Transform photos into 3D animations with PhotoAnim
January 19, 2015 – 07:16 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

PhotoAnimConverting regular 2D images to 3D can be a very effective way to give them some extra impact, and it’s simpler than you might think.

PhotoAnim is a formerly commercial, now free application which helps you edit, morph, transform and animate 2D objects, then share the results online, in videos and various 3D formats.

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“Easy Disk Drive Repair” is not what it seems
January 18, 2015 – 06:57 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Malware Hunting“Easy Disk Drive Repair” looked like a promising program. “An incredibly easy to use, yet powerful drive repair and maintenance tool”, the developer claimed. Works with all drive types. More than one million downloads, five star awards plastered all over their product pages, and listed at big sites like Softpedia and ZDNet.

Sounded great, but we don’t like to copy and paste a developer’s description onto our own pages. We wanted to try it out, first.

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NirSoft’s WirelessConnectionInfo displays in-depth wifi stats
January 18, 2015 – 06:51 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

WirelessConnectionViewNirSoft has announced the release of WirelessConnectionInfo, a free tool which displays detailed stats on the active wifi connection under Windows Vista and later.

The WirelessConnectionInfo report displays 90 items, including network SSID, PHY Type (802.11n, say), signal quality, security algorithm, channel and more.

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Sync local/ network files, FTP and cloud services with EaseUS EverySync
January 17, 2015 – 07:40 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

EverySyncEaseUS has unveiled EaseUS EverySync 2.0, an easy-to-use file sync and backup tool which works with local and network files, FTP servers, and the cloud storage services OneDrive, Dropbox and Skydrive.

The program supports one way and bidirectional syncing, but once set up, you don’t have to worry about the details: files are synchronised in real time as soon as there are any changes.

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Build web galleries, slideshows with Arclab Thumb Studio
January 16, 2015 – 04:52 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Arclab Thumb StudioIf you’d like to share a set of images then you could email them to a few recipients, maybe upload them to Facebook or Twitter.

But if you need more professional results then you might be interested in Arclab Thumb Studio, a powerful freeware tool for building HTML galleries, slideshows and more.

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CyberLink Power2Go 10 converts media to mobile-friendly formats
January 15, 2015 – 17:56 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | No Comment

CyberLink Power2Go 10CyberLink has announced the release of Power2Go 10, its one-stop burning, backup and multimedia conversion suite.

The major new functionality is reserved for Power2Go’s Media Converter, which now provides over 150 profiles to help convert your media to a more mobile-friendly format.

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Play Maths Scrabble with Scrabble3D
January 15, 2015 – 11:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Scrabble3DScrabble is a classic word game, every bit as engrossing today as when it first appeared back in 1938.

That’s our view, anyway. But if you’re tired of the regular game, would like to mix it up a little, then you might be interested in the open source Scrabble3D.

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SHAREit: easy wifi file sharing for PCs, iOS, Android
January 14, 2015 – 05:17 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SHAREitIf you’d like to share files between devices then you could connect them to the same network, but this can be tricky to set up, especially with devices of different types.

Lenovo’s SHAREit is a simpler solution which enables PCs, iOS, Android and Windows Phone users to share files locally over wifi, no network hassles involved at all.

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Track website availability and content with Site Monitoring
January 13, 2015 – 08:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Site MonitoringSite Monitoring is a Java-based tool which provides various ways to monitor websites and their content.

Launch the program and it opens a page in your default browser. The interface is a little basic, but conveniently it comes with a couple of example site checks to help you figure out how everything works.

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Chrome Remote Desktop now available for iOS
January 13, 2015 – 07:09 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Chrome Remote DesktopGoogle has released an iOS version of its Chrome Remote Desktop extension.

The new release means you can now remotely access and control your computers from PCs, Macs, Linux, iOS and Android devices, even Chromebooks.

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Firefox 35 FINAL released, adds room-based chat to Firefox Hello
January 12, 2015 – 17:21 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Firefox 35 FINALMozilla has released Firefox 35.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 35.0 due to follow in the coming days.

Firefox 35 extends the Firefox Hello real-time communication client tool with a new rooms-based conversations model, plus adds more features to the new search user interface along with improved preferences. Android users gain improved geolocation tools.

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