When you uninstall an application inside of Windows, it tends to leave a few files behind. Specifically, registry values and information inside of your AppData directory leading to performance and compatibility issues down the road.

For those who typically find themselves manually deleting these leftover items, Revo Uninstaller markets itself as a viable solution. Is it any good? Let’s take a look…
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One of the greatest functions of any computer is the ability to recreate situations, scenarios, and perform simulations. Since they became aimed at the consumer, aircraft simulator sales have been tremendous.

Today I would like to share some of my personal favourites with you. Whether you are an avid hobbiest or just intrigued, this selection should be of some interest you.
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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway last week, and special thanks to the kind people at SoftColor. I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

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adamg511
Naks
realtoughcookie
coreyschram
krisu
fahdmurtaza
laurentzziu
phz
jeremybise

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

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During Microsoft’s Build conference earlier last month, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8- Metro UI and all. Everyone is now left wondering whether it is enough to take on the juggernaut that Apple has become. What I feel like people are missing, is that Microsoft is still far ahead in market share. That is, at least on the when it comes to the almighty PC.

Most people who have wanted to switch to Apple or buy an iPad probably already have. Microsoft knows there’s lots of people on the fence about which platform to go to. They are also very aware that the iPhone and the iPad are both gateway drugs to what is largely known as ‘The Apple Kool-Aid’. If executed properly Microsoft can, with Windows 8, begin to close the gap between desktop computing and mobile computing, and become a serious competitor in the mobile market while maintaining their market share in the PC environment.

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Most modern operating systems feature similar “desktop” paradigms. Windows is no exception to this. However, as many users notice, the desktop quickly fills up with icons and other shortcuts that you don’t really need. This leads to an organizational nightmare, and the purpose of the desktop, providing quick access to the files, folders, and applications you need, is defeated.

Furthermore, organization is limited to the grid system. There is no way to really “group” certain items together, and no organization beyond making separate sections for your groups. This can lead to confusion and it takes longer to find the things you need. This is where Stardock Fences comes into the picture.

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Anyone who has ever used Twitter for Mac and thoroughly enjoyed the experience will feel like they’re missing out when using one of the many clients available for Windows. Step in: DestroyTwitter.

DestroyTwitter has actually been around for quite some time, and is cross platform. It’s an Adobe Air application but has an extremely light memory footprint and, in my opinion, is the best Twitter client available for Windows today. I will walk you through with what are some of its most noteworthy features and also some of its hidden gems in today’s review.

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For decades now, us, PC users, have been tarnished by the Apple crowd for a number of reasons. Not least among them is that Apple hardware is always better than PC hardware.

At the core of their assumptions are a couple of stereotypes. And I assure you, these are stereotypes. Let’s take a good, hard look at the current state of affairs and find out the reality, shall we?

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The benefits of going online and moving to the cloud are dogged down by the fear of compromising one’s personal and professional information. Identity thieves are having a ball of a time these days, as they don’t have to put in much effort to gather identity data. With birthdays, anniversary dates and lame passwords like “pass123”, it’s like snatching candy from a kid for them.

It isn’t like there are any real solutions to keep your passwords and other sensitive data secure. A bunch of paid and free apps are available for every operating system (many of them cross platform, so you won’t miss anything). KeePass is a pioneer in the domain of securing passwords and after the break, let’s see how to tap it to our benefit.

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We’ve all been there: using three different instant messaging clients just to keep in touch with everyone. Want to move to another messenger? Good luck trying to convince every one of your friends to switch.

With social networks in the fray, alongside a constant flow of e-mails, it’s clear that we need a radical new IM client — one that could integrate all the great features of IM with the great addition of Facebook Chat, Twitter Feed and e-mail notifications. Enter Digsby, a multi-service client that handles almost everything with aplomb.

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There is no dearth of freeware apps for Windows. Over decades of its dominance in the operating system market, Windows has been a very popular development platform and enjoys the biggest – albeit dispersed – library of software applications among all the operating systems. The fallout of this humongous volume of options though, is the fact that finding the apps that you want – and that work exactly the way you want – becomes extremely difficult.

Through years of trial & error with trying out new apps, I’ve found myself uninstalling or deleting over 90% of what I try. There are a select few though, that I’ve stuck with. These are not you popular apps with millions of users, nor are these made by big time developers. These are all smaller apps that don’t do everything under the sun, but absolutely rock and what they do.

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