View, process and sort RAW images with FastRawViewer
October 17, 2014 – 08:45 | No Comment
View, process and sort RAW images with FastRawViewer

It’s no secret that working with a camera’s RAW images can improve photo quality, as you’re accessing all the information from the original shot.
But as RAW files are also huge, and often slow to render …

Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games
October 15, 2014 – 11:23 | No Comment
Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games

If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games – or just very old – you might remember Panzer General 2, the 1997 classic which tested your tactics across a range of brutal World War II …

Three ways to repair a malware-damaged PC
October 13, 2014 – 10:01 | No Comment
Three ways to repair a malware-damaged PC

Malware causes all kinds of PC problems, and they don’t always go away once the threat has been removed. You might still find you can’t run certain programs, web browsers don’t work properly, there are …

Run multiple programs in one desktop window with TaskSpace
October 12, 2014 – 05:47 | No Comment
Run multiple programs in one desktop window with TaskSpace

Running multiple PC programs side-by-side isn’t difficult, but can require a little preparation as you move, resize and reorganise each window.
TaskSpace offers an interesting alternative, running multiple programs in a single desktop window, and so …

TCP Monitor Plus is a handy network toolkit
October 10, 2014 – 07:27 | No Comment
TCP Monitor Plus is a handy network toolkit

When you need to understand what’s accessing your PC’s internet connection then installing a network monitor will tell you more. GlassWire is a great example, easy to use yet providing in-depth reports on all your …

Need user-friendly bootable recovery media? AOMEI PE Builder Free 1.0 has your back
September 30, 2014 – 07:45 | No Comment
Need user-friendly bootable recovery media? AOMEI PE Builder Free 1.0 has your back

Everyone – and we mean everyone – needs some kind of recovery disc. It could be the only thing between you and losing critical data, or a lengthy (and possibly unnecessary) Windows reinstall, for example.
Most …

Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool
September 29, 2014 – 08:46 | No Comment
Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool

Your browser’s misbehaving? It’s a common problem, and you’ve probably got your own quick fixes: delete the cache, scan for malware, remove the last add-in you installed, whatever it might be.
Now Google is offering a …

Terminals: a remote desktop client for (almost) anyone
September 26, 2014 – 07:14 | No Comment
Terminals: a remote desktop client for (almost) anyone

Windows remote desktop, VNC, telnet, SSH – there are many ways to access a remote computer, and using them all can require a whole library of networking tools.
Fortunately, there are alternatives. The open source Terminals …

ocenaudio is an outstanding audio editor
September 25, 2014 – 07:00 | No Comment
ocenaudio is an outstanding audio editor

There are hundreds of free audio editors around, and if your needs are basic – trimming an MP3 here, maybe adjusting volume there – then just about any of them will do.
Finding more capable editors …

Plane9 is a fun music visualiser/ screensaver
September 22, 2014 – 06:05 | No Comment
Plane9 is a fun music visualiser/ screensaver

Most big-name audio players come with a few visualisations to liven up playback. Right-click inside Windows Media Player, click Visualisations, and you can have it display swirling clouds, spectrum-type bars, psychedelic ripples and space flight …

epCheck: track your favourite TV shows from the Windows desktop
September 19, 2014 – 09:06 | No Comment
epCheck: track your favourite TV shows from the Windows desktop

The easiest way to track your favourite TV shows is usually to download a suitable app, or maybe sign up at a website. There are a huge number of options, and the only real challenge …