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Windows 10 Technical Preview now available
October 1, 2014 – 18:36 | No Comment
Windows 10 Technical Preview now available

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview (64-bit build), an early look at the next generation of Windows with some major new features.
The Start Menu is back with a Windows 8 twist, live tiles …

NirSoft’s OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened/ saved files
October 1, 2014 – 09:23 | No Comment
NirSoft’s OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened/ saved files

NirSoft has released OpenSaveFilesView, a tiny portable tool which displays files opened and saved by the standard Windows Open and Save dialogs.
This has various potential applications, from reminding yourself where you saved that document last …

O&O SafeErase 8 brings smart Explorer integration
October 1, 2014 – 07:38 | No Comment
O&O SafeErase 8 brings smart Explorer integration

Berlin developer O&O Software has unveiled O&O SafeErase Professional 8 ($29.95), a new edition of its commercial secure deletion tool.
Version 8 delivers enhanced Explorer integration. If you spot files or folders you need to delete …

Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool
September 29, 2014 – 08:46 | No Comment
Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool

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 …

Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction
September 27, 2014 – 13:03 | No Comment
Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction

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 …

Acronis True Image 2015 brings new interface, faster online backups
September 26, 2014 – 16:11 | No Comment
Acronis True Image 2015 brings new interface, faster online backups

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 – …

IObit Uninstaller 4 fully removes Windows 8 apps
September 26, 2014 – 11:16 | No Comment
IObit Uninstaller 4 fully removes Windows 8 apps

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …