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The best free Mac video editor 2017
Macs and video have long been up a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Professionals were editing in Avid back in the late 1980s, and iMovie debuted in 1999 alongside the FireWire-enabled iMac DV.Today’s Macs are much...
Incapsula is a content delivery network developed by Imperva, a successful data and application security company.This is a premier CDN aimed at business and enterprise users, and priced accordingly. But...
EE broadband just became the cheapest internet provider on the market
Stand aside, Sky. Budge up, BT. Take a hike, TalkTalk. And...erm...something alliterative with Virgin Media. EE is the big new player in the broadband deals game, and it's cheaper than all of you!EE is...
The best free back to school software 2017
With students everywhere preparing to head back to school and college, it's time to make sure you and your kids are prepared with all the essentials for the coming term or semester.Whatever the subject...
Download of the day – Any Video Converter Free
Any Video Converter Free is the easiest way to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and a wealth of other sites. Simply copy the video's URL from your web browser, paste it into the text box...
This is why the first CRISPR baby won’t be born in the US
Free of the disease-causing mutationOHSUThe media well and truly pricked up its collective ears when US geneticist Shoukhrat Mitalipov last month showed that he could use the CRISPR gene-editing system...
Download of the day – Real Drone Simulator
If you want to practice your flying skills before taking your drone out for its maiden flight, or just want to get an idea of what it's like to control one, you need Real Drone Simulator.This awesome...
Internet giants need to be reined in for the public good
Erik Von Weber/Getty ARE Facebook, Google and Amazon monopolies that need to be regulated like utility companies? That anti-free-market position has reportedly won an unlikely champion in the White House,...
Sky VIP arrives to reward loyal customers with free Sky Go Extra and more
Sky has announced a new rewards program called Sky VIP, which gives you extra rewards based on the amount of time you've been a Sky subscriber. The rewards include free tickets to sports events, free...
Download of the day – HitFilm Express
If you're still using Windows Movie Maker you're in for a treat – there's a whole world of amazing free video editors available to download free, and HitFilm Express is one of the best.This professional...
The best free PDF to JPG converter 2017
PDFs are designed for easy access on any device running any operating system, but sometimes JPGs are more convenient. You might want to make some small changes without investing in a costly premium PDF...
The best Microsoft programs killed before their time
Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be dropping its classic drawing app Microsoft Paint into the Recycle Bin with the launch of this year's Fall Creator's Update. Windows users reacted with horror...
The best free screen recorder for games 2017
When it comes to recording and streaming games, you need a tool designed specifically for the task. Some YouTubers and Twitchers choose to invest in premium software, but there are brilliant free screen...
Kaspersky is giving away its antivirus for free
Kaspersky has kicked off the global launch of a free antivirus program which covers the core anti-malware capabilities, while leaving more advanced features as the domain of its paid-for products.Kaspersky...
Microsoft Paint won't be hung out to dry just yet
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson has provided us with the following statement on the matter, affirming its position put forth in the noted blog post:“MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new...
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall
More than just an antivirus tool, ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall is more of a security suite, comprising virus protection, a firewall, phishing protection, and even secure online storage.ZoneAlarm...
Comodo Free Antivirus
If you've tried Comodo Antivirus in the past, it now looks a little different – and this is certainly no bad thing (and there are themes if you want the retro look). Comodo Free AntivirusWhere to download:...
Best free games for iPhone and iPad
If you count the number of games on App Store and calculate the time you’ll need to play all of them, you probably got the best task to kill your time. It is almost impossible to play all the games on...
Download of the day – Luminar for Windows
Luminar is a superb photo editor that offers a great selection of one-click enhancing effects as well as manual settings. Until now it's been exclusive to macOS – but not any more. Developer MacPhun is...
Best CRMs for SMBs in 2017
Price: A free Starter plan is free for 3 users. Premium plans start at $8.33 (£6.50, AU$11) per user per month. A 30-day free trial is available.Apptivo is a comprehensive CRM which provides an easy way...
EE now offers free Apple Music with no data charges for six months
Fancy totally free music streaming on your phone? If you’re an EE customer, that will soon be the reality with the Apple Music streaming service.EE is now offering all of its pay monthly and SIM only...
Amazon has must-see deals still going on after Prime Day
Some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals are over. Cheap computers, TVs, smartphones, tablets, and smarthome devices are still out there, but they’re not going to be as easy to find on sale en masse. Fortunately,...
Online protest fights deregulation of internet-service providers
This article originally appeared on ZDNet.There's one issue that Americans agree on. Regardless of income and education levels, race, gender or even whether they're Democrats and Republicans, Americans...
Virgin Mobile is the first network to make your Twitter usage free
As networks fall over themselves to offer customers perks such as free access to services and ‘free data’ with certain apps, Virgin Mobile is the first one to offer unlimited usage of Twitter without...
Download of the day – A Day in the Life of a Slice of Bread
A Day in the Life of a Slice of Bread is a bizarre text adventure, and it's available to download and play free from Itch.io.ADitLoaSoB (a catchy initialism if ever we saw one) presents you with a series...
Top 10 best VPN browser extensions
Using a full-scale VPN service has multiple benefits: Wi-Fi connections are encrypted, a new IP address hides your identity, and you may be able to access sites you can't normally reach.There are downsides,...
Download of the day – Ryse: Son of Rome
GameSessions is a service that lets you try PC games free before deciding whether to buy them. Today, it launched GameSessions Giveaways – a new service that gives away games to download, play and keep...
Download of the day: Passpartout
In free indie game Passpartout, you play a penniless French artist, who must eke out a living and build a reputation selling works created using the equivalent of brightly coloured finger paints. Draw...
Comodo Free Firewall
When some people describe the internet, they say it’s a jungle out there. And that’s true, if it’s a jungle where every single creature is lined up and tooled up, ready to attack you the second you arrived....
Avast Pro Antivirus
It may be best known for its free antivirus, but Prague-based Avast is a cyber-security giant which reports 400 million users and claims to have 40% of the security software market outside of China. In...
Best VPN for iPad: Our 5 top choices
Even though it’s generally known as a secure operating system, iOS has its own kinks when it comes to security and privacy, especially with today’s ever-looming onslaught of assorted vulnerabilities and...
Best cheap iPhone deals in the US for June 2017
Cheap iPhone deals are a reality in the US now that it's 2017 and Apple's decade old phone has hit peak saturation. You can now get deals, even on an iPhone 7.The best place to find a iPhone discount...
Google will no longer scan Gmail accounts to create targeted advertisements
Alphabet’s Google announced in a blog post Friday that it would no longer scan Gmail accounts to create personalized ads, a practice the tech giant has been criticized for in the past. Story continues...
Photo Pos Pro
Free photo editors certainly aren't thin on the ground, but finding one that suits your needs – and your abilities – can be tricky. Photo Pos ProDownload here: http://www.photopos.com/Type: Photo editorDeveloper:...
How to choose a free VPN: 5 must-ask questions
Article powered by Windscribe VPN.The last 12 months have witnessed the rise of global threats to individual privacy with long maintained rights to anonymity and net neutrality being undermined with a...
Telstra’s public Wi-Fi is going free tomorrow to celebrate World Wi-Fi Day
For those of us who are constantly connected in today’s digital age, we tend to take our web accessibility for granted, either being connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile network at all times. But there are...
DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Editor
There are so many free programs for manipulating sound files, it's unsurprising that several are named 'Free Audio Editor'. The one we're looking at here is by DVDVideoSoft, not FAEMedia (whose software...
Avira Free Antivirus
You would think that software manufacturers would like to make a good impression right from the start, and on this front Avira Free Antivirus is an immediate disappointment. The installation of the antivirus...
DMDE Free Edition
DMDE Free Edition – or, to give it its full title, DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery Software – helps you recover files from your hard drive that you have lost due to accidental deletion, hard drive problems,...
VPNs can seem a complicated technology, packed with low-level geeky details that hardly anyone understands, but check the TunnelBear site and you'll quickly realise this service does things differently.The...
SoftMaker FreeOffice is a free Microsoft Office alternative available for Windows and Linux, with a companion app for Android devices.SoftMaker FreeOfficeDownload here: http://www.freeoffice.com/en/Type:...
The best free PDF editor 2017
PDF (portable data file) is a format designed for sharing data that will look and behave exactly the same way on any device, using any software. Most office software and photo editors let you export documents...
Avast Free Antivirus
Avast is one of a number of free antivirus tools vying for attention and it fares well against the competition in lab tests for rates of detection. It provides great protection against viruses and malware,...
BitTorrent. The word conjures up image of piracy for many, lost revenue for others, and causes looks of puzzlement in still more. In reality, the BitTorrent protocol is used to download a massive amount...
Icecream Ebook Reader
The free version of Icecream Ebook Reader supports most common ebook formats, including EPUB and MOBI, as well as PDF files, and makes everyday reading a pleasure.Icecream Ebook ReaderDownload here: https://icecreamapps.com/Ebook-Reader/Type:...
Revo Uninstaller Free
Most programs come with their own uninstallers, but sometimes these don't do a very thorough job, leaving behind temporary files, unused registry entries, and other detritus. These remnants take up space...
You can get a free Samsung Galaxy S8 from T-Mobile, but you have to act fast
If you're looking to go above and beyond for Mother's Day this year (and maybe treat yourself while you're at it) then now's the time to grab Samsung's latest phone.T-Mobile has announced a limited-time...
Amazon lowers it free shipping minimum back to where it started
Looking to save a few bucks when you pick up a new game, some books, or the newly unveiled Amazon Echo Show? You might be in luck.Amazon appears to have dropped its free shipping minimum to $25 — just...
Panda Free Antivirus
Free security software Panda Free Antivirus uses cloud processing to protect your PC, eliminating the need for hefty software updates and demanding scans. This collective intelligence should lead to more...
PeaZip is one of the best free file compression tools around. It's very small (though not quite as tiny as 7-Zip) and supports a huge range of file formats.PeaZipDownload here: http://www.peazip.org/Type:...
Free MP3 Cutter and Editor
Free MP3 Cutter and Editor is a very simple little audio editing tool for occasions when a feature-packed program like Audacity would be overkill. It’s compatible with MP3 and WAV files, though it’s a...
You can play The Division for free this weekend
If you fancy a trip to New York this weekend but can’t afford the flights, you might be interested in Ubisoft’s free trial of The Division that’s running from May 4 to May 7. The New York of The Division...
VSDC Free Video Editor
VSDC Free Video Editor is a feature-packed non-linear video editing suite that can compete with even expensive editing software. There are no extra programs bundled in the installer – just the occasional...
eM Client is much more than just a way to keep your emails in order. As well as managing your messages, it can track your schedule and organize your to-do list. There's also an integrated chat features...
The best free alternative to WinRAR 2017
The best free alternatives to WinRAR1. 7-Zip2. PeaZip3. Zipware4. Bandizip5. Ashampoo Zip FreeRead on for our detailed analysis of each programWinRAR is an excellent tool for compressing and archiving...
GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a superb free alternative to Adobe Photoshop, and comes with a huge array of professional-quality functions for fine-tuning images and photos, and creating...
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
There are many YouTube downloaders, but Free YouTube to MP3 Converter does something slightly different: it just grabs the audio. You might want to use it to grab the audio from a concert someone has...
How to replace Windows Essentials
Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Essentials in January this year, but left the installer on its site, so fans of the classic software suite could still download Photo Gallery, Movie Maker,...
Apple is giving away some of its best apps completely for free
Apple has cut the cost of a number of its own-brand apps, offering up a range of software completely for free.Slashing the asking price for a number of its most popular Mac and iOS apps, the iPhone maker...
The best free photo collage maker 2017
Modern phone cameras can take stunning print-quality photos, and you probably have some real gems stored on your handset right now – so why leave them there?The best free photo collage makers1. Fotojet2....
The CEO of $2 billion start-up GitHub is stepping down
GitHub, a start-up whose products software developers use to store and collaborate on code, on Thursday said that its CEO, co-founder Chris Wanstrath, will step down. Wanstrath will remain on the board...
Here is where cellular carriers are increasing coverage for the solar eclipse
The four largest cell phone carriers in the U.S. are all deploying several portable cell towers to step up coverage for the massive crowds expected to gather during the solar eclipse. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint...
Why IBM sends its best employees abroad for four weeks
VISIT CNBC.COMX Leadership LeadershipWhy IBM sends its best employees abroad for four weeks Ruth Umoh | @ruthumohnews 49 Mins Ago CNBC.com SHARES Suspending a company's most productive employees from...
Shipping company Maersk says a huge cyberattack could cost it up to $300 million
Container shipping company A.P. Moller Maersk on Tuesday said it expects that computer issues triggered by the NotPetya cyberattack will cost the company as much as $300 million in lost revenue. "In the...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark