Archive | Software

Software, programs and applications make up the bulk of the reviews on this website. We Mainly cover Windows Software but review the occasional Mac and Linux Software as well. All reviews are written by expert software testers with years of experience. We always make sure to list compatibilities on the review pages so that you know if a program is compatible with your operating system version, or not.

The majority of apps that we review here on Ghacks Technology News are free to download and use. Sometimes developers make available free and paid versions of their programs, in which case we review the free program and describe what the paid version offers on top of that in the article.

The two categories that Windows users will be most interested in in regards to software reviews are portable software reviews and Windows software reviews. Both are about software for the Windows operating system, but the first only highlights programs that you can run without installation.

We have also released a couple of overview articles and guides for Windows, including a backup software list, or one that is
a guide covering Windows Update.

Digital Rights Update Tool

Digital Rights Update Tool is a new application for Windows 10 by Microsoft that allows you to remove DRM protection from WMA audio files. Windows users who use Windows Media Player to rip audio CDs to WMA audio files on devices running Windows may notice one day that DRM protection was added to the audio […]


Lightbulb

Lightbulb is an open source program for Windows that provides you with options to reduce blue light automatically as the day passes by. Programs that reduce blue light are nothing new. There is the grand daddy of them all, F.Lux for Windows which was released in a new version recently. Companies like Apple and Microsoft […]


moved program folder

FreeMove is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to move program folders to other locations without breaking functionality. When you install a software on a Windows machine, you either select a location for it to be installed in, or have no say in the matter at all. The default locations, program files […]


windows update mini tool wrapper script

Windows Update Mini Tool Wrapper Script, or short WUMT Wrapper Script, is a free script for Windows 10 to control Windows Updates. Microsoft seems to tinker with the Windows Update service with every release of Windows 10. It introduced and removed options to block Windows Update from several editions of Windows 10, added pause and […]


mycortana

MyCortana is a free program for devices running Windows 10 that enables you to change Hey Cortana to a different command to interact with Cortana. There are a couple of reasons why you may not want to Cortana to listen to your commands when you se the default command word. The recent Burger King TV […]


bing wallpaper

Bing Wallpaper is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that sets Bing's wallpaper of the day automatically as the desktop background. Microsoft displays a different high resolution photo each day on the Bing homepage (sometimes moving images are displayed instead). Users who visit Bing on the day may download the image for free to […]


window detective

Window Detective is a free program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to detect Window properties and styles, and set them. One basic example of how you can use Windows Detective is to use it to force program windows to open in custom dimensions and a custom location on the screen each time the […]


rebootblocker

RebootBlocker is a free program for Windows 10 that prevents automatic reboots after the installation of updates on Windows 10 systems. Windows may restart the PC automatically after the installation of updates. This can be highly problematic, especially if the PC is still used at the time. Think of rendering a video, using it during […]


custom resolution utility

Custom Resolution Utility is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to add custom display resolutions. The program is a specialized tool, and it is likely that most Windows users have no need for it. But there are a couple of applications for it that some may find worth exploring. First, […]


driver store explorer

Driver Store Explorer is a free program for Microsoft Windows that enables you to enumerate, add, and delete drivers on Windows PCs. New drivers are usually installed on Windows machines when you connect hardware for the first time to the device. This can be an automatic process, or one that requires you to run a […]


f.lux 4 update

F.Lux 4, a new beta version of the blue light filtering application for Windows, introduces presets, and options to whitelist programs. If you work late at night on a computer, or early in the morning, you may have experienced the effect that artificial light can have on your health. F.Lux has been designed to filter […]


hide files in jpeg images

FileFriend is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to hide files, folders or text in jpeg images. The file manipulation and encryption tool has more to offer than that, most notably options to split and join files on top of its encryption functionality. Computer users have quite a few options […]


amd radeon ramdisk

The following guide provides you with an overview of the best free RAM Disk programs for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. A RAM Disk, also called RAM Drive or RAMDisk, works in many regards just like a hard drive. The core difference is that it is a virtual hard drive that uses RAM for […]