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XYplorer 15.0 adds flat select tool, timestamping, sticky checkbox selection and improves portable device support
March 24, 2015 – 11:41 | No Comment
XYplorer 15.0 adds flat select tool, timestamping, sticky checkbox selection and improves portable device support

Cologne-based developer Donald Lessau has released XYplorer Free 15.0 and XYplorer Pro 15.0, major new versions of its Windows Explorer replacement tool.
Version 15 comes with four new features, two of which (better support for portable …

Google Maps for iOS 4.4 adds full-screen maps, colour-coded transit links
March 19, 2015 – 09:56 | No Comment
Google Maps for iOS 4.4 adds full-screen maps, colour-coded transit links

Google has released Google Maps for iOS 4.4, a new version of its map app for iPhone and iPad users.
The new build promises one-tap access to a full-screen map, the ability to view transit colours …

Opera FINAL 28 debuts bookmark sync, updates bundled themes
March 10, 2015 – 14:09 | No Comment
Opera FINAL 28 debuts bookmark sync, updates bundled themes

It’s been a feature of Firefox and Chrome for a while, but bookmark sync finally makes it way across to Opera FINAL 28, giving users of the Norwegian browser a convenient way to keep their …

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview unveiled – final release due later this year
March 6, 2015 – 07:15 | No Comment
Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview unveiled – final release due later this year

After a five-year gap, Microsoft has unveiled the first public beta of its forthcoming Office 2016 for Mac with the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview. The new release is free for all …

Firefox 36 FINAL released, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support
February 24, 2015 – 10:15 | No Comment
Firefox 36 FINAL released, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support

Mozilla has released Firefox 36.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 36.0 due to follow in the coming days.
Version 36 implements one visible new feature: when users pin tiles on the New Tab page, …

Dropbox for iOS 3.7 simplifies file uploading from other apps – but only for iOS 8 users
February 18, 2015 – 06:16 | No Comment
Dropbox for iOS 3.7 simplifies file uploading from other apps – but only for iOS 8 users

Dropbox has unveiled Dropbox for iOS 3.7.0, a major new version of its client for iPhone and iPad. The new release adds a single feature to its roster, one that requires iOS 8 to work.
The …

Parallels Desktop 10.1.4 improves Windows 10 support, simplifies installation
February 13, 2015 – 06:13 | No Comment
Parallels Desktop 10.1.4 improves Windows 10 support, simplifies installation

Shh, don’t Apple, but Mac users can now test the next version of Windows quickly and easily with the release of Parallels Desktop 10.1.4 for Mac.
That’s because the latest update promises “experimental” support for the …

Dropbox 3.2.4 FINAL supports opening files from web, updated File Explorer shell extension
February 10, 2015 – 10:16 | No Comment
Dropbox 3.2.4 FINAL supports opening files from web, updated File Explorer shell extension

Dropbox has unveiled Dropbox 3.2.4 FINAL, the first stable build in its 3.2 series for Windows, Mac and Linux. The cloud backup and sync tool gains a number of new features and improvements with this …

Comodo Internet Security 8.1 tightens sandbox controls, enables PUP protection by default
February 5, 2015 – 10:41 | No Comment
Comodo Internet Security 8.1 tightens sandbox controls, enables PUP protection by default

Comodo has updated its range of free and paid-for security tools with the releases of Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.1.0, Comodo Internet Security Pro 8.1.0 and Comodo Antivirus 8.1.0.
Version 8.1 sees a change in bundled …

Opera FINAL 27 restores tab preview, fine-tunes navigation bar
January 27, 2015 – 07:21 | Comments Off
Opera FINAL 27 restores tab preview, fine-tunes navigation bar

Norwegian browser developer Opera has released Opera FINAL 27 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a relatively minor first release for 2015, with just two notable new features to excite users.
These see the navigation bar …

LastPass for OS X puts password manager directly on the Mac desktop
January 21, 2015 – 11:54 | Comments Off
LastPass for OS X puts password manager directly on the Mac desktop

LastPass has released LastPass for Mac 3.2.0, a desktop version of its popular password-management tool. The app, also available as a series of browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera, now sits at the …