Setup and access your own cloud service using Mountain Duck 2
November 16, 2017 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Setup and access your own cloud service using Mountain Duck 2
Setup and access your own cloud service using Mountain Duck 2

Backing up your data to the cloud makes sense. But using an existing service such as Dropbox is more complicated as these cloud services insist on mirroring your content across your devices.
The most obvious solution …

Adobe releases Acrobat Reader 2018. Do you still use it? Perhaps you should.
November 14, 2017 – 11:23 | Comments Off on Adobe releases Acrobat Reader 2018. Do you still use it? Perhaps you should.
Adobe releases Acrobat Reader 2018. Do you still use it? Perhaps you should.

Let’s be fair, for reading a PDF, your average end user will rarely need anything more than a simple reader, so Preview on the Mac or Reader on your Windows 10 PC will suffice.
For business users, …

SoftMaker releases Office 2018 with enhanced Thunderbird
November 8, 2017 – 06:50 | Comments Off on SoftMaker releases Office 2018 with enhanced Thunderbird
SoftMaker releases Office 2018 with enhanced Thunderbird

You have to admire some of the recent design work from Microsoft. Windows 10 has transitioned in a robust and visually-appealing operating system, whilst Office 2016 really is a superb, well-designed, cross-platform office suite.
In addition, Office …

Dashlane 5 and 1Password 7 support Face ID. Which password manager will you choose?
November 3, 2017 – 10:41 | Comments Off on Dashlane 5 and 1Password 7 support Face ID. Which password manager will you choose?
Dashlane 5 and 1Password 7 support Face ID. Which password manager will you choose?

Using more than one password is somewhat essential. Remembering all your passwords is a lot more tricky. Remembering them and keeping them safe is even tougher.
There are plenty of password managers out there, but which …

The new Skype for Desktop 8 is here (whether you like it or not)
October 31, 2017 – 13:03 | Comments Off on The new Skype for Desktop 8 is here (whether you like it or not)
The new Skype for Desktop 8 is here (whether you like it or not)

Keeping in touch with other users is essential for your business. We use Skype to keep in touch with contacts all over the world, from freelancers writers, through to key contacts.
With this in mind, all we …

Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic, for free
October 27, 2017 – 06:07 | Comments Off on Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic, for free
Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic, for free

Everyone will tell you that you really need to backup your data. It’s simply the easiest way to quickly recover your computer if you suffer from malware or even a ransomware attack.
Backing up your data …

WinZip 22 includes image conversion, EXIF stripping and much more
October 26, 2017 – 05:46 | Comments Off on WinZip 22 includes image conversion, EXIF stripping and much more
WinZip 22 includes image conversion, EXIF stripping and much more

WinZip International LLC has released WinZip 22, a major release of what is perhaps the world’s best-known archiving tool. Version 22 builds on changes introduced in version 21, primarily with speed and safety improvements.
WinZip 22 ships …

New IObit Advanced SystemCare 11 includes a rebuilt performance monitor
October 25, 2017 – 05:48 | Comments Off on New IObit Advanced SystemCare 11 includes a rebuilt performance monitor
New IObit Advanced SystemCare 11 includes a rebuilt performance monitor

There are a wide number of system optimisation tools on the market, many with varying degrees of success. There are few we’d care to recommend.
With this in mind, we were pleased to hear IObit has …

Keep installed software up-to-date with Avira Software Updater
October 23, 2017 – 06:44 | Comments Off on Keep installed software up-to-date with Avira Software Updater
Keep installed software up-to-date with Avira Software Updater

Install software and it’s soon out-of-date. Developers release rapid updates when they find issues, often reported by end users.
Having the latest version can be important. Software can conflict and slow your PC, be compromised, wrongly report …

O&O ShutUp10 1.6 adds Fall Creators Update support, UI improvements
October 17, 2017 – 05:59 | Comments Off on O&O ShutUp10 1.6 adds Fall Creators Update support, UI improvements
O&O ShutUp10 1.6 adds Fall Creators Update support, UI improvements

The average Windows 10 user will never be aware of the privacy issues associated with the operating system and with every major update, these privacy rights are amended by Microsoft.
With the release of Windows 10 …

Look what’s back! It’s only Twitterrific 5 for your Mac.
October 10, 2017 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Look what’s back! It’s only Twitterrific 5 for your Mac.
Look what’s back! It’s only Twitterrific 5 for your Mac.

It seems like an eternity since we last used Twitterrific. It was a hugely popular Twitter client for the Mac and was our go-to tool for ages. Development slipped and we switched to other tools such …