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Grabilla 1.23 adds scrolling window captures
September 20, 2014 – 05:06 | No Comment
Grabilla 1.23 adds scrolling window captures

All-in-one free screengrab tool Grabilla has been updated to version 1.23 with the ability to capture scrolling windows.
This is ideal if you need to capture a long web page or other document. There’s no need …

epCheck: track your favourite TV shows from the Windows desktop
September 19, 2014 – 09:06 | No Comment
epCheck: track your favourite TV shows from the Windows desktop

The easiest way to track your favourite TV shows is usually to download a suitable app, or maybe sign up at a website. There are a huge number of options, and the only real challenge …

Nero 2015: it’s all about the iOS/ Android extras
September 18, 2014 – 12:43 | No Comment
Nero 2015: it’s all about the iOS/ Android extras

Nero has announced the launch of Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum, a very mobile device-oriented update for its flagship digital media suites.
Nero MediaHome now streams files directly to all Android and (“coming soon”) …

B1 File Manager adds streaming support
September 18, 2014 – 09:55 | No Comment
B1 File Manager adds streaming support

Popular Android app B1 File Manager has been upgraded to 0.8.7 with the addition of cloud streaming support.
As previously, the app can access Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and 4Shared accounts, as well as connecting …

F-Secure SAFE 2015 protects desktops, tablets and phones
September 18, 2014 – 06:36 | No Comment
F-Secure SAFE 2015 protects desktops, tablets and phones

F-Secure has released F-Secure SAFE 2015, a multi-platform security suite which protects Windows and Mac desktops, and Windows 8, Android and iOS mobile devices.
Desktop protection concentrates on the core essentials, with antivirus, browsing and banking …

CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6
September 17, 2014 – 12:29 | No Comment
CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6

CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDirector 13 (from $79.99), PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 ($129.99), all available individually or as a part of the new Director Suite 3 ($299.99).
PowerDirector 13 highlights include …

FileOptimizer 7.0 beta adds lossless FLAC compression
September 17, 2014 – 05:57 | No Comment
FileOptimizer 7.0 beta adds lossless FLAC compression

Javier Gutiérrez Chamorro has released the first public beta of his one-stop lossless compression tool, FileOptimizer 7.0.
The major new feature is support for optimising FLAC files. Our first tests suggest this is going to take …

ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50 adds more proxies, improves speeds
September 17, 2014 – 05:03 | No Comment
ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50 adds more proxies, improves speeds

ChrisPC has released the latest edition of its free-for-personal-use online privacy tool, ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50.
The upgrade seems to have concentrated on the fundamentals, now extending the anonymous proxy list to 1,000+ from more …

Auslogics unveils Driver Updater 1.0
September 15, 2014 – 13:53 | No Comment
Auslogics unveils Driver Updater 1.0

Australian utilities developer Auslogics has released Driver Updater, a commercial tool which can update all your PC drivers with a click.
If you’ve tried anything similar, the program’s core abilities won’t surprise you. Launch a scan …

Andy runs Android on your Mac, Win 7/8 desktop
September 15, 2014 – 10:53 | No Comment
Andy runs Android on your Mac, Win 7/8 desktop

Almost three years on from its first release, BlueStacks is probably still the easiest way to run Android apps on your Windows desktop. But it also has issues: performance can be a problem, and you …

RichEdit is a surprising WordPad replacement
September 15, 2014 – 10:46 | No Comment
RichEdit is a surprising WordPad replacement

If you need a free editor for Windows then checking out a few Notepad replacements is a good place to start: EverEdit, TotalEdit Professional, FXiTE are just a few we’ve covered in the past.
But if …