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PowerArchiver 2015 adds new Explorer preview extension, tweaks user interface
November 27, 2014 – 07:59 | No Comment
PowerArchiver 2015 adds new Explorer preview extension, tweaks user interface

ConeXware has unveiled a huge update to its Windows archiving software in the form of PowerArchiver 2015 v15.0. The paid-for tool offers support for a wide range of archiving formats presented in a user-friendly interface.
Version …

CCleaner 5 FINAL released – unveils redesigned user interface, improved Chrome support
November 26, 2014 – 06:05 | No Comment
CCleaner 5 FINAL released – unveils redesigned user interface, improved Chrome support

Just weeks after unveiling a public beta, Piriform has released CCleaner 5.0 FINAL for Windows PCs. Also available as a portable build, version 5 shows off a new interface design.
The new release also widens support …

Comodo Dragon 36.1 unveils new Chromium-based look, tightens privacy tools
November 25, 2014 – 07:54 | No Comment
Comodo Dragon 36.1 unveils new Chromium-based look, tightens privacy tools

Comodo has unveiled a controversial new version of its Chromium-based browser with the release of Comodo Dragon 36.1.
The version number reveals that the browser is now based on version 36 of Google’s open-source Chromium browser, …

Evernote for Mac 6 gets Yosemite-inspired redesign; Work Chat feature unveiled across all major platforms
November 24, 2014 – 10:06 | No Comment
Evernote for Mac 6 gets Yosemite-inspired redesign; Work Chat feature unveiled across all major platforms

Evernote Corporation has released major updates across its four biggest platforms with Evernote for Mac 6.0, Evernote for Windows 5.7.2, Evernote for iOS 7.6.2 and Evernote for Android 6.2.
All four platforms roll out a new …

Vintager 2014 lets you transform digital snaps into photos of yesteryear
November 21, 2014 – 12:49 | No Comment
Vintager 2014 lets you transform digital snaps into photos of yesteryear

There’s something to be said for the way old printed photos age over time, as they turn yellow or sepia, colouring our own perception of the past. With the rise of digital, of course, all …

Google Chrome 39 FINAL goes 64-bit on Mac, promises performance, stability improvements
November 19, 2014 – 06:03 | No Comment
Google Chrome 39 FINAL goes 64-bit on Mac, promises performance, stability improvements

Google has unveiled Chrome 39 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. The big news with version 39 is the long-awaited arrival of a native 64-bit build for Mac users.
Unlike the Windows version, which offers both …

Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools
November 18, 2014 – 07:38 | No Comment
Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools

Ashampoo has unveiled a major new build of its hard drive maintenance and monitoring tool with the release of Ashampoo HDD Control 3.
The new release adds two major new features: support for monitoring up to …

O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery
November 13, 2014 – 09:03 | No Comment
O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery

O&O Software GmbH has released a major new version of its general-purpose data-recovery software for Windows, O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0. The update follows on from the recent release of companion product O&O MediaRecovery 10.0.
Version 10.0 …

Artweaver Free 5.0 adds new brush engine, improves file-saving options
November 11, 2014 – 09:57 | No Comment
Artweaver Free 5.0 adds new brush engine, improves file-saving options

German developer Boris Eyrich Software has released Artweaver Free 5.0, a major new version of its painting tool for Windows. The app, also available in a more fully featured Plus version, boasts a number of …

Shock Firefox 33.1 release for desktop and Android boosts privacy controls
November 10, 2014 – 13:48 | No Comment
Shock Firefox 33.1 release for desktop and Android boosts privacy controls

In a surprise move, Mozilla has unveiled Firefox 33.1 FINAL for desktop alongside Firefox for Android 33.1, unveiling some major new privacy features in the process.
The update adds a new Forget button for wiping activity …

Opera Mini 9 for iPad and iPhone reveals Video Boost mode, designed to reduce stutter and bandwidth usage
November 6, 2014 – 06:25 | No Comment
Opera Mini 9 for iPad and iPhone reveals Video Boost mode, designed to reduce stutter and bandwidth usage

Norwegian browser developer Opera has unveiled Opera Mini 9.0, a major new version of its speed-optimised browser for iPhone and iPad.
Version 9’s headline new feature is ‘Video Boost’, a tool Opera says that allows users …