Komodo IDE 10 adds Chrome Remote Debugging, PhoneGap/ Cordova integration, new UI
May 17, 2016 – 10:52 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Komodo IDE 10ActiveState Software has released Komodo IDE 10, a major update for the already powerful development environment.

New support for Chrome Remote Debugging means there’s no need to keep switching from the IDE to Chrome’s web tools: you can do all your coding and debugging from inside Komodo.

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Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Eassos PartitionGuru FreeEassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.

The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at all.

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Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page
May 16, 2016 – 07:55 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

IEmsisoftf your files have been scrambled by malware then a decrypter may be able to save the day– but you’ll need to find it, first.

Emsisoft has announced its own Decrypter page, a single source where you’re able to browse and download any of the company’s 14 free decrypters.

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Blisk is a browser for web developers
May 14, 2016 – 10:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BliskBlisk is a Chromium-based browser optimised for web developers.

Point the program at your site and it’s displayed in both regular desktop and a mobile device view.

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Save energy and extend battery life with Monitor Power Saver
May 13, 2016 – 05:21 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Monitor Power SaverMonitor Power Saver is a lightweight tool which can disable monitors automatically or on demand, saving energy and extending battery life.

The surprisingly small download – barely 100KB – unzips to a single executable which runs on Windows XP or later.

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Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox
May 12, 2016 – 06:57 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Windows Repair ToolkitIf you’re regularly fixing other people’s PCs then you could spend an age researching the best problem-solving freeware, building up your own portable troubleshooting toolkit, and then keeping it up-to-date.

Or you could avoid all that time and effort and download a copy of Windows Repair Toolbox, instead.

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Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
May 12, 2016 – 04:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

File ConverterFile Converter is a lightweight tool for converting video, audio and image files from Explorer’s right-click menu.

There’s no system tray icon to get in your way, no bulky interface to navigate. Just right-click your selected files in Explorer, click File Converter > To… (destination format) and watch as the files are converted.

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WhatsApp releases desktop app for Windows 8+, Mac
May 11, 2016 – 10:44 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

WhatsApp DesktopWhatsApp has released WhatsApp Desktop, an official app for Windows 8+, and Mac 10.9 and later.

The new version is essentially a native client for WhatsApp Web, automatically syncing contacts and conversations from your mobile device.

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Pint: a complete package manager in a single PowerShell script
May 10, 2016 – 03:54 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

PintPint is a simple package manager which can download, install, and update the portable editions of VLC, LibreOffice, 7-Zip, SumatraPDF and many other popular Windows applications.

It’s a familiar idea, but what’s different about Pint is that it’s all done in a single PowerShell script.

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Opera VPN 1.0 offers secure, private browsing for iPhone and iPad
May 9, 2016 – 09:44 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Opera VPNNorwegian browser developer Opera Software has launched Opera VPN 1.0, a free VPN service for iPhone and iPad users.

The app provides users with the ability to encrypt their connection to the web for additional security, plus spoof one of five countries to bypass regional or network-specific restrictions. Other features include the blocking of both ads and tracking cookies.

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Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)
May 9, 2016 – 09:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Avira Phantom VPNAvira Phantom VPN is a fast virtual private network for Windows and Android.

Once running, the program encrypts all your internet traffic, keeping you safe even when using insecure wireless hotspots.

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