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Finding a pain-free antivirus client is something most only dream of: most of the time, it almost always involves trying out countless different applications one after the other, paying for something you don’t want to pay for, or downloading software only to find out that it hogs system resources and slows your entire system down to a unbearable crawl.

Well, look no longer; Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an answer to your problems. It’s the best virus protection out there. Why? Let’s find out.

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When you uninstall an application inside of Windows, it tends to leave a few files behind. Specifically, registry values and information inside of your AppData directory leading to performance and compatibility issues down the road.

For those who typically find themselves manually deleting these leftover items, Revo Uninstaller markets itself as a viable solution. Is it any good? Let’s take a look…
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Most modern operating systems feature similar “desktop” paradigms. Windows is no exception to this. However, as many users notice, the desktop quickly fills up with icons and other shortcuts that you don’t really need. This leads to an organizational nightmare, and the purpose of the desktop, providing quick access to the files, folders, and applications you need, is defeated.

Furthermore, organization is limited to the grid system. There is no way to really “group” certain items together, and no organization beyond making separate sections for your groups. This can lead to confusion and it takes longer to find the things you need. This is where Stardock Fences comes into the picture.

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Anyone who has ever used Twitter for Mac and thoroughly enjoyed the experience will feel like they’re missing out when using one of the many clients available for Windows. Step in: DestroyTwitter.

DestroyTwitter has actually been around for quite some time, and is cross platform. It’s an Adobe Air application but has an extremely light memory footprint and, in my opinion, is the best Twitter client available for Windows today. I will walk you through with what are some of its most noteworthy features and also some of its hidden gems in today’s review.

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The benefits of going online and moving to the cloud are dogged down by the fear of compromising one’s personal and professional information. Identity thieves are having a ball of a time these days, as they don’t have to put in much effort to gather identity data. With birthdays, anniversary dates and lame passwords like “pass123”, it’s like snatching candy from a kid for them.

It isn’t like there are any real solutions to keep your passwords and other sensitive data secure. A bunch of paid and free apps are available for every operating system (many of them cross platform, so you won’t miss anything). KeePass is a pioneer in the domain of securing passwords and after the break, let’s see how to tap it to our benefit.

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We’ve all been there: using three different instant messaging clients just to keep in touch with everyone. Want to move to another messenger? Good luck trying to convince every one of your friends to switch.

With social networks in the fray, alongside a constant flow of e-mails, it’s clear that we need a radical new IM client — one that could integrate all the great features of IM with the great addition of Facebook Chat, Twitter Feed and e-mail notifications. Enter Digsby, a multi-service client that handles almost everything with aplomb.

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I can’t count the number of things I wish I’d written in a notebook to remind myself of later – ideas for articles, lyrics for songs, places to go, recipes to try and so on. It got to a point where I started carrying around a little notepad so I’d never forget things while on the move. Over time, I started to want a better way of keep track of ideas and staying organized, and that’s when I stumbled upon Evernote on the web.

I started using Evernote about three years ago and it’s become part of my productivity/GTD arsenal. The app has since evolved to accommodate all kinds of users, functions and usage styles. It’s also available for multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, WebOS and is even on the Blackberry Playbook. Let’s take a tour of what the Windows version has to offer, shall we?

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