Sandra (short for System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) has been a long time favorite app to have in your PC toolbox. With a plethora of synthetic benchmarks and system diagnostic options, it's also free for personal and educational use. This latest version revamps the interface and adds support for newer CPU architectures (AMD Ryzen, future AVX512) among other improvements. To give it a try head to our downloads section.
This book covers efficient software development with microservices using the latest and greatest practices, including Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Ubuntu, Docker Swarm Consul, confd, and so on. This book has received very positive reviews on Amazon ($30), but you can get the ebook free of charge with your email address or by connecting via LinkedIn. The offer is good only until March 29.
Kodi is a popular open source entertainment hub and media organization tool. Its minimalist interface with large buttons is ideal to use with HTPCs hooked to big screens, but also look great in smaller Android devices. It's also extensible, with plenty of add-ons available. For release notes and download links for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android go here.
5 days, 5 killer tech tips Tabs revolutionized web browsers many years ago and today they're as essential when getting things done online. But having too many open tabs can be counter-productive. Chrome doesn't have extensive tab management options, but there are handy extensions that can help you get things under control.
5 days, 5 killer tech tips Similar to the "Labs" section of Gmail, Google has a hidden list of experimental features that you can enable to enhance Chrome. Out of the bunch, we've picked a handful of flags that are safe and yet useful to the average Chrome install.
Chrome is three times more popular than its closest rival, Internet Explorer. But if you want to improve the Chrome experience further, you'll need to install some killer extensions. There are hundreds to choose from, but ever wondered what are those 2 or 3 really useful extensions you should be using, here are 5 of the very best.
Chrome Remote Desktop can be installed in any machine with a Chrome browser, regardless of the operating system. This brings the possibility of not only accessing your files and programs remotely like in traditional cases, but also the option of running Windows or macOS applications in your ChromeOS device.
5 days, 5 killer tech tips Chrome's New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites and while Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there's plenty more manipulation to be had if you venture into the world of extensions.
There is no doubt that a modern workstation will be faster than one that is more than a year or two old, but the advancement of computer technology has certainly slowed in recent years. 10 years ago, it was not uncommon to see massive performance gains generation to generation...
A popular essential app, CCleaner removes unused and temporary files from your devices giving you more storage space. CCleaner's often solid advice translates into a one-click solution to gain back space, a lifesaver for those of us who rely on somewhat scarce SSD storage. The latest Windows version improves Chrome and Opera history cleaning, and Firefox session and cache cleaning, among other things. There's also CCleaner Portable, for Android and for Mac, free of charge.