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Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection
March 22, 2018 – 07:27 | Comments Off on Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection
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 | Comments Off on Google Web Designer 3.0 makes HTML 5 web content easy to build across multiple devices and platforms
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 | Comments Off on Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests
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 | Comments Off on PDF Shaper 8.2 improves text detection and extraction, supports system fonts and more
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 | Comments Off on BleachBit 2.0 adds drag-and-drop file shredding to open-source disk cleaning tool
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 …

TunnelBear 3.2 improves and refines its VPN service, rebuilds VigilantBear component
February 14, 2018 – 06:31 | Comments Off on TunnelBear 3.2 improves and refines its VPN service, rebuilds VigilantBear component
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 | Comments Off on Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks
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 | Comments Off on BurnAware 11.0 Free unveils ISO unpacker tool, HD audio support
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 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 6.0 unveils OpenPGP support, ePUB filter and many more new features
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 | Comments Off on Firefox Quantum 58 builds on performance gains, improves screenshots tool
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, …