Review: avast! Free Antivirus 6.0
March 4, 2011 – 06:16 | Comments Off on Review: avast! Free Antivirus 6.0
Review: avast! Free Antivirus 6.0

Updates to stand-alone antivirus tools generally aren’t anything to get excited about. The interface might have changed colour, or maybe relocated a few buttons, and of course you’ll get the standard promises about improved accuracy, …

Free Sparrow Lite released for OS X
February 27, 2011 – 18:36 | Comments Off on Free Sparrow Lite released for OS X
Free Sparrow Lite released for OS X

The Mac email client Sparrow caused something of a flutter of excitement when it was released recently, and a new, free version of the app has just been made available.  Sparrow Lite has been designed …

Review: VirtualBox 4
December 23, 2010 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Review: VirtualBox 4
Review: VirtualBox 4

Virtualisation is an incredibly powerful technology, much loved by big corporations as it helps them squeeze the maximum performance from their servers.
But it has plenty to offer regular home users, too, via free tools like …

ESET and Sophos release free Mac antivirus tools
November 3, 2010 – 01:16 | Comments Off on ESET and Sophos release free Mac antivirus tools
ESET and Sophos release free Mac antivirus tools

In what could be seen as confirmation of the increasing popularity of Macs, both ESET and Sophos have released antivirus tools designed specifically for OS X. ESET Cybersecurity and Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac have been …

10 essential free backup tools everyone should download
August 19, 2010 – 20:07 | Comments Off on 10 essential free backup tools everyone should download
10 essential free backup tools everyone should download

Backing up ought to be compulsory, with a course that includes listening to the horror stories of data loss from others.. While data recovery might be possible on the cheap, it’s far better to protect your data now for peace of mind. It needn’t cost you a penny, so read on and take action while you still can with the help of 10 unmissable – and completely free -backup tools for your PC.

Silence your Mac's startup sound with Psst
July 27, 2010 – 16:19 | Comments Off on Silence your Mac's startup sound with Psst
Silence your Mac's startup sound with Psst

Mac owners are generally the happiest computer owners to be found, but if there is one irritation with OS X that riles more than anything else, it is the startup sound. Psst is a free …

Partition a new hard drive using Paragon Partition Manager 11 Free
June 4, 2010 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Partition a new hard drive using Paragon Partition Manager 11 Free
Partition a new hard drive using Paragon Partition Manager 11 Free

With 1TB hard drives costing less than $100, there’s never been a better time to go for a large hard drive, whether this in addition to your internal drive or an external unit. Either way, …

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced, FREE this weekend!
May 25, 2010 – 16:30 | 2 Comments
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced, FREE this weekend!

From midday Friday through to midnight Sunday, you will be able to download Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced, exclusively and completely free of charge, from the V3.co.uk Software Store. If you already use Ashampoo Burning …

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus FREE this Thursday
May 24, 2010 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus FREE this Thursday
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus FREE this Thursday

Back in early April, the V3.co.uk Software Store gave web users the opportunity of downloading the very latest Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus, which includes a 1-year license. This was hugely popular and some users missed out …

Twelve essential free Microsoft downloads
October 28, 2009 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Twelve essential free Microsoft downloads
Twelve essential free Microsoft downloads

Microsoft don’t exactly have a reputation for generous product pricing, as anyone who’s just upgraded to Windows 7 will testify. But there’s a kinder side to the company. No, really. Explore the download centre and …

AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for
October 16, 2009 – 10:20 | Comments Off on AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for
AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for

Most advanced users are well aware of the potential threats that could affect their computer. Self-awareness enables you to be wary of downloading applications from potentially malicious websites, installing new software or opening email attachments …