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 …

Andy runs Android on your Mac, Win 7/8 desktop
September 15, 2014 – 10:53 | No Comment
Andy runs Android on your Mac, Win 7/8 desktop

Almost three years on from its first release, BlueStacks is probably still the easiest way to run Android apps on your Windows desktop. But it also has issues: performance can be a problem, and you …

RichEdit is a surprising WordPad replacement
September 15, 2014 – 10:46 | No Comment
RichEdit is a surprising WordPad replacement

If you need a free editor for Windows then checking out a few Notepad replacements is a good place to start: EverEdit, TotalEdit Professional, FXiTE are just a few we’ve covered in the past.
But if …

View, edit and manage RAW images with Photo Browser
September 13, 2014 – 07:55 | No Comment
View, edit and manage RAW images with Photo Browser

RAW image formats may have been around for a very long time (Adobe’s DNG is 10 years old this month), but they’re still not widely supported. Most graphics software handles one or two file types …

Open Broadcaster Software shares your desktop with the world
September 12, 2014 – 09:23 | No Comment
Open Broadcaster Software shares your desktop with the world

You’ve taken some great new photos, finished your best-ever presentation, achieved total mastery of some major game – whatever the reason, it’s now time to share your talents with the world.
If your needs are simple …

OutlookStatView delivers detailed reports on your Outlook accounts
September 12, 2014 – 09:20 | No Comment
OutlookStatView delivers detailed reports on your Outlook accounts

Use Outlook for a while and it’s all too easy to let the messages pile up. Soon your inbox is a bloated mess, too large to tackle easily, and so you just try to ignore …

Run and test batch files with Shell Runner
September 8, 2014 – 17:32 | No Comment
Run and test batch files with Shell Runner

Running a batch file in Windows can be as easy as a double-click, and if the script is simple then the command window might open, run your file and disappear again in a fraction of …

Quickly search 50+ torrent sites with Bit Che
September 7, 2014 – 05:27 | No Comment
Quickly search 50+ torrent sites with Bit Che

Finding a particular torrent isn’t always easy, and you might have to visit several search engines before you spot the one you need.
Bit Che is a free PC program which offers an interesting alternative, quickly …

Enjoy crisper, cleaner videos with SmoothVideo Project
September 6, 2014 – 17:22 | No Comment
Enjoy crisper, cleaner videos with SmoothVideo Project

Trying out a new video player might get you a better interface, wider format support, more tools and extras. But the core video quality will be essentially the same, just a faithful rendering of your …

Access 500+ file hosting services with File & Image Uploader
September 5, 2014 – 12:57 | No Comment
Access 500+ file hosting services with File & Image Uploader

Finding a new file hosting site sounds easy in theory – there’s certainly no shortage of options – but can take some thought. Just tracking down key details like the maximum file size or how …

Troubleshoot network problems with NetAdapter Repair All in One
September 5, 2014 – 07:56 | No Comment
Troubleshoot network problems with NetAdapter Repair All in One

If your network isn’t running smoothly then Windows provides a lengthy list of tools which might be able to help. Unfortunately you’ll need to find them, first, and they’re so scattered around – a console …