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Download of the Day: KMPlayer 3.0.0.1440

Our Download of the Day today is KMPlayer 3.0.0.1440.

 

The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways.

 

The player provides both internal and external filters with a fully controlled environment in terms of connections to other splitters, decoders, audio/video transform filters and renderers without grappling with the DirectShow merit system. Internal filters are not registered to user's system to keep it from being messed up with system filters.

 

In December 2008 KMPlayer was bought by Pandora.tv, and continues to be made available as freeware.

 

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Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 able to run the same apps via AppX?

Windows 8 is not only including a tile-based shell for tablets called "Immersive", but there will also include "AppX": a new type of packaged application model in Windows 8 that resembles Windows Phone 7 application packages.

 

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This would then mean the AppX application type could be common between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, this provides developers with a way to write applications for both platforms. This would also allow Microsoft an avenue to have apps working on two Windows operating systems on a variety of different devices like desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. This is pretty exciting stuff!

 

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Windows 8 is set to include its own PDF reader, death stares Adobe into oblivion

Microsoft is looking to include it's own Portable Document Format (PDF) reader in Windows 8 dubbed, Modern Reader. Modern Reader will display PDFs as one would expect, including functions for zooming in and out, page scrubber on the side of the application, side-by-side page views.

 

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Adobe has pretty much stopped Microsoft in their tracks when it comes to supplying PDF to Windows as a standard, but now things are changing. Right now it could be that Modern Reader is simply a PDF reader, but I'm sure more information will become available soon enough.

 

Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.05.1409

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.05.1409.

 

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:

 

• Internet Explorer
• Firefox
• Google Chrome
• Opera
• Safari
• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
• Registry cleaner
• Third-party applications
• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 3.05.1409

 

- Additional fix for Steam caching issues.

 

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Download of the Day: Foobar2000 1.1.6 beta 3

Our Download of the Day today is Foobar2000 1.1.6 beta 3.

 

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 1.1.6 beta 3

 

- resolves multiple known problems with the new ReplayGain scanner.

 

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Windows 8 logon screen, leaked

The welcome screen for Windows 8 has been leaked (and confirmed as real). The below screen show is the current Windows 8 Welcome Screen and is visibly based on the Windows Phone 7 lock screen - which is impressive in itself.

 

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You can only change the background image of the Welcome Screen at the moment, but the display includes the time, day of the week, the date (month and day) and icons for power management (for portable machines only) and ease of access. More things could be added in the future. Aside from the functionality that has been shown in the leaked builds, there is also evidence of more features to come.

 

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RumorTT: Windows 8 might feature a Time Machine type of backup feature

Early builds of Windows 8 have been going out to ODM and OEM partners this week and details are already leaking out of the cracks. Judging by some of the rumors it looks as though Microsoft might go down the Apple path and have a feature that is similar to Time Machine.

 

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Microsoft seem to be calling this feature "History Fault", with the description of the feature explaining:

 

History Vault helps protect your files against accidents that could cause data loss. If an external disk or network attached storage is used, it can even protect your files against disk or entire PC failure.

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Download of the Day: Dropbox 1.0.28

Our Download of the Day today is Dropbox 1.0.28.

 

Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync and share files online.

 

File Sync

 

•2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
•Sync files of any size or type.
•Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
•Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.

 

File Sharing

 

•Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.
•You can see other people's changes instantly.

 

Online Backup

 

•Automatic backup of your files.
•Undelete files and folders.

 

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Download of the Day: System Mechanic 10

Our Download of the Day today is System Mechanic 10.

 

Get the most comprehensive diagnosis available, and enjoy that new PC feeling again!

 

You don't have to be an expert - it's easy to let System Mechanic automatically run a full battery of over 200 critical tests in just a few minutes using over 50 tools to uncover why your PC is running so slowly.

 

- Easy to understand system overview
- Quick or Deep analysis options
- Comprehensive status gauge
- Clear explanation of each problem
- Straightforward actions to fix all problems or only those you want

 

You can easily perform dozens of performance-boosting optimizations in one step!

 

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Download of the Day: Windows 7 Codecs 2.7.9

Our Download of the Day today is Windows 7 Codecs 2.7.9.

 

All the codecs you need for Windows 7 to play AVIs, DVDs and more!

 

It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With the Windows 7 codec package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the Windows 7 media center codecs have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 2.7.9

 

- update ffdshow 3800
- update Gabest 2996
- fix thumbnails for several filetypes
- fix AVI with suggested settings

 

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