Software that promises to speed up your download is almost invariably limited by something it can't effect, namely your Internet connection, and that's the case with Download Accelerator Manager, aka DAM. But DAM does serve as a free, browser-integrated download manager. DAM lets you schedule, pause, and resume multiple downloads, which can be a big help to users who have limited bandwidth or access time, especially when downloading large files such as movies. For instance, you can schedule DAM to download files at night, when local traffic is lighter (or rates lower). To that end, DAM offers features … Read more
Kaspersky Password Manager helps frequent Web surfers reconcile the need for strong passwords with a bad memory--not your computer's memory but yours. With one Master Password, you can create, edit, store, and enter secure passwords and log-in data to access Web sites. It also fills in forms with a more secure auto-complete tool than most browsers offer and incorporates phishing and keylogging protection. Kaspersky Password Manager is trial-limited shareware for Windows XP to 8.
Installing and setting up Password Manager is a bit more fiddly than most software, but a Configuration Wizard walked us through the process, starting with … Read more
Cosmos System Care Free is touted as your all-in-one maintenance tool to keep your computer system healthy and clean. Indeed, when you first download the program, you are offered the chance for an immediate scan. However, while this program seems to be wide in scope, the free version only offers to scan your computer for problems; it doesn't fix them.
Cosmos System Care Free took more than 35 minutes to download, extract, and install on a dual processing system. The program scans for security problems including privacy issues, includes a file decryptor and encryptor, and backs up or restores … Read more
eXtreme Movie Manager offers a powerful organizational tool for those who have a collection of movies and TV shows in either digital or physical format. The download is easy and painless, with no add-on bundled software.
This application opened quickly after installation and comes with preloaded movie and TV listings. Beware that the actual movies and TV episodes listed do not come with the download. They are used as examples in the program. Users are able to create unique databases to which they can add movies, TV shows and actors. Movies and TV shows can be added manually, from a … Read more
If you are tired of drag-and-drop file manipulation in the Windows' GUI, then FAR Manager, with its command line and DOS-like interface for file creation and editing is for you. The program downloads easily and is free to use.
As a text-based application, FAR Manager allows the user to manipulate files by renaming them, moving them from directory to directory, and opening them in another window. You can also delete files, create new files, or edit certain files by clicking on them. Most users won't find the interface intuitive, but that is to be expected. If you are used … Read more
One of the most nerve-wracking things about ordering a product from an online retailer is waiting for the tracking number to appear in your inbox. Sometimes the e-mail ends up in your spam folder or, even worse, it's never sent by the vendor.
Thanks to a free service from FedEx called FedEx Delivery Manager, you can keep track of incoming packages and get alerted the moment the shipping label is created. That's right, you no longer need to wait for a tracking number to be sent to you before you start monitoring it. Going even further, you can … Read more
The goal of Facebook Pages Manager, from Facebook's perspective, is to separate the business and personal tools often utilized by Facebook users, streamline the interface of the core app, and make Page updates easier. But the resulting app has many crossover features, and the fact that you have no choice but to switch between apps can be frustrating at times.
If you have a Facebook Page and try to check your notifications, respond to a message, or make an update in the standard Facebook App, you'll be told to download Facebook Pages Manager. Once you do, those notifications … Read more
How serious is Intel about battery life on its next processor? Very.
On Thursday, the world's largest chipmaker hauled out two chip experts to brief journalists on the ways Intel's fourth-generation core processor, aka Haswell, reduces power consumption and boosts battery life.
Intel is claiming a 50 percent improvement in battery life for devices using Haswell compared to the current Ivy Bridge silicon.
The chip will be officially introduced on June 3 and is expected to power future Windows, Apple, and Chrome OS computers.
The information below was provided by Rani N. Borkar, general manager, Intel Architecture Development … Read more
If you're buried under a sea of bills, this app might help you dig yourself out. Bill Reminder Free BillManager will remind you when it's time to pay any bill you tell it to. It's nowhere near as helpful as a full budgeting app or even Google Calendar, but it does what it says on the box.
Bill Reminder Free BillManager lets you create multiple templates and bill reminders for days or months. Sadly, you can't set bill reminders to reoccur on the same day every month. You have to create them every single month, which … Read more
Expense Manager takes a lot of the effort out of budgeting so you can focus on other things. It's a stylish app that lets you clearly figure out where exactly your money is going. The only way it could be better is if it actually helped you make more.
Expense Manager does most of its work from a menu that fits right in with stock Android. It looks like Google, itself, designed it. The app lets you color-code your spending and view it in several different ways. There are a few preset spending options, but there's also an … Read more