Paste clipboard content to a file with Pastextra
February 25, 2017 – 08:59 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Paste clipboard content to a file with Pastextra

PastextraGetting clipboard text or images into a file normally requires some help from an application.You might launch Notepad, paste in some text, click File > Save As, browse to the folder you need and enter a file name.

Pastextra is a tiny Explorer extension which enables pasting clipboard text or images directly to a file, no extra steps required.

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SysGauge is a comprehensive PC performance monitor
February 24, 2017 – 18:21 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on SysGauge is a comprehensive PC performance monitor

SysGaugeSysGauge (32-bit) is a highly configurable system and performance monitor for Windows.

At first glance the program looks much like any other monitor gadget. Click the CPU, memory, disk or network counter, its current, average and minimum values are displayed, and a line graph shows how your counter is changing in real time. Yawn.

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Dynamic Theme sets Bing or Spotlight images as your Windows 10 wallpaper and lock screen
February 23, 2017 – 08:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Dynamic Theme sets Bing or Spotlight images as your Windows 10 wallpaper and lock screen

Dynamic ThemeDynamic Theme is a free Windows 10 app which enables using Bing or Windows Spotlight images as desktop wallpaper, on the Windows Lock Screen, and more.

Installation is simple, and entirely safe. Dynamic Theme doesn’t change any of your settings immediately, and so you’re not left wondering how to get everything back to normal.

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O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface
February 23, 2017 – 07:17 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface

O&O AutoBackup 6.0O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O AutoBackup 6.0, a major new version of its file-based backup and sync tool for Windows.

Version 6.0 adds support for advanced job management, restructures the user interface and backup process, plus includes further minor improvements to make backing up data easier and safer.

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Scan running processes for malware with CrowdInspect 1.5
February 22, 2017 – 11:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Scan running processes for malware with CrowdInspect 1.5

CrowdInspectCrowdStrike has updated its Windows malware hunter CrowdInspect to version 1.5.

The new version now scans all running processes for malware, not just those communicating over the network, quickly displaying a detailed report.

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Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
February 22, 2017 – 06:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler

NetDisablerFreeware developer Sordum has unveiled NetDisabler, a freeware Windows application which can disable and restore internet access on demand.

The program stands out immediately for its use of three web-blocking techniques: disabling the network adapter, blocking via DNS or using the Windows Firewall.

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Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer: a first look
February 21, 2017 – 17:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer: a first look

Windows 10 Virtual Desktop EnhancerWindows 10 finally brought virtual desktops to the PC with its Task View feature, but although the system is easy to use, it’s a little underpowered.

Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer is an open-source portable application which extends Task View with some small but welcome extras.

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ForkLift 3.0 released for macOS, unveils complete redesign and rebuild
February 21, 2017 – 11:11 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on ForkLift 3.0 released for macOS, unveils complete redesign and rebuild

ForkLift 3.0Binary Nights has released ForkLift 3.0 for macOS. The dual-pane file manager and file transfer client has been two years (and six months of beta testing) in the making, and has been completely rewritten from the ground up in Swift.

The app is designed to be used as an alternative to Finder for specific operations – it’s not a direct Finder replacement (although can be set as the default file viewer); instead, open the app from the Applications menu to open its main window.

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Map Puzzle is a versatile Google and Bing map downloader
February 20, 2017 – 17:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Map Puzzle is a versatile Google and Bing map downloader

Map PuzzleMap Puzzle is a portable freeware map downloader for Windows.

This isn’t just another Google and Bing app. It can also grab data from Arcgis, MapQuest, OSM, ToolServer, various government and specialist sites, and with many variations: satellite images, regular maps (with or without labels), transport maps, artistic maps and more.

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Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
February 19, 2017 – 04:32 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker

Little FlockerWindows ransomware may make all the headlines, but other platforms are vulnerable too. The first Mac ransomware was uncovered last year, and it’s only a matter of time before the next one strikes.

Little Flocker ($19.95) protects your Mac with a firewall-like file system monitor, enabling you to decide which apps have access to confidential files and system resources.

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Sysinternals updates Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, more
February 18, 2017 – 09:33 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Sysinternals updates Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, more

SysinternalsFollowing yesterday’s Sysmon 6 release, Microsoft Sysinternals has announced new releases of Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, AccessChk, LiveKD and BgInfo.

Autoruns now lists print monitors, the DLLs responsible for sending data from the Windows print spooler to the kernel mode print driver. We tried this on a Windows 10 laptop and found 10 installed monitors, mostly relating to PDF and other virtual printers.

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