My friend, PainteR has updated his Universal Watermark Disabler app. It can clean up your Windows Desktop by removing any watermarks from it in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. It is a free app. The updated version includes several bug fixes and adds support for the latest Windows 10 build 10031.
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uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent client apps for downloading anything. It has always been the de-facto app for Windows users owing to its low resource consumption and small executable size. Its UI was also clean, simple and an example of a successful design. However, newer versions of uTorrent are full of ads, and, what is worse is that the latest version installs a Bitcoin miner silently on your PC, which leads to heavy CPU usage and overall performance slowdown of your PC hardware. Here is what you need to know if you use uTorrent.
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In November 2014, Mozilla announced that they will support the Tor project. For those of you who don't know, Tor is a project for resisting online censorship. By connecting to the Tor network and relaying all traffic through their servers, you can access the internet anonymously. Let's read what Mozilla has done to support the Tor project.
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Opera Software buried their good, old Opera 12 browser and started working on a very simplified (and far more useless) modern Opera version. I was a big fan of the classic Opera browser. In search of a decent replacement for it, I came to know about Vivaldi, a new browser from Opera's co-founder and his team. Even if this browser is at the early "Technical Preview" stage, it looks very promising. Let's take a closer look.
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OpenVPN is a well-known VPN client for secure remote access or virtual private networking. If you use OpenVPN and experience a slow speed over its channel, you might be getting annoyed. This issue is very common for all OpenVPN users. While the general advice you can find on the Internet is to tweak the MTU (Maximum transmission unit) value and/or MSSFIX parameters, here is another trick you should try. It can help you significantly improve the bandwith. Here's what you should try.
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If you downloaded a free or paid Metro app from the Windows Store, it will be installed only for your currently logged-in user account. It won't be available for other user accounts on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC. This is radically different from the desktop app model where you could install an app for all users at once. If you share your PC with your family members and they all have their own accounts, you might be interested in knowing how to install the same app you downloaded on other user accounts. Let me show you how to do it.
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Most people don’t know that lost files can be recovered, including deleted data, and data saved in lost or damaged partitions. There are some data recovery software, that are capable of doing this. In this post we are going to introduce the free file recovery program, MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
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Cursors do not change very often in Windows. There was a major update to the default cursors with the release of Windows Vista. It featured new mouse pointers in Aero style. Users who love customizing their OS might be bored to see the same set of cursors in all recent versions of Windows. Even Windows 8 which was a drastic UI change only had slight modifications to Vista's cursors. To change cursors, you need to download them, extract the files and apply them manually with the Mouse Control Panel. I decided to simplify cursor customization and released a freeware app, Cursor Commander. Let's take a closer look at what it can do for you.
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In this article I would like to show you how to change the default download location in popular browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Most of the mainstream browsers keep downloaded files in the user's Downloads folder, located at C:\Users\<Your User name>\Downloads. If you would like to set some other location for downloaded files, i.e. change it to the Desktop folder for faster access, then read the rest of this article.
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AIMP3 is probably the best freeware audio player. It easily outsmarts Winamp. It is lightweight, not resource-hungry, supports over 40 audio formats, can record internet streams and do much more. I would like to share my personal collection of great skins I have for AIMP3.
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