AliExpress is one of the most popular online markets with more than 100 million items available for purchase. With the rise in its popularity, the company behind it, Alibaba Group, had created an official app for Android and iOS long ago. The main purpose of the app was to keep customers updated about new deals, send order status updates and offer mobile-exclusive price cuts. There wasn't an official app for AliExpress for Windows until now but yesterday, the first version of a Universal Windows Platform app was released for Windows 10. But there's a catch. Continue reading
Earlier this week, Microsoft started rolling out an update for its OneDrive client for Mac. This update is bringing some under-the-hood changes but also includes a new UI flyout, similar to the one Microsoft is testing with Windows 10 users right now. The new flyout shows all of your recent OneDrive activity in one place and also allows you to quickly jump to Sync settings or open the main folder. There are also some improvements to the overall sync speed but developers aren't saying much. They are only stating that OneDrive is now "faster than ever before". Continue reading
The first Release Candidate build of Visual Studio 2017, the next version has become available for everyone to try a few weeks ago, during Microsoft's Connect(); 2016 event for developers. Since then developers have sent enough feedback to Microsoft for releasing an update including fixes for most popular and annoying issues and improving how some of the new features work. Continue reading
Microsoft has rolled out a new update for OneDrive for iOS during the last weekend, including a few new features for its users to enjoy. The said update brings new 'instant previewers' for Microsoft Office files including Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and integrates the famous Office Lens app into the client itself. Continue reading
GIMP is a popular open source freeware image editor. It is available for all major Desktop platforms including Windows and Linux. If you are using GIMP to edit and save your PNG images, you might find it useful to optimize them before saving them so that the final size becomes really small.
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. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.