Tag Archives: best software

  • windows vista

    Windows Vista: Microsoft to stop extended support

    The day has almost come. Starting April 11, 2017, Microsoft will end support for Windows Vista, its main operating system from 2008 to 2009. This doesn’t mean that you Windows Vista PC will cease to function, of course, on the night of April, 10th: it only means that you may incur in many more risks […]

  • google jpeg

    Google reduces JPEG files-size by 35%

    It would be nice to have high-quality images and small-size for our hard drive, right? We could share them on social networks, and professional photographers or anyone who has to do with images for work could manage them simpler on their computers. Well, Google managed to do exactly this: thanks to a new algorithm, a […]

  • webcatalog

    WebCatalog: a free desktop app to use web services

    If you use different online services, or you usually use web app through your browser (as indeed it should have to be done) and you have thought at least one time: “it would be nice if this were a real app“, well actually there is a solution. And you don’t have to turn to Nativefier. […]

  • visual studio 2017

    Microsoft introduces Visual Studio 2017

    If you are a software developer within the Windows environment, you already know Visual Studio. It’s Microsoft’s IDE, Integrated Development Environment, on which you can develop applications but also websites, web apps, web services, smartphone apps. After two years since the last update, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017, with many improvements – and one feature […]

  • NASA software

    NASA: free software catalog available and updating

    NASA has released its software catalog for 2017-2018. This catalog includes a lot of free software and royalty-free programs for a wide range of possible uses. The catalog is incredibly wide: from drones aerodynamics to video compression. Most of the applications can be used in very specific industry, but some of them may be useful […]

  • audacity mp3

    How to export MP3 audio files with Audacity

    This morning I had to convert an AIFF file to MP3. There are plenty of software to convert audio, but I usually do it using Audacity (fixing the equalization or applying some of the pre-set effects while I’m there). But I realized that I had not installed Audacity on the Mac I was working on. […]

  • photoshop

    Photoshop: 10 tricks to improve your worst photos

    Photoshop is the software for anyone who has to struggle with photo editing: it’s the incumbent in its industry and it very well can intimidate anyone who have to use it. Between an actual proficiency and use it now and then to crop an image, there are many, many shades of grey. Although it hides a a ton of awfully advanced features, it can also be used by inexperienced people like me, to make some changes to those photos that need to be improved.