NovaBench includes tests for CPU, GPU, memory, and storage. It is compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Apple Arm-powered systems.
In addition to useful features like tab suspension, a built-in ad blocker, and CPU usage monitor, the Sidekick browser main feature is a 'distraction blocker' to replace bad habits with productive ones.
Radeon Adrenalin driver 23.2.1 offers optimizations for Forspoken, Dead Space, Spider-Man Remastered and Hogwarts Legacy. It also unifies the release for RX 400 series and later GPUs, including modern Radeon 6000 and 7000 GPUs.
Geekbench 6 features among numerous other improvements a new multi-core benchmark that measures how cores cooperate to complete a shared task in modern processors with "performance" and "efficient" cores.
Nvidia's GeForce Experience addresses issues of potential vulnerabilities that may lead to code execution, data tampering, information disclosure and more on its latest version.
The latest LibreOffice version further improves dark mode support, brings new application and MIME-type icons as well as new PDF export options. For more information you can read the release notes here.
Wine is an compatibility layer for running Windows apps on Linux. This latest release brings an extensive changelog: completion of PE conversion, Direct3D optimizations, WoW64 implementation, support for Sony DualShock and DualSense controllers, and more.
Core Temp is a small utility that can show you the temperature of each individual core in your CPU, allowing you to monitor fluctuations in real time according to different workloads.
WinRAR 6.20 is now available for Windows, macOS and Linux. This release improves RAR5 compression performance on modern CPUs, improves the "Repair" command efficiency and fixes a memory leak when reading contents of ".tar.bz2" archives.
DreamPlan Home Design lets you design floor plans in 2D and visualize them in 2D or realistic 3D models. You can also import your existing plans and DreamPlan will render them into a 3D model.
Paint.NET is a capable image editor and Photoshop alternative that has gathered a following over the years thanks to its freeware nature. This new version adds new features like pressure sensitivity for pen input and GPU rendering for effect plugins.
Fortnite's latest hotfix brings Midseason Drops and the Guardian Shield, which can be used to protect your squad from incoming attacks while on the move or in a set position. Also, Epic's CEO recently teased that Fortnite may be coming back to iOS.
After recent LastPass incidents, it might be time to consider other password manager options. Highly sought-after options include Bitwarden and KeePassXC, although there's a wider variety of choices that include the likes of Keeper, 1Password, Nordpass and Dashlane although not all of them are free.
Newly relaunched Winamp has hit version 5.9.1 with several improvements such as memory footprint reduction, faster load time, increased buffer size for podcast downloads, and more.
inSSIDer analyzes your Wi-Fi settings like channels, signal strength, and the impact of neighboring networks. The graphical results include suggestions for changes you can make to improve your Wi-Fi performance.
PuTTY is a free implementation of SSH and Telnet for Windows and Unix platforms. It lets you run a remote session from a Windows PC to a Unix computer, over a network, so you can work on the Unix machine as if you were sitting at its console.
Available for Windows, Linux and Android, Unciv is a free and open-source remake of Sid Meier's Civilization V, all developed by volunteers who have been hard at work for the past three years – the project is now also becoming available on Steam.
Viber uses end-to-end encryption on all 1-to-1 and group messages. It also features disappearing messages and the ability to password-protect your chats. Viber is available for all major desktop and mobile OS.
Telegram is adding a new privacy layer, letting you sign-up without your real phone number and use instead anonymous numbers from the Fragment blockchain platform. Also new, set a global auto-delete timer to remove messages in all new chats without leaving a trace.