Google Chrome remains to be on top of the list of the most popular browsers with about 300 millions of users. This year it celebrates the seventh anniversary. From its very creation the developers focused on stability, safety and quick workflow. Thus, each new release of Google Chrome brings something new to its functionality, look, or security.
This popular compression utility can open many types of archive formats (RAR, ZIP, 7z, TAR, GZIP etc.). It can only compress to RAR, ZIP and recently the new RAR5 format. The algorithm is fast and gives satisfactory results size-wise. It supports archive splitting, encryption and recovery records.
Firefox has always been known as the fastest browser, and Mozilla proudly holds onto the title. The company put a good shine on the design of the browser, making it minimalistic, stylish and practical. The new intuitive interface makes your browsing experience very smooth and not distracting. If you are looking for a fast and stylish browser, Firefox is undoubtedly worthy of your attention.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Skype is my first choice for video chatting. High audio-quality is the main feature that distinguishes it from other Internet telephony applications. It also uses very little Internet data. Skype works on PC, tablets, and smartphones that have Internet access. Calling from one Skype account to another is free. But to call from Skype to a phone number, you have to spend prepaid charges.
Intel® HD Graphics is the next-generation graphics technology available on the nextgeneration Intel® micro-architecture codenamed Ivy Bridge. Based on the 22nm process technology with 3D Tri-Gate transistors, it provides improved graphics performance compared to the previous Intel® Celeron® processor-based platforms.
This is the most popular torrent client in the world with good reason. It's fast, light on system resources and very flexible. Latest releases allow you to legally download music or videos from artists around the world. Also, transferring files to your other devices is made easy with this app.
Temporary files are created by almost all Windows programs. With time, these unwanted files can amount to occupying several gigabytes of your hard drive space. A similar problem can occur with the Windows registry invalid entries. CCleaner allows you to remove all these items, as it is the combination of a Junk File Remover, Registry Scanner, History Cleaner, and other tools.
Facebook Video Calling powered by Skype will be welcomed by most Facebook users - making it easier for them to make video calls to friends without having to leave the browser. Despite its easy set-up and ease of use, the system still seems to be lacking - with no group calling and some issues with older browsers. In its current form, the system works, but with a few tweaks could be a lot better.
Internet Download Manager can help you accelerate your downloads. It works by creating various threads so that multiple sections (up to 16) of the same file can be downloaded at the same time. In addition, it lets you pause and resume your downloads, an action that is not always available from regular procedures.
iTunes is a music and video organizer. It allows you to access the audio and video files on your computer. You can also shop for music and TV shows in online stores using the program. You can even listen to free streaming radio stations with iTunes Radio. The program works on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
QuickTime is a media player that supports most common audio and video formats. It also comes with a basic image viewer that supports most popular image formats. It offers a simple GUI with basic buttons to play, seek, and adjust volume. It is a bit slow to open, but other than that it performs well during audio and video playback. It works great with HD and Full-HD videos.
When it comes to surfing the Internet, having a fast and efficient browser at hand really does matter. Still, all too often, with all the browser giants that lead the market, it's pretty difficult to pick up the one to meet your needs. Opera represents one of the popular web-browsers, that was developed by Opera Software and whose latest version, like Google Chrome, uses the Blink layout engine.
McAfee Security Scan Plus, and its predecessor McAfee Security Scan, are free diagnostic tools for your PC that allows you to simply and easily check your anti-virus software, firewall protection, and web security status on your computer. This tool runs as a compliment to any existing security software and does not negatively impact the performance of your computer.