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MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability
April 18, 2014 – 05:30 | No Comment
MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media center for Windows. MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL comes with a number of beneath-the-hood changes that will affect the program going forward, including future plans for …

Pinnacle Studio 5 launched on iPhone, updated for iPad
April 17, 2014 – 12:08 | No Comment
Pinnacle Studio 5 launched on iPhone, updated for iPad

Corel subsidiary Pinnacle System has launched Pinnacle Studio for iPhone 5.0 alongside an updated Pinnacle Studio for iPad 5.0, which has been rebuilt with an iOS 7-themed interface and 64-bit support.
Pinnacle Studio for iPhone contains …

Sketch 3 for Mac adds reusable Symbols and Presentation Mode, improves Export tool
April 17, 2014 – 06:08 | No Comment
Sketch 3 for Mac adds reusable Symbols and Presentation Mode, improves Export tool

Bohemian Coding has released Sketch 3.0, a major new version of its Mac vector-based design tool. Version 3.0 adds a brand new feature called Symbols, which lets users combine multi-layered objects into a reusable group.
Other …

EssentialPIM 5.8 adds support for cloud sync, Pro users gain PGP encryption
April 16, 2014 – 11:24 | No Comment
EssentialPIM 5.8 adds support for cloud sync, Pro users gain PGP encryption

Astonsoft Ltd has released EssentialPIM Free 5.8 and EssentialPIM Pro 5.8, major new versions of its personal information manager tool for Windows.
Also available in portable form as well as on Android and iOS, version 5.8’s …

Defraggler 2.18 adds Quick Optimize feature for SSD drives, disk performance graphs
April 16, 2014 – 09:28 | No Comment
Defraggler 2.18 adds Quick Optimize feature for SSD drives, disk performance graphs

Piriform has released Defraggler 2.18 and Defraggler Portable 2.18, minor updates to its Windows freeware defrag tool.
Version 2.18 builds on the previous release by adding additional functionality to the recently introduced Statistics tab as well …

Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool
April 15, 2014 – 11:04 | No Comment
Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool

Big Angry Dog Ltd has released HardWipe 4.0.1 and HardWipe Portable 4.0.1, a major new version of its ad-supported data wiping tool for Windows. Version 4.0.1 is notable for becoming a 64-bit only build, dropping …

Peazip 5.3 introduces File Manager improvements, updates archiving tools
April 14, 2014 – 11:11 | No Comment
Peazip 5.3 introduces File Manager improvements, updates archiving tools

PeaZip srl has released PeaZip 5.3, the latest version of its open-source, cross-platform archiving tool for Windows and Linux users. The archiver supports over 178 file extensions, and is also available for Windows users in …

DropIt 7.0 drag-and-drop file management tool offers raft of improvements and new features
April 4, 2014 – 14:00 | No Comment
DropIt 7.0 drag-and-drop file management tool offers raft of improvements and new features

Drag-and-drop file mamagement tool DropIt 7.0 has been released. The open-source tool, also available in portable form, includes a raft of improvements, new features and a handful of bug fixes.
DropIt, which sits as a floating …

Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1
April 3, 2014 – 11:00 | No Comment
Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1

Stardock Corporation has released Start 8 1.4, a minor update to its Windows 8 Start button and menu replacement tool. There are no new features in version 1.4, just a series of bug fixes and …

IObit PCtransfer launched, offers data and settings migration tool for Windows users
April 2, 2014 – 13:18 | No Comment
IObit PCtransfer launched, offers data and settings migration tool for Windows users

IObit Systems has released IObit PCtransfer 1.0, a freeware tool for migrating data and a limited selection of settings from one PC to another. The tool offers a simple, fuss-free user interface that will appeal …

Spotify 1.0 for iOS shows off darker theme, improved playlist features
April 2, 2014 – 09:59 | No Comment
Spotify 1.0 for iOS shows off darker theme, improved playlist features

Popular music-streaming service Spotify has updated its iPad and iPhone app with the release of Spotify 1.0. The app gains a refreshed user interface to match the new darker theme being rolled out across all …