Take Command 14.0 adds virtual desktop, text filtering support
July 2, 2012 – 10:30 | Comments Off on Take Command 14.0 adds virtual desktop, text filtering support
Take Command 14.0 adds virtual desktop, text filtering support

JP Software has released Take Command 14, a powerful alternative to the regular Windows command prompt. And now it’s more powerful still, courtesy of some useful additions to the program’s scripting language.
The new TPIPE command, …

VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support – Audacity updated to 2.0.1
June 30, 2012 – 07:13 | Comments Off on VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support – Audacity updated to 2.0.1
VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support  – Audacity updated to 2.0.1

Popular media player VLC has been updated to version 2.0.2 and despite the minor version number increase, the changes should be immediately noticeable. The big news here is addition of support for Retina display so if …

Software Roundup – 24 downloads from the last week of June
June 30, 2012 – 04:37 | Comments Off on Software Roundup – 24 downloads from the last week of June
Software Roundup – 24 downloads from the last week of June

We’ve reached the end of June and this week has seen its fair share of release. There has been a strong focus on security tools this month, including a number of programs from avast! avast! …

Google Chrome released for iOS with tab syncing, private browsing and more
June 28, 2012 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Google Chrome released for iOS with tab syncing, private browsing and more
Google Chrome released for iOS with tab syncing, private browsing and more

It has been hoped for by many for some time, but few thought that it could happen. Against all of the odds, Google has unleashed a version of Chrome for iOS, giving iPhone and iPod …

Easily switch the GPU of your new Retina MacBook Pro with the retina ready gfxCardStatus
June 27, 2012 – 05:54 | Comments Off on Easily switch the GPU of your new Retina MacBook Pro with the retina ready gfxCardStatus
Easily switch the GPU of your new Retina MacBook Pro with the retina ready gfxCardStatus

Got a MacBook Pro with a dual GPU? gfxCardStatus is a free tool that enables you to not only see whether your system is currently using the integrated or discrete GPU, but also gives you the …

Firefox blasts its way back onto Android with a new look and faster browsing
June 26, 2012 – 13:08 | Comments Off on Firefox blasts its way back onto Android with a new look and faster browsing
Firefox blasts its way back onto Android with a new look and faster browsing

It has been a long time coming, but there has finally been a major update to the Android version of Firefox. The difference should be instantly noticeable; this is far from being a minor update …

Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days
June 22, 2012 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days
Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days

As we reach the end of June, commercial software developers are busy preparing software for a Q3 launch, so we’ll be entering a lean period for key new releases. This doesn’t mean it’s been a …

Get an early look at the new Firefox Australis interface
June 21, 2012 – 10:40 | One Comment
Get an early look at the new Firefox Australis interface

It’s been public knowledge for a while now that Mozilla intends to provide a uniform interface for Firefox across all platforms. The aim of the Australis project is to ensure that the browser looks and …

Synthesize sound effects instantly with LabChirp
June 18, 2012 – 11:35 | Comments Off on Synthesize sound effects instantly with LabChirp
Synthesize sound effects instantly with LabChirp

When you need sound effects for a game, video, presentation or some other task, then of course there are plenty to be found online. If you’ve very precise ideas about what you need, though, it …

Microsoft unveils the .NET Framework Repair Tool 1.0
June 16, 2012 – 12:36 | One Comment
Microsoft unveils the .NET Framework Repair Tool 1.0

Microsoft has released the .NET Framework Repair Tool, a compact and portable executable file which aims to detect and resolve some common .NET Framework problems.
The program focuses mainly on issues relating to installation or updates. …

Software roundup – 20 important downloads from the last seven days
June 15, 2012 – 12:01 | Comments Off on Software roundup – 20 important downloads from the last seven days
Software roundup – 20 important downloads from the last seven days

There are a number of worthy highlights this week, including the long awaited Opera 12 release, iTunes support for iOS 6 devices and a relatively major update to Skype for Windows and Mac.
The major release …