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Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks
August 31, 2016 – 11:39 | No Comment
Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks

Primate Labs has announced the release of Geekbench 4.0 for desktop, Android and iOS. Geekbench 4 sees the benchmarking app merge its mobile and desktop datasets into a single, cross-platform workload.
Other changes see a redesigned …

Opera VPN 1.0 launches for Android, adds network security check
August 23, 2016 – 08:05 | No Comment
Opera VPN 1.0 launches for Android, adds network security check

Three months after unveiling Opera VPN for iOS, browser developer Opera Software has launched Opera VPN 1.0 for Android.
The Android build offers the same functionality as the iOS version – secure VPN encryption to the …

CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
August 16, 2016 – 10:35 | No Comment
CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.21 and CCleaner 5.21 Portable for Windows PCs. The app’s rate of development continues to slow, this release once again focussing on minor updates and improvements instead of introducing new …

DisplayFusion 8.0 improves Anniversary Update compatibility, unveils new Triggers function
August 9, 2016 – 10:12 | No Comment
DisplayFusion 8.0 improves Anniversary Update compatibility, unveils new Triggers function

Binary Fortress Software has released DisplayFusion 8.0, a major update of its multi-monitor management tool for Windows. Available in both free and Pro versions, version 8.0 focusses on fixing numerous bugs for the Windows 10 …

LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
August 3, 2016 – 07:25 | No Comment
LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.2 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.2 32-bit. It arrives on time, six months after the last major release in the 5.x branch.
Like the previous two major releases, LibreOffice 5.2 contains …

Firefox 48 FINAL improves download protection as part of wider security crackdown
August 1, 2016 – 18:13 | No Comment
Firefox 48 FINAL improves download protection as part of wider security crackdown

Mozilla has unveiled Firefox 48 FINAL for desktop. After the relatively minor releases of late, Firefox 48 contains a number of notable new features, both visible and behind the scenes, to excite users.
There’s improved protection …

Polymail for Mac wants to provide a cross-platform email experience to die for
July 25, 2016 – 09:42 | No Comment
Polymail for Mac wants to provide a cross-platform email experience to die for

If you’re still looking for the perfect email experience on Mac and iOS, then Polymail, Inc may have something to fill the gap left by Mailbox’s unceremonious exit back in February. It’s just officially released …

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 | Comments Off on Foxit Reader 8.0 introduces ConnectedPDF collaboration, adds Touch Mode support
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 …