DupeKill is a speedy duplicate file finder
December 28, 2016 – 06:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

DupeKillDupeKill is a simple and fast duplicate file finder for Windows.

The program manages to make NirSoft apps look bloated, thanks to a tiny 62.3KB download which unpacks to a single executable.

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Rearrange and print PDFs with Pdf Booklet
December 27, 2016 – 06:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Pdf BookletPdf Booklet is a free tool for reorganising and rearranging the pages of a PDF file.

You could use the program to create a simple booklet. In a click or two it’ll shrink and rotate pages, then place two on each paper page, ready for assembling and stapling in the middle.

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Show your Christmas photos with Endless Slideshow Screensaver
December 26, 2016 – 08:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Endless Slideshow ScreensaverThe standard Windows “Photos” screensaver is a quick and easy way to create random slideshows of your own images, but it’s also very basic, with the bare minimum of features.

Endless Slideshow Screensaver uses the same core idea, but takes it much further, automatically building spectacular photo slideshows whenever it kicks in.

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HandBrake 1.0.0 released
December 25, 2016 – 17:11 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

HandbrakeVeteran video transcoder HandBrake has finally hit version 1.0.0, more than 13 years after development began.

The most obvious change is in the pile of new presets. Whether you’re after a quick general-purpose option (HQ 720p30 Surround) or something more device-specific (now including Chromecast, Fire TV and Roku), it’s only a click away.

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PhotoDonut is a very versatile image processor
December 23, 2016 – 15:22 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

PhotoDonutPhotoDonut is a powerful cross-platform photo processor which provides a host of interesting ways to enhance and improve your images.

You could use the program as a quick way to enhance any photo. Open the picture, choose a lighting or colour effect from options like “Gold Sun” or “Columbian Parrot”, and save the result as a JPG, PNG, TIF, PSD and more.

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Five powerful Windows command-line tricks
December 23, 2016 – 12:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

nuePanelI’ve updated my Control Panel alternative nuePanel with five powerful new troubleshooting commands covering file monitoring, disk checking, DNS servers, filter drivers and keyboard testing.

You don’t have to download the program to try them out, though– they all make use of regular Windows commands you can include in your own scripts.

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Comodo Antivirus, Firewall and Internet Security 10 released
December 22, 2016 – 12:32 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

COMODO Internet SecurityComodo Group has released Comodo Internet Security 10, Comodo Antivirus 10 and Comodo Firewall 10.

Internet Security 10 Free now includes Comodo’s Secure Shopping, an isolated virtual environment which prevents malware intercepting any of your online transactions.

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Back up, restore or migrate an Oculus Rift install with AOMEI vrBackupper
December 21, 2016 – 11:25 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

vrBackupperOculus Rift may be a powerful and well-designed VR system, but its file and application management abilities aren’t so smart. Early versions would only install on your system drive, games and apps are always installed to a library in the same location, and if you uninstall Oculus then all your software disappears as well.

AOMEI vrBackupper is a 64-bit Windows 10 program which can back up, restore or migrate your Oculus Rift installation or just your installed games and applications.

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IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 10 strengthens protection, tweaks optimization tools
December 21, 2016 – 09:39 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

advanced-systemcare-10-logoIObit has released Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 10, a major new release of its flagship system security and optimisation product for Windows. The new release centres around offering a larger anti-virus database through the integration of a new BitDefender antivirus engine.

Elsewhere, the application includes a number of new features already introduced when its little brother, IObit Advanced SystemCare Free, was updated in October. These include a new FaceID feature and component for managing start-up items.

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IrfanView 4.44 released
December 21, 2016 – 09:12 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

IrfanViewThe superb freeware image viewer IrfanView has hit version 4.44 with a pile of tweaks and additions.

A much-improved histogram is now modeless, and offers curves, RGB and other viewing selections.

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RansomFree keeps your PC safe from ransomware
December 20, 2016 – 07:12 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

RansomFreeCybereason has released RansomFree, a free anti-ransomware tool for Windows.

The program uses behaviour monitoring to watch your system for ransomware-like actions, detecting and suspending any malicious process once encryption starts.

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