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WebSite X5 Evolution 11.0 debuts major new features, interface tweaks and feature improvements
October 1, 2014 – 11:14 | No Comment

Incomedia has released major new versions of its wizard-driven web-building tool with the launch of WebSite X5 Free 11.0 and WebSite X5 Evolution 11.0.
Version 11.0 comes with a redesigned user interface and restructured five-step design …

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Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool
September 29, 2014 – 08:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Your browser’s misbehaving? It’s a common problem, and you’ve probably got your own quick fixes: delete the cache, scan for malware, remove the last add-in you installed, whatever it might be.

Now Google is offering a little extra assistance with Chrome Software Removal Tool (CSRT), a Windows beta which scans for programs known to cause problems with Chrome and offers to remove them.

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CCEnhancer 4.1 released, extends CCleaner support to hundreds of programs
September 29, 2014 – 07:31 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

CCEnhancer 4.1Ever felt frustrated by CCleaner’s relative limited support for third-party apps? Did you know you can – with a lot of care – add your own programs to its cleaning database? Does that sound a bit scary? No matter, you can add support for hundreds more programs with no fuss using a free tool called CCEnhancer 4.1.

The tool lets you easily augment the CCleaner information file with 1,000 other program options – and with the release of version 4.1, the tool makes it easier for you to add your own program entries from within CCEnhancer itself.

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Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction
September 27, 2014 – 13:03 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

EditShare has announced the release of Lightworks 12, its powerful non-linear video editor for Windows, Linux, and – at last – Mac.

The hugely extended Content Manager is a highlight. Everything is immediately accessible, there’s easier searching and filtering to help you find what you need, you can even drag and drop files directly into open bins as required.

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Acronis True Image 2015 brings new interface, faster online backups
September 26, 2014 – 16:11 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | No Comment

Acronis International has unveiled Acronis True Image 2015, a significant update for its popular PC (and Mac) backup tool.

An entirely new interface makes it easier than ever to run basic backups. Choose your source – which can now be “Entire PC” – and destination, and it’s ready to go immediately.

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IObit Uninstaller 4 fully removes Windows 8 apps
September 26, 2014 – 11:16 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

IObit has announced the release of IObit Uninstaller 4, an interesting extension of its freeware program uninstaller.

The program now has the ability to completely remove Windows 8 apps. A “batch uninstall” option ditches as many as you like in a single operation, and the “Powerful Scan” tool ensures there’s no hard drive or Registry junk left behind.

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Terminals: a remote desktop client for (almost) anyone
September 26, 2014 – 07:14 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Windows remote desktop, VNC, telnet, SSH – there are many ways to access a remote computer, and using them all can require a whole library of networking tools.

Fortunately, there are alternatives. The open source Terminals not only handles a lengthy list of protocols – RDP, VNC, ISA, SSH, Telnet, RAS, HTTP, HTTPS – but a tabbed interface means you’re able to open and manage multiple connections simultaneously.

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CCleaner 4.18 brings Active System Monitoring to the Free edition
September 25, 2014 – 17:11 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Piriform Ltd has released CCleaner 4.18 and CCleaner Portable 4.18, the latest versions of its popular Windows cleanup tool.

This time the big addition is a limited version of Active System Monitoring, a smart feature previously reserved for the commercial CCleaner Professional. Turn it on and CCleaner monitors your system, checking for junk, and lets you know when it’s time to clean up.

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ACDSee 18 and Pro 8 bring smarter, easier photo editing
September 25, 2014 – 14:00 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

ACD Systems has unveiled the latest versions of its flagship photo editors, ACDSee 18 ($79.99, $39.99 upgrade) and ACDSee Pro 8 ($199.99, $59.99 upgrade).

Both editions include a new Explorer extension, PicaView, which previews an image from its context menu and launches ACDSee with a click.

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Cyotek Gif Animator 0.0.3.0 adds sprite sheet creator, WebP support
September 25, 2014 – 10:27 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Cyotek has announced the release of Gif Animator 0.0.3.0, an updated beta of its ultra-configurable GIF creator.

The program can now export any or all of your animation frames as a sprite sheet, with your choice of columns, rows, margins, spacing and more (there’s WebP format support, too).

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 released, focus on more automatic features
September 25, 2014 – 07:40 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Photoshop Elements 13Adobe has released Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13, brand new versions of its consumer-level photo-editing and video-editing suites.

Version 13 remain standalone tools – allowing users to purchase them outright – and come with a number of new and improved features to build on previous updates.

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ocenaudio is an outstanding audio editor
September 25, 2014 – 07:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

There are hundreds of free audio editors around, and if your needs are basic – trimming an MP3 here, maybe adjusting volume there – then just about any of them will do.

Finding more capable editors can be a real problem, but there are a few around, and ocenaudio is a very interesting example.

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