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Friday September 29, 2023
09:30TerraMaster F2-212 review: Entry-level NAS with options
At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsNew stylingQuad-core CPUCan be upgraded to 2.5GbE LANSupports SSD cachingConsNo memory upgradesOnly one USB 3.2 Gen 1 portDrive trays don’t lockOur VerdictWhile not having a front-facing USB port is disconcerting, the rest of the F2-212 is neat and well-considered. The ability to use SSD caching and enhance with 2. ...   PC World
09:00Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro and get Microsoft Office for just $50
Everyone wants to run the best software and programs on their PC. But that can get prohibitively expensive for many of us. So, take advantage of this limited-time price drop on The All-in-One Microsoft Office Pro 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License + Windows 11 Pro Bundle. Sold separately, the cost of upgrading to Windows 11 Pro and Microsoft Office could run you several hundred dollars. ...   PC World
07:00Save an extra $20 on this AI image generator through 9/30
Whether you work in sales, marketing, or project management, you never know when you might need some quality design or imagery to support your work. Rather than going through a time-consuming design process, just trust an AI image generator like Pixilio. This deal is rated 4.6/5 stars on average by verified purchasers. ...   PC World
Thursday September 28, 2023
19:27Heck YES, the Raspberry Pi 5 just got announced
Holiday cheer is coming early for makers and single-board computer enthusiasts: The Raspberry Pi Foundation just announced the successor to the Raspberry Pi 4, and it looks totally badass. Arriving at the end of October, the new Raspberry Pi 5 has been unveiled with just two variants named so far: a $60 4GB version, and a $80 8GB option. ...   PC World
15:29Counter-Strike 2 is here and free on Steam
For more than two decades, Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has offered its global community a unique competitive experience. Millions of gamers around the world have played this legendary game, and some people consider the best pure multiplayer shooter ever. Fans have waited patiently for a new chapter for several years, and now the beta phase for Counter-Strike 2 is over. ...   PC World
15:17You canít upgrade to Windows 10 for free anymore
Microsoft has closed one of the loopholes allowing those with older PCs from freely upgrading to Windows 10 and Windows 11. If you own a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, you’ll need to buy a new license to upgrade to either of Microsoft’s most recent operating systems. ...   PC World
13:30Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma review: For more than just gamers
At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsRock-solid stabilityThe only (?) dock with RGB lightingConsAverage to slightly poor performanceLack of dedicated display portsA higher price tag than what rivals chargeOur VerdictThe Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is a surprisingly robust Thunderbolt 4 dock, marred only by the lack of display ports and a price tag that’s aimed at the gamer market. ...   PC World
13:21A rare AMD-powered Windows tablet is on its way
There’s no shortage of Windows tablets on the market. But for some reason, finding one with an AMD processor inside is difficult. There are plenty of 2-in-1 laptops with Ryzen power and AMD’s efficient APU designs are the go-to choice for portable gaming gadgets like the Steam Deck. ...   PC World
12:31Your Beginnersí Guide to Moving Windows to Another Drive
How to Move Windows to Another Drive? Your Step-by-Step Guide in Pictures Need a reliable tool to move Windows to another drive without reinstallation? EaseUS software includes two secure and efficient tools to help you with system migration from an old drive to another new disk or SSD drive directly. ...   PC World
12:03Maingear tempts us with its limited-edition prebuilt PCs
Laptops may have risen in dominance, but the desktop PC space is no less vibrant for it. Things have only gotten more interesting in recent years, with the divide between mass-produced prebuilts and highly personalized DIY builds softening. And as of late, system integrators are blurring those lines further by drawing from popular DIY trends. ...   PC World
12:00The hardest boss fight in Baldurís Gate 3 is also its most delightful
Baldur’s Gate III has its hooks in me, hard. I’ve been eschewing other big fall releases like Starfield and Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty because I can’t resist this game’s deep D&D combat or its wonderfully rich characters and stories. ...   PC World
10:30How to make your graphics card better by adjusting power limits
Is it really possible to make current graphics cards from AMD’s Radeon RX and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX series with just one click? Yes, it’s possible, and quite simple, as I will demonstrate in this easy-to-understand step-by-step guide. ...   PC World
09:30Acer Swift Go 16 review: A big display in a slim laptop
At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsSlim and light for a 16-inch laptopSharp, high-contrast OLED displayBroad range of connectivity Strong processor performanceConsDesign doesn’t stand outTouchpad could be larger Lackluster graphics performanceOur VerdictAcer’s Swift Go 16 is a slim, light 16-incher with solid processor performance and a gorgeous OLED display, ...   PC World
07:00This tool helps you analyze the real estate market and itís just $40
With housing prices exploding all over the country, it’s getting harder and harder to find a good deal on property. But it’s a bit easier with the help of a tool like Mashvisor. ...   PC World
Wednesday September 27, 2023
18:13Metaís Quest 3 headset arrives on October 10
If you’ve been patiently waiting for Meta to put the finishing touches on the upgraded Quest 3 VR headset, or even if you’ve been waiting impatiently, we have good news. The company has announced that the Quest 3 be coming out on October 10, with pre-orders live available today at stores like Best Buy. At $499. ...   PC World
14:32Risk level 10: Critical security hole affects widespread software
Google has given an already-known security vulnerability a new CVE ID with the highest severity level. The reason for this is that the vulnerability, originally classified as a Chrome bug, affects significantly more applications, because it’s a WebP vulnerability instead. ...   PC World
13:43Nab this speedy 1440p, 180Hz Acer gaming monitor for $180
If you’re looking to pick up a brand new gaming monitor, you’ve come to the right place. Newegg’s currently selling the Acer Nitro VG271U gaming monitor for $179.99, which is a savings of $90. This peripheral has a maximum refresh rate of 180Hz, which is perfect for more intensive games. ...   PC World
13:40Microsoftís CASO gives gaming laptops even more graphics power
Almost every CPU designed for a laptop includes an integrated graphics processor, a low-power chip that handles basic video duties. That “iGPU” doesn’t go away if your laptop also includes a discrete graphics card from AMD or Nvidia — in fact, you can use it instead of the more powerful card to save a bit of battery, in a setup called a ...   PC World
13:30Solidigm P44 Pro SSD review: The best and getting better all the time
At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsFastest PCIe 4.0 SSD to dateDRAM facilitates excellent random performanceSynergy low-level Windows driver improves random performance furtherConsInconsistent pricing on webOur VerdictBest-bar-none PCIe 4.0 performance highlights the P44 Pro from Solidigm. ...   PC World
13:06Google celebrates its 25th birthday with a special Doodle and more
Google is celebrating its 25th birthday with a special Doodle. Anyone who currently visits the Google homepage is greeted by a changing Google logo, starting with the first iteration and then transforming through the various versions released throughout the years, up to the current logo of the search engine. ...   PC World
10:30Add Windows 11 features to Windows 10 with these helpful tools
Microsoft releases a new version of its two operating systems Windows 10 and 11 every autumn. However, the software company has only delivered new features for Windows 11, limiting Windows 10 to basic upgrades alone. Windows 10 also received an update a short time later, but you won’t find any real innovations. ...   PC World
09:30Asustor Flashstor 6 FS6706T review: A NAS for NVMe drives
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros6 NVMe drive slotsDual 2.5GbE LAN portRAM ExpandableSMB MultichannelConsWe need more bandwidthOddly shaped enclosureNo M.2 2230 supportsOur VerdictA very easy-to-configure and use NAS from Asustor, made practical by the recent drops in NVMe drives. If those price drops continue and NVMe drives get bigger, this could soon be one of the best NAS drives to own. ...   PC World
07:00This 6-in-1 charging cable is just $17 for a limited time
Whether you’re tired of cable clutter on your desk or you keep running out of power while you’re commuting or traveling, you’ll love the InCharge® X Max 100W 6-in-1 Charging Cable. This innovative cable is reduced to just $16.97 between 9/23 and 9/30. ...   PC World
Tuesday September 26, 2023
20:23Gmailís basic HTML view is getting killed off in 2024
Death and taxes may be the most famous of life’s certainties, but you can also always count on Google to kill off another service or feature. It’s often something fiercely beloved or downright useful, too. (No, I’m still not over losing Google Reader.) And unfortunately, the Grim Reaper has appeared once again. ...   PC World
17:02SteamVR 2.0 beta adds tons of new features
It seems like VR gaming has been in kind of a holding pattern for the last year or two, ever since Half-Life: Alyx came out. I suspect that, with Facebook/Meta pushing hard to get AR into the hands of more regular consumers, and the looming threat of Apple’s Vision Pro next year, a lot of companies are using this time to shore up their core products. ...   PC World
16:00Microsoft Paintís new Cocreator helps you create fantastical AI art
Microsoft Paint is gaining generative AI powers with Paint Cocreator, a new feature debuting in conjunction that will eventually arrive in Windows 11 23H2, now known as the Windows 11 2023 Update. It’s a big win for Paint, which was on its deathbed as late as 2017. ...   PC World
14:47Newegg wants your used graphics card
Buying and selling used PC parts is a time-honored tradition, but it’s rare for a big-box retailer to get in on the action. Newegg is trying just that, offering a trade-in program for graphics cards that will give you credit towards the purchase of a new one. ...   PC World
14:16Nab this RTX-loaded HP gaming laptop for just $600
Let’s face it. Gaming rigs can be expensive, sometimes costing up to $4,000 or more depending on the hardware inside. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, you’ve come to the right place. Best Buy’s currently selling the HP Victus gaming laptop for just $599.99, which is a savings of $300. ...   PC World
14:15LG takes on HP and Asus with a foldable OLED laptop screen
Does the world need laptops with gigantic screens that fold in half? The jury is still out. But in the meantime, manufacturers are still throwing designs at the wall to see what sticks. [Editor’s note: Do not throw your laptop at the wall. It will not stick.] The LG Gram Fold packs a 17-inch folding OLED screen and the now-familiar detachable keyboard and rear stand. ...   PC World
13:48Windows 10 wonít support the blistering new Wi-Fi 7
Network specialist Netgear has announced in a support document that Windows 10 will not support the new, faster Wi-Fi 7 standard, confirming previous reports. The Netgear support document in question is about Wi-Fi over the 6 GHz band. This was introduced with the Wi-Fi 6E standard and is also mandatory for Wi-Fi 7. ...   PC World
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Thursday September 28, 2023
18:00Xhun Audio updates WindChant to v1.2.0
Xhun Audio has updated WindChant, the procedural audio simulation of the fluid dynamics underlying the natural wind action, to version 1.2.0. Improvements: DSP side:... Read More   KVR Audio
14:13XILS-lab releases Ring'X Multi-Effect Plugin
XILS-lab has announced the release of Ring'X, a new multi-effect plugin for Windows and macOS in AAX, AU, VST2, and VST3 plugin formats. For a number of years, customers have... Read More   KVR Audio
13:57Applied Acoustics Systems releases "Real Illusions" for Multiphonics...
Applied Acoustics Systems has released the Real Illusions sound pack for the Multiphonics CV-2 and free AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with Romanian sound designer Cipryan Bot.... Read More   KVR Audio
13:45PSP releases ConsoleQ v2.0.0 and updates Lexicon PSP42 to v2.0.1
PSPaudioware has released version 2.0.0 of PSP ConsoleQ and updated Lexicon PSP42 to v2.0.1. New in PSP ConsoleQ v2.0.0: 31 band spectrum analyzer. Adjustable frequency... Read More   KVR Audio
13:27Roland releases GAIA 2 Synthesizer
Roland has announced the release of GAIA 2, an advanced hardware synthesizer with a newly developed hybrid sound engine and a friendly panel layout 'that makes learning synthesis and exploring... Read More   KVR Audio
13:14Modartt releases Organteq 2 - German Baroque stops, enhanced sound...
Modartt has announced the release of Organteq 2. The new version of the physically modelled pipe organ introduces a new collection of German Baroque stops, an enhanced sound engine, new... Read More   KVR Audio
12:37Ueberschall releases Brass Funk & Soul (Elastik soundbank)
Ueberschall just released their newest Elastik loop library, Brass Funk & Soul. Here is what they say about it: Is there anything that defines classic funk better than... Read More   KVR Audio
12:33Audioblast updates BreadSlicerPRO to v1.3.2 for macOS & Windows VST,...
Audioblast has updated BreadSlicerPro to v1.3.2, featuring a new UI (the old one is still available - you can switch in the settings). Changes: Added: new UI selection.... Read More   KVR Audio
12:00GForce Software updates Oberheim SEM to v1.6 - Complete GUI Overhaul
GForce Software has announced the release of version 1.6 of Oberheim SEM, featuring a complete GUI overhaul of the officially endorsed emulation of the legendary monophonic... Read More   KVR Audio
11:41MixMeister software updated to v7.8.0.1 - now supports Windows 11 and...
MixMeister has released a free 'remastered' update of its DJ software that now supports 64-bit operating systems (Windows 11, macOS 12-14) and includes performance enhancements, saying:... Read More   KVR Audio
07:00Martinic releases Diaphanous Collection for the AX73 synth plugin
Martinic has released Diaphanous Collection for the AX73 synth plugin. Diaphanous Collection is a musical masterpiece meticulously crafted by renowned designer Daniel Stawczyk... Read More   KVR Audio
Wednesday September 27, 2023
10:31Bitwig and PreSonus announce 'DAWproject', a DAW-agnostic project...
Bitwig and PreSonus are making it easy to share projects between programs for producers using multiple DAWs. Transferring projects between programs can be time-consuming or... Read More   KVR Audio
07:49apulSoft updates apShaper to v1.2.1
apulSoft has updated apShaper to v1.2.1. Changes: Added a second dynamics detector. Bug Fix: unable to switch presets when not processing audio.... Read More   KVR Audio
Tuesday September 26, 2023
08:14Avid releases "Pro Tools Sketch" to Expand Pro Tools Workflows
Avid has announced Pro Tools Sketch a new non-linear, clip-based creation tool in Pro Tools software that is also available as a free iPad app. Pro Tools Sketch enables musicians... Read More   KVR Audio
08:08Bremmers Audio Design adds MIDI-CI support to MultitrackStudio
Bremmers Audio Design has updated MultitrackStudio to v10.7 and MultitrackStudio for iPad to v4.8.2 which support MIDI-CI. MIDI-CI is part of MIDI 2.0, it allows a sender to receive information... Read More   KVR Audio
07:52VAST Dynamics Vaporizer2 Hybrid Wavetable Synthesizer Sampler Plugin...
VAST Dynamics has announced that the hybrid wavetable synthesizer sampler plug-in, Vaporizer2, is now freely available as open source software under GPL3 at github.com. This... Read More   KVR Audio
06:49suzumushi updates PolyPortamento to v1.1.0 (Windows, VST3, Free)
suzumushi has updated PolyPortamento, a free MPE FX / Utility VST3 Plugin for Windows, to version 1.1.0. PolyPortamento is a plug-in enabling polyphonic portamento with MPE... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday September 25, 2023
14:53AudioThing updates miniBit to v1.6.5 - Adds Linux and iOS support
AudioThing has updated miniBit, an 8-bit/chiptune synth plugin, to version 1.6.5, adding support for Linux and iOS. Changelog for desktop version: Added: CLAP plugin... Read More   KVR Audio
14:23Deskew Technologies updates Gig Performer to v4.7 - Major Update
Deskew Technologies updated Gig Performer, the advanced VST/AU plugin host for live performers, to v4.7. First introduced in 2015, Gig Performer receives high marks from its... Read More   KVR Audio
14:22AudioRealism Bass Line 3 updated to v3.3.2.6
AudioRealism has updated Bass Line 3 to v3.3.2.6. Changes: Higher resolution background. VCO Model 2 is now the default when launching a new session. Pattern grid view,... Read More   KVR Audio
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Thursday September 28, 2023
19:30Xilica Audio Design releases Xilica XTouch v4.8.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: Easily deploy BYOD into your AV installation with Xilica XTouch iOS app for Xilica Solaro Series devices. Easily develop UI control of Solaro and networked third-party devices using Xilica's Designer software with simple drag-and-drop configuration. Please...   440Software
Wednesday September 27, 2023
19:20Thomas Gunter releases Guitar Scales & Chords Power v2.4.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: To improve your guitar playing, learn scales, chords, and the relationship between them. Stay in tune with the tuner and enhance your rhythm by practicing with the metronome. Practice scale loops to master positions and develop muscle memory. Engage...   440Software
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