The 21st century, the period of time that will forever be known as the technology era, no doubt. But with so much potential, each and every individual company has had its chance to shine and create a product that will shell-shock the World and bring a new period of technical entertainment to everyone.

But no-one is stepping up to the plate; is it time we had a competitor?


Everyone wants to feel that they are in full control of their computer, and this is certainly true of programs and windows. This is what you spend most of your time at your computer working with, so it makes sense that you should want management to be made as easy as possible.

eXtra Buttons is one such outrageously useful free tool that you need to look at, if you’re like me!


As a power user, I like experimenting around and being on the cutting edge. To that effect, I effectively triple boot my workstation. Windows 7, Snow Leopard and Linux Mint. Yes, I’m a bad ass guy that way! It gets me the best of all worlds, which is what I’m usually after.

What about you? Do you multi, or dual, boot other OS’. Any specific reason you work with multiple operating systems? What pitfalls or annoyances have you faced on the way? Driver issues? kext shenanigans? I’d love to hear your stories.

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

Dropbox is one of my favorite cloud apps because of its incredible features and web interface.

But what if you want to take your Dropbox files with you on a flash drive? Or you’re using a computer where you don’t have administrator priviledges? That’s where DropboxPortableAHK comes in. Is it worth your time? Let’s find out!


We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. 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!


If you share a computer with someone else, or you are in an environment in which someone else could access your computer, you’ll be aware of the need to protect your privacy. In the case of shared computers, it is easy enough to set up individual user account for everyone, each of which can be password protected and will effectively keep everyone’s files separate.

Having a folder on your desktop called ‘My super-secret files’ in which you store all of your private documents, financial information, journal entries and personal photographs is almost asking someone with prying eyes to take a peek inside. Wise Folder Hider is a free privacy tool that can be used to conceal private files and folders very quickly and easily.


Winner Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway. I’m excited to let you know that the winner has now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:


Congratulations again to the lucky winner — we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions and giveaways!


When you think about your conventional racing game, you think about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as you can. Well, the developers of Nitronic Rush have incorporated a survival aspect into the game and a plethora of unique features that further enhances your game play.

Along with theses added features, Nitronic Rush also has a unique music system that adapts as you progress through the game. All this make Nitronic Rush incredibly addictive and creates an enjoyable time for the player. Read on for our full review.


It never fails. You have a file on your desktop back home, but you’re at a hotel or at a coffee shop with your laptop and you need to get to that file. Or perhaps you need access to an email back on your computer at home.

Whatever reason that you need to get back to your computer at home, there is a simple way to get the experience of sitting at your computer anywhere with access to the Internet. Let’s find out how!


DVD drives have been a staple of every computer or console over the past ten years. The ubiquitous storage medium has won over the world with its simplicity.

But is it the beginning of the end of the DVD era? Or for optical storage, for that matter?


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