Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff
July 28, 2016 – 04:45 | Comments Off on Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff
Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff

We recently wrote about Microsoft Message Analyzer, and explained how it could be used to monitor and better understand your network and internet traffic.
It’s a hugely powerful tool, but also bulky and with an intimidating …

Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
July 21, 2016 – 05:14 | Comments Off on Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer

Microsoft Message Analyzer is an expert-oriented tool for capturing, displaying and analyzing network traffic, file activity, Windows Events and device activities on Windows 7 or later systems.
This data may be filtered and presented in grids, …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released
June 21, 2016 – 08:47 | Comments Off on Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released
Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released

Colasoft has shipped Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9, the latest build of its comprehensive network analyzer.
The new release brings Process View and Process Explorer tools, allowing users to quickly find and browse the network conversations …

Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery
June 15, 2016 – 04:04 | Comments Off on Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery
Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery

JDisc Discovery is an industrial-strength network scanning, inventory and reporting tool.
The program quickly checks your entire network (up to 25 devices with a free license), identifies hardware and devices, and collects details on hardware, software …

Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)
May 9, 2016 – 09:19 | Comments Off on Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)
Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)

Avira Phantom VPN is a fast virtual private network for Windows and Android.
Once running, the program encrypts all your internet traffic, keeping you safe even when using insecure wireless hotspots.

Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…
May 5, 2016 – 08:41 | Comments Off on Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…
Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…

Once upon a time, not so long ago, just about every PC optimization suite included a module to “speed up your internet connection”.
They’re not so common these days because Windows’ own settings generally give good …

How to change your MAC address in Windows 10
May 2, 2016 – 06:25 | Comments Off on How to change your MAC address in Windows 10
How to change your MAC address in Windows 10

Every network adapter has a MAC address, a unique value used to identify devices at the physical network layer.
Normally this address stays the same forever, which may allow networks to recognise and track you.

Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter
April 2, 2016 – 07:38 | Comments Off on Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter
Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter

NirSoft has released HostedNetworkStarter, a free tool which turns your wifi-enabled PC or laptop into a wireless hotspot.
There’s no installation required, no network drivers or anything else involved: the program is just a simple front …

Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard
March 15, 2016 – 05:12 | Comments Off on Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard
Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard

1Clipboard is a free tool which enables sharing your clipboard contents with other PCs or Macs.
The developer says that Android and iOS apps are “coming soon”.

How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out
February 27, 2016 – 08:04 | Comments Off on How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out
How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out

Just about every firewall claims to protect your personal data by checking for illicit web connections – but do they really work?
Atelier Web Firewall Tester (32-bit and 64-bit) is a once commercial, now free Windows …