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MPS-YouTube Is A Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader

Windows/Mac/Linux: YouTube is a bloated site with a lot going on. If you really want to simplify using it, MPS-YouTube is a YouTube player that works entirely from the command line.


Microsoft Revamps Azure Marketplace

Looking for some apps to install in those new Australian Azure regions? Microsoft has revamped its Azure Marketplace site, making it easier to search for pre-built apps and system images.


Find Out When Windows Was Installed With The Systeminfo Command

If you’re curious how old your computer is (or when you last did a clean install), this command line utility that can tell you when Windows was installed.


Universal Media Server Streams Music And Movies To Almost Any Device

Windows/Mac/Linux: Streaming music or movies from a computer to a set-top box, TV, receiver or any other device in your home entertainment system isn’t difficult, but finding a media server with great features that’s also easy to use can be tricky. Universal Media Server gets the balance right.


iOS 8 Jailbroken, We Recommend Holding Off For Now

The same team who released the somewhat sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it’s Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn’t install Cydia by default.


Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.


Borderless Gaming Fixes Alt+Tab Issues In Full Screen Games

Windows: Games are best when played full screen, but many won’t play nice with Alt+Tab in full screen mode — which means you can’t look at your browser for a guide or change the music playing in the background. Borderless Gaming fixes that problem.


Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Major Update

Already trying out the Technical Preview for Windows 10? Microsoft has just pushed out a major update that adds some new features — but also breaks some stuff. Remember, it’s a beta!


VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely In Windows 7 Or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can’t be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8.


What Will Happen With Windows Server In 2015?

There has been a lot of excitement recently about Windows 10, the forthcoming version of Windows that restores the Start menu, dangles the promise of universal apps and has lots of hidden features. But what about its less sexy but more successful Windows Server sibling? Here’s what we know so far about plans for its next version.