Smashing Reader is a simple and clean RSS reader for your news. The interface, which is similar to Google Reader, lets you focus on the news, with little distractions.

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2 months ago08-26 14:36 by FC Portables
Advanced Batch Converter does exactly what its title suggests, allowing you to easily convert multiple graphics files at the click of a button. More than that, you can also edit images directly in Advanced Batch Converter, to produce a variety of effects (resize, rotate, flip, mirror, crop, filters, watermarks, morphing effects, color enhancements etc).
The program supports 44 file formats to which you can convert: bmp, dib, rle, gif, jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, png, pcx, pcc, dcx, tga, wmf, emf, ico, pbm, jng, jp2, j2k, ps, eps, pdf, wbmp, psd, wap, raw, pcd, cin, dot, dpx, fits, fpx, hdf, miff, pict, sgi, sun, vicar, viff, hdp, wdp, xbm and xpm. The original file can be in practically any current file format, as Advanced Batch Converter has support for over 180 file types: bmp, rle, dib, rl4, rl8, sys, gif, giff, jpg, jpeg, jpe, jif, jfif, jfi, thm, j, png, jng, mng, tif, tiff, fax, g3f, g3n, tim, g3, xif, tga, targa, tar, afi, pix, bpx, psd, pdd, pcd, wmf, emf, psp, pcc, pcx, scr, dcx, jp2, j2k, jpc, jpx, j2c, pic, cel, icb, vda, win, vst, tpic, tpi, cut, pal, rgb, rgba, sgi, bw, int, inta, iri, iris, rla, rpf, ppm, pbm, pgm, pxm, rppm, rpgm, rpbm, rpxm, rpnm, rpp, rpg, rpb, rpx, rpn, ico, cur, ani, eps, 411, wbmp, wbm, wap, crw, cr2, nef, raw, pef, raf, x3f, bay, orf, srf, mrw, dng, dcr, dicom, dcm, dic, jbg, jbig, jbi, bie, avs, cin, dot, dpx, fits, fit, fpx, hdf, mat, miff, mif, mtv, palm, pal, pcl, pict, pix, pwp, sun, svg, ttf, vicar, vic, viff, vif, xbm, xcf, arw, bmq, cs1, dc2, erf, fff, hdr, ia, k25, kc2, kdc, mdc, mos, pxn, rdc, sr2, hdp, wdp, sti, xpm, pdf, eps, ps, ai, ps2, ps3, eps2, eps3, epsi, epsf, epi, ept, avi, mpeg, mpe, mpg and wmv.
The actual conversion process is extremely fast, with the whole process being over in the blink of an eye.The user interface couldn't be any easier, making use of icons wherever possible and keeping buttons to a minimum. This results in an uncluttered layout that allows the user to concentrate on the job at hand, rather than working out what everything does.All images can be viewed directly inside the program, with various details about the image being displayed, such as file size, image size and image name. Images can also be printed directly from within Advanced Batch Converter.Along with the ability to batch convert you can, of course, carry out single conversions. It also includes full support for carrying out conversions (batch or otherwise) through the use of Command Line input. This enables you to carry out conversions without the use of the GUI, and to execute these from within other programs.Image conversion is becoming increasingly essential in today's multimedia world, and this is a powerful and cheap option to carry out the task.  

2 months ago08-26 14:02 by FC Portables
Switch Sound Format Converter Plus, developed by NCH Swift Sound, is an excellent example of how to create comprehensive and functional software. It has a wide range of features and some of the best format compatibility of any audio converter software. As the overall best audio converter, Switch Plus earns the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.
Switch is just as useful for professionals that need to convert many songs into multiple formats as it is for the average person who knows they want to convert an AAC file to MP3. Switch is able to handle many different audio formats and has the largest selection of output formats of any program we reviewed. This makes it useful for many different situations and music players.
Overall, Switch really impressed us with its features, compatibility and price. And to top it all off, NCH Swift Sound also sells several add-on programs that can expand usability. With top marks in every category, Switch definitely gives you the most functionality for your money.
Supported File Formats
wav, mp3, mp2, mpga,m4a, ogg, avi, midflac, aac, wma, dct,au, aiff, ogg, raw,msv, dvf, vox, cda,atrac, gsm, dss, srishn, dss, msv, wmvwav, mp3, auaif/aiff, gsm, voxraw, ogg, flacaac, mp2, m4a,.mov, .amrand many more formats.
Other Features
Converts a variety of different audio file formats including wav, mp3, ogg, flac, aac, wma, au, aiff, ogg, msv, dvf, vox, atrac, gsm, dss and other formats into mp3 or wav.Import multiple file formats at the same time and convert to one output format.Automatically normalise audio while converting.Import and convert a playlist (m3u and pls).Import video files and extract audio (avi, mov, mpeg).MPEG Layer-3 encoder supports constant or variable bit rates from 8 to 320kbps with optional error correction and stereo modes.WAV encoder support sample rates between 6000 and 196000Hz in PCM or a number of other codecs.Up to 32000 files can be converted in one batch.Optimized CPU usage and efficient code for fastest conversion times.Switch Sound File Converter integrates directly with other sound software programs including Express Burn for CD Recording, Express Rip for Direct CD Ripping, WavePad for Sound File Editing, RecordPad for Professional Sound Recording and Express Scribe for Typing Voice Recordings.Can be run from the command line for automation and other programming applications.Switch audio file converter is intuitive and easy to use interface.
Typical Applications
Compress wav to mp3 files to save hard drive space.To open or convert strange or audio file formats not supported by other audio software you use.Extract audio from video files (favorite sound bites) for your phone or other audio player.Convert multiple format audio files to mp3 for your iPod, PSP or phone.In professional audio studios to open formats not supported by your sound editor.As a command line plugin for other software to convert or compress audio files.  

2 months ago08-25 21:09 by FC Portables
Turn your computer into a real Hot Spot! Share Internet from Mobile networks, LAN or even other WI-FI network. Use your computer as a repeater to boost wireless signal. Save money on connecting to paid Internet spots, if you have more than one device.
Network MonitorWant to know who is connected to your Wi-Fi network? Find all devices have access to your network in a single click. Network Monitor will track the connection of new and known devices.Automatic connections to ad hoc networksEasily set up automatic connections to ad hoc networks or Wireless Access Points (WAP) that would automatically connect every time when the needed network or WAP appears near your location.IP profilesTired of endless changing of IP settings? Good news, we got the solution! IP profiles allow you to set up predefined IP settings and switch between them in a second! Moreover, Wifi Suite will automatically apply needed IP settings everytime you are connected to a network.Import and Export network profilesExport your Wi-Fi profiles and save them for further use. For example, you can backup and then restore access to known networks after the OS have been reinstalled.Plenty and accuracy of informationGet all the information available about Wi-Fi interface, networks, and network profiles. As well as about the network signal quality with percentage accuracy and over 80 characteristics of Wi-Fi connections.Network statisticsBe able to view all the processes that use your Wi-Fi connection and your Internet traffic.What's new in version 14.8.10:- Fixed a problem with sharing internet access between connections in hot spot mode- Fixed a bug occurred when retrieving state of auto load option- Interface improvements  

2 months ago08-25 15:05 by FC Portables
EASEUS Partition Master is comprehensive hard disk partition management tool and system partition optimization software. EASEUS Partition Master is an ALL-IN-ONE PC & Server disk management toolkit for IT professional, system administrator, technician and consultant to provide technical service to clients with unlimited usage.
Overview:• Extend system partition to maximize computer performance.• Copy wizard to backup all data or copy entire hard disk to another without Windows reinstallation.• Basic partition features for better managing hard disk and maximizing computer performance.• Advanced partition features to maximize computer performance and minimize computer downtime.• Usability features allow you to operate directly on the disk map with the drag-and-drop and preview the changes.Here is a main function list about EASEUS Partition Master can perform:• Resize/ Move partitions• Create partitions• Delete partitions• Delete all partitions• Label partitions• Format partitions• Check partitions• Partition scheme• Create Bootable DisksWhat's New in Version 10Available to migrate OS to SSD/HDDMultiple language supported: English, Deutsch, Français and 日本語Better compatibility with SSD driveBetter support on UEFI motherboard and GPT driveNew WinPE bootable media bring more convenient performanceFixed some bugs to enhance product quality  

2 months ago08-22 20:36 by FC Portables
There are lots of scanned PDF files need to be copied, transferred or exchanged often on the Internet. However, scanned PDF documents are made from images and the file sizes are very large. It is not easy to send emails with large PDF attachments.
PDF Compressor is a FREE Windows utility that compresses scanned PDF files and reduces PDF file size from 30 MB to only 8 MB (Compression Ratio: 23%) fast and easily. This tool allows users to change the compressing value to get better compressed result and content quality. Also, the program supports batch mode and lets users compress hundreds of PDF documents at one time.PDF Compressor can save the compressed PDF documents to original PDF folder without overwriting original PDF files. But if you like, it can also output compressed files to a specified folder path.The program can automatically remove the restriction from protected PDF files as well.  

2 months ago08-22 17:25 by FC Portables
Have you ever felt embarrassed when others sit before your PC and find out where you've been on web, what media you played, what applications you used? Let the trouble go with the wind by using Clean Space now! Once you try it and you will understand it's exactly the tool you are looking for to erase the traces of your activity through PC.This easy and powerful program will stop you getting worried that someone can see sites you visit or reveal your online/offline secrets. It is also useful if you don’t want your computer to keep tones of temporary files or maintain cache of viewed files.
Whats the danger?If you do want to protect your privacy, Clean Space is the tool you need. It was designed to clear user browsing history, clean index.dat files, remove cookies, cache, logs, delete temporary internet files, autocomplete search history and any other tracks that user leaves after using PC. All you have to do is download the tool and allow it to clear the tracks about your activity. Be sure, no user documents will be deleted by mistake! Before starting the process you've got the possibility to preview the tracks and garbage files that are about to be removed. They are represented in the form of a list separated by areas. Simple double click on any item in the list and you see what it stores, for example cookies or index.dat files, then you can clear them all or just selectively.We offer you the possibility to obtain a free trial version of this software, thus you will be able to find yourself how many invisible areas are hidden in Windows that record your activity in all means! Clean Space also contains some additional built-in tools, like for example Screen Lock that will take care to protect your privacy.New program suppoprtSmart program support makes possible to clear tracks both in Windows XP and Vista as well as in the most popular browsers (IE, FireFox, Opera, Chrome), and in many other programs that you use. Every month new version comes that help Clean Space recognize and clear tracks in newly released software.Deleting without recovery!Unlike many existent programs, Clean Space includes such extremely important features as irrecoverable file deletion based on the DODD 5220.22 (Gutmann, Russian GOST) algorithms and file names-shredding. Give a try now!  

2 months ago08-20 17:09 by FC Portables
ImgBurn carries on from where DVD Decrypter left off! ImgBurn can write most types of CD/DVD/Blu-ray/BD images and it supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). Create ISO's from files on your hard disk, or burning them direct to a disc. You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media! Supported image formats: BIN, CDI, CDR, DVD, GCM, GI, IMG, ISO, LST, MDS, NRG, PDI, UDI  
Added: Holding the ALT key when clicking on DLE window's Disc pane column header will now remove the sort order (so they're then essentially sorted by addition order).Added: Ability to incrementally search the Explorer pane in the 'Disc Layout Editor' window.Added: The effective USB connection speed (1.1, 2.0, 3.0) for USB devices to the initial device scan log entries.Added: Log entry when burning showing the effective layer break position.Added: Log entry when burning that shows the number of discs a Lite-On drive thinks it has burnt.Added: Pioneer drives now list their 'Kernel Version' next to the firmware version.Added: The Windows 7+ taskbar button/progress display now turns red if an I/O error box pops up during a read/write (etc.) operation.Added: The ability to set the 'Platform ID' when building a bootable disc - thus enabling the creation of UEFI bootable discs.Added: Internal version of the 'BurnerMax Payload' code (well, what I could figure out) to allow for overburning DVD+R DL on many MediaTek chipset based drives. In practice, this only seems to work on Lite-On (and clone) drives that have 'Force HyperTuning' enabled.Added: MSF info to the 'Sector Viewer' tool.Added: Allow for larger I/O buffer (1GB).Added: Option to pick the transfer size (32KB -> 512 KB) used when reading / writing files.Added: Option to enable/disable the OS's buffering when writing image files.Added: Ability to make the Explorer pane in the DLE window 'Read Only'.Added: Support for Opus audio compression format.Added: Support for TAK lossless audio compression format (including embedded CUE sheets).Added: Ability to use a '*' wildcard for 'backup list' directory entries in an IBB project file (applies to Advanced input mode).Added: A few keyboard shortcuts to the DLE window. (Ctrl+Shift+C = New Disc (Clear), Ctrl+Shift+D = Add Folder (Directory), Ctrl+Shift+F = Add Files, Ctrl+Shift+N = New Folder)Changed: No longer bundling/offering the toolbar in the setup program, OpenCandy now handles product offerings during installation.Changed: Buffered I/O is now enabled by default for reading/writing files.Changed: Update the splashscreen logo.Changed: The 'Delete' option/button in the Disc Layout Editor has been renamed to 'Remove' so it matches the one in Standard input mode (and so people aren't put off by the term 'Delete' - thinking it'll actually delete the file on their hard drive).Changed/Fixed: Detect oversized UDF File Entry descriptors and don't attempt to parse them.Changed/Fixed: Restore 'Disc Layout Editor' window's focus when the application becomes active.Changed/Fixed: Workaround for the new 16x LG Blu-ray writers that report the wrong (a truncated) current write speed value in the 'GET PERFORMANCE' response when burning at 16x.Changed/Fixed: Workaround for newer LG drives with the 'Silent Play' feature that seem to ignore attempts to set the read speed via the 'SET STREAMING' command. They get fixed on 1x and won't read any faster!Changed/Fixed: Attempt to block users from trying to write discs their 'combo' drive doesn't support (i.e. a DVD+RW/BD-ROM combo drive trying to burn BD-R).Changed/Fixed: Potential errors were being ignored/lost when setting a 'changeable' layer break position to its current/maximum value. The program now reports them.Changed/Fixed: Tweaked the 'browse for folder/file' dialog code to hopefully stop the OS from throwing up a 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X:.' error when the MRU location is a drive that no longer has a disc in it.Changed/Fixed: Reworked some commands that could optionally not use 'Immediate I/O'. Old code could fall back to 'Non-Immediate I/O' and loose the initial error message from the 'Immediate I/O' version of the command.Changed/Fixed: Made an adjustment (potential bug fix) to my drag+drop component's code. It may cut down on crashes / weird things happening as a result of the user having performed a d+d operation.Changed/Fixed: 'Shutdown Computer' checkboxes should have read 'Shut Down Computer'.Changed/Fixed: Recently added 'MID' info to was missing from the disc info text in Read / Verify modes.Fixed: Cosmetic issue displaying numbers when the user's 'thousands separator' is set to nothing.Fixed: Displaying wrong firmware subversion on newer LG Blu-ray drives (BH14+).Fixed: Memory leak when burning Audio CDs that use DirectShow for decoding.Fixed: Memory leak when burning an Audio CDs where the files are already in the correct format for burning (no decode required).Fixed: Potential access violation when reading a field in a UDF 'File Set Descriptor'.Fixed: Old (orphaned) AWS related registry/ini file entries were being left behind - this was perfectly fine, it's just nice to keep the place tidy!Fixed: DLE Window's Disc Toolbar wasn't being resized for higher DPI systems - meaning the buttons weren't fully visible.Fixed: When outputting Mode2/Form1/2352 from Build mode, the program didn't take into account any additional data type conversion required for the drive - this could produce a corrupt disc.

2 months ago08-20 16:39 by FC Portables
Photo Retoucher allows you to remove unwanted people and objects from pictures without leaving the smallest trace. Thanks to the latest technology, this program automatically analyzes the image, and fills in the blank area with the original background. SoftOrbits’ Photo Retoucher is also designed to work with other tasks: removing skin imperfection, cleaning up film grain and digital noise, removing scratches and spots, reconstructing damages images, restoring old photos.
Key features: Remove unwanted watermarks, date stamps, people, cars, rubbish and other objects from new photosRejuvenate old photosRetouch Portraits, remove skin defectsEasy-to-use and user-friendlyNo need to install large photo editors  

2 months ago08-20 15:59 by FC Portables
iPhone becomes sluggish? Annoying ads keeps showing up while playing games on iPad? iPod is full of duplicate music? Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro is an all-in-one tool to fix all iPhone, iPad and iPod issues for you. This tool is further divided into 6 small tools specializing in fixing certain issues.
Main Functions:- Optimizes, cleans, and fixes a variety of iOS problems with just 1 click.- 3 options to optimize iOS: Speedup&Clean, Ads Remove and Fix iOS Stuck.- 2 ways to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod data: Files Manager and Backup&Restore.- 1 effective way to unlock iPhone lock screen: Passcode Unlocker.- Safe and quick iOS fix utility. No jailbreak required.- Support all iOS devices (iOS 8/7.1 included).Great Cleanup Utility to Speed Up iPhone, iPad and iPodThe Speedup&Clean feature of Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro offers the easiest way to optimize iOS. It enables you to rid of unneeded files so that your device could have more free space and the apps runs more smoothly.- Provide 2 ways to clean iPhone, iPad and iPod: Quick Clean and Deep Clean.- Scan for and clean up app cookies, app crash logs, photo caches, call history, iTunes Radio caches and other junk files.- Decide and set certain types of files to clean by your own.- All junk files can be cleaned with one click.Share and Manage Music, Videos, Apps without iTunes RestrictionYou can easily manage files on your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Simply connect your device with PC and all the rest can be done within several clicks.- Manage 8 types of files: Contacts, Notes, Calendar, APP, Video, Bookmark, Photo and Music.- Directly add items to iOS devices.- Detect & delete duplicates or unwanted items.- Export files from iDevice to your computer.- One click to merge the same contacts into one.Backup and Restore iOS Data without iTunesiTunes can't recognize your iPhone? Even without iTunes, you can still backup and restore iPhone, iPad and iPod from iTunes backup.- Faster than iTunes as there's no need to load all iTunes library when backup and restore.- Automatically list all iTunes backups for you to restore from.- Delete unneeded backups and save more space on your hard drive.Block Ads on iPhone, iPad and iPodiPhone Care Pro could be a great iOS ads blocker which easily block or remove ads and banners in apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's a must-have tool if you want to enjoy a totally ad-free environment.- Block ads from all popular apps: Pandora, YouTube, Airborne, etc.- Remove only ads. No damage to your apps and no leaking of personal information.- Improve system performance of iOS devices to a large extent.Fix Various iOS Stuck Relating to iOS Upgrade, Overheat and MoreiPhone, iPad and iPod could easily get stuck in recovery mode, DFU more, white/black Apple logo, etc. Whatever causes the iOS stuck, you can always resort to iPhone Care Pro.- Put iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch into and out of Recovery Mode with a single click, when you can't boot your iPhone properly- Reboot your device when you need a firmware restore but Home or Power button doesn't work; iDevice is locked with a passcode that you don't know; iPhone won't activate, and you need to update the iOS, etc.Unlock Locked iPhoneIf you forgot iPhone lock-screen password and was locked out of your iPhone, Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro could help you remove iPhone open password and gain access to iPhone.- Easily and safely unlock iPhone. No damage to iPhone data and system.- Get you the lock-screen passcode and allow you to copy to another place for viewing.Support All iOS Devices (Including the Latest iOS 8 Devices)Except for the Password Unlocker feature (works only for iPhone), all the other functions work for iPhone, iPad and iPod alike. The following chart might give you a clear idea on what devices Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro supports.Except for the Password Unlocker feature (works only for iPhone), all the other functions work for iPhone, iPad and iPod alike. The following chart might give you a clear idea on what devices Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro supports.  

2 months ago08-20 13:03 by FC Portables
Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager that is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout. Multi Commander has a everything you need in your daily works with files to make your work fast and efficient.
It has all the standard features like a file manager has like copy, move, rename, view. But Multi Commanders big strength is the special features that allow you to do advanced task with ease. Like Auto-unpacking, Auto-sorting, Browse inside archives, Workspace support, Scripting, Searching and a lot more. And it allows you to do everything from the keyboard.Features: Tabs allowing you to have multiple folders open.Caching that enable fast file browsing.Background work for all tasks that takes time to finish, allowing you to continue working without interruptions.Customize the layout and colors to fit your styling needs.Extensions and plugins that will increase the functionality of Multi Commander.FTP, Registry , Zip, 7-Zip, Rar , Tar , GZ , Bz2 , Jar Support.View and Change file permissions, Take ownership of files.Picture tools like Convert / Rotate Pictures, View/Remove EXIF tags, Adjust EXIF Date of pictures.Show Movie information from IMDB/Rotten tomato as extra columns on you movie files.Audio tools like View Audio file properties, View/Edit MP3 Tags.Open API for developers to create extensions and plugins.Remember selections when you get back from another location when browsing the filesystem.Use mouse and drag and drop or use quick keyboard command for all the task.FileOperations plugins that can automatically sort / unpack files when they are moved or copied.File viewer that lets you view files of any size, as ASCII/Unicode/UTF8/Binary and Hex.Both 32bit and 64bit versions available.Handle folders with many thousands of files with easy, And use power full filters to limit what you want to view.Compare folders and select the files and folders that are different, that are the same and many other options.Power full script engine allowing you to create script that automate tasks.  

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