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Where do you turn when you want to watch a film? You might flick on the TV, pop on a DVD, or make use of a Netflix subscription, you might even head off to the cinema.

But what about those times when you’re looking for something a little different, but don’t want to spend a fortune? This is where SnagFilms could help, bringing a collection of independent films from around the world to your Windows 8 desktop.


Control Music & Movies With Movement Using Flutter

With a webcam attached to your computer you have many options available to you. You can conduct video chats, set up a simple security system and much more. With Flutter installed, there is something completely different you can do.

When you’re watching a movie, or listening to music on your computer, you may need to quickly pause playback which results in a mad scramble to find your mouse or keyboard and then finding the right control in the media player you’re using. Flutter enables you to use your web cam for simple playback control.


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.


Great Windows Phone Apps for Wasting Time

Not only can our smartphones be fantastic tools for business and productivity, they’re great for just wasting time watching video, listening to music and playing games. Back in October, Ben Clark looked at the best of Windows Phone gaming and today we’re going to continue that theme on by looking at some great music and video apps to kill your time (and productivity).