Panic releases Transmit 5 for the Mac
July 19, 2017 – 12:20 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

transmit-200x175Mention ‘ftp’ and most people think back to a term you’d hear in the late 90s, not releasing the technology is still used behind the scenes to upload/download files to any remote server. Need to update files on your website? This will be handled by the file transfer protocol.

Transmit has been one of first choice applications for our Mac’s and Panic has just released a major new upgrade, v5, which is built from the ground up to be faster and more efficient.

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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool
July 18, 2017 – 08:59 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

AdwCleanerMalwarebytes has released AdwCleaner 7.0, a major new version of its portable Windows tool for removing adware, unwanted toolbars, PUPs and browser hijackers. It’s the first major update since Malwarebytes acquired AdwCleaner back in October 2016.

AdwCleaner 7.0 arrives as a completely rewritten piece of software, complete with brand new user interface, database system and the promise of more effective removal and faster scan times.

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Latest WhatsApp Messenger enables you to send and receive any file format
July 17, 2017 – 12:21 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

WhatsApp logoLike many business owners, we tend to keep in touch with our contacts via Skype. It’s an easy and convenient way to get answers, quickly, to key questions. Problem is, people are migrating away from Skype (even more so since the recent updates) and switching to using WhatsApp Messenger for all their messaging.

Apart from the lack of iPad support, the biggest WhatsApp downside for us has always been the inability to send or receive files in any format.

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Backup and Sync from Google launched for Windows and Mac
July 13, 2017 – 11:26 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Backup and Sync from GoogleGoogle has released Backup and Sync from Google 3.35 for Windows and Mac. The tool replaces its Drive and Photos desktop apps (both discontinued), and provides a one-stop desktop tool for backing up and syncing files to Google Drive and Photos.

The new tool also introduces a new backup function, which allows users to back up selected folders on their computers without having to tie them into their Google Drive folder.

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Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac
July 11, 2017 – 10:44 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

GrammarlyCorrect spelling and grammar is something of a dying art these days. Rather than embark on a rant, however, let us gently direct you towards a superb online tool for helping to bring your language skills up to scratch with the minimum of fuss.

Grammarly 1.5 takes this online spellchecker and grammar correction tool on to your Windows PC or Mac – now you can keep on top of all your documents.

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Store and synchronize your passwords with the free KeePassXC
July 10, 2017 – 13:08 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

KeePassXC logoAccessing your data is becoming tougher with two-way authentication, multiple password entry options and having to answer ‘secret’ questions where you can’t always remember the answer.

The most obvious answer is to write down your information, passwords and other login information. Problem is, this is no good if you’re using your laptop on the road or working away from home.

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Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
July 10, 2017 – 11:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

HamMultiPlayerHamMultiPlayer is an interesting media player with some unusual features, including the ability to preview and work with multiple videos simultaneously.

The program doesn’t require any installation, and it doesn’t even arrive in an archive. It’s just a single executable you can download and run right away.

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Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs
July 4, 2017 – 10:49 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | No Comment

speccy_200x175Piriform has released Speccy 1.31 and Speccy Portable 1.31, an updated version of its system information tool for Windows PCs.

Version 1.31 comes with the promised of improved compatibility with the recent Creator’s Update release of Windows 10, and provides users with the ability to get detailed stats about their computer for diagnostic or sharing purposes.

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BPing: a network Ping tool with added audio
June 29, 2017 – 03:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

BPingBping is a tiny console-based ping tool with an unusual extra: sound.

Why? It gives you instant feedback on what’s happening without any need to watch the console window.

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NirSoft unveils NetworkUsageView 1.0
June 28, 2017 – 10:51 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

NetworkUsageViewNirSoft has released NetworkUsageView, a handy portable program which displays some of the applications that have been using your network over the past few hours, days or weeks.

Details available include the app name, description, the time of access for that session, user, internet adapter and the bytes sent and received.

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Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta
June 28, 2017 – 09:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Shadow MakerMiniTool ShadowMaker Beta is a versatile tool for creating and managing backup images of all your storage devices.

The program supports full, incremental and differential backups of both local drives and other systems on your network.

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