EaseUS CleanGenius for Windows aims to keep your PC running quickly and smoothly
September 28, 2012 – 13:34 | Comments Off on EaseUS CleanGenius for Windows aims to keep your PC running quickly and smoothly
EaseUS CleanGenius for Windows aims to keep your PC running quickly and smoothly

Chinese software developer CHENGDU Yiwo has released EaseUS CleanGenius Free 3.0.5. Despite the version number, this is actually the first release of CleanGenius on the PC platform, and follows in the wake of the paid-for …

Chrome 22 FINAL promises improvements for Windows 8, Retina screens and gamers
September 26, 2012 – 07:27 | Comments Off on Chrome 22 FINAL promises improvements for Windows 8, Retina screens and gamers
Chrome 22 FINAL promises improvements for Windows 8, Retina screens and gamers

Google has released Chrome 22 FINAL, with the promise of improvements for Windows 8 users, gamers and those using HiDPI and Retina screens.
Chrome’s gaming enhancements revolve around support for the Pointer Lock JavaScript API. Otherwise …

Pale Moon 15.1 addresses multiple issues with original 15.0 release
September 17, 2012 – 11:12 | Comments Off on Pale Moon 15.1 addresses multiple issues with original 15.0 release
Pale Moon 15.1 addresses multiple issues with original 15.0 release

Firefox-variant Pale Moon 15.1 for Windows has been released, promising to resolve a “fairly large number of issues with the initial version”. Version 15.1, also available as a dedicated 64-bit build includes fixes for the …

VirtualBox 4.2 is a major update with better performance, network improvements and more
September 13, 2012 – 13:08 | Comments Off on VirtualBox 4.2 is a major update with better performance, network improvements and more
VirtualBox 4.2 is a major update with better performance, network improvements and more

Oracle has released a major update to VirtualBox taking it up to version 4.2. The virtualization software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac, and now includes a new VM Group features that makes it easier …

Windows 8 Transformation/UX Pack 6.0 bring back Aero + RTM support
September 7, 2012 – 06:58 | Comments Off on Windows 8 Transformation/UX Pack 6.0 bring back Aero + RTM support
Windows 8 Transformation/UX Pack 6.0 bring back Aero + RTM support

Hot on the heels of the RTM version of Windows 8, a swathe of tools that can be used to either emulate the appearance and features of the latest version of the operating system, or …

Windows Explorer Tracker: easily record Explorer’s file-based actions
September 4, 2012 – 09:37 | Comments Off on Windows Explorer Tracker: easily record Explorer’s file-based actions
Windows Explorer Tracker: easily record Explorer’s file-based actions

When you need to understand exactly what programs are doing on your PC then tools such as Process Hacker, Process Explorer or Process Monitor will almost certainly get the job done. They’re compact, powerful, and …

Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59
August 22, 2012 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59
Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59

One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with media files is that seemingly identical files are anything but. Why is it you’re able to play one AVI video file, but not another? How come …

Windows Essentials 2012 released, updates two apps, swaps Live Mesh for SkyDrive
August 8, 2012 – 08:32 | 2 Comments
Windows Essentials 2012 released, updates two apps, swaps Live Mesh for SkyDrive

Microsoft has released Windows Essentials 2012 for Windows 7 and 8 users. The new release – which sees the “Live” part dropped from its name – features notable new features and improvements to its multimedia tools, …

PlayOnMac brings Windows apps to OS X for free
August 7, 2012 – 07:06 | Comments Off on PlayOnMac brings Windows apps to OS X for free
PlayOnMac brings Windows apps to OS X for free

So, you’ve made your choice between Mac and PC, and have decided that OS X is the operating system for you. But whatever personal choice you may have made, there are various reasons why you …

Check your PC’s security vulnerabilities with Microsoft’s Attack Surface Analyzer
August 7, 2012 – 07:06 | Comments Off on Check your PC’s security vulnerabilities with Microsoft’s Attack Surface Analyzer
Check your PC’s security vulnerabilities with Microsoft’s Attack Surface Analyzer

After more than 18 months in beta, Microsoft has finally released version 1.0 of its free Attack Surface Analyzer, a tool which aims to highlight security weaknesses that have been introduced by the installation of …

Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam
August 6, 2012 – 15:17 | Comments Off on Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam
Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam

Gestures are here it is at these days, with the Kinect add-on for Xbox 360 and the motion controls of the Wii allowing for direct interaction with games and other software. Even mobile devices such …