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How to increase your laptop volume above 100%
April 29, 2017 – 04:36 | No Comment
How to increase your laptop volume above 100%

Laptop speakers can often be underpowered, and if you’re on the move it might not always be convenient to connect external speakers, or headphones.
Another option is to install specialist audio processing software to amplify your …

Schedule web pages to open automatically with Open Me Later! for Chrome
April 28, 2017 – 05:46 | No Comment
Schedule web pages to open automatically with Open Me Later! for Chrome

If you’re looking to revisit a website later then the obvious solution is to bookmark it. That’s easy, but won’t help much if you forget about the link, or where you saved it.
Open Me Later! …

Capture, edit and share your desktop with Icecream Screen Recorder
April 27, 2017 – 04:34 | No Comment
Capture, edit and share your desktop with Icecream Screen Recorder

Desktop recorders are common on the PC and we’ve regularly covered them here, but does Icecream Screen Recorder have enough to stand out from the crowd?
A handy set of capture types doesn’t stop with full …

Dalenryder Password Generator is a versatile security toolkit
April 26, 2017 – 06:23 | No Comment
Dalenryder Password Generator is a versatile security toolkit

Dalenryder Password Generator is an interesting collection of simple security tools, nicely presented in a big-buttoned, touch-friendly interface.
Tap “Quick Password” and the program generates and displays a strong 12-character long password. You can optionally include …

Email This for Chrome sends articles to your inbox for later reading
April 25, 2017 – 11:14 | No Comment
Email This for Chrome sends articles to your inbox for later reading

Email This is a free Chrome extension and web service which sending web pages to your inbox for later reading.
If you’ve found a great article but there’s no time to read it now, tapping the …

Inspect and manage Windows processes with Process Lister
April 24, 2017 – 04:58 | No Comment
Inspect and manage Windows processes with Process Lister

Security vendor NoVirusThanks has released Process Lister, a sort-of task manager which displays running processes, their key data, and provides various ways to manipulate them.
The program opens with a familiar list of processes and their …

Etcher burns images to USB keys, SD cards, more
April 23, 2017 – 06:51 | No Comment
Etcher burns images to USB keys, SD cards, more

Etcher is an open-source cross-platform tool for burning images to SD cards, USB drives and other removable devices.
The program keeps operations to the bare minimum, all of them clearly displayed on a simple interface. Choose …

Search for animated GIFs from your desktop with AstroGif
April 22, 2017 – 07:16 | No Comment
Search for animated GIFs from your desktop with AstroGif

AstroGif is an open-source menu bar app which allows you to search for animated GIFs and copy their URL, or the markdown equivalent, to the clipboard.
The program runs in the background on your PC. It …

Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager
April 21, 2017 – 09:01 | No Comment
Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager

Windows makes it easy to place shortcuts in any folder, except of course system folders like Control Panel or My Computer (aka This PC), where for some reason none of the usual rules apply.
My Computer …

Microsoft To-Do is a Wunderlist-like task manager
April 20, 2017 – 07:45 | No Comment
Microsoft To-Do is a Wunderlist-like task manager

Microsoft has unveiled a first public preview of Microsoft To-Do, a simple task manager with apps for Windows 10, iOS and Android.
The program has been developed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft acquired back …

ImageDownloader batch downloads pics from Reddit, Imgur
April 19, 2017 – 10:38 | No Comment
ImageDownloader batch downloads pics from Reddit, Imgur

ImageDownloader is a portable open-source tool which can batch download images from your favourite subreddit, or Imgur album.
The program arrives as a very compact 396KB download, so it’s no surprise that the interface is basic, …