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Get Advanced SystemCare Pro for 30 percent off

Are malware and pop-up banners bogging down your computer? Got so many toolbars that your browser looks like a ticker tape parade? Your system is begging for a good cleaning, but who has the time? Advanced SystemCare can help by providing automated, all-in-one PC care service. Get comprehensive cleanup, privacy protection, and a security checkup just in time for your online holiday shopping for 30 percent off.

About the Software:

The latest Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro can assist with malware removal, Registry fixes, privacy protection, performance tune-ups, and system cleaning. Enjoy a safer online experience with the latest Browser Anti-Tracking … Read more

Get Auslogics Disk Defrag for 35 percent off

Hard disk defragmentation is an essential part of routine PC maintenance. Regular defragmentation can improve system performance, decrease the time it takes to access files, and increase application responsiveness. Defragmenting software often comes bundled with other utility tools, which can overwhelm some users. Auslogics Disk Defrag (4.5 star review; 5 stars from over 4K users) is the quick and effective solution when all you need is an intuitive defragger. You can get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro now for 35 percent off the regular price -- that's only $19.47. Check out the free version here.

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Yasu for Mac review

Yasu for Mac is a streamlined program designed to keep your machine running smoothly by carrying out certain routine maintenance tasks. You can quickly select the tasks you'd like the program to complete during each scan, and whether you'd like the computer to shut down or restart after each session.

Pros

Highly customizable: Through this app's streamlined interface, you can select exactly what tasks you want it to perform at any given point. Options include clearing the cache and history from your browser, running daily, weekly, and monthly cron scripts, clearing system logs, application logs, archived logs, … Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 review

Ashampoo's all-new WinOptimizer 11 packs more tools for cleaning, optimizing, and protecting your Windows PC than its freeware competitors, including WinOptimizer Free. And it has a sophisticated yet easy-to-manage layout with support options that the free system utilities can't match. In addition to regularly scheduled system maintenance and tweaks, WinOptimizer 11 has a One-Click Optimizer, extras like anti-spy protection, and a host of modules. Recent upgrades include Live Tuner 2.0, Game Booster, and User Rights Management.

Pros

Does it all: WinOptimizer 11 has an impressive array of tools and features -- more than other software of its … Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer helps your PC achieve peak perfomance

Whether you're an IT pro or an average user, you can certainly use an extra pair of hands with your PC maintenance. Nothing beats Ashampoo in this regard. As one of the first optimizers in the field of automated solution and with over 15 years of experience, the latest WinOptimizer 10 will have your PC performing at optimum levels.

As one of our most popular maintenance tools among users (4 out of 5 star ratings), WinOptimizer's latest utility kit features over 28 automated modules, each specifically designed to improve system processes and maintain the stability of your computer. … Read more

Get your PC back in shape with AVG PC TuneUp 2014

AVG, one of the most trusted sources for virus and malware protection, has recently released the all-new PC TuneUp 2014 to help you speed up any computer. A comprehensive utility kit, PC TuneUp offers 35 tools to return your PC to tip-top shape in one convenient package. With new features such as Live Optimization and Program Deactivator, PC TuneUp will work in the background to keep your computer responsive when you need it to be.

Get peak performance for your PC! AVG PC TuneUp 2014 is an all-in-one optimization program that fine-tunes your PC for maximum performance. It reduces PC … Read more

Keep your Roomba running in tip-top shape

Until those smart, tidy Roombas learn to clean themselves, it's up to us humans to keep them running at peak performance.

Even after a few short cleaning cycles, debris like dust, dirt, hair, and fur can begin to take a toll on your Roomba. For starters, the vacuum works less efficiently, and too much buildup can also put harmful strain on the unit's battery.

After each cleaning cycle... The most basic level of maintenance should be done after each cleaning cycle to clear out the grime that builds up the most.

Start by emptying the dust bin. But … Read more

Tips and tricks for speeding up your Android device

You may have noticed over the past few months that your once-speedy Android device has slowed down considerably. Simple tasks such as switching between apps or returning home are proving more troublesome than before, and you are now experiencing lag in all the wrong places. Things don't have to be this way, however.

These simple tips and tricks can help speed up your device and make it perform like new:

1. Uninstall or disable unused apps

Your device has a limited amount of internal storage and the less free space it has the slower it will perform. If you … Read more

Review: Achieve a frustration-free PC solution with Jumpshot

Dubbing itself "a new weapon to battle PC frustration," Jumpshot is a fully-automated solution to PC troubleshooting. Getting Jumpshot to run is easy: just download and run the setup file at Web site (Jumpshot.com). You can also get the file via USB stick featuring three Jumpshot mascots. The USB is a nice touch with some space to spare (We got the 8GB model!) in case you want to back up a couple of vital files. Of course you can always use your own thumb drive. You will still be required to be connected to the Internet for … Read more

Apple's developer site experiencing extended outage

Apple's developer Web site has been down for maintenance in the past, but the latest is a doozy.

The site, which is home to software downloads, documentation, and forums for Apple's software developers has been unavailable for more 30 hours, leaving users hanging.

"This site is undergoing maintenance for an extended period today," links to the members section of the Mac and iOS Developer Web sites read (pictured above). "Thanks for your patience."

As a result of the outage, several developers have turned to Twitter to speculate on the cause, with some blaming the … Read more