Tor Browser 6.0 released
May 31, 2016 – 06:08 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Tor ProjectThe Tor Browser team has announced the first stable release of Tor Browser 6.0.

This edition adds code-signing for OS X, which should allow Mac users to install Tor without any Gatekeeper hassles.

Read More »

Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator
May 31, 2016 – 03:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Image To PDFImage to PDF or XPS is a compact tool which imports multiple image formats, saving the results to PDF or XPS files.

Supported source formats include BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF, EMF, XPS, JPG, JP2 and J2K files.

Read More »

Tags: , , , ,
Calendar and Countdown: quick and easy task countdowns for Chrome
May 31, 2016 – 01:23 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Calendar & CountdownCalendar and Countdown is a free Chrome extension with some handy calendar and task management features.

Click C&C’s address bar icon and a full year calendar appears, along with week numbers and links to view different years.

Read More »

KOPLAYER is an Android emulator for Windows
May 30, 2016 – 03:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

KOPLAYERKOPLAYER is a free Android emulator which allows mobile gaming on your PC’s desktop.

It’s a bulky 300MB download – VirtualBox and an Android image, mostly – but installs easily enough, and within a minute or two your virtual Android device appears.

Read More »

Tags: , ,
Squeaky Mouse plays WAVs when you click mouse buttons
May 30, 2016 – 01:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Squeaky MouseSqueaky Mouse is a quirky Windows application which plays custom WAV files when you click specific mouse buttons.

This could be useful audio feedback for anyone who can’t clearly see the mouse, perhaps because they’re visually impaired, or they’re some distance away, perhaps watching an in-person software demonstration.

Read More »

Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock
May 29, 2016 – 03:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

GiliSoft USB LockNetworks, Internet, USB, wifi, Bluetooth, CD, DVD, Blu-ray– modern PCs make it easy to exchange files with the outside world.

Sounds great. Unless you’re running a business, perhaps managing several PCs, each packed with confidential files which you don’t want copied or shared without permission.

Read More »

Tags: , , ,
Cryptomator: free client-side encryption for your cloud files
May 29, 2016 – 02:44 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

CryptomatorKeeping your data in the cloud offers some protection against disaster, but also brings privacy issues: could anyone else access your files?

Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption to keep your data safe, and allows access on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (a $4.99 commercial app), and via Java (Android is “coming soon”).

Read More »

Tags: ,
Grover Podcast is a smart podcast manager for Windows 10
May 28, 2016 – 13:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Grover PodcastYou’re running Windows 10, enjoy browsing podcasts, but really don’t want to install the bulky iTunes?

Grover Podcast is a free, easy-to-use Windows 10 app which covers all the podcast basics – and more – and just might have everything you need.

Read More »

Take full control of your PC’s sleep modes with Stand-Bye!
May 27, 2016 – 14:16 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Stand-Bye!Stand-Bye! is a free tool which suspends your PC when it’s idle, saving energy and extending battery life.

This starts much like Windows, with a simple “activate standby after x minutes idle time” setting. Simple.

Read More »

Listary 5.0 is a massive update
May 27, 2016 – 04:15 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

ListaryThe powerful search tool/ launcher Listary has hit version 5.0 with a huge list of major new features.

You can now use Listary to run searches on your favourite websites, with the results opening in a new browser page.

Read More »

Cyberduck 5 brings back Google Drive support, tweaks Mac user interface
May 26, 2016 – 09:57 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

CyberDuck 5Swiss open-source cloud-storage browser Cyberduck 5.0 has been released for Mac and Windows. The tool provides a friendly front-end for browsing a variety of different cloud servers, including FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Space.

Version 5.0 sees the program get a minor facelift on the Mac platform, plus it adds support for two extra storage providers, including Google Drive, support for which had previously been dropped.

Read More »