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Our Download of the Day today is Picasa 3.8 Build 117.38.
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures, you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share your images and albums, and even post pictures on your own blog.
The latest version includes Web Albums (along with other improvements), but requires that you request an account from Google.
Valve have today announced Steam Guard, a new Steam and Steamworks feature designed to provide increased security for gamers. Steam Guard allows users to link account management options to a specific machine, an extra measure to prevent unauthorized access. Steam guard can be set up to notify you if any PCs attempt to log into your account.
Steam Guard will also take advantage of upcoming Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT), an encrypted, hardware-based feature available with the new 2nd Generation Intel® CoreT and Intel® CoreT vProT processors. Gabe Newell, president of Valve has said "Account phishing and hijacking are our #1 support issues. With Intel's IPT and Steam Guard, we've taken a big step towards giving customers the account security they need as they purchase more and more digital goods."
Unigine have been hard at work lately and are finally back to release the latest version of their benchmarking suite, Unigine Heaven. One of the industry's first DirectX 11 compliant 3D graphics benchmark applications.
Version 2.5 of Unigine Heaven includes a few new tricks - it's split into two variants: a free "basic edition" that gives most of Unigine Heaven's functionality to customers, overclockers and gamers; and a paid "professional edition" that gives data-logging, specific-functionality to aid professionals such as analysts and reviewers, priced at US$495. The professional outing also includes technical support.
Our Download of the Day today is Xfire 1.132 Build 44036.
Xfire is a free tool that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them easily. It works regardless of game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using.
Xfire combines instant messaging, a server browser, peer-to-peer file downloads, in-game messaging, screenshot and video capture and one of the most active gaming communities in the world into a small, simple package. Best of all, it's free!
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 1.132 Build 44036
* Fixed several issues with notifications
* Fixed text color display problem in chat window
Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.09.231.
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.
Our Download of the Day today is Orbit Downloader 4.0.7.
Orbit Downloader, is a download manager specifically designed for the new generation Web (Web 2.0). You can use Orbit to download video/music/files from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, and Rapidshare, or on any site to make general downloading easier and faster.
Main Orbit Downloader Features:
Download social music, social video and streaming media
Extreme download acceleration.
Super Light: micro-sized and resource-friendly
Supports RapidShare download.
Supports IE, Firefox, Maxthon, and Opera.
Supports Metalink download.
Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
Supports Proxy server configuration.
Supports download, pause and resume.
Provides general download management.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 4.0.7
* Fix: some errors when downloading files.
Our Download of the Day today is Evernote 188.8.131.5213.
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Stop forgetting things. Capture everything now so you will be able to find it all later.
Tasks and to-dos
Notes and research
And then find them all any time across all the computers and devices you use. How does Evernote do it?
FurMark has reached version 1.9.0 and with it brings some new support for GPU's, a heavier workload on the GPU and also a dynamic background instead of a static image. This dynamic background is optional and can be turned off.
GPU support for FurMark 1.9.0 includes NVIDIA GeForce cards from the 6 series up to the current 500 series, AMD's Radeon HD 2000 series to the latest 6000-series, Intel's Sandy Bridge HD2000/3000, S3 Graphics Chrome 400, 500 and a few others. They've also made the benchmark process more streamlined by now offering two presents: Preset:1080 and Preset:720.
Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.04.1389.
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
Apple has let the Lion out of its den and out to developers around the world. Apple's OS X 10.7 "Lion" is Apple's next-gen personal computer operating system and a preview build has been released to developers, it is much different to the current Snow Leopard in that it merges bits of iOS into the new operating system.
Apple states this in their press release as "some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac." The results? 10.7 is built around the Mac OS X app store and multi-touch, a new Launchpad offers the ability for users to arrange and run apps similar to how they would on an iOS-based device. There's also a new feature called "Mission Control" which allows users to use the multi-touch input to preview and switch between apps that are currently running.