How to instantly fill web forms with dummy data
August 21, 2016 – 05:55 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on How to instantly fill web forms with dummy data

Fake DataFilling web forms is dull. It’s bad enough when you have to fill a page of boxes just to sign up for something. It’s much worse if you’re testing a website and have to do it over, and over, and over again.

Fake Data is a very simple Chrome extension which can automatically fill those annoying text boxes with dummy data.

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Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker
August 20, 2016 – 05:18 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker

Trend MicroWith so much attention focused on the file encrypting-type ransomware it’s easy to forget the simpler variety, which pops up when your PC boots and won’t allow access to your system until you pay up.

Even these basic infections can sometimes be tricky to remove, but Trend Micro offers a couple of tools which may be able to help.

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Stress-test your PC with HeavyLoad 3.4
August 19, 2016 – 07:45 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Stress-test your PC with HeavyLoad 3.4

HeavyLoadJam Software’s quick and easy PC stress-tester HeavyLoad has just been updated to version 3.4, its first release in more than two years.

The package is as easy to use as ever, maxing out your CPU, allocating RAM and drive space and stressing your GPU with a click.

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ImBatch 5.0 adds multithreading for 400% speed increase
August 19, 2016 – 06:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on ImBatch 5.0 adds multithreading for 400% speed increase

ImBatchHigh Motion Software has updated its powerhouse image processor ImBatch with multithreading support for even greater performance.

The new feature is only available in the $29.95 licensed edition, but is it worth the money? We took a look.

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Watch and analyse chess games with Kvetka
August 18, 2016 – 06:50 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Watch and analyse chess games with Kvetka

KvetkaIf you’re looking to improve your chess skills then watching the best players at work will usually teach you a lot.

There are plenty of chess sites to help you do just that, but they mostly offer only a very basic view of the game with few tools or options.

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IObit Uninstaller 6 adds Edge support
August 17, 2016 – 10:33 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on IObit Uninstaller 6 adds Edge support

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 | Comments Off on Corel PaintShop Pro X9 adds project templates, interactive gradients

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 | Comments Off on Google Duo is a super-simple video messaging app

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 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes

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 | Comments Off on Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013

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 | Comments Off on Wmail is a cross-platform desktop client for Gmail

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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