Evernote for Android 6.0 unveils fresh new look, adds Web Clipper support
September 5, 2014 – 12:22 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Evernote for AndroidEvernote Corporation has released Evernote for Android 6.0, a major new version of its note-taking tool for a platform it says is its fastest-growing.

Version 6 unveils a major new redesign, adds support for the Evernote Web Clipper, allows users to create Quick Notes and promises improved navigation and handwriting support, plus a simpler, cleaner layout for its note-editing tool.

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Troubleshoot network problems with NetAdapter Repair All in One
September 5, 2014 – 07:56 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

If your network isn’t running smoothly then Windows provides a lengthy list of tools which might be able to help. Unfortunately you’ll need to find them, first, and they’re so scattered around – a console application here, a deeply nested Control Panel dialog there – that even experts might find that takes a while.

NetAdapter Repair All in One tries to simplify this by providing easy access to a stack of network details and functions from a single straightforward interface.

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Apple Store 3.0 debuts new universal app for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch, adds new Stores tab
September 5, 2014 – 06:58 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Apple Store iOSAhead of its latest iPhone event extravaganza, Apple has released a refreshed version of its store app for iOS with the release of Apple Store 3.0, which becomes a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

The universal app replaces the old iPad-only version, and means that iPad users outside the US can now access the Apple Store app on their device. Other changes include the ability to start shopping on one device, then finish on another. Also added is a new Stores tab providing local information based on the user’s current location.

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Web security scanner Netsparker tested in-depth
September 5, 2014 – 06:07 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Web security specialist and Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt has published a detailed review of the web security scanner Netsparker.

Hunt tested the application by pointing it at a test site with “about 50 serious security vulnerabilities” and checking exactly what it managed to uncover.

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Wise System Monitor tracks software, hardware and network traffic
September 4, 2014 – 10:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Popular PC tools developer Wise Cleaner has released a public beta of its latest utility, Wise System Monitor.

The new addition is a desktop gadget which tracks and displays CPU usage, upload and download speeds, RAM consumption, CPU temperature and more.

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VirtualXP Free lets you convert your old Windows XP PC into a virtual machine
September 4, 2014 – 08:05 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

VirtualXP FreeFarstone Technology has released VirtualXP Free 1.0, a free-for-personal-use tool that simplifies the task of converting a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 physical PC into a virtual machine.

The idea is that users hesitating about switching to a newer version of Windows can take their old system with them, ensuring all data, settings and programs continue to work going forward.

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Curly downloads files from the command line – and checks for malware
September 4, 2014 – 08:02 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

When you’re working at the Windows command line it might sometimes be useful to download a file, but the standard tools don’t make this particularly easy.

If you’re looking for something simpler then Curly could be ideal. It’s a console-based downloader, free, portable and amazingly small (under 28KB), yet somehow it still manages to squeeze in one or two surprising extras.

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EXIF ReGenerate fixes 100′s of image time stamps with a click
September 3, 2014 – 09:23 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Take a picture with a digital camera and it’ll normally be tagged with the date and time, often useful later when searching or organising your images.

If the camera clock is wrong, though, all your photos will have the wrong EXIF time stamp, and they’ll stay that way until someone notices.

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VMWare Fusion 7 promises OS X Yosemite support and optimisation, better connectivity with Windows 8.1
September 3, 2014 – 08:26 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

VMWare FusionVMware has launched VMWare Fusion 7.0, a major new version of its virtualisation software for Macs. Version 7 adds support for OS X Yosemite and improves compatibility with Windows 8.1 guests.

The new release also shows off a new look, designed to fit in with Yosemite on its launch, plus promises improved performance, better connectivity with peripherals and Retina display optimisations.

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Find out more about your favourite artists with Song Buddy
September 2, 2014 – 06:51 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Some music players are smart. Not only will they play your tracks, but they’ll try to tell you more about them, perhaps downloading and displaying the lyrics.

Windows Media Player and iTunes aren’t quite so clever, but that’s where Song Buddy comes in. This free app for Windows, iPhone, iPad and Mac detects the “now playing” artist and displays other releases, concerts, images, a biography, links and more.

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Opera 24 FINAL adds new tab preview, offers Hi-DPI support in Windows
September 2, 2014 – 06:43 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

opera_new-200x175Opera has released Opera 24 FINAL, a major new release of its web browser for Windows and Mac. It comes with three changes of note, two of which are restricted to Windows users only.

The headline new feature, which covers all platforms, sees Opera gain a new tab preview feature. By rolling the mouse over any non-active tab, users will – after a short pause – see a pop-up thumbnail of that tab’s current contents.

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