Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 released, integrates firewall into existing anti-malware protection
September 8, 2014 – 11:38 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0Emsisoft GmbH has unveiled its first integrated security suite for Windows in the form of Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0. The suite comprises all the functionality of Emsisoft Anti-Malware, plus the core engine from its Online Armor firewall.

Emsisoft Internet Security promises the same lean and efficient protection as the standalone Anti-Malware tool, while adding in a user-optimised version of its firewall that – unlike Online Armor – is designed to be as beginner-friendly as possible.

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

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 running searches on 50+ torrent sites in a single operation.

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Enjoy crisper, cleaner videos with SmoothVideo Project
September 6, 2014 – 17:22 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

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 source footage.

SmoothVideo Project (SVP) goes a step further by using frame interpolation to perhaps double your video frame rate, delivering noticeably smoother, crisper pictures.

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WordPress 4.0 adds content previews, expanding editor
September 5, 2014 – 15:14 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

WordPress.org has launched WordPress 4.0, named “Benny” in honor of the “King of Swing” Benny Goodman.

The new release doesn’t stand out in quite the way that Goodman did – WordPress.org plays it down, in fact, saying “4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1″ – but there are still some worthwhile new features here.

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

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 long files are kept often takes longer that you expect.

All this research is important if you’re hosting mission-critical work documents, of course, or anything similarly important: you need to be sure you’re making the right choices.

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Evernote for Android 6.0 unveils fresh new look, adds Web Clipper support
September 5, 2014 – 12:22 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Evernote for AndroidEvernote Corporation has released Evernote for Android 6.0, a major new version of its note-taking tool for a platform it says is its fastest-growing.

Version 6 unveils a major new redesign, adds support for the Evernote Web Clipper, allows users to create Quick Notes and promises improved navigation and handwriting support, plus a simpler, cleaner layout for its note-editing tool.

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

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 application here, a deeply nested Control Panel dialog there – that even experts might find that takes a while.

NetAdapter Repair All in One tries to simplify this by providing easy access to a stack of network details and functions from a single straightforward interface.

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Apple Store 3.0 debuts new universal app for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch, adds new Stores tab
September 5, 2014 – 06:58 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Apple Store iOSAhead of its latest iPhone event extravaganza, Apple has released a refreshed version of its store app for iOS with the release of Apple Store 3.0, which becomes a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

The universal app replaces the old iPad-only version, and means that iPad users outside the US can now access the Apple Store app on their device. Other changes include the ability to start shopping on one device, then finish on another. Also added is a new Stores tab providing local information based on the user’s current location.

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Web security scanner Netsparker tested in-depth
September 5, 2014 – 06:07 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Web security specialist and Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt has published a detailed review of the web security scanner Netsparker.

Hunt tested the application by pointing it at a test site with “about 50 serious security vulnerabilities” and checking exactly what it managed to uncover.

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Wise System Monitor tracks software, hardware and network traffic
September 4, 2014 – 10:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Popular PC tools developer Wise Cleaner has released a public beta of its latest utility, Wise System Monitor.

The new addition is a desktop gadget which tracks and displays CPU usage, upload and download speeds, RAM consumption, CPU temperature and more.

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VirtualXP Free lets you convert your old Windows XP PC into a virtual machine
September 4, 2014 – 08:05 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

VirtualXP FreeFarstone Technology has released VirtualXP Free 1.0, a free-for-personal-use tool that simplifies the task of converting a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 physical PC into a virtual machine.

The idea is that users hesitating about switching to a newer version of Windows can take their old system with them, ensuring all data, settings and programs continue to work going forward.

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