Download files from a script with fGet
February 2, 2016 – 07:39 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

fgetFoolish IT has released fGet, a freeware portable tool which enables downloading files from a script.

The program uses Internet Explorer components to handle the tricky bits, which means the fGet executable can be a tiny 51.1KB.

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February 2, 2016 – 06:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

netboot.xyzIf you’ve been managing computers for a few years then you’ve probably build up a library of supporting discs or USB keys. OS installers, antivirus rescue discs, backup tools, partition repair, hardware checkers, and the list goes on.

These aren’t just a hassle to build. You’ll also need to keep them up-to-date, and make sure they’re around and working whenever you need them.

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Opera FINAL 35 improves download manager, adds new customisation section
February 2, 2016 – 06:03 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Opera33-200-175Opera Software has unveiled Opera 35 FINAL, a major new release of its desktop web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs.

There are four new features of note in this release: first, a button for muting audio on specific tabs, followed by a refreshed downloads interface. There’s also the addition of a Basic section in Opera’s options page for faster access to key customisation settings, plus a new advanced setting that allows users to search using a standalone Search bar.

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AnVir Task Manager Free 8.0 now available
February 1, 2016 – 13:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

After threeAnVir Task Manager years without a major update we thought AnVir Task Manager Free was dead, but no: the developer released a beta 8.0 version late last month.

What’s new? Unfortunately AnVir forgot to tell us, but we grabbed a copy anyway for a closer look.

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Tron is the ultimate PC cleanup script
February 1, 2016 – 07:38 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

TronYour PC is misbehaving, and there’s no obvious cause? Then it’s usually time to start working through the generic “fixes”: run an antivirus scan, clear your temporary folders, enter “sfc /scannow” and more.

But if you’ve tried everything you know, without success – or you don’t have hours to spend in front of the keyboard – then maybe it’s time to call in some heavy-duty support.

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Ultra Virus Killer 7.6 adds VirusTotal support
January 29, 2016 – 08:24 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Ultra Virus KillerCarifred has updated its malware hunter Ultra Virus Killer with integrated VirusTotal support.

No need to manually launch checks on individual files any more: just open the Process, Autorun, Service or Modules lists and a new column displays the VirusTotal score for every file.

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Mount cloud storage as local drives with Mountain Duck
January 28, 2016 – 11:55 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Mountain DuckIterate GmBh has shipped Mountain Duck 1.0, a smart tool which mounts remote volumes as local drives in Windows Explorer and the Mac’s Finder.

Based on the developer’s Cyberduck technology, Mountain Duck connects to FTP and SFTP servers, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Azure and OpenStack Swift storage.

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VClip is a quick and easy desktop recorder
January 28, 2016 – 07:44 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

VClipBahraniApps has released VClip 1.0, a freeware tool for recording video and audio of your desktop.

The program has a strong emphasis on simplicity. Which means: it’s basic. Very basic. There’s no option to capture the full screen, for example, or a specific window – you can record a freehand rectangle only.

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PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs
January 28, 2016 – 06:10 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Bytescout PDF MultiToolByteScout’s do-everything freeware PDF Multitool has been updated to 6.20 with new options for extracting embedded audio and video from PDFs.

Smarter text extraction means the program does a better job of auto-detecting document tables and saving their data to CSV or XML.

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Soundnode is a stylish Soundcloud app for desktops
January 27, 2016 – 08:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SoundnodeMusic discovery website Soundcloud has some great mobile apps, but desktop users aren’t so lucky: it’s the browser, or nothing at all.

Fortunately there’s now an unofficial alternative in Soundnode, an open-source Soundcloud client for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Pale Moon 26.0 adopts new Goanna browser engine, fine-tunes interface
January 26, 2016 – 09:24 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Pale Moon 26Moonchild Productions has unveiled Pale Moon 26.0, the first major update of its Firefox-based browser for Windows and Linux since October 2014.

The new build, also available in 64-bit, sees Pale Moon unveil its own browser rendering engine, Goanna, plus further fine-tune the browser user interface as well as introduce a number of other new features, changes and security improvements.

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