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CloudShot uploads screenshots to Google Drive, OneDrive, more

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Cloud storage-friendly screenshot tool CloudShot has just hit version 5.7. An improved OAuth implementation means you can now directly upload your screenshots to Google Drive and OneDrive, as well as Dropbox, Imgur or your own FTP server, as well as saving it to local or network drives.

The autoupdate system is now based on the open-source Squirrel framework, as used by big-name projects like Slack and Visual Studio Code. Keep in mind that this isn’t supported in the portable build.

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CloudShot 5.7 uploads screenshots to Google Drive, OneDrive, more

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Cloud storage-friendly screenshot tool CloudShot has just hit version 5.7.

An improved OAuth implementation means you can now directly upload your screenshots to Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Imgur or your own FTP server, as well as saving it to local or network drives.

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Classic freeware HostsMan gets its yearly update

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Classic freeware HOSTS manager HostsMan has seen its first update since November 2015. The new release now supports eight HOSTS file update sources, including hpHosts, MVPS Hosts, Cameleon and -- new this time -- "Dan Pollock’s host file".

The URLs for "Peter Lowe’s AdServers List" and "Malware Domain List" have been updated, so they should be working again.

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Algodoo is a fun 2D physics simulator

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Algodoo is a 2D physics simulator which aims to be easy to use, educational and fun. "Physics", "easy" and "fun" aren’t words that everyone would link together, but Algodoo gets a lot closer to delivering on this than you might expert.

The program opens with what looks like a regular drawing tool. Select, click and drag and you’re able to draw cartoon-like boxes, circles, gears, ropes, chains and more.

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System Ninja 3.1.6 adds Duplicate File Finder

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SingularLabs has updated its PC maintenance tool System Ninja to version 3.1.6. New features include a Duplicate File Finder which can locate matches to a particular file or MD5 hash, as well as finding all duplicates in a folder tree.

The Junk Scanner now supports cleaning Vuze, Steam and .NET Framework logs. Windows 10 improvements include fixes for icon resolution issues, and better cleaning of Internet Explorer.

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REX is a streamlined take on chess

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REX is a streamlined chess-like digital board game that’s easy to learn and quick to play.

The board is a compact 5×5 squares, and each player starts with only 5 pieces: two "Guards", two "Priests" and a "King".

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NetWorx no longer freeware

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SoftPerfect has updated its network monitor NetWorx to version 6.0. The big change, in line with other recent SoftPerfect updates, is that NetWorx is now only available as commercial software.

The program is still available as an unrestricted 30-day trial, but continued usage requires a license.

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HTTPS Checker scans your site for mixed content issues

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Switching your website to HTTPS improves security, reassures your visitors and means you won’t be affected by those "not secure" warnings Chrome 56 will soon display on some HTTP pages.

Making the move isn’t always easy, unfortunately -- there’s a lot to consider.

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WhySoSlow 1.0 checks your PC for performance issues

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System utility developer Resplendence Software has released WhySoSlow 1.0, a "performance and responsiveness analyzer" for Windows 7 and later.

The program’s analysis function monitors various performance indicators, including CPU clock speed, temperature and load; memory load; hard page faults; application responsiveness; latencies, BIOS interrupt delays and more.

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Quickly watermark your movies with uMark Video Watermarker

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UMark Video Watermarker provides a quick and easy way to add text or image watermarks to videos. Choose an image or enter your preferred text and you’re able to set the watermark position, transparency, font, text style and more.

Unusually, your watermark doesn’t have to be static. You can have it move to a random position after a predefined time, or scroll across the screen, making it much more difficult for others to remove later.

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DupeKill is a speedy duplicate file finder

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DupeKill is a simple and fast duplicate file finder for Windows. The program manages to make NirSoft apps look bloated, thanks to a tiny 62.3KB download which unpacks to a single executable.

A very basic interface offers barely any search settings. There are no options to compare using file names or dates, no file specs to select, no file size ranges to specify, or anything else. All you can do is specify a starting folder and opt to search subfolders.

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Rearrange and print PDFs with Pdf Booklet

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Pdf Booklet is a free tool for reorganizing and rearranging the pages of a PDF file.

You could use the program to create a simple booklet. In a click or two it’ll shrink and rotate pages, then place two on each paper page, ready for assembling and stapling in the middle.

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Show your Christmas photos with Endless Slideshow Screensaver

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The standard Windows "Photos" screensaver is a quick and easy way to create random slideshows of your own images, but it’s also very basic, with the bare minimum of features.

Endless Slideshow Screensaver uses the same core idea, but takes it much further, automatically building spectacular photo slideshows whenever it kicks in.

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HandBrake hits 1.0

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Veteran video transcoder HandBrake has finally hit version 1.0.0, more than 13 years after development began.

The most obvious change is in the pile of new presets. Whether you’re after a quick general-purpose option (HQ 720p30 Surround) or something more device-specific (now including Chromecast, Fire TV and Roku), it’s only a click away.

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PhotoDonut is a very versatile image processor

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PhotoDonut is a powerful cross-platform photo processor which provides a host of interesting ways to enhance and improve your images.

You could use the program as a quick way to enhance any photo. Open the picture, choose a lighting or color effect from options like "Gold Sun" or "Columbian Parrot", and save the result as a JPG, PNG, TIF, PSD and more.

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