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Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.08.1475.
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
Microsoft is aiming at an April 2012 date for the RTM release of not only Windows 8 for x86, but for Windows 8 for ARM/SoC and Windows 8 Server all at the same time. Microsoft's plan is to deliver a single Windows 8 beta build around the the time of its upcoming Build conference.
Microsoft hope to convince Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Phone and Web developers to attend the event in Anaheim, California between September 13 and 16, 2011. Once the beta hits, Microsoft will then deliver an RC (release candidate) build of Windows 8 which should arrive in January 2012. The final released build will be the RTM, this means only two public build tests which is the same method of what we had for Windows 7.
Our Download of the Day today is CPU-Z 1.58.
CPU-Z is a freeware utility that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU-Z does not need to be installed, just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to remove the program, just delete the files. The program does not copy any file in any Windows directory, nor write to the registry.
Name and number.
Core stepping and process.
Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
Supported instructions sets.
All cache levels (location, size, speed, technology).
Vendor, model and revision.
BIOS model and date.
Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
Frequency and timings.
Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
Windows and DirectX version.
Following nearly 2 months of worldwide security mayhem which began with the breach and temporary (but painfully long) closure of Sony's PlayStation network, the hacker group responsible, "LulzSec" has indicated that it finally plans to withdraw its aggressive hacking antics and disband.
This group has certainly made quite a shattering impact in performing several high-profile security breaches and DoS attacks against the likes of Sony as mentioned, Nintendo and even the US Senate and FBI. Their hacking adventures have resulted in company costs well into the 10s of millions.
Apple have released what could be the last update to OS X Snow Leopard before their next OS hits, Mac OS X Lion 10.7. Mac OS X 10.6.8 is available now and includes a number of "general operating system fixes," including improved VPN reliability and removal of known variants of Mac Defender.
What is probably the most important thing to note with 10.6.8 is that it includes an "Enhancement to the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion". You will require 10.6.8 if you want to upgrade to Lion when it comes out next month. As for what is included in the 10.6.8 update, heres a run down:
Our Download of the Day today is Digsby Beta (build 91).
Digsby provides you with IM, email and Social networks in one easy to use application.
Instant Messaging - Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.
Email Notifications - Digsby is an email notification tool that alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as 'Delete' or 'Report Spam' with just one click.
Social Networking - Digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.
Version 38 onwards is a stub installer that includes numerous toolbars etc., we recommend you do not install these.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in build 91
* Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug that caused Hotmail authentication to fail due to a protocol change
Adobe updates Flex, one tool, one framework and one code base that run on Web, desktops, smartphones and tablets
A few days ago Adobe released updated models of two of their tools, Flash Builder and Flex have been updated to version 4.5.1, boosting mobile application development support. The updated products support development of applications for various tech, Android, BlackBerry, RIM PlayBook and Apple iOS-based devices. The new upgraded versions of Flash Builder and Flex now cover all major mobile OSs for the first time with Flash Builder 4.5.1 and Flex 4.5.1.
Adobe said in a statement:
Using Flash Builder and Flex, enterprises can now use one tool, one framework and one code base to create high-performance applications that run on the Web and desktops as well as smartphones and tablets.
Our Download of the Day today is IrfanView 4.30.
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative Freeware (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows.
IrfanView features include:
Many supported file formats
Multi language support
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
Drag & drop support
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with image processing)
Multipage TIF editing
Change color depth
And much more...
Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 5.0.
The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.
User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.
Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.
Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.
Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.
Mozilla is ahead of schedule with Firefox 5 and have decided to release it early. It will be released "officially" on June 21st. Firefox 5 doesn't include any GUI changes with the design interface remaining identical to Firefox 4. Most plugins should have no issue working with the new version.
The latest stable version is said to offer more stability and improvements than the former test builds. For some download links depending on your OS, I've included them below: