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Move files faster: Teracopy premieres version 3.0

A common complaint among power users about newer versions of Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data, this program may be for you. Teracopy has come in handy when transferring and reorganizing my videos. Its simple interface makes it real simple to create a queue for the files I want to move. This long awaited 3.0 final version brings features and bug fixes, plus official support for Windows 10 (dropping XP in the process) and Hi-DPI.

7 Ways to Screenshot in Windows 10

A few of you are probably thinking: "isn't it easy to screenshot in Windows 10? You just press the print screen button and a screenshot is saved to the clipboard!" And you'd be correct; But Windows provides several other ways to screenshot, many of which are better options depending on your requirements.

WhatsApp revamps Status feature into a Snapchat Stories clone

Continuing with the Snapchat-ification of its properties, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is starting to rollout a complete revamp to its Status feature, which now allows users to post photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be…

Samsung updates Smart Switch app to version 4.1.17

Moving to a new phone used to be a painful process, especially the transfer of data like contacts, photos and apps. But today if you put cloud storage to good use in combination with the right utility, it can be done more easily even if you are moving to a different platform. Samsung offers Smart Switch to facilitate the shift and evidently it's keeping it up to date. You can download it here for Windows, Mac and Android.

Get 3DMark, PCMark and VRMark for $12 in latest Humble Bundle

If you're a benchmarking enthusiast like us at TechSpot, the latest Humble Software Bundle may be what you're after. Alongside several other useful tools, this new bundle includes the Advanced Editions of Futuremark's three main benchmarking apps – PCMark 8,…

Freebie: Hacking for Dummies

Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition explores the malicious hacker's mindset, helps the reader develop an ethical hacking plan, and cover typical hack attacks and how to counteract them. You can get the ebook free of charge with your email address or by connecting via LinkedIn. The offer is only good until Feb 15.

GIMP, the popular free photo editor, gets updated

GIMP is arguably the closest it gets to an open source free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. With tons of features and image manipulation tools at your disposal (and the complexity that comes with it), GIMP is a powerful cross-platform desktop photo editing program. The latest version brings several GUI improvements, bug fixes and general enhancements. Full release notes and download links for Windows, macOS and Linux are here.

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