MComix is an easy-to-use cross-platform comic viewer
January 19, 2017 – 05:46 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on MComix is an easy-to-use cross-platform comic viewer

MComixMComix is a configurable, cross-platform comic and image viewer.

The open-source program is a fork of the old Comix project, and has been under development since 2010.

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Acronis True Image Next Generation brings anti-ransomware, blockchain-based features
January 18, 2017 – 12:52 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Acronis True Image Next Generation brings anti-ransomware, blockchain-based features

Acronis Acronis has unveiled Acronis True Image Next Generation, a new premium subscription option for Acronis True Image 2017.

The product debuts Acronis Active Protection on the Windows edition. It’s a real-time behavioural monitoring system which looks for ransomware-like activity on your PC, detecting and blocking any attempted file encryption.

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Create stylish product mockups with Mockuuups Studio
January 18, 2017 – 06:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Create stylish product mockups with Mockuuups Studio

Mockuuups StudioMockuuups Studio is a simple tool which makes it easy to create professional product mockups.

These are photos where your design appears on a phone, tablet, watch or other device, sometimes as it’s apparently being used.

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Evernote for iOS 8.0 ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool
January 18, 2017 – 04:37 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Evernote for iOS 8.0 ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool

Evernote for Windows 6If this were a TV show or movie franchise it would be a reboot. After a period of behind-the-scenes consolidation and soul-searching, Evernote Corporation has signalled a new approach to its note-taking tool with the release of Evernote for iOS 8.0.

Version 8.0 sees the cluttered green interface of yesteryear banished, replaced by a more minimalist design as Evernote attempts to reposition its note-taking app with speed and user-friendliness at its core.

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Screeny is a versatile desktop capture tool
January 17, 2017 – 05:22 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Screeny is a versatile desktop capture tool

ScreenyScreeny is a comprehensive free-for-personal-use screen capture tool for Windows.

It’s a competitive market and there are a host of free screenshot and desktop recorders around, but Screeny manages to stand out anyway with its sheer weight of features.

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Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG
January 16, 2017 – 05:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG

Steam CleanerSteam Cleaner is a portable tool for removing junk game files left behind by Steam, Origin, Uplay and GoG.

The program is as simple as this kind of application can be. It’s a single executable, no installation required, no settings to think about, not even a “Scan” button– just launch it and within a second or two you’ll see a list of any game leftovers.

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Hide files in images with BMP Wrap
January 14, 2017 – 03:45 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Hide files in images with BMP Wrap

BMP WrapBMP Wrap is a free tool which can temporarily convert any file into a valid BMP image, and restore the original file later.

This is a familiar idea, but BMP Wrap does have one or two features that make it stand out. In particular, as a single 20KB executable, it’s probably the smallest steganography application we’ve ever seen.

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Avast launches AVG 2017 range
January 12, 2017 – 09:18 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Avast launches AVG 2017 range

AVGIt’s less than 120 days since Avast acquired AVG, but the company has just released the first results in the 2017 editions of AVG AntiVirus FREE, AVG Internet Security and AVG TuneUp.

FREE users will benefit immediately with speedy “Pushed Priority Updates”, ensuring they get the same immediate protection as users of the commercial products.

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Opera Neon provides a conceptual look at a potential future Opera web browser
January 12, 2017 – 08:56 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Opera Neon provides a conceptual look at a potential future Opera web browser

Opera NeonOpera Software has released Opera Neon, the company’s first ever “concept browser”. It’s been designed from the ground up to focus on web content and provide a different way of browsing and consuming the web.

Despite the fact it’s a concept browser, Opera Neon is based on the existing Opera desktop engine, and so is a fully functional browser in its own right.

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View and manage Windows permissions with SetACL Studio
January 12, 2017 – 07:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on View and manage Windows permissions with SetACL Studio

SetACL StudioSetACL Studio is an industrial-strength free tool for managing all your Windows security permissions: files, folders, registry keys, printers, drives, network shares, services and more.

The program is aimed at sysadmins and other Windows experts, but you don’t have to know about DACLs to find it useful: there’s something here for everyone.

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CSearcher is a fast, portable desktop search tool
January 11, 2017 – 10:31 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on CSearcher is a fast, portable desktop search tool

CSearcherCSearcher is a speedy portable search tool with a wide range of search options and features.

Basic operations are simple and straightforward. Type all or part of the file or folder names to search (this is plain text, not regular expressions), specify a starting folder, press Enter and wait for the results. That won’t take long– it’s super-fast.

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