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Windows 8 Windows 8.1

Review : Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8 , 8.1

Tweaking or Customizing Windows is something that  a lot of us want to do. Changing some setting or doing something different with your Computer has it’s own kicks. But, Customizing Windows safely & getting the most out of it is no easy task. Any day to day user of Windows will have to endure a lot of time to achieve any customization they wish to do with Windows. But, what if there is an application, built specifically for your Windows 8 PC, that could let you do almost every possible tweak or customization safely & easily ? The Windows Club, one of the Authority Web portals on Windows has rolled out a new version of their famous Ultimate Windows Tweaker & this time it adds support for Windows 8 | 8.1 .Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 by The Windows Club is a freeware program that allow the Windows 8 / 8.1 users to easily & efficiently tweak Windows features to personalize the look and feel of your Windows.

To download UWT follow this link.

Review : Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8, 8.1

5/ 5stars

UWT 3.0 offers a lot of features, some of them are :

  • System information
  • User Account Control
  • Security Tweaks
  • UI Customization
  • Performance Tweaks
  • Internet Explorer Customization
  • Some Additional Customizations

To open the program, Right Click in and click on Run as Administrator ( Remember to read the Read me file in your downloaded package )

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On the main screen itself, System Information is displayed. What I liked the most about this start screen is that it offers the most used recovery options in Windows. In a single click, you can open the Advanced recovery menu ( Windows 8 / 8.1 ) & you can also use SFC /SCANNOW ( system file checker utility ) to check for any File related corruption.

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The Second option on the left hand options bar gets you to the Customization menu.

Within this option, you can :

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  • Customize the Taskbar
  • Customize File Explorer
  • Customize the Modern UI in Windows 8 | 8.1
  • Use Some additional Customization Options

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The Third Option is User Accounts. Here you can :

  • Change User Account Control Settings
  • Change all User Specific settings

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The fourth option lets you do Performance tweaks, Some of them are :

  • Reduce the time taken by Windows to force shutdown your system
  • Reduce the waiting time to kill the unresponsive applications & services
  • You can even check the option to Auto Kill non responsive programs
  • If you are using an SSD, the first option to choose here would be to Turn off Search indexer

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The Security Tweak bar is the next option. This is basically a Control Panel of all the security related tweaks that can be done on Windows. This is something all the IT professionals look for. Getting all of them in a single click is much appreciated:

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Some of the tweaks that i played here are :

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With Ultimate Window Tweaker 3.0 you can also Tweak your Internet Explorer, you can :

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  • Control the Overall IE options
  • You can change the look & feel of your IE
  • You can Disable Active Scripting
  • Use between GPU and Software Rendering
  • & a lot more

But, that’s not all. You can use the Additional Tweaks Section :

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Another Amazing feature of this tool is the ability to Restore Defaults. This option is available under every Tweak menu, if you think you did something wrong, just click on Restore Defaults & you will go back to the stock Windows Settings.

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Before Using the Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8 | 8.1, make sure to create a Restore Point

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Misc

Review : Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate | Giveaway

5/ 5stars

Video conversion started back in the days when portable video players were introduced. People belonging to the 80’s era know that when different form factors of video players came to the market, came with it the need for format & resolution conversion. VCD, DVD, WMV, 3gp, AVI, MPG etc. are amongst many popular video formats out there. As the technology progressed, different devices such as smartphones & tablets & multimedia players came into existence. For a user like me, who likes to have a number of gadgets, a video converter is an application of great utility. I always have a need to convert from & to QuickTime, Windows Media & RMVB. Most of my home videos were WMV & mpg format & I always have a need to play all my videos on my iPad & my Windows Phone. Same goes with playing them on my PC and my sister’s iPhone. Platform dependency was make my life a bit hard.

I tried a number of video convertors & the results were all but unsatisfactory. Suddenly a friend recommended me the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate (http://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html ). I tried the application before buying & I have to admit that it works better than any Video / Audio converter I have used till date. It has a better conversion rate & as suggested by the website, it does convert almost 30 times faster than a few other converters I tested.

Below is the Review : Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate | Giveaway inside

Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate supports a number of input & output formats that it supports for conversion. You can convert Audio, Video & Images by using this application. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can be installed on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP & also on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Let’s cover each aspect from installation to conclusion one by one:

Installation:

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate came in a small web downloader package & Installation on my medium bandwidth connection took around 2 minutes. It was fairly easy & did not give me any headaches. Now, I am very sardonic about my Video Players. All my life I have used the Windows Media Player & Media Player Classic, but this Video Convertor came with a Wondershare VIdeo Player & I was more than impressed by the overall user interface & usability of this player. It has all the combined / good features of my favourite players & performed even better than in all the key aspect of multimedia playback.

First Impression:

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate has a very eye soothing User Interface. Every Button & menu is well located & within minutes you get a hang of what you are doing. Its a familiar application & feels like you are using it for ages. The conversion quality & speed is excellent. Its like a All in one A/V studio at your fingertips.

Conversion Formats & Devices

  • Supports 158 Video conversion formats

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  • Supports editing of video on the fly
  • You can Burn CD/DVD & even save ISO files (burn to ISO ) directly from the converter itself.
  • Supports direct Video download, that means that you can simply click on download

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  • To enable the video download feature simply let the Wondershare Video Converter ultimate Enable the Video Download plugin

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  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate supports a number of device specific output formats, that lets you convert any(supported input format) video

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Features & Interface

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  • The initial screen on the Wondershare Video Converter ultimate is your dashboard that you can use to do every task associated with this application
  • If you wish you convert, either drag & drop files or click on the add files Button.
  • If you have a DVD that you need to convert, simply click on Load DVD & browse for the DVD path
  • At the bottom you can choose the storage folder where all the converted videos are saved for future usage.
  • If you have a lot of small videos and wish to make a combined video, simply click on the Merge all videos into one file file checkbox at the bottom right corner & Click on convert
  • You can select a output format based on your Device or file format
  • Just Click the dropdown menu on the Output Format menu on the right hand side of the dashboard

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  • If you wish to edit the video that you are converting, simply click the edit button in front of the video

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  • Now, after you click on edit, you are presented with some great options. You can add subtitles to the video if you wish, or crop the video, add a watermark or add an effect of your liking. After you are finished, just click on Ok & choose the destination that you wish to save the video to.

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  • The Burn Suite within this Converter application is equally amazing, you can choose the converted files ( Audio, Video, Images )
  • Select a Template
  • Select a DVD label
  • Choose the Quality of the Videos
  • & choose the aspect ratio
  • Click on burn & you are done

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Conclusion & Rating

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is an application that packs almost every feature that a user looks for. It can download, convert to your favourite format or device & even burn a DVD or save an ISO file with your content. It is fast, faster than any video converter application that I have used till date & it offers a great Wondershare Video Player that is among the best players that I have used. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can be installed on both Windows & Mac. I would give this application 5 Star rating.

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