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treev is a Chrome search bar for your cloud files
April 28, 2015 – 12:26 | No Comment
treev is a Chrome search bar for your cloud files

In theory, storing your files in the cloud means you can access them from anywhere. But in practice, there’s often a complication: you’ll have to find them first.
Treev is a free Chrome extension which can …

Create, convert, encrypt, annotate, and watermark PDFs with PDF-Pro
April 28, 2015 – 07:16 | No Comment
Create, convert, encrypt, annotate, and watermark PDFs with PDF-Pro

If you need to work with PDFs then you’ve probably built up a whole library of tools to help out: a viewer, a creator, maybe a conversion tool, something else to split or merge files, …

Synfig Studio’s 2D animation suite hits version 1.0
April 28, 2015 – 05:38 | No Comment
Synfig Studio’s 2D animation suite hits version 1.0

After more than 18 months of intense development, open source 2D animation tool Synfig Studio has at last hit version 1.0.
The release brings a pile of professional features, including a complete bone system with automatic …

Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN
April 27, 2015 – 10:18 | No Comment
Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN

Restaurants, malls, trains, hotels: it can feel as though wifi is everywhere these days. Until you’re travelling, when you can still spend an age trying to find a network, only to find it’s password-protected or …

NovaBACKUP 17 brings installation assistance, phone/ email tech support
April 24, 2015 – 11:55 | No Comment
NovaBACKUP 17 brings installation assistance, phone/ email tech support

NovaStor has announced the release of its industrial-strength backup solution for Windows, NovaBACKUP 17 (priced from $49.95 for PCs, $349.95 for servers).
The update sees NovaStor’s remote installation service “Setup Assistance” included with the sale of …

Create quality HTML prototypes with Pingendo
April 24, 2015 – 04:08 | No Comment
Create quality HTML prototypes with Pingendo

Pingendo is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG application for prototyping web pages. It uses Twitter’s Bootstrap as a base, and responsive web design support ensures your sites will adapt to fit phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Getting …

Outlook for Android comes out of preview
April 23, 2015 – 09:16 | No Comment
Outlook for Android comes out of preview

Microsoft has dropped the “preview” tag from its free Outlook for Android app, following a host of recent updates and improvements.
The interface has received a colorful revamp, and been redesigned to better follow Android design …

Stream video torrents instantly(-ish) with Ace Stream Media
April 23, 2015 – 07:16 | No Comment
Stream video torrents instantly(-ish) with Ace Stream Media

Ace Stream Media is an easier way to play video and audio torrents. You don’t need a separate client, or have to wait for the file to be downloaded before it can be played – …

Mem Reduct: a memory cleaner which isn’t rubbish
April 22, 2015 – 08:59 | No Comment
Mem Reduct: a memory cleaner which isn’t rubbish

Let’s be frank: most memory cleaners are garbage. They’ll lure you in with bogus claims about fixing memory leaks, dazzle you with flashy interfaces and colorful graphs, yet usually make no difference at all to …

Sysinternals announces Sysmon 3.0, Autoruns 13.3, Regjump 1.1, Process Monitor 3.11
April 21, 2015 – 06:07 | No Comment
Sysinternals announces Sysmon 3.0, Autoruns 13.3, Regjump 1.1, Process Monitor 3.11

Microsoft Sysinternals has just announced its round of updates for April, this time including updates for Sysmon, Autoruns, Regjump and Process Monitor.
Background monitor Sysmon 3.0 now reports remote thread creation events, perhaps improving the chance …

Create HTML family trees with Genealogica Grafica
April 20, 2015 – 06:54 | No Comment
Create HTML family trees with Genealogica Grafica

Genealogica Grafica is a Windows shareware application which creates various family tree charts and reports from GEDCOM files, saving them as HTML files ready for sharing on your own website.
If the program name sounds familiar, …