Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader
December 10, 2016 – 08:13 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader

Freeware Linux ReaderDiskInternals Linux Reader is a freeware Windows application for browsing drives using Linux, Apple and other file systems.

The program enables reading (but not writing) drives using Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, HFS, HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS and UFS2.

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Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand
December 9, 2016 – 06:12 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand

Windows Update BlockerFreeware developer Sordum has unveiled Windows Update Blocker, a free tool for disabling Windows Updates.

At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make the change. No surprises there.

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Malwarebytes 3.0 aims to replace your antivirus
December 8, 2016 – 14:31 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Malwarebytes 3.0 aims to replace your antivirus

MalwarebytesMalwarebytes has released Malwarebytes 3.0, a new package which combines its anti-malware, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware and web protection technologies.

You won’t see most of these in the free version, unfortunately. That’s still strictly on-demand anti-malware only, although the new product does allow you to check out the new features with a 14-day Malwarebytes Premium trial.

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Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop

StyleDesktop image editors have been offering effects like “Oil Painting” and “Pencil Sketch” for years, without anyone paying much attention, but the rise of the smartphone has created a whole new market for these photo-transforming tricks.

Style is a Prisma-like tool for Windows and Mac which converts regular photos into works of art using various classic styles.

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Snipaste: screen capture for designers
December 8, 2016 – 05:38 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Snipaste: screen capture for designers

SnipasteSnipaste is an unusual developer and designer-oriented screen capture tool for Windows.

Basic operations are simple and you’ll feel at home right away. Press a hotkey, left-click and drag to capture a rectangular area: easy.

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Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free
December 7, 2016 – 06:45 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free

Auto FX FreeAuto FX Free is a free collection of 10 free Photoshop plugins which can also be used stand-alone.

The effects include Focal Zoom, Light Brush, Lighten and Sharpen, Mood Lighting, Soften Details, Vitality, Dreamy Photo, Mosaic, Abstract Edges and Photo Border.

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Iperius Backup 4.7.0 adds incremental cloud backup
December 6, 2016 – 09:45 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Iperius Backup 4.7.0 adds incremental cloud backup

Iperius BackupIperius Backup 4.7.0 has shipped with support for incremental and differential backups to Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, OneDrive and Azure.

That’s the commercial builds, anyway– as with previous editions, Iperius Backup Free 4.7.0 doesn’t support cloud backups.

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Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0
December 6, 2016 – 08:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0

Gaaiho ReaderGaaiho Reader is a lightweight and feature-packed PDF reader for Windows.

The program opens with a more cluttered interface than Adobe Reader – menus, buttons, sidebars – but basic viewing remains very straightforward.

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B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites
December 5, 2016 – 10:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites

B.S. DetectorA busy Facebook feed could be crammed with all kinds of articles and news headlines, but are they genuine, or propaganda, or hoaxes, or something else entirely?

B.S. Detector is a free extension for Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari and Edge which claims it can help.

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TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years
December 5, 2016 – 09:24 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years

TED NotepadClassic freeware Notepad replacement TED Notepad has just been updated to version 6.1.1, its first release since 2011.

The new build brings you drag and drop editing with either mouse button. Select text, drag and drop with the left and it’s moved; drag and drop with the right and you’ve the option to copy or move it.

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DevDocs is an offline developer’s documentation browser for Chrome
December 4, 2016 – 04:28 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on DevDocs is an offline developer’s documentation browser for Chrome

DevDocsYou’re working in your browser, testing some new web development project, but there’s a problem. And you’ve no idea why. So you open some documentation in a separate browser tab, more in your development environment, maybe a separate PDF or two until you find whatever you need.

Alternatively, you could just install DevDocs, a free Chrome app which gives you speedy access to documentation for 190 technologies from one interface.

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