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Adobe release Flash 11 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Adobe has released a beta version of Flash 11 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Adobe have also announced the availability of the Adobe AIR 3 beta which is available for Windows and Mac, but has been killed on Linux in favour for Adobe to focus on mobile instead. Adobe says this is this first beta is a desktop release with mobile on it's way soon. 64-bit support is now included which is a pretty big step since the preview of it back in September of 2010.

 

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Adobe have also listed a bunch of features and performance enhancements included in both the Flash Player 11 and AIR 3:

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Download of the Day: SpeedFan 4.44

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Our Download of the Day today is SpeedFan 4.44.

 

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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Microsoft lay plans to combine ecosystems of Windows and Windows Phone

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Microsoft have outlined their vision for a single ecosystem of Windows, the vision will include phones and PCs and was outlined by Microsoft's president of the Windows Phone Division, Andy Lees who spoke at a keynote address during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Lees explains that there are key trends that are fundamentally changing the world of devices and form factors.

 

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Lees, talking about Microsoft's first Windows 8 demo at CES said:

 

It starts right at the core of the devices themselves, the core technology. You can put all of the key things required to run a computer into a single chip." The system-on-a-chip transformation will assist in the form factors of PCs explained Lees.

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 14.0.814.0 Beta

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Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 14.0.814.0 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.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe 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.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 14.0.814.0 Beta

 

* Updated V8 - 3.4.7.0

 

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Download of the Day: Foobar2000 1.1.8 beta 1

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Our Download of the Day today is Foobar2000 1.1.8 beta 1.

 

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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Microsoft have sold 400 million Windows 7 licenses

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Microsoft have reached nearly half a billion Windows 7 licenses sold since release by hitting the 400 million licenses sold mark. In June of 2010 they had sold 150 million, a few months later they hit 240 million. At this years Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer took the stage and announced that the 240 million had expanded into a whopping 400 million and achieved that in under 2 years.

 

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This makes Windows 7 the fastest-selling operating system in history. Tami Reller, corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Windows and Windows Live has made it clear that it's "the path to Windows 8." Another announcement is that 100 million copies of Office 2010 have made their way to customers since launch.

Download of the Day: Defraggler 2.06.328

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Our Download of the Day today is Defraggler 2.06.328.

 

Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.

 

When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

 

At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

 

• Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag

• Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation

• Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly

• Full Windows OS and Multi-lingual support

• Boot time defrag of system files

• Supports 37 major languages

 

Defraggler is made by Piriform, the company that also brought you CCleaner and Recuva, so is completely free!

 

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Mozilla outs another Firefox build - 7.0 Aurora

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Mozilla's Firefox development team appear to be working faster than ever lately with a new alpha (Aurora) build 7 now available, less than a month after Firefox 5 Final was released to the masses. They sure are chewing through version numbers of late.

 

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The new 7.0 Aurora (alpha, 7.0a2) build brings what looks to be a decent amount of new features and improvements. with reported optimizations including a faster startup time, faster rendering performance and less memory usage. The new build also has an improved sync manager for syncing up your bookmarks and passwords effortlessly and instantly with your other devices.

 

Other benefits include better font rendering When GPu acceleration is enabled and some new web and server tools that allow developers to build performance tests directly into the browser.

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Download of the Day: FrostWire 5.0.7

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Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 5.0.7.

 

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.

 

Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.

 

Frostwire's features include:

 

• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins

 

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Microsoft to show off Windows 8 pre-beta build next week?

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Microsoft are holding their Worldwide Partner Conference next week and are tipped to show off their pre-beta version of Windows 8. WPC 2011 starts on July 11 and WinRumors noticing a tweet from an account called @MSFTtm which said "Microsoft wil release a CTP [Community Technology Preview] build of Windows 8" at the conference. Of course, a single tweet from an unverified source does not guarantee it will happen, but this particular source has been pretty spot on about previous Windows 8 builds.

 

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On top of that, tech site Windows 8 Beta says that "two independent sources" confirmed its earlier report that Microsoft would unveil the pre-beta build at WPC 2011. They also claim that Microsoft are looking at releasing said pre-beta build to gold partners just after the conference. If the rumors are true, it shows Microsoft are quite aggressive with their timetable for Windows8.

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