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Top Smartphones on the Market Now

smartphonesIf you're ready to drop some money on one of the latest and greatest smartphones, you have some great choices - too many, in fact.

Turbocharged quad-core processors and wireless charging have nearly become standard on top-of-the-line Android phones. As always, the latest iPhone and its gorgeous screen and vast ecosystem of content is worth your consideration. For those looking to break free of iOS or Android altogether, the underrated Windows Phone 8 awaits.

Read more: 7 Best Smart Phones

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How about lock or unlock your computer. With a program like Predator it becomes a "key" that will unlock your machine. It is as easy as plugging it in or unplugging it to lock and unlock your machine.

Read more: 6 Ways to use your thumb Drive

5 Tricks every emailer needs to know

Q. I'm spending more time than I'd like to admit reading and responding to email. It's seriously cutting into my work and stopping me from doing the things I need and want to do. Do you have any tips to help me handle my email a little better?mail

A. You're not alone. Research firms estimate a quarter of a person's work week is spent dealing with emails, many of them are spam. Who knows what it converts to in terms of precious time wasted. Then you will need to refocus to get back on track.

Read more: 5 tricks all email users need to know

5 Tools to Help Keep your PC Clean and Up to Speed

Spring cleaning is here and it is time to start now. Like your home, your computer becomes cluttered and needs some TLC.

Fortunately, cleaning up your computer is much less work than cleaning your home. In fact, there are programs that make it nearly automatic. Would you believe it this maid to do the job is FREE!

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PC Decrapifier - When you purchase a computer whatever brand it may be (HP,Acer,Sony,Toshiba to name a few) often install trial programs (Like the newest Office version) and other "extras" on new computers. For the most part, all this does is slows down the system until it's removed.

If you have a new computer, or you never removed these items from your older computer, you can get a quick speed boost by running this program. It automatically detects programs you probably don't want and uninstalls them quickly.


ccleanerCCleaner - Anything you do on your computer if you have not physically removed it can be seen and/or tracked by another. These can be small registry entries, or even your browser history or multi-gigabyte temporary files.

Not only do these take up space, they can reveal sensitive information to snoopers. This program cleans out these traces with the click of a button. Plus, it includes a powerful program uninstaller and registry cleaner.


dup cleanerDuplicate Cleaner - Duplicate files may be wasting space on your computer, especially if you have large photo or music collections. Fortunately, you don't have to go hunting them down yourself this will search your whole computer and multiple drives to compare files and will give you the choice on what to do with them.

This free program finds and deletes duplicate files in moments. It can even detect files that have the same information but different names.


rename masterRename Master - This program will keep your computer organized by naming your files clearly. That can be difficult at times especially when you're working with photos. Names like DSC_0100 or DSC_0401 wil not reference to anything that we can relate to!

To make matters worse, it is very time consuming to attempt to rename folders also. Renaming a folder full of photos or music files takes ages. This program will let you create a group and rename them in a group fashion of files in seconds, and you can give each file a unique name.


defraggleDefraggler - So now your files are organized in tidy folders, but the underlying file system can still be messy. Parts of files can be scattered all over your hard drive, which makes your computer run slower while it is searching for it.

Windows has a built-in defragmenting tool to fix this, but it isn't exactly speedy. This program, on the other hand, defrags your drive quickly. Not only that, it can defragment specific files, so you can select ones you use frequently. Your computer can be running faster in seconds.

 

FYI- There is another tool that I have started using recently which is "Glary Utilities" It seems to have some nice interesting tools within it.