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AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5 adds event-driven backups, improves network support
July 14, 2016 – 08:26 | No Comment
AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5 adds event-driven backups, improves network support

AOMEI has released AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5, a major new version of its freeware Windows backup, imaging and cloning tool.
Version 3.5 introduces event-triggered scheduling of backups, support for mapped network drives as backup destinations and …

VirtualBox 5.1 promises better multi-CPU performance, wider hardware support
July 13, 2016 – 06:29 | No Comment
VirtualBox 5.1 promises better multi-CPU performance, wider hardware support

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1, a major new point release of its open-source virtual machine tool for Windows, Mac and Linux. The software enables users to run virtual PCs within a software environment.
Version 5.1 comes …

O&O DiskImage Professional 11 unveils complete redesign, new command-line tool
July 6, 2016 – 09:24 | No Comment
O&O DiskImage Professional 11 unveils complete redesign, new command-line tool

O&O Software GMBH has unveiled O&O DiskImage Professional 11 64-bit, major new version of its disk-imaging tool for Windows PCs. Also available for 32-bit versions of Windows, the new release unveils a major facelift, giving …

Foxit Reader 8.0 introduces ConnectedPDF collaboration, adds Touch Mode support
June 27, 2016 – 07:08 | No Comment
Foxit Reader 8.0 introduces ConnectedPDF collaboration, adds Touch Mode support

Foxit Software has unveiled Foxit Reader 8.0, the latest version of its PDF viewer and creator for Windows PCs. The reader, renowned for its lightweight and speedy nature, introduces support for Foxit’s new online ConnectedPDF …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | No Comment
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
June 21, 2016 – 09:58 | No Comment
CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.19 and CCleaner 5.19 Portable for Windows PCs. Once again, it’s a minor release, focussing on improvements, optimisations and some small bug fixes.
The new release has no new features or …

Sandboxie 5.12 supports Office Click-to-Run, improves Windows 8/8.1 performance
June 17, 2016 – 07:58 | No Comment
Sandboxie 5.12 supports Office Click-to-Run, improves Windows 8/8.1 performance

Sandboxing makes it possible to isolate programs from the rest of your system for testing or security purposes. Sandboxie 5.12 is the latest build of such a shareware tool for Windows.
Version 5.12 now adds support …

KeePass 2.34 released, tightens update checking security
June 13, 2016 – 07:52 | No Comment
KeePass 2.34 released, tightens update checking security

Open-source password-management tool KeePass 2.34 has been released for Windows. The new release’s headline feature is a digitally signed version information file, which is used to check for updates.
The feature was unveiled after a potential …

Opera 38 FINAL unveils battery saver feature for laptops, promises reduced power consumption
June 8, 2016 – 05:51 | No Comment
Opera 38 FINAL unveils battery saver feature for laptops, promises reduced power consumption

Just one month on from the previous stable release, Opera Software has released Opera 38 FINAL. The latest release of this desktop browser for Windows, Mac and Linux has one major headline of note: new …

Snagit 13.0 for Windows and Snagit 4.0 for Mac released, introduce Panoramic Capture and animated GIF tools
June 7, 2016 – 10:55 | No Comment
Snagit 13.0 for Windows and Snagit 4.0 for Mac released, introduce Panoramic Capture and animated GIF tools

TechSmith has released Snagit 13.0 for Windows, a major new release of its screen-capture, edit and share tool for Windows PCs. The release is accompanied by Snagit for Mac 4.0.
Headline new features include a Panoramic …

Firefox 47 FINAL widens HTML5 video support to include DRM-protected streams
June 7, 2016 – 04:38 | No Comment
Firefox 47 FINAL widens HTML5 video support to include DRM-protected streams

Mozilla has released Firefox 47 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. Version 47 adds support for Google’s Widevine CDM, enabling compliant sites including Amazon Video to stream DRM-protected video natively using HTML5 rather than via …