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Microsoft Adds Open Source CMake Support For Windows Developers

Code reuse is a core goal for most mobile app developers — who wants to rewrite everything for multiple platforms? If you’re a user of CMake, that process just became a little easier, with support added for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.


The Big Red Desktop

Sometimes simple is the best way to go. While a lot of our featured desktops offer attractive wallpapers and well-placed skins, this one takes a simple motif and runs with it. It only displays the most basic information, and that’s all DeviantArt user sharmander3 needs. here’s how it’s all set up.


Forget Windows' Registry Editor Even Exists With This Expert Replacement

The default registry editor that comes with Windows does its job with very few bells and whistles, something that can be desirable in a tool that tinkers with the guts of your operating system. Still, there are some features that would make using it much easier, but it’s unlikely Microsoft will get around to adding them. Enter Resplendence with its Registrar Registry Manager, which adds bookmarks, regular expression searches and defragmentation tools to your registry-editing arsenal.


Control All Your Laptop's Hardware From The Windows Mobility Center

Windows: Your laptop has a lot of hardware with various settings. Some you can access from the taskbar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center.


FossaMail Is A 64-Bit Optimised Thunderbird Clone For Windows

Windows: Mozilla’s Thunderbird is a solid email client, but it still doesn’t support 64-bit processors. FossaMail is a free clone optimised for 64-bit systems, all while supporting the same extensions.


Hemingway, The Webapp That Helps You Proofread, Is Now On Desktop

Windows/Mac: We’re fans of Hemingway because it makes it easy to glance at a block of text and edit it by highlighting all your syntax. Now, the webapp is available for Windows and Mac.


How To Virtualise Android On Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it’s a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here’s how to set it up.


BrightExplorer Adds Clutter-Reducing Tabs To Windows Explorer

Windows: Tabs in our web browsers are now the norm, and there’s no reason other apps shouldn’t follow suit. BrightExplorer adds tabs to Windows Explorer to make it easy to work with multiple folders simultaneously.


The Destiny Windows Desktop

Like many people, we’re eagerly awaiting Bungie’s newest title, Destiny. Flickr user Jacob Caughfield is especially excited, and customised his desktop in anticipation. If you like the look, here’s how you can get it.


Use Windows' Additional Clocks To Monitor Multiple Time Zones

If you work with people in multiple time zones, it can be difficult figuring out what time it is where they live. If you need a hand, Windows has the tools you need built right in.