Quickly find Unicode symbols with SymbSearch
February 13, 2017 – 09:41 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SymbSearchNeed to enter a Unicode symbol on your PC? Then launch the Character Map, find what you need to the clipboard and copy it to the clipboard. Sounds easy, right? Until you try it.

The reality is the Character Map gives you hundreds of characters to examine, organised in a way which doesn’t always match their purpose, and displayed in such a small font that you’ll barely be able to see some of them at all.

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TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

TCP-Monitor-PlusPortable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.

The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats on bandwidth, speeds, and packets sent and received.

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Upload videos to Facebook, YouTube, FTP, S3 with Movavi Share Online
February 11, 2017 – 09:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

MovaviShareOnline.200.175Movavi Share Online is a free application for quickly uploading images or video files to Facebook, YouTube, VKontakte, S3 and FTP.

Choose your upload destination and you’re able to set up authentication as usual: sign in to Google or Facebook, provide your FTP host name, user name and password, and so on.

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How to find your wifi passwords
February 10, 2017 – 12:58 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

WirelessKeyViewConnect your PC to a wireless network and it usually saves the password, ensuring you won’t have to enter it each time.

But if the password is lost, or maybe you forget it, and it’s not in some convenient place (ie the label on the back of your router), you might want to recover the PC copy.

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Check your PC for malicious shortcuts with Shortcut Scanner
February 9, 2017 – 08:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Shortcut ScannerShortcut Scanner is a free tool which scans your PC for potentially malicious shortcuts.

The program looks for multiple indicators. Does the shortcut point to PowerShell, cmd.exe or some other command prompt? Does it include dangerous keywords, have unusually long commands, is larger than 4KB in size?

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Cut, crop and rotate movies with Video Clip QuickTool
February 8, 2017 – 06:34 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Video Clip QuickToolVideo Clip QuickTool is a simple utility for cutting, rotating and cropping individual digital video files.

Installation is quick and hassle-free. There’s no adware, no bulky dependencies and the package takes minimal space on your hard drive.

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Vivaldi 1.7 introduces flexible screenshot tool, universal mute option for tabs
February 8, 2017 – 06:26 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Vivaldi200-175Vivaldi 1.7 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s the brainchild of Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzhner, and makes a good claim to be the most customisable web browser out there.

The new release debuts some significant new features, including a fully functional built-in screenshot tool, more flexible options for muting sounds across multiple tabs and a host of other minor tweaks and enhancements.

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Discover what makes Nitro Pro 11 the best version of this powerful PDF editor yet
February 8, 2017 – 05:10 by Nick Peers in News, Promos | No Comment

Nitro ProThe days of Adobe Acrobat ruling the roost of PDF creation and editing are long gone. If you’re looking for a powerful, yet affordable, alternative to Adobe Acrobat, then Nitro Pro 11 has all the tools you need.

Nitro Pro contains everything you need to master PDFs, from viewing and creating to editing, annotating, collaborating and sharing. Version 11 has just been released, and you can grab yourself a perpetual license for an amazing 20% off the MSRP!

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Avast 2017 introduces zero-day protection, ‘passive’ mode for running alongside other security apps
February 7, 2017 – 13:21 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Avast 2017Avast Software has unveiled its 2017 suite of security programs with the simultaneous release of Avast! Free Antivirus 2017, Avast Internet Security 2017 and Avast Premier 2017.

The 2017 releases, all marked versions 17.1, are the first since Avast acquired AVG in September 2016 and includes combined threat detection technologies from both products among numerous other changes and improvements. Read on to discover how to purchase them for 50% off the MSRP!

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Opera 43 adds “instant page loading”, classic link selection
February 7, 2017 – 11:07 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

OperaOpera Software has released Opera 43 to the stable channel with enhanced performance-boosting tools and a welcome productivity tweak.

Instant page loading is a pre-rendering technology which attempts to predict URLs as you type, and starts to load the site in the background before you even hit enter.

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NirSoft releases LoadedDLLsView 1.0
February 6, 2017 – 17:42 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

LoadedDLLsView Freeware machine NirSoft has unveiled its latest system tool, LoadedDLLsView (32-bit version).

If you don’t know what the program does from the name then you’re not in the target audience, but essentially it scans all the running processes on your system, detecting and listing whatever DLLs they’re using.

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