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Download of the Day: SpeedFan 4.45

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is SpeedFan 4.45.

 

SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures.

 

SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature).

 

SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise.

 

SpeedFan can find almost any hardware monitor chip connected to the 2-wire SMBus (System Management Bus (trademark belonging to SMIF, Inc.), a subset of the I2C protocol) and works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Windows Vista. It works with Windows 64 bit too.

 

SpeedFan can handle:

 

• almost any number of South Bridges

• almost any number of hardware monitor chips

• almost any number of hard disks

• almost any number of temperature readings

• almost any number of voltage readings

• almost any number of fan speed readings

• almost any number of PWMs

 

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Download of the Day: Postbox 3.0.0

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Postbox 3.0.0.

 

Postbox lets you spend less time managing messages and more time getting things done. But what makes Postbox really useful is the way it lets you find and reuse all kinds of content hidden deep within your email. After all, it's your email... make the most of it!

 

Ultra-Fast Search

Postbox makes it easy to search for almost anything across all of your email accounts.

 

Powerful Address Auto-Complete

The Addressing Widget will enable you to search for contacts by either first name, last name, or domain.

 

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Download of the Day: ClamWin 0.97.3

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is ClamWin 0.97.3.

 

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 0.97.3

 

# This maintenance release updates ClamAV scanning engine and fixes these issues:

* Improved bytecode signature matching

* Other bugfixes and improvements

 

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AMD release Catalyst 11.10 drivers

By: Array

AMD have just released the fresh out of the oven Catalyst 11.10 driver package for both 32- and 64-bit Windows 7, Vista and XP. It has some Battlefield 3 enhancements, which are very, very cool indeed. Catalyst 11.10 brings five-display Eyefinity configurations to the table, capable of 16000x16000 resolutions. Yes, 16000x16000, there's not an extra 0 there, thats sixteen thousand by sixteen thousand.

 

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A new "bezel compensation" feature is also available, capable of adjusting Eyefinity-linked displays with different pixel densities. Just in case you didn't have your Eyefinity rig with the same monitors and/or resolutions. A bunch of fixes are included, mostly for WIndows 7; Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Lost Planet 2, F1 2010, Dirt 2, Google Earth and Mafia 2 are amongst the games or programs where crashing or corruption issues have been fixed.

 

Display corruption issues when running multiple monitors with Aero enabled are also fixed. The driver package supports most of AMD's DirectX 10 and DirectX 11-capable Radeon cards. You can grab the new drivers from AMD's website, through the Catalyst's software automatic updater, or through Steam.

Download of the Day: Foobar2000 1.1.9 beta 2

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Foobar2000 1.1.9 beta 2.

 

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

 

Main features:

 

• Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.

• Gapless playback.

• Full unicode support.

• Easily customizable user interface layout.

• Advanced tagging capabilities.

• Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.

• Full ReplayGain support.

• Customizable keyboard shortcuts.

• Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 1.1.9 beta 2

 

- fixes more MP3 tagging regressions

- refines the WAV tagging feature.

 

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Google+ intros powerful photo editing suite, makes it free

By: Array

Google+ has added Instagram-like controls to its photo section. The section has always had basic editing, because Google+ shares its photo albums with Picasa, so any edits made there would bounce back. But now they're stepped it up a few notches and built it directly in. The new controls only work in the desktop version, and can be accessed by clicking the edit button when you're in the fullscreen light-box view and selecting "Creative Kit".

 

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From there, you're launched into an editor which is powered by PicNik (my niece Alisha will love that). From here, you can crop and tweak photos, but also included is an Instagram-like filter where you can perform some powerful edits. Included is a "Sunless Tan" tool, which can do exactly what it says... you use a brush to apply the tan and somehow it works out where the edges are and turns anyone into a reality TV star ready for the Jersey Shore, b*tch.

 

Right now there is a seasonal toolkit: Halloween. This allows you to add blood spatter, gravestones, "Dracula Dermis", and other fun stuff to your pictures. The Creative Kit is Flash-powered, so if you were thinking you might hit it up by signing into the non-mobile version of Google+ from an iPad, you're completely out of luck.

Download of the Day: Fresh View 8.30

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Fresh View 8.30.

 

Fresh View gives you the ability to organize and view multimedia files (images, audio, video). Watch movies, listen to music, and view graphics in a slide show. Image files in a folder can be displayed using a number of views, including a thumbnail view that lets you quickly see what your images are without having to open them.

 

You can convert graphics from one type to another, print, and even create an HTML album. This easy-to-use software supports 86 different formats (more and more added regularly).

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 8.30

 

- with new Hard Diagonal Smudge effect.

 

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Download of the Day: Foxit Reader 5.1.0.1021

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Foxit Reader 5.1.0.1021.

 

Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

 

• Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.

• Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.

• Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.

• Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.

• High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. While other PDF readers often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.

 

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Unofficial 11.9 CAP4 - Catalyst Application Profile, improves Battlefield 3 CrossFire scaling, stuttering issues

By: Array

Note: This Catalyst Application Profile is not provided directly by AMD. Rage3D have posted their AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.9 CAP4. The new profiles added are great for the latest games, with improves such as:

 

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Battlefield 3 - Provides great CrossFire scaling and resolves stuttering issues when running in CrossFire mode.

Deus Ex Missing Link: Improves CrossFire performance

F1 2011: Improves CrossFire performance

Dead Island: Improves CrossFire performance

Batman Arkham City (DX9 version): Improves CrossFire performance

NBA 2012: Disables CrossFire

 

The CAP's are compatible with Catalyst 10.2 and newer releases. It's great to see community work here, BF3 and CF issues being fixed so quick - you would think AMD would be on it quicker than a house on fire...

 

Initial reports of these are that they are great and give a huge improvement to AMD CrossFire users, let us know how you go!

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