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October 24, 2019 by DrJBHL
  TouchTasks, Stardock's newest productivity app was reviewed by Martin Brinkmann at gHacks yesterday. In his closing comments, he wrote: "TouchTasks is a handy software for Windows 10 touch devices like the Surface Pro to improve productivity. It is quite flexible when it comes to the actions that you can assign to zones; the default actions are handy for the most part and the ability to launch any application from a zone is great as well especially when using fullscreen applicati...
May 21, 2016 by DrJBHL
  Martin Brinkmann, the owner of gHacks is a very skilled and responsible reviewer. He reviewed Fences 3.0 on 5/20. Therese were his conclusions: “There are two types of computer users out there when it comes to the desktop of the PC: those who keep it in pristine condition and don't put any files or shortcuts on it, and those who use it as the main location for downloads, shortcuts, files and folders. You have probably seen desktops in the past that overflow with i...
February 25, 2015 by DrJBHL
  None other than Mary Jo Foley (she’s covered MS and computing for 30 years) has written to update her readers about Stardock’s Start 10: “Start10 will allow users to add a classic or enhanced Start menu to Windows 10, and to access both desktop and Modern/Metro-Style apps from the Start menu. Start10 will enabled unified search for apps, settings and files and also provide a skinnable Start button. With the Start-menuless Windows 8, the need for a Start menu rep...
January 24, 2015 by DrJBHL
    Congrats to Jeff Bargmann who developed these great programs! Fences 2.0 is always in the top productivity software…and is truly the “can’t do without” for so many. Bins is Fences for your task bar, and is another fantastic productivity program.  You can read more about Fences 2.0 here:  https://www.stardock.com/products/fences/You can purchase it as part of Object Desktop or as a “stand alone”. Bins can be viewed a...
November 21, 2014 by DrJBHL
  Fridays are the day Spencer generally sums up the week in skinning…so, I’ll be doing that today. We had a good week in skinning!
November 18, 2014 by DrJBHL
  Great news…Stardock has announced its annual 50% sale!   Make tracks over to the Stardock store https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products And get what you need… Remember, it ends 11.25.14 at 11.59 PM Eastern time!
November 15, 2014 by DrJBHL
  ID’s on vacation…so here are the picks from the past week in skinning! There was a glitch – hope the urls accompany the thumbs.        
April 2, 2014 by DrJBHL
  Lifehacker was noting the update for Windows 8.1 with the Start Menu feature and the allowing apps to run in a desktop window and made mention of the Start8 and ModernMix Stardock apps which do that already... Nice to be noticed! And speaking about noticing, please note that the update to Start8 for the new Windows 8.1 update is available, per Island Dog.
March 10, 2014 by DrJBHL
As you all know, Metall Tech (bleumart) was chosen as the skin to base all the app skinning efforts on, after Island Dog raised the idea of a Community Project. Special thanks have to go to sydneysiders for that idea, her screen shots (used here) and for her well known vStyler “back to work, slacker!” whip. teddybearcholla was chosen (with her pom poms) as the Cholla Cheering Squad of 2014. Also, special thanks go to DaveBax for collecting all the links to the skins (below). You m...
April 15, 2013 by DrJBHL
    Lightroom is really the ideal photographer’s tool – especially when used in conjunction with Photoshop - has been updated by Adobe and our own Island Dog has written about it. Lightroom 5 new features: Advanced Healing Brush: Enhancements to the Spot Removal tool allow you to heal or clone using brush strokes. A new “Visualize Spots” tool highlights sensor dust spots for easy removal.Radial Filter: Apply any of Lightroom’s local adjustme...
March 10, 2013 by DrJBHL
  No surprise… but really nice to see. Congrats, Stardock!  Also at Lifehacker.com:  Read the review here:  http://www.extremetech.com/computing/150346-how-to-run-full-screen-windows-8-metro-apps-in-a-window-on-the-desktopRead more about (and get try) ModernMix here: https://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/
December 14, 2012 by DrJBHL
  Martin Brinkmann, owner and chief reviewer at the excellent site ghacks.net has done a very thorough review of Stardock’s newest winner, Start8. I’m really glad to report that his review was extremely positive! Please head on over to read about it here: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/12/13/start8-windows-8-start-menu-review-giveaway/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e732%2ehj0ao01hy5%2er3p Also, if you review it or leave a comment, you might win a free license. Learn more about...
December 1, 2012 by DrJBHL
  Congrats to Stardock! It isn't everyday that a product...any product is honored this way. Kudos to the dev!     Would you like to learn more?  https://www.stardock.com/products/start8/       If you'd like to learn more about Multiplicity 2.0:  https://www.stardock.com/products/multiplicity/      
November 29, 2012 by DrJBHL
  Eddie Cho of the c|net review staff has given Decor8 a nice review. “After you install the app, Decor8 will appear on the Start screen like any other tile. When you open the app, you'll be greeted with an options menu that appears mighty hard to discern from a standard Windows 8 settings menu. From the Background settings, choose any custom image or photo to set as your background for the modern UI and add visual tweaks like fading, blurring, and color overlays. Decor8 als...
November 26, 2012 by DrJBHL
     Don't regret missing these deals!Head over to:  https://www.stardock.com/thanksgiving_sale/software.asp