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As June begins to roll toward an end, AMD are kind enough to release the next major monthly update with 11.6 WHQL. AMD report that this unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD display driver version is updated to 8.861. There are a few highlights of the 11.6 WHQL release:
Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1191.0.
SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.
SmartFTP can be used for:
Web site publishing and maintenance
Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files
Share your files with your friends and coworkers
Backups of local or remote files
SmartFTP offers these features:
Quickly rename multiple files.
Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)
Our Download of the Day today is TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 RC2.
TeamSpeak is flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users.
Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers
Create multiple channels and sub-channels for your users
Moderate channels for more control when hosting large group meetings
Whisper functions so you can speak privately to inidividuals, groups of persons, or users in other channels
Our Download of the Day today is Pidgin 2.8.0.
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.
iolo technologies has teamed up with us this week to provide 10 keys for their popular System Mechanic software. Entering couldn't be easier with all you having to do is head on over to our Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes page, then enter your details.
To find a bit more about System Mechanic, you can head on over to the System Mechanic page and see what exactly the software is capable of.
So don't delay, head on over to the TweakTown Facebook page with haste, and good luck everyone!
Our Download of the Day today is YoWindow 2.0.
We are trying to make YoWindow close to reality. The location of the sun, moon, moon phase, sunrise and sunset times correspond to the actual values for the place you choose.
The look of the landscape changes considerably depending on the season. YoWindow selects the most appropriate season for the given date at the place you choose (we use weather history). Scroll through the year using the calendar - and you will see how seasons change.
The weather is updated automatically, fast and only on necessity.
You can use YoWindow as a reliable world-clock. Whatever location you choose, the local time displayed by YoWindow is correct. Daylight saving time is computed flawlessly.
Occasionally, you may notice interesting objects in the skies like a plane or a shooting star.
Ever been waiting for a bus that seems to take forever to arrive? Wished your fancy smartphone with all of its super powers could tell you when that bus is coming? Well, now you can with Google Maps for mobile and desktop. Google Maps now have live transit updates since they've joined forces with transit agencies to integrate live transit data in four US cities and two European cities.
The four US cities are: Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego and San Fransisco with the European cities being Madrid and Turin. When you click on a transit station or plan a route with Google Maps and there are current delays or alerts related on your journey, you'll now see "live departure times" which are indicated by a special icon as well as service alerts.
Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.11.256.
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!
Processor brand and model
Hard drive size and speed
Amount of memory (RAM)
At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.
If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.
Google have today released a new stable release of Chrome which they say brings improvements in security, privacy and graphics to the 160 million Chrome users. Chrome is now more secure thanks to enhancements that Google have made to their Safe Browsing technology. In addition to protecting users from certain malware and phishing websites, Chrome now warns you before downloading some types of malicious files.
Google have also added more control over the data that websites store on your computer through Chrome. Included is Flash Player's Local Shared Objects (LSOs) which were previously only manageable using an online settings application on Adobe's website. Google have worked with Adobe to integrate Flash LSO deletion directly into Chrome which makes it easier to manage your online privacy.
The guys and gals over at Futuremark have thrown together a new update for 3DMark 11 that comes in at just under 17MB. The main happenings behind the update are just some upgraded compatibility features.
Bullet physics library updated to 2.78 to improve compatibility with future CPUs and GPUs
Display scaling mode setting is now available in the Basic Edition
SystemInfo component updated to version 4.0 for improved compatibility with current and future hardware
Improved user messages when the benchmark run is interrupted
Advanced and Profession Edition only
Fixed wireframe mode for the Combined test with NVIDIA hardware
Load/Save result dialog remembers the last used folder
Professional Edition only
Correct watermark is always displayed when benchmark is launched from command line
Command line loop switch with single test now loops without reloading
The latest update won't affect your score, so if you're hoping for some extra Marks, you're out of luck unfortunately. You can grab the 1.0.2 update directly from the Futuremark website here.