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Process Freezer Helps You To Suspend Any Process Temporarily

Sometimes when we are running many programs at a time, the computer becomes slow. This is because of a few processes that consume a lot of memory and resources.

Process Freezer is a light-weight tool that helps you to suspend and resume resource consuming processes whenever you want instead of terminating the process.

It has a very simple interface which is easy to understand. This tool is very helpful when you are running too many processes. You can suspend one process while working on another using this tool and hence maintain the speed of the computer.

For example, when you are using Firefox, you would be noticing that it consumes a lot of memory. If you want to use another program along with Firefox, Process Freezer comes in handy. Using this tool, you can just freeze one program while you are working on the other and resume it back again.

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Techie-Buzz Verdict

Process Freezer is a great tool for people using slow computers. Users can suspend and release processes whenever they want to. In addition, it is a very light-weight tool. It consumes less than 1 MB of your computer space.

On the other hand, it could have improved it’s interface to be a little more attractive. It could have given more details about the processes running. However, this is a very useful tool.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 2.5/5 (Average)

Remove Dead Links from Your Browser Bookmarks

I have been using the same set of bookmarks for the last 6-7 years by regularly backing up bookmarks and synchronizing them across computers and browsers. Considering that it has been so long, I am pretty sure that there are several bookmarks which are actually dead links, maybe because the website shut down or maybe because the website was shifted to a new location.

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Sifting through the bookmarks to find dead links after all these years is pretty cumbersome if not impossible. In comes AM-DeadLink a excellent   which will scan your bookmarks and allow you to delete dead bookmarks from , , and Internet Explorer.

You can install the software on your PC, or choose to install it as a . Once installation is complete, launch the software and choose the browser you want to scan the bookmarks for and click on the Scan button.

The scanning process may take a few minutes depending on the number of bookmarks you have, in my case it took a little over 10 minutes. Once the scan is complete you will see the error and status for the bookmark URL. If you see errors in the bookmark, you can easily delete it using AM-DeadLink.

Please note that Google Chrome support is only available in AM-DeadLink 4.0 Beta 1. Download links are below.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] AM-DeadLink is an excellent software which will help you organize your bookmarks and get rid of the unwanted ones. The fact that it allows you to manage bookmarks for multiple browsers makes it more useful.

Though AM-DeadLink is not for everyday use, you can always use it whenever you perform your computer maintenance to cleanup your dead bookmarks. Am-DeadLink is compatible with .

Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

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Shrink And Upload Images With TinyUploads

Sharing recent vacation pictures with your friends has always been a lengthy process. First of all, you have to create a new account with the free image hosting services, upload all your images, and then you will be able to share them with your friends. Today we are presenting a cool new program that can easily shrink and upload all your images with a single click, without the need of creating a new account.

Tiny Uploads

Tiny Upload is an Adobe Air application that can easily shrink all your images and upload it to the Tiny Upload website with a single click. Now you don’t need image editing apps to shrink your vacation pictures for sharing them with your friends.

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Just drag-n-drop all your photos or complete folder into this program, select thumbnail and image size and then click on upload. All your images will be resized and uploaded to the Tiny Uploads website within few minutes. You will get a short URL after all your images have been uploaded. You can share this URL with your friend.

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Techie-Buzz Verdict

This program is simple and easy to use, but personally, I found something missing in this program. If by chance, you lose your album URL, then there is no way to recover it back, unless you haven’t cleared your browser history. All your images will be lost forever.

I think this program should have a “My Account” section, where it should store all the URL’s of the albums which we have uploaded earlier. Except this, all other features of the program are awesome. It will definitely save your precious time. Since the URL is short, you can share it with your Twitter friends as well.

Techie-Buzz Ratings: 3/5 (Good)

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Turn Off Laptop/Netbook Monitor

turnoff_laptop_monitor Unlike desktop computers, whose monitors come with a switch off button, laptops and netbooks do not have any such facility. To turn off your monitor you will need to put your computer to sleep or into hibernate mode.

MonPwr is a which will allow you to turn off your laptop or netbook monitor without affecting the rest of the applications. The monitor can later be turned on by clicking a mouse button or using the enter key.

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Disable Mouse Touchpad While Typing

Many laptops and netbooks do not come with a disable touchpad button. There is no other easy way to disable the touchpad while you are typing or using an external mouse. This can cause wayward mouse movements while typing as the touchpad is pretty sensitive and sudden mouse movements can cause wayward typing.

Enter Touch Freeze, a useful and   which will automatically disable the mouse touchpad while you are typing on the keyboard. The touchpad will automatically be reactivated when you stop typing.

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Access Windows 7 Features and Settings in One Place

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has a lot of features, however, it is quite difficult for even advanced users to figure out and find all of them. In comes Windows 7 in a Box, which aims to be your one stop solution to find all the Windows 7 features and settings in a single place.

Once you download the , double-click to run it. That’s it, just use the menu in the software to access and browse all the different settings and features available in Windows 7.

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Change OEM Info in Windows 7

When you buy a PC from a shop, it usually contains some information about the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), like their name, support URL and so on. OEM Info Tool will allow you to change the OEM info of your PC and customize it to your liking.

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This tool works in and . So go ahead and impress your friends and family by customizing your PC’s OEM information.

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Classic Start Menu for Windows 7 [Windows XP Style]

and its predecessor revamped the start menu to include several new and interesting features. However, if you are migrating from to Windows 7, the new start menu might take a little time to adjust to.

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Classic Windows Start menu is a handy and which will allow you to bring back the Classic Windows XP menu to Windows 7. Once you run the executable the start menu will switch back to Classic. You can also apply different styles and configure the look and feel of the menu.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The Windows 7 start menu is really powerful, however if you think that it might take some time to adjust to it, you can use the Classic Windows Start menu.

However, we would advice users to learn their way around the new start menu, since once you do that, you will never want to switch back to the classic menu.

Ratings: 2.5/5 (Good)

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How To Extract Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key?

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Microsoft has already created a lot of hype over its latest version of Office Suite. Recently a beta version of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus was released and we have posted a download link for the same. After few days, a Starter Edition of Microsoft Office 2010 was also leaked. What’s more? We have even posted all the tips and tricks of Microsoft Office 2010.

If you are one of those people who have already downloaded and installed Microsoft Office 2010 but lost the product key due to some reason, then here is something for you to rejoice.

ProduKey is an easy to use utility that can extract your Microsoft Office 2010 product keys within few seconds. ProduKey is a very tiny program that can extract all of your product keys as soon as you open the program. There is no need to install this program and it is completely portable. You can carry it anywhere on your USB drive.

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Techie-Buzz Verdict

ProduKey can easily extract the product keys of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010 as well as product keys of Windows 7, Vista, and XP with a single click. It works smoothly on Windows 7, Vista, XP, Exchange Server and SQL Server.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)

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Record Skype Voice Calls/Conversations for Free

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Skype provides users with a great experience for voice chats and video conferences. However, unlike regular conversations you will not find archives of your voice chats. iFree Recorder is a which will allow you to record Skype calls.

iFree Recorder records Skype2Skype calls, SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls and Conference calls. The recorded files are then stored as MP3 Files and provides an easy way to track history and listen to recorded files.

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