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If you are anything like me then you have a large computer-based collection of music and that library is, at least partially, a mess. Over the years I have tried countless solutions to fix that mess, but one I have long heard about, but not tried is MediaMonkey. This app does more than just attempt to clean up your library — it also serves as a player, streams to DLNA devices on your network and can sync with mobile devices.

In fact, the app boasts a long list of features — manage media, identify tracks, tag, organize and rename, automatic library updates, download music and podcasts, sync and backup with mobile devices, record and convert, burn, play and stream to devices.


If you have a large collection of digital music, and it’s in a bit of a mess, don’t worry! TuneUp may just be what you are looking for. Using advanced matching algorithms, it will identify your mislabelled tracks and fill in complete details for you, including cover art. It works in conjunction with iTunes and Windows Media Player, and works brilliantly with the iTunes match subscription service. But there’s no need to be tied to either, as you can take your correctly named and covered collection elsewhere.

This article will focus on iTunes integration, so what are you waiting for? Dive in to see if TuneUp matches your needs.


One copy of a file is the same as having none — because that is what you could have at almost any moment. In fact, two copies is sketchy for a couple of reasons. Reason one is that, while on-site backup to a home server is excellent when it comes to restoration because it is the fastest way to get back up and running, it does not protect you in the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire or tornado.

That is where the second backup comes in. The cloud, as it is known today, is a great storage solution that can house files safely away from your home.


Kids these days are hard to be entertained. Else, they keep bothering you and everybody needs a peace of mind then and there, right? Children between the age of two to five love to color. That is an established fact. There are not enough coloring books in the world for them. Of course you can let them use MS Paint. But having them see a computer screen for so long bothers me somehow.

This is where Shapes Coloring Book comes in to the picture. It is a Windows mobile app which consists of a lot of pictures for the kids to color. Of course that is not all it offers? Let’s take a quick look.


The radio is a very important medium for me. It gives me the ability to quickly receive my daily dose of entertainment, music and news at the same time. And the best part about the radio is that you have such a wide choice on what you would like to listen to. However, most built in radio apps are poor and that’s why I use TuneIn Radio on every mobile device I own.

First discovering the app on my Nexus 7 I soon downloaded TuneIn on my Windows Phone too. Since that point I’ve been using the app everyday while on transport or waiting for lessons to begin. Read on to find out how great TuneIn Radio can be on your Windows device!


Earlier this year Microsoft broke my heart by doing away with Live Mesh, a part of what was once known as the Windows Live Essentials suite of apps. In recent times the company has scaled back the service and also taken the Live out of the name, making it simply Windows Essentials.

There are a number of ways to replace Live Mesh — Microsoft would prefer for you to move on to SkyDrive, but the functionality is different, as the cloud serves as an intermediary and if you are syncing more than 7 GB of files then this will cost you. Microsoft also still makes SyncToy available for free, which is the Live Mesh predecessor. I have also used SyncBack SE and can attest that this app is an excellent replacement.

BitTorrent, a legitimate service that has largely been pigeonholed as an illegal file-sharing service, has been producing apps recently that are geared towards helping users with both video streaming and file synchronization, among other things.


I am usually wary of sequels. I almost always have a flow of convoluted emotions when a sequel to a hugely popular, blockbuster game is announced. It wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that I dislike sequel announcements. Why? Because, more often than not, sequels are heartbreaks. They bring new hopes that send you soaring through the sky, and then shatter them with an evil grin. They fail on their promise to deliver something as good as the original and they are weighed down to the underworld by the demons of expectations.

And, no points for guessing this, I felt the same when Company of Heroes 2 was announced. The sequel to the best RTS of all times, according to popular opinion? Yep, I was wary. Now, after fiddling around with the Company of Heroes 2 Beta, I can say that not all my high hopes were shattered. Only most.


As a blogger, capturing appropriate screenshots while writing any review or how-to guide is essential. I still remember, at the start of my writing career, I used to use the Print Screen button to capture screenshots and then edit them in Paint. However, the process is really time consuming. Windows Snipping Tool is without any doubt a very useful software but it’s very basic and may not be the best option for a person like me. After that, I realized that having a proper screenshot utility is a must.

During my search, I came across a number of tools, both free and paid. After a lot of testing, I found a tool that does not only make this process less time consuming but also offers users with a wide range of features to play around with. It’s a tool known as WinSnap.


Jetpack Joyride has enjoyed unbelievable popularity on Android on iOS phones for devices, but its latest release lets users on Windows join in on the fun. But does the fun carry over?

When I heard that Jetpack Joyride had been released for Windows 8 I could hardly wait to download it. I was a self-confessed addict of the game on my iPhone, and I could picture my productivity dwindle right before my eyes as the download bar reached 100% on my Windows PC.


Like any other person, I spend a lot of my free time playing games on my mobile. I was on the look out for a new game when I came across Pencil Blade. One thing I should probably mention is that it is exactly like Fruit Ninja.

What made me download this game is that it has a very catchy interface. Even though it is the same as Fruit Ninja, people don’t seem to mind. I know this as a fact because I saw the ratings and reviews and it is actually very persuasive. Now, let me give you a gist about why this game is pretty cool.


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