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Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.06.1433.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
Cleans the following:
Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
100% Spyware FREE
Our Download of the Day today is SuperAntiSpyware 4.51.1000.
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional features our highly advanced Real-Time Protection to ensure protection from installation or re-installation of potential threats as you surf the Internet. Used in conjunction with our First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection, your computer is protected from thousands of threats that attempt to infect and infiltrate your system at startup or while shutting down your system.
Advanced Detection and Removal
Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!
Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!
First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.
Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.
Windows 8 may be finally getting a webcam application for taking pictures and video. A YouTube user has posted some videos showing off the new webcam application. The video below shows off the app and we can see it has a basic UI (which could be changed in the future) which allows the user to configure webcam settings and application settings, the ability to take timed or instant pictures and record video clips.
If we navigate to Application Settings, there are five options: Webcam, Audio source, Resolution, Frame rate, and Audio recording level. Webcam Settings has five options: Brightness, Focus, Exposure, Zoom, and Flicker.
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 12.0.742.0 Beta.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.
Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.
For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 12.0.742.0 Beta
- Contains stability and performance fixes.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 launches, the Universal Player for All Media on PC, Device, Home and Social Cloud
Cyberlink are famous for their PowerDVD software suite and are continuing that trend with the release of PowerDVD 11. PowerDVD 11 has some pretty slick features up it's media-playing sleeve with things like "Device App: PowerDVD Remote" now supporting your iPhone or Android-based phones. Nifty!
It also supports social media like Facebook and flickr photo playback, YouTube is included as well as the ability to upload videos directly to Facebook. A list of it's detailed new features are listed below:
Acer have launched their first 10.1-inch tablet running Windows 7 which provides the mobility of a tablet with the power and familiarity of Windows 7 - I introduce to you the Acer Iconia Tab W500.
The tablet includes: tablet design with additional productivity thank to the docking station with a chiclet keyboard, a 10.1-inch multi-touch display, it is capable of Flash, slim and lightweight design which weighs in at only 2.14 pounds and is capable of 1080p playback.
Google have today released the latest version of Google Taskbar for Internet Explorer. It includes a fresh, clean look that "personalizes Toolbar with the tools you use most". Another addition is Toolbar instant, if you've used Instant on google.com or in Google Chrome - you'll find yourself loving Toolbar Instant. Just start typing in the search box and search predictions and results will appear instantly as you type, getting the results you want, faster.
If you want to access the Toolbar quicker, press Alt+G. To enable Toolbar Instant, visit Toolbar Options and click "Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing." Toolbar Instant works on both IE8 and IE9, if you're using an older browser you can either upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or try Google Chrome.
Google's 3-year-old Map Maker project, as of today, allows users to create points of interest in the United States and edit them as they see fit. Well, pending Google's eventual (and not guaranteed) approval. Why the three year wait? Evidently Google began its editing program in smaller areas of the world that necessitated detailed maps, experimenting to see if their infrastructure could cope with what would be, and will be, an extremely persistent and massive amount of traffic once it would be implemented in the US. With the potential of millions of unique views a day, someone has to ensure that thousands of Clownfart Daycare Centers don't just start popping up all over the bible belt (and that's giving most Americans the benefit of the doubt).
The editing process is pretty straightforward: anybody with a Google account can sign in, add a map POI with all of the corresponding information, and even draw a structure or addition to an existing point. For example, if someone were to make a large change to their house, like adding a wing or a helipad or something, you could draw that in. Google has made it so that edits are approved or denied and added to Google Maps (including Street View) within seconds- a pretty impressive feature considering the amount of editing requests that will start pouring in.
I'm sure people will complain about censorship at some point...
A screenshot of the new Task Manager for Windows 8 has been leaked from Windows 8 build 7850. The new Task Manager is obviously not fully functional at this early stage in the Windows 8 game but we can still tell from the leaked screenshot that is is far different to the previous Task Managers in Windows 7, Vista and XP.
There are now three tabs: Programs, Startup and Users (compared to current Task Managers which are made up of Applications, Processes, Performance and Networking). This is probably set to change but for now it's great to see Microsoft changing up the Task Manager with a new fresh look.
Our Download of the Day today is Dropbox 1.1.23.
Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync and share files online.
2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
Sync files of any size or type.
Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.
Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.
You can see other people's changes instantly.
Automatic backup of your files.
Undelete files and folders.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 1.1.23
* Translations for Latin American Spanish, French, German, and Japanese
* Redesigned Preferences UI
* OSX: New notification interface for users that don't have Growl installed.
* Stability Fixes