Save yourself a bundle with September deals in the Downloadcrew store
September 18, 2012 – 14:17 by Mark Wilson in Featured, News, Promos | Comments Off

Everyone loves to save a little money here and there, but when the timely bargains results in an alliteratively name month – September savings – so much the better! Brand new to the store this month is the much-anticipated TuneUp Utilities 2013. You can save 50% from TuneUp Utilities 2013 [3-PC], ideal for installing on three home computers. If you have a single PC, save even more with TuneUp Utilities 2013 [1-PC]. There is also TuneUp Utilities 2013 [UPGRADE] designed to enable previous users to upgrade, at a discount. Finally, a TuneUp Utilities 2013 + AVG Internet Security 2013 [1-PC] bundle will safeguard and maintain a single computer.

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TuneUp Utilities 2013 adds even more hard drive-cleaning power
September 18, 2012 – 10:27 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | Comments Off

TuneUp Corporation has released TuneUp Utilities 2013, the latest edition of its supercharged PC cleanup and maintenance suite.

And while the new build doesn’t include any revolutionary additions, the suite has become significantly more powerful in a few areas, in particular with regard to hard drive cleaning.

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Mount disc images from Explorer with WinCDEmu
September 17, 2012 – 11:39 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

Windows 8 has many interesting new features, and one small but particularly welcome example will see the system able to mount ISO images for easier browsing.

Sounds good to us. If you don’t plan on upgrading any time soon, though, you could achieve something very similar just by installing a copy of the open source WinCDEmu.

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Pale Moon 15.1 addresses multiple issues with original 15.0 release
September 17, 2012 – 11:12 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

Firefox-variant Pale Moon 15.1 for Windows has been released, promising to resolve a “fairly large number of issues with the initial version”. Version 15.1, also available as a dedicated 64-bit build includes fixes for the mouse wheel scrolling preferences, memory inflation while playing some canvas games and a fix for private browsing mode.

Pale Moon, which has been optimised for speed and efficiency, offers a lightweight, fast variant to Firefox. This latest build comes after version 15.0 was released at the end of last month.

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Quick Review: MAGIX Music Maker 2013
September 14, 2012 – 08:53 by Mark Wilson in Reviews | Comments Off

Quick Review: MAGIX Music Maker 2013

Programs that aim to simplify complex processes are often doomed to failure. You would think that any software designed to bring music making to the masses – music making being something that people dedicate their lives to – would fall at the first hurdle. But MAGIX is a company that has been producing accessible software for many years, and the Music Maker range is one of its flagship products.

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MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013 ramps up performance
September 14, 2012 – 08:26 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | Comments Off

MAGIX Software has revealed MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013, the latest edition of its powerful video editor. And a strong focus on performance has resulted in some major speed enhancements.

AVCHD import is now up to 40% faster, for instance. Processing effects on the GPU has delivered a 90% speed boost, while rendering AVCHD Full HD projects can be up to twice as fast in some situations.

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Skype 5.11 for Windows Beta adds Microsoft Account integration, streamlines user interface
September 14, 2012 – 07:14 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

Reflecting its recent acquisition by Microsoft, the new Skype 5.11 for Windows Beta has been released with a focus on improving integration with Microsoft services.

Users will now be able to log into Skype through their Microsoft or Facebook accounts as well as their regular Skype one, with options for linking all three together also added. The update also makes it possible to take part in IM conversations with other Messenger contacts in addition to Skype users and Facebook friends.

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Batch download any Instagram user’s photos with the Free Instagram Downloader
September 14, 2012 – 06:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

From Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, Rihanna to Barack Obama, just about everyone is using Instagram to share photos these days.

And if you’d like to get a closer look at the contents of any particular account then all you need is a copy of the Free Instagram Downloader.

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F-Secure 2013 now available
September 13, 2012 – 17:23 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | Comments Off

F-Secure has announced the availability of its 2013 product family, which includes F-Secure Anti-Virus 2013 and F-Secure Internet Security 2013.

And while this represents a relatively gentle evolution of both packages, with no major changes, there have been one or two worthwhile tweaks here.

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VirtualBox 4.2 is a major update with better performance, network improvements and more
September 13, 2012 – 13:08 by Mark Wilson in Featured, News | Comments Off

VirtualBox 4.2Oracle has released a major update to VirtualBox taking it up to version 4.2. The virtualization software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac, and now includes a new VM Group features that makes it easier to manage related virtual machines by organizing them together in groups. Users are able to utilize several virtual machines simultaneously either through the GUI, using various APIs or through command line tools.Read More »

Opera 12.10 Beta adds Retina Display support, updates core
September 13, 2012 – 09:49 by Mark Wilson in Freebies, News | Comments Off

Opera 12.10 Beta RCRetina Display support continues to be added to more and more applications as they are updated, and the latest update for the beta candidate for Opera 12.10 . This is one of the headline features of the latest build, but there are also a range of bug fixes as well as an update core – although it should be noted that this is a beta release.

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