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Download of the Day: Defraggler 1.21.209

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Aug 3, 2010 @ 3:44 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Defraggler 1.21.209.

Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.

When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

• Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag

• Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation

• Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly

• Full Windows OS and Multi-lingual support

• Supports 37 major languages

Defraggler is made by Piriform, the company that also brought you CCleaner and Recuva, so is completely free!

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Deal of the Day: Asus G51JX-X2 Notebook PC w/ Full HD Screen, Intel Core i7-720QM - $999.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Aug 3, 2010 @ 3:21 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the CompUSA - Asus G51JX-X2 Notebook PC w/ Full HD Screen, Intel Core i7-720QM - $999.99 Shipped Free!.

Offer: Get a great deal on this Asus G51JX-X2 Notebook PC. Perfect for back-to-school gaming or a power user.

- 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad Core CPU

- 15.6" 1920x1080P Resolution LED Backlit Screen

- 4GB DDR3 Memory

- 320GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive

- 1GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M

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Office 2011 for Mac coming in October

By: Don Lynn | Software | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 23:40 CDT
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Microsoft has announced pricing and availability for the latest version of their Office suite for Mac. It will come in three versions: Office for Mac Home & Student 2011 for $119, Office for Mac Home & Business 2011 for $199, and Office for Mac Academic 2011 for $99. Academic and Home and Student include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Messenger, while Home and Business includes Outlook as well. Microsoft is planning availability sometime in October.

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Newest Amazon Kindle already sold out from preorders

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 22:27 CDT

Amazon began taking orders for their newest Kindle about a week ago, and now preordering the device will not even get you one on launch day. Looking up its product page on Amazon gives you a big red "Sold Out" message.

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E-reader fans have definitely been looking to the "Kindle 3," with its lighter design, improved functionality, and comparatively wallet-friendly price tag. Pre-ordering now only gives you a "place in line" with no definite ship date. I guess standing in line is not only reserved for camping out in front of stores anymore

Android 2.2 for the EVO 4G now live!

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 19:31 CDT
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Froyo is here, EVO 4G fans! The Android 2.2 update is now being rolled out over the air one day ahead of schedule. Those that installed the unofficial update that came out the other day will have to wait a bit for a fix from Sprint to get you hooked back up. So what are you waiting for; The updated OS, slicker UI, and of course your flashlight ability is waiting for you!

Jailbreaking and 3G Facetime made easy for iPhone 4 owners

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 19:15 CDT

With the advent of "legalized" jailbreaking, a few sites are popping up to take advantage of the situation. One that's hot right now with a lot of owners is JailbreakMe, a site that helps you with step by step instructions after you open up the site on your iPhone 4. No software to install is promised, but the site's been pretty busy so have a little patience with load times.

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Facetime fans who give jailbreaking a go can also use a program that will allow Facetime chat over 3G and bypass the current WiFi only restriction. My3G promises to allow 3G Facetime chatting after install, and has a free trial you can use before shelling out the 4 bucks they ask for the full version. Sounds like a nice way to give your new expanded access a try, right?

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Over half of Blackberry owners planning to go Android or iPhone

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 16:57 CDT

It looks like RIM may have a bit of trouble on their hands in the near future; according to a poll of Blackberry owners done by Nielsen, over 50 percent of current Blackberry owners are planning on defecting to Apple or Android devices when their contracts are up. This is opposed to 89 percent of Apple owners and 71 percent of Android owners planning to stay loyal to their current brand.

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The people planning to leave Blackberry were fairly evenly split with 21 percent planning to go Android and 29 percent to the iPhone. Only 2 percent of iPhone owners and 3 percent of Android owners were planning to switch to Blackberry. RIM had better hope that Blackberry 6 and the Blackpad resonate well with customers, or the future could look a little ugly for their sales numbers.

Hammacher Schlemmer 3D Camcorder to ship on August 6

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 14:08 CDT

There are a few 3D cameras and camcorders coming to the market and one of the first to ship will be the Hammacher Schlemmer 3D camcorder. The thing looks a lot like a Sanyo Xacti to me.

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The camcorder is a small handheld unit measuring in at 4.5" x 1.5" x 3.5" and weighing six ounces. The camera has a pair of lenses each with a 3MP sensor. 3D video is recorded in 640 x 480 resolution.

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Corning Gorilla Glass headed to HDTV market in 2011

By: Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

Corning's Gorilla Glass isn't that uncommon in the smartphone market. The glass is used on smartphones like the iPhone 4 and promises more strength and durability than normal glass.

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Corning has announced that starting in 2011 Gorilla Glass will come to the HDTV market. The glass will be used in place of normal glass sheets over LCD and plasma TVs.

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