LastPass 3.1.50 improves folder management, further tightens security
August 8, 2014 – 13:18 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

lastpass_ios-200x175Password-manager specialist LastPass has released LastPass 3.1.50, a major new version of its cross-platform tool for securely storing online passwords in the cloud.

Version 3.1.50 comes with one new feature, which sees the tool now capable of automatically suggesting a folder name for putting newly saved popular sites into for better organisation. It also comes with various improvements and tighter security.

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YUMI creates custom multiboot USB drives
August 8, 2014 – 09:10 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

If Windows won’t start then there are plenty of standard options you can try: Safe Mode, system restore, “last known good”, and now Windows 8′s refresh options.

These technologies have their limits, though, and so it’s wise to prepare a few other bootable environments of your own. An antivirus rescue disc, a partition manager, maybe a backup tool or system recovery suite.

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DAYU Disk Master Free: image backups and more
August 7, 2014 – 08:15 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

At first glance, DAYU Disk Master Free looks like many other simple image backup tools. Select a target drive, a destination, choose a few options (compression, splitting, priority, speed) and you can run a backup at a click. Restoration is possible from the program or a rescue disk, and there’s a disk clone feature thrown in.

Browse the program’s menus, though, and some relatively unusual bonus features help it stand out from the low-end competition.

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WordPress for Android 3.0 released with major new features, joined by minor WordPress for iOS 4.2 update
August 7, 2014 – 07:17 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

WordPressWordPress has updated its two mobile apps with the twin releases of WordPress for Android 3.0 and WordPress for iOS 4.2.

The different version numbers highlight the disparity between both platforms, although ironically it’s the Android version that is more fully featured than the iPad and iPhone build.

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Chrome’s All Seeing Eye searches the text of every page you’ve visited
August 6, 2014 – 14:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

You’ve been online for hours, Chrome windows and tabs scattered everywhere, and now you need to revisit a particular page. Which would be fine, except you can’t remember which one it was, and the standard web history – just titles and URLs – doesn’t help at all.

Maybe you should have installed All Seeing Eye, a Chrome extension which takes a snapshot of every page you visit, indexes its text, and makes this freely searchable whenever you like.

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Parallels Access 2.1 improves Lock’N’Go Magnifying Glass feature, supports Google+ login
August 6, 2014 – 12:45 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

Parallels Access 2.0Parallels IP Holdings GmbH has launched Parallels Access for iPad and iPhone 2.1 and Parallels Access for Android 2.1, a useful new update to its desktop remote control app.

Version 2.1 now allows users to sign in using their Google+ accounts, plus promise slicker drag-and-drop performance when using the Lock’N’Go magnifying glass among other improvements and the usual stability fixes.

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Access multiple cloud storage accounts with B1 File Manager for Android
August 6, 2014 – 09:54 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

Back in June we looked at B1 Free Archiver, a free cross-platform archive manager which can open (though not create) 38+ archive formats.

The same developer is also behind B1 File Manager, a capable file explorer for Android.

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ImBatch 3.0 adds Curves tool, image filtering
August 5, 2014 – 07:26 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off

High Motion Software has unveiled ImBatch 3.0, an interesting update to its free-for-personal-use image batch processing tool.

The headline addition is the Curves task, a versatile and configurable way to adjust image colours.

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recALL displays forgotten email and FTP passwords
August 5, 2014 – 05:51 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off

Setting up a new email or FTP client can take a while, especially if you’ve lots of accounts. Not only will you have to look up server names, ports, security and other details, but you’ll also have to try and remember all your various passwords.

If you didn’t make a note of yours originally (and you don’t use exactly the same password for everything), there are a few tools which might be able to help. NirSoft’s Mail PassView is one of the best known.

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FBackup 5.1 comes with promise of faster backup performance, improved statistics view
August 4, 2014 – 13:14 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

FBackup 5.0Softland has released FBackup 5.1 and Backup4all 5.1, minor new versions of its free and paid-for Windows backup products.

Both programs, which offer file-based backup and extended functionality via plug-ins, come with the promise of improved backup performance and more detailed statistics view, along with other minor improvements and bug fixes.

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Wunderlist 3.0 released, adds real-time sync and refreshed design, drops support for Windows desktop
August 4, 2014 – 11:56 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off

Wunderlist 3.06 Wunderkinder GmBH has unveiled Wunderlist 3.0, a major new release of its to-do list manager for Mac. Also available for iOS and Android, the biggest surprise with this new release is the lack of a Windows update from version 2.

For the platforms still supported, Wunderlist 3.0 comes with the promise of a revamped real-time sync engine, major redesign and the promise of over 60 improvements.

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