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How to view the source of Chrome extensions
August 29, 2015 – 07:41 | No Comment
How to view the source of Chrome extensions

You’ve found a great new Chrome extension. Installing it only takes a click, but if you’re not quite sure what it’s doing, whether it’s safe, you might want to take a look at its source …

Mixmax upgrades Gmail with email tracking, previews, surveys, more
August 28, 2015 – 06:26 | No Comment
Mixmax upgrades Gmail with email tracking, previews, surveys, more

Mixmax is a free Chrome extension which upgrades Gmail with a host of useful extras.
You get instant visual previews for YouTube videos, Google Maps, Twitter timelines, Pinterest pins, and other links and attachments.

Easiest malware removal trick. Ever.
August 27, 2015 – 06:57 | No Comment
Easiest malware removal trick. Ever.

Removing malware is often a complex and time-consuming task, even for security experts. But as Bitdefender has reported, sometimes, just occasionally, the most effective technique can be extremely simple.
Like, turn your PC off, and on …

Insert special characters into any document with WinCompose
August 27, 2015 – 03:41 | No Comment
Insert special characters into any document with WinCompose

Numbers, letters, basic symbols and punctuation – your keyboard covers all the typing basics. But what if you need to enter accented characters, math symbols, superscripts, or anything else a little less standard?
WinCompose is an …

Translate website text by pointing at it with TransOver
August 26, 2015 – 08:25 | No Comment
Translate website text by pointing at it with TransOver

If you need to translate website text then there are plenty of services and apps available, most of which have piled on the features as they try to stand out from the crowd. But while …

VMware Workstation 12 Pro, Player 12, Fusion 8 ship with Windows 10 support
August 25, 2015 – 11:47 | No Comment
VMware Workstation 12 Pro, Player 12, Fusion 8 ship with Windows 10 support

VMware has announced the release of VMware Workstation 12 Pro, VMware Workstation 12 Player and VMware Fusion 8.
VMware Workstation features full Windows 10 compatibility: you can run it as a host or a VM, it’s …

How to create a system restore point – even if your PC is sleeping
August 25, 2015 – 09:26 | No Comment
How to create a system restore point – even if your PC is sleeping

If your PC isn’t behaving as it should then System Restore could help, quickly restoring your system files and settings to a more trouble-free time. Unless, that is, you don’t have a suitable restore point …

Microsoft launches Cortana beta for Android
August 25, 2015 – 05:57 | No Comment
Microsoft launches Cortana beta for Android

Microsoft has announced the public beta of Cortana for Android, finally bringing its digital assistant to the (non-Windows) mobile masses.
The new release allows you to ask questions (or type), run web searches, set reminders and …

Synchronise media players for group viewing with Syncplay
August 24, 2015 – 10:15 | No Comment
Synchronise media players for group viewing with Syncplay

Syncplay is a free tool which syncs media players over the web, allowing a scattered group of friends to watch videos together.
To get started you must specify a server and choose a room name, something …

Network Inventory Advisor is a one-stop auditor for PCs and Macs
August 24, 2015 – 06:09 | No Comment
Network Inventory Advisor is a one-stop auditor for PCs and Macs

Managing one computer can be difficult, but connect a few systems in a network and your problems rapidly multiply.
Network Inventory Advisor is a professional tool which can help by providing detailed reports on all Windows, …

Give your screen a custom tint with ColorVeil
August 21, 2015 – 06:30 | No Comment
Give your screen a custom tint with ColorVeil

ColorVeil is a free Windows app with a single purpose: to place a color filter over your screen, reducing brightness and cutting eye strain.
The program is a tiny download – 21.8KB, really? – and immediately …