|Customer Update - This eZine also online here September 15, 2009
Dear Rose City Customer,
Well for many in the Northern hemisphere, Summer is over, the fall is nearly upon us and it's time to start thinking about work, school and then we'll be getting ready for the holidays!
Time to dust the cobwebs off the ole PC and get er tuned up for fall, and we have some great tools to help you here at Rose City Software. In our last newsletter we told you about DiskMagik 3.0, the latest release of our one of top-selling performance tools. If you got that one, you are almost certainly enjoying faster smoother computer performance with a automatically defragmented hard drive.
This month, besides our latest cool free tool, we're featuring a special deal on the just released, long awaited upgrade for TweakMASTER, our top selling Internet Optimizer for 10 years running! This is TweakMASTER 3.0. Now back for the first major upgrade in three years and guaranteed to work better with all versions of Windows including the new Windows 7, with new tweaks for wireless and broadband to help everyone extract the most from their internet connection.
Registered users of TweakMASTER are entitled to a 40% discount upgrade; as explained below.
You can choose between the standard version of TweakMASTER or the PRO version. Both can be tried for free for 30 days. And as we have been doing for the past year or so, the standard version may be registered for free through a special offer with one of our participating sponsors, or you can purchase it straight up or buy the PRO version at a special discount.
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Our newsletter always contains lots of tricks and treats as well as other special information from our parent site, Rose City Software, a very popular Windows Resource and Information Center & HelpWithWindows.com, including critical Windows update information, and useful Windows tips and tricks.
We hope you'll enjoy this edition of the newsletter and you are welcome to forward it to your friends who might also enjoy it.
With each edition we will try to bring you a useful software program you don't have to pay for... just as we have done in previous months. Some are direct from Rose City and some are great toys and tools we have discovered elsewhere that we think you will like!
This month, we have a handy free tool called Converticon. This is a simple icon creator utility. Now you can get rid of those ugly meaningless generic icons on your desktop and replace them with images of your own choosing. Converticon can import ICO, PNG, GIF, and JPEG formats and export to high-quality PNG or ICO files. There is no software to download, it's fun to do, and it's 100% free to use.
Just visit the Converticon website and click 'Get Started'. This brings up a Windows dialog to select the photo or image you wish to convert. Or just use Google Image search to find a picture of your favorite toy, cartoon character, etc. Then just use the drop down arrow at the bottom by 'Files of Type' to select either the JPEG or GIF you want to convert.
Click 'Open' which brings up the image you are converting, then choose 'Export' to save it as an icon or .ICO file. That's all there is to it!
Once you have exported your photo or other image to an .ICO file, all you need to do is rightclick on the icon you wish to change and choose properties, and there on the 'Shortcut' or similar tab click the 'Change Icon' button, navigate to your new file and click OK and it's done! You can now click on your boyfriend or girlfriend, your dog, or whatever you like every time. Sure to bring a smile to your face this fall :-)
Converticon is easy to use. Just visit the Converticon website and have fun!
And for lots of other cool free tools please check our website.
But first, read on for some other great software specials and tips...
Rose City Software Update Info
New releases and updates this year:
(As shown on the Rose City 'what's new' page)
TweakMASTER - 9/4 - v3.02 - Minor update to the Major upgrade 3.x to the finest internet optimizer utility available!
DU Meter - 9/4 - v4.16 - minor update to this indispensable utility
TradeTrakker - 9/4 - v2.80 - minor update to this popular investment tracking tool
DiskMagik - 8/4 - v3.6 - New release of the award winning defrag utility - free for registered users
Identity Pro - 4/14 - new software to help protect your identity onlinel http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/IDpro/
Introducing TweakMASTER PRO 3.0:
Nothing will speed up your downloads and web surfing like TweakMASTER PRO
TweakMASTER Pro is the original Internet Optimizer which started it all back in the late 90's and has been continually updated ever since, the only software of its kind to make this claim. TweakMASTER promotes faster Internet download speeds by intelligently tweaking numerous key Windows settings. Ideal for ALL types of connections including dial-up, cable, DSL, satellite, and wireless. Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 plus AOL.
TweakMASTER Pro also includes an innovative DNS Accelerator to help websites load faster, a Connection Speed Measurement tool, Network Connections Viewer, Ping, Traceroute and Whois utilities, a network connections viewer, and a number of other useful tools. The TweakMASTERRO version also includes the current release 4.16 of our award-winning DU Meter network monitoring utility which alone sells for $25. Also included with Pro version 3.0 is LinkFox, previously sold alone for $25, which guarantees faster web surfing for everyone!
Using the simple Wizard, TweakMASTER Pro can easily double your download speeds and make 'Surfing the Internet' a truly exhilarating experience.
Special Offer for Rose City Customers only:
Get TweakMASTER or TweakMASTER PRO 3.0 for a limited time
for 25% off
That's $10 off the regular price of $39.95 for the Pro version!
To take advantage of this offer, please use this special coupon: 'RCS25NEWSLETTER'
To take advantage of this special offer you can click on this special purchase link. The price will still be shown at the regular price of $39.95, but click on the 'BUY' button which takes you to shopping cart. Then when you click on the 'Checkout' button to proceed to where you are asked to enter your personal information, tthere is a field "Coupon". The word 'RCS25NEWSLETTER' should already be filled in, otherwise paste it in there, then when you proceed with your checkout, just prior to entering your credit card information, you will see the special price of just $29.95 has been applied.
NOTE: this link is not published anywhere else except this newsletter!
Key Rose City Software Site Links
The Humor Spotlight
This is a new monthly feature this year for the Rose City Software newsletter... a little humor, handpicked by our editors to evoke a smile or two for our subscribers.
Click Here to view this month's humor, What do you get when.... LOL !!!
Windows® Update Information
You can always check your system for the latest updates from Microsoft® at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
You will always hear about them first at our site at
Rose City Software or
There were several important Windows updates in the past couple months - here's one of the latest:
Date Last Review: September 09, 2009
You can also read the pages from Microsoft for their security updates for September 2009
Windows Tips and Tricks
You'll find hundreds of useful tips and tricks for every version of Windows at our own www.HelpWithWindows.com (formerly Windows-Help.NET).
Because we operate a Windows help site and help forums and we sell software to enhance the Windows platform, we are in a prime position to hear about many of the problems reported by average Windows users out there around the world. Many people are looking to improve the reliability, speed and effectiveness of their Windows machines... and that's where we can help.
Which edition of Windows 7 to consider buying or upgrading to
For Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista, Microsoft has announced the SKU lineup and while the company says it will focus mainly on two editions: Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional; Microsoft offers a total of six different Windows 7 versions. This article at our own HelpWithWindows.com will give you some valuable tips on whuich edition is right for you.
And don't forget Rose City Software's two top performers for speeding up your Windows PC... whether it is XP, Vista or 7
Registry First Aid and DiskMagik
Well, we could go on and on here... But why not stop by our website where you'll find links to all this and a whole lot more, absolutely free,from Rose City Software, "The Internet's Premier Software Center."
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