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Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off
February 13, 2017 – 11:56 | No Comment
Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off

These days, the threats posed to your PC have never been greater. It’s no longer enough to rely on simple basic anti-malware protection and the built-in Windows firewall. If you want to really close the …

Vivaldi 1.7 introduces flexible screenshot tool, universal mute option for tabs
February 8, 2017 – 06:26 | No Comment
Vivaldi 1.7 introduces flexible screenshot tool, universal mute option for tabs

Vivaldi 1.7 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s the brainchild of Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzhner, and makes a good claim to be the most customisable web browser out there.
The new …

Discover what makes Nitro Pro 11 the best version of this powerful PDF editor yet
February 8, 2017 – 05:10 | No Comment
Discover what makes Nitro Pro 11 the best version of this powerful PDF editor yet

The days of Adobe Acrobat ruling the roost of PDF creation and editing are long gone. If you’re looking for a powerful, yet affordable, alternative to Adobe Acrobat, then Nitro Pro 11 has all the …

Avast 2017 introduces zero-day protection, ‘passive’ mode for running alongside other security apps
February 7, 2017 – 13:21 | No Comment
Avast 2017 introduces zero-day protection, ‘passive’ mode for running alongside other security apps

Avast Software has unveiled its 2017 suite of security programs with the simultaneous release of Avast! Free Antivirus 2017, Avast Internet Security 2017 and Avast Premier 2017.
The 2017 releases, all marked versions 17.1, are the …

Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” unveils major facelift alongside suite-wide improvements
February 6, 2017 – 07:45 | No Comment
Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” unveils major facelift alongside suite-wide improvements

The XBMC Foundation has unveiled Kodi 17.0. Codenamed “Krypton”, the new release is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and (jailbroken) iOS devices.
The new release unveils new default skins for both regular and touch devices. …

LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
February 1, 2017 – 09:27 | No Comment
LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.3 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.3 32-bit. Despite the point update, LibreOffice 5.3 is billed as “one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the office suite”, and …

Google Maps for iOS adds real-time updates to Popular Times feature
January 26, 2017 – 08:32 | No Comment
Google Maps for iOS adds real-time updates to Popular Times feature

Google has released Google Maps for iOS 4.27, the second major update to its iPhone and iPad app this month. It follows an earlier update that improved support for Uber services.
The new release extends the …

Firefox 51 delivers a mix of security, performance and reliability tweaks, implements FLAC audio support
January 23, 2017 – 06:27 | No Comment
Firefox 51 delivers a mix of security, performance and reliability tweaks, implements FLAC audio support

Mozilla has released Firefox 51.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 51.0 due imminently. There are no standout features in this release – the closest thing to a headline addition is the …

Evernote for iOS 8.0 ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool
January 18, 2017 – 04:37 | No Comment
Evernote for iOS 8.0 ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool

If this were a TV show or movie franchise it would be a reboot. After a period of behind-the-scenes consolidation and soul-searching, Evernote Corporation has signalled a new approach to its note-taking tool with the …

Opera Neon provides a conceptual look at a potential future Opera web browser
January 12, 2017 – 08:56 | No Comment
Opera Neon provides a conceptual look at a potential future Opera web browser

Opera Software has released Opera Neon, the company’s first ever “concept browser”. It’s been designed from the ground up to focus on web content and provide a different way of browsing and consuming the web.
Despite …

Foxit Reader 8.2 adds commenting and discussion features, Fast Web View support
January 10, 2017 – 12:04 | No Comment
Foxit Reader 8.2 adds commenting and discussion features, Fast Web View support

Foxit Software has released Foxit Reader 8.2, the latest point update of its free Windows PDF viewer and creation tool, alongside Foxit Reader for Mac/Linux 2.3. Both new versions introduces features for sharing comments and …