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March 2016

Configure qBittorrent to block transfers on VPN disconnect

If you are using a virtual private network while downloading torrents, then you may be interested in an option that qBittorrent makes available that blocks transfers automatically if the VPN connection drops.

VPNs are useful to improve your privacy on the Internet but like any other connection, they may disconnect from time to time.

Keypirinha is a new Windows launcher

Keypirinha is a new Windows launcher that lets you search for and run files on the system, and run other actions like web searches from its interface.

Are launchers making a comeback on Windows? Keypirinha is the second launcher reviewed this month (Wox was the first).

Keypirinha is a new program that is listed as beta currently by its developer. While that is the case, it is pretty advanced already and did not cause any issues during tests.

Firelux brings f.lux functionality to Firefox

Firelux is a brand new add-on for the Firefox web browser that brings f.lux like functionality that adapts the color of the screen to the time of day to Firefox.

The main idea behind f.lux and comparable programs is to improve the computer screen when it is dark outside by adjusting the color of the screen at night to be warmer.

Not only is this more pleasing to the eye, it apparently helps people who work on the computer until late at night better.

LogWizard is a powerful Windows Log Viewer

LogWizard is a free, open source, log viewer for the Windows operating system that offers powerful features and an easy to use interface.

The program has been designed with ease of use in mind. Everything that is provided by the program is accessible via hotkeys, the right-click mouse menu, and the actions button in the program's interface.

The program supports several different types of log files including csv, xml, Windows Event Logs, Debug Viewer logs, and many other plain text log formats.

The Apple iPad Pro is not the ultimate PC replacement

If you have followed Apple's -- rather uninspiring -- event yesterday you may know that the company announced a new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, a smaller version of the IPad Pro released last year.

During the presentation, Phil Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, made two statements in regards to PCs.

The Apple iPad Pro is not the PC ultimate replacement

If you have followed Apple's -- rather uninspiring -- event yesterday you may know that the company announced a new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, a smaller version of the IPad Pro released last year.

During the presentation, Phil Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, made two statements in regards to PCs.

Find out what happened recently on your Windows PC

If you want to find out what happened recently on your Windows PC, say which programs or files were opened or saved, or which USB devices were connected to it, then you can either dig deep into the Windows Registry and Event log, or use specialized software which makes the process more comfortable.

Nirsoft created several programs in the past that assist you in finding out more about the various actions and events on a machine running Windows.

Transmission BitTorrent client released for Windows

The popular BitTorrent client Transmission, formerly only available for Mac OS X and Linux distributions, has been released as a binary for Windows officially.

The new release is not advertised yet on the project's website but Windows users who are interested in trying out the program on their operating system can download it from the official files repository (scroll down to the end).

Firefox 47: Tab-based temporary user agent switching

Firefox 47 ships with a new feature that enables you to change the user agent on individual tabs temporarily.

The feature, designed to help webmasters and designers test web resources using different user-agents, can be used by regular users of the browser as well in the same fashion.

While it is usually not necessary to change the user agent when accessing sites, some sites may provide access to different content based on the user agent of the connecting web browser.

Bitrix24 workplace social intranet – now free for unlimited users

Ever dreamed about having your own Facebook-style social network for the workplace? Bitrix24 is exactly that and a lot more: a private social network where you and your colleagues, co-workers, and collaborators can communicate (share and comment on work related posts), create projects, share a calendar of events, and assign and share tasks.

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