Two ways to batch-correct file Created and Modified times
August 6, 2016 – 06:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

File Date CorrectorIt’s often useful to know when a file was created or modified, but as it’s copied, moved, processed, maybe imported from one PC to another, there’s a chance this vital information may be lost.

Even worse, Windows has no standard way to fix this situation. You can view your file dates and times, but there’s no easy way to modify them.

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Revo Uninstaller Free 2.0 gets full 64-bit support
August 5, 2016 – 04:58 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Revo Uninstaller 2.0Powerful PC cleanup tool Revo Uninstaller Free has been updated to version 2.0 with full 64-bit support.

Launch the program and you’re now able to view all your installed programs, both 32 or 64-bit, run their standard uninstallers and clear up any remnants afterwards.

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Open huge text files instantly with LogViewer
August 5, 2016 – 02:50 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

LogViewerYou’re trying to troubleshoot some PC issue, the answer could be in a log file, so you open it using Notepad… And often wait, and wait, and wait, because the program takes so very long to parse larger files.

As an example, we pointed Notepad at a relatively small 46MB log file, and even this took 23 seconds to appear.

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SavePictureAs saves web images with a keypress
August 3, 2016 – 14:15 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

SavePictureAsIf you’re looking for an easier way to save images from web pages then you’ll probably start by looking for a browser extension, but there may be a better way.

The open-source SavePictureAs has been speeding up the image-saving process for years, but it’s not restricted to a specific browser– it works with almost all of them.

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Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
August 3, 2016 – 10:00 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Windows 10 Media Creation ToolMicrosoft has finally begun rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the masses. It’s a major update which makes a smarter Cortana available on the lock screen, brings Calendar integration to the taskbar, a native Bash command line, better Smart Menu and Task View, new Dark theme, and more.

Your PC might have offered to install the update already, but there’s no need to wait– you can also start the process yourself.

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LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
August 3, 2016 – 07:25 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

LibreOffice 5The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.2 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.2 32-bit. It arrives on time, six months after the last major release in the 5.x branch.

Like the previous two major releases, LibreOffice 5.2 contains numerous user-centric changes and updates, continuing to refine the GUI while introducing significant new features.

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Adblock Plus now available for Microsoft Edge
August 2, 2016 – 14:27 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Adblock PlusThe Windows 10 Anniversary Update starts its official rollout today, bringing a host of major new features to the masses– including extension support for Microsoft Edge.

Sure, there’s not a lot to choose from just yet, but installing the beta of Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge is a good way to start.

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Create PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI eBooks with AsciidocFX
August 2, 2016 – 09:37 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

AsciidocFXAsciidocFX is a cross-platform open-source markup editor for building PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI ebooks, documents, slides and more.

It’s not the easiest package to use, but could still have a lot of appeal for anyone creating academic, technical or scientific documents.

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Firefox 48 FINAL improves download protection as part of wider security crackdown
August 1, 2016 – 18:13 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

FirefoxMozilla has unveiled Firefox 48 FINAL for desktop. After the relatively minor releases of late, Firefox 48 contains a number of notable new features, both visible and behind the scenes, to excite users.

There’s improved protection against potentially malicious downloads, the requirement for add-ons to be both verified and signed by Mozilla before they will load, and a number of WebRTC enhancements – and that’s just for starters.

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HDD Guardian 0.7.0 adds new hard drive failure warnings
August 1, 2016 – 05:43 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

HDDGuardian200-175Open source hard drive monitor and smartctl front-end HDD Guardian has been updated to version 0.7.0 with some welcome new features.

The program detects even more drives, but if they’re still not found it’s now possible to add them manually.

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Kaspersky 2017 brings VPN, better adware blocking/ removal
August 1, 2016 – 03:50 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

KasperskyKaspersky Labs has release Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017, Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 and Kaspersky Total Security 2017 in the US and Canada (other territories will follow at the end of August, but everyone can download the trials now).

New features include “Secure Connection”, a virtual private network which automatically kicks in to protect you when using wifi hotspots, web banking sites and more.

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