Category Archives: Software

VLC now supports 360° video playback on Windows and Mac

VLC now supports 360° video playback on Windows and Mac

One of the most popular, open source video players, VLC is getting 360° video support in its latest preview versions for Mac and Windows. The feature will be available to all users in the final version that will be released by the end of the month, but you can try it right now with preview builds of VLC.

NVIDIA GeForce 375.70 comes with support for Titanfall 2 and more recent games

NVIDIA GeForce 375.70 comes with support for Titanfall 2 and more recent games

NVIDIA has released a 375.70 update for its GeForce software experience, introducing full support for the recently released game Titanfall 2 and fixing some performance issues on Windows 10 with existing games. The 375.70 update should improve stability and performance in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and also Dishonored 2 which is not yet released and will be available on November 11.

Prepare to try Winamp 5.8 Beta soon

Prepare to try Winamp 5.8 Beta soon

Winamp is definitely one of the best media players available for Microsoft Windows. It has a long history, impressive popularity and still has plenty of users around the world. Unfortunately, the project started to lose its popularity due to AOL and their management policies. Winamp got a paid pro version, and there was no UI improvement for many years. After 2013, it was discontinued. However, there is new hope shining on the horizon.

Quinto Black CT – a nice modern skin for Winamp

Quinto Black CT – a nice modern skin for Winamp

Winamp is one of the most popular media players available for Windows. It's also one of the oldest ones. From my personal experience, it is one of the most versatile and feature-rich media players, has an enormous variety of plugins and skins available and is stable enough for every day use. If you are still using Winamp, here is a new beautiful skin for you - Quinto Black CT.

Check if your USB 3.0 device supports USB Attached SCSI (UAS) Protocol

Check if your USB 3.0 device supports USB Attached SCSI (UAS) Protocol

As you may or may not be knowing, older USB standards used a Bulk-Only Transport (BOT) protocol to transfer data between devices. When USB 3.0 was introduced, the BOT protocol was retained but a newer USB Attached SCSI protocol (UASP) was defined in the spec which uses the SCSI command set and allows for faster, multi-threaded parallel transfers with command queuing. However, due to low awareness, only a few USB 3.0 mass storage devices adopted UAS. Here is how you can find out if your USB 3.0 device supports UASP.

Ribbon Disabler 3.0 is out

Ribbon Disabler 3.0 is out

My freeware, Ribbon Disabler, allows you to enable and disable the Ribbon UI in File Explorer in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8with just one click. Let's see what's new in this release.

App review: Windows 10 Firewall Control to fully control network access of programs

App review: Windows 10 Firewall Control to fully control network access of programs

With Windows 10, there have been increased concerns about privacy because of the entire OS collecting telemetry and sending that data to Microsoft where they inspect it to take future design decisions. Also, new types of malware are always being found to which blocking network access is essential. Allowing network access to only trusted programs is a fundamental step in increasing your security and privacy. Windows 10 Firewall Control is a simple free third party program to control and monitor the network activity of applications. It prevents undesired information leaks for incoming and outgoing connections for applications running locally or remotely on Windows.

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

I just released OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2. For those of you who don't know, it's a little app I coded to block an app from accessing the Internet (both inbound and outbound connections) because the Windows Firewall UI involves too many steps. This version does not come with new functionality or fixes. I just tried to reduce the amount of false positive reports by antivirus software. Here is why it happens.

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

I would like to share with you a little app I coded which gives you the ability to block any app from accessing the Internet. This is done with just one click and uses the built-in Windows Firewall to block or allow it. OneClickFirewall is a small program I made which integrates with the Explorer context menu. All you need to do is right click the application you want to block and select "Block Internet Access".