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Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users
December 1, 2016 – 10:19 | No Comment
Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users

Non-Plex Pass holders rejoice – Plex has made its desktop-friendly media player app for Windows and Mac completely free with the release of Plex Media Player 1.2.
Version 1.2 also introduces a major new feature – …

Touché 1.0 extends Touch Bar functionality to any modern Mac – for free
November 23, 2016 – 07:32 | No Comment
Touché 1.0 extends Touch Bar functionality to any modern Mac – for free

Apple’s Touch Bar is a major new selling point for its latest generation of MacBooks, but that doesn’t mean you have to purchase one to find out what it’s all about. Touché 1.0 is a …

Vivaldi 1.5 embraces IoT with support for Philips Hue lights, adds multiple tab selection
November 22, 2016 – 05:02 | No Comment
Vivaldi 1.5 embraces IoT with support for Philips Hue lights, adds multiple tab selection

Vivaldi Technologies – led by Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzchner – has released Vivaldi 1.5, the latest version of its customisable web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The big talking point in version 1.5 …

Firefox Focus for iOS promises to tighten privacy while browsing
November 17, 2016 – 11:53 | No Comment
Firefox Focus for iOS promises to tighten privacy while browsing

Mozilla has unveiled Firefox Focus 2.0, a brand new privacy conscious web browser for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Despite the version number, this is the first public release of the app.
The app aims to …

Firefox 50 trims start-up times, widens download protection
November 15, 2016 – 04:47 | No Comment
Firefox 50 trims start-up times, widens download protection

Mozilla has released Firefox 50.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 50.0 due imminently. For the second release in a row it’s launched a week late, but this time the reason behind …

Gmail 5.0.3 for iOS unveils Material Design-inspired look, allows users to unsend email
November 7, 2016 – 14:36 | No Comment
Gmail 5.0.3 for iOS unveils Material Design-inspired look, allows users to unsend email

Google has unveiled a major new version of its iPhone and iPad email app with the release of Gmail 5.0.3. The major highlight of this new build is a complete redesign to more closely match …

RealVNC rebrands as VNC Connect 6.0, switches to subscription-based model
November 1, 2016 – 15:28 | No Comment
RealVNC rebrands as VNC Connect 6.0, switches to subscription-based model

RealVNC Ltd has unveiled RealVNC VNC Connect 6.0, the newly rebadged and updated version of its VNC server and client package for Windows, Mac and Linux.
There’s a shift from a perpetual license keys to a …

WinZip 21 adds direct email support, makes individual file sharing easier
October 25, 2016 – 11:26 | No Comment
WinZip 21 adds direct email support, makes individual file sharing easier

Fresh off the production line comes WinZip 21, a major new release of perhaps the best-known zip utility in the world. Version 21 introduces a number of new features and improvements, including more cloud connections …

Opera 41 slashes start times, improves newsreader feature
October 25, 2016 – 04:39 | No Comment
Opera 41 slashes start times, improves newsreader feature

Opera Software has released Opera 41 for Windows, Mac and Linux, making reduced start times its major priority. The headline new feature is accompanied by a number of other performance improvements.
Opera 41 also includes a …

Foxit Reader 8.1 adds Box integration, improves annotation features
October 19, 2016 – 12:26 | No Comment
Foxit Reader 8.1 adds Box integration, improves annotation features

Foxit Software has released Foxit Reader 8.1, a point update of its Windows PDF viewer and creator. Version 8.1 widens the app’s cloud integration with two new services, including an extension of Foxit’s recently launched …

WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0 adds parallax scrolling support, 64-bit edition to boost performance
October 11, 2016 – 05:54 | No Comment
WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0 adds parallax scrolling support, 64-bit edition to boost performance

Incomedia has released major new versions of its wizard-driven web-building tool with the launch of WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0. Website X5 Evolution is accompanied by both higher (Professional) and lower (Start) packages.
Version 13.0 adds support …