Identify, monitor and overclock your GPU with NVIDIA Inspector
April 16, 2016 – 04:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

NVIDIA InspectorNVIDIA Inspector is a versatile tool for checking, monitoring and overclocking NVIDIA graphics cards.

This can be is a complex area, but smart design ensures the program has something to offer every level of user.

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Identify the ransomware that’s encrypted your data
April 15, 2016 – 10:14 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Anti-RansomwareIt’s no secret that the best way to deal with ransomware is to avoid getting infected in the first place, and tools like BDAntiRansomware, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware and WinAntiRansom can do a lot to keep you safe.

If your defences are bypassed and some data lost, there may still be hope, as companies and individual researchers are producing recovery tools all the time.

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Xara Web Designer 365 released
April 15, 2016 – 03:54 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Web Designer PremiumXara Group has shipped Xara Web Designer 365, the first release under its new “365 Update Guarantee”.

Buying a 365 product not only gets you a perpetual licence, you’ll also get new features as they’re developed over the 365 days after purchase (no more waiting for the next version), and supporting services such as online hosting are also free over the same period.

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Video Thumbnails Maker 9.0 adds animated video contact sheets
April 14, 2016 – 11:27 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Video Thumbnails MakerSUU Design’s Video Thumbnails Maker 9.0 has shipped with new support for creating animated video thumbnail sheets.

You’re able to choose which thumbnail is animated, and the duration of the animation (2-10 seconds).

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CyberLink PowerDVD 16 debuts TV Mode, media casting
April 14, 2016 – 05:54 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | No Comment

PowerDVD 16CyberLink has released PowerDVD 16, the latest edition of its do-everything media player.

New media casting support for ChromeCast, Roku and Apple TV enables streaming audio, video and pictures around your home, with PowerDVD automatically converting files to a format each device can understand.

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ORPALIS PDF Reducer cuts document sizes by up to 80%
April 14, 2016 – 04:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ORPALIS PDF ReducerORPALIS PDF Reducer is an effective tool for optimising PDF documents, reducing their size by up to 80%.

Unlike some of the competition, the program doesn’t just cut your document DPI: it applies multiple techniques to deliver the best results.

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Take a low-level look at your PC desktop with Window Inspector
April 13, 2016 – 04:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Window InspectorBinary Fortress Software has released Window Inspector, a free tool for examining the low-level details of any application window.

Move your mouse cursor over any window and a detailed display lists its class, text, icons, owning process, command line, Style and StyleEX flags, and more.

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BBC iPlayer Kids 1.0 offers UK children safe access to iPlayer on iPhone and iPad
April 12, 2016 – 10:54 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

BBC iPlayer KidsThe BBC has launched BBC iPlayer Kids 1.0 for iPhone and iPad, a filtered version of its well-known iPlayer app, aimed firmly at UK children.

As the name implies, access is restricted to the BBC’s two kid-friendly channels, CBeebies for younger viewers, and CBBC for older children.

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Record everything launched on a PC with Process Logger Service
April 11, 2016 – 06:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Process Logger ServiceProcess Logger Service is a Windows service which logs every process launched on your PC.

It’s a useful tool that can help answer a range of questions. Like, did the email you open launched something? What did that installer do? When was a particular program last run? And more.

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Stream torrents before they’re fully downloaded with WebTorrent Desktop
April 8, 2016 – 09:07 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

WebTorrentThere’s nothing new about the idea of streaming torrents before they’ve finished downloading, but WebTorrent Desktop does a better job than most of making that happen.

It’s open source, and installs on Windows, Linux or Mac with minimal hassle. No adware, no browser extensions, no complicated options to consider: just run the installer and it’s finished within seconds.

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Eagle Mode: not your average file manager
April 7, 2016 – 09:45 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Eagle ModeTired of Windows Explorer? There are alternatives around, but most use a very similar core interface with a few extras bolted on.

Eagle Mode is more imaginative. There’s no folder tree, no file pane, in fact it doesn’t look much like a file manager at all. Until you begin to explore…

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