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WhatsApp Launches Desktop Client
After six years of WhatsApp porting its messaging service to every conceivable mobile platform, the team has finally launched ‘WhatsApp Web’ for desktop. Users will be able to scan a QR code on their smartphone to gain access to WhatsApp Web. Since users sign-up to WhatsApp with their mobile... Read more
Need In-Depth System Info? Try Speccy
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there’s a problem! Key Features Include information on:... Read more
How To Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop For iOS
Chrome Remote Desktop has been a service from Google that has been around for a while now, in fact, it’s been knocking around for years. The service basically allowed users to gain access to a Mac or Windows computer from another computer or an Android device. Up until now... Read more
Need Enhanced Remote Computing? Try MobaXterm
MobaXterm is a complete toolbox for remote computing. The application is an enhanced terminal for Windows with an X11 server, a tabbed SSH client and several other network tools for remote computing (VNC, RDP, telnet, rlogin). MobaXterm has the essential Unix commands for Windows desktop, in a single portable... Read more
Need An Old Style Start Menu In Windows 8? Checkout StartW8
StartW8 is a free but very powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer classic desktop to a modern UI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? With StartW8 you can use Start menu for running your apps or anything else that you can do with a... Read more
WhatsApp Potentially Coming to Desktop
WhatsApp is available on almost every mobile platform, including discontinued platforms like Symbian and Nokia Series 40, but has never developed a web client. New reports say WhatsApp will finally come to the desktop, after five years of availability. The new web client will use OAuth, sending a message... Read more
Outdated Drivers? Try Driver Booster
Driver Booster from IObit is a high quality piece of software that scans your system and updates any outdated drivers that may be affecting the performance of your PC. Failure to update these drivers could lead to system crashes. Driver Booster is a freeware utility, which has been designed with... Read more
Need to Find All Your System Info? Get Speccy
If you need data on every single piece of hardware that your system consists of, then you need Speccy. Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the... Read more
Need a Backup of your NAS or SSD? Try True Image 2015
Acronis True Image creates backups of important data, individual partitions or entire hard-drives. With those backups at hand, mistakenly deleted files or hard-drive defects are of little concern. TrueImage features scheduled backups and synchronization of images on hard-disks, NAS systems, USB drives and over the web. As soon as... Read more
The Latest Version of Format Factory is Now Available
Format Factory is an audio, video and photo converter, which supports a massive range of formats for encoding and ripping. You can convert either single files or entire folders from one format to another. The application also has presets for portable devices that make it simple to create audio... Read more
Need Quality Video Conversion? Get Handbrake
I have used Handbrake for a long time now to convert my DVD files to MPEG-4 files.  The video conversion quality is second to none and the choice of options is very good. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux... Read more
Need a Backup? Try SyncBack
We all need to backup our data every so often and for some, it’s more often than not. If you need an application that can provide secure synchronisation, with a simple UI, then why not try out SyncBack? SyncBack is well established as a world-class application in the field of... Read more
How to Organise your Mac Desktop with Spaces
A few years back Apple introduced Spaces with OS X 10.5 (Leopard). These were, in essence, virtual desktops. Spaces allows you to create multiple desktops, so basically it’s like having multiple monitors, but without the monitors. Some people knock Apple for their OS and say that it is gimmicky etc.... Read more
How to Change the Logon Screen in Windows 7
Windows 7 is relatively old now. After all, the next iteration of Microsoft’s operating system will be Windows 10. Although Microsoft skipped on the Windows 9 name, Windows 10 will apparently be an amalgam of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Well, from a GUI perspective anyway. Personally, I do... Read more
How To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview In A Sandbox
If you love Windows and just can’t wait for the final public release of Windows 10 then don’t worry Windows 10 Technical Preview is here and available to download and install at your leisure. Microsoft made the OS available for download recently and it’s available free of charge. If... Read more
PeaZip 5.5.0 Released
If you need an archive manager, then PeaZip is the open source file and archive manager for you. PeaZip can extract most archive formats both from Windows and Unix systems, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP files to new formats such as PAQ/LPAQ. PeaZip supports a varied... Read more
Need System Information? Check Out CPU-Z
CPU-Z is a free utility, which gathers information on some of the main devices of your computer system. Information about your CPU, Mainboard, Memory and System can all be gleaned from this lightweight and useful utility. CPU Name and number. Core stepping and process. Core voltage. Internal and external... Read more
Need File Recovery For Your Mac? Try Disk Drill
Have you ever inadvertently deleted a file or folder that you really needed and just couldn’t figure out a way to recover it? Everyone should have at least one form of backup utility on their Mac, whether that be a Time Machine connected to a NAS drive or a... Read more