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.

You can sign up or sign in with your Google account and import the feeds automatically from Google Reader, making the transition seamless.

OR, you can read our selection of news about cool stuff, below. For browsing the news you can use the left / right keys or the arrow buttons from the top menu. To open the current news use the ALT key.
1 month ago11-12 14:49 by FC Portables
Today's cyber criminals build software designed to slip past antivirus programs undetected. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium crushes these threats with innovative technologies designed to defend you while keeping your online experience fast and hassle free.
What it does for you• Detects and protects against malware in real-time• Blocks hacking and phishing attempts• Schedules automatic scanning• Offers three flexible scanning modesHow it works for you• Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware• Malicious website blocking• Real-time protection• Heuristic detection• Integrated Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit• Hyper Scan mode• Scan/Databse update scheduler• Integrated Malwarebytes Chameleon• Advanced malware removal• Antivirus compatibilityWhat makes Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium differentFinds what antivirus doesn'tThree proprietary technologies (signature, heuristics, and behavorial) automatically protect you and your online experience from malware that antivirus products don't detect.Removes what antivirus can'tEmploys malware removal techniques so innovative that computer technicians often recommend Malwarebytes when an antivirus can't finish the job.Practices self-defenseProprietary Malwarebytes Chameleon technology protects Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium against malware's attempts to disable it, so you're always protected.Finds even deeply embedded rootkitsMalwarebytes Anti-Rootkit technology drills down and removes malicious rootkits, one of the most dangerous forms of malware.Protects you from fake websitesBlocks malicious websites that can steal your credit card information or identity, or that can install malware.Works faster and leaves a small footprintOffers lightning fast Hyper Scan mode and takes up less space on your hard drive than 10 digital music files.

1 month ago11-12 14:21 by FC Portables
Casper creates a complete copy of your Windows system drive, including the operating system, applications, settings, and all of your data. Lightning-fast, with integrated scheduling and exclusive SmartClone™ technology, Casper makes it a snap to keep a complete image file backup or instantly-bootable backup replacement drive for your system. When disaster strikes, you can restore your backup image or simply boot and run your computer directly from your bootable backup and be back up and running again immediately.
Maintain a Bootable Backup Replacement for Instant Recovery Casper makes it a breeze to maintain a complete and instantly bootable backup replacement drive for your system. Should your system drive fail or become corrupted by a virus or spyware attack, you can boot and run your computer directly from your backup drive and be up and running again in seconds! No restoration required. You save time and eliminate downtime. You just boot and run from your dedicated Casper backup drive. It’s that Easy! Create Complete Disk Image Backups for Selectable Point-In-Time Recovery Casper also makes it easy to maintain complete disk image backups as files, which can be stored virtually anywhere, including on a drive containing other files or remotely on a network attached storage device. Should your system drive fail or become corrupted, you can use these backups to choose a specific point-in-time in which to restore your computer. Maintain multiple, full system backups on a single device. SmartRestore™ technology makes recovery easy. You choose which backup to restore and let Casper do the rest! Convenient and Easy-to-use Casper allows complete system backups to be performed at any time without ever leaving Windows. You don’t need to stop working and restart the computer to create a backup. Easy to follow wizards and innovative technologies like Casper SmartStart™ make it easier than ever to create and maintain complete systems backups for your PC. Fast Backups, Stress-free, Rapid Recovery With its exclusive SmartClone™ technology, Casper can maintain a complete backup replacement hard drive or image file backup for your system in the same amount of time required by other backup and disk imaging software to perform a partial or incremental backup to a proprietary archive. A Casper bootable backup can be used as an immediate replacement for a failed or corrupted hard drive. Since Casper does not store data in a proprietary format, there is no special rescue disk or data restoration process required to facilitate recovery from a bootable backup. Casper's innovative SmartRestore technology provides easy, one-step support for restoring a backup. Casper automatically locates available backups, you choose which backup to restore, and then Casper does the rest.
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With Casper’s exclusive Automatic Copy Verification technology, you can rest easy knowing your backup has not been compromised by faulty RAM, a defective cable, failing disk or bad controller interface. Automatic Pre-Image Verification ensures that all data on the source drive is accessible before updating an existing backup.
For added peace of mind, Casper’s bootable backup can be tested immediately after creation by simply configuring the computer to boot from it — completely eliminating any worry about the integrity of the backup.

1 month ago11-11 21:44 by FC Portables
Auslogics Disk Defrag Touch is an unusual disk defragger built for touch-screen computers (although it runs just fine with a mouse and keyboard, too). The program has a very Windows 8-like interface, and we don't just mean "it uses a few colorful tiles". It takes your full screen, has the same bold look to the interface, similar layout for its options, and you can swipe left or right on a touch screen, spin the mouse wheel or drag the mouse left or right to see what else is on offer.
Get past the visuals and defragging works more or less as you'd expect. You choose a drive; analyse it, launch a quick or full defrag; and then watch as the usual drive map keeps you up-to-date with progress.
Performance is great, as the program is based on Auslogics' regular disk defragger. But if you still don't have time to run a full defrag, no problem: Auslogics
Disk Defrag Touch also includes an "Optimize Programs" section which appears to defragment files relating to a particular application only.
There are some useful tweaks and settings. You can have the program delete temporary files before defragging, speeding up the process. An option to skip large file fragments also improves defrag speed without making much difference to your final system performance. Or you might tell the program to move system files to the beginning of the disk, which means defragging could take a lot longer, but you should see a faster system afterwards.  

1 month ago11-09 14:44 by FC Portables
PhotoZoom Pro 6 brings you world's best technologies for enlarging (and downsizing) digital images. Our revolutionary S-Spline Max algorithm takes the patented and many times awarded S-Spline technology to the next level. PhotoZoom Pro 6 is able to render perfect photo enlargements of unequalled quality. Using our powerful yet easy-to-use software interface, you can create sharp, crisp clear image magnifications, without introducing serrated edges, blurriness, or unnatural looking artifacts. This software is perfectly suited for image magnification in DTP, industrial image processing (such as in space technology), medical applications, security, large format printing, digital photography, and online publication, or for enhancing images from the Internet.
PhotoZoom Pro not only creates larger images than any other software (up to 1 million by 1 million pixels), it also produces higher quality results. PhotoZoom Pro is equipped with S-Spline Max, a unique, patented image resize technology which excels at preserving clean edges, sharpness, and fine details. Even noisy, compressed originals can be enlarged successfully. Normally, noise and JPEG compression artifacts become disturbingly visible during enlargement. PhotoZoom Pro however offers the tools to eliminate these distortions.BenVista’s unique S-Spline Max technique is specialized in creating sharp, crisp clear, and true to nature image enlargements. Both strong edges and subtle details are being preserved efficiently. In addition, S-Spline Max is able to reconstruct the shapes of portrayed subjects in a very refined way, allowing them to keep looking natural in enlarged form.PhotoZoom Pro 6 makes short work of notorious problems like jagged lines, halos, noise, and artifacts. With the new technology for reducing JPEG compression artifacts, you can create acceptable results even when you have compressed, low quality originals to start with.Featuring: • S-Spline Max interpolation algorithm! • Higher quality image enlargements & higher quality downsizing • Advanced fine-tuning tools: create your own presets & save them for later • Batch processing • Multi-processor support • Works as stand-alone application, as well as Automation plug-in and Export plug-in for Photoshop • Extreme enlargements: up to 1 million by 1 million pixels! • Extensive support for high-end images • Compatible with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Adobe PhotoshopWhat’s new in PhotoZoom Pro 6: * Enlarges and downsizes images at the highest possible quality, through BenVista’s latest S-Spline interpolation technology. Also excels at reducing (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals. * New Crispness and Vividness settings for brilliant, lively photo enlargements * New, optimized presets for different types of images * Split screen previewing: compare different resize methods at a glance * Raw images are now also supported by the stand-alone application (plug-in already supported Raw) * Improved GPU acceleration for even faster image processing * Official support for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Windows 8, and Photoshop CC  

2 months ago11-04 14:16 by FC Portables
The world’s #1 iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch data recovery software to recover lost contacts, text messages, pictures, notes, and much more. Recover deleted messages, photos, contacts, videos and more from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you accidentally deleted files or corrupted your OS with a software update, Dr. Fone for iOS (fully compatible with iOS 8) can restore your most important data.
What's New in Version 5.3.0:1. Fully support recovering files from iOS 8 iCloud backup files;2. Support to recover WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup files;3. Fully support recovering latest WhatsApp;4. Fixed the bug for iTunes 12 users that not being able to recover messages to devices;5. Fixed some other bugs.  

2 months ago11-03 21:10 by FC Portables
Forte Agent has been the top-rated newsreader on the Internet since 1995 because it's the only newsreader that provides full, integrated support for: Text Newsgroups · Agent's threaded news interface and rich set of commands for search, navigation, and filtering continue to set the standard for text newsgroups. Optimized for Downloading Whether text or binary, Agent is optimized for fast, efficient, and cost-effective downloading.
Agent is the most powerful newsreader and email program for managing your communications:Multiple News Servers Agent makes it easy to automate access to all your News Servers and NZB Sites while minimizing your connection costs.Multiple Email Accounts Send and receive email with multiplePOP accounts and multiple SMTP servers.Personas Personalize and protect your identity in both email and newsgroups.Free 3 Month APN Trial Buy or Upgrade to Agent 4.2 and receive a Free 3 Month APN Trial account with your purchase.Integrated Newsreader and EmailBinary Newsgroups Agent was the first major newsreader to join multi-part binaries and support yEnc encoding. Today, Agent remains on the leading edge of binary Usenet with features such as NZB.Text Newsgroups Agent's rich set of commands for search, navigation, and filtering continue to set the standard for text newsgroups.Internet Email Agent allows you to seamlessly send and receive email via multiple POP accounts and SMTP servers without being exploited by viruses or trojans.Adaptive Junk Filtering Agent combines advanced Bayesian statistics with identity management to remove junk messages without losing messages from your trusted contacts.Multiple News Servers and Email AccountsMultiple News Servers Configure Agent to interact with all your favorite Usenet and private news servers. Get headers from one Usenet server and bodies from a different server. Agent makes it easy to reduce your download costs.Virtual News Servers Tired of news servers with missing groups and missing messages? Let Agent automatically combine the content from multiple servers to fill in the missing parts.Multiple Email Accounts Collect email from multiple POP accounts and send via multiple SMTP servers. Laptop users will appreciate Agent's mobility features.Optimized for Binary AttachmentsNZB Support Agent automatically processes NZB files to streamline the process of downloading large binaries.Image Preview Agent lets you quickly preview Usenet and Email images. You can view images in the message body or open a separate Preview Window. Image preview is ideal for sampling newsgroups.Saving Attachments Agent gives you complete control over how and where to save attachments. Store GIF and JPG files in the newsgroup. Automatically detach RAR and PAR files. Agent can even create a unique attachment folder for each newsgroup.Folder Schemes Agent is easy to configure because News and Email folders are based on schemes. Agent is pre-configured with schemes for Binary and Text groups. Create your ownschemes for MP3s, Pictures, or DVDs.Identity ManagementRoute by Identity (RBI) Don't write filters to route email messages. Teach Agent to route and file automatically by dragging messages to folders that are enabled for Route byIdentity.Multiple Personas Personalize your identity on the Internet by creating personas for email and news. Customize each persona by changing the email address, signature, and other messagefields.Persona Protection Agent automatically memorizes the way you use personas. As you enter contacts on a new email, Agent's will advise you of any conflicts.Robust DownloadingUsenet Automation Agent makes it simple to mark groups and messages for download. Customize the way Agent prioritizes and downloads headers and bodies. Tasks will run in parallel tofully utilize servers and connections.Safe HTML Downloads Agent renders HTML messages on your terms. Agent will only downloads images from the contacts you trust.Maximize Connections Agent automatically detects and utilizes the maximum number of connections available on your news server.  

2 months ago11-03 20:50 by FC Portables
Extreme Picture Finder is a powerful web image downloader. It can download images, music, video or any other files from any website automatically and very fast. Simply enter the website address, choose what files to download and where to save them and let Extreme Picture Finder do the rest for you. And you can instantly view the downloaded files in the built-in image viewer.The program can be configured to download images even from password-protected or TGP websites. Using advanced settings you can make Extreme Picture Finder skip certain parts of websites, like entire folders or single pages to make the download process even faster.
Don't know where to start downloading? Extreme Picture Finder offers a built-in online projects database with thousands of website addresses sorted by category: Desktop Wallpapers, Cars, Girls, Nature and many, many others.Another great feature of the program is, as the name suggests, a built-in picture finder. Just enter the keyword and the program will find and download thousands of pictures for you. It has different search modes allowing you vary the level of your interaction with the download process. You can let the program find and download only thumbnails and you'll see hundreds of images flying to you in a matter of seconds - this is the fastest search mode. Then you can choose which full-size images to download manually. Of course, you can make Extreme Picture Finder find, download and save both thumbnails and full-size images automatically, or only full-size images. Plus the program can save all images that were found on the same page, where the original full-size image is located - the related images.Features Download your choice of images, music, video or any other files from websites automaticallyDownload from TGP and password-protected sitesDownload list of URLsBuilt-in web picture finderUp to 30 simultaneous downloads - you'll have your files very fastBuilt-in database with thousands of website addressesBuilt-in picture viewer with thumbnails and slide-show modeUser-friendly interface was translated into many languages  

2 months ago11-03 18:02 by FC Portables
AOMEI Backupper lets you securely backup PC and Server, provides one-click backup your system partition or disk and does it in minutes. This software also can explore the created image and restore it to the hard drive if your data gets lost or corrupted. You can create a bootable rescue disk for recovering your data when the system crashes and the application cannot be accessed from the Windows interface. AOMEI Backupper lets you clone the partition or disk, too. The software already supports the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) that enables the data backup process and does not interfere the running applications.
System Backup: One-click back up all data of system drive, including system files and installed applications without interrupting system run.• Disk Backup: Backup your hard disk drives including MBR disk, GPT disk, external hard drive, USB disk, and other storage devices that can be recognized by Windows.• Partition and Volume Backup: If you just want to backup a partition or volume, not the entire disk, the feature will be your best choice. With it, you can backup one or multiple partitions/volumes (including dynamic volumes) to an image file.
When your computer occurs some problems, such as accidentally deleted files, the system can not start, virus damage, by using the created backup before, you can restore system to its previous normal state or retrieve lost data.• System Recovery: Easily and quickly restore system partition and ensure system bootable after completing the recovery process.• Disk and Partition Recovery: Reliably recover the whole hard disk drive, partition or dynamic volume to original state.• Selective file restore: Selectively restore individual files and folders from a backup image file without recovering the entire backup.
In addition to backup and restore functions, AOMEI Backupper supports cloning operations. If you need to upgrade hard drive, or replace old disk, or migrate hard drive to new one, this feature can be more convenient to your work.
Disk Clone: Directly copy one hard drive to another without creating an image file. The program allows you to resize partitions during this cloning process, and supports to clone small disk to larger disk as well as copy traditional hard drive to solid state drive.• Partition and Volume Clone: Directly create an exact duplication of partition or dynamic volume and exactly transfer it to another partition or volume.
AOMEI Backupper Other Features:
Incremental & differential backups: Based on a full backup, the software supports to create incremental or differential backups to taking less time and save storage space.• Encryption and Compression: You can set a password for each backups to prevent unauthorized access. When the backup process, specify an industry leading compression algorithm to compress image file in order to take up less disk space.• Image file checker and explorer: Check data integrity of image file to ensure the backups can be restored successfully. Mount image files to a virtual partition so that you can browse the contents of the backups in Windows Explorer.• Comment Backups and Splitting Backups: Add comments to backups so that the backups can be further identified and clarified. Let you know what a backup is for or what it contains. Splitting Backups can split backup an image file into proper sizes to fit storage media.• Create Bootable Rescue Media: You can create a bootable media (e.g. CD or USB media) to restore system drive on the condition that Windows can not boot.
Supported OS: Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit).Storage Devices: Supports all storage devices recognized by Windows, such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD, USB external disks, Hardware RAID and so on. Moreover, supports MBR and GPT style, and fully support capacities greater than 2TB.  

2 months ago11-03 14:21 by FC Portables
NCH Software's VideoPad Video Editor Professional is a full-featured video-editing tool that is surprisingly easy to use. It can combine numerous clips and soundtracks in a wide range of video formats into movie projects, or build an entire production out of a single clip. It supports drag-and-drop editing, real-time effects previews, format conversion, importing and exporting files, captions, narration, and more. It can burn DVDs, HDs, and Blu-ray discs and output video to portable devices. It can also capture video from camcorders and other devices.
Stunning Transition EffectsChoose from a range of fade transitions to give your movie that professional touch. Preview the effects in real time. Customize the duration of the effect.Amazing Audio ToolsImport and mix music tracks like a pro. Make your own custom movie soundtrack. Record your own narrations with the click of a button. Import pre-recorded narrations, sound effects or music.Complete Video OptimizationFine tune brightness, saturation and color for your video. Add photos and digital images with a click of a button. Apply effects like black & white, sepia tone and negative. Add text captions to your movie.Share With Your Family and Friends- Burn to DVD and watch in your living room on your TV. Save for Youtube and share online with friends.- Save to PSP, iPod, iPhone or 3GP mobile phone. Save to your PC as a high-quality digital movie.Technical InformationSupported Input Formats- Video - avi, mpeg, wmv, divX, Xvid, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, mp4, mov, asf, vob, ogm, .3gp, H.264, RM and many more.- Image - bmp, gif, jpg, jif, jiff, jpeg, exif, png, tif, tiff, psd, tga, pcx, jp2, wmf, ico- Audio - wav, mp3, mp2, mpga, m4a, ogg, avi, mid, flac, aac, wma, dct, au, aiff, ogg, raw, dvf, vox, cda, atrac, gsm, sri, shn, dss, msv, wmv and many more.Supported Output Formats- Disc export - DVD, CD, Blu-ray Discs, HD-DVD- Video export - avi, wmv, asf, mpg, 3gp, mp4, mov, YouTube, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Mobile PhoneSupported Devices- VideoPad supports just about any type of video input device including DV based or HDD camcorders.  

2 months ago10-30 20:55 by FC Portables
PhotoGUN is a powerful app that makes it possible to process thousands of photos at once! No more time consuming repetitive work! Simply drag and drop one, hundreds or thousands of photos, you need to process, to the drop-window and select one or multiple operations you want to apply to them. Click the button and “here it is”, all processed photo-files are stored to the separate output folder.
You can:- Resize to make the photos more suitable for email, blog or any other web, personal or marketing use,- Adjust Brightness, Contrast and Saturation to enhance the light and colour balance,- Add the professional touch to your photos and apply “Vignetting”, a creative effect, to draw attention to the center of the frame,- Add watermark to prevent unauthorised usage, adding copyright text or company logo with a customizable transparency level and other parameters. You can also use this operation to merge the photos,- Crop to cut away not needed image parts,- Rotate to change the image orientations,- Mirror to flip the image vertically and horizontally,- Blur to hide some levels of the details of your photos,- Add the Borders for perfect look using the different frame thicknesses and colours,- Swap the RGB-channels,- Apply the Histogram optimisation for automagically improvement of the photos which were token under the similar conditions,- Binarize the images using the threshold value and produce the monochromatic results,- Grayscale to do convert the colour images into black/gray/white representation,- Invert the photos,- Convert the file format to/from JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, XPM, PPM. Including the full range quality compression of JPEG ranging from 1% to 100%,- Give new names to your photos and use flexible choice which allows adding at end of the filenames odd, even and all digits,- Change the order of the operations and achieve to optimal result,- Save the operation-flows as presets that you’ll need over and over again.The App has the realtime photo editing preview with retina-ready graphics.You can:- preview all images on each stage of the applied operations by clicking the eye-symbol on the flow-thumbnails,- preview resulted photo in the small window as well in the embedded previewer using the original image size,- preview the resulted photos during creation process in the batch-dialog.We hope you will have as much fun using “PhotoGUN” as we have creating it for you!  

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