It's been two months since we mentioned the possibility of winning a PC for Digital Trends' Favorite Gaming Memory contest. The contest is now over and Thomas Anderle of Massapeque Park, NY is now a proud owner of an iBUYPOWER Video Pro System, and a $2,000 American Express gift card.
Thomas' video was chosen from 40 submissions, and over 800 people voted on Digital Trends in just 4 days. In total, the submitted videos generated more than 17,000 views.
Thomas' video Mega Man X Gaming Memory, depicts his and his friend Chris' two-week-long quest to beat Mega … Read more
They wouldn't want you to believe it, but there's more to powered-up desktop indexing and searching than Google, Microsoft, or Yahoo. Copernic's Desktop Search tool makes it fast and easy to find documents, e-mails, and other files on local drives. Like other desktop search tools, it creates a searchable index of all the data on a computer's drives, and updates it every time a file is added, removed, or modified.
A left-side search column allows simple keyword queries and more refined searches based on file size, date, file type, or folder. Easy-to-read icons at the top … Read more
I used to be a huge fan of Windows desktop themes. Granted, this was over 10 years ago, when I knew little about computers and was ignorant of the amount of system resources themes consumed. I don't use them today, as I prefer to keep my system clean and optimized, but I still understand the appeal. Customizing your desktop with a new theme makes for a new experience.
The Skins Factory is trying to give its users a new experience when installing desktop themes. It has announced that its Windows desktop-theme software, Hyperdesk, is now DRM-free. According to the … Read more
Logitech just announced a new Mac version of its popular diNovo Keyboard, and we're eager to get our grubby little hands on a test unit. We've tried out the diNovo Edge, the diNovo Edge for Macs, and the Illuminated Keyboard with positive marks across the board, and we're sure this version will be no different.
The new diNovo keyboard promises to be the perfect companion to your Mac desktop, with all the buttons in the familiar Mac-style layout in a slim, easy-to-use layout. The keys themselves are part of Logitech's PerfectStroke system that allows for uniform … Read more
Parallels has released the newest edition of its virtualization software for the Mac, promising dramatic performance improvements for those running both Windows and Mac OS on their systems.
Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 is 50 percent faster than the older version and has "silenced our critics with regards to performance," according to Parallels' Rawee Kambhiranond. The software allows Mac users to run Mac OS X and Windows side by side on their desktop, without having to reboot to switch between the two operating systems as enabled by Apple's Boot Camp technology.
Version 4.0 brings the … Read more
WindowBlinds offers a generally compelling way to add some panache to Windows XP or Windows Vista. It lets you skin your graphic interface, offering a number of preconfigured themes that range in styles and change the entire look of your desktop. You also have the ability to make some serious tweaks to each theme, should it be close to what you want, but just not quite right. No matter what skin you choose, though, we doubt you'll have any complaints with the appearance of the polished, attractive themes.
You also choose from several toolbar icon sets to match your … Read more