Kaspersky releases free lightweight antivirus
July 26, 2017 – 07:26 | No Comment
Kaspersky releases free lightweight antivirus

Kaspersky isn’t happy with Microsoft. After launching three antitrust claims against the company, citing that it disables third-party security software within Windows 10,¬†confusing users and defaulting them to Windows Defender, Kaspersky has announced and launched …

Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta
June 28, 2017 – 09:03 | No Comment
Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta

MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta is a versatile tool for creating and managing backup images of all your storage devices.
The program supports full, incremental and differential backups of both local drives and other systems on your network.

Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager
April 21, 2017 – 09:01 | Comments Off on Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager
Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager

Windows makes it easy to place shortcuts in any folder, except of course system folders like Control Panel or My Computer (aka This PC), where for some reason none of the usual rules apply.
My Computer …

Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
March 26, 2017 – 02:15 | Comments Off on Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark

JustPark is a smart app which helps you find your perfect parking space from more than 200,000 in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.
Give the app a location and it’ll display available spaces on a map, …

mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player
March 14, 2017 – 10:31 | Comments Off on mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player
mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player

While most PC media players are identikit clones which bring nothing new to the playback, mrViewer is a rare exception. A program that has the courage to do things differently. Very differently…
This starts less than …

LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
February 1, 2017 – 09:27 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.3 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.3 32-bit. Despite the point update, LibreOffice 5.3 is billed as “one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the office suite”, and …

Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
November 19, 2016 – 11:09 | Comments Off on Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker

Shutdownblocker is a simple tool which intercepts and blocks shutdown, restart, logoff and related commands.
The program offers some protection from user mistakes or poorly designed software which forces a restart, as well as preventing forced …

Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN
November 16, 2016 – 09:45 | Comments Off on Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN
Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN

Connecting to a virtual private network can shield your IP, maintain your privacy on insecure wireless hotspots and perhaps help you access websites you couldn’t reach normally.
VPN’s usually require paying a chunky subscription fee, but …

ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep
September 28, 2016 – 08:33 | Comments Off on ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep
ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep

Once you’re used to the power of grep, regular Windows text-searching tools can seem a little, well, basic.
Fortunately there some quality alternatives around, and ripgrep is an excellent open-source project with builds available for Windows, …

LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
August 3, 2016 – 07:25 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar

The 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 …

LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times
February 10, 2016 – 09:29 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times
LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.1 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.1 32-bit. It comes just under six months after version 5.0 debuted back in August yet unveils some major changes to the user interface as …