By default, Windows provides you with a very basic screenshot feature. This feature can be utilized by pressing the Print Screen key on your keyboard. When this key is pressed, a picture of your screen is then saved to the Windows clipboard which you can then paste into any image editing application such as Microsoft Paint or Photoshop. While useful, this feature is far from efficient and could certainly benefit from further development.
Skitch is a free utility that adds an abundance of functionality to the screenshot feature that is already inside of Windows. After acquiring the majority of its popularity as a Mac-only application, the Windows version of Skitch has a lot to live up to.
Does Skitch live up to the anticipation? Let’s take a look and find out!
If there is a game character that has populated the fantasies of gamers around the world for time eternal, it is the legendary tomb raider, Lara Croft. Be it the ‘proportionally’ designed Lara, the challenging elements of game play, the seemingly impossible acrobatics or the enthralling action sequences, the Tomb Raider series has had everything for everyone.
So, when a reboot of the franchise was announced, it definitely rang a bell somewhere in the center of my heart. More than that, the game was to revolve around the origin of my virtual ladylove, Miss Croft, and that mattered more than anything. Now, after a few hours of ending the game, I am overwhelmed with a lot of feelings, with peace and satisfaction being the primary ones.
The way I stumbled upon Easus is a long story, but I will give you the shortened version of it here. After complaints from my wife and children that our desktop, a computer I rarely use, was slowing down, I decided to do a complete Windows reinstall, wiping out everything and starting fresh.
To do so, I used a free program known as Derrick’s Boot and Nuke, or “DBAN” for short. It is thorough. After booting to DBAN from an ISO on a CD, I set all drives to “wipe”. DBAN works very well. It erases everything to the point that it is unrecoverable. Unfortunately, one of those drives that was erased was my wife’s thumb drive, which contained files she had inexplicably stored nowhere else.
Panic lead me to a free app from Easus, a company I was already familiar with. A free app called Data Recovery promised to make every attempt to recover those lost files.
A few years back I needed to edit some images and went out looking for an image editor that could do everything I needed, and most importantly, it had to be free as I was a poor freelancer! I downloaded a few and dived in to see how easy it was to complete a few general tasks like rotating images, adding layers, changing colours and re-sizing images for use on the web. It goes without saying that this is standard fare for image editors, but some do it in a better way than others. To my mind Paint.Net is one of those that does it in a way that is easy to pick up and yet still affords all of the power of the expensive apps.
Paint.Net was originally intended as a free replacement for Microsoft Paint that comes with Windows. It started life as a development project for some undergraduate developers, mentored by Microsoft. According to the site it is still maintained by a number of the alumni that originally worked on the project. Read on to see if this powerful yet simple application is for you.
Over the past few weeks on Windows.Appstorm I’ve looked at two well crafted Twitter clients called Twabbit and Rowi. Both of them have impressed me and caused me to ditch the basic app which has annoyed and frustrated me in the past. By altering the flaws that the official client possessed these apps create a Twitter experience which is much better equipped for Windows Phone users.
But, it would be pointless using two different Twitter clients when they both do the same thing, wouldn’t it? In this article I’m going to pit Twabbit and Rowi against each other and discover which app is the best to use. Read on to find out which one I prefer.
Do you know how tough it is and how much effort it takes to sketch something? I sure know how seeing as I’m not really gifted in the sketching department. I draw something, find it stupid, erase it and redraw from scratch. After a while, I end up with an entire layer of paper erased off. Yikes!
I recently found an app called Sketch Board. I was skeptical at first as usual. But I later found it to be a fun app to use. It’s just like using MS Paint in your desktop. I had always been a fan of sketching applications and I badly wanted to try this out. Now, let’s see all the features the app has to offer.
After the lunch of Windows Phone 8 the smartphones war has changed. Finally, has Microsoft created a worthy OS to compete with Android and IOS. Big changes has occurred to the operating system but the question lies on the devices it offers. Two of the best Windows Phone 8 devices in the current market are dominated by Nokia’s Lumia 920 and HTC’s 8x.
Since, the launch of these phones the market competition or at-least people’s thoughts on the Windows Phone has massively changed. While, both the techies are tightly features packed and beautifully designed. You might have heard of these phones, and chances are you have probably also heard that one is better than the other or vice verse. The truth however, is that you can’t really pick one or the other, because they are both excellent.
Now, lets take a look at these splendid phones.
In the Windows Phone Elite series we often look at apps which you would use all the time. These have included finance management apps and platform games, although, something we are yet to look at is the smaller apps. There is a wealth of these in the Windows Marketplace and even though they may be basic in concept; they can sometimes help us an awful lot.
Read on the find out what we think are the best utilities for your Windows Phone.
Gamers rejoice! Like many other VoIP (Voice over IP) programs, Mumble is a free software program designed for vocal communication in mind in a digital age. What sets Mumble apart for gaming communication is the promise of high quality sound and low latency, all while minimizing the use of CPU resources.
This low-resource design makes Mumble a top notch choice for gamers when compared to more traditional VoIP programs such as Skype which take up large amounts of CPU RAM and resources. Mumbles interface and bonus features, however, are what really makes the difference while in game.