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True System Security Tweaker customizes over 400 Windows options

Setting up policies and restrictions on a Windows computer isn't all that hard using built-in tools, but it's always nice to have a utility on hand which can further simplify the process. True System Security Tweaker (TSST) is a free, portable tool you can use to modify nearly 500 settings on your Windows systems. Both 32 and 64-bit Windows installs (from XP to Windows 7) are supported, and...

iControlBits for iOS lets you manage your Transmission torrents

There's a New Year's treat for Transmission users waiting in the App Store. It seems Apple has approved iControlBits -- a new app that can remotely manage your torrent downloads. Apple has historically blocked any torrent-related apps, like Drivetrain, an app very similar to iControlBits, which was submitted last May. The app sells for $1.99 and gives you the ability to monitor and control...

Wifi Browser Login makes 'browser login' hotel wireless connections easier on Android

Getting hooked up to your hotel's 'browser login' wireless signal is easy enough if you're on a laptop, but connecting with a smartphone when you want to save mobile data dollars can be a bit trickier. For Android users, a free app called Wifi Browser Login (WBL) makes the process a little bit smoother. Once installed, just jump into the WBL settings and set your preferred options. To connect,...

ComicRack, eComic reader and library management

First, let me disclaim that I do not read comics, nor manga, and I'm not a huge fan of anime. In fact, the only drawn-art medium that I really like is hentai. But enough about me! Today I've had the pleasure of using ComicRack, an eComics reader and manager. I don't have anything to compare it to, but according to my friends it's the best comic reader out there. I can't really tell you if...

uTorrent Falcon lets you remote control your torrent downloads from anywhere

µTorrent's WebUI has been providing browser-based management of your torrent transfers for quite some time, but setting it up can be a bit complicated for casual users. Port forwarding, dynamic DNS... it's a pain to sort out if you're not-so-skilled with routers and remote access. The new µTorrent Web beta changes all that, adding totally hassle-free access to your queue from...

RescueTime, the deliciously detailed and informative Internet productivity meter, now for Chrome

I only just covered this bad boy in last week's Firefox Friday -- and now there's a Chrome version! RescueTime advertises itself as a 'Productivity Meter' but really it's just a cool way of seeing how you spend your time on the Internet. All you have to do is install the extension and it'll do the rest. At any time you can click the menu button to see a quick breakdown of how distracted you...

Shift It brings Windows 7's Aero Snap to your Mac

Windows 7 includes a whole slew of new built-in hotkeys. One set I find myself using quite a bit are the Aero Snap keys -- win + up, down, left, and right -- to quickly reposition application windows on my desktop. If you happen to use a Mac and you want the same functionality, Shift It can provide it. Launch the app, and it sits up in your status bar waiting for hotkeys to be pressed....

Baseball management sim Out of the Park 11 hits a home run -- on Linux!

Ok, so this one isn't on the same order of magnitude as Valve's upcoming Steam client for Mac but it's pretty big news for Linux users. Out of the Park 11 -- the latest release from the extremely popular baseball management sim -- is now available for Windows, Mac... and Linux! OOTP is an extremely popular and successful franchise, and its new releases have consistently garnered high praise...

Session Buddy is a killer session management extension for Google Chrome

Google Chrome has basic session recovery and can load a specific set of URLs upon launching, but it's nothing too exciting. If you're after a more powerful alternative, check out the Session Buddy extension. Once installed, you can save and restore tabs and windows from previous browsing sessions. You can also remove specific tabs or windows prior to restoring -- just in case there are pages...

KeepFocused is a portable Pomodoro Technique timer for Windows

In case you aren't familiar with it, the Pomodoro Technique is a time management system. The original book by Francesco Cirillo has been extremely popular since its publication in the early 1990s and it's now available as a free PDF download [Google Viewer link]. The technique is simple and involves setting up 25-minute intervals for a given task and taking a short break at the end (five...

TooManyTabs extension for Google Chrome fights tab overload

When you load Google Chrome up with tabs, it can get a little tricky to remember what you have open on which tab. If you're the kind of surfer who routinely opens so many tabs that Chrome has them all squeezed down to little more than a favicon, you owe it to yourself to check out TooManyTabs. Click the extension's toolbar button (or tap control + ~) and the window above appears. Not only does...

Easily restore Windows services to default settings with a web app

I don't know how they manage to do it, but they do. Every now and then a customer drops off a system for repair and things that a home user should ever need to monkey with - things like TCP/IP settings, registry entries, Windows services - have been mangled beyond recognition. Services in particular can be a big pain to reset, simply because of how many their are. Fortunately, there's an...

Managing staff holidays online with WhosOff

WhosOff takes some of the stress and mess that can occur when managing staff holidays. It's a free service that is pretty easy to set up, unless you have a few hundred employees to manage. When staff names are entered into the online system together with their vacation entitlements, its WhosOff turn to work. Managers and staff are sent notifications by email when employees request leave dates,...

Toggl, free web-based time-tracking

So you use basecamp for project management or Google's apps, or something else, but how do you track your time on a project? basecamp offers time-tracking, but you have to pay a bit for that feature. Any cheapskates out there who like to get something for nothing, even if it means remembering yet another logon to yet another website? Many of us would jump at the chance, it isn't like any of us...

Task tracking with HiTask

HiTask is an online based task management tool that collects tasks, groups them and applies colored tags so users can easily review them. The HiTask interface is built with an easy to use drag and drop calendar to schedule items and reshuffle or prioritize them as needed. Tasks can also be rearranged in groups or projects for added organization. The scheduling of meetings, reminders or notes...