Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker
June 28, 2016 – 05:53 | No Comment
Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker

NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker is a low level tool which enables blocking the execution of certain applications, commands, DLLs and drivers.
Default rules block some common malware exploits and attacks, and you can add more to …

Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop
June 27, 2016 – 05:36 | No Comment
Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop

It’s been a few years since we last looked at JPEGSnoop, a low-level tool for investigating images. Is it still useful today? Let’s take a look.
The program is as convenient to use as ever. No …

Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country
June 26, 2016 – 02:45 | No Comment
Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country

It sounds much like any other mapping app: enter a starting point and destination, see the route and points of interest along the way.
Flyover Country won’t give you driving directions, local hotels or someone’s random …

Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller
June 25, 2016 – 02:30 | No Comment
Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller

If a Windows program doesn’t have the rights to access a file, Registry key, or carry out some other task, running it as an administrator might solve the problem – but this won’t always be …

ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
June 24, 2016 – 04:17 | No Comment
ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

ExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.
The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 …

Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
June 23, 2016 – 05:30 | No Comment
Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor

Word Doctor’s developer says it’s a word editor and writer’s aid, “designed to analyze both writing content and style”.
At first glance, that seems hard to believe, because the editor looks only marginally more powerful than …

Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap
June 23, 2016 – 05:26 | No Comment
Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap

There are hundreds of screen capture tools for Windows, covering just about every possible need and situation. Do we really need any more?
Well, maybe not, but Image DeCap has just enough interesting and unusual features …

Create gorgeous word cloud art with Wordaizer
June 21, 2016 – 06:51 | No Comment
Create gorgeous word cloud art with Wordaizer

Wordaizer is an intriguing tool for creating Wordle-like word clouds, gorgeous works of art where text is organised and arranged to fill a shape.
We have some simple examples below, but the idea gets more interesting …

Find out which version of Windows a program requires with ExeProperties
June 20, 2016 – 10:59 | No Comment
Find out which version of Windows a program requires with ExeProperties

You’ve downloaded what looks like an interesting program, but it’s not working. Is it for 32, or 64-bit Windows? Maybe it needs a different Windows version? There’s no built-in way to find out.
ExeProperties is a …

3 fun alternatives to Windows Solitaire
June 20, 2016 – 04:00 | No Comment
3 fun alternatives to Windows Solitaire

Windows 10 saw Microsoft replace the old-style Solitaire with a Windows app which pesters you with ads every time it runs.
This could be much worse – the ads are only at launch, not while you’re …

Auto-download and install 120+ applications with just-install
June 19, 2016 – 03:58 | No Comment
Auto-download and install 120+ applications with just-install

Windows package managers like Npackd provide a single interface where you can find, install, update or remove hundreds of popular PC applications.
Sounds great, but there can be complications. PowerShell dependencies, a GUI to explore, command …