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Our Download of the Day today is Fraps 3.4.7.
Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:
Benchmarking Software - See how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.
Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want to capture the screen. Your screen captures are also automatically named and timestamped.
Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 1152x864 and 100 frames per second! All movies are recorded in outstanding quality.
Fraps has support for Vista and DirectX 10 games. Since the Vista Desktop Window Manager (DWM) runs through DirectX you can now take screenshots and record video from the desktop just like any other game or 3D application in Vista.
The Android Market has been maintaining exponential growth lately, but still lags behind Apple's App Store. In Q3, 2011 the number of active mobile applications in the Android Market was 319,161. Not bad, but considering Apple have 459,589 in the App Store, that's quite the stab in the chest.
But, looking deeper, research2guidance have said that Android developers are much more productive when compared to Apple's. They noticed that the averageAndroid-based publisher has placed more than 6 applications in the Market since launch, compared to just 4 apps on average for the iOS-based developers.
The actual total number of applications published on the Android Market was over 500,000 in September 2011. Where as Apple saw just over 600,000 successful submissions to their App Store: just 20-percent more. The problem here is that 37-percent of the applications published were later removed from the Android Market for various reasons; where Apple's App Store removed only 24-percent of published apps.
Razer introed Synapse five years ago now, which let gamers store macros, key binds, and profiles directly into their Razer devices' onboard memory. Today, they've taken this one step further by introducing Razer Synapse 2.0, which allows your personalised peripheral settings to sit in the cloud.
While this won't help everyone, it will be a great thing for users such as tournament gamers, or those who use more than one computer for gaming. The problem is with this, is that people still have to take around their mouse and keyboard, with Razer hardware storing it inside the peripheral itself, cloud-based peripheral settings don't really have a need, but as I said, there are still uses for it.
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 16.0.912.0 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.
AMD have released a third version of their Catalyst 11.10 "Preview" drivers, where they've combined the unified RAGE and Battlefield 3 support of the version 2 driver, with the long list of associated bug fixes, and have also included the following improvements:
Reduces random crashing and stability encountered when playing Rage on Windows® 7 32-bit edition
Reduces object / animation flickering and texture corruption encountered when playing Rage
Reduces stuttering seen on Dual CPU and Tri CPU core systems
If you want to get your hands on the Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver, you can grab it from this knowledge base entry on AMD's website. Installers are available for Windows 7, Vista and XP. AMD's Terry Makedon, who posts as CatalystMaker on Twitter says that this driver is essentially identical to the final, Microsoft-certified Catalyst 11.10 thats due to drop on October 31, 2011.
The Telstra T-Box has taken it a step further with their set-top box which not only plugs into a Bigpond broadband internet connection and a television, enabling Free-to-Air TV and broadband TV to be delivered via your home TV set, but now sports an Android app.
Telstra has created an Android-based application which acts like a remote control for your T-Box. It's free, fun, and easy-to-use and turns your Android device into a remote control. With the T-Box Remote application on your Android device, you can control your T-Box where you can get access to your home network. Just like the T-Box remote control, the Android app can be used to change channels, adjust the volume, navigate menu items and more on your T-Box.
The T-Box Remote application is available right now for free from the Android Market and you can grab the application here.
Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 3.30.
Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the any format video with your iPod, PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.
User-friendly interface that is easy to use.
Converts all video formats to Apple iPod Video, Sony PSP and more
Batch convert any video formats including avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mp4, etc.
Support DivX and Xvid avi format as importing and exporting video
Support default video/audio settings or user customized parameters for video and audio.
Has the option to preview the video in real-time before conversion .
World's fastest video conversion speed with stunning video and audio quality.
Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...
Our Download of the Day today is MetroTwit 0.9.0 Beta.
MetroTwit is a slick Twitter client for Windows.
Infinite scrolling - If you ever want to read more tweets, just scroll down and more will appear almost instantly.
URL shortening and previews - Take control of links with an intuitive URL shortener that automatically saves you space and time tweeting.
Autocomplete for usernames & hashtags - The people and topics you care about, at your fingertips. Simply start typing any part of a username or hashtag and we'll find them for you.
Resizable and reorderable columns - Not all columns must be created equal. You have the choice and flexibility to control exactly how your columns should look.
Our Download of the Day today is mIRC 7.22.
mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.
It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.
mIRC has been in development for over a decade and is constantly being improved and updated with new technologies.
Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch using Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 is now available and for those of you who wanted to upgrade to the fresh-out-of-the-oven iOS 5, but not lose your jailbroken app goodness, as well as all of those hacks and tweaks you've fallen in love with, today is your day.
There were rumors that iOS 5 would stop any of these types of hacked upgrades, but people still want their stolen apps and games, right? Maybe it's just tweaks and hacks to the original iOS 5 that you're after, but everyone is different. Of course, there are some jailbreak apps that just don't work with iOS's default software. SBSettings for example, bringing control of your iDevice's vital features using a simple activation method.