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CCleaner 5.08 FINAL strengthens Windows 10 compatibility
July 24, 2015 – 07:30 | No Comment

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.0.8 FINAL and CCleaner 5.0.8 Portable, the latest builds of its Windows cleaning tool.
The new build promises compatibility with the RTM build (10240) of Windows 10, and adds support for …

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Plan projects, brainstorm and share ideas with MindMaple Lite
July 27, 2015 – 04:56 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

MindMaple LiteMindMaple Lite is a free application for generating mind maps, project plans, running brainstorming sessions, and generally helping to organise, present and share your ideas.

Download and installation is straightforward – no registration, adware or other hassles here – and conveniently the program opens with a mind map explaining itself: the main features, what’s new in this edition, what you get from upgrading to the Pro edition, and more.

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Instantly invert your screen colours with NegativeScreen
July 24, 2015 – 05:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BinaryOptimising your PC’s screen colours cuts eyestrain, reduces headaches, and helps you sleep at nights. It can be surprisingly easy, too – set up a program like SunsetScreen and it works largely automatically.

There may still be times when your display is too light, or maybe too dark, though, and that’s where NegativeScreen comes in. It’s a tiny freeware app for Windows 7 and later which can invert your screen colours on demand.

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Get your finances under control with Yapbam
July 23, 2015 – 08:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

YapbamManaging your money can be complicated, tedious, time-consuming. It’s tempting to just leave your accounts to look after themselves, and if your finances aren’t too tight then you might get away with that. For a while, anyway.

Keeping track of your balances is a much better idea, though, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. Yapbam (Yet Another Personal Bank Account Manager) is a cross-platform personal finance manager which helps you get started almost immediately.

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Easily print custom image thumbnails with Primg
July 22, 2015 – 13:25 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

PrimgWindows provides many ways to browse a folder of images, but it’s much less flexible when it comes to printing. Typically you’ll have to print your pictures one at a time, or make do with whatever fixed multi-image formats your printer driver supports.

Primg is one of the simplest solutions around, a tiny portable freebie which gives much more control over your picture printouts.

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MobaXterm 8.0 adds PuTTY engine, credentials, PowerShell support
July 20, 2015 – 13:09 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

MobaXtermAll-in-one remote networking toolkit MobaXterm 8.0 has shipped with the ability to create credentials for multiple sessions.

The latest build is packed with technology derived from the open source PuTTY, including the SSH/ telnet/ rlogin/ serial engines, the embedded terminal, a new “MobaKeyGen” graphical SSH keys generator – even a new Games menu with simple puzzles and games from the PuTTY developer. (No, really.)

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Pattern-lock Android apps with ES App Locker
July 20, 2015 – 07:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ES App LockerAndroid devices have plenty of security options – passwords, PINs, pattern locks – but they’re mostly about blocking access to the entire system. Get past the lock screen, and if a friend picks up your phone they can do whatever they like.

ES App Locker – from the developers of the popular ES File Explorer – adds another layer, enabling you to block access to individual apps by drawing a pattern on the screen.

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Find, save and share animated GIFs with PopKey for Desktop
July 17, 2015 – 06:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

PopKey for DesktopPopKey for Desktop is a free Windows and OS X tool for browsing, saving and sharing the latest animated GIFs.

It’s a desktop spin on the company’s PopKey GIF keyboard for iOS, and has a simple, app-like interface which keeps options and controls to an absolute minimum.

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Audacity 2.1.1 adds scrubbing, seeking, effect presets
July 17, 2015 – 04:37 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

AudacityClassic open source audio editor Audacity has been updated to version 2.1.1 with some welcome additions and improvements.

A new Ctrl+click “scrub play mode” enables playback – both forwards and backwards – just by moving your mouse cursor across the waveform.

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Is virgo the smallest virtual desktop manager ever?
July 16, 2015 – 12:04 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

virgoWhen you’re regularly trying out new software, it’s important to look for anything odd or unusual, any sign that a program might not be what it seems.

The Windows “virtual desktop manager” virgo seemed like a great example. A 3.7KB download? Which unpacked to a single 8KB executable? There had to be something wrong here. Surely?

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AndroMouse is a smart Android remote control for your PC
July 16, 2015 – 05:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

AndroMouseYour PC’s large screen, quality sound card and speakers make it great for viewing and sharing media, but having to control the system via a keyboard and mouse isn’t always convenient.

AndroMouse provides a versatile alternative, with a comprehensive collection of tools which allows you to remotely control a PC from your Android device.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac 1.0 unveiled, provides on-demand scan-and-remove tool
July 16, 2015 – 05:05 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for MacSecurity developer Malwarebytes has unveiled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac 1.0, the company’s first Mac product.

The new app hasn’t been coded from scratch, but is a rebranded (and updated) version of AdwareMedic, which was acquired by Malwarebytes back in March.

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