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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.


Chrome's Battery-Draining Timer Bug Is Getting Some Attention From Google

A few days ago the ongoing topic of Chrome’s poor handling of Windows’ system timer once again reared its head, specifically how its mistreatment has a noticeable, detrimental effect on battery life. Two years after the bug was pointed out on Chromium’s issue tracker, it’s finally being poked at by the company’s developers.


This List Details All The Windows Features You Can Safely Disable

Windows is a big operating system that caters to a billion and a half people. As such, there are a lot of components built in that you might not necessarily need. There’s actually a place where you can remove many components of Windows if you don’t need them, to lighten your computer’s load.


Chameleon Changes Window Colours Based On Battery Level, Time Of Day

Windows: Chameleon is a free Windows utility that changes window colours based on the weather, the time of day, or battery level. When you’re working on your laptop, this give you an obvious visual cue when you need to plug in without having to constantly check the system tray icon.