Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence
May 19, 2016 – 11:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence

Privacy FencePrivacy Fence is a free tool which aims to prevent untrusted applications from accessing your data, blocking threats like ransomware before they can do any harm.

The program starts by building a list of protected file types. Common file types are included by default, and key user folders – Desktop, Pictures, Videos, Music and so on – are scanned for other types you might be using.

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Stardock releases Fences 3.0, adds Windows 10 support, roll-up fences
May 19, 2016 – 09:56 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Stardock releases Fences 3.0, adds Windows 10 support, roll-up fences

Stardock Fences 3Stardock has released Fences 3.0, a major new version of its Windows desktop organisation tool. The new release brings Fences bang up to date, with support for Windows 10 and high DPI monitors.

Fences 3.0 also introduces several new features, including the ability to roll up fences to their title bar as well as support for navigating through folder structures from within the fence itself.

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Past is a comprehensive data analysis tool
May 18, 2016 – 10:16 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Past is a comprehensive data analysis tool

PastRead its official description, and Past doesn’t sound like it has much general appeal.

“Paleontological Statistics Software” covering “univariate and multivariate statistics, ecological analysis, time series and spatial analysis, morphometrics and stratigraphy”. Really? Gulp.

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Komodo IDE 10 adds Chrome Remote Debugging, PhoneGap/ Cordova integration, new UI
May 17, 2016 – 10:52 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Komodo IDE 10 adds Chrome Remote Debugging, PhoneGap/ Cordova integration, new UI

Komodo IDE 10ActiveState Software has released Komodo IDE 10, a major update for the already powerful development environment.

New support for Chrome Remote Debugging means there’s no need to keep switching from the IDE to Chrome’s web tools: you can do all your coding and debugging from inside Komodo.

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Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free

Eassos PartitionGuru FreeEassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.

The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at all.

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Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page
May 16, 2016 – 07:55 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page

IEmsisoftf your files have been scrambled by malware then a decrypter may be able to save the day– but you’ll need to find it, first.

Emsisoft has announced its own Decrypter page, a single source where you’re able to browse and download any of the company’s 14 free decrypters.

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Blisk is a browser for web developers
May 14, 2016 – 10:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Blisk is a browser for web developers

BliskBlisk is a Chromium-based browser optimised for web developers.

Point the program at your site and it’s displayed in both regular desktop and a mobile device view.

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Save energy and extend battery life with Monitor Power Saver
May 13, 2016 – 05:21 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Save energy and extend battery life with Monitor Power Saver

Monitor Power SaverMonitor Power Saver is a lightweight tool which can disable monitors automatically or on demand, saving energy and extending battery life.

The surprisingly small download – barely 100KB – unzips to a single executable which runs on Windows XP or later.

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Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox
May 12, 2016 – 06:57 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox

Windows Repair ToolkitIf you’re regularly fixing other people’s PCs then you could spend an age researching the best problem-solving freeware, building up your own portable troubleshooting toolkit, and then keeping it up-to-date.

Or you could avoid all that time and effort and download a copy of Windows Repair Toolbox, instead.

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Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
May 12, 2016 – 04:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Convert video, audio and images with File Converter

File ConverterFile Converter is a lightweight tool for converting video, audio and image files from Explorer’s right-click menu.

There’s no system tray icon to get in your way, no bulky interface to navigate. Just right-click your selected files in Explorer, click File Converter > To… (destination format) and watch as the files are converted.

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WhatsApp releases desktop app for Windows 8+, Mac
May 11, 2016 – 10:44 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on WhatsApp releases desktop app for Windows 8+, Mac

WhatsApp DesktopWhatsApp has released WhatsApp Desktop, an official app for Windows 8+, and Mac 10.9 and later.

The new version is essentially a native client for WhatsApp Web, automatically syncing contacts and conversations from your mobile device.

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