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Nokia Software Updater for Mac OS X is now available

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I am not sure how many Nokia users out there are dedicated to Mac, but they will surely appreciate this news. Nokia Beta Labs has just launch an RC version of the Nokia Software Updater for Mac OS X.

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Opera unleashed the beta of their Opera 11.10 browser, codenamed Barracuda

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Today Opera Software released the beta version of their latest browser. The beta is supposed to be faster, with enhanced friendliness and usability for both consumers and developers.

A new Speed Dial comes along with the new beta. This is the convenient first page, which arranges your favorite sites for easy access. It’s a key feature of Opera and most people, using their browsers are well fond of it. The new Speed Dial adds new fields as the free ones get piled-up. And there’s a zoom option to manipulate the thumbnails’ size. Read more »

IE9 scores 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its existence

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Internet Explorer 9 launched the other day and it seems to be gaining popularity quite quickly. The latest version of the world’s most popular web browser scored some 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its existence alone, which is pretty impressive.

That makes over 27 download per second or nearly 100 000 downloads each hour. Read more »

Adobe reports vulnerability in Flash Player that affects desktops and Android, a fix is coming next week

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Adobe has reported on a critical vulnerability in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat applications. It’s interesting since it affects the desktop Flash Player along with the Android one and even the one embedded in Chrome.

Adobe is working on a fix, but until then you should be careful when dealing with Flash files – there are reports of attacks using this vulnerability… Read more »

Internet Explorer 9 is out, ready for download – here are a few screenshots and benchmarks

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Internet Explorer 9 is all done and baked and ready for download. Maybe you’ve played with the beta but I hadn’t so I took it for a quick spin – a few benchmarks and a few clicks on the more interesting-looking buttons.

First off, here are a few screenshots for those of you who haven’t seen Internet Explorer 9 before… Read more »

Google lets users block sites from search results, wishes death to link spam

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I’ve been waiting for this feature for quite a while – Google will allow you to bock whole sites from its search results, starting today. There are browser plug-ins to do that, but now the Big G is building it right into their search pages.

Google is pretty good at finding what I need, but when researching a more obscure topic, most of the results point to the same nasty link spam site that not just gets in the way, but is terribly annoying too… Read more »

Firefox 4 Release Candidate is out, get yours now

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It’s finally out, fellas. Firefox 4 has just come out the beta stages of its development and embraced the release candidate status. It took Mozilla more than a year, counting from the date when the first Alpha was released (and 8 months from the first Beta), but a fully stable version of the browser is now available for download.

Featuring a new simpler interface, vastly improved JavaScript and general performance (including the plug-ins), Firefox 4 is certainly among the most capable browsers currently available. Read more »

Adobe Flash player 10.3 beta now available for download

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The new Adobe Flash player 10.3 is now official for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s still in beta form but nonetheless you can go and check it out pronto, should you be interested.

It brings along some enhanced privacy protection features including integration with browser privacy control for local storage, Native Control Panel and Auto-Update Notification for Mac OS, the latter being long overdue.

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First developer preview of Mac OS X Lion shows new gestures and animations [Video]

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Yesterday was a big day for Apple. Not only did they announce the newly refreshed MacBook Pro laptops, but they also released the first developer preview of Mac OS X Lion. As you may remember, we covered some of its main features in a our blog last year.

Now, though, more exciting features that make advantage of various gestures have been added. Apple has even made a video demo showing some of them.

Update 27 Feb: We also heard the new Mac OS Lion finally supports TRIM for greatly improved SSD drives day-to-day management. Whoa! Read more »

MobileMe has reached end of its life, Apple may relaunch it as a free service

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MobileMe is dead, long live MobileMe? Apple has put their online service on the End of Life list, discontinuing both online and in-store purchases. And of course, rumors about the MobileMe service going free started churning in the Internet rumor mill.

Perhaps Apple’s new data center might have something to do with all this… Read more »

The full Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK is now officially out

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The full SDK for Android 3.0 is available to developers and now they can start making apps for the tablet-oriented OS. The new APIs are ready and integrated and the SDK Tools are now at version r13.

This is great news for future owners of the slew of Honeycomb tablets released this year at the MWC, running Honeycomb. It means that pretty soon the new Android version will be getting specific apps in the Android Market.

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Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 is now available, go get it

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Microsoft has released the service pack for Windows 7 right on schedule. SP1 include all important updates to date plus some new ones, but nothing major.

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Lenovo refreshes the laptop ThinkPad T, L and W series

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Lenovo is keen to impress with these three updated laptop series. All of them pack some serious punch, some more than others. We’re talking specs like the new i5 and i7 Intel processors, 1GB video RAM and even a 30-hour battery life. No, really!

To break it down here’s the first three from the T series – the Lenovo ThinkPad T420, T420s (14-inch) and T520 (15.6-inch). Read more »

Beta of Windows 8 a.k.a. Next could be ready by September, RTM in mid-2012?

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What do you know, it turns out that Windows 8 may be surprisingly close – a leaked roadmap has led to speculation that Windows 8 (codenamed Windows Next) could turn up in beta form at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in September.

Which is just in time, if the rumors about the Dell Peju tablet coming out in Q1 2012 are right… Read more »

Chrome 10 beta boosts JavaScript performance by 66%, Opera releases v11.10 Barracuda developer snapshot

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Hot on the heels of yesterdays tease about Firefox 5, Chrome and Opera web browsers are venturing bravely into double-digit version numbers – Chrome 10 is finally available as a beta, and Opera is showing off version 11.10. Opera already has v11.01 as stable so the update is fairly minor.

Chrome on the other hand is getting much faster JavaScript, GPU-accelerated video and some UI polish… Read more »