The latest version of Windows PowerToys add a new environment variables utility for configuring profiles. Also a new Dashboard gives you quick access to enable modules. Worth checking out.
Through debloating and improved compression Tiny11 Core manages to reduce the Windows 11 installation footprint to just 2GB, making it an ideal option for VMs and testing environments.
qBittorrent 4.6 has launched with experimental BitTorrent over I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) support, enabling encrypted and anonymized torrenting. For those unfamiliar with I2P, it utilizes destinations instead of IP addresses and ports.
WinRAR 7 beta improves compression and handling of multi-gig archives through compression dictionaries of up to 64GB.
WhatsApp is rolling out the option to run two accounts simultaneously on the same mobile device. A second phone number via multi-SIM or eSIM is required. Head to Settings, Account and Add Account.
Tor Browser 13 renovates icons, and gets bigger new windows with a more refined design. Also the ability to "onionize" DuckDuckGo search, all based on Firefox ESR 115.
Raspberry Pi OS "Bookworm" now includes the Firefox browser, a new network manager, and improved audio support. This is also the first release to officially support the latest Raspberry Pi 5 board.
ValiDrive quickly spot-checks the readability, writability, and true storage capacity of any USB flash drives. This simple tool can also determine read and write speeds.
Popular source-code editor, VS Code now incorporates AI tool GitHub Copilot to enhance your skills. The latest version also includes accessibility and UI improvements.
After a lengthy development phase, VeraCrypt 1.26.7 brings bug fixes, updated algorithms, EMV support, and numerous back-end improvements. This version also drops support for TrueCrypt encrypted volumes.
LibreOffice's latest version fixes a security bug that affects all applications that use the libwebp library, which is used to decode WebP graphics format in most browsers.
OCCT 12.1 introduces a new 3D adaptive test for GPUs, gradually increasing its intensity level and simulating real-world loads. Additionally, it includes a new CPU cache latency and bandwidth test.
1Password will now allow users to register and sign in with passkeys in your desktop browser and on iOS 17. Use passkeys to sign in to compatible websites, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more.
Adobe recently added several new features to Acrobat Reader including drag-and-drop support for combining files, new undo and redo options, and more. However, today's update addresses security issues discovered in the latest release.
PS Remote Play now allows you to assign a second controller to another account, serving as an assist controller to help a child or a friend. Additionally, there is now support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs up to 8TB.
Unreal Engine 5.3 brings refinements geared towards improving 60 fps next-gen console games, adds new features, and introduces experimental ones like cinematic-quality volumetric rendering and a new skeletal editor.
Cinebench 2024 shifts to the Redshift rendering engine allowing for more consistent CPU and GPU testing while extending support for x86/64 architectures on Windows, Mac and Arm64. This major release also revamps the UI and includes numerous under the hood improvements.
After reports of SPD malfunction and memory detection errors in DDR5 motherboards, Gigabyte has come out with a solution: download the Gigabyte Control Center (GCC) and update your board's BIOS.
Aptos is the new default font for Microsoft Office, replacing Calibri. If you are running an older Office version or you want to install it on your system to use with any other applications, you can download it here.
PowerToys keep getting improvements with the addition of "Crop And Lock," a tool that allows you to crop an application window to a smaller size and continue working. Other utilities like FancyZones, Keyboard Manager, and Peek have been updated, too.
Snapchat "Dreams" uses selfies to create an AI model of yourself which you can place in different environments. To give Dreams a spin head to Memories within the app.
Google Photos is expanding its Locked Folder feature (Android-only before) to iPhone and web users, allowing sensitive images to be backed up and secured behind a passcode.