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Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience
July 24, 2017 – 11:05 | No Comment
Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience

These days, it’s Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans. Mozilla has suffered more than most – since dipping below …

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool
July 18, 2017 – 08:59 | No Comment
Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool

Malwarebytes has released AdwCleaner 7.0, a major new version of its portable Windows tool for removing adware, unwanted toolbars, PUPs and browser hijackers. It’s the first major update since Malwarebytes acquired AdwCleaner back in October …

Backup and Sync from Google launched for Windows and Mac
July 13, 2017 – 11:26 | No Comment
Backup and Sync from Google launched for Windows and Mac

Google has released Backup and Sync from Google 3.35 for Windows and Mac. The tool replaces its Drive and Photos desktop apps (both discontinued), and provides a one-stop desktop tool for backing up and syncing …

Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac
July 11, 2017 – 10:44 | No Comment
Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac

Correct spelling and grammar is something of a dying art these days. Rather than embark on a rant, however, let us gently direct you towards a superb online tool for helping to bring your language …

Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs
July 4, 2017 – 10:49 | No Comment
Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs

Piriform has released Speccy 1.31 and Speccy Portable 1.31, an updated version of its system information tool for Windows PCs.
Version 1.31 comes with the promised of improved compatibility with the recent Creator’s Update release of …

Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office
June 22, 2017 – 08:24 | No Comment
Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Garage – the Redmond behemoth’s R&D arm – has released Dictate 5.0, a free add-on for those running Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 365 on Windows 8.1 or later. Also available for 64-bit versions …

Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser
June 13, 2017 – 17:18 | No Comment
Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser

Mozilla has released Firefox 54.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 54.0 due imminently.
Firefox 54 focusses largely on one major development: support for multi-content processes, which basically gives Firefox the ability to …

Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan
June 1, 2017 – 09:55 | No Comment
Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan

Adobe has released Adobe Scan 17.05.31 for iPhone, iPad and Android mobiles. The app allows users to turn their mobile camera into a scanner for various types of paper document, including receipts and magazine pages.
Apps …

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance
May 17, 2017 – 04:06 | Comments Off on Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance
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 | Comments Off on Opera is Reborn: Opera 45 debuts built-in chat tools and UI improvements
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 | Comments Off on MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin
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 …