VirusTotal adds WhiteArmor to its lineup
November 24, 2016 – 12:09 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Antivirus & Mobile SecurityVirusTotal has announced the addition of WhiteArmor’s engine to its antivirus lineup.

The Chinese developer explains:

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Sure, it’s easy to criticize software – but can I write it?
November 24, 2016 – 10:18 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

nuePanelIt’s easy for me to poke holes in other people’s software, at least some of the time: oddball interfaces, missing functions, horrible performance, whatever it might be. But does that mean I have enough understanding of software to do any better myself?

That was an interesting question, I realised, and there was only one way to find out: I had to develop something of my own.

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Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release
November 23, 2016 – 10:28 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

CPUBalanceBitsum Technologies has released a beta of CPUBalance, its intelligent tool for optimising PC responsiveness.

The program uses the same ProBalance technology as Process Lasso to monitor running processes, detect CPU hogs, and instantly adjust priorities to keep your system running smoothly.

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Touché 1.0 extends Touch Bar functionality to any modern Mac – for free
November 23, 2016 – 07:32 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

ToucheApple’s Touch Bar is a major new selling point for its latest generation of MacBooks, but that doesn’t mean you have to purchase one to find out what it’s all about. Touché 1.0 is a new freeware tool that places a virtual Touch Bar on the desktop of any Mac running the very latest version of MacOS Sierra (10.12.1 v2 or later).

This isn’t an emulator, but a virtual copy of the Touch Bar itself, identical in every way to the hardware-based bar found on the latest MacBooks.

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NirSoft releases GUIPropView 1.0
November 22, 2016 – 08:21 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

GUIPropViewNirSoft has released GUIPropView, a developer-oriented tool which displays extensive details on your system’s open windows.

The program lists all top-level windows, along with their handle, title, state (normal/ maximised/ minimised), visibility, position, size, class name, style, process ID, thread ID, parent handle, process name, instance name, class module filename, and more.

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Vivaldi 1.5 embraces IoT with support for Philips Hue lights, adds multiple tab selection
November 22, 2016 – 05:02 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Vivaldi200-175Vivaldi Technologies – led by Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzchner – has released Vivaldi 1.5, the latest version of its customisable web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The big talking point in version 1.5 is Vivaldi’s integration into the Philips Hue IoT ecosystem, but the new release also adds a number of more universal features, such as support for tab drag and drop, which makes tab stacking much simpler than before.

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BullGuard updates BullGuard Internet Security with extended cloud backup, multi-device license
November 21, 2016 – 10:55 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

BullGuard Internet SecurityBullGuard has released the latest version of its all-in-one antimalware suite, BullGuard Internet Security.

The new package extends its cloud storage abilities with enhanced support for Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.

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SoftwareOK unveils MultiClipBoardSlots 1.0
November 21, 2016 – 09:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

MultiClipBoardSlotsFreeware developer SoftwareOK has released MultiClipBoardSlots, a lightweight clipboard extension for Windows.

The program extends Windows with up to ten clipboards. You’re able to copy to any slot with Ctrl+<slot number> without overwriting anything else, and paste from it with Alt+<slot number>.

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Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
November 19, 2016 – 12:33 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Process ExplorerMicrosoft Sysinternals has released updates for some of its best tools, including Sysmon 5.0 and Process Explorer 16.20.

Sysmon gets a major update, with new support for recording file creations, Registry create and delete options, value sets and key and value renames.

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Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
November 19, 2016 – 11:09 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

shutdownblockerShutdownblocker is a simple tool which intercepts and blocks shutdown, restart, logoff and related commands.

The program offers some protection from user mistakes or poorly designed software which forces a restart, as well as preventing forced Windows 10 Update restarts.

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Batch identify file formats with DROID
November 18, 2016 – 17:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

National ArchivesDROID (Digital Record and Object Identification) is an open-source Java-based tool for the batch identification of file formats.

Point the program at a folder tree, it’ll scan the contents and any subfolders and display a detailed report of the contents.

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