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Clean Master app available for Windows
October 31, 2014 – 08:39 | No Comment

Popular Android cleanup app Clean Master is now available in a free PC edition.
Clean Master for Windows concentrates solely on cleanup tasks, removing leftovers from your hard drive and the Registry. Unlike its Android cousin, …

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FireFTP is a great FTP/ SFTP client for Firefox
October 29, 2014 – 06:59 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

FireFTPFirst proposed in its basic form more than 40 years ago, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an archaic networking technology which should have been ditched long ago

Remarkably, though, it’s still useful in some areas – when accessing your own web server, maybe – and as a result there’s still a strong demand for FTP clients.

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Write! is a stylish distraction-free text editor
October 28, 2014 – 07:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Write!Notepad may be a weak, feeble and hopelessly underpowered editor, but its more powerful replacements can have problems of their own. Piling on the features often brings an array of interface clutter – ribbons, toolbars, menus, panes, status bar and more – which can get in your way and slow you down.

Distraction-free text editors take a different approach, replacing all the usual interface chrome with a clean, minimalist look. This can be great when you just want to concentrate on the task in hand, and as Write! shows, they can still have plenty of features to explore.

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Easily annotate your images with iPhotoDraw
October 27, 2014 – 16:17 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

iPhotoDrawIf you need to annotate an image then most graphics editors will have a few tools to help: text, drawing, maybe a shape or two.

That’s fine for the basics, but if you regularly need more then it’s worth trying iPhotoDraw, a free image annotation program for Windows XP and later.

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Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15
October 27, 2014 – 14:28 by Mike Williams in Reviews | No Comment

Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15

Keeping your hard drive running smoothly isn’t always easy. From partitioning to file and image backups, data wiping to disaster recovery, there are many different tasks involved.

You could research every aspect individually and build up a library of software to handle all your drive-related demands.

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Pixelmator for iPad 1.0 launched, offers Photoshop-style editing on your tablet
October 24, 2014 – 12:06 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Pixelmator for iPadThe Pixelmator Team, renowned for its Mac image-editing tool of the same name, has released Pixelmator for iPad 1.0, a similarly powerful image manipulation tool.

The app, which costs $4.99 and requires iOS 8.0 or later, has already garnered rave reviews and offers a wide range of tools covering creating, editing, fixing and enhancing images.

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Buffer 4.0 for iPad and iPhone released, becomes universal app
October 23, 2014 – 14:12 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Buffer 4.0 for iPad and iPhoneSocial media scheduling service Buffer has unveiled Buffer 4.0 for iPad and iPhone, a major new release of its companion app for sharing and scheduling posts on social networks. Like the web-based service, the app supports Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts.

Version 4.0 becomes a universal app, and now offers full, native iPad support. It also adds a new Share option for scheduling content from other apps.

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EaseUS To Do Backup 7.5 adds option for mounting system images to allow browsing and restoration of individual files
October 22, 2014 – 11:41 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

EaseUS Todo Backup 7.5EaseUS software has released EaseUS Todo Backup Free 7.5 and EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation 7.5, a major new release of its comprehensive Windows backup tool.

The program, which allows users to take both file- and image-based backups from a single tool, gains one significant new feature with this release: the ability to mount and unmount image backups.

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Bitdefender unveils portable Adware Removal Tool
October 22, 2014 – 05:48 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Bitdefender Adware Removal ToolBitdefender has announced the availability of Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC, the first public beta of its portable program to detect and remove unwanted software.

The Removal Tool arrives as a single 41.8MB executable file. There are no supporting files, and it doesn’t download anything else: just run it and go.

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AVAST 2015 adds Network Security check, HTTPS scanning, hardware-based virtualisation
October 21, 2014 – 17:48 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | No Comment

avast 2015 AVAST Software has announced the release of its 2015 product lineup, including AVAST Free and Pro Antivirus 2015, AVAST Internet Security 2015, and AVAST Premier 2015.

All editions now include a Home Network Security option which scans your local network for vulnerabilities: wifi status, router settings, passwords still set to common defaults, more.

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RapidWeaver 6.0 adds five new themes, debuts Addons Manager, Markdown tool
October 21, 2014 – 15:19 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

RapidWeaver 6UK developer Realmac Software has unveiled RapidWeaver 6.0, a major new version of its acclaimed web design tool for Macs.

Version 6, which now requires OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later to run, throws in a new Addons Manager, bundles five new themes and promises vastly improved performance thanks to full 64-bit support and a revamped publishing engine.

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Check downloads and websites for malware with Metascan Online for Firefox
October 20, 2014 – 17:55 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Metascan Online for FirefoxOPSWAT has announced the availability of Metascan Online for Firefox, an addon which allows the browser to scan downloads, websites and web connections for threats.

Checking a link is as easy as right-clicking it and selecting “Scan with Metascan Online”. If the link is a file then it’s uploaded to VirusTotal competitor Metascan Online, checked with 40+ commercial antivirus engines, and a detailed report tells you which – if any – detected it as a threat.

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