Keeping Windows up to date is part and parcel of regular system maintenance, and it helps to ensure the on-going health of your computer and improves your security levels.

But updating is not just something that applies to Windows – any program you have installed on your computer is prone to vulnerabilities and updates are often released to fix problems and patch holes that have been discovered. Is AutoP the answer?

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If you work with PDFs a lot, you have probably had to convert one to another document format at some point. Depending on how the PDF was created, this could be tricky or it could be easy. There are many converters available with price tags ranging from free to quite expensive.

Wondershare PDF Converter can convert PDFs to most document formats, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, images, HTML and text files. The software comes in two versions: regular at $59.95, and pro at $79.95.

Let’s see if this PDF converter is worth the price.

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Anyone with a computer has experienced the panic that sets in when you realize that a file you need is not where you expect it to be. You may have accidentally deleted an important document, or a sudden crash may have wreaked havoc with your work.

Whatever the cause, upon discovering a missing file he only thing that’s likely to occupy your mind is just how you’re going to be able to get it back. As you can probably guess from the name, this is something that Wise Data Recovery can help you with.

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Let me tell you one thing right up front. I am not a very big fan of Winamp. All you can do is add the songs to playlists — it doesn’t provide you with any features to organize your songs according to your fuzzy needs.

And iTunes? It sure can organize your songs but it’s also very cluttered and bloated. It tries too hard to accommodate everything in a single piece of software.

Songbird sells itself as the ticket out of this madness. Let’s find out whether it lives up to its claims.

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We are always on a look out for freeware available on the internet. Today, we’re going to do a whirlwind review of various audio/video freeware applications by Freemake.

Are they on par with other similar applications? Do they have something that set them apart from other freeware? Read on to find out.

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We all love to read our favorite blogs from all over the Internet everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. However remembering which sites you visit can be a hassle. So many people bookmark them in a web browser; nothing is wrong with that, but the best way is to subscribe to RSS feeds with a feed reader.

FeedDemon is an RSS feed reader that can pull in all of your RSS feeds and update them at specific intervals. FeedDemon also has a few great features that we will explore as well. So without further or due, lets review FeedDemon!

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Most PC users are unaware of how many such duplicate files are out there eating their hard disk space. One of the most tedious tasks in cleaning up your computer to reclaim hard drive space is to find and delete these duplicate files.

If you ever decide to clean up your system you don’t need to go, search and compare each and every file manually. Duplicate Cleaner is a perfect utility for this! We can sweep off these files in just 4 steps after the installation.

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I really wanted to know what the fuss with the cloud was all about. And since we’re at the Windows portion of AppStorm, we’re taking a look today at SkyDrive, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Drive and Apple’s iCloud.

But instead of trying the desktop app, I wanted to try out the mobile version because creating a usable, functional mobile app is that much more harder than creating one for the desktop. So let’s get started!

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Traditionally gamers attribute the advent of gaming to the PC platform. Although it is true to a certain extent, video gaming itself dates back to early 50s. While the first game was a really simple version of Tic-Tac-Toe, Noughts and Crosses, gaming has now evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.

In these modern times, gaming consoles have invaded our living rooms and has become an integral part of our life. Today, we are going to take a look back at the evolution of consoles over the years.

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I’m guessing all of us have been through at least one fundamental paradigm shift in computing. Personally, I’ve seen the rise of cloud computing and web software as well as the sheer proliferation of consoles and mobile hardware. I guess you could include tablets in the mobile hardware space too.

Tablets have been a bit of a revelation for me. Unless I’m actually creating something, tablets have become incredibly competitive in taking care of my email, reading and media needs. If your creative task includes writing, I’m guessing most of us can replace a desktop with a tablet as well. Needless to say, I’m now a fan and am cautiously optimistic of the entire tablet world and their lock-in ecosystems.

This week I’d like to know whether you dig the tablet form factor. Some people swear by it whilst others absolutely hate the restrictions that the hardware implicitly create. What do you think? I’d love to hear from you!

So vote away and as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts – simply post a comment below!

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