who crave more than the new Start screen.