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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 appli...
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 ...
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”.  ...
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!
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...
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-desktop Read more about (and get try) ModernMix here: https://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/
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 26, 2012 by DrJBHL
      Don't regret missing these deals! Head over to:   https://www.stardock.com/thanksgiving_sale/software.asp      
August 22, 2012 by DrJBHL
  To continue Island Dog’s post on Photoshop ( Adobe T.V. ), Lesa Snider (my Photoshop goddess) is doing an in depth (pun intended) three day webinar provided by the great folks at creativeLive . It will have a day on each of these topics: Selections. Adjustment layers. Smart objects.   All you have to do is sign up for a creativeLive account (free). Then enroll in whatever you like… There are generally replays of these classes, so if you&rsqu...
August 18, 2012 by DrJBHL
  Martin Brinkmann over at gHacks.net has just written a nice article “Going straight to the Windows 8 desktop”. I read it, and if you’re planning to update/upgrade to W8, I think you should as well. Start8 was mentioned prominently: You can get Start8 here: https://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ You can read more about Start8 here: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/16/going-straight-to-the-windows-8-desktop/#comment-1466310 https://forums.wincustomi...
June 25, 2012 by DrJBHL
  As you all know, Rainmeter is a very popular customization program. Many of the skins can record your notes, to-do lists, launch and control your fave apps… which can be arranged to your liking. So… just thought I’d mention seeing the update/release notice on Neowin.net . You can pick it up here: http://rainmeter.net/cms/ What’s changed? Read about it here: http://rainmeter.net/cms/Release23   but at first glance, it looks like lots of chang...
June 20, 2012 by DrJBHL
    We’ve all seen pics of the Surface. Now (from c|net ) pictures and some specs on the W8 phone:   There are a bunch of pics and a vid on the c|net site. Features: Multicore – will support up to 64 core processors… but definitely will support dual and quad cores. Three new screen resolutions – WVGA (800x480), WXVGA (1280x768) and “true 720p” (1280x720p) Will share code with desktop ie10 and the browsers will ...
June 4, 2012 by DrJBHL
  As part of Computrex 2012’s announcements, Asus has just announced that it plans to release the “ Transformer AiO ”. So, what is it? It is a dual OS device capable of running Android and Windows 8. It is an 18.4” Desktop (and possibly a Tablet as well) that runs both OS’s. Dana Wollman at engadget reports that it boots to Windows 8 (as the default), and transitions into Android after a button is pressed. “…the Transformer AiO see...
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!