Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,685 Reviews & Articles | 45,693 News Posts
We are looking for a US-based news reporter, join our awesome team!

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Software Posts - Page 1

CCleaner hits Windows 10, helping users clear junk out of their system

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week ago

One of the most popular computer cleaning programs on the market is Piriform's CCleaner and in recently issued news, this program has just hit v5.09, marking itself as completely Windows 10 optimized.

 

ccleaner-hits-windows-10-helping-users-clear-junk-system_056

 

Initially released for Windows 10 last month, Piriform has now ironed out the bugs with this 5.09 update, ensuring a smooth operating experience. Now optimized for Windows 10 64-bit operating systems and with the ability to clean out the new Edge browser, 5.09 further comes with Windows 10 registry support.

 

The interface is now reportedly more responsive and further changes are currently in the pipeline to be implemented in coming months.

Microsoft boasts there are 75 million Windows 10 users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Since its public launch less than one month ago, there are now more than 75 million devices running Microsoft Windows 10, according to Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing for Windows and devices.

 

microsoft-boasts-75-million-windows-10-users_01

 

There have been 90,000 different PC and tablet models that made the switch to Windows 10, and users in 192 countries have transitioned to the new OS. Microsoft is still rolling out Windows 10 in waves, but it's possible to track down a direct download link.

 

If you're not a Windows 7, 8/8.1 user, it's possible to purchase Windows 10 Home for $119 or Windows 10 Pro for $199.

Continue reading 'Microsoft boasts there are 75 million Windows 10 users' (full post)

Facebook testing its own Cortana-like AI service called 'M'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Facebook is testing out its own AI-controlled service called "M" that's aimed at making your digital life easier.

 

facebook-testing-cortana-ai-service-called-m_5

 

The new Facebook AI is called "M" and will be very much like Siri and Cortana, but instead of being tethered to a specific OS, M will be embedded in Facebook's messaging system. So that means everyone can use it regardless of the brand of your device. Touted as a digital assistant, M isn't like the other AI on the market, and will actually roll up its sleeves to complete specific tasks.

 

"Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf," David Marcus,Facebook's Vice President of Messaging Products, said in an announcement post. "It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more."

Continue reading 'Facebook testing its own Cortana-like AI service called 'M'' (full post)

HWBOT works with MSI on overclocking software for a few classic GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 11:03 am

One of the biggest GPU overclocking software comes from MSI in the form of Afterburner, with the video card and motherboard maker collaborating with overclocking organization HWBOT on the latest version of Afterburner Extreme - HWBOT Edition, which supports 'classic VGA cards'.

 

hwbot-works-msi-overclocking-software-few-classic-gpus_01

 

Afterburner Extreme is different to the normal Afterburner overclocking software, with Afterburner Extreme "takes things one step further allowing full control of voltages, facilitating seriously extreme overclocking at sub-zero temperatures", explains HWBOT. Now this 'extreme' version of Afterburner works on some of the big favorite cards from MSI, with their Hawk and Lighting series of video cards on both the NVIDIA and AMD sides of the fence.

 

Afterburner Extreme (ABX) as HWBOT explains was available "only to Extreme and Elite Overclockers on HWBOT and supported only current generation video cards. The new ABX HWBOT Edition adds support to a range of older cards and will be available to all HWBOT members. This allows the overclocking community to revisit classic VGA cards armed with the ultimate tweaking utility".

 

The new MSI Afterburner Extreme - HWBOT Edition can be downloaded here, weighing in at 35MB.

Kaspersky reportedly created malware to trick its competitors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 16, 2015 4:50 am

Kaspersky has reportedly created its own malware in order to get its competitors' software into flagging, and quarantining important, non-viral files on consumers' PCs. The report is coming directly from Reuters, which gives it some serious credit.

 

kaspersky-reportedly-created-malware-trick-competitors_01

 

The malware that Kaspersky created would inject malicious bits of code into important files on consumers' PCs, such as .ini files for your important devices like printers and scanners, which the anti-malware would then pick up as a false positive, quarantining it, or deleting your important files.

 

Kaspersky Lab co-founder Eugine Kaspersky reportedly created the malware as an attack against Kaspersky's competitors, as he thinks that his competitors have copied his anti-virus system rather than create their own. An anonymous source of Reuters said: "It was decided to provide some problems" for other companies, with the source adding: "It is not only damaging for a competing company but also damaging for users' computers".

 

The Moscow-based firm has denied the allegations, with a Kaspersky representative telling Reuters: "Our company has never conducted any secret campaign to trick competitors into generating false positives to damage their market standing. Such actions are unethical, dishonest and their legality is at least questionable".

NVIDIA releases new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 5:26 am

NVIDIA has just released its new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers, which are the usual Game Ready drivers we've come to know and love from the company.

 

nvidia-releases-new-geforce-355-60-whql-drivers_23

 

The new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers include support for the preview of Ashes of the Singularity, but it also supports the new Beta version of the GameWorks VR SDK. With the GameWorks VR side of things, it includes support for VR SLI, Context Priority, Direct Mode, and Front Buffer Rendering.

 

You can grab the new NVIDIA GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers here.

Basemark Web 3.0 announced, wants to benchmark all the browsers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 4, 2015 7:15 am

Basemark, free from the shackles of Rightware, has just announced Basemark Web 3.0, a new product that will be the successor to the Browsermark product line. The new benchmark is even capable of testing out the new WebGL 2.0 API. Basemark Web 3.0 has three different suites:

 

basemark-web-3-announced-benchmark-browsers_01

 

  • Core Suite - Low-level JavaScript calculations (ECMAScript), designed to test the core of JavaScript
  • Graphics Suite - Graphically intense WebGL 1.0.2 and WebGL 2.0 content
  • Generic Suite - Tests built with popular JavaScript frameworks

 

The new Basemark Web 3.0 will work on "virtually all modern browsers, operating systems, and devices" and will arrive in four different versions. The free version will be "for everyone", the community version will be for open source projects, a professional version will be available for consumers who want more detail on browser performance, and a corporate version for corporate customers, with the ability to run on its own servers.

Continue reading 'Basemark Web 3.0 announced, wants to benchmark all the browsers' (full post)

German auto makers to buy Nokia HERE business for $3.2B

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 3, 2015 6:43 am

German automakers BMW, Audi and Daimler plan to purchase the Nokia HERE map business unit, in an effort to provide smarter navigation - and pave the way for autonomous vehicles.

 

german-auto-makers-buy-nokia-here-business-3-2b_01

 

Each company will hold an equal stake in HERE, which is available in 50 different languages in almost 200 nations. The deal should close during Q1 next year, once it passes antitrust regulators.

 

Although the companies didn't announce a price, but reports indicate the German companies will pay $3.2 billion. "For the automotive industry this is the basis for new assistance systems and ultimately fully automated driving," the companies said in a joint statement.

Continue reading 'German auto makers to buy Nokia HERE business for $3.2B' (full post)

TechPowerUp pushes updated GPU-Z v0.8.5

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 31, 2015 10:31 am

Featuring support for Widows 10 and CUDA detection for this new operating system, the new TechPowerUp GPU-Z software update further features GPU voltage monitoring for AMD "Fiji" cards, memory controller load monitor support for AMD "Sea Islands," "Pirate Islands," and "Volcanic Islands" video cards and better detection for AMD Radeon R9 300 series cards.

 

techpowerup-pushes-updated-gpu-v0-8-5_077

 

Support has also been added for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m, 980M cards and GeForce 940M, 930M editions. Intel Atom x7-Z8700 and Celeron N3150 processors are now detected alongside AMD desktop card support which includes AMD R9 370, R9 370X, R9 380, R9 390, R9 390X and R9 Fury.

 

Last but not least is added support for the AMD Radeon A8-7100.

Continue reading 'TechPowerUp pushes updated GPU-Z v0.8.5' (full post)

NVIDIA and AMD release new drivers for Windows 10

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 30, 2015 11:33 am

With the release of Windows 10 finally here, both NVIDIA and AMD have new drivers to share for GeForce and Radeon owners, respectively. NVIDIA has their new GeForce 353.62 WHQL drivers, while AMD has their new Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers.

 

nvidia-amd-release-new-drivers-windows-10_01

 

Starting with the new GeForce 353.62 drivers, which are WHQL signed, NVIDIA notes that these new drivers are Game Ready, including the "latest tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations to ensure you have the best possible gaming experience". AMD on the other hand, has its Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers which are offering some resolved issues over the previous set of drivers.

 

You can grab the NVIDIA GeForce 353.62 WHQL drivers here, while the AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers can be downloaded here.

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down