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7 Indispensable Software/Web Apps For Every Download Junkie

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Previously, we’ve covered essential software for download junkies. If you’re the kind of person who has a dozen files up in the download queue on your computer, this post is just for you. We’ll take a look at some software that’ll help people like you who download a lot of stuff from the internet. Most of the apps in this list are unpopular, or so we hope. Check them out!

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May 1st, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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7 Insanely Useful Android Apps For College

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If you’re in college and recently got yourself an Android phone, you’ve come to the right place. What follows is a list of some incredibly useful Android apps. These apps don’t get as much press, but they’re useful, nevertheless. Check them out, one by one.

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April 25th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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7 Ways To Use CCleaner Like A Pro

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(Guest Post by Ashutosh Mishra)

System cleaning apps for Windows are a dime a dozen these days, but there is just one that has been holding the throne for a long long time – CCleaner. With its small footprint, superfast cleaning, and attention to detail, CCleaner has remained insanely popular for years.

CCleaner is plenty good as it is, but did you know that it can do quite a bit more than manual system cleaning? In this post, we shall see how you can utilize some of the lesser known features of CCleaner to make the most of this wonderful app.
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April 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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Showdown: IE 9 vs Google Chrome 10. What’s better?

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Guest Post by Gouthaman Karunakaran

Both Chrome 10 and IE 9 have come out this month and I think this is the best time for a post with totally frank comparisons that’ll help you decide which browser is for you.

Chrome 10 came out last week and one of the main things you are expected to find is a better JavaScript engine called Crankshaft. This means a lot to everyone because it could make your browsing faster than before.

Features like background pages, hardware acceleration and an “options” web page (instead of the window) also strive to make Chrome a polished, better browser.

I’ve have never loved IE much, but the latest version makes me wants to change my stance about it. It’s finally becoming more standards compliant, faster and secure. The UI has a streamlined look and its ability to pin tabs might just make you fall in love with it.

Without much ado, let’s have a little comparison between these browsers to find out which one’s right for you! There are some categories on which we’ll compare the browsers for the sake of clarity.

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March 17th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Top 10 IDM Tips and Tricks

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Internet Download Manager is what most people generally use for better and faster downloads. You almost always find yourself getting more speeds when you are using IDM, especially if it is your first download manager.

By all means, many believe IDM is the best of the pack out there and the fame is well deserved for it not only boosts your speeds but also hosts a lot of features which you may not know about.

Here are the best ever IDM tricks. When you are done reading, you will possibly be making better use of IDM.

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March 17th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do From Chrome’s Address Bar

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Google Chrome’s omnibar was touted as very powerful since the day it was released. It certainly has lived up to our expectations. With the addition of the following extensions, you can add more power to the Omnibar within seconds. Check them out!

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March 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

8 Little Known, Insanely Useful Software For College

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If you’re in college, check out these eight lesser known, but still indispensable software applications for your computer. We bet these will be as useful as Dropbox and Evernote!


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March 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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How to automatically reconnect to the Internet when disconnections are frequent?

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Many of you enjoy using the Internet without bandwidth caps, but a common problem which is faced by download junkies is frequent disconnections and not to mention, paused downloads.

Even if you have a premium account with a file hosting service which lets you resume your downloads, you cannot go to sleep or leave for class peacefully when you know your connection is going to get disconnected an hour or so after you leave your computer.

You need not worry any more. All you need to use is ReConnect – a small, free application which automatically reconnects your internet connection when it goes down.

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March 6th, 2011 at 2:03 am

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Five Ways To Power Up Notepad

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Notepad is a program we all love despite all its shortcomings. It’s simple and humble, yet on many occasions it does the trick. Here are five Notepad tricks that you should know.

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February 7th, 2011 at 10:54 am

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7 Google Chrome Productivity Tips

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1. Cap the number of open tabs using No More Tabs

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If you frequently open new sites that kill your time, this extension has been made just for you. No More Tabs lets you set a limit on the number of tabs you can open in a Chrome Window – just dig up the No More Tabs Options to set a number. If your limit has been set as four and if you open tab five, the first tab gets killed automatically.

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January 31st, 2011 at 7:00 pm