Your most popular screensavers

Your most popular screensavers

Though computer monitor technology has long since passed the days when you truly needed to "save your screen," screensavers are still a lot of fun and a great way to personalize your desktop when you're away from the computer. This collection features screensavers that are most popular with our users.

Free Fire Screensaver sets your icons and windows ablaze. Watch as each item slowly catches fire and begins to smoke on your desktop. Crackling and popping sounds and a musical... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Utilities And Drivers , Desktop Enhancements

Tags: 3D , free

TweakXPlorer skins Windows Explorer, but why?

TweakXPlorer skins Windows Explorer, but why?

If you're a demanding aesthete who insists on stamping your imprimatur all over your computer's interface, TweakXPlorer might be just what you've been looking for. If you're looking for a serious Explorer performance-enhancing drug, you're probably going to want to look elsewhere.

TweakXPlorer is a simple utility that lets you slap an image in Explorer's background, change font colors, and adjust background settings for the Explorer toolbar. Simple buttons with clean icons will help you navigate through the three main... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Desktop Enhancements

Tags: images , Windows Explorer

Mac gamers: Great deal on Ambrosia games

Mac gamers: Great deal on Ambrosia games

Mac gamers: our friends over at Ambrosia Software just announced a great deal that will last until March 4. Three of the company's hit games--"DEFCON," "Darwinia," and "Uplink"--are all part of Ambrosia's Insurrection Collection; a package deal for just $19. To buy each of the games separately, you would spend $79, so this is definitely a deal worth looking into.

The Insurrection Collection is all part of the lead-up to the release of "Multiwinia" for Mac,... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

A first look at Safari 4 beta for Windows

A first look at Safari 4 beta for Windows

Safari's currently the third-most popular browser for Windows, but is Apple aiming for number two? The Safari 4 beta debuts a completely reworked program, from the Nitro JavaScript engine to the Chrome-styled interface and Top Sites.

Some users are already swearing by the faster speeds in the beta, while others won't touch a browser without extension support. Let us know your favorite browser and why in the comments.

... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions

Tags: Apple , First Look , beta , Safari

What CL Desktop has on Craigslist (and what it doesn't)

What CL Desktop has on Craigslist (and what it doesn't)

If you checked into Oscar night this year, you may have caught host Hugh Jackman's brief but hilarious quip about finding the backup dancers for his opening number on Craigslist--dubbed 'Craigslist Dancers' in his ditty. Though Jackman's dance troupe was likely anything but discount, the utility of Craigslist listings is, for many, no ruse. And the more important a service is, the more developers will create companion services to enhance the basics (take Twitter, to wit).

CL Desktop... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

First Look video: Safari 4 Public Beta

First Look video: Safari 4 Public Beta

Apple's Safari was already the most used Web browser on the Mac, but other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Camino have been quickly gaining on (and in some cases surpassing) the browser that comes preloaded on all Macs. The new version comes packed with interface enhancements and new features to once again set the bar a little higher for the competition. But is it enough?

Check out this First Look video to find out more about... Read More »

Topics: Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Firefox , beta , Opera , browsers , Safari , Web

Smart Defrag is a no-brainer

Smart Defrag is a no-brainer

IOBit's Smart Defrag is one of the best utilities out there, offering several levels of defragging, an auto-run option, and a scheduler in a freeware package. It doesn't hurt that it's fast and effective, either.

Small, light on its feet, and extremely good at what it does, Smart Defrag has become our go-to defragger. Watch this First Look video and see if it's the defragger you've been looking for, too.

... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Utilities And Drivers

Tags: freeware , First Look

'Line Rider' iPhone game sleds on

'Line Rider' iPhone game sleds on

Even in the Web 2.0 universe, a literally two-dimensional concept can give way to a cult classic, provided it contains a compelling kernel of originality and ways to brand the finished product as your own. The sledding game "Line Rider" humbly began as an online Flash game in which a boy sledded down a track of your design, but it quickly garnered fans who created fantastically creative tracks across which the rider dramatically tumbles and swoops.

It's only fitting that... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

New scareware sends you to fake Download.com reviews

New scareware sends you to fake Download.com reviews

Last week, BleepingComputer.com reported on how to remove a new variant of an old scareware. This new nasty, known most commonly as Antivirus2010 or Anti-Virus-1, points you to spoofed versions of Download.com, ZDNet, PCMag.com, and other software sites, demanding that you download their program to clean your computer. Of course, it does nothing of the sort, merely perpetuating the infection.

However, the manner and methods Anti-Virus-1 uses to get you there are extremely clever. The infection part of... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Security And Spyware

Tags: malware , virus , howto-security , Trojan

Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Thankfully, recent developments in mobile search applications have given us a handful of sturdy options when it comes to launching search from a Windows Mobile phone. Last month, Microsoft released a credible update to Live Search for Windows Mobile. This month it's Google's turn with Google Mobile App for Window Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Although Google has a precedent of mobile search applications established for BlackBerry and iPhone, Google's mobile division has tailored this iteration of its Mobile... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: First Look , Windows Mobile , Gmail , Google Maps