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June 2016



Windows 10 Anniversary Update

30 June 2016


Microsoft has confirmed that the next major update for Windows 10, dubbed the Anniversary Update, will be released on 2 August 2016. It contains a range of new features and changes, as detailed in the link above, and will be free for all Windows 10 users.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.2

30 June 2016


AMD has released the Crimson Edition 16.6.2 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for the Radeon RX480, adds new features including Radeon WattMan, CrossFire Toggle, HDMI scaling, and Color Temperature options, provides a new CrossFire profile for World of Tanks, as well as a range of bug fixes.



Firefox 47.0.1

30 June 2016


Mozilla has released Version 47.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This version fixes a startup crash bug.



Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt Revised

29 June 2016


There are reports that Microsoft is finally backing down and tacitly acknowledging the deceptive nature of its 'Get Windows 10' upgrade prompt. MS says it will revise the prompt this week to display a clear "Decline free offer" option, and also return the red X at the top right corner of the prompt to its normal function.



Foxit Reader 8.0.0

28 June 2016


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 8.0.0.0624. This version adds new features including ConnectedPDF, dropbox integration, touch mode, easy conversion of emails to PDF, a range of improvements, as well as security and bug fixes.



Chrome 51.0

25 June 2016


Google has released Version 51.0.2704.106 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.



Windows Updates

22 June 2016


Microsoft has released non-critical updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 as Rollup Updates for this month. They are listed in more detail in this Microsoft Article.



CCleaner 5.19

22 June 2016


A new Version 5.19.5633 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include improvements to Chrome and Firefox cleaning, improved Windows 10 MRU cache cleaning, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.



GPU-Z 0.8.9

21 June 2016


GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.8.9. Changes include support for new chipsets and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 368.51 Hotfix

18 June 2016


Nvidia has released the 368.51 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 400 series and above under Windows 8.1 and 10. It fixes occasional desktop flicker when launching games on high refresh rate monitors.



Chrome 51.0

17 June 2016


Google has released Version 51.0.2704.103 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.



Skype 7.25

17 June 2016


A new Version 7.25.0.103 of the communications utility Skype has been released.



Flash Player 22.0

16 June 2016


Adobe has released Version 22.0.0.192 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



Opera 38.0

16 June 2016


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 38.0.2220.31. This version updates Chromium, and provides security and bug fixes.



Microsoft Security Updates

15 June 2016


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes a cumulative update for Windows 10, with the changes noted here. Note: KB2977759, KB2976978, KB2952664, KB3035583 are non-critical telemetry and Windows 10 related updates.



Opera 38.0

9 June 2016


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 38.0.2220.29. This version adds a Battery Saver feature, allows custom block lists for the built-in ad blocker, improves Speed Dial, and provides security and bug fixes.



Windows Updates

9 June 2016


Microsoft has released non-critical updates for Windows 7 and 8.1. They are listed in more detail in this Microsoft Article. Note: KB2977759, KB2976978 and KB2952664 are all telemetry-related updates.



Firefox 47.0

8 June 2016


Mozilla has released Version 47.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes in this update include support for Google's Widevine CDM, enabling the VP9 video codec on fast systems, the addition of an About:Performance information screen, along with security and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 368.39 WHQL

8 June 2016


Nvidia has released the 368.39 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It adds support for the new GTX 1070 GPU, and new GTX 1080 and 1070 VRWorks features including Lens Matched Shading and Single Pass Stereo. It is also the recommended driver for Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Edge of Nowhere. The driver package contains PhysX version 9.16.0318 and GeForce Experience version 2.11.3.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1

7 June 2016


AMD has released the Crimson Edition 16.6.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Paragon, provides a new CrossFire profile for Dark Souls III, as well as a range of bug fixes.



Chrome 51.0

7 June 2016


Google has released Version 51.0.2704.84 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.



VLC Media Player 2.2.4

6 June 2016


The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 2.2.4. This update has minor interface improvements and bug fixes.



iTunes 12.4.1

3 June 2016


Apple has released a new Version 12.4.1 of the iTunes software. This version contains bug fixes.



Chrome 51.0

1 June 2016


Google has released Version 51.0.2704.79 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.