Malwarebytes for Mac 3 released
August 1, 2017 – 05:06 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

malwarebytes3-200-175Although we’re still not convinced you really need additional third-party real-time protection on a Mac, you could always install an “on demand” service which, rather than running continuously in the background, will scan your computer when you’re not trying to render animation, export a 4K video or crunch numbers, which all require vital CPU cycles.

Step up Malwarebytes for Mac 3, which was released yesterday. The previously titled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was a huge success on the Windows platform, both as a free and premium version and it has now fully transitioned to the Mac OS.

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1Password updates Windows edition with One-Time Password clipboard support
July 31, 2017 – 11:35 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

1PasswordA password manager should be an essential tool. Unless you’re prepared to use the same password across many sites (which is a huge security hazard) or have a memory like Einstein, trying to remember all your passwords is nearly impossible.

One solution would be to write your passwords on paper, which you keep at home. We know people that do this and there’s nothing wrong with a hard copy. Problem is, if you need to access a website when you holiday or on the road, you don’t have your passwords to hand.

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Kaspersky releases Internet Security 18 for Mac
July 28, 2017 – 10:09 by Chris Wiles in News | No Comment

KasperskyDo you need security software for your Mac? Whenever we’ve installed any security suite on our Mac they seriously reduce the effectiveness of our computer with almost the minimum advantage.

Apple’s Gatekeeper is designed to stop you installing malicious software, anti-phishing tools prevent dodgy websites from extracting your personal information, whilst the internal firewall can safeguard you from intruders.

Kaspersky is one of the many security developers who still believe Mac users need additional security and has released Internet Security 18 for Mac.

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LibreOffice 5.4 adds more new features, improves Office file format compatibility
July 28, 2017 – 08:02 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

LibreOffice 5The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.4 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.4 32-bit. Again, it’s on time, arriving six months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3.

LibreOffice 5.4 is “the last major release of the LibreOffice 5.x family”, and like other point releases is a major one, adding features across all components and incrementally improving compatibility with Microsoft Office document formats.

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Avast! purchase CCleaner developer, Piriform
July 26, 2017 – 12:04 by Chris Wiles in News | Comments Off on Avast! purchase CCleaner developer, Piriform

Avast 2017It’s been a busy time for the guys at Avast! Last year they integrated AVG into their business and in 2017 they’ve gone out and purchased Piriform, a company better known for their freeware CCleaner, which is one of the more popular system cleaning tools, downloaded by over 130 million PC users.

Avast! claims that CCleaner will remain as a free product (it’s worth noting that there is a Professional edition available for $24.95 with a few additional features), along with the other Piriform products, such as Speccy, Defraggler and Recuva.

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ConeXware releases PowerArchiver 2017
July 26, 2017 – 11:14 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on ConeXware releases PowerArchiver 2017

PowerArchiver 2016Despite the rise of fast broadband and various social sharing cloud services, it’s always wise to archive your files for distribution. Indeed, in many cases you never know who is going to download your shared files, so you want to pack them up in the smallest possible archive so the downloader can obtain them as quickly as possible.

An archive management tool is one of our go to applications, especially when working with files each and every day.
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Kaspersky releases free lightweight antivirus
July 26, 2017 – 07:26 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on Kaspersky releases free lightweight antivirus

KasperskyKaspersky isn’t happy with Microsoft. After launching three antitrust claims against the company, citing that it disables third-party security software within Windows 10, confusing users and defaulting them to Windows Defender, Kaspersky has announced and launched a free security tool which it will be rolling out worldwide this year.

Kaspersky Free Antivirus is a fairly impressive cut-down version of their regular security suite, designed to offer users protection against the essential daily threats.

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Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience
July 24, 2017 – 11:05 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | Comments Off on Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience

Firefox for iOSThese days, it’s Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans. Mozilla has suffered more than most – since dipping below Chrome into third place in 2011, it’s never looked like recovering that market share, but the non-profit is attempting to find itself a niche by playing the outsider card.

If there’s one platform where Mozilla has particularly struggled to gain a foothold, it’s iOS. Can the latest release – Firefox for iOS 8.0.1 – change that?

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Panic releases Transmit 5 for the Mac
July 19, 2017 – 12:20 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on Panic releases Transmit 5 for the Mac

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 | Comments Off on Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool

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 | Comments Off on Latest WhatsApp Messenger enables you to send and receive any file format

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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