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Opera launches (another) mobile app – Opera Touch 1.0 links in with Opera desktop browser
April 25, 2018 – 07:22 | No Comment
Opera launches (another) mobile app – Opera Touch 1.0 links in with Opera desktop browser

Opera Software has launched Opera Touch 1.0 a mobile app for Android (with iOS due to follow shortly). It joins existing mobile apps Opera and Opera Mini.
The new app is designed to work in tandem …

Mailstore Home 11.0 offers more robust protection for your email, speeds up archive searches
April 19, 2018 – 10:58 | No Comment
Mailstore Home 11.0 offers more robust protection for your email, speeds up archive searches

German email back-up company MailStore Software GmbH has released MailStore Home 11.0 for PCs running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. The tool makes it easy to create archives and backups of POP3, IMAP and internet …

Handbrake 1.1.0 revamps user interface, adds Vimeo, YouTube and 4K presets
April 9, 2018 – 11:36 | No Comment
Handbrake 1.1.0 revamps user interface, adds Vimeo, YouTube and 4K presets

Popular cross-platform, open-source video transcoder Handbrake 1.1.0 has been released, and despite the version number increment is actually a major update. Handbrake allows users to convert video from a wide variety of formats – including …

1Password 7 Beta for Mac and Windows reveal major facelift, lots of new and improved features
April 4, 2018 – 07:18 | No Comment
1Password 7 Beta for Mac and Windows reveal major facelift, lots of new and improved features

AgileBits has released beta versions of its upcoming 1Password 7.0 Beta for Mac and 1Password 7.0 Beta for Windows clients. 1Password offers secure form-filling and password management tools and is also available on iOS and …

Universal Media Server 7.0.0 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance
March 27, 2018 – 11:52 | No Comment
Universal Media Server 7.0.0 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance

The Universal Media Server Project has released Universal Media Server 7.0.0, a major new release of its open-source, cross-platform media server for Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
The server, which works with a wide range of …

Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection
March 22, 2018 – 07:27 | No Comment
Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection

Opera Software has released Opera 52.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The main highlight in this new release is the unveiling of a faster ad-blocker tool. In addition, users …

Google Web Designer 3.0 makes HTML 5 web content easy to build across multiple devices and platforms
March 15, 2018 – 08:22 | No Comment
Google Web Designer 3.0 makes HTML 5 web content easy to build across multiple devices and platforms

Google has released Google Web Designer 3.0 Beta, its HTML5 content-producing tool for Windows, Mac and Linux. Although targeted primarily at advertisers, the tool can be adapted for other content too, and also supports JavaScript, …

Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests
March 13, 2018 – 05:44 | No Comment
Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests

Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum 59.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 59.0 rolling out imminently.
The new version continues to refine performance with the promise of faster page-loading times, while the Home page gains …

PDF Shaper 8.2 improves text detection and extraction, supports system fonts and more
March 9, 2018 – 07:09 | No Comment
PDF Shaper 8.2 improves text detection and extraction, supports system fonts and more

Burnaware Technologies has released PDF Shaper Free 8.2, a major update to its freeware PDF toolkit for Windows users. PDF Shaper provides a series of tools for managing and optimising PDF files, and is also …

BleachBit 2.0 adds drag-and-drop file shredding to open-source disk cleaning tool
February 28, 2018 – 10:27 | No Comment
BleachBit 2.0 adds drag-and-drop file shredding to open-source disk cleaning tool

Open-source cleaning tool BleachBit 2.0 has been released for Windows and Linux, along with BleachBit 2.0 Portable for Windows.
The update – the first in over two years – introduces support for dragging and dropping files …

FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build
February 21, 2018 – 06:55 | Comments Off on FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build
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 …