Vintager 2014 lets you transform digital snaps into photos of yesteryear
November 21, 2014 – 12:49 | No Comment
Vintager 2014 lets you transform digital snaps into photos of yesteryear

There’s something to be said for the way old printed photos age over time, as they turn yellow or sepia, colouring our own perception of the past. With the rise of digital, of course, all …

skobbler’s “Scout” app takes on TomTom
November 20, 2014 – 05:28 | No Comment
skobbler’s “Scout” app takes on TomTom

Telenav subsidiary skobbler has announced the release of GPS Navigation & Maps – Scout, a powerful – and now free – travel app for iOS and Android.
As with the previous skobbler app, you get online …

Comodo 8 brings smarter sandboxing
November 19, 2014 – 07:44 | No Comment
Comodo 8 brings smarter sandboxing

Comodo Group has announced the release of Comodo Antivirus 8 and Comodo Internet Security 8.
The new build brings smarter sandboxing with a new default “auto-sandboxing policy”, keeping unknown programs isolated from your system.

Google Chrome 39 FINAL goes 64-bit on Mac, promises performance, stability improvements
November 19, 2014 – 06:03 | No Comment
Google Chrome 39 FINAL goes 64-bit on Mac, promises performance, stability improvements

Google has unveiled Chrome 39 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. The big news with version 39 is the long-awaited arrival of a native 64-bit build for Mac users.
Unlike the Windows version, which offers both …

IObit releases Start Menu 8 v2.0 beta
November 18, 2014 – 08:15 | No Comment
IObit releases Start Menu 8 v2.0 beta

IObit has released a first beta for Start Menu 8 v2.0, its free alternative Start Menu.
The improvements start with more comprehensive searching. Enter a file name and the program now crawls your entire drive for …

Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools
November 18, 2014 – 07:38 | No Comment
Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools

Ashampoo has unveiled a major new build of its hard drive maintenance and monitoring tool with the release of Ashampoo HDD Control 3.
The new release adds two major new features: support for monitoring up to …

CCleaner 5.0 first beta gets a flat new(-ish) look
November 15, 2014 – 14:34 | No Comment
CCleaner 5.0 first beta gets a flat new(-ish) look

Piriform has released the first beta for CCleaner 5.0, its popular system cleanup tool.
The only change so far is the move to a flat interface, and even that is largely cosmetic. Functions and features are …

O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery
November 13, 2014 – 09:03 | No Comment
O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery

O&O Software GmbH has released a major new version of its general-purpose data-recovery software for Windows, O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0. The update follows on from the recent release of companion product O&O MediaRecovery 10.0.
Version 10.0 …

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool out of beta
November 13, 2014 – 08:32 | No Comment
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool out of beta

Bitdefender has announced the final release of Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool, its free portable malware hunter.
As with the beta, the finished program is basic in the extreme. There’s no real-time protection, no Explorer integration, no …

Microsoft launches free Visual Studio Community 2013
November 13, 2014 – 07:22 | No Comment
Microsoft launches free Visual Studio Community 2013

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Community 2013, a revamped edition of Visual Studio Professional 2013 which is free for individual and small business use (teams of up to five people).
It’s a versatile product. You can …

Advanced SystemCare 8 ramps up its security tools
November 11, 2014 – 12:09 | No Comment
Advanced SystemCare 8 ramps up its security tools

IObit has announced the release of IObit Advanced SystemCare 8, a major update for its comprehensive PC maintenance toolkit.
A new “Protect” module includes tools to clean and manage your browser toolbars, customise Windows security settings, …