Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 ships with native x64 build
November 13, 2015 – 01:17 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Emsisoft 11Emsisoft has announced the release of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 and Emsisoft Internet Security 11.

Scanning has improved with better detection of ransomware, file-less malware, and threats which try to exploit script parsers and other host processes.

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My Family Tree 5 now available
November 12, 2015 – 07:24 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

My Family TreeChronoplex Software has released a major new version of its free genealogy tool, My Family Tree 5.

Tree building is simpler than ever, with a new Relationships view making it easy to browse and edit an individual’s relationships from one place.

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Uncover hidden PC activity with Mft2Csv
November 12, 2015 – 06:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Mft2CsvWondering what other users might be doing on your PC? Checking browser or application histories might give you some clues, and monitoring software can also help.

But the simplest route is probably to build a file timeline, something which shows you when files were created or modified on your PC.

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Restyle the web with Stylish
November 11, 2015 – 07:56 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

StylishWebsites often go through redesigns to keep them looking “fresh”, changing colours, backgrounds, layouts and more. Which is fine, if you wanted something new – but not so great if you were happier before.

Stylish is a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari which uses custom CSS code to restyle websites, changing colours, replacing fonts, dropping content and generally improving their look and feel.

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Apple Music launched on Android, extends streaming service’s reach
November 11, 2015 – 05:53 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Apple Music for AndroidApple has unveiled Apple Music for Android Beta. The app is aimed firmly at Apple Music subscribers who want access to their streaming subscription as well as previously purchased music from iTunes via their Android phone.

Although released as a beta, Apple Music for Android already has a finished feel to it, mashing Apple’s design sensibilities into a user interface that will feel comfortable and familiar to Android users.

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BullGuard Internet Security ships with Dropbox-compatible backup
November 10, 2015 – 09:09 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

BullGuard 2016BullGuard has shipped the latest version of its comprehensive security suite, BullGuard Internet Security.

The online backup tool now offers direct backup to your Dropbox account, great news if you don’t want to spread your files across multiple cloud accounts.

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Secretly record desktop activity with Hidden Capture
November 10, 2015 – 05:23 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Hidden CaptureFinding out what others are doing on your PC can be difficult. You might spend an age browsing various histories – browsers, applications launched, documents opened – and still not be entirely sure.

Hidden Capture is a free tool which can help by automatically taking screenshots of your desktop at regular intervals.

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Easily access Google Drive files from Microsoft Office
November 9, 2015 – 02:21 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Google DriveHit File > Open in any modern edition of Microsoft Office and all your OneDrive cloud files are just a couple of clicks away.

That’s less than helpful if you keep your files on Google Drive, of course, but fortunately there’s a simple solution.

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REXPaint is an amazing ASCII art editor
November 6, 2015 – 01:32 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

REXPaintASCII art is a graphics design technique dating back to the 1960s, where pictures are produced entirely from text characters.

The results are, well, basic. But they can have plenty of retro appeal, and producing them is a whole lot easier than you think.

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Block access to thousands of online threats with Hosts Block
November 5, 2015 – 08:10 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Hosts BlockMost internet security suites include some kind of browsing protection which blocks access to known malicious websites.

But if you don’t have anything installed – or you’d just like to add a second layer of protection – then you might be interested in the Windows freeware Hosts Block.

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Check your Android device for 22 vulnerabilities
November 5, 2015 – 03:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

VTS for AndroidGoogle’s latest Android update has fixed another stack of security vulnerabilities, including yet more Stagefright issues.

This doesn’t mean you’re safe, of course – OEMs can take a very long time to release their own updates, and older devices may not get them at all.

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