Secretly monitor your PC with Windows Spy Keylogger
September 24, 2015 – 05:21 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Secretly monitor your PC with Windows Spy Keylogger

Windows Spy KeyloggerSecurityXPloded has shipped Windows Spy Keylogger, a simple PC activity monitor for Windows XP and later.

The package is very easy to use, launching on demand or when Windows starts, and recording any keypresses to a log file in a configurable location.

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Capture, record and share your ideas with Microsoft’s Snip
September 24, 2015 – 03:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Capture, record and share your ideas with Microsoft’s Snip

SnipMicrosoft’s Garage division has released Snip, a simple tool for capturing, annotating and sharing screenshots.

There are plenty of similar tools around, and Snip doesn’t begin to compete with the best of breed freeware, but it still has a few features you might find very interesting.

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IObit Driver Booster 3 keeps your drivers up-to-date
September 23, 2015 – 06:45 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on IObit Driver Booster 3 keeps your drivers up-to-date

IObit DriverBoosterIObit has released IObit Driver Booster 3, the latest edition of its one-stop driver updater for Windows XP and later.

A larger database – 200,000 drivers and counting – means the program can handle even more hardware.

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Nero 2016 ships with new streaming app
September 22, 2015 – 08:46 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Nero 2016 ships with new streaming app

Nero 2016Nero has shipped its 2016 range of multimedia applications, including Nero Burning ROM 2016 ($49.99), Nero Video 2016 ($49.99), and the suites Nero 2016 Classic ($99.99) and Nero 2016 Platinum ($129.99).

A new Nero Streaming Player app can play pictures, music or videos from iOS or Android devices directly to your TV, or other DLNA/ UPnP media players.

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Firefox 41 FINAL adds instant messaging support to Firefox Hello
September 22, 2015 – 05:10 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Firefox 41 FINAL adds instant messaging support to Firefox Hello

FirefoxMozilla has released Firefox 41 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 41.0 due imminently.

The desktop build introduces a large number of mainly incremental changes – the most interesting are profile picture support for Firefox Accounts and the addition of instant messaging to Firefox Hello – while the mobile version makes it possible to utilise different search providers from the search panel.

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Transform any photo into a work of art with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0
September 21, 2015 – 10:22 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Transform any photo into a work of art with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0

AKVIS AirBrushAKVIS has announced AKVIS AirBrush 3.0 ($49 – $89), its powerful applications for transforming digital photos into airbrushed works of art.

Unlike many similar tools, the program preserves a lot of detail from the original photos, while still giving it a very stylised look.

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Can’t access a file, folder, Registry key? MicEnum shows why (maybe)
September 21, 2015 – 06:22 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Can’t access a file, folder, Registry key? MicEnum shows why (maybe)

MicEnumWindows integrity levels are a key element of your PC’s security, often manipulated by malware, and one reason why you sometimes can’t access files, folders or Registry keys. But most users don’t even know they exist, because there’s no standard graphical interface for viewing them.

MicEnum is a free portable tool which makes it easy to browse the integrity levels for files, folders and Registry keys, scan for anomalies, and – in some situations – even change them.

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CyberLink launches new Director range
September 19, 2015 – 11:32 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on CyberLink launches new Director range

PowerDirector 14CyberLink has announced the latest versions of its Director multimedia range.

Video editor PowerDirector 14’s new template-based Express Projects module makes it quick and easy for anyone to produce quality videos.

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Boot your PC from a virtual drive with Simple VHD Manager
September 17, 2015 – 04:40 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Boot your PC from a virtual drive with Simple VHD Manager

Simple VHD ManagerFreeware developer Sordum has released Simple VHD Manager, a tiny portable tool which makes it easier to access and use virtual drives (VHD, VHDX, ISO) in Windows 7 and later.

Drag and drop your files onto the program and they can be attached in a couple of clicks, making them freely accessible in Explorer.

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 now free on Origin
September 16, 2015 – 05:28 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 now free on Origin

Red Alert 2Classic RTS game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is currently available for free via Electronic Arts “On the house” scheme.

You get the full package, both campaigns – Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge – and it’s yours to keep forever.

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Avira tops latest AV-Comparatives Protection test
September 15, 2015 – 12:38 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Avira tops latest AV-Comparatives Protection test

AviraSecurity lab AV-Comparatives has announced the results of its August 2015 Real-World Protection Test.

AVIRA took first place this time, although it was a very close contest. AVIRA, Bitdefender, Panda and Trend Micro all detected 100% of threats, and it was only the number of false positives which set the packages apart.

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