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Clean up icon clutter on your desktop.
Place favorite Web links, program shortcuts, and widgets on a fun, animated, and easy-to-use dock.
Customize the look and feel of the Windows desktop interface with skins.
Give your Windows 8, 7, XP, or Vista cursor a wide range of effects.
Return the Windows 7 style Start menu to Windows 8.
Customize your wallpapers and screensavers with pictures and videos.
Change your icons by grouping them into themed packages.
Customize your Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 logon screen.
Maximize your Windows experience with animations and effects.
Customize your bootup screen with your own images.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
It's looking like Microsoft's new "mini" Start menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.
Windows 8 apps are limited to running in full-screen mode, but a new program by StarDock allows you to run apps on the desktop like any other desktop program.
The new Twitter app for Windows 8 has some familiar features as well as a few new ones that are specific to Windows 8. We'll show you how to get started with the new app.
Microsoft may have refreshes for its Mail, Calendar, Music and Games apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT in its app store as soon as this month.
Start8 can help you bypass the Windows 8 start screen and go directly to your desktop.
Microsoft decided to jettison the familiar desktop start button in its upcoming OS, but a utility from Stardock offers a promising alternative.
See how the MacBook line of laptops has managed to be both contrarian and influential at the same time.
GameFly announces acquisition of Direct2Drive PC game digital distribution service from IGN.
GameStop President Tony Bartel tells GamaSutra that if the company's partners can't come up with a tablet "that's great for gaming," GameStop would go it alone.