Install/ update/ manage your software with NeoSetup
December 18, 2014 – 07:27 | No Comment
Install/ update/ manage your software with NeoSetup

Keeping Windows software up-to-date can be complicated. There are settings to be configured, maybe several update processes to be left running, troubleshooting rules to follow if they don’t work. And of course if an application …

First look: Veeam EndPoint Backup BETA
December 17, 2014 – 10:16 | No Comment
First look: Veeam EndPoint Backup BETA

Back in October, enterprise virtualisation specialists Veeam Software announced Veeam EndPoint Backup FREE, a free file and image-based backup tool for Windows.
The package is currently only available as a private beta – you must sign …

Grab every link on a web page with Copy All Links (Firefox)
December 16, 2014 – 16:46 | No Comment
Grab every link on a web page with Copy All Links (Firefox)

You’re at a web page, maybe reading a forum post, looking at a list of links. You’d like to copy them somewhere, maybe share them with someone else. But your browser has no way to …

View, organise and manage your media with Diffractor
December 15, 2014 – 17:33 | No Comment
View, organise and manage your media with Diffractor

Most PC users need a good media manager, something to bring order to the mass of photos, videos and music cluttering their system.
There’s plenty of competition around, but if your needs are relatively straightforward then …

Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more
December 15, 2014 – 11:35 | No Comment
Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more

Digital comics often come in the form of comic book archives, typically JPGs stored in a single archive file (cbz = zip, cbr = rar, and so on).
You might think these simple compressed formats would …

HiPER Calc Scientific is a powerful free calculator
December 12, 2014 – 11:06 | No Comment
HiPER Calc Scientific is a powerful free calculator

Windows Calculator has improved a great deal in recent years. It still opens in a very basic “standard” view, but you also get Scientific, Programmer and Statistics modes, along with unit conversions, date calculations and …

Close annoying web popups with Overlay Blocker (Chrome)
December 12, 2014 – 07:42 | No Comment
Close annoying web popups with Overlay Blocker (Chrome)

It happens all the time. You’re browsing a website, engrossed in the content, when suddenly an overlay appears and blocks your view. Annoying, even when it’s displaying useful information.
Usually clicking the “x” close button will …

Mobizen: access your Android device from anywhere
December 11, 2014 – 18:07 | No Comment
Mobizen: access your Android device from anywhere

If you’d like to run Android on your PC then you could install some heavyweight emulator, or maybe use a virtual machine.
But it might be easier to equip your Android device with Mobizen, a free …

Play 108 logic games for free with Logyx Pack
December 11, 2014 – 07:12 | No Comment
Play 108 logic games for free with Logyx Pack

Microsoft Minesweeper may have been an extremely basic game, but it was also easy to play, and a fun way to pass a few minutes, which is probably why it came bundled with Windows for …

View, save and restore a drive’s MBR/ boot sector with HDHacker
December 10, 2014 – 06:42 | No Comment
View, save and restore a drive’s MBR/ boot sector with HDHacker

Before a PC can access a drive, it must first read various disk structures: the boot sector, master boot record (MBR), partition table, and so on. Normally you don’t have to care about any of …

Update Scanner alerts you when web pages change (Firefox)
December 10, 2014 – 04:36 | No Comment
Update Scanner alerts you when web pages change (Firefox)

If you’d like to know when your favourite websites are updated then you could monitor their RSS or ATOM feeds, maybe a Twitter account or Facebook page. But if they don’t have any of these …