Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Mike Williams

Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR
December 10, 2016 – 09:54 | No Comment
Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR

Top photo editors will often have “auto-fix” tools to optimise colours, lighting, sharpness and more, all with a single click. But they’re often short on configuration options, and some editors may not have any automatic …

Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader
December 10, 2016 – 08:13 | No Comment
Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader

DiskInternals Linux Reader is a freeware Windows application for browsing drives using Linux, Apple and other file systems.
The program enables reading (but not writing) drives using Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, HFS, HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS …

Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand
December 9, 2016 – 06:12 | No Comment
Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled Windows Update Blocker, a free tool for disabling Windows Updates.
At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make …

Malwarebytes 3.0 aims to replace your antivirus
December 8, 2016 – 14:31 | No Comment
Malwarebytes 3.0 aims to replace your antivirus

Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes 3.0, a new package which combines its anti-malware, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware and web protection technologies.
You won’t see most of these in the free version, unfortunately. That’s still strictly on-demand anti-malware only, although …

Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 | No Comment
Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop

Desktop image editors have been offering effects like “Oil Painting” and “Pencil Sketch” for years, without anyone paying much attention, but the rise of the smartphone has created a whole new market for these photo-transforming …

Snipaste: screen capture for designers
December 8, 2016 – 05:38 | No Comment
Snipaste: screen capture for designers

Snipaste is an unusual developer and designer-oriented screen capture tool for Windows.
Basic operations are simple and you’ll feel at home right away. Press a hotkey, left-click and drag to capture a rectangular area: easy.

Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free
December 7, 2016 – 06:45 | No Comment
Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free

Auto FX Free is a free collection of 10 free Photoshop plugins which can also be used stand-alone.
The effects include Focal Zoom, Light Brush, Lighten and Sharpen, Mood Lighting, Soften Details, Vitality, Dreamy Photo, Mosaic, …

Iperius Backup 4.7.0 adds incremental cloud backup
December 6, 2016 – 09:45 | No Comment
Iperius Backup 4.7.0 adds incremental cloud backup

Iperius Backup 4.7.0 has shipped with support for incremental and differential backups to Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, OneDrive and Azure.
That’s the commercial builds, anyway– as with previous editions, Iperius Backup Free 4.7.0 doesn’t support …

Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0
December 6, 2016 – 08:30 | No Comment
Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0

Gaaiho Reader is a lightweight and feature-packed PDF reader for Windows.
The program opens with a more cluttered interface than Adobe Reader – menus, buttons, sidebars – but basic viewing remains very straightforward.

B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites
December 5, 2016 – 10:33 | No Comment
B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites

A busy Facebook feed could be crammed with all kinds of articles and news headlines, but are they genuine, or propaganda, or hoaxes, or something else entirely?
B.S. Detector is a free extension for Chrome, Opera, …

TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years
December 5, 2016 – 09:24 | No Comment
TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years

Classic freeware Notepad replacement TED Notepad has just been updated to version 6.1.1, its first release since 2011.
The new build brings you drag and drop editing with either mouse button. Select text, drag and drop …