SaMotion is a free portable to-do list manager
May 24, 2016 – 06:02 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SaMotionSaMotion is a portable freeware to-do list manager, with a strong focus on simplicity.

The interface is, well, minimalist: a tiny toolbar, and a small work area with an “Add Category” link.

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Parallels Access 3.1 adds full support for iPad Pro, 3D Touch and Android M
May 24, 2016 – 05:59 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Parallels AccessParallels has released Parallels Access 3.1 for iOS and Android, a major update to its subscription-based app that provides users with the ability to remotely access and control Windows PCs and Macs.

The app, which allows users to control their computers remotely through their mobile device, adds support for the latest Apple devices and improves the way it interacts with Windows 10 PCs via added support for Tablet Mode and gestures. Game Mode has also been improved on the iOS app.

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 adds auto browser cleanup, Win10 privacy tools
May 23, 2016 – 12:43 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Ashampoo WinOptimizerAshampoo has shipped Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 ($49.99), the latest release of its comprehensive PC maintenance suite.

The new release can now automatically delete session-related traces of browsers and other applications, once they’ve closed.

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Bibliovore is a stylish eBook reading app for Windows
May 23, 2016 – 10:37 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BibliovoreWindows 10 has native support for PDF, but if ePub is your preferred reading format then you’ll still need to find a third-party viewer.

Bibliovore is a good-looking eBook reader and manager app for Windows 8.1 and later.

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Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir
May 21, 2016 – 10:42 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

AChoirNeed to know what someone’s been doing on a PC? Running some of NirSoft’s forensic freeware on a USB key could help you collect enough data to figure it out.

LastActivityView lists recent computer actions, OpenSaveFilesView reports on recently opened and saved files, ExecutedProgramsList details the programs they’ve launched, WifiHistoryView shows recent network connections, and the list goes on.

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Ghostpress keeps you safe from (some?) keyloggers
May 20, 2016 – 17:20 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

GhostpressGhostpress is a free Windows tool which tries to prevent your keystrokes being recorded by malware.

There are many similar programs around, but what makes this one stand out is it’s portable, and so can offer at least some protection when you’re working on other people’s PCs.

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Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence
May 19, 2016 – 11:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

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 | No Comment

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 | No Comment

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 | No Comment

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 | No Comment

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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