O&O Defrag Professional 21 adds O&O DiskStat 3, streamlines performance and improves cleaning

O&O Defrag Professional 21 adds O&O DiskStat 3, streamlines performance and improves cleaning

O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O Defrag Professional 21.0, a major new build of its renowned Windows drive defragmentation and optimisation tool.
By Nick Peers Sep 20 2017, 1:20PM
Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7

Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7

When it comes to protecting yourself online – particularly when surfing through insecure public connections – then nothing beats a good old VPN.
By Nick Peers Sep 18 2017, 12:01PM
Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature

Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature

Non-profit organisation The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.79, an update to its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool.
By Nick Peers Sep 13 2017, 11:56AM
Mountain Duck 2.0 adds support for client-side encryption of cloud storage

Mountain Duck 2.0 adds support for client-side encryption of cloud storage

Bern software developer iterate GmbH has released Mountain Duck 2.0 for Windows and Mac.
By Nick Peers Sep 8 2017, 11:32AM
Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac

Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac

Novawave Inc has released Novabench 4.0, a major new update for its Windows and Mac benchmarking tool.
By Nick Peers Sep 1 2017, 11:37AM
Parallels Desktop 13 promises performance boost, extended Touch Bar support

Parallels Desktop 13 promises performance boost, extended Touch Bar support

Parallels IP Holdings GmbH has released Parallels Desktop 13, a major new release of its popular Mac virtualisation tool.
By Nick Peers Aug 23 2017, 10:53AM
Opera 47 (finally) adds bookmarks export, smoother video playback

Opera 47 (finally) adds bookmarks export, smoother video playback

Opera Software has unveiled Opera 47.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
By Nick Peers Aug 10 2017, 11:50AM
Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty

Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty

Mozilla has unveiled one of the biggest updates to Firefox yet with its release of Firefox 55.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
By Nick Peers Aug 8 2017, 10:59AM
LibreOffice 5.4 adds more new features, improves Office file format compatibility

LibreOffice 5.4 adds more new features, improves Office file format compatibility

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.4 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.4 32-bit.
By Nick Peers Jul 31 2017, 11:19AM
Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience

Firefox for iOS 8.0 adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience

These days, it’s Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans.
By Nick Peers Jul 25 2017, 11:03AM
Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool

Malwarebytes has released AdwCleaner 7.0, a major new version of its portable Windows tool for removing adware, unwanted toolbars, PUPs and browser hijackers.
By Nick Peers Jul 19 2017, 11:00AM
Backup and Sync from Google launched for Windows and Mac

Backup and Sync from Google launched for Windows and Mac

Google has released Backup and Sync from Google 3.35 for Windows and Mac.
By Nick Peers Jul 14 2017, 10:26AM
Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac

Give your text a spell and grammar check with Grammarly 1.5 for Windows and Mac

Correct spelling and grammar is something of a dying art these days...
By Nick Peers Jul 12 2017, 12:04PM
Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs

Speccy 1.31 improves Creator’s Update compatibility, provides system information for Windows PCs

Piriform has released Speccy 1.31 and Speccy Portable 1.31, an updated version of its system information tool for Windows PCs.
By Nick Peers Jul 5 2017, 10:38AM
Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office

Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Garage – the Redmond behemoth’s R&D arm – has released Dictate 5.0, a free add-on for Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 365 on Windows 8.1 or later.
By Nick Peers Jun 23 2017, 10:54AM
Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser

Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser

Mozilla has released Firefox 54.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 54.0 due imminently.
By Nick Peers Jun 14 2017, 10:26AM
Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan

Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan

Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Scan for iPhone, iPad and Android mobiles.
By Nick Peers Jun 5 2017, 10:49AM
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance

Windows utilities specialist Ashampoo GmbH has released Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15.0, a major new update of its Windows maintenance and optimisation tool.
By Nick Peers May 18 2017, 10:06AM
Opera is Reborn: Opera 45 debuts built-in chat tools and UI improvements

Opera is Reborn: Opera 45 debuts built-in chat tools and UI improvements

Opera Software has released Opera 45.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s been codenamed “Reborn” because of it’s the first release to include features previewed earlier this year in its concept browser Opera Neon. These new...
By Nick Peers May 11 2017, 10:58AM
MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin

MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media server and centre for Windows.
By Nick Peers May 10 2017, 12:09PM