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End of An Era: Opera Sells Most Of Its Assets to Chinese Group for $600 Million

Jul 16th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

End of An Era: Opera Sells Most Of Its Assets to Chinese Group for $600 Million

Opera has always quietly occupied fourth spot among the “Big Four” internet browsers. And now, the makers of the browser, Opera Software, sold most of their business components to a Chinese consortium for $600 million. The deal was initially valued at $1.24 billion, although regulatory problems prevented an exchange of all business components from Opera Software. Not one to give up, the Chi

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PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

May 26th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

Bloatware is a problem faced by many PC owners. You just bought a brand new PC, but it’s already loaded with software you don’t need. This junk software – called bloatware – is more than just an annoyance. According to a new security report, it creates a major flaw in your computer’s security. This past week, Duo Security released a report stating that Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, and Len

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US Department of Homeland Security Warns Windows Users to Uninstall QuickTime Immediately

Apr 16th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

US Department of Homeland Security Warns Windows Users to Uninstall QuickTime Immediately

Windows users are being told this week to immediately uninstall Apple’s QuickTime video player. That warning comes from the US Department of Homeland Security, which made the announcement in partnership with a top cybersecurity firm. The warning claims that two serious bugs have been found in the QuickTime video player that significantly compromise the security of your Windows computer.

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How to Use Your iPad as a Monitor for your Windows PC

May 19th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Use Your iPad as a Monitor for your Windows PC

Apple and Windows products have never got along. That’s why many people are surprised to discover that they can, indeed, use their iPad as a monitor for their Windows PC. Yes, it’s true. And it’s actually easy even if you know nothing about computers. Duet Display Makes It Easy There’s a software called Duet Display that was created by ex-Apple engineers. That software, for years, has

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Skype Translator Now Available for Free Download for Live Spanish to English Translation

May 13th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Skype Translator Now Available for Free Download for Live Spanish to English Translation

For years, we’ve been hearing about how Microsoft was developing a translate feature for Skype. Now, that feature has been tested to a point where it’s ready to hit the market. And yes, it’s exactly as futuristic and cool as you thought it would be. Microsoft announced the general release of Skype Translator on May 12, 2015. The service isn’t yet an included default feature in Skype,

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Top 5 BitTorrent Clients That Aren’t uTorrent

Apr 7th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Top 5 BitTorrent Clients That Aren’t uTorrent

When it comes to downloading illegal legal stuff online, uTorrent is the world’s most popular option. The software is owned by the official BitTorrent company and has long been the most usable piece of software. But uTorrent has been getting more and more annoying over the years. Software updates have made it slower than ever before. Users are now bombarded with advertisements. The software u

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Recommended Daily Download: WinDirStat

Mar 29th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Recommended Daily Download: WinDirStat

WinDirStat is one of the most versatile Windows utilities available today. I don’t know why more people aren’t using it. WinDirStat lets you visualize your hard drive space by separating it into nicely-colored squares and rectangles. It’s a great way to see exactly which parts of your computer are taking up the most space – and which parts you can safely delete to make more space. He

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Epic Games Makes History by Making Unreal Engine 4 Free for Everyone

Mar 1st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Epic Games Makes History by Making Unreal Engine 4 Free for Everyone

At last year’s Game Developer’s Conference, Epic Games made history by making its Unreal Engine 4 available via a subscription model for just $19 per month. This year, Epic Games one-upped itself at GDC by making Unreal Engine 4 free for everyone to use. The monthly licensing fees are gone and Unreal Engine 4 is now totally free. Epic Games isn’t running a charity here: there’s one c

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Google Releases One Big Change Which Makes Downloading PC Software Safer

Feb 27th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Google Releases One Big Change Which Makes Downloading PC Software Safer

Downloading free PC software online is kind of like playing Russian roulette. You never know which next click is going to destroy your PC. In Forrest Gump’s world, it might also be like opening a box of chocolates. But one recent change by Google has made downloading free PC software online surprisingly easy and safe. It’s arguably the biggest change in the PC online download market in y

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Beware of Malicious Apps Being Delivered on Skype

Jan 10th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

A few updates ago, Skype added advertisements to its world-famous messaging software. Unfortunately, users are reporting that some of those advertisements are malicious and trying to trick users into downloading spyware. Skype’s advertisements appear at the top of the screen in the form of a banner as well as on the main “Home” page in the form of a square box advertisement. They’re rel

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