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FBackup 7.0 adds Dropbox and CD/DVD support, Fast Mirror backup option
October 12, 2017 – 11:56 | No Comment
FBackup 7.0 adds Dropbox and CD/DVD support, Fast Mirror backup option

Softland has released FBackup 7.0 and Backup4all 7.0, major new versions of its free and paid-for Windows backup products.
Both programs, which offer file-based backup and extended functionality via plug-ins, add new cloud backup destinations, while …

AOMEI PE Builder Free 2.0 released, now supports Windows XP through to Windows 10
October 11, 2017 – 07:18 | No Comment
AOMEI PE Builder Free 2.0 released, now supports Windows XP through to Windows 10

Three years ago, AOMEI unveiled the first version of PE Builder. We were thrilled, because it provided a simple – yet flexible – way of creating the Windows equivalent of a “live” Linux CD, whereby …

Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall
October 6, 2017 – 10:45 | No Comment
Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall

Why does anyone need a third-party firewall when Windows offers one of its own? One huge plus for switching firewalls is to provide yourself with two-way protection: the Windows Firewall only monitors inbound traffic from …

Macrium Reflect Free 7.1 adds Hyper-V support, now licensed for commercial use
September 29, 2017 – 05:38 | No Comment
Macrium Reflect Free 7.1 adds Hyper-V support, now licensed for commercial use

Paramount Software (UK) Ltd has released Macrium Reflect Free Edition 7.1, a major new release of its disk imaging backup tool for Windows.
Macrium Reflect 7.1 adds three headline features: integrated viBoot2 providing instant virtualisation of …

Firefox 56 unveils improved preferences, paves the way for Firefox Quantum
September 28, 2017 – 05:20 | No Comment
Firefox 56 unveils improved preferences, paves the way for Firefox Quantum

Mozilla has released Firefox 56.0, with Firefox for Android 56.0 due imminently. Firefox 56’s chief highlight is the rollout of Firefox Screenshots to all users. The built-in tool for capturing, saving and sharing screenshots from …

Opera 48 unveils pop-up search and conversion tools, Snapshot screen-capture utility
September 27, 2017 – 04:55 | No Comment
Opera 48 unveils pop-up search and conversion tools, Snapshot screen-capture utility

Opera Software has unveiled Opera 48.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. After the last feature-light release, version 48 adds a number of interesting new features as well as improvements.
Chief among these is a new pop-up …

O&O Defrag Professional 21 adds O&O DiskStat 3, streamlines performance and improves cleaning
September 19, 2017 – 08:31 | No Comment
O&O Defrag Professional 21 adds O&O DiskStat 3, streamlines performance and improves cleaning

O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O Defrag Professional 21.0, a major new build of its renowned Windows drive defragmentation and optimisation tool.
Version 21’s headline new feature is that it includes a free version of O&O …

Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7
September 15, 2017 – 12:07 | No Comment
Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7

When it comes to protecting yourself online – particularly when surfing through insecure public connections – then nothing beats a good old VPN. Virtual Private Networks create encrypted tunnels in which you can surf the …

Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature
September 12, 2017 – 11:51 | No Comment
Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature

Non-profit organisation The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.79, an update to its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool. The new build further improves its Cycles Rendering feature, bringing feature parity with NVIDIA CUDA and improved …

Mountain Duck 2.0 adds support for client-side encryption of cloud storage
September 7, 2017 – 11:44 | No Comment
Mountain Duck 2.0 adds support for client-side encryption of cloud storage

Bern software developer iterate GmbH has released Mountain Duck 2.0 for Windows and Mac. Mountain Duck is designed to make it easy for users to mount server and cloud storage through File Explorer and Finder.
Version …

Thwart ransomware and protect your data with our O&O Disk Image 10.5 Downloadcrew Giveaway, worth $49.95
September 1, 2017 – 05:21 | No Comment
Thwart ransomware and protect your data with our O&O Disk Image 10.5 Downloadcrew Giveaway, worth $49.95

Everybody needs a backup – with ransomware added to the list of threats to your data, now is the perfect time to take full advantage of our latest Downloadcrew giveaway: a full copy of O&O …