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Reor is a quirky desktop calculator
May 25, 2015 – 07:14 | No Comment
Reor is a quirky desktop calculator

Launch Windows desktop calculator Reor for the first time and it’s tempting to think: is that it? The tiny interface really is stripped back, with little more than a numeric keypad, four operators and an …

Terrify your friends with Windows Error Message Creator
May 24, 2015 – 07:08 | No Comment
Terrify your friends with Windows Error Message Creator

You’re busy working on your PC. Everything seems fine. But then, without warning, an error message tells you that some irreplaceable files have been lost forever.
It’s horrible. A nightmare. But if you’re the twisted type …

IObit Game Assistant 3 adds game “Boost”
May 22, 2015 – 10:27 | No Comment
IObit Game Assistant 3 adds game “Boost”

IObit has launched IObit Game Assistant 3, a major update for its simple game launcher/ monitor/ manager.
The program automatically recognises more than 4,000 games, and its launcher can now – at last – organise them …

Uncover website problems with Darcy SEO Checker
May 21, 2015 – 10:12 | No Comment
Uncover website problems with Darcy SEO Checker

Search engine optimisation software is usually all about keywords, helping you find what’s going to work for you, and optimising your content and site structure to deliver better search engine rankings.
Despite its name, Darcy SEO …

Xara Web Designer 11 debuts online editing
May 21, 2015 – 05:16 | No Comment
Xara Web Designer 11 debuts online editing

Xara Group has unveiled the latest generation of its WYSIWYG website builders, Web Designer 11 ($49.99) and Web Designer Premium 11 ($99.99).
Both editions include a beta of cloud.xara, which allows Xara sites to be viewed, …

Nektra SpyStudio goes freeware
May 20, 2015 – 12:43 | No Comment
Nektra SpyStudio goes freeware

Nektra Advanced Computing has announced that its system monitoring tool SpyStudio 32-bit/ 64-bit is now free for both personal and commercial use.
An essential download for geeks everywhere, SpyStudio reveals a host of low-level details on …

Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
May 20, 2015 – 08:43 | No Comment
Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot

Binary Fortress has launched VoiceBot, a macro manager for Windows Vista+ which allows you to control games and other applications with spoken commands.
At its simplest, you might have VoiceBot recognise the word “New”, then issue …

Microsoft launches Office for Android preview
May 20, 2015 – 07:12 | No Comment
Microsoft launches Office for Android preview

Microsoft has launched a preview of Office for Android smartphones.
Pre-release versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available for phones running Android 4.4 or later.

Panda Global Protection 2016 beta now available
May 19, 2015 – 12:58 | No Comment
Panda Global Protection 2016 beta now available

Panda Security has announced the first public beta of Panda Global Protection 2016, a revamp of its comprehensive all-round security suite.
The new release provides enhanced wifi protection, detecting and alerting you to potential vulnerabilities.

Process Hacker 2.35 released
May 19, 2015 – 07:42 | No Comment
Process Hacker 2.35 released

Fabulous PC monitoring tools Process Hacker and Process Hacker Portable have been updated to version 2.35 with some welcome extras and enhancements.
One major addition is support for viewing the load time and load reasons for …

View 100s of retro graphics formats with RECOIL
May 19, 2015 – 04:30 | No Comment
View 100s of retro graphics formats with RECOIL

Viewing images is easy these days. No matter which platform you’re on, or what application you’re running, just about everyone uses the same standard formats, and these can typically be displayed on your device’s native …