How fast is your Internet connection? JD’s Auto Speed Tester reveals all
September 13, 2012 – 08:52 | Comments Off on How fast is your Internet connection? JD’s Auto Speed Tester reveals all
How fast is your Internet connection? JD’s Auto Speed Tester reveals all

If you’re curious about your Internet connection’s performance then of course there are plenty of online speed tests around which promise to tell you more. But these are limited, in particular because they can only …

AIDA64 v2.60 opens up to Windows 8, expands hardware support
August 22, 2012 – 06:52 | Comments Off on AIDA64 v2.60 opens up to Windows 8, expands hardware support
AIDA64 v2.60 opens up to Windows 8, expands hardware support

Want to know the specification of a computer? You could look at the manufacturer’s web site, but you’ll probably find that there is a limit to the level of detail that is provided. Similarly, if …

Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days
June 22, 2012 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days
Software roundup – 26 important downloads from the last seven days

As we reach the end of June, commercial software developers are busy preparing software for a Q3 launch, so we’ll be entering a lean period for key new releases. This doesn’t mean it’s been a …

Geekbench 2.3.0 drops support for PowerPC Macs, adds Ivy Bridge support
April 11, 2012 – 07:30 | Comments Off on Geekbench 2.3.0 drops support for PowerPC Macs, adds Ivy Bridge support
Geekbench 2.3.0 drops support for PowerPC Macs, adds Ivy Bridge support

For anyone that is interested benchmarking the performance of their computer, be it a Mac, PC, Linux machine or a mobile device, Geekbench is a simple, low-cost tool that provides you with all of the tools …

Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!
March 28, 2012 – 06:55 | Comments Off on Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!
Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!

Properly understanding what’s happening on your PC – monitoring hardware, assessing performance, diagnosing errors – normally requires you to navigate a host of Control Panel applets and third-party tools. But if you’re tired of such …

23 software releases and updates you may have missed this week
February 24, 2012 – 16:35 | Comments Off on 23 software releases and updates you may have missed this week
23 software releases and updates you may have missed this week

February may be the shortest month of the year, but the list of software releases over the past seven days is just as long as ever. This week we have collected together 23 key releases …

Ashampoo releases WinOptimizer 9 with new HDD inspector, Registry cleaner, UI themes
February 15, 2012 – 11:19 | Comments Off on Ashampoo releases WinOptimizer 9 with new HDD inspector, Registry cleaner, UI themes
Ashampoo releases WinOptimizer 9 with new HDD inspector, Registry cleaner, UI themes

Tweaking and performance boosting tools for Windows are not exactly difficult to come by, and there are countless free tools available. With the proliferation of free software, you may be wondering why you would want …

TRIM Enabler 2.0 FINAL released, boosts SSD performance on Macs
January 24, 2012 – 08:22 | Comments Off on TRIM Enabler 2.0 FINAL released, boosts SSD performance on Macs
TRIM Enabler 2.0 FINAL released, boosts SSD performance on Macs

Hot on the heels of a fifth Beta release last week, TRIM Enabler 2.0 has been given a final, stable release. TRIM Enabler 2.0, which extends TRIM support to non-Apple SSDs in OS X Lion, features …

Trim Enabler 2.0 boosts non-Apple SSD drive performance in OS X
November 28, 2011 – 08:29 | Comments Off on Trim Enabler 2.0 boosts non-Apple SSD drive performance in OS X
Trim Enabler 2.0 boosts non-Apple SSD drive performance in OS X

Trim Enabler 2.0 Beta 2 has been released for Apple Mac owners running OS X Lion on non-Apple SSDs. By default, OS X only supports the TRIM command – a technology designed to keep SSDs …

SiSoftware Sandra 2012 adds even more benchmarking power
November 9, 2011 – 08:41 | Comments Off on SiSoftware Sandra 2012 adds even more benchmarking power
SiSoftware Sandra 2012 adds even more benchmarking power

SiSoftware has released the latest version of its flagship system information and benchmarking utility, Sandra 2012.
Upgrades to this kind of tool are normally rather dull, just adding support for this CPU, that graphics card, and …

FinalWire’s AIDA64 v2.00 includes automatic online update and support for new Intel processors
October 27, 2011 – 06:39 | Comments Off on FinalWire’s AIDA64 v2.00 includes automatic online update and support for new Intel processors
FinalWire’s AIDA64 v2.00 includes automatic online update and support for new Intel processors

FinalWire has announced the release of the latest version of its diagnostics and benchmarking program, AIDA64 v2.00, which is great news for anyone who wants to ensure that their PCs are running smoothly.
The diagnostic software …