Send emails from the command line with SendSMTP
November 28, 2014 – 05:30 | No Comment
Send emails from the command line with SendSMTP

If your PC is always running, even when you’re not around, then you might want it to alert you about important events. Some backup programs have an email notification feature, for example, which keeps you …

How far has your mouse cursor travelled today? Mousotron tells all
November 27, 2014 – 09:36 | No Comment
How far has your mouse cursor travelled today? Mousotron tells all

Point, click, tap, tap – using your favourite PC programs can become a near automatic process. But have you ever wondered how much work is really involved, how far your mouse is moving, how many …

Xshell is a one-stop SSH, SFTP terminal emulator
November 27, 2014 – 05:50 | No Comment
Xshell is a one-stop SSH, SFTP terminal emulator

Most internet resources are accessed through a web interface, which means they’re normally very easy to use. You might have menus, text prompts, graphics, maybe wizards to walk you through whatever you’re trying to achieve.
For …

Get free real-time backup/ versioning with AutoVer
November 26, 2014 – 07:50 | No Comment
Get free real-time backup/ versioning with AutoVer

AutoVer is a small, simple, and surprisingly capable free backup tool. Not only can the program monitor folders, detecting new and modified files, and backing them up in real time – it can maintain a …

Select random files in Explorer with Random Selection Tool
November 25, 2014 – 08:46 | No Comment
Select random files in Explorer with Random Selection Tool

Launch Windows Explorer and typically you’ll have some specific task in mind: a particular folder you need check, some files you’d like to open.
Occasionally, though, your requirements might be a little more vague. You want …

Batch rename your photos with Exif ReName
November 24, 2014 – 14:34 | No Comment
Batch rename your photos with Exif ReName

Everyone has their own idea of how digital photos should be named. This might change from time to time, cameras usually produce something entirely different, and the end result can be a hard-to-browse tangle of …

Block webcam hijacking with WebCam On-Off
November 24, 2014 – 07:22 | No Comment
Block webcam hijacking with WebCam On-Off

Webcam hijacking has been around for a long time, but recent stories about websites streaming live footage from thousands of hacked webcams have placed it firmly back in the headlines.
Fully protecting your own webcam requires …

Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support
November 23, 2014 – 18:28 | No Comment
Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support

Popular open source video transcoder Handbrake has been updated to version 0.10 with some major additions and improvements.
New encoders include Intel Quick Sync Video, a speedy hardware-based H.264 encoder. Basic H.265 support is provided by …

Quick Review: UnityPDF
November 22, 2014 – 07:31 | No Comment
Quick Review: UnityPDF

UnityPDF would like to be the tool of choice for batch PDF processing. It can split or merge files, extract all or selected pages, divide one file into several, rotate every page in a file, …

Take full control of Windows updates with ABC-Update
November 21, 2014 – 16:21 | No Comment
Take full control of Windows updates with ABC-Update

It’s important to keep Windows up-to-date, and the easiest way to make that happen is to let the operating system handle everything. Set Windows Update to “automatic” and get on with something else.
But if you …

Create stylish animated presentations with Notzy
November 21, 2014 – 05:48 | No Comment
Create stylish animated presentations with Notzy

Let’s be realistic: presentation software can be dull. Very, very dull. Boring templates, gradient fills with text boxes, images if you’re lucky, step from one page to the next, maybe export as PPT/PPTX.
We didn’t expect …