CCleaner 3.25, the latest build of Windows freeware cleaning tool has been released by Piriform. Over the years it has evolved, adding new features with each update. It started its journey as a temporary file cleaner for Windows. As new features are getting added with each new update, CCleaner is now more than just a temporary file cleaner. One of the most notable feature added to the latest version is Google Chrome Extension management in addition to other features along with a number of compatibility and cleaning improvements. [Read more...]
The Internet has expanded into every aspects of our day-to-day life. We are now dependent more over online cloud-based services then we used to just few years back. Everything related to our personal and professional life is getting synced to the cloud. The benefits of this transition has also brought with itself the fear of getting ruined when a cloud service or anything related to it gets compromised. We have seen many high-profile websites getting hacked, user data getting compromised and shared in the dark alleys of the Internet, critical personal and financial data getting sold too.
Identity theft is not new but these days identity thieves don’t have to put much effort to gather data about their victims. Thanks to every single personal bit that we share so easily on social networks, which we may have never shared even with our friends in real life. For those thieves, getting hold of birthdays, anniversary dates, nicknames, and other personal data about you is very easy. When most users still like keeping lame passwords even after warnings, the data gathered is like a gold mine for these identity thieves.
In our article about good password security practices, we emphasized on some real solutions which may help keep passwords, personal and sensitive financial data securely. In the same article, we also named a few very good password managers. Almost all of these password managers are cross-platform supported. They not only run on major operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux but also supports major mobile operating systems like Apple iOS and Android. Out of the several password managers named in that article, KeePass is one. In today’s article, we will see how to take advantage of KeePass to keep our passwords secure. [Read more...]
BlueStacks is not a virtual machine (VM) as such but it essentially runs an emulation of the Android Dalvik (also a VM) on top of Windows. The emulator lets you access more than 500,000 Android applications on your PC. BlueStacks have partnered with AMD, the global chip maker, to launch AMD AppZone Player. Though the emulator is optimized to run on a computer system having Radeon graphics card, it ran without any problem on my laptop having a Nvidia graphics card. AMD is also reportedly working with its partners to pre-load AMD AppZone Player on AMD-powered Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktops, laptops and tablets. [Read more...]
OutlookAddressBookView, is a portable application for the Windows platform. With the help of OutlookAddressBookView app, Outlook users can view the details of all recipients stored in their Microsoft Outlook address book. The application displays all fields of a contact in a tabular format which is easy to read. It supports both IMAP and Microsoft Exchange accounts.
OutlookAddressBookView can read and display additional contact information for configured Microsoft Exchange accounts such as Address Type, Contact Created/Modified Time etc. You can export the contact list(s) in XML and CSV, HTML, tab-delimited and comma-delimited file format. If you want to export only some selected recipients contact details from the list to local/remote location, you can also do so. The freeware application is developed by NirSoft. We have already covered here some very good portable application from NirSoft like WhatInStartup, CleanAfterMe, WebSiteSniffer and RunAsDate. More details after the break. [Read more...]
Piriform have released an update to CCleaner, its popular system cleaning application, incrementing the version number to 3.22. Microsoft already released Windows 8 RTM version to IT professionals and developers via MSDN and TechNet. Now software developers can upgrade their software so it can run on Windows 8 when its available to everyone.
One of the most notable change in this version is full support for the soon to be launched Windows 8 operating system. When the general release of Windows 8 is available, users will be able to clean temp files and browsers history. The earlier version of CCleaner, version 3.21, added support for Windows Server 2012. [Read more...]
OpenDNS DNSCrypt: Encrypt DNS Traffic, Secure Yourself From Eavesdropping, Man-in-the-middle Attacks
OpenDNS DNSCrypt is an open-source DNS encryption tool. In layman terms, DNSCrypt is a tool for securing communications between a client and a DNS resolver (more on this later). Basically, it secures your connection from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. Thus, hugely increasing your web browsing security. DNSCrypt is developed by the popular DNS service OpenDNS.
Let’s take an example to describe what exactly a DNS is. If you want to visit our website, you’ll type the human-readable domain name of our website, www.mytechguide.org. After you press Enter or click on the Go button of your browser, your browser will try to retrieve the IP address of our website, 18.104.22.168, before displaying our website. To know this IP address, your browser contacts a server called the Domain Name System (DNS) server. You can think of the DNS like a large phone book for the Internet, which translates the human-friendly domain names into an IP addresses. [Read more...]