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DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update
August 26, 2016 – 14:59 | No Comment
DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update

DarkAudacity, a mildly redesigned branch of the classic open-source audio editor Audacity, has been released for Windows.
The package has no big technical changes or enhancements, and instead focuses on revamping the interface to simplify operations …

OpenStreetView is a crowd-sourced Google Street View
August 26, 2016 – 07:17 | No Comment
OpenStreetView is a crowd-sourced Google Street View

OpenStreetMap has launched OpenStreetView, an open-source alternative to Google Street View.
The service offers free Android and iOS apps to record images while you’re driving. Upload the results to the OpenStreetView servers and they’ll be shared …

JixiPix’s Sprektrel Art is free until August 29th
August 25, 2016 – 13:10 | No Comment
JixiPix’s Sprektrel Art is free until August 29th

Spektrel Art is a smart Windows and Mac app/ Photoshop plugin which transforms images into digital works of art — and it’s available for free until August 29th.
What does it do? The developer attempts to …

Transfer user profiles to a new PC with Transwiz
August 25, 2016 – 06:27 | No Comment
Transfer user profiles to a new PC with Transwiz

Migrating to a new PC can bring all kinds of hassles, and transferring user profiles is particularly awkward– especially as the old Windows Easy Transfer applet was discontinued in Windows 10.
Transwiz is a freeware wizard-based …

Why can’t you open that EPUB?
August 24, 2016 – 10:43 | No Comment
Why can’t you open that EPUB?

You’ve found an ebook you need, downloaded the EPUB, tried to open it, but– your viewer won’t display it properly. Or maybe at all.
You might assume it’s the viewer, and try something else, but the …

Track your AdSense earnings with Auburn
August 23, 2016 – 08:46 | No Comment
Track your AdSense earnings with Auburn

Are you earning so much with Google AdSense that you’re always online checking your balance?
OK, probably not, but if you’re earning something then tiny Windows freebie Auburn could save you time by displaying your earnings …

Acronis True Image 2017 adds Facebook backup
August 23, 2016 – 05:34 | No Comment
Acronis True Image 2017 adds Facebook backup

Acronis True Image 2017 has shipped with some welcome additions and enhancements.
Incremental Facebook backup automatically archives your Facebook photos, videos, contacts, comments, and likes.

OpenOffice gets an unofficial iPad port
August 22, 2016 – 04:01 | No Comment
OpenOffice gets an unofficial iPad port

He’s already ported OpenOffice to Android, and now Akikazu Yoshikawa has announced the release of Office 700, “the world’s first port of OpenOffice for iOS”.
The package includes all the key functions: text editing, spreadsheets, presentation, …

My Family Tree 6.0 improves GEDCOM support, date handling
August 21, 2016 – 06:44 | No Comment
My Family Tree 6.0 improves GEDCOM support, date handling

The free genealogy tool My Family Tree has hit version 6.0 with a host of small but welcome enhancements.
Smarter GEDCOM handling includes a new import log to help diagnose any problems, and options to choose …

How to instantly fill web forms with dummy data
August 21, 2016 – 05:55 | No Comment
How to instantly fill web forms with dummy data

Filling web forms is dull. It’s bad enough when you have to fill a page of boxes just to sign up for something. It’s much worse if you’re testing a website and have to do …

Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker
August 20, 2016 – 05:18 | No Comment
Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker

With so much attention focused on the file encrypting-type ransomware it’s easy to forget the simpler variety, which pops up when your PC boots and won’t allow access to your system until you pay up.
Even …