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Check for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0
January 11, 2018 – 09:09 | No Comment
Check for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0

Ashampoo has released Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0, a free user-friendly tool for checking if a computer’s processor is one of those affected by the recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
The end of 2017 …

Paint.NET 4.0.20 unveils Dark Theme support in Windows 10, implements High DPI improvements
January 10, 2018 – 06:45 | No Comment
Paint.NET 4.0.20 unveils Dark Theme support in Windows 10, implements High DPI improvements

dotPDN LLC has unveiled Paint.NET 4.0.20, the latest version of its popular – and powerful – free image editor for Windows PCs.
Version 4.0.20 introduces Dark Theme support, so the app interface switches to match Windows’ …

Opera 50 unveils a host of new and improved features, including anti-bitcoin mining protection
January 4, 2018 – 05:36 | No Comment
Opera 50 unveils a host of new and improved features, including anti-bitcoin mining protection

Opera Software has released Opera 50.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
As befitting such a landmark release, Opera 50 is packed full of new features. Chief among these is …

IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 widens security protection, including new Anti-Ransomware Engine
December 21, 2017 – 05:44 | No Comment
IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 widens security protection, including new Anti-Ransomware Engine

Christmas must be just around the corner – IObit has unveiled Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11, a major new release of its flagship system security and optimisation product for Windows. It arrives around 12 months to …

GlassWire 2.0 unveils major redesign, adds more network monitoring and protection tools
December 14, 2017 – 07:39 | No Comment
GlassWire 2.0 unveils major redesign, adds more network monitoring and protection tools

SecureMix LLC has released GlassWire 2.0.78, a major update of its security network monitoring and Windows Firewall control tool.
The app, which comes in free and paid-for versions, unveils new features including support for firewall profiles …

Ghostery 8.0 introduces behavioural protection against trackers and intrusive ads
December 6, 2017 – 10:08 | No Comment
Ghostery 8.0 introduces behavioural protection against trackers and intrusive ads

Cliqz has released Ghostery 8.0 for Chrome, as well as updates for Firefox and Opera users. The extension provides protection against tracking technologies and intrusive ads to boost browser privacy.
Version 8.0 implements a new heuristic …

Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview – stay in sync with your PC
December 1, 2017 – 13:40 | No Comment
Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview – stay in sync with your PC

Microsoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0.
Both browsers are targeted at Windows users who have Edge …

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard 6.6 adds support for exFAT, improves bootable media support
November 23, 2017 – 07:53 | No Comment
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard 6.6 adds support for exFAT, improves bootable media support

Everyone needs a partition management tool. Windows ships with its own limited tool, accessible under Disk Management, but it’s restricted in a number of key areas, not least its inability to move files to help …

Scrivener 3.0 unveils major UI update and improvements alongside new features
November 21, 2017 – 05:01 | No Comment
Scrivener 3.0 unveils major UI update and improvements alongside new features

Literature and Latte has released Scrivener 3.0 for OS X, a major new version of its writer-centric tool. The app combines traditional word-processing features with project management and organisation tools to provide a one-stop shop …

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

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 …

Firefox 57 unveils new speedy Quantum browsing engine, revamps user interface
November 13, 2017 – 09:47 | Comments Off on Firefox 57 unveils new speedy Quantum browsing engine, revamps user interface
Firefox 57 unveils new speedy Quantum browsing engine, revamps user interface

Mozilla has placed Firefox 57.0 on its servers for download, ahead of its official release tomorrow. Also due imminently is Firefox for Android 57.0. The new release sees the debut of Mozilla’s next-generation browsing engine, …