Over the past year or so we've seen a new product category emerge: the portable digital converter/headphone amplifier. Of course, no one "needs" such a device -- phones and iPods already have converters and amps built-in -- and sound perfectly fine with average headphones. The sound is good enough, but your phone's converter and amp share space and battery power with the phone's electronics. A separate converter and amp, about the size of a phone, has only one mission: improved sound quality. So if you upgraded to a high-end in-ear headphone, like the $399 … Read more
Encoding Decoding Free Portable isn't the easiest file locker to use, but it offers plenty of strong features. Its major downfall is that the files only work inside of this program once they're locked. You'll probably be fine with this once you see all the program can do.
Since this is a portable program, there's no installation needed and you can take it with you on a USB drive. The program supports regular file importing and drag-and-drop importing, too. Even though its layout is something out of a '90s sci-fi film, don't mistake it for … Read more
The small Wise Folder Hider Portable allows you to choose folders, entire USB drives, or individual folders to hide. This is an excellent little program if you need to keep information on your computer away from prying eyes.
This portable program allows you to hide information in two different ways. You can drag your folders or files and drop them into the program window. They will immediately show in the window with their full paths. You can also choose one of the buttons "Hide File," "Hide Folder," or "Hide USB Drive," and a search … Read more
Wise Auto Shutdown Portable allows the user to schedule the state of their computer at any time in the future. While it does add some functionality to the Windows operating system, the program's usefulness seems rather limited.
Packed in a zip folder, Wise Auto Shutdown Portable downloads quickly. You won't need to undergo the installation process since this is a portable program. The program will allow you to schedule all of the power options such as shut down, restart, log off, hibernate, power off, and--for Vista or Windows 8 users--sleep. You can schedule a specific date and time … Read more
SlimBoat Web Browser Portable offers a familiar, multi-tabbed Web browser experience for easy Web surfing from any location. While a little too slim on design compared to other popular Web browsers, it offers some neat additional features and performs well.
At a little over four megabytes, this one makes other portable browsers look hefty in comparison. To give you that lean look, SlimBoat Web Browser Portable forgoes some features you'd find on other browsers. There's no support for third-party extensions like you'll find in Opera or Firefox. There is a built-in ad blocker and speed dial, though. … Read more
Gamers eyeing Nvidia's Shield will be able to buy the device on June 27 to the tune of only $299.
Officially unveiling the date and the price drop via a blog on Thursday, Nvidia explained why it cut the cost from $349.
We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run.
So we're changing the price of Shield to $299.
If you've already pre-ordered Shield , you'll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.
Defraggler Portable allows even the most novice computer user to customize the defragmentation process. The program comes as a free full-featured defrag program, available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
Defraggler Portable downloads as a ZIP file. There's no need for installation or a lengthily setup, since you can start the program by just double-clicking the EXE file. What distinguishes this program from other defrag programs is the inclusion of a list of files and folders that are stored as fragmented entities. You can choose any of these files or folders to defrag specifically or you can defrag the … Read more
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Portable provides users who want to clean their entire registry (or just portions of their registry) with the ability to do so in a quick, clean manner. This program is a portable version of Eusing Free Registry Cleaner and therefore no installation is needed.
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Portable is a small program that allows you at any time to scan various regions of your computer for registry problems. Some areas that are scanned include files and folders, Windows fonts, shared DLLs, file extensions, obsolete software, a start menu, and invalid Active X keys. One of … Read more
As a small photo viewer and editor, JPEGView Portable allows the user to use basic editing operations on their photos quickly, easily, and on-the-go. This freeware program lets you edit and view your photos from any removable device.
JPEGView Portable comes with its own installer, and you can run the program by clicking on the EXE file found in the program's file folder. Removing the program is just as easy. You just need to delete the program's file folder. The main menu offers some basic options such as zooming, rotating, full-screen mode, converging line correction, and landscape enhancement. … Read more
PeaZip Portable (64-Bit) presents all the power and speed of most compression software in a neat, tidy package. It's one of the few downloads of its kind that is a downright pleasure to look at. The fact that you can stick it on a USB drive and take it with you just makes it even better.
The app comes as an executable file, so some antivirus software might flag it. Rest assured, it's clean and free of any unwanted extras. However, it is a little big for portable software, checking in at just under 10MB. Once you see … Read more