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Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.0 launched for Windows 10 users
August 24, 2015 – 08:04 | No Comment
Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.0 launched for Windows 10 users

The Windows Club has released Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.0 for Windows 10 users. The lightweight, portable freeware tool makes it easy to tweak various aspects of Windows that usually hidden away or require access to …

Parallels Desktop 11 adds Windows 10 integration, extends Cortana to Mac desktop
August 19, 2015 – 12:14 | No Comment
Parallels Desktop 11 adds Windows 10 integration, extends Cortana to Mac desktop

Parallels IP Holdings GmbH has released Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, a major new release of its market-leading virtualisation tool.
The app, which allows users to run virtual versions of Windows, OS X and Linux in …

Twitter removes 140-character limit from Direct Messages
August 13, 2015 – 03:25 | No Comment
Twitter removes 140-character limit from Direct Messages

Twitter has officially removed the 140-character limit from direct messages across all its platforms, including the web, Twitter for iOS, Android and Mac.
The limit, which has also been removed from the company’s web-based TweetDeck platform, …

Corel Painter 16 adds sound-sensitive brushes, promises more realistic effects
August 11, 2015 – 06:21 | No Comment
Corel Painter 16 adds sound-sensitive brushes, promises more realistic effects

Corel has unveiled Corel Painter 16 for Windows and Mac, a major new release of its acclaimed digital paint program for professionals.
The new build introduces new brushes – including a selection that react to sound …

Firefox 40 FINAL unveils Windows 10-friendly design, tightens download protection
August 11, 2015 – 05:17 | No Comment
Firefox 40 FINAL unveils Windows 10-friendly design, tightens download protection

Mozilla has released Firefox 40 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 40.0 due to follow by the end of the week.
Version 40 provides added protection against potentially malicious downloads on both platforms, while desktop …

LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface, adds 64-bit Windows build
August 5, 2015 – 08:11 | No Comment
LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface, adds 64-bit Windows build

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.0 32-bit. This is a major new release that will form the cornerstone of future development on mobile platforms as well as the upcoming LibreOffice …

Opera FINAL 31 unveils redesigned Discover service, tweaks sync options
August 4, 2015 – 16:54 | No Comment
Opera FINAL 31 unveils redesigned Discover service, tweaks sync options

Opera Software has unveiled Opera 31 FINAL, a new stable release of its desktop browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
After the excitement of three major new features in version 30, Opera 31 is a bit …

Install Windows 10 on launch day without having to wait
July 29, 2015 – 08:00 | No Comment
Install Windows 10 on launch day without having to wait

Microsoft has officially released Windows 10, but for many users who reserved their free upgrade, July 29th may not be the day that you’re given the opportunity to update. Don’t worry, though, because you don’t …

AIDA64 5.30 supports Windows 10 and Intel Skylake, broadens benchmarks
July 28, 2015 – 09:40 | No Comment
AIDA64 5.30 supports Windows 10 and Intel Skylake, broadens benchmarks

Budapest-based FinalWire Ltd has released a major new version of its Windows diagnostic and benchmarking tool with the release of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.30.
The new release, also available as a portable build, introduces support for …

CCleaner 5.08 FINAL strengthens Windows 10 compatibility
July 24, 2015 – 07:30 | No Comment
CCleaner 5.08 FINAL strengthens Windows 10 compatibility

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.0.8 FINAL and CCleaner 5.0.8 Portable, the latest builds of its Windows cleaning tool.
The new build promises compatibility with the RTM build (10240) of Windows 10, and adds support for …

Worried about upgrading to Windows 10? EaseUS System GoBack Free provides you with an escape route
July 22, 2015 – 11:01 | No Comment
Worried about upgrading to Windows 10? EaseUS System GoBack Free provides you with an escape route

EaseUS has released System GoBack Free 1.0, a tool aimed squarely at those about to upgrade to Windows 10.
The stakes are high for Microsoft’s new OS – it’s a free update to many, but those …