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Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader
July 1, 2016 – 07:11 | No Comment
Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader

Would you like to try out Windows 10 in a virtual machine, or maybe create a USB installer for Windows 7 or 8? Then you’ll probably have to track down an image of that particular …

Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player
June 30, 2016 – 04:39 | No Comment
Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player

GoPro VR Player (formerly Kolor Eyes Desktop) is a free 360 degree video player for Windows and OS X.
A stripped-back interface makes it very easy to use. There’s no button-packed toolbar or nested right-click menu, …

Transform pictures into LEGO mosaics with Legoaizer
June 29, 2016 – 08:45 | No Comment
Transform pictures into LEGO mosaics with Legoaizer

Legoaizer is a mosaic builder with a twist. Point the program at a JPG and instead of just pixelating it, Legoaizer creates the mosaic from LEGO bricks.
Getting started is easy: open a picture, click “Create …

Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker
June 28, 2016 – 05:53 | No Comment
Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker

NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker is a low level tool which enables blocking the execution of certain applications, commands, DLLs and drivers.
Default rules block some common malware exploits and attacks, and you can add more to …

Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop
June 27, 2016 – 05:36 | No Comment
Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop

It’s been a few years since we last looked at JPEGSnoop, a low-level tool for investigating images. Is it still useful today? Let’s take a look.
The program is as convenient to use as ever. No …

Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country
June 26, 2016 – 02:45 | No Comment
Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country

It sounds much like any other mapping app: enter a starting point and destination, see the route and points of interest along the way.
Flyover Country won’t give you driving directions, local hotels or someone’s random …

Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller
June 25, 2016 – 02:30 | No Comment
Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller

If a Windows program doesn’t have the rights to access a file, Registry key, or carry out some other task, running it as an administrator might solve the problem – but this won’t always be …

ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
June 24, 2016 – 04:17 | No Comment
ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

ExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.
The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 …

Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
June 23, 2016 – 05:30 | No Comment
Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor

Word Doctor’s developer says it’s a word editor and writer’s aid, “designed to analyze both writing content and style”.
At first glance, that seems hard to believe, because the editor looks only marginally more powerful than …

Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap
June 23, 2016 – 05:26 | No Comment
Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap

There are hundreds of screen capture tools for Windows, covering just about every possible need and situation. Do we really need any more?
Well, maybe not, but Image DeCap has just enough interesting and unusual features …

MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching
June 21, 2016 – 13:06 | No Comment
MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching

Super-fast MFT-based search tool UltraSearch has hit version 2.10 with some major improvements.
The program can now search for file content, as well as file and folder names.