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Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.12.265.
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!
Processor brand and model
Hard drive size and speed
Amount of memory (RAM)
At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.
If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.
Our Download of the Day today is FileZilla 3.5.1 RC1.
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.
Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:
Easy to use
Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Available in many languages
Supports resume and transfer of large files greater than 4GB
Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
Drag & drop support
Configurable transfer speed limits
Network configuration wizard
Remote file editing
HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
Logging to file
Apple has just rolled out another iTunes update, taking the revision to 10.4.1. The update primarily deals with minor issues like non-working media keys on third-party keyboards, artwork adding woes for songs and videos etc.
The following fixes may also be of relief to some of you experiencing these issues previously :-
- Resolves an issue which may cause iTunes to become unresponsive when purchasing an HD movie
- Fixes a problem where iTunes may take longer than expected to open after waking your Mac from sleep
- Addresses issues with VoiceOver support
The full build of iTunes 10.4.1 can now be downloaded directly from Apple's website.
Our Download of the Day today is LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC 1.
LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.
Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams.
Calc tames your numbers and helps with difficult decisions when you're weighing the alternatives.
Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations.
Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with box and line diagrams?
Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite.
Math is a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation.
Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 7.0 Beta 1.
The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.
User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.
Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.
Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.
Customization. veryone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.
Our Download of the Day today is WinZip 15.5.9579.
WinZip is the most trusted way to work with compressed files. No other compression utility is as easy-to-use or offers the comprehensive and productivity-enhancing approach that has made WinZip the gold standard for file-compression tools.
You can quickly and securely zip and unzip files to conserve storage space, speed up e-mail transmission, and reduce download times. State-of-the-art file compression, strong AES encryption, compatibility with more compression formats, and new intuitive photo compression, make WinZip the complete compression and archiving solution.
Building on the favorite features of a worldwide base of several million users, WinZip adds new features for image compression and management, support for new compression methods, improved compression performance, support for additional archive formats, and more. Users can work faster, smarter, and safer.
This is a 45-day trial version.
AIDA64 has hit v1.85 and with it includes a new Sensor Panel which is a highly customizable monitoring module which displays temperatures, fan speeds, voltages, currents, clock speeds and various other system details on a graphical panel on the Windows desktop. V1.85 also brings support for the AMD Bulldozer and Llano processors, as well as FMA4 and XOP-optimized 64-bit benchmarks.
AIDA64 Preferences now offer a facility to adjust sensor readings by the usage of a ratio and/or offset. Inaccurate temperate diodes and non-standard voltage values can be automatically corrected. V1.85 also brings optimized benchmarks for VIA QuadCore and Nano X2 processors as well as support for the latest and greatest GPU technologies such as AMD Radeon HD 6970M, nVIDIA GeForce 510, nVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. Exhaustive Direc3D and OpenGL video card capabilities detection with DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2 support.
Our Download of the Day today is Hamachi 220.127.116.11.
LogMeIn Hamachi is a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there's an Internet connection.
It works with your existing firewall, and requires no additional configuration. Hamachi is the first networking application to deliver an unprecedented level of direct peer-to-peer connectivity. It is simple, secure, and cost-effective.
Advantages of LogMeIn Hamachi:
LAN over the Internet - Arrange multiple computers into their own secure network, just as if they were connected by a physical cable.
Files and Network Drives - Access critical files and network drives.
Zero-configuration - Works without having to adjust a firewall or router.
Security - Industry leading encryption and authentication.
Cost Effective - Free for non-commercial use.
AMD Catalyst 11.8 delivers performance increases as usual, Black Ops sees 20% increase in performance
AMD's Catalyst 11.8 drivers have had the WHQL nod of approval and performance-wise, we're seeing a decent improvement for HD 5000 and HD 6000-series owners. With a 10% boost in performance when playing Crysis 2 in DirectX 11 with anti-aliasing enabled and disabled. FEAR 3 receives up to 8% more fps with DX11 and AA enabled, 20% for Black Ops with both single and multi-GPU setups and up to as much as 30% more when AMD's morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the CCC.
Catalyst 11.8 also includes an update to AMD Overdrive that includes both CPU and GPU overclocking controlers in the Vision Control Center (CPU overclocking is limited to Black Edition chips). Over 12 bug fixes, many of those used to cause BSODs, black screens and video corruption in various applications and games including 3DMark 11, StarCraft 2 and FEAR 3.
Our Download of the Day today is iMesh 11.0.
iMesh is a media and file sharing client with online social network features, available in 9 languages. iMesh operates the first "RIAA-approved" P2P service, allowing users residing in United States and Canada to download music content of choice for a monthly fee in the form of either a Premium subscription or a "ToGo" subscription. A third option is also available for users (residing in either country) to permanently purchase tracks for $0.99 each, without a subscription.
In addition to the paid content, iMesh allows all users (regardless of origin country) access to "non-copyrighted" music and video files. A legalized ringtone download service is also available, allowing users to purchase songs for use as cellphone ringtones.
iMesh was the first company to introduce "swarming" - the ability to download one file from multiple sources, increasing download speed. iMesh was also the first company to introduce a working 'resume' feature, allowing users to pause downloads and resume them at a later time.
The company behind iMesh is also the same company behind BearShare under their MusicLab subsidiary.