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  • Windows 10’s ‘Quick Assist’ Built-in Remote Access App

    Applies to Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) and forward… If you’re the unofficial tech support for your circle of family and are running Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you’ll surely appreciate the new built-in remote access program called Quick Assist. Quick Assist allows you to remotely access any computer also running Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update), […]

  • DCT Giveaway: MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro

    MiniTool has most generously donated 10 licenses for the latest version of its outstanding MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro (partition manager software) for us to give away to 10 lucky DCT readers. MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Partition managers are similar to data recovery software and other on-demand type programs – you don’t realize you need one […]

  • How To Clean Boot Windows

    You may have read about using Clean Boot to help with diagnosing issues, especially recently in reference to installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but do you know how to Clean Boot and what it actually does? Clean Booting Windows involves disabling all third party startups and services and is a recognized method to help ensure […]

  • Huge Giveaway: 10 Software all Free

    WonderFox has joined with fellow software vendors to present a huge Halloween giveaway involving no less than 10 software titles… expires 6th November. Visit WonderFox’s special Halloween giveaway page here: WonderFox Halloween Giveaway and click on the “Get It Free” button associated with whatever products you want. Wonderfox’s contribution to the Giveaway is WonderFox DVD […]

  • Enable the Dark Theme in Windows 10

    Applies to Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update)… The Windows 10 Anniversary Update adds a slew of new features and user interface changes, among which is a new setting to choose a dark theme rather than the default light. This could be achieved pre-Anniversary only with a registry hack but is now merely a click away. […]

  • Halloween Super Software Giveaway

    Digiarty has collaborated with fellow software vendors to present a super Halloween promotion including 5 software giveaways. WinX HD Video Video Converter Deluxe (v5.9.6.0) Digiarty’s contribution to the giveaways is the very latest version of the superb WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, available for both Windows and Mac. I’ve tried pretty much all video converter […]

  • Install & Manage Extensions in Edge

    Yes folks, with the advent of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has finally fulfilled its earlier promise to provide an extensions platform for the new default Edge browser. So, if you’ve installed the Anniversary Update, you can now install extensions for Edge. If you’re unsure of your Windows 10 version, open the Start Menu […]

  • Fix Anniversary Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017

    I’ve just gone through a long (almost 2 weeks) and frustrating period trying to install the Windows 10 Anniversary update. I tried every suggestion and potential solution mentioned across the web, including plenty from Microsoft MVPs, all to no avail. The details can be viewed in a previous article here: Can’t Install the Anniversary Update. […]

  • Create Customized Word Cloud Art for Free

    Word clouds are a fun and innovative way to transform a collection of ordinary words into an illustration. It works by using combinations of font sizes and colors to arrange a group of words into an image which can then be used to illustrate a website, letterhead, signature, logo, homework, whatever. *No specialized software required […]

  • Huge List of Ashampoo Freebies

    Our contact at Ashampoo has offered the following software titles all free for DCT readers: Ashampoo Backup 2016 Ashampoo Burning Studio 2016 Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016 Ashampoo HDD Control 2017 Ashampoo UnInstaller 2017 Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 – (latest version is v14) Ashampoo Slideshow Studi0 2017 Ashampoo Snap 2017 Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 2016 Ashampoo Music Studio […]

  • Find Out What Google Knows About You

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago when concerns over Google’s tracking habits and subsequent privacy issues were at the forefront. At the time, I remember plenty of users railing about Google’s data collection practices and swearing to never use Google for anything again. My, how things change! Gmail is now probably the most popular […]

  • Puzzle Prime is Fun for the Whole Family

    Puzzle Prime is a relatively new site dedicated to providing a wide range of quality puzzles, games, brain teasers, and optical illusions suitable for all ages and levels of proficiency. The site is the result of collaboration between a small group of math and puzzle lovers who have the following to say about why they […]