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The most relevant headlines about the software industry and the players making them.

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.

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.

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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