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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance
May 17, 2017 – 04:06 | No Comment
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance

Windows utilities specialist Ashampoo GmbH has released Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15.0, a major new update of its Windows maintenance and optimisation tool.
Version 15 has been rebuilt around making the program easier to use via a new …

Opera is Reborn: Opera 45 debuts built-in chat tools and UI improvements
May 10, 2017 – 04:20 | No Comment
Opera is Reborn: Opera 45 debuts built-in chat tools and UI improvements

Opera Software has released Opera 45.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s been codenamed “Reborn” because of it’s the first release to include features previewed earlier this year in its concept browser Opera Neon.
These new …

MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin
May 4, 2017 – 14:57 | No Comment
MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media server and centre for Windows. MediaPortal 2.1 opens with completely reworked media management tools, with a wide array of content now automatically scraped for …

O&O FileDirect 1.0 makes ad-hoc file sharing swift, safe and simple
May 4, 2017 – 05:06 | No Comment
O&O FileDirect 1.0 makes ad-hoc file sharing swift, safe and simple

O&O Software has released O&O FileDirect 1.0, a brand new freeware file-sharing tool for PCs running Windows 7 or up.
The program makes it easy – and safe – for users to share individual files through …

Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 arrives on Windows, runs Google services in a desktop app
April 25, 2017 – 11:18 | No Comment
Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 arrives on Windows, runs Google services in a desktop app

Zive, Inc has released Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 for PC users, migrating its popular Mac tool of the same name to the Windows platform.
Kiwi for Gmail will appeal to those Google aficionados who are currently …

Firefox 53 unveils new themes, adds reading time estimate to Reader Mode
April 19, 2017 – 06:46 | No Comment
Firefox 53 unveils new themes, adds reading time estimate to Reader Mode

Mozilla has released Firefox 53.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 53.0 due imminently.
Firefox 53 unveils a number of design tweaks, starting with two new – and built-in – compact themes, which …

O&O ShutUp10 1.5 protects your PC’s privacy against new Creator’s Update changes
April 12, 2017 – 05:54 | No Comment
O&O ShutUp10 1.5 protects your PC’s privacy against new Creator’s Update changes

It can sometimes feel like Microsoft is playing a game with us over privacy. It promises to respect people’s rights in one sentence, then unleashes a new version of Windows 10 that finds new ways …

WYSIWYG Web Builder 12 makes building websites easier than ever with new Blocks feature
April 4, 2017 – 10:10 | No Comment
WYSIWYG Web Builder 12 makes building websites easier than ever with new Blocks feature

Pablo Software Solutions has released WYSIWYG Web Builder 12, a major new version of its DTP-style web building tool for Windows users.
Version 12 introduces over 125 new and improved features, with one brand new addition …

Vivaldi 1.8 unveils revolutionary new History feature
March 29, 2017 – 04:25 | Comments Off on Vivaldi 1.8 unveils revolutionary new History feature
Vivaldi 1.8 unveils revolutionary new History feature

Challenger web browser Vivaldi 1.8 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux. The browser, which has made great strides in its relatively short lifespan, unveils another game-changing feature with this new release.
The headline new …

TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface
March 28, 2017 – 05:42 | Comments Off on TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface
TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface

Jam Software has released TreeSize Free 4.0 and TreeSize Free Portable 4.0 for Windows PCs. TreeSize helps users visualise drive space usage and identify large files.
Version 4.0 adds a new view that was previously restricted …

Bear 1.1 unveils loads of improvements, including improved tagging, export
March 22, 2017 – 07:17 | Comments Off on Bear 1.1 unveils loads of improvements, including improved tagging, export
Bear 1.1 unveils loads of improvements, including improved tagging, export

Shiny Frog has released Bear 1.1, its Evernote-baiting, notetaking app for Mac and iOS. Mac users gain Touch Bar support and wider drag-and-drop support, while iOS users can now take “smart” web clippings using the …