Photography apps are a dime a dozen. Personally, on the Windows Marketplace I’ve been through a variety of different apps which haven’t suited my desires as much as I would have liked. This was highly disappointing seeing as I love to edit and create by own photos. Luckily, I actually found some which made the mark. This allowed me to access my inner imagination and actually use my camera as it should be used.

In this roundup I’m going to split the apps into two categories. Firstly, the apps for getting the perfect picture, then some which allow you to have fun with your friends! Hopefully, there will be one for you here!

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll be quite used to working with more than one computer at the same time. I’m frequently using my main PC to copy encode video, while using my older machine get on with other things like surfing the web and writing – sometimes, my laptop even gets in on the mix!

Working with two or more computers simultaneously is great, but it does mean that you need a large desk to accommodate the two keyboards and two mice. You could install a KVM switch that lets you use one keyboard and mouse to control two computers, but if you’re looking for a free solution, Multiplicity could be the tool for you.

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For quite sometime I have been thinking about trying out a photo app. Believe me, the Marketplace has an abundant number of apps related to camera and photos and fhotoroom core seemed very interesting.

Fhotoroom is one of the apps which will help you tweak your images, add styles to it, save and upload to share it with your friends and family. I admit that I am not much of a camera person and so this app is a life saver. And it is always good to have a photo editor in your mobile. Let’s see whether it’s worth your time!

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As your computer is probably home to scores of videos, a massive music collection and countless digital photos, it makes sense to connect it to your television and sound system so you can enjoy all of this media on a larger screen and with better sound from the comfort of your couch.

While there’s nothing to stop you from using one program to view your photos slideshow, another to listen to music and yet another to watch videos, DVDs and TV, MediaPortal is a free media center tool that enables you to do all of this in one place.

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I’m a fan of the command line.  For many things there’s just no faster way to get things done on my computer.  I previously looked at Console, a terminal emulator for Windows that makes the command line experience better by adding tabs among other extensions. 

Shortly after that article was published I became aware of another terminal emulator called ConEmu.  After using both I’ve largely moved to ConEmu.  Why?  Let’s look at ConEmu and why it’s become my new favorite.

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Best of AppStorm in August

We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!

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A computer is unlike most other pieces of electronics you may have around your home. Once you’ve have your TV set up, you don’t expect to have to look after it much beyond giving it a wipe down every now and then, and the same is true of your radio, refrigerator and countless other household goods. Your computer, however, is more like your car – it needs regular, on-going attention to ensure that it continues to run smoothly.

Left unmaintained for too long, your PC will start to slow to a crawl, boot times may dramatically increase and all manner of other problems can star to creep in. Windows includes a number of tools that can be used to ensure the health and performance of your system, but Puran Utilities is a collection of tools that can help you to maintain any version of Windows without the need to hunt high and low for different utilities.

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If there’s one thing we can certainly rely on with the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, it’s the spate of fresh-looking apps we’ll be seeing on the marketplace. You may remember the popular MetroTwit app from last year that has slowly been churning out updates to it’s fresh new look. Now that we’re closing in on the release of Windows 8, it’s time to shape up and get stuck in to the Windows Store, and soak up the delights of all the new apps that will be piling in.
The MetroTwit team is hard at work on their Windows 8 version of it’s snazzy Twitter app, but there’s always room for different approaches to the Twitter environment in the land of Windows 8’s new interface. That’s where the Lazy Worm Apps team comes in.

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The context menu in Windows is great way to access options that relate to the files and folders you are working with. The menu is so called because the options that are displayed depend entirely on the type of file you have right clicked – it is the context that determines the contents of the menu.

Right click a disc image and you’ll see the option to burn it to disc, right click an image and you’ll see the option to edit it, and there are also fixed items such as the option to delete or rename files as well as choosing which program they should be opened with.

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Imagine you are listening to streaming music online and a song comes on that you wish to save to your computer? Unfortunately, most of the online streaming players do not have an option to record streaming music to your PC. I had the same problem, listening to online radio and desperately searching in Google to download a nice song that I just heard. But StreamWriter brought an end to this.

StreamWriter is a good app for listening to streaming audio, categorizing them and recording them when you wish.

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