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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.
Our Download of the Day today is Comodo Internet Security 5.8.211697.
Comodo claim that their firewall is unique in that it passes all known leak tests to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system. Comodo has put firewall through all kinds of sophisticated tests to ensure its firewall powerful enough to ward off these attacks with default settings. No other firewall has had to work this hard.
PC Magazine Online's Editor's Choice
Secures against internal and external attacks
Blocks internet access to malicious Trojan programs
Safeguards your Personal data against theft
Delivers total end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks
Our Download of the Day today is Recuva 1.41.537.
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
Can be run from a USB thumb drive
Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
Restores files from external ZIP drives , Firewire and USB Hard drives
It's fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!
Start-up company BlueStacks has rubbed their hands together and produced some magical app that allows Android apps to run on all Windows PC, as it is ready to start publicly testing its software. BlueStacks is making an alpha of its software available to the public. But their long-term goals are to have both a free and a paid version of its software and to have it loaded onto new PCs. The alpha version of the software allows most (not all) Android apps to be loaded onto a PC, but prohibits some games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja - which will be left for the paid version of the app.
BlueStacks VP, John Garguilo said in an interview "We're very happy with the degree to which apps work, not every app will work perfectly." That I agree with, we can't expect every app to work perfectly, but for just an app to appear [for what seems] out of nowhere, this is a magic day indeed. BlueStack's app will actually ship with several Android apps already preloaded and users will have the ability to push programs from their phone or tablet to the PC from a program that will be on the Android market.
Apple have just dumped iTunes 10.5 onto the Internet and with it, includes support for wirelessly syncing your iOS-based devices running the soon-to-be-released iOS5. iTunes 10.5 is available as a download from Apple, and interestingly, iTunes 10. no longer requires or includes QuickTime. The release of iTunes 10.5 is just one day ahead of the public release of iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Users will require iTunes 10.5 before they can upgrade any iOS device to iOS 10.5.
The full list of features is below:
iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your PC and iOS devices.
Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they're both on the same Wi-Fi network.