LastAudit is a free PC security scanner
May 3, 2016 – 16:17 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

LastAuditLastAudit is a free Windows security and vulnerability scanner, IT audit and forensic tool.

The program aims to detect and list configuration issues, weak permissions, browsing history, sensitive metadata, previous wifi connections, network resources, and Active Directory OUs, users, servers, shares and services.

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Monitor and record webcams and IP cameras with ImWatcher
May 2, 2016 – 11:51 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ImWatchImWatcher is a free Windows application for monitoring and recording webcams.

The program is simple, straightforward and easy to use, but it also has one or two more advanced features that we really weren’t expecting.

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How to change your MAC address in Windows 10
May 2, 2016 – 06:25 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Technnitium MAC Address ChangerEvery network adapter has a MAC address, a unique value used to identify devices at the physical network layer.

Normally this address stays the same forever, which may allow networks to recognise and track you.

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Outlinely Express is a powerful free outliner for Mac
April 30, 2016 – 03:21 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

OutlinelyGlam Software has released Outlinely Express 2.0, a free version of its popular Mac outliner, Outlinely.

The new edition has all the same outlining features as its commercial cousin, with no annoying restrictions or limitations.

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Log file reads, writes, creates and deletes with SoftPerfect File Access Monitor
April 29, 2016 – 03:23 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

SoftPerfect File Access MonitorAustralian developer SoftPerfect has released SoftPerfect File Access Monitor, a smart tool which logs all file create, read, write and delete actions on a PC.

If you don’t need every detail then filters enable recording only particular actions, by specified processes, on defined file masks and in your chosen paths.

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EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup
April 28, 2016 – 12:26 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

EaseUS Partition ManagerEaseUS has shipped EaseUS Partition Master 11, adding hard drive clean and speedup tools to the regular partition-managing mix.

Both the Free and Professional editions gain a “Cleanup and Optimization” module, which could free up some valuable space before repartitioning.

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Feedbro is a one-stop reader for RSS, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, more
April 27, 2016 – 05:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

FeedbroFeedbro is a versatile feed reading Chrome extension which keeps you up-to-date with RSS/ Atom/ RDF sources, blogs, Twitter, Instagram and more.

The extension is stand-alone, rather than being a front-end for a website, which means there’s no need to sign up, create accounts, log in or anything else.

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Convert cryptic date/time values into something readable
April 26, 2016 – 06:29 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

IDateDecoderf you regularly investigate raw databases, executables or other binary files then you might sometimes find “dates” that seem to be random numbers, like 12883423549317375.

This probably means the date is encoded, but there are many different formats, and no obvious way to detect which one has been used.

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Firefox 46 FINAL released, security and stability the order of the day for desktop users
April 26, 2016 – 04:30 by Nick Peers in Featured, News | No Comment

FirefoxMozilla has released Firefox 46.0 FINAL, a relatively minor refresh of its desktop browser for Windows, Linux and Mac with no standout new features.

Also released is Firefox for Android 46.0, which does at least include some noteworthy new features such as the ability to display previously cached pages offline and support for sync via Firefox Accounts.

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Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze
April 26, 2016 – 04:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BlueLife KeyFreezeBlueLife KeyFreeze is a freeware Windows tool which can selectively lock your mouse and/ or keyboard, without hiding the screen.

This is ideal if you’re leaving your toddler to watch a cartoon on your laptop, for example– even if they decide to bash the keyboard or click the mouse, it won’t do any harm.

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Download ready-to-use Linux virtual machines from OSBoxes
April 25, 2016 – 08:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

OSBoxesVirtualBox is a great tool for trying out some new Linux distro, but you’ll usually have to spend a while finding a download and setting up your VM and operating system, first.

OSBoxes.org makes life easier by providing 40+ prebuilt VirtualBox (VDI) and VMware images for Android x86, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Linux Mint, Remix OS, Ubuntu and many more.

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