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Google have today released to just U.S. residents, Google Currents. What is Google Currents? It's a magazine-like news reader where you can add your favorite content in like publications, blogs and browse, read and share that content, but with Currents, it's provided in a nice swipable magazine format.
Currents allows you to follow trending stories, where breaking stories can be followed quite easily. Personalized "trends" pulls articles, photos and videos into living editions, where its like a living magazine, at your finger tips. Currents is also designed for all devices, iOS or Android-powered smartphones and tablets.
The only issue with it, is that it's locked to the U.S. right now. If it weren't for that, I may have tested it out on my phone against my favorite content site and app, Feedly. Sob, sob, sob.
Our Download of the Day today is Emsisoft Anti-Malware 184.108.40.206.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware monitors all active programs in real time for dangerous behavior (Behavior Blocking) and can detect new unknown Trojans, Worms, Viruses and other damaging programs (Zero-Day dangers) without daily updates. The signature-based security (Emsisoft and Ikarus double engine) ensures a very high recognition rate of known Malware such as Trojans, Worms and Viruses.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware provides reliable protection from:
Viruses, worms, bots.
Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers, rootkits.
Spyware, Adware, TrackingCookies..
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 220.127.116.11
* Surf protection speed improvements.
* Crash on system standby - fixed.
* Crashes submitted from reports - fixed.
* Slow start of GUI on Windows 7 x64 - fixed.
* System freeze/tray icon update animation loop - fixed.
* One more problem that may cause a delay on software startup fixed.
* Crash on service component restart - fixed.
* Communication problem of service with GUI components - fixed.
* Application rule submission bug fixed that caused a guard freeze problem with tooltip text "'1 KB (100%) of 1 KB uploaded '".
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 17.0.963.0 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.
Google are enjoying some phenomenal success on their Android Market, where they've just hit 10 billion app downloads. Rewind just six months back to July and they were sitting pretty at 6 billion. This means they're seeing nearly one billion app downloads per month.
To celebrate this milestone, Google have partnered up with some of the Android developers who have contributed to this milestone to make a bunch of Android apps available at amazing prices. Starting today and for the next 10 days, Google have a set to awesome apps available for just 10 cents each. Yes, 10 cents!
Today, they're starting with Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.
Google have also taken time to thank the developers who created the apps that have gotten them to this 10 billion app download milestone.
Our Download of the Day today is Xfire 1.141 Build 44773.
Xfire is a free tool that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them easily. It works regardless of game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using.
Xfire combines instant messaging, a server browser, peer-to-peer file downloads, in-game messaging, screenshot and video capture and one of the most active gaming communities in the world into a small, simple package. Best of all, it's free!
Freemium music subscription service, Spotify, has revealed a "new direction" that they are going in. A new API that will allow developers to create apps that are powered by Spotify.
Spotify users can use these apps whether they pay for Spotify or not, and right now Spotify developer partners do not share in Spotify's revenue, but Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has said that these are still "early days" for the platform.
It is a great time for AMD graphics card owners, with releases of new drivers for what seems every few days. Today AMD have released the Catalyst 11.11c performance drivers.
The new Catalyst 11.11c drivers include AMD CrossFireX performance scaling for the AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The drivers include everything the Catalyst 11.11b did, with a list of features below:
Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.13.1600.
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
NVIDIA have just released the GeForce 290.36 drivers that are set to offer some improvements to a bunch of games, as well as adding support for some new BenQ 3D Vision-capable monitors.
First up we have some new SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3, and Syndicate. PhysX has been updated to 9.11.11.07 which includes the best PhysX experience for Batman: Arkham City. For a full rundown on what 290.36 offers, check it out below:
AMD have obviously been very hard at work between gaming and working on new video cards, with the release of another driver in the form of Catalyst 11.11b performance driver.
This driver brings some Crossfire performance scaling to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as well as a bunch of improvements to other gamers such as Batman: Arkham City, RAGE, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and Battlefield 3. A full list of improvements is below: