Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL released, introduces scheduled themes and individually sized Web panels
September 8, 2016 – 05:26 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Vivaldi200-175Vivaldi Technologies has unveiled Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL and Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL 64-bit, a major update to its web browser aimed at those wanting maximum control over their browser’s look and functionality. Vivaldi is developed by a team led by Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzchner, and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Version 1.4’s headline new feature is support for scheduled themes, which builds on the recent introduction of customisable themes. Other notable changes include greater flexibility over Web panels, and a single-click option for reversing an accidentally closed tab.

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Reshade Image Enlarger: a smarter way to resize images?
September 8, 2016 – 05:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Reshade Image EnlargerResizing digital images is easy, but take the upscaling too far and quality begins to suffer with blurring, jagged edges and more.

Reshade Image Enlarger claims to help by using “state of the art… enlargement algorithms to produce crisp-clear resizes” “without the usual blur, jagged edges, loss of sharpness or detail”.

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Remove browser hijackers with ZHPCleaner
September 7, 2016 – 09:40 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ZHPCleanerEvery browser claims to protect users from hijackers and adware, but their defences are limited and over time it’s easy for your system to fill with junk.

ZHPCleaner is a free tool which aims to help by scanning your PC, detecting dubious addons, toolbars and settings, and removing them on demand.

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Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 available for Windows 10, Mac
September 7, 2016 – 06:52 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Xirrus Wi-Fi InspectorPopular wifi scanner Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector has finally hit version 2.0.

The release brings support for Windows 10, and introduces the first Mac version.

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Five free CSV viewers and editors
September 6, 2016 – 10:09 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Ron's EditorCSV is a very common format for sharing large amounts of data, mostly because it’s so simple– you can view the contents almost anywhere, at least in theory.

You may not always have a full-featured spreadsheet on hand, of course, but fortunately there are some excellent free tools around to help you work with your files.

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Directory Opus 12 out now
September 6, 2016 – 08:30 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Directory OpusPowerhouse Explorer replacement Directory Opus 12 has shipped with a long list of major new features.

The revamped Rename dialog now includes a macro recorder for quick and easy batch file renaming.

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Email Sourcer collects web contact details as you browse
September 4, 2016 – 03:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Email SourcerWhether you’re looking for a job, a government contact, maybe researching a company, there are times you’ll want to build a list of potential contacts.

Usually this means checking the top and bottom of a page for contact details, maybe an “About” or “Contact us” page, then copying and pasting the details elsewhere.

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Extension Source Viewer displays source code of Chrome and Firefox addons
September 3, 2016 – 10:50 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ESV200-175Rob Wu has released Extension Source Viewer, a Firefox add-on which allows viewing the source code of Chrome and Firefox browser extensions before installing them.

If that sounds familiar it’s because Wu is also the developer of Chrome Extension Viewer, which also now supports both Chrome and Firefox extensions.

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Save $39.95! Paragon Backup and Recovery 16 free until November
September 2, 2016 – 11:25 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Paragon Backup & Recovery 16Paragon Backup and Recovery 16 is a reliable PC backup tool which comes packed with enterprise-level features and functionality, so it’s a little surprising to find Paragon Software are giving it away for free until November 1st.

It’s true, though. Download, install, create a free MyParagon account (which means giving your email address, no phone number or physical address beyond a country) and you’ll be emailed a free license within seconds.

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Instantly hide Chrome tabs with Panic Button
September 1, 2016 – 08:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Panic ButtonThere are plenty of legitimate reasons why you might want to prevent others snooping on your web activities, and technologies like Chrome’s “incognito mode” can help maintain your browsing privacy.

These high-tech solutions still leave you with some very low-tech vulnerabilities, though, in particular others getting a glimpse of what you’re doing as they walk past.

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Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks
August 31, 2016 – 11:39 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Geekbench 4.0Primate Labs has announced the release of Geekbench 4.0 for desktop, Android and iOS. Geekbench 4 sees the benchmarking app merge its mobile and desktop datasets into a single, cross-platform workload.

Other changes see a redesigned user interface on both mobile platforms, plus new workloads across the suite’s CPU and GPU benchmarks, including a new GPU Compute category.

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