NirSoft’s new NetworkLatencyView tracks your connection delays
July 24, 2013 – 17:28 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s new NetworkLatencyView tracks your connection delays
NirSoft’s new NetworkLatencyView tracks your connection delays

Nir Softer has announced the availability of NetworkLatencyView, a handy network monitoring tool and the latest program to join the NirSoft lineup.
The program detects new TCP connections on your PC, calculating and displaying their network …

Twitter 5.8 for iOS and Twitter 2.3 for Mac refreshed, add support for synchronising direct message statuses
July 9, 2013 – 09:20 | Comments Off on Twitter 5.8 for iOS and Twitter 2.3 for Mac refreshed, add support for synchronising direct message statuses
Twitter 5.8 for iOS and Twitter 2.3 for Mac refreshed, add support for synchronising direct message statuses

Twitter has updated both its iOS and Mac apps with the release of Twitter 5.8 for iPhone and iPad, and Twitter 2.3 for Mac. Both apps now correctly synchronise the read status of Direct Messages, …

TweetDeck 3 for Windows unveils new design and better navigation
June 13, 2013 – 10:50 | Comments Off on TweetDeck 3 for Windows unveils new design and better navigation
TweetDeck 3 for Windows unveils new design and better navigation

Twitter has released TweetDeck 3.0.2 for Windows, a major new build of its desktop Twitter client. The new release adds support for minimising the application to the Taskbar Notification area, plus unveils a new layout, …

LinkedIn for iOS 6.0 revamps design, makes iPhone app easier to use and navigate
April 18, 2013 – 10:20 | Comments Off on LinkedIn for iOS 6.0 revamps design, makes iPhone app easier to use and navigate
LinkedIn for iOS 6.0 revamps design, makes iPhone app easier to use and navigate

LinkedIn Corporation has released LinkedIn for iOS 6.0, a brand new version of its app for connecting to the world’s favourite professional social network. Version 6.0 is very much an iPhone-focussed release, sporting a new …

Set your default internet connection with NirSoft’s new NetConnectChoose
April 3, 2013 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Set your default internet connection with NirSoft’s new NetConnectChoose
Set your default internet connection with NirSoft’s new NetConnectChoose

NirSoft’s prolific Nir Sofer has announced his latest release, NetConnectChoose. And it’s a tiny tool which displays all your active internet connections, and allows you to choose one that Windows should use by default.
But if …

Check your network details with NirSoft’s NetworkInterfacesView
March 5, 2013 – 06:08 | Comments Off on Check your network details with NirSoft’s NetworkInterfacesView
Check your network details with NirSoft’s NetworkInterfacesView

When you’re troubleshooting a network problem then it often makes sense to take a look at your network adapters, and all their associated details. But Windows doesn’t make this nearly as easy as it should. …

Monitor your network bandwidth usage with NetTraffic
February 12, 2013 – 08:13 | Comments Off on Monitor your network bandwidth usage with NetTraffic
Monitor your network bandwidth usage with NetTraffic

Launch your PC and very soon there will be a host of processes making use of your internet connection. Your antivirus program might download new definitions; other programs will check for updates; your email client …

Edit, check, back up and manage your HOSTS file with HostsMan
February 11, 2013 – 07:43 | Comments Off on Edit, check, back up and manage your HOSTS file with HostsMan
Edit, check, back up and manage your HOSTS file with HostsMan

The Windows HOSTS file is based on a simple idea – it just redirects specific domain names to your preferred IP address – but this has some very useful applications. If you want to block …

Dukto: a simple, speedy and cross-platform file transfer tool
February 4, 2013 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Dukto: a simple, speedy and cross-platform file transfer tool
Dukto: a simple, speedy and cross-platform file transfer tool

Sharing files across your network sounds like it should be simple, but the reality is often very different. There are lots of factors to consider – the basic LAN setup, protocols, users, permissions, and more …

Detect network intruders with SoftPerfect Wifi Guard
January 21, 2013 – 16:26 | Comments Off on Detect network intruders with SoftPerfect Wifi Guard
Detect network intruders with SoftPerfect Wifi Guard

It’s important to keep your wireless network secure, and turning your encryption levels to the max is usually a very good place to start.
This doesn’t in itself guarantee safety, though, so you may want to …

Detect wifi intruders with Wireless Network Watcher
December 5, 2012 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Detect wifi intruders with Wireless Network Watcher
Detect wifi intruders with Wireless Network Watcher

If you’d like to keep your wireless network secure then turning on the best possible encryption is usually a very good place to start. There may still be room for problems, though (as I discovered, …