Check your installed applications for updates with AutoUP
June 8, 2012 – 06:41 | Comments Off on Check your installed applications for updates with AutoUP
Check your installed applications for updates with AutoUP

It’s important for your PC’s security to install application updates just as soon as they become available, but if a program doesn’t check for these itself then that can be a challenge. Unless you have …

Chrome 19 goes stable! Latest Google browser features tab syncing
May 15, 2012 – 14:03 | Comments Off on Chrome 19 goes stable! Latest Google browser features tab syncing
Chrome 19 goes stable! Latest Google browser features tab syncing

Google has just pumped out another stable release of its web browser as Chrome 19 sees the light of day. It seems as though new browser releases are becoming an almost daily occurrence these days, …

Foxit Reader 5.3 updated with improved UI and new Read Out Loud option
May 3, 2012 – 07:41 | Comments Off on Foxit Reader 5.3 updated with improved UI and new Read Out Loud option
Foxit Reader 5.3 updated with improved UI and new Read Out Loud option

The PDF format is commonly used to deliver documents online and people are increasingly discovering that there is no need to use a bloated piece of software such as Adobe Reader to open them. Foxit …

WindowBlinds updated with new support for transparent scrollbars and numerous fixes
April 12, 2012 – 12:23 | Comments Off on WindowBlinds updated with new support for transparent scrollbars and numerous fixes
WindowBlinds updated with new support for transparent scrollbars and numerous fixes

Anyone with more than a passing interest in tweaking the look and feel of Windows is likely to be aware of the existence of WindowBlinds. This highly impressive customization tool from Stardock has been updated …

Roundup: 32 – count ‘em – great software releases you may have missed this week
March 16, 2012 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Roundup: 32 – count ‘em – great software releases you may have missed this week
Roundup: 32 – count ‘em – great software releases you may have missed this week

This has been a week dominated by news about hardware releases from Apple, but there has still be plenty going on in the software world. If you’re running Windows but like the idea of trying …

Thunderbird 12 beta continues Mozilla’s rapid release schedule with minor updates
March 16, 2012 – 08:41 | Comments Off on Thunderbird 12 beta continues Mozilla’s rapid release schedule with minor updates
Thunderbird 12 beta continues Mozilla’s rapid release schedule with minor updates

The house of Mozilla is pumping out application updates faster than ever, and while we have now become used to the accelerated release schedule of Firefox – and indeed other browsers – this is not …

Safari 5.1.4 promises faster JavaScript performance for Lion users
March 12, 2012 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Safari 5.1.4 promises faster JavaScript performance for Lion users
Safari 5.1.4 promises faster JavaScript performance for Lion users

It would seem as though the past week has been all about hardware for Apple, but now it is time to focus on software. Safari 5.1.4 has been release for Mac users, and despite the very …

Skype 5.6 for Mac brings auto updates, full Lion support and more
March 7, 2012 – 08:09 | Comments Off on Skype 5.6 for Mac brings auto updates, full Lion support and more
Skype 5.6 for Mac brings auto updates, full Lion support and more

Mac owners with Skype installed have a new version of the chat tool to install, and despite the small increase in the version number, there’s actually a lot packed in. One of the biggest improvements …

21 software releases and updates you may have missed this week
March 2, 2012 – 15:16 | Comments Off on 21 software releases and updates you may have missed this week
21 software releases and updates you may have missed this week

It has been another very busy week in the world of software releases and we’ve collection together 21 of the biggest titles that you may have missed – there’s something for everyone here, no matter …

Secunia debut’s PSI 3 beta: the simplest software updater ever?
February 28, 2012 – 08:08 | Comments Off on Secunia debut’s PSI 3 beta: the simplest software updater ever?
Secunia debut’s PSI 3 beta: the simplest software updater ever?

Security vendor Secunia has released the first public beta of its Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 3, an excellent tool which now makes it easier than ever to keep your installed applications up-to-date.
And the key change …

DriverIdentifier checks your PC for driver updates
February 20, 2012 – 07:31 | Comments Off on DriverIdentifier checks your PC for driver updates
DriverIdentifier checks your PC for driver updates

If you’re looking for an application which can locate driver updates for you then there’s plenty of competition around. Much of this is from commercial packages, but if you’d prefer a free option then DriverIdentifier …