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Acronis True Image 2018 includes anti-ransomware protection
August 22, 2017 – 12:02 | No Comment

Backing up your files is essential, especially with the rise of ransomware. No business user can afford to be without their important data, even if some are securely stored in the cloud. By backing up …

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Giveaway: Auslogics File Recovery 7, worth $29.95
August 11, 2017 – 05:46 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Freebies, News | No Comment

file-recovery-boxshotGive your computer a spring clean by removing a tonne of files you’ve stored for years. You then realise a few weeks later that you accidentally deleted important documents or old photos and there’s no quick and obvious way of retrieving them.

The solution is a dedicated file recovery application and there are few better than Auslogics File Recovery 7 and we’re offering you the full version, worth $29.95, across this weekend. It’s always worth having a file recovery program within your suite of system tools.

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Uber adds app messaging between driver and rider
August 10, 2017 – 10:44 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

uber-200x175If you’re anything like us, you land after a long plane journey, slightly shattered and attempting to adjust to your new time zone then once you’ve finally left passport control and picked up your bags, you simply want to grab a taxi and get to your hotel as quickly as possible.

To achieve this, many of choose to book an Uber. When the process works smoothly, everything is fine. But, sadly, Uber drivers aren’t always offered the same privileges as regular taxi’s, so you have to somehow navigate your way to a pickup location. To do this, a phone call from the driver is often required.

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EaseUS Partition Master 12.5 Free should be your choice disk management tool
August 10, 2017 – 07:05 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Tips | No Comment

EaseUS Partition Manager Buy a new computer and you’ll often find it ships with one big partition, which can be inconvenient. We usually allocate space on a drive to our music collection, documents and other important files. By partitioning one large hard drive in to separate drives, it makes it easy to manage, backup and migrate content.

You can perform basic partitioning tasks within Windows, such as creating, resizing or assigning a new drive label. However, we’d always recommend a complete partitioning toolkit and there’s few better than EaseUS Partition Master 12.5 Free.

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TripIt Pro is the ideal app to relieve you of your airport stress
August 10, 2017 – 05:50 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, News | No Comment

tripit-200x175Navigating through any airport is stressful. Once you’ve queued for check-in, passed through security and trawled duty free, most people would locate the lounge for a couple of drinks. Problem is, it’s very easy to get lost in the moment and realise you’ve got to find your gate. That gate could be far further than you imagined and may even require a shuttle train to get you there in time. And that’s if you can find it at all!

The answer to this conundrum and much more is in the latest update of the TripIt app, released today. The paid-for premium TripIt Pro, now lets travellers see how far they have to walk between two specific points in an airport and also gives step-by-step walking directions for the shortest route between the two points in the airport you’ve specified.

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Opera 47 (finally) adds bookmarks export, smoother video playback
August 9, 2017 – 06:28 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

OperaOpera Software has unveiled Opera 47.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a fast turnaround from Opera 46, taking less than the usual six-week development cycle to go from alpha to final release.

As a result, the new release is light on major features, but does boast a number of improvements, including smoother video and exportable bookmarks. It also updates the underlying Chromium engine to version 60.

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Paragon Software release Hard Disk Manager 16 Preview for free
August 8, 2017 – 05:23 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Freebies, News | No Comment

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16We used to be a huge Paragon Software supporter, met them a few times in London to discuss strategies, but in the past couple of years they’ve almost completely disappeared under the radar, despite having a fantastic range of products across their portfolio. Whilst Acronis and our friends at O&O Software have powered forward, Paragon appears to have take a step back.

Whether this is because they are focussing on their core market, Germany, or they moved in to the corporate market, it’s unclear. Either way, we’d still recommend their products and and wrote about the updated Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 Free the other week.

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Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty
August 7, 2017 – 08:35 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

FirefoxMozilla has unveiled one of the biggest updates to Firefox yet with its release of Firefox 55.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Firefox for Android 55.0 is also due imminently.

Firefox 55’s many highlights include instant restoration of browsing sessions with a large number of tabs, the ability to reposition the sidebar and a feature for grabbing screenshots of web pages direct from the browser itself.

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Giveaway: Advanced SystemCare 10.5 PRO worth $19.95 for everyone
August 4, 2017 – 05:41 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Freebies, News | No Comment

giveaway-200x175As Summer continues relentlessly, why not escape the sun and spent some time optimising your PC? From today, 4 August 2017, you’ll be able to do just that thanks to our 48-hour Downloadcrew Giveaway, which is for a year’s license for Advanced SystemCare 10.5 PRO, worth $19.95.

This package contains an entire library of essential tools to help you clean up, optimise, maintain and secure your PC.

The fantastic thing about this giveaway is that it’s for the current version of Advanced SystemCare 10.5 PRO, so it offers full support for Windows 10 with Creator’s Update, including the ability to clean up after the Edge browser. It’ll even help you tighten those lax privacy settings set by Microsoft.

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Recover from ransomware with Paragon’s Backup & Recovery 16 Free
August 3, 2017 – 12:08 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

Paragon Backup & RecoveryHow often do you hear “it won’t happen to me”, which is the primary reason many of us do not bother to backup our data. Sure, like us you can store some of your most important files in the cloud, but that has storage limitations and none of us wants to spend time trying to salvage our computer when we’re pressed for time.

The rise of ransomware means your computer is vulnerable, even if you have the latest security software. Once your files are encrypted, short of paying the ransom, there’s little else you can do.

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Send money via PayPal from Skype (but would you want to?)
August 2, 2017 – 11:33 by Chris Wiles in News | No Comment

Skype for AndroidWe use Skype through our working day, to keep in touch with the various people who write, develop and produce content for us. It’s really easy to see when someone is online, drop them a quick message when they aren’t around and they’ll pick it up when they are back.

But, Microsoft is aware that Skype is losing its popularity, particularly with the younger generation who have moved across to WhatsApp. With that in mind, recent Skype improvements are aimed at the younger consumer, with a new glossy design which seems to mimic Snapchat. Not ideal if you use Skype for business.

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Kaspersky (partly) launch their 2018 security products
August 2, 2017 – 05:56 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

KasperskyEvery year, with a rather confusing release schedule, Kaspersky’s global office will launch and announce their current range, but only in a select number of territories.

As an example, Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 and Total Security 2018 are available in the United States, Australia, Malaysia, but not in the United Kingdom, Europe and most other countries. The launch for the rest of the world will happen in early September when the products are fully localised.

All is not lost though. If you want to download the 2018 edition, earlier than the official launch in your territory, the US English version is available for everyone, right now.

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