Category Archives: Windows XP

Get Wondershare PowerPoint to Video Converter for FREE! Until Sept. 17th.

Previously I had covered a review on Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro which is a great software for converting your PowerPoint presentation slides to a DVD easily, but if you short in budget at the moment and wish to have a converter to convert your PowerPoint presentation slides into a video, don’t’ miss this great chance by Wondershare! Now they are giving out their PPT2Video Pro software for free, and what you need to do is rather simple: Continue reading

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Review of Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro

ppt2dvd-box-bgHave you ever in the situation where you need to share a PowerPoint presentation and only find out that there is no PowerPoint software available for you to use? Or you have your company profile and product introductions nicely inserted into PowerPoint slides and only find out that you are only able to present it in video form during exhibition? Or you want to do some advertisement for your shop but have no idea how to make one? If you are, you might have a funny idea. “Can I convert my PowerPoint presentation into a video/DVD so I can share and display without any software or even a computer?”  Then you heard some voice telling you “Wish granted”.

Yes, your idea isn’t an impossible one. And all these made possible by Wondershare. Being their flagship product, Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro, as the name suggested, is a tool that assist you in converting your PowerPoint presentation into a video, either in DVD or some other video format. You can then have the DVD shared among your friends or colleagues, or even upload to your favorite video sharing website (Youtube, anyone?)

Sure, you must be thinking the conversion will take ages and requires some specific skills to do it. Well, no. I would like to think that my 6 years-old  niece can do it, with Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro. The software offers quite a number of customization options for the conversion, but if you are in a hurry or you aren’t a power user, those options can be ignored and your conversion will probably start to convert with only a few clicks (which doesn’t require more than 30 seconds).

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Optimize/monitor your Windows boot time with Soluto

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If you have a PC running Windows and you have dozens (or tons) of software installed, most likely you will find that your Windows doesn’t boot as quick as the Windows first installed. While you might aware that you can customize the start-up applications in Windows System Configuration (keyword: msconfig), but apparently Windows boot time isn’t only affected by startup items, but also services installed by applications and Windows. It is really frustrated (as what Soluto thinks) when your Windows take ages to boot into usable state, so to avoid frustration, Soluto – the Anti-Frustration Software is the answer for it.

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Monitor temperature of your computer [How To]

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No, the above photo isn’t showing you some kind of powerful dust accumulator; they are dusts on a laptop CPU heat sink after three years of use that has made the laptop unusable due to the frequent thermal shutdowns.[Source] It is not uncommon that the computer breakdowns (especially desktop with ATX chassis) are associated with overheating problem, and most of the time it is due to the long term accumulation of dusts within the desktop chassis (unless you have a dust-filtering chassis). If you have no idea on how the dusts can cause overheating, I would suggest you to read this article in Wikipedia, there’s lots of information related to the computer cooling. 

Thus, overheating is one of the major issues that can cause the computer lifespan to be shortened. To prevent the shortening of the computer lifespan, one can always remove the dusts accumulated within the chassis (including the dusts stuck on the active cooling fan) frequently; however, it is not too ideal to do the dust cleaning every single week (because I know you have some other better things to do), so you would require some indicators from the computer itself, telling you that a dust cleaning is needed, and for this purpose, temperature monitoring software comes in handy.

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Tired of the same old desktop? Try BumpTop Free!

imageTalk about 3D desktop (3D graphic-rich desktop, not the recent famous 3D pop-out effect), apparently it’s not a new thing, at least for me. I still remember many years back there is some 3D desktop software (can’t recall the name of the software) bundled with nViDia graphic card that I purchased at that time; it’s fun and interactive enough, but it definitely not designed for practical usage. However, one can easily get bored with the same old desktop in Windows, though there is a lot of desktop customization software, but how about some 3D variant? Introducing you a very well-optimized 3D desktop software – BumpTop.

If you been updated with recent IT news, you might be aware that BumpTop has been purchased by Google, possibly for their own OS, Chrome OS and Android some 3D flavor. The news has been quite shocking for me as I didn’t find the software great enough to be purchased by Google, and apparently this is my impression about BumpTop after trying out their last year’s releases (lagging performance and incompatibilities). Thus, I have decided to give it another run to prove it’s worthiness. And sure – it did prove me that I am wrong.   

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Get your copy of Portal on Steam for Free until 24th May!

imageIf you are into the famous Valve Half-Life series, you’d know that they have a great game called Portal, which based on the Half-Life 2 engine. And now, to celebrate the release of Mac version of Steam, they are giving away this famous game released in Q4 2007 for FREE until 24th May 2010. Details after the jump.

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