Tablet Hotels 2.0 is our new goto app for booking a hotel
January 24, 2018 – 06:24 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Tips | Comments Off on Tablet Hotels 2.0 is our new goto app for booking a hotel

tablet-200x175There are so many options out there for finding and booking a discounted hotel. Indeed, there are websites which will attempt to collate various booking options to pull together the best deals in a single location.

Although it’s great to obtain a discount from your hotel (and let’s face it here, if you call the hotel direct, you’ll often be able to negotiate your own deal), we want a website which pulls together feedback from people who have stayed in the hotel, take this feedback seriously, providing a good deal on the back of this.

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Firefox Quantum 58 builds on performance gains, improves screenshots tool
January 23, 2018 – 04:06 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Firefox Quantum 58 builds on performance gains, improves screenshots tool

Firefox QuantumMozilla 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, while an update to Firefox’s user profile feature means it’s no longer backwards compatible with previous versions. Android users also gain the ability to pin favourite websites to their home screen for use like native apps.

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Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support
January 19, 2018 – 09:26 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support

Wine 3.0The Wine Project has released Wine 3.0 for Linux and Android. Wine provides Linux users with an emulated Windows API, allowing many Windows applications to be run from directly from the Linux desktop without the need for virtualisation software or even a Windows licence.

Version 3.0 adds support for numerous DirectX 10 and 11 features, improves OpenGL core contexts and supports more graphics cards through the Direct3D graphics database. There’s also provisional support for Android on devices running Intel chips.

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Check for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0
January 11, 2018 – 09:09 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Check for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0

ashampoo-spectre-meltdownAshampoo has released Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker 1.0, a free user-friendly tool for checking if a computer’s processor is one of those affected by the recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

The end of 2017 saw this rather disturbing pair of vulnerabilities emerge that affect a large number of PCs and Macs. They emerged at the processor level, meaning multiple steps are required to mitigate the vulnerability.

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Paint.NET 4.0.20 unveils Dark Theme support in Windows 10, implements High DPI improvements
January 10, 2018 – 06:45 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Paint.NET 4.0.20 unveils Dark Theme support in Windows 10, implements High DPI improvements

Paint.NET 4.0dotPDN LLC has unveiled Paint.NET 4.0.20, the latest version of its popular – and powerful – free image editor for Windows PCs.

Version 4.0.20 introduces Dark Theme support, so the app interface switches to match Windows’ own Dark Theme when evoked.

The update also offers vastly improved support on High DPI displays, adds Explorer thumbnails for TGA and DDS image types and includes a host of bug fixes and minor improvements.

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Download and watch a movie or boxset on your smartphone using these handy apps
January 5, 2018 – 09:34 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | Comments Off on Download and watch a movie or boxset on your smartphone using these handy apps

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Not so long ago, when you stepped on a long-haul flight, you had to rely on their entertainment system to you and your kids entertained. And that’s if worked at all.

Thanks to your tablet or smartphone, you can now download your favourite movie or boxset and watch what you want, on your own personal device, when you want. You also control what your kids can watch, which is a bonus.

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Opera 50 unveils a host of new and improved features, including anti-bitcoin mining protection
January 4, 2018 – 05:36 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Opera 50 unveils a host of new and improved features, including anti-bitcoin mining protection

OperaOpera Software has released Opera 50.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.

As befitting such a landmark release, Opera 50 is packed full of new features. Chief among these is the addition of an anti-Bitcoin mining tool, but there’s also support for both Chromecast and Oculus Rift VR headsets, better protection for browsing sessions after crashes and a major upgrade to its VPN service.

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Keep on top of your wardrobe using these three apps
December 29, 2017 – 06:22 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | Comments Off on Keep on top of your wardrobe using these three apps

MPorterFor the fashion conscious, the change in seasons usually follows a change in wardrobe and when it comes to upgrading a wardrobe, everyone has different requirements.

But, there are people who avoid retail at all costs, shopping on the internet and ordering everything to their home. You can go one step further as many high street retails have sophisticated apps which make online clothes shopping a pleasant experience. We’ve picked three of the best.

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IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 widens security protection, including new Anti-Ransomware Engine
December 21, 2017 – 05:44 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 widens security protection, including new Anti-Ransomware Engine

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 logoChristmas must be just around the corner – IObit has unveiled Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11, a major new release of its flagship system security and optimisation product for Windows. It arrives around 12 months to the day after version 10 was released.

Version 11 unveils a new Anti-Ransomware engine, one-click security audit and major improvements to core features like Performance Monitor, Disk Optimization and IObit Undelete. Some of these features made their bow in IObit Advanced SystemCare Free 11, which was released back in October.

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Get active and outdoors with these 3 apps
December 20, 2017 – 07:23 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | Comments Off on Get active and outdoors with these 3 apps

RuntasticStaying healthy and active is becoming more popular and there are many indoor or outdoor activities you can choose from to get fit.

One of the most popular is the traditional run, but we’re seeking new trails to expand our horizons. Smartphones and wearables enable you to find new trails, time your runs, enable you to compete with others and even coach to improve your standard.

We’ve selected 3 apps which you can use to for your run.

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GlassWire 2.0 unveils major redesign, adds more network monitoring and protection tools
December 14, 2017 – 07:39 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on GlassWire 2.0 unveils major redesign, adds more network monitoring and protection tools

GlassWire 2.0SecureMix LLC has released GlassWire 2.0.78, a major update of its security network monitoring and Windows Firewall control tool.

The app, which comes in free and paid-for versions, unveils new features including support for firewall profiles and access to VirusTotal for scanning network-related files. It also unveils a major new redesign and provides users with more granular control over key aspects of the program.

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