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DisplayFusion 9.1 released, tweaks multi-monitor display tool for Windows
November 17, 2017 – 11:39 | No Comment

Binary Fortress Software has released DisplayFusion 9.1, a minor update of its multi-monitor management tool for Windows. It follows a month on from the major release of version 9.0, which added a single new feature …

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Setup and access your own cloud service using Mountain Duck 2
November 16, 2017 – 11:28 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Tips | No Comment

mountainduck_200x175Backing up your data to the cloud makes sense. But using an existing service such as Dropbox is more complicated as these cloud services insist on mirroring your content across your devices.

The most obvious solution is to create your own cloud. This is easy to achieve through a service such as Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service). The Amazon S3 is a cost-effective virtual hard drive in the cloud. You are charged depending the amount of storage you use, the number of times you access your content and the location. It’s competitively priced, too. We backup our server content to Amazon S3 and our monthly bill rarely tops a Dollar.

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Dashlane 5 and 1Password 7 support Face ID. Which password manager will you choose?
November 3, 2017 – 10:41 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

dashlane-200x175Using more than one password is somewhat essential. Remembering all your passwords is a lot more tricky. Remembering them and keeping them safe is even tougher.

There are plenty of password managers out there, but which one do you choose. We’re big fans of 1Password, primarily due to the seamless cross-device synchronisation.

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Audacity 2.2.0 unveils new themed look along with other interface updates
November 3, 2017 – 06:49 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

audacity_200x175 Open-source sound recording, editing and mixing tool Audacity 2.2.0 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux, around two years after version 2.1.0 made its bow.

Version 2.2.0’s highlights include support for themes – with a choice of four provided, plus reorganisation of the program’s menus, additional help buttons and a major code overhaul.

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Foxit Reader 9.0 unveils single-key accelerators, plus improves search, commenting and accessibility tools
November 1, 2017 – 07:57 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Foxit Reader 8.0Foxit Software has released Foxit Reader 9.0, a major new version of its free PDF creation and reader tool for Windows PCs.

The new release focuses on improving the program’s accessibility with new single-key accelerators among other changes, but also adds a new single-column Reflow view and features notable updates to the program’s commenting features and search tools.

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The new Skype for Desktop 8 is here (whether you like it or not)
October 31, 2017 – 13:03 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

skype-200x175Keeping in touch with other users is essential for your business. We use Skype to keep in touch with contacts all over the world, from freelancers writers, through to key contacts.

With this in mind, all we want is a relatively simple tool that enables us to perform our business without distractions.

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Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic, for free
October 27, 2017 – 06:07 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Freebies, News | No Comment

pdm200x175Everyone will tell you that you really need to backup your data. It’s simply the easiest way to quickly recover your computer if you suffer from malware or even a ransomware attack.

Backing up your data also makes sense for testing new software. Make a system backup, test as required, then simply revert back to the previous state by restoring the backup.

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WinZip 22 includes image conversion, EXIF stripping and much more
October 26, 2017 – 05:46 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

WinZip 20WinZip International LLC has released WinZip 22, a major release of what is perhaps the world’s best-known archiving tool. Version 22 builds on changes introduced in version 21, primarily with speed and safety improvements.

WinZip 22 ships in three editions, Standard, Pro and Enterprise, aimed at corporate users. The majority of the new features are available in Standard and Pro. The primary difference between Pro and Standard are the backup features.

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O&O DiskImage Professional 12 promises to speed up file backups by up to 100%
October 25, 2017 – 10:59 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

diskimage-200x175O&O Software GMBH has launched O&O DiskImage Professional 12, the latest version of its Windows disk-imaging and file backup tool.

Version 12 focuses on improving its file-backup component, promising to complete backups in half the time of the previous release. It’s also updated for full compatibility with the newly released Windows 10 Fall Edition.

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New IObit Advanced SystemCare 11 includes a rebuilt performance monitor
October 25, 2017 – 05:48 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

Obit Advanced SystemCare 7There are a wide number of system optimisation tools on the market, many with varying degrees of success. There are few we’d care to recommend.

With this in mind, we were pleased to hear IObit has released IObit Advanced SystemCare 11, its hugely comprehensive all-in-one PC optimisation suite.

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Keep installed software up-to-date with Avira Software Updater
October 23, 2017 – 06:44 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

avira-updater-200x175Install software and it’s soon out-of-date. Developers release rapid updates when they find issues, often reported by end users.

Having the latest version can be important. Software can conflict and slow your PC, be compromised, wrongly report information and need to be updated to support the latest operating system patch. Unless you’re prepared to go through every single installed application, it’s tricky to keep on top of the available updates.

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WhatsApp rolling out Live Location Sharing
October 18, 2017 – 06:58 by Chris Wiles in News | No Comment

WhatsAppDesktop.200.175Your first thought is why you’d need to share your location with anyone. After further consideration, it makes so much sense.

Recently we were on a trip to Lisbon and one of team members got lost on the way to a meeting. Trying to describe our location and where were located wasn’t so straightforward. The easiest idea was to screengrab our location on Google Maps and send the grab via WhatsApp.

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