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FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build
February 21, 2018 – 06:55 | No Comment
FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build

Japanese developer PGN Inc has released FireAlpaca 2.0, a major new release of its free paint app for Windows and Mac users. The app is aimed at wannabe painters with a variety of drawing tools …

TunnelBear 3.2 improves and refines its VPN service, rebuilds VigilantBear component
February 14, 2018 – 06:31 | No Comment
TunnelBear 3.2 improves and refines its VPN service, rebuilds VigilantBear component

Canadian VPN provider TunnelBear Inc has released TunnelBear 3.2 for Windows. TunnelBear, also available on Mac, provides users with both free (500MB/month) and paid-for VPN plans.
Version 3.2 features a completely rebuilt VigilantBear component and comes …

Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks
February 7, 2018 – 07:15 | No Comment
Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks

Just one month after its previous update, Opera Software has unveiled Opera 51.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
There’s no let up in new features and improvements in Opera …

BurnAware 11.0 Free unveils ISO unpacker tool, HD audio support
February 2, 2018 – 06:59 | No Comment
BurnAware 11.0 Free unveils ISO unpacker tool, HD audio support

Burnaware Technologies has released BurnAware 11.0 Free, BurnAware 11.0 Premium and BurnAware 11.0 Professional, the latest builds of its free and paid-for disc burning products for Windows.
Version 11’s new headline feature is the addition of a …

LibreOffice 6.0 unveils OpenPGP support, ePUB filter and many more new features
January 31, 2018 – 08:19 | No Comment
LibreOffice 6.0 unveils OpenPGP support, ePUB filter and many more new features

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 6.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 6.0 32-bit, a major new release of its open-source office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux.
LibreOffice 6.0 adds a host of new and improved features, …

Firefox Quantum 58 builds on performance gains, improves screenshots tool
January 23, 2018 – 04:06 | No Comment
Firefox Quantum 58 builds on performance gains, improves screenshots tool

Mozilla is rolling out Firefox Quantum 58.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 58.0. It arrives over two months after the landmark release of Firefox Quantum 57.0.
The latest build focuses on performance and security, …

Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support
January 19, 2018 – 09:26 | No Comment
Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support

The Wine Project has released Wine 3.0 for Linux and Android. Wine provides Linux users with an emulated Windows API, allowing many Windows applications to be run from directly from the Linux desktop without the need …

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 | Comments Off on IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 widens security protection, including new Anti-Ransomware Engine
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 …