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Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience
July 24, 2017 – 11:05 | No Comment

These days, it’s Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans. Mozilla has suffered more than most – since dipping below …

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Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac
July 11, 2017 – 10:44 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

GrammarlyCorrect spelling and grammar is something of a dying art these days. Rather than embark on a rant, however, let us gently direct you towards a superb online tool for helping to bring your language skills up to scratch with the minimum of fuss.

Grammarly 1.5 takes this online spellchecker and grammar correction tool on to your Windows PC or Mac – now you can keep on top of all your documents.

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Store and synchronize your passwords with the free KeePassXC
July 10, 2017 – 13:08 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

KeePassXC logoAccessing your data is becoming tougher with two-way authentication, multiple password entry options and having to answer ‘secret’ questions where you can’t always remember the answer.

The most obvious answer is to write down your information, passwords and other login information. Problem is, this is no good if you’re using your laptop on the road or working away from home.

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Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
July 10, 2017 – 11:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

HamMultiPlayerHamMultiPlayer is an interesting media player with some unusual features, including the ability to preview and work with multiple videos simultaneously.

The program doesn’t require any installation, and it doesn’t even arrive in an archive. It’s just a single executable you can download and run right away.

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Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs
July 4, 2017 – 10:49 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

speccy_200x175Piriform has released Speccy 1.31 and Speccy Portable 1.31, an updated version of its system information tool for Windows PCs.

Version 1.31 comes with the promised of improved compatibility with the recent Creator’s Update release of Windows 10, and provides users with the ability to get detailed stats about their computer for diagnostic or sharing purposes.

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BPing: a network Ping tool with added audio
June 29, 2017 – 03:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BPingBping is a tiny console-based ping tool with an unusual extra: sound.

Why? It gives you instant feedback on what’s happening without any need to watch the console window.

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NirSoft unveils NetworkUsageView 1.0
June 28, 2017 – 10:51 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

NetworkUsageViewNirSoft has released NetworkUsageView, a handy portable program which displays some of the applications that have been using your network over the past few hours, days or weeks.

Details available include the app name, description, the time of access for that session, user, internet adapter and the bytes sent and received.

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Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta
June 28, 2017 – 09:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Shadow MakerMiniTool ShadowMaker Beta is a versatile tool for creating and managing backup images of all your storage devices.

The program supports full, incremental and differential backups of both local drives and other systems on your network.

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Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click
June 27, 2017 – 09:43 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Save Emails To PDFSave emails to PDF is a Chrome extension which enables saving any Gmail email to PDF in a couple of clicks.

Download options include saving individual emails to separate PDFs, merging all selected PDFs into one PDF, or saving conversations to CSV or Excel, apparently (the Excel option just saved to PDF for us).

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Spot malware and troubleshoot PCs with QuickDiag
June 26, 2017 – 07:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

QuickDiagQuickDiag is a portable tool which creates an in-depth and highly technical report on your Windows setup, running processes and installed applications.

It’s not for beginners, but if you’re looking for a quick way to collect key system information – maybe to troubleshoot problems on a friend’s PC – the program could be ideal.

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QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer
June 26, 2017 – 04:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

QuickViewerQuickViewer is a portable open-source image viewer which shows and navigates pictures with the maximum possible speed.

The developer has built in multiple optimisations, including reading images before they’re required and displaying them with OpenGL.

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Deep-clean your hard drive with atomiccleaner3
June 25, 2017 – 02:23 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

atomiccleaner3Atomiccleaner3 is a powerful and comprehensive tool for cleaning junk files, browser histories and assorted other leftovers from your hard drive.

Reviewing this kind of app is usually very easy. Check to see if it gets even close to CCleaner’s abilities, realise that it doesn’t, throw it away. But atomiccleaner is a little different.

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