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Control your PC remotely with DisplayFusion 7
December 18, 2014 – 04:49 | No Comment

Binary Fortress Software has released DisplayFusion 7.0, a major update for its comprehensive multi-monitor management tool for Windows.
The commercial editions now support remote controlling your system from iOS or Android devices. You can move windows …

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Install/ update/ manage your software with NeoSetup
December 18, 2014 – 07:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

NeoSetupKeeping Windows software up-to-date can be complicated. There are settings to be configured, maybe several update processes to be left running, troubleshooting rules to follow if they don’t work. And of course if an application can’t check for updates itself, you’ll have to do it manually.

NeoSetup is an application manager which simplifies this process by installing and updating many applications for you.

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First look: Veeam EndPoint Backup BETA
December 17, 2014 – 10:16 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Back in October, enterprise virtualisation specialists Veeam Software announced Veeam EndPoint Backup FREE, a free file and image-based backup tool for Windows.

The package is currently only available as a private beta – you must sign up at their website and wait to receive a download link – but we added our name to the list, and waited for our invitation.

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Grab every link on a web page with Copy All Links (Firefox)
December 16, 2014 – 16:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Copy All LinksYou’re at a web page, maybe reading a forum post, looking at a list of links. You’d like to copy them somewhere, maybe share them with someone else. But your browser has no way to work with every link on a page, so you must copy them individually, select all the text and edit it later, maybe just bookmark the site and come back when you’ve more time.

It’s annoying. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Not if you’ve equipped yourself with the Firefox addon, Copy All Links.

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View, organise and manage your media with Diffractor
December 15, 2014 – 17:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

DiffractorMost PC users need a good media manager, something to bring order to the mass of photos, videos and music cluttering their system.

There’s plenty of competition around, but if your needs are relatively straightforward then Diffractor could be a contender.

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Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more
December 15, 2014 – 11:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

CbxConverterDigital comics often come in the form of comic book archives, typically JPGs stored in a single archive file (cbz = zip, cbr = rar, and so on).

You might think these simple compressed formats would already produce the smallest possible files, but no – the free CbxConverter can resample images and convert them to WebP, shrinking the archives even further.

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HiPER Calc Scientific is a powerful free calculator
December 12, 2014 – 11:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

HiPER Calc ScientificWindows Calculator has improved a great deal in recent years. It still opens in a very basic “standard” view, but you also get Scientific, Programmer and Statistics modes, along with unit conversions, date calculations and more.

The free HiPER Calc Scientific seems a little basic by comparison, as it’s “just” a regular scientific calculator. But it’s compact, portable, and has more than enough functions and features to make it interesting.

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Close annoying web popups with Overlay Blocker (Chrome)
December 12, 2014 – 07:42 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Overlay BlockerIt happens all the time. You’re browsing a website, engrossed in the content, when suddenly an overlay appears and blocks your view. Annoying, even when it’s displaying useful information.

Usually clicking the “x” close button will get rid of the popup, and you can carry on as you were. But if there is no “x”, or it’s been carefully hidden, then you might need a little help.

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Mobizen: access your Android device from anywhere
December 11, 2014 – 18:07 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

MobizenIf you’d like to run Android on your PC then you could install some heavyweight emulator, or maybe use a virtual machine.

But it might be easier to equip your Android device with Mobizen, a free app which allows you to view, access and control it from just about anywhere.

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Play 108 logic games for free with Logyx Pack
December 11, 2014 – 07:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Logyx PackMicrosoft Minesweeper may have been an extremely basic game, but it was also easy to play, and a fun way to pass a few minutes, which is probably why it came bundled with Windows for around 20 years.

The game was finally dropped in Windows 8, but you can get it back with the free Logyx Pack, along with 107 others: Tetris, Battleships, Reversi, Checkers, Simon Says, and many more (see below for the full list).

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AIDA64 5.0 adds wireless monitoring support, certificates information panel
December 10, 2014 – 09:13 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

AIDA64Budapest software firm FinalWire Ltd has released a major new version of its Windows diagnostic and benchmarking tool with the release of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.0.

Version 5.0’s major new feature is support for remote monitoring of computer sensors using third-party smartphone and tablet apps.

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View, save and restore a drive’s MBR/ boot sector with HDHacker
December 10, 2014 – 06:42 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

HDHackerBefore a PC can access a drive, it must first read various disk structures: the boot sector, master boot record (MBR), partition table, and so on. Normally you don’t have to care about any of that, but if these structures are corrupted, and the drive becomes unreadable, then you might want to know more.

HDHacker is a tiny tool which can read, display, save and restore a drive’s master boot record, boot sector, or just a defined number of continuous sectors. This is potentially very dangerous – choosing the wrong drive or sectors could trash your system – but it can sometimes be helpful.

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