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ashampoo_hdd_control_3 -box

Our friends at Ashampoo have generously come to the party once again, donating 10 licenses for the excellent Ashampoo HDD Control 3 to give away to our subscribers. This is the very latest fully licensed version of the software, just released on 17th November, and you now have a chance to win a license absolutely Read more


Mozilla has enjoyed a decade long arrangement with Google whereby the Firefox browser has shipped with Google search as default search engine. In fact, the deal with Google has accounted for a large percentage of Mozilla’s overall revenue during that time. Now, as the current deal with Google nears expiration, Mozilla has decided to change Read more

More Random Photos – Humor in Tech

Categories: Humor
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Build your own computer desk – all you need is a few old PCs, plus… what is that, a door? Try a Reboot? Speaks for Itself! Who’s the Boss? One Upmanship? *Once again these images, or ideas for the images, are courtesy of MajorGeeks, DCT’s recommended download site.  

ccleaner - 5.0 beta

The much used and venerable CCleaner’s interface has remained virtually unchanged for years but, with the release of its latest CCleaner version (v5 Beta), Piriform has decided it’s time for a new look. As you can see from the above screenshot, the new ‘flat’ design pretty much emulates the look of the latest Windows operating Read more

wonderfox - feast of freebies feature

WonderFox is running a Thanksgiving promotion which includes 6 giveaways valued at $150.00us total. Hailed by WonderFox as a “Feast of Freebies:, the mega giveaway is live right now through to 30th November. WonderFox Feast of Freebies – What’s on offer WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro: Rip DVD to AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, iPad, iPhone, Android Read more

Tech Support Scams Unveiled

Categories: Scams
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feature - tech support scams

In his latest exposé, security reporter Brian Krebs details the dirty tricks often perpetrated by telephone tech support services. In particular, Brian highlights one instance where such a service has been clearly misleading potential consumers by falsely claiming to be a Microsoft Certified Partner: “You can’t make this stuff up: A tech support company based Read more


Digiarty is giving away licenses for its leading WinX DVD Ripper Platinum software… expires on 20th November so be quick WinX DVD Ripper Platinum – The Software WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a Windows-based DVD ripper software capable of ripping any DVD (even latest encrypted DVD discs/ISO images) to mainstream videos, such as rip DVD Read more


The following is obviously aimed at less experienced users, but I would urge experienced users to also read – if only the final message at the conclusion. I’ve lost count of the number of client’s machines I’ve worked on where the resident antivirus is either not working or definitions are seriously out of date. The Read more