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The most interesting software innovations and events. Release 125

Every day a huge amount of different software is produced and updated. To help you to sort out these updates our portal continue to provide a series of articles devoted to the most interesting events in the world of software industry. For ease searching all programs and utilities are divided into topics.

Setting of PC components

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0.1.0

NVIDIA GeForce Experience program is designed only for owners of graphics accelerators based on GPU created by NVIDIA Company. It is quite functional tool with thoughtful and visually pleasant graphic interface. Special valua NVIDIA GeForce Experience provides for gamers because it allows:

  • scan your system for installed games and collect all shortcut in a single window;
  • automatically determine the optimal graphics settings for some games taking into account used hardware;
  • update the driver;
  • set up and run the application NVIDIA ShadowPlay, which allows you to save any gameplay in a separate video file;
  • transfer computer game process on a console NVIDIA SHIELD using the wireless interface.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience

The following updates were developed for a new version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0.1.0:

  • improved GameStream function for NVIDIA SHIELD console due to optimization of work with security certificates OpenSSL;
  • improved quality of data transfer;
  • decreased delays during audio transfer.

Developer: NVIDIA

Distribution mode: free      

Download: NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0.1.0

HWMonitor 1.25.0

There is a new version of HWMonitor program. It is designed to monitor system status. It reads the information from the key sensors (temperature, voltage and fan speed) and displays it in a convenient form. The originality of this program lies in its ability to read figures from the sensors that are placed directly on a chip of some modern processors. In general the utility can display information about:

  • CPU temperature;
  • temperature and supply voltage of certain components of motherboard;
  • condition of some of the key parameters of power supply units;
  • state of SMART-attributes drives;
  • parameters of the internal battery of mobile computing;
  • temperature of GPU graphics card;
  • temperature of memory modules (if equipped with appropriate sensors).

HWMonitor

There are the following modifications of HWMonitor 1.25.0:

  • the support of processors Intel Haswell-E, Core i7-4770R and Core i5-4570R Crystal Well, Celeron Haswell (G1830, G1820);
  • added support for APU AMD Athlon 5350 & 5150, Sempron 3850 & 2650 (Kabini), A10-7850K, A10-7800, A10-7700K, A8-7600, A6-7400K, A4-7300 (Kaveri), A6-6420K, A4 -6320, A4-4020 (Richland);
  • the support of controllers Nuvoton NCT6106 and SMSC SCH5636.

Developer: CPUID

Distribution mode: free      

Download: HWMonitor 1.25.0

Setting and optimization of operating system

Advanced SystemCare FREE 7.3.0.454

A new free of charge version of Advanced SystemCare FREE program is released. It’s designed for complex service of Windows operating systems. The developers have included the following useful functions which allow:

  • empty the system from unnecessary files;
  • empty the registry from obsolete files;
  • empty the confidential user data;
  • fix improperly running shortcuts;  
  • optimize system performance;
  • defrag the drives;
  • scan your system for malware techniques and remove it in case of detection;
  • delete any program;
  • restore accidentally deleted files;
  • delete any files without possibility to restore them;
  • optimize the use of network resources;
  • speed up the games, etc.

Advanced SystemCare

There are the following modifications of SystemCare FREE 7.3.0.454:

  • improved search of system brittleness (especially in Windows XP);
  • the support of Windows XP OS is provided and some brittleness were fixed;
  • module PCtransfer в Toolbox was added;
  • module IObit Uninstaller was updated;
  • higher protection level of web browsers  Firefox 28 and Chrome 34 was provided;
  • several popular programs were added(Chrome 34, Firefox 28,Opera 20, KMplayer 3.8, Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0, ZoneAlarm Free 13.0, Firefox 28.0, Adobe Air 13.0, Flash Player 13.0);
  • updated and improved database of malicious elements;
  • users interface was improved;
  • some language files were updated;
  • the noted mistakes errors were fixed.

Developer: IObit

Distribution mode: free      

Download: Advanced SystemCare FREE 7.3.0.454

Driver Booster 1.4.0.61

The company IObit has updated the program Driver Booster. It allows you to analyze the hardware configuration of the computer and identify outdated drivers. Moreover, only a single mouse click the program Driver Booster activates the process of searching in Internet and install the newest versions of outdated drivers. This function ensures support of optimal performance and system stability.

Driver Booster

The list of modifications of Driver Booster 1.4.0.61 has the following content:

  • a new device database designed for bigger amount is realized;
  • the support of Windows XP operating systems is realized;
  • increased rate of successful installations drivers;
  • added option of automatically detection of proxy settings;
  • minor changes in the GUI were added;
  • some errors were fixed;
  • Slovak language localization was added.

Developer: IObit

Distribution mode: free      

Download: Driver Booster 1.4.0.61

System test

HWiNFO 4.38-2200

The new version of HWiNFO was released. It is designed to obtain the maximum possible information about the hardware configuration of the computer as well as for diagnosis and testing of its individual components. Among other benefits of this program the following should be highlighted:

  • obtained information about the system in the form of a table, graph or Log-file;
  • reading the information from the inside sensors (temperature, voltage, etc.);
  • support of 32 (HWiNFO32) / 64-bit (HWiNFO64) platforms;
  • monitoring of system state;
  • testing of some internal components to determine their level of performance.

HWiNFO

Generalizing the list of changes in the program HWiNFO 4.38-2200 we specify only the key ones:

  • improved support of processors Intel Haswell-E/EN/EP/EX;
  • improved support of processors Intel Broadwell and Skylake;
  • improved support of DDR4-memory modules;
  • optimized support of sensors on motherboards MSI 9-Series;
  • added support of AMD Memory Profile (AMP);
  • supports of controller Nuvoton NCT6792D;
  • added support of graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-Z;
  • improved support of chipsets AMD Hudson / Bolton;
  • some errors were fixed.

Developer: Martin Malik

Distribution mode: free

Download: HWiNFO 4.38-2200

Safety and management 

Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE 3.0.0

Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE is a free cloud antivirus to protect the system. Its basis is the system “Collective Intelligence” which is continuously collects and analyzes viruses and other threats. There are the following advantages:

  • minimal consumption of system resources;
  • computer protection in real time against all types of viruses;
  • support for a simple graphical interface with many language localizations;
  • automatically update of programs slide and anti-virus databases;
  • the presence of scan planner;
  • support of USB-devices vaccination, which does not allow them to serve as a source for transferring viruses to your computer;
  • URL and web filtering of threats.

Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE

List of key changes in the antivirus Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE 3.0.0 is the following:

  • completely redesigned graphical interface;
  • planning module of anti-virus scan on a schedule is added;
  • added a set of recovery that allows you to create an emergency USB-drive to load the computer in case of contamination, as well as to enable the delete function of complex viruses;
  • added free version of USB-devices vaccination;  
  • increased productivity and reduced the consumption of system resources;
  • expanded opportunities to create a user profile is provided.

Developer: Panda Security

Distribution mode: free

Download: Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE 3.0.0

Password Bank Vault 3.9

Password Bank Vault is a quite useful program designed to store important information. Primarily for the protection of information or their profiles on various sites we use a few good passwords. Particularly lazy users use the sequence of first numbers, a characters line on the keyboard, or other simple passwords. However, security experts recommend not only to use complex passwords (combination of capital and small letters, numbers, and punctuation) but also to change them from time to time.

For these purposes the program Password Bank Vault was created. Firstly, it has built-in generating modules of reliable passwords of various lengths. Secondly, it allows you to store important information:

  • usernames and passwords to any sites;
  • logins and passwords to FTP-servers and e-mail clients;
  • information about credit cards and bank accounts;
  • licensed software keys;
  • any additional passwords.

It’s important to note that during the start the program requires to enter master-password (on default 1234) and the internal information is coded with the help of 128 bit algorithm.

Password Bank Vault

Developer: Real-Soft

Distribution mode: free

Download: Password Bank Vault 3.9

Internet usable programs

Skype 6.16.0.105

A new version of Skype, which is specially designed for text messaging, as well as for voice or video calls is released. It is used by many users in daily life or business and is quite popular. List of its functionality can be supplemented by the following paragraphs:

  • does not require additional firewall settings;
  •  provides conversation coding;
  •  supports voice mail;
  • allows transfer files of any size;
  • supports Skype-forwarding calls to any phone;
  • allows you to send SMS-messages;
  • allows you to create and send video messages;
  • allows you to view the latest updates from the pages of friends on Facebook, etc.

BitTorrent

A new version of Skype 6.16.0.105 has the fixation of some errors and improved operation stability. 

Developer: Skype Technologies S.A.

Distribution mode: free

Download: Skype 6.16.0.105

BitTorrent 7.9.1 Build 31228 

If you’re interested in reliable, fast and functional client to work in P2P networks and download from Torrent, you should pay attention to BitTorrent program. It has a comfortable and informative interface, supports work with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The additional advantages are the following:

  • dynamic allocation of available pass band;
  • providing of detailed information about facility of chosen file;
  • reduction of load on hardware configuration of the computer;
  • integrated task planner;
  • ability to limit the download/ unload speed;
  • ability to download RSS line

BitTorrent

Version of the program BitTorrent 7.9.1 Build 31228 has the following innovations:

  • updated installation package;
  • some errors were fixed.

Developer: BitTorrent

Distribution mode: free

Download: BitTorrent 7.9.1 Build 31228

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