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The vast majority of people upgrading will not have any issues, but there is always that stray use-case scenario that will encounter an error. In the past, Microsoft has done a great job with compatibility, and even shown that they are willing to make their OS backwards-compatible with older hardware and as much of the software as possible.

With that said, one of the biggest issues that can bite end-users is driver problems. A printer here or audio card there can wreak havoc with what you assume will be a simple upgrade.

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Booking your transport is always a difficult task. Finding the cheapest fares for your specific destination is something which is necessary but time consuming. There are many apps which relate to flights, but, there seems to be much less that allow you to book train tickets directly. Virgin Train Tickets is an apps which helps you to book trains all over mainland UK quickly and securely.

Not only does this app book your tickets, it also lets you track the ones you’ve already purchased. With all the data in the same place you’ll never miss a train again. Read on to find out more!

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Recognizing music instantly is a skill which few possess. When a song plays which you haven’t heard in a while, you constantly rack your brains in pursuit of that elusive song and artist info. Soundhound is an app which identifies any music playing and quickly shows you some key statistics related to this song.

This is an app which you can show off to all your friends and help make you look like a music guru. Read on to find out how powerful this application is!

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Utilities — indispensable apps that speed up our workflow by solving tasks much quicker than we could ever imagine. However, with Windows apps it’s hard to find all of these in one specific place. And no one wants to spend hours looking for utilities which may help them someday. Recently though, I came across Utility Nerd, a website which hosts five different apps.

I felt I should structure this article like a roundup, taking an individual look at every app and showing how it could help you in your everyday life. Hopefully, one of these is for you!

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One integral part of any phone is ability to take pictures. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll try to get pictures of everything and everyone in the entire world. That’s why we download photography apps, making the experience even better by adding additional features over the stock camera app.

Last month at Windows.Appstorm I wrote an article entitled “Windows Phone Elite: Photography Apps!” This was a roundup of my favourite Windows Phone photography apps in the marketplace. Each of these apps was brilliant in its own right, but there was one that clearly stuck out. Photosynth. The only app in the world which allows you to take full 360 degree pictures.

Read on to find out more!

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Last year when Apple released their iPhone 4s one of the major new releases was Siri. A voice control system which allowed you to manage your phone in a more interesting way. Now that Siri has been around a year, other companies to follow suit, trying to replicate this exciting new implementation of voice recognition.

One of the best Siri clones has been Ask Ziggy, an app which follows the same concept, but on the Windows Phone. Since buying my phone Ziggy has been a firm favourite of mine. Using it in everyday situations to settle debates and set reminders.

Read on to find out more!

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Boredom induced random browsing of the internet has often led me to find interesting applications, along with a lot of other murky stuff. Some of these apps have been incredibly useful, some not so much.

Here are two applications from Glorylogic, that, I believe, might be of great use to you.

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Optimizing and tuning up the performance of a desktop is serious business. It probably could be the second most stuff people care about than keeping their PC’s free from viruses and malware. Windows has gotten a lot better than it was and Windows 7 probably is the best operating system in the market.

But, the more things change, more they remain the same. Let’s admit it, all the enhancements over the past decades have not changed the core of the operating system that generates clutter real fast and slows down performance over time. Being the most used operating system in the World, you don’t have the luxury of writing it from scratch and breaking down backward compatibility.

To give them the credit they deserve, third party companies have done a lot of heavy lifting to make the Windows experience a whole lot better. TuneUp Utilities is a notable one of the lot and after a the jump, let’s take their new release for a test drive.

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Everybody enjoys listening to music. However, what really determines your listening experience is how you decide to listen to your music. Many music lovers are moving their music to the cloud. While this is far more convenient compared to the traditional method of having a locally stored library, the quality of music is not always preserved.

Audiophiles such as myself typically use desktop players. Many desktop music players such as iTunes don’t always perform very well and don’t look too great either. If you happen to be on the lookout for a responsive, aesthetically pleasing, and free music player, Foobar2000 may be what you are looking for.

Is it worth checking out? Let’s take a look!

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Forensic analysis of a PC is a time consuming process as there are tons of data that has to be assimilated, dissected and analyzed. Not to mention organizing the information in the first place is a lot of hassle. Yes, there are applications that aid you, but the best ones are always expensive. Luckily, with OSForensics you might just have found a solution to your “investigation woes”.

OSForensics is a PC forensic analysis tool that lets you extract and analyze hidden information from a computer and manage all your forensic data. Though a number of similar open source software exist, few are loaded with as many features or work as efficiently as this app.

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