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The 5 burning PC questions CCleaner can answer

The 5 burning PC questions CCleaner can answer

Here in support we deal with all sort of queries from product functionality to license renewals and everything in between; it’s my job to understand our products inside out.

As you’d imagine, most of the functionality questions we’re asked about CCleaner are about cleaning, but that’s not just what it’s all about. Look beyond the main cleaning screen and you’ll find some additional tools which were developed to answer questions that might arise during your day-to-day computing...

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Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of

Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of

As well as some useful tools, the default apps in Windows 10’s Start Menu and All apps list consists of Microsoft tools or partner products you may not need. Take ‘Groove Music’, for example, which is Microsoft’s digital music streaming service. If you’re a Spotify person you might not need this additional clutter on your PC. The Maps app is another example. If Google Maps is your go-to, you might want to delete this...

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Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Despite the fact that Piriform is now ten years old, and can’t technically be seen as a startup – it has certainly retained that culture. At just over 30 staff (and growing), the office doesn’t feel big enough to introduce formal procedures just yet; anything too rigid would feel excessive considering you can be at someone’s desk in a few seconds or Skype them for a quick catch up in five minutes. This is just one example of a number of differences I’ve noticed as a designer working in a startup style environment vs a large corporate office...

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