Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
March 26, 2017 – 02:15 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark

JustParkJustPark is a smart app which helps you find your perfect parking space from more than 200,000 in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.

Give the app a location and it’ll display available spaces on a map, along with its cost (the company says it’s up to 70% cheaper than street parking) and the time it’ll take to walk to your destination.

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Download files from the command line with INetGet
March 25, 2017 – 10:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Download files from the command line with INetGet

INetGetINetGet is an open-source Windows tool which enables downloading files from the command line.

The program uses the standard WinINet API to do its work, keeping it ultra-lightweight. The download is a mere 345KB, but that still gets you both 32 and 64-bit builds, and both run without installation on anything from XP up.

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Citizen AID app helps saves lives during a terror attack
March 24, 2017 – 07:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Citizen AID app helps saves lives during a terror attack

citizen AIDCitizen AID is a free UK-developed iOS, Android and Windows app which gives advice on the best immediate response to a bomb blast or armed attack.

It’s essentially an ebook with simple step-by-step guidance on how to deal with different situations.

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Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file
March 23, 2017 – 09:25 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file

CobblerCobbler is a tiny portable utility which stores plain text notes – passwords, bank details, whatever you need to keep private – in a secure and encrypted file.

Launch the program and you’re prompted for a master password. Enter something lengthy and secure, or press Ctrl+G to generate a strong passphrase for you, and a basic editor appears.

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CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
March 22, 2017 – 08:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds

CCSIO Disk BenchmarkCCSIO Benchmark is an intelligent drive speed checker from Swiss-based storage expert Pipemetrics.

The tiny portable program (210KB download) uses multiple combinations of options to automatically find the fastest possible read and write speeds for any storage device.

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Bear 1.1 unveils loads of improvements, including improved tagging, export
March 22, 2017 – 07:17 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Bear 1.1 unveils loads of improvements, including improved tagging, export

bear-200x175Shiny Frog has released Bear 1.1, its Evernote-baiting, notetaking app for Mac and iOS. Mac users gain Touch Bar support and wider drag-and-drop support, while iOS users can now take “smart” web clippings using the app extension.

Although Bear operates a two-tier platform, with free and Pro licenses available, the update treats both equally, providing new features for both groups of users as it aims to stake a claim in the note organising marketplace.

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SuperPhoto enhances your pics with hundreds of fun effects
March 21, 2017 – 19:37 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on SuperPhoto enhances your pics with hundreds of fun effects

SuperPhotoSuperPhoto is a fun Android, iOS and Windows app which can revamp your photos with more than 300 effects in the free build, 1,500+ if you buy the full version.

There are filters to turn your pictures into works of art: Painting, Stencil, Banksy, Pencil Drawing, Stylize, Pastel, Cartoonize, Warhol, more.

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M-Kavach is an Android security app from India
March 20, 2017 – 07:58 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on M-Kavach is an Android security app from India

M-KavachM-Kavach is a versatile Android security app from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, a research and development arm of the Indian government.

The app offers several modules and security layers to protect you from a range of threats.

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Kdenlive is a powerful video editor for… Windows?
March 18, 2017 – 19:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Kdenlive is a powerful video editor for… Windows?

KdenliveKdenlive has been a popular non-linear video editor in the Linux world for a very long time, but the developers have also recently released a first Windows port.

The build doesn’t skimp on functions: there’s a full multi-track timeline and an array of effects and transitions to explore.

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Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit
March 17, 2017 – 10:59 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit

Riot IsolatorRiot Isolator is an unusual application which offers a host of powerful privacy and security tools in a single free package.

The program should normally be installed to deliver the best protection, but there’s an option to run it stand-alone, convenient for testing.

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How to switch between windows of the same application on a PC
March 16, 2017 – 11:50 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on How to switch between windows of the same application on a PC

Easy Window SwitcherWindows enables switching from one application window to another by pressing Alt+Tab– what could be easier?

Well, quite a lot, especially when you’ve got 30 or 40 windows open but are only interested in the ones belonging to the current application.

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