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Which Programs Start Automatically? Autoruns Will Help You Find (And Eliminate) Them

News flash: Most of the applications running on your computer were not started by you. Windows launched them automatically — either at boot or when you logged in. And while most of those programs exist for a good reason — … Continue reading

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4 Affordable Tools to Monitor & Bulletproof your Web Application/Server

Does your application accept HTTP requests? Are you responsible for a mission-critical application that features a HTML, XML or JSON web interface? And can you visit a URL (such as “http://yoursite.com:3232/status”) to confirm that your web application is working well? … Continue reading

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Backup and Sync getting in the way? Run it off-hours, when you’re not around

We’re huge fans of Backup and Sync — Google’s free Windows utility that continuously synchronizes our PC’s files with drive.google.com. But lately, the software has been getting in the way on our development machines. Specifically: Backup and Sync can consume … Continue reading

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3 Amazing, Obscure (and Free) Windows Utilities We Use Every Day

Like you, the majority of our work day is spent in front of a computer. Indeed, most of the time you will find us wrestling with popular Windows applications — like Microsoft Word, Google Chrome and Acrobat Reader. But there … Continue reading

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Watch out for Dropbox Prompts when Running as a Service!

Are you running Dropbox as a Windows Service? Do you rely on Dropbox to operate unattended in the background, synchronizing your important files 24×7? If so, then be on the lookout for the new Selective sync warning dialog — a … Continue reading

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