Analyse your network from your Android or iOS device with Fing
April 23, 2014 – 12:25 | No Comment
Analyse your network from your Android or iOS device with Fing

Once upon a time, you knew exactly what was connected to your home network: your desktop, a laptop maybe and perhaps even your mobile phone. These days, keeping track of networked devices – from printers …

SX Antivirus Kit bundles all SecurityXploded virus-hunting tools
April 23, 2014 – 05:30 | No Comment
SX Antivirus Kit bundles all SecurityXploded virus-hunting tools

SecurityXPloded has announced the release of SX Antivirus Kit, a collection of its system checking and malware detection tools.
Despite the name, there’s no antivirus engine here, nothing to directly detect and remove threats. The 14 …

NirSoft releases Wifi Collector – for Android?
April 22, 2014 – 06:03 | No Comment
NirSoft releases Wifi Collector – for Android?

NirSoft has announced the release of Wifi Collector, its first Android app.
Yes: Android. NirSoft’s Nir Sofer may be best known as a prolific developer of Windows utilities, but he’s now decided to branch out into …

Troubleshoot application launch issues with WinPrefetchView
April 21, 2014 – 09:10 | No Comment
Troubleshoot application launch issues with WinPrefetchView

Prefetching is an excellent Windows technology which records the files loaded when an application starts, helping the system to optimise its launch time in future.
Normally this all happens entirely in the background. But if you’re …

Compress your JPEGs by up to 20% with wxPackJPG
April 20, 2014 – 06:44 | No Comment
Compress your JPEGs by up to 20% with wxPackJPG

JPEG compression is amazingly efficient, but while this is normally good news, it’s a little disappointing when you’re archiving. Store your JPEG library in a zip file and you’ll barely cut their size at all.
Choose …

Explore hidden Windows icons and bitmaps with NirSoft’s ResourcesExtract
April 19, 2014 – 16:58 | No Comment
Explore hidden Windows icons and bitmaps with NirSoft’s ResourcesExtract

The software you run on a PC may be packaged in several different formats: EXE, DLL, CPL and so on.
These file types aren’t just for executable code, though. They can also contain resources for the …

Rain Alarm: a handy weather alert app that works almost anywhere
April 17, 2014 – 12:01 | No Comment
Rain Alarm: a handy weather alert app that works almost anywhere

As you might guess from its name, Rain Alarm is a smart app which can warn you about imminent snow or rain. That doesn’t sound too special – there are a host of tools promising …

WordPress 3.9 brings faster, easier media editing
April 17, 2014 – 08:13 | No Comment
WordPress 3.9 brings faster, easier media editing

WordPress.org has announced the release of WordPress 3.9, a significant update which brings a host of worthwhile improvements.
Uploading your images is now as easy as dragging and dropping them into the editor. Once there, quicker …

Bluhell Firewall: a simple but effective ad-blocker for Firefox
April 16, 2014 – 14:47 | No Comment
Bluhell Firewall: a simple but effective ad-blocker for Firefox

Building the perfect ad-blocker is a complex business, not least because your users can have very different ideas on how it should work.
Some developers try to address this with layer after layer of features. You’ll …

FilExile deletes files or folders that Explorer won’t touch
April 16, 2014 – 10:29 | No Comment
FilExile deletes files or folders that Explorer won’t touch

Deleting files from Windows Explorer is usually very easy. Select your target, tap “Del”, click the “Yes, I really mean it” button and the object disappears forever. (Or is sent to the Recycle Bin, anyway.)
Sometimes …

Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool
April 15, 2014 – 14:18 | No Comment
Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool

Whether you need to understand a problem, complete a task, or just generally get organised, mind mapping can probably help. Not least because it’s so easy.
Start with the central issue; note down any related ideas, …