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August 2011



Firefox 6.01

31 August 2011


Mozilla has released Version 6.01 of the Firefox browser. This update revokes a root certificate as a security precaution.



Opera 11.51

31 August 2011


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 11.51. This version has a range of bug fixes as well as security and stability enhancements.



Chrome 13.0.782.218

31 August 2011


Google has released Version 13.0.782.218 of the Chrome browser. This version contains an updated Flash player, and a certificate authority has been disabled.



Game Patches

31 August 2011


  • Edge - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    27 August 2011


  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Pirates of Black Cove - 1.03 Patch
  • Strike Fighters 2 - August Update


  • CCleaner 3.10.1525

    26 August 2011


    A new Version 3.10.1525 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds cleaning support for Firefox 6.0, Firefox 7.0 beta, IE 9.0.2, MS Search, Cached Fonts, Acrobat Distiller 10, and Foxit 5.0 among others, and has various improvements.



    Game Patches

    26 August 2011


  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Update via Steam
  • Edge - Update via Steam
  • Ship Simulator Extreme - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 10.3.183.7

    26 August 2011


    Adobe has released Version 10.3.183.7 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Nvidia Forceware 280.36

    26 August 2011


    Nvidia has released the 280.36 driver. This driver provides support for OpenGL 4.2, primarily for development purposes.



    Game Patches

    25 August 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • X3: Terran Conflict - 3.1.1 Patch


  • Windows Updates

    24 August 2011


    Microsoft has released several non-critical updates which resolve issues in Windows. These include a Time Zone Update, a Windows Media Center Fix and a new version of the System Readiness Tool.



    Game Patches

    24 August 2011


  • Beat Hazard - Update via Steam
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Update via Steam
  • Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Skype 5.5.0.114

    24 August 2011


    A new Version 5.5.0.114 of the communications utility Skype has been released. There is no changelog available yet.


    Update: This version addresses a video calling stability issue as well as containing several other bug fixes.



    Chrome 13.0.782.215

    23 August 2011


    Google has released Version 13.0.782.215 of the Chrome browser. This version contains several security fixes.



    iTunes 10.4.1

    23 August 2011


    Apple has released a new Version 10.4.1 of the iTunes software. This update contains several bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    23 August 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Combat Mission: Afghanistan - 1.03 Patch


  • Game Patches

    22 August 2011


  • Starpoint Gemini - 1.0.1.2 Patch


  • Game Patches

    20 August 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Dino D-Day - Update via Steam


  • Realtek HD Audio 2.64

    19 August 2011


    Realtek has released Version 2.64 of its HD Audio drivers. If you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top then select 'Software'.



    Game Patches

    19 August 2011


  • ARMA: Cold War Assault - Update via Steam
  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Update via Steam
  • Field of Glory - 1.6.0 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • WinZip 15.5

    18 August 2011


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 15.5 Build 9579.



    AMD Catalyst 11.8

    18 August 2011


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 11.8 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. The changes in this WHQL certified driver include improvements to AMD Overdrive and support for CPU overclocking on AMD Black Edition CPUs, performance increases in several games on the HD5000 and HD6000 series, including Crysis 2, Fear 3, COD:BO, and when using MLAA, as well as bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    18 August 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam
  • Terraria - Update via Steam
  • The Polynomial - Update via Steam


  • Process Explorer 15.02

    17 August 2011


    Microsoft has released Version 15.02 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version only has minor updates to the drawing routines.



    Firefox 6.0

    17 August 2011


    Mozilla has released Version 6.0 of the Firefox browser. This is a relatively minor release in terms of new features. The most significant changes come in the form of performance improvements and bug fixes. The Firefox Tweak Guide has also been updated for the release of Firefox 6.0, but there are only minor changes - see Page 3 for a summary of notable changes in Firefox 6.0, and Page 7 for details on the new Permissions Manager.



    Game Patches

    17 August 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Dawn of War II: Retribution - Update via Steam
  • Dawn of War II: Retribution - Update via Steam
  • E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    16 August 2011


  • Edge - Update via Steam
  • Pirates of Black Cove - 1.03 Patch


  • Game Patches

    13 August 2011


  • Edge - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • TAGAP 2 - 1.2 Patch


  • Intel Chipset Device Software 9.2.2.1031

    12 August 2011


    Intel has released Version 9.2.2.1031 of the Chipset Device Software, the main motherboard driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



    Game Patches

    12 August 2011


  • Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • Dead Horde - Update via Steam
  • Star Ruler - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • OpenGL 4.2 Graphics Drivers

    11 August 2011


    Both Nvidia and AMD have released drivers which provide support for OpenGL 4.2, primarily for development purposes. You can download the Nvidia driver here, or the AMD driver here.



    Game Patches

    11 August 2011


  • Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland - 3.05 Patch
  • Limbo - Update via Steam
  • Puresim Baseball 4 - 1.12 Patch
  • The Witcher 2 - 1.35 Hotfix
  • Wildlife Park 3 - 1.07 Patch
  • World of Tanks - 0.6.6 Patch
  • World of Warcraft - 4.2.0a Patch


  • Flash Player 10.3.183.5

    10 August 2011


    Adobe has released Version 10.3.183.5 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Shockwave 11.6.1.629

    10 August 2011


    Adobe has released a new Version 11.6.1.629 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Chrome 13.0.782.112

    10 August 2011


    Google has released Version 13.0.782.112 of the Chrome browser. This version updates the Flash player.



    Game Patches

    10 August 2011


  • Chantelise - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Terraria - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    9 August 2011


    Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can get through Windows Update.



    Nvidia Forceware 280.26

    9 August 2011


    Nvidia has released the 280.26 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It resolves SLI issues on the GTX 500 series in Crysis 2, adds support for new 3D Vision monitors and provides new 3D Vision game profiles. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.



    IntelliPoint & IntelliType 8.2

    9 August 2011


    Microsoft has released Version 8.2 of its IntelliPoint and IntelliType mouse and keyboard software.



    Site Update

    7 August 2011


    I recently mentioned that I'm writing some new general tech articles. The first of these covers a range of explanatory information and practical advice for potential buyers and owners of HDTVs. It's fairly ambitious in that I'm attempting to make it comprehensive, but also straightforward and suitable for a broad audience. There's no firm release date; the best I can say is that it will be out in the next few weeks.



    Game Patches

    6 August 2011


  • Air Conflicts: Secret Wars - 1.04 Patch
  • Dead Horde - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Pirates of Black Cove - 1.01 Patch
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War - 7.1.1 Patch
  • Tobe's Vertical Adventure - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 August 2011


  • Runespell: Overture - Update via Steam


  • QuickTime 7.7

    4 August 2011


    Apple has released a new Version 7.7 of the QuickTime media player. This version has security fixes.



    Game Patches

    4 August 2011


  • 1 2 3 Kick It - Update via Steam
  • Flight Control HD - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Sims Medieval - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command World War I: The Great War - 1.02 Patch


  • Chrome 13.0.782.107

    3 August 2011


    Google has released Version 13.0.782.107 of the Chrome browser. This is a major update containing new features such as Instant Pages and print preview, as well as a range of security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    3 August 2011


  • Duke Nukem Forever - Update via Steam
  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    2 August 2011


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • FRAPS 3.4.6

    2 August 2011


    A new Version 3.4.6 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version has several bug fixes.



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