Whether you’re in the business of developing software, building websites or are learning a new coding language for a weekend project, you definitely need a good IDE to code with. There are several available to suit various needs and budgets but if you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to first check out what’s on offer for free.

Notepad++ is a great option for both novice and advanced coders, and everyone in between. The app is open-source, free to download, supports multiple languages, comes with a boatload of functionality out of the box and supports plugins to too. It also allows for fine-grained customization so you can tweak it till you’re comfortable. Let’s build something with it and see how we go, shall we?

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Music playback on the internet has created a huge buzz during this decade and the last with the rise of websites like YouTube and applications such as iTunes dominating the market. Searching through online music players for your favourite songs can be a tedious experience. This is where Spotify comes into play.

Spotify is an immense database of over a million songs from every walk of life. For years, Spotify has been only accessible in Europe but has recently been introduced to the United States of America. I stumbled upon Spotify after struggling through the process of searching through other sites for years for high quality music and a fast service. Is it right for you? That’s what we’re going to find out!

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When you insert a CD or DVD, or even plug in a USB drive, you’ll probably find that Windows’ AutoPlay kicks in and asks what you would like to do with the drive.

If you would like more flexibility so you can choose when you access the drive, you may find TweakNow DriveShortcut is the sort of tool that could help you.

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Gaming has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry in the recent years and is undergoing a lot of changes. With so many things happening all around, it’s difficult to keep track of all these.

In this series, we’ll rectify this by bringing you all the important news and announcements, new releases and other interesting events from the industry, every month. Join me after the jump.

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In this roundup, I am going to share with you the latest and future releases for the next few months. This is an exciting time in the gaming year, as big sequels such as Diablo 3 have hit the shelfs over the last couple of weeks.

I will briefly explain some of the most interesting releases from different genres, encompassing everything from third person shooters to sports, to keep you captivated for the forthcoming future. Read on to find out more!

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E3 — it’s a magical place in a magical time. It’s where companies like to show of their shiny games and hardware. And people like me attend in droves to check out what’s on show.

As easy as it is to follow what’s going on over there , it’s not always easy to attend the show itself. Geographical limitations is just one facet — there are always the issue of getting invited or getting tickets, work deadlines or personal factors. Myself, I’m not able to make it this year.

My question is: are you? Which booth will you be hogging, much to the others’ chagrin? Which keynote are you looking forward to the most?

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

There may be many times where you or someone you know could use a little help finding or doing something on the computer. Calling or emailing someone text directions can be a big problem. Also, you may want to show something on your screen to customer service or send something funny to a friend. To do these cool things you will need an application that can handle the task and that is where Jing comes in.

Jing is a simple way to capture and share what is going happening on your computer screen. Jing also has cool share functions that integrate with Screencast.com. Interested? Of course you are! Read on to find out what I think of Jing!

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There are a number of ways to improve the performance of your computer, and one of these is to stay in control of the programs and processes that are running at any given time. Windows includes the Task Manager which includes fairly basic options for closing applications, monitoring system performance and keeping an eye on services.

If you are a power user, you will no doubt have found that Task Manager is a little on the basic side and if you are looking for greater control over your computer, Task Manager DeLuxe is a free alternative that not only provides you with more information and remains easier to use.

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DVD’s are things of the past and not just on PC’s.  The DVD disks are too fragile and a pain to maintain.

With hard drives being sold at throwaway prices, people started moving away from DVD drives and looking at their PC’s as an convenient alternative. Today, I’m going to show how to turn your PC into a media center.

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Think about everything stored on your computer right now. Photos of special moments, that great vacation, or the last time you saw a friend, copies of the project that you’re working on for months or the paper you’re writing. Financial and tax records.

What happens if something happens to your computer and all that was lost? Let’s take a look at how to avoid all that tears and heart ache with CrashPlan!

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