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Chrome hits beta 10, also includes a variety of speed-boosts and features

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Google's new Chrome beta is out and includes a variety of speed-boosts and features. JavaScript engine V8 runs compute-intensive JavaScript applications much faster than previous iterations of Google's web browser. This beta release sees a jump of 66-percent over the current stable release when tested under V8 Benchmarker suite.

 

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The new beta also includes preliminary implementation of GPU-accelerated video. A user with the new beta who has a capable graphics card should see a decent decrease in CPU usage. In full screen mode CPU usage is touted to drop by as much as 80-percent! For notebooks this should give you a substantial increase in battery life.

 

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Download of the Day: CPU-Z 1.57

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Our Download of the Day today is CPU-Z 1.57.

 

CPU-Z is a freeware utility that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU-Z does not need to be installed, just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to remove the program, just delete the files. The program does not copy any file in any Windows directory, nor write to the registry.

 

CPU

 

• Name and number.

 

• Core stepping and process.

 

• Package.

 

• Core voltage.

 

• Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.

 

• Supported instructions sets.

 

• All cache levels (location, size, speed, technology).

 

Mainboard

 

• Vendor, model and revision.

 

• BIOS model and date.

 

• Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.

 

• Graphic interface.

 

Memory

 

• Frequency and timings.

 

• Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.

 

System

 

• Windows and DirectX version.

 

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 10.0.648.82 Beta

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Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 10.0.648.82 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.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe 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.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 10.0.648.82 Beta

 

- Contains stability fixes.

 

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Download of the Day: ClamWin 0.97

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Our Download of the Day today is ClamWin 0.97.

 

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features:

 

• High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
• Scanning Scheduler;
• Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database;
• Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
• Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

 

Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.97

 

- Quarantine Browser with an option to restore quarantined files
- Digital signature verification method to minimize false positive detections
- Other bugfixes and improvements

 

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Download of the Day: uTorrent 2.2.1 Beta 24649

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Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.1 Beta 24649.

 

µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.

 

Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled

 

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

 

Resource-Friendly

 

µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

 

Skinnable and Localized

 

Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!

 

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Download of the Day: WinPatrol 20.0.2011.0

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Our Download of the Day today is WinPatrol 20.0.2011.0.

 

WinPatrol alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multipurpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality.

 

WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshots of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.

 

You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files.

 

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Download of the Day: Skype 5.2.0.102 Beta

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Our Download of the Day today is Skype 5.2.0.102 Beta.

 

Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world.

 

The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.

 

Additionally it doesn't just work on Windows. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.

 

• Skype calling - Skype has all the features of an ordinary phone so it's even easier to manage your calls.

 

• Video calling - see who you are talking to at the same time as speaking to them.

 

• Add Skype and SkypeOut contacts - Add contacts who use Skype and those who use ordinary phones so you can call more people.

 

• Organising groups - group contacts under certain names and share them with your contacts so they can talk to them too.

 

• Basic chat and emoticons - when it's not convenient to call, chat or Instant Message (IM) your contacts.

 

• Group chat - for when it's easier to chat or Instant Message (IM) all your friends at once.

 

• Profile settings - change how you appear to the world and let people know a bit about you.

 

• Conference calling - talk to more than one friend at a time.

 

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Download of the Day: Songbird 1.9.3

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Our Download of the Day today is Songbird 1.9.3.

 

Songbird is an open-source customizable music player that's under active development.

 

It is integrated with these Web 2.0 services: mashTape, SHOUTcast Radio, Last.fm Scrobbling, and Songkick concert tickets. You can enhance Songbird with community-contributed plugins like Media Flow.

 

Features include:

 

• GStreamer
• Smart Playlists
• Built-In Web Browser
• Multi-language Support
• Automatic Updates
• Setup Assistant
• Custom User Interface
• Library Management
• Developer Support

 

Beta features include portable device support, metadata management, album artwork, and subscriptions.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 1.9.3

 

* An always-available, on-the-fly playlist queueing feature
* 7digital music store addon redesign
* Performance improvements
- Faster search and filtering
- Quicker metadata editing when changing several files simultaneously

 

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Download of the Day: Beyond Compare 3.2.4

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Our Download of the Day today is Beyond Compare 3.2.4.

 

Beyond Compare 3 is the ideal tool for comparing files and folders on your Windows system. Visualize changes in your code and carefully reconcile them.

 

• Compare Files, Folders

 

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

 

• Specialized Viewers

 

Beyond Compare includes built-in comparison viewers for a variety of data types. Compare .csv data or HTML tables in a Data Compare session, or images in a Picture Compare session.

 

• 3-way Merge

 

Beyond Compare's new merge view allows you to combine changes from two versions of a file into a single output. Its intelligent approach allows you to quickly accept most changes while carefully examining conflicts.

 

• Synchronize Folders

 

Beyond Compare's intuitive Folder Sync interface lets you reconcile differences in your data automatically.

 

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Adobe Flash Player 10.2 promises more effeciency and multimonitor support

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Flash Player 10.2 has hit the scene, and those who are expecting just a few bug fixes need to take a second look. Adobe's thrown in a couple extra useful goodies for us.

 

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Not only does the new Flash Player play very nicely with AMD Fusion, but efficiency has been increased with the inclusion of Stage Video which according to Adobe "can effortlessly play beautiful 1080p HD video with just 1-15% CPU usage on a common Mac or Windows computer." Websites have to integrate Stage Video for it to work, but the speedup of delivery that it provides should help those that have stuttering issues.

 

The other major addition is the ability to watch a Flash video in all its fullscreen glory on a second monitor while working on the first for those with multimonitor setups. This will be a boon for multitaskers, or maybe even those who just want a fun video playing while they work on something else. This will definitely become a new test for your focus.

 

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