Have you ever wanted to automate tasks that you perform often, or map keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier? Well, I have the answer and it’s AutoHotkey.

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source application that allows you to create and run scripts to automate your workflow. Let’s see how easy it is to program with AutoHotkey and automate your workflow.


Everyone loves the luxury of being able to plunge into their own paradise and indulge in the beauty of music. With the help of your Windows Phone this experience can come alive quick and easily.

In this roundup, I’m going to be looking at the best apps available to make your listening smoother and more exciting.


If you’re a big consumer of entertainment, then you’re in the right place. I’m going to show you how to set up a home media center, complete with remote viewing capabilities.

Plex is a free, partially open-source, cross-platform app that allows you to manage and play videos, music, photos and more from a local or remote computer.


The clipboard is a feature of Windows that you probably give very little thought to, but the chances are that you make use of it every day. Need to look up a strangely spelled name or word that someone has mentioned in an email? Best to copy and paste it rather than risking spelling it wrong.

If you’re working on a lengthy document and want to re-order paragraphs, cutting and pasting is often the easiest form of editing and the clipboard is also used as a temporary store when you capture a screenshot with the Print Screen key. This is all very useful, but Clipboard Magic helps to make the clipboard even better.


Security is something that everyone should be concerned about. We don’t really want our financial or personal information out in the bad, bad world, do we?

To that effect, Windows ships with inbuilt security software as well as the option to download the free, and excellent, Microsoft Security Essentials. A lot of users I know eschew from these and tend to with other dedicated security software — antivirus, antimalware and firewalls amongst many others.

Personally, I really love MSE but seeing as I already have a pseudo-lifetime license for the excellent AVG security suite, I’m just going with it.

What about you? Are you content with what you have or do you use dedicated, third party security software? If so, which suite are you using? I want to hear about your experiences here.

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

Screencasts are a sure way to sell your stuff online, especially if you’re a developer. It adds certain credibility to your product and sometimes it’s easy to make your point. What needs a lengthy description on paper just takes a few seconds on a screenshot. For developers, mainly designers, it’s the best way to show-off.

“I’m already sold, just show me how the heck to do it”, I hear you say. Today, we’re going to take a look at the most popular screen recorder known to man. Yes, I’m talking about Camtasia Studio. Let’s find out what makes it so popular and if it’s worth your while — join me after the jump.


PC gaming in current years has lost its sheen since a big portion of the gaming crowd has transferred to console gaming. When visiting game shops, the PC game section is small and not varied compared to the vast number of games for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Is Steam the answer to PC gaming’s woes? Does Steam really supply what the PC gaming market needs? Let’s find out!


In the previous article, I wrote about how to prank your friends using the inbuilt features in Windows 7.

This time, for extra fun, here are some small and harmless applications that will aid you in your quest for mischief.


GIMP is one of the most popular alternatives to Adobe Photoshop that fits in everyone’s budget — free. For those of us who can’t afford or don’t like Photoshop, GIMP is a nice, feature laden photo editor and image manipulation application.

The name stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Let’s see how this free image editor stacks up against Adobe Photoshop.


Moving documents and other files to a Kindle is often an arduous affair. Or at least that’s my experience so far.

So when I heard about Send to Kindle, I was quite eager to try it out. Is it worth your time? Let’s find out!


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