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Firefox 32.0.1

13 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update contains three bug fixes.



Autoruns 12.03

12 September 2014


Microsoft has released Autoruns 12.03, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds the registered HTML file extension, and fixes two bugs.



Process Explorer 16.04

12 September 2014


Microsoft has released Version 16.04 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version now shows Windows Store package names on the Image page of the process properties dialog, and fixes a Virus Total file submission bug.



iTunes 11.4

10 September 2014


Apple has released a new Version 11.4 of the iTunes software. This update adds support for iOS 8.



Microsoft Security Updates

10 September 2014


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can download individually from here or get through Windows Update.



Chrome 37.0

10 September 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.120 of the Chrome browser. This version updates the built-in Flash player, as well as providing security and bug fixes.



Flash Player 15.0

9 September 2014


Adobe has released Version 15.0.0.152 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8.



Skype 6.20

4 September 2014


A new Version 6.20.0.104 of the communications utility Skype has been released. A full changelog is not yet available.



Windows Updates

3 September 2014


Microsoft has released a new version of the problematic August Update patches for Windows 8.1. It is available as an optional update via Windows Update, or from the link above.



Chrome 37.0

3 September 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.103 of the Chrome browser. This update improves the text rendering when display scaling is set to 125% or lower.



Opera 24.0

3 September 2014


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 24.0.1558.53. This version adds a new form of tab preview, a different background color for private windows, enhancements to HiDPI handling, and a Chromium update.



Firefox 32.0

2 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes include enabling new caching and generational garbage collection systems to improve performance, navigation icons in the right-click context menu, last used and last changed dates for saved passwords, displaying the number of found items in the find toolbar, and a fix for text rendering issues on Windows 7 and 8.1.



WinRAR 5.11

1 September 2014


The archival utility WinRAR has been updated to Version 5.11. Changes include support for unpacking TAR archives containing folders with pax extended headers, a "Keep broken files" extraction option for 7-Zip archives, and bug fixes.



Chrome 37.0

29 August 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.102 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a bug fix.



Windows Updates

28 August 2014


Microsoft has released a new version of the Security Update which had recently caused font rendering issues and/or crashes on some systems. The new update is applicable to all Windows Vista, 7 and 8 systems, including those which had kept the earlier version installed, and is available via Windows Update.



Chrome 37.0

27 August 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.94 of the Chrome browser. This version adds DirectWrite support for improved font rendering, new apps/extension APIs, stability and performance improvements, as well as providing security and bug fixes.



CCleaner 4.17

27 August 2014


A new Version 4.17.4808 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include Chrome and Opera GPU cache cleaning, improved Chrome and Opera download history cleaning, improved Firefox and Chrome startup items detection, along with a range of minor improvements and bug fixes.




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