One of the new features in Windows 7 is Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7, and Microsoft decided to also offer the most of the same functionality to Windows XP and Vista users. Many of you will probably shrug this off as a pointless update, but it has something that is really useful to me. What is it?
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I've been working on a new version of CyberSearch for a little while now, and I've been trying to come up with ways to add all of the most requested features.
One of my favorite features in Windows 7 has to be the redesigned Taskbar. The entire user experience is so smooth, and I think they really went down the right path with it. At work I'm stuck on XP, and I went looking for a way that I could get a lot of the same functionality as what Windows 7 offers.
There has been good number of turn-by-turn GPS applications released for the iPhone over the last few months including some from big names like Tom Tom and Navigon. Back when Apple announced that they were going to allow apps to offer turn-by-turn directions they said that there would be no limitations other than the fact that developers can't use Google Maps for that functionality.
It's a new year, and with that comes all kinds of great new software releases and updates. SUPER Video converter is a favorite for many of our readers, and I wanted to make sure everyone knows that a new version was released with better media support and bug fixes. Here's a more detailed list of what's new:
We've written about PhraseExpress before because of the fact that it's a free application for personal use ($50 for commercial users).
Adobe has struggled with the performance of Acrobat Reader for quite some time, and that's the main reason I've always found myself using the free Foxit Reader. Plus the fact that they've always offered the PDF reader as a standalone executable has meant that I can carry around the application on my USB drive.
In the past we've talked about some mouse gesture applications for Windows including ones that targeted specific applications like Firefox. For some people these gestures can save significant amounts of time day in and day out. If you're one of those people you should probably know that there's a new mouse gesture program in town, and it's called gMote.
Web browsers are becoming more and more important to our everyday lives because they help keep us connected, informed, and productive. So it's no wonder that there are several different people competing to be successful in this area including Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, Opera, and now even Google.
Adobe has presented hackers with yet another challenge thanks to their new breed of Creative Suite 4 (CS4) applications that were released less than two weeks ago. They try do everything they can to stop software pirates from stealing their programs, but it's inevitable that someone somewhere will find a workaround.
There have been a few times where I've wanted to extract audio from video files, but it's not always easy to find a free tool that can successfully do that. I highly recommend grabbing the free Pazera app if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. To make it even more useful the program also doubles as an audio conversion utility.
At this point I believe Microsoft could release just about any Ultimate Extra and it will surpass the things that they have already done. To my surprise, however, they've actually released a game called Tinker that isn't all that bad. It's a simple puzzle game where you try to guide a robot from point A to point B by traversing through obstacles.
One thing that really sucks with the iPhone and iPod Touch is that neither of them can be used to store files. When you have that much storage space available to you, being able to store files would be really nice.
The Google Chrome web browser launched yesterday almost 24-hours after Google announced that it would be coming. That gave quite a few media sites enough time to built up hype for the upcoming release, but the question is whether Google was able to deliver the first time around.
In March we covered two free CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning applications that pretty much amounted to everything you'd need. One of the programs, called BurnAware, was sold off a few months later to a company who scrapped the idea of offering a free version of the program. I had uploaded a mirror for the last free version, and over the last two months it's been downloaded almost 1,500 times.
With Windows XP there were several PowerToys that added awesome features to the operating system, such as virtual desktops. Unfortunately with the release of Vista many of those free applications no longer worked, and users were left trying to find alternatives.
One of the things that Apple hasn't made easy for iPhone owners is providing a way to create custom ringtones in Windows. If you're a Mac owner you can use GarageBand, but Apple doesn't provide that application on Windows.
I've been a big fan of the open source 7-Zip application, and it has served me well over the last few years. Today, however, I came across a new program called PeaZip that looks like it is just as nice, and the great news is that it works on both Windows and Linux.
uTorrent is definitely one of my favorite BitTorrent clients on Windows, and after 9-months of development version 1.8 has finally been released. This new release includes full Vista support (including the Windows Firewall), Teredo/IPv6, and numerous other enhancements.