IObit Uninstaller 6 adds Edge support
August 17, 2016 – 10:33 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

IObit UninstallerIObit has shipped IObit Uninstaller 6 with new support for removing Microsoft Edge plug-ins and extensions.

That’s the only significant new feature in this release, although IObit also says it now removes more programs and browser plug-ins, does a better job of uninstalling Windows Apps and troublesome Windows updates, and has enhanced real-time monitoring to help you strip out everything else.

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Corel PaintShop Pro X9 adds project templates, interactive gradients
August 17, 2016 – 09:30 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Corel PaintShop Pro X9Corel has shipped Corel PaintShop Pro X9, the latest edition of its veteran image editor.

New features include Project Templates, prebuilt desktop publishing-type layouts to help you create greetings cards, brochures, photo collages and more.

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Google Duo is a super-simple video messaging app
August 17, 2016 – 07:21 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

DuoGoogle has released Google Duo, a very simple video calling app for Android and iOS.

Duo is all about ease of use. There’s no separate account to create, no need to build a new contact list: the app can use your phone’s contact list already, and start a video call with a click.

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CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
August 16, 2016 – 10:35 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

CCleanerPiriform Software has released CCleaner 5.21 and CCleaner 5.21 Portable for Windows PCs. The app’s rate of development continues to slow, this release once again focussing on minor updates and improvements instead of introducing new app support or additional features.

The most notable changes are better cleaning of Chrome 52’s history and cache, and updates its DOMStore cooking cleaning component, which is used by Internet Explorer.

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Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013
August 13, 2016 – 18:50 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

WavosaurWindows audio editor Wavosaur (and 64-bit edition) has just been updated to version 1.2, its first release for almost three years.

One handy new feature is real-time spectrum analysis. Click Tools > Spectrum Analysis, Display > Autorefresh and you can watch your waveforms update as the music plays.

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Wmail is a cross-platform desktop client for Gmail
August 11, 2016 – 02:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Wmail.200.175Wmail is an open-source Chromium-based Gmail client for Windows, OS X and Linux.

The program supports both Gmail and Google Inbox accounts, and you can add and manage as many as you need.

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Encrypt and secure your DNS traffic with Simple DNSCrypt
August 10, 2016 – 16:07 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Simple DNSCryptProtecting your web traffic can be very easy: use https where you can, maybe install https everywhere to enforce that, use a VPN for an extra layer of security.

Meanwhile DNS gets so little attention that many people don’t even realise there’s an issue, even though DNS eavesdropping and spoofing are very real security concerns.

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DisplayFusion 8.0 improves Anniversary Update compatibility, unveils new Triggers function
August 9, 2016 – 10:12 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

displayfusion-200x175Binary Fortress Software has released DisplayFusion 8.0, a major update of its multi-monitor management tool for Windows. Available in both free and Pro versions, version 8.0 focusses on fixing numerous bugs for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but does introduce some new features.

Chief among these is a new Triggers feature, which replaces the previous Windows Location feature, promising to be more robust and flexible. There are also updates to the program’s wallpaper tools as well as changes and other bug fixes.

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Duplicacy is a professional cloud backup tool
August 8, 2016 – 06:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

DuplicacyDuplicacy is a free-for-personal-use cross-platform backup tool with a stack of professional features.

There’s support for backing up to Dropbox, Amazon S3, Backblaze, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage, as well as any SFTP server or your own local disk.

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Organise cmd, PowerShell and bash sessions with ConEmu
August 7, 2016 – 04:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ConEmuManaging your Windows command prompts has been getting more complicated recently. A regular command window here; PowerShell there; maybe another, only elevated; update to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and you could get bash, too.

Fortunately the open-source console emulator ConEmu can make life easier and save you time, whether you’re a console expert or only head to the command line when it’s really, really necessary.

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Two ways to batch-correct file Created and Modified times
August 6, 2016 – 06:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

File Date CorrectorIt’s often useful to know when a file was created or modified, but as it’s copied, moved, processed, maybe imported from one PC to another, there’s a chance this vital information may be lost.

Even worse, Windows has no standard way to fix this situation. You can view your file dates and times, but there’s no easy way to modify them.

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