Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player
June 30, 2016 – 04:39 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player

GoPro VR PlayerGoPro VR Player (formerly Kolor Eyes Desktop) is a free 360 degree video player for Windows and OS X.

A stripped-back interface makes it very easy to use. There’s no button-packed toolbar or nested right-click menu, just drag and drop your video and it starts playing immediately.

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Transform pictures into LEGO mosaics with Legoaizer
June 29, 2016 – 08:45 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Transform pictures into LEGO mosaics with Legoaizer

LegoaizerLegoaizer is a mosaic builder with a twist. Point the program at a JPG and instead of just pixelating it, Legoaizer creates the mosaic from LEGO bricks.

Getting started is easy: open a picture, click “Create Mosaic”, and within a few seconds the LEGO-ized version appears.

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Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker
June 28, 2016 – 05:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Stop common malware exploits with NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker

Smart Object BlockerNoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker is a low level tool which enables blocking the execution of certain applications, commands, DLLs and drivers.

Default rules block some common malware exploits and attacks, and you can add more to fine-tune the protection available.

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Foxit Reader 8.0 introduces ConnectedPDF collaboration, adds Touch Mode support
June 27, 2016 – 07:08 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Foxit Reader 8.0 introduces ConnectedPDF collaboration, adds Touch Mode support

Foxit Reader 8.0Foxit Software has unveiled Foxit Reader 8.0, the latest version of its PDF viewer and creator for Windows PCs. The reader, renowned for its lightweight and speedy nature, introduces support for Foxit’s new online ConnectedPDF Document Management System.

The new release also adds support for Touch Mode on supported models as well as Dropbox integration. Users also gain a handy new auto-save PDF option to protect against crashes or power failures.

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Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop
June 27, 2016 – 05:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop

JPEGSnoopIt’s been a few years since we last looked at JPEGSnoop, a low-level tool for investigating images. Is it still useful today? Let’s take a look.

The program is as convenient to use as ever. No installation, no adware, just unzip the download and run the single executable.

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Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country
June 26, 2016 – 02:45 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Find out more about the world below your flight path with Flyover Country

Flyover CountryIt sounds much like any other mapping app: enter a starting point and destination, see the route and points of interest along the way.

Flyover Country won’t give you driving directions, local hotels or someone’s random picture of a lake, though. It’s a geoscience app from the University of Minnesota, and these points of interest are more about geologic maps, data, fossil information, georeferenced Wikipedia articles and more.

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Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller
June 25, 2016 – 02:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Take control of Windows files and folders with RunAsTrustedInstaller

RunAsTrustedInstallerIf a Windows program doesn’t have the rights to access a file, Registry key, or carry out some other task, running it as an administrator might solve the problem – but this won’t always be the case.

RunAsTrustedInstaller runs programs with the same privileges as TrustedInstaller, an even more powerful account, giving you extra control over many system objects.

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ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
June 24, 2016 – 04:17 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

ExtraBitsExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.

The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 files or folders in a single operation.

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Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
June 23, 2016 – 05:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor

Word DoctorWord Doctor’s developer says it’s a word editor and writer’s aid, “designed to analyze both writing content and style”.

At first glance, that seems hard to believe, because the editor looks only marginally more powerful than Notepad. But start exploring and you’ll begin to change your mind.

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Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap
June 23, 2016 – 05:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap

Image DeCapThere are hundreds of screen capture tools for Windows, covering just about every possible need and situation. Do we really need any more?

Well, maybe not, but Image DeCap has just enough interesting and unusual features to deserve a closer look.

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VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VLCVideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming video protocols.

Version 2.0 merges the Android TV version with the main Android build, plus introduces a slew of useful new features including the ability to access content over the network and internet as well as support for downloadable subtitles.

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