120 Sports brings free sports programming to Android
July 15, 2014 – 04:44 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Sports programming network 120 Sports has announced that its free app is now available in the Google Play store.

Already available for iOS, the (US-only) 120 Sports app what the company calls “hosted programming delivering timely narratives of the stories across every sport, featuring breaking news, video highlights and live look-ins, all integrated with social conversation, expert analysis and a new production style focused on the digital generation.”

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Windows 8 UX Pack and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.0 debut further fixes and refinements
July 14, 2014 – 13:14 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Transformation UX Pack 9.0WindowsX has released Windows 8 UX Pack 9.0 and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.0, new builds for its Windows skinning tools.

Each tool allows users to emulate the newer Windows 8.1 user interface on PCs running older versions of Windows – the UX Pack works with Windows 7 or later, the Transformation Pack works with Vista and XP also.

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Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 released, extends cloud storage support
July 14, 2014 – 11:19 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Ashampoo has unveiled Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 for Windows, a major update for its comprehensive photo management, editing and sharing tool.

Smarter access to cloud services means the program now offers 1-click copy/ move operations to Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

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Paint.NET 4.0.1 resolves major issues, tweaks performance
July 14, 2014 – 09:34 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Paint.NET 4.0dotPDN LLC has released Paint.NET 4.0.1, a minor – but important – update to the recently released Paint.NET 4.0. Version 4.0.1 is primarily a major bug fix release, but does include some performance optimisations too.

Existing users will be prompted to update the software when launching it, or can manually check via the Settings > Updates > Check Now menu. Alternatively, simply download the latest version and install it over the top of the existing build.

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Source: Paint.NET blog
Screenhero: screen sharing with two mouse cursors
July 14, 2014 – 07:20 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Screen sharing tools are great when you need to show someone else what’s happening on your own computer. You connect, do whatever you like, and your contact can follow every step.

If the remote user wants to make use of the other computer, however, it’s often more difficult. There’s still only one mouse cursor, so you’ll need to negotiate who can use it at any one time – not exactly convenient.

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Dropbox 2.10 FINAL kick-starts large file syncs
July 12, 2014 – 15:32 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Cloud backup provider Dropbox has released a new stable build for desktop with the launch of Dropbox 2.10.1 FINAL for Windows and Mac.

The highlight is the introduction of streaming sync. Large files now start to be synced with your clients while they’re still being uploaded, keeping any initial delays to an absolute minimum and notably improving performance.

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View all your Firefox tabs at once with Tile Tabs
July 12, 2014 – 07:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Firefox’s tabs are normally an easy and convenient way to work online, neatly organising your open sites into separate, isolated views.

There may still be times when you need to view two or more tabs at the same time, though – and that’s where Tile Tabs can help, instantly organising your chosen Firefox tabs into a single tiled window.

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Numculator is a fast and configurable desktop calculator
July 11, 2014 – 10:21 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

It used to be very basic, but Windows 7 saw Calculator evolve into a capable tool, with the addition of statistics, programmer, unit conversion and date calculation modes, amongst others.

The Calculator interface isn’t always the easiest to navigate, though, and if you’re more interested in speed and convenience then you might prefer Numculator.

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iTranslate for Mac 1.0 translates words, sentences and phrases from your Mac’s menu bar.
July 11, 2014 – 06:03 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

iTranslate for MacSonicoMobile has launched iTranslate for Mac 1.0, a new addition to its stable of translation tools that includes iOS and Windows 8.

iTranslate allows users to quickly and easily translate words, sentences and phrases between 80 different languages, offering both written and spoken translations for text entered.

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iTunes 11.3 delivers new iTunes Extras for HD movies on Mac and Apple TV
July 10, 2014 – 13:33 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

iTunes 11.3Apple has rolled out iTunes 11.3, the latest update to its popular media tool for Mac and Windows. Version 11.3, which is also available as a separate 64-bit build for Windows, extends its iTunes Extras feature to HD movies.

iTunes Extras include additional featurettes – some of which may be interactive – to accompany movies, such as behind-the-scenes documentaries, director’s commentary and high-resolution image galleries.

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Send emails from the command line with ShellSend 2.0
July 10, 2014 – 10:14 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Binary Fortress Software has announced the release of ShellSend 2.0, the latest edition of its free tool for sending emails from the command line.

The new build adds an extra parameter which specifies the email body text, rather than pointing the program at a separate text file.

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