Inspect and optimise your Windows startup programs with StartEd Lite
April 10, 2017 – 06:57 | No Comment
Inspect and optimise your Windows startup programs with StartEd Lite

StartEd Lite is a free-for-personal-use Windows application for viewing, editing and optimising your startup programs.
It’s a familiar idea – we’ve probably used hundreds of programs which claim to do exactly the same thing – but …

Clean and optimise your PC with Black Bird Cleaner
April 6, 2017 – 05:58 | No Comment
Clean and optimise your PC with Black Bird Cleaner

Black Bird Cleaner is suite of PC cleanup and optimisation tools, available in a cut-down free version and a $24.95 Pro build.
The program requires installation, but takes up minimal hard drive space – barely 1MB …

Clean, secure and optimise your PC with Steganos Tuning PRO
February 3, 2017 – 13:23 | Comments Off on Clean, secure and optimise your PC with Steganos Tuning PRO
Clean, secure and optimise your PC with Steganos Tuning PRO

Steganos Tuning PRO is a PC maintenance suite for cleaning, optimising and securing your PC.
It’s a commercial product, and pricy at $49.95 for a year, although that does at least cover you for 3 devices.

Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG
January 16, 2017 – 05:53 | Comments Off on Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG
Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG

Steam Cleaner is a portable tool for removing junk game files left behind by Steam, Origin, Uplay and GoG.
The program is as simple as this kind of application can be. It’s a single executable, no …

System Ninja 3.1.6 adds Duplicate File Finder
January 2, 2017 – 12:29 | Comments Off on System Ninja 3.1.6 adds Duplicate File Finder
System Ninja 3.1.6 adds Duplicate File Finder

SingularLabs has updated its PC maintenance tool System Ninja to version 3.1.6.
New features include a Duplicate File Finder which can locate matches to a particular file or MD5 hash, as well as finding all duplicates …

Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release
November 23, 2016 – 10:28 | Comments Off on Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release
Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release

Bitsum Technologies has released a beta of CPUBalance, its intelligent tool for optimising PC responsiveness.
The program uses the same ProBalance technology as Process Lasso to monitor running processes, detect CPU hogs, and instantly adjust priorities …

SoftPerfect RAM Disk no longer free for personal use
November 6, 2016 – 12:27 | Comments Off on SoftPerfect RAM Disk no longer free for personal use
SoftPerfect RAM Disk no longer free for personal use

SoftPerfect has released SoftPerfect RAM Disk 4.0 with a major license change: the program is no longer free for home users.
After the 30-day trial is up, version 4.0 now requires a $29 license for home …

jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
October 27, 2016 – 06:40 | Comments Off on jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%

Jpeg-recompress is an unusual open-source tool which can cut JPEG file sizes by 50% or more.
The program works by intelligently selecting the lowest possible quality setting for your JPEG, which also has the minimum effect …

IObit Advanced SystemCare 10 recognises intruders with new FaceID
October 26, 2016 – 05:29 | Comments Off on IObit Advanced SystemCare 10 recognises intruders with new FaceID
IObit Advanced SystemCare 10 recognises intruders with new FaceID

IObit has released IObit Advanced SystemCare 10, its hugely comprehensive all-in-one PC optimisation suite.
Top of the new feature list is FaceID, a clever tool which uses facial recognition to identify unauthorised users of your system, …

CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
August 16, 2016 – 10:35 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.21 and CCleaner 5.21 Portable for Windows PCs. The app’s rate of development continues to slow, this release once again focussing on minor updates and improvements instead of introducing new …

CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
June 21, 2016 – 09:58 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.19 and CCleaner 5.19 Portable for Windows PCs. Once again, it’s a minor release, focussing on improvements, optimisations and some small bug fixes.
The new release has no new features or …