View Chrome, Firefox, Edge log-ons with SterJo Browser Passwords
January 25, 2017 – 08:31 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SterJo Browser PasswordsFreeware developer SterJo Software has released SterJo Browser Passwords, a simple tool which finds and displays passwords stored locally by Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Opera.

There’s no configuration required. Simply launch the program and your logins are displayed with details including the browser, URL, user name and password.

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Analyze active network connections with Process Network Monitor
January 24, 2017 – 13:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Process Network MonitorProcess Network Monitor is a free tool which highlights the network activity of the processes running on your PC.

The program opens with a table telling you more about any running process which has a network connection open: process name, description and file details, PID, session ID, TCP count, UDP count and the total number of connections.

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RawTherapee 5 ramps up its RAW processing power
January 24, 2017 – 08:26 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

RawTherapeeOpen-source raw image processor RawTherapee has hit version 5.0, its first major release in more than two years, with some important new features and functionality.

The Wavelets tool provides a smart way to perform some action – sharpen, denoise, colorise – on one detail level, without affecting other levels. This could allow reducing noise in one part of an image, while sharpening other areas.

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GameRoom is an all-in-one game launcher for Windows
January 24, 2017 – 05:37 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

GameRoomGameRoom is a Java-based game manager and launcher with support for Steam, Origin, UPlay, GOG and Battle.net.

The program finds and imports your existing games automatically, no setup or folder selections required, then downloads and displays their cover art.

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Firefox 51 delivers a mix of security, performance and reliability tweaks, implements FLAC audio support
January 23, 2017 – 06:27 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

FirefoxMozilla has released Firefox 51.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 51.0 due imminently. There are no standout features in this release – the closest thing to a headline addition is the inclusion of FLAC support.

Elsewhere, Firefox 41 focuses on tweaks and enhancements that add up to a reasonable update. These include improved performance via the new e10s multi-process system, security warnings when logging into insecure sites, and more reliable syncing of bookmarks.

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How to set the Windows 10 lock screen photo as your wallpaper
January 21, 2017 – 09:11 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

lsr.200.175The Windows 10 Lock Screen offers an ever-changing display of top quality photos, but if you decide you like one in particular, there’s no easy way to keep it around.

Lock Screen Reflection is a tiny Windows 10 tool which can help fix this by automatically setting the current lock screen image as your desktop wallpaper.

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Bypass annoying “Error 404” web pages with WayBack Machine for Chrome
January 20, 2017 – 08:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

WayBack MachineYou’re busy online, browsing your way through some old web site, when you find a critical link, click it, and: Error 404 – Not Found. Annoying, isn’t it?

WayBack Machine is a free Chrome extension which detects HTTP 404 and other “missing page” error codes, checks to see if an archived copy is available at the WayBack machine and offers you a “click here to see the archived version” link.

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MComix is an easy-to-use cross-platform comic viewer
January 19, 2017 – 05:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

MComixMComix is a configurable, cross-platform comic and image viewer.

The open-source program is a fork of the old Comix project, and has been under development since 2010.

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Acronis True Image Next Generation brings anti-ransomware, blockchain-based features
January 18, 2017 – 12:52 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Acronis Acronis has unveiled Acronis True Image Next Generation, a new premium subscription option for Acronis True Image 2017.

The product debuts Acronis Active Protection on the Windows edition. It’s a real-time behavioural monitoring system which looks for ransomware-like activity on your PC, detecting and blocking any attempted file encryption.

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Create stylish product mockups with Mockuuups Studio
January 18, 2017 – 06:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Mockuuups StudioMockuuups Studio is a simple tool which makes it easy to create professional product mockups.

These are photos where your design appears on a phone, tablet, watch or other device, sometimes as it’s apparently being used.

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Evernote for iOS 8.0 ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool
January 18, 2017 – 04:37 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Evernote for Windows 6If this were a TV show or movie franchise it would be a reboot. After a period of behind-the-scenes consolidation and soul-searching, Evernote Corporation has signalled a new approach to its note-taking tool with the release of Evernote for iOS 8.0.

Version 8.0 sees the cluttered green interface of yesteryear banished, replaced by a more minimalist design as Evernote attempts to reposition its note-taking app with speed and user-friendliness at its core.

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