One of our top picks for best desktop software, f.lux announced Tuesday that they have released a major update to their popular screen dimmer application. f.lux 3.9 now allows your screen to go even warmer, from a previous setting of 3400K down to 2700K or optionally to 1200K, if you prefer. So now you can simulate that working-by-candlelight experience on your HD display. Movie mode allows you to keep the warm setting but preserves details in picture quality such as shadows and skin tones. This mode also has a built-in timer, which allows you to watch most … Read more
Avast just released the 2014 updates to its family of antivirus and internet security software with a redesigned UI that is clean and pleasing to the eye, not to mention its attempt to be your one stop hub for all of your security needs. As the #1 most downloaded software on Download.com, Avast is easily one of the most popular antivirus solutions for consumers worldwide.
Avast Internet Security 2014 debuts new technologies to give you the protection you need before it's too late. Combined with its cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items, the files pass … Read more
Maybe you know her from her four comedy albums, "Without You I'm Nothing," "I'm Still Here Damn It!," "Everything Bad and Beautiful," and "I Love Being Me, Don't You?" Or perhaps you remember her groundbreaking work on TV series "Roseanne," her critically acclaimed turn in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy," or even one of her books or music albums. Or perhaps you've caught her offering up cultural criticism on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." No matter how you've … Read more
Google has added a new feature to Chrome to help programmers who relied on soon-to-be-banished browser plug-ins to call upon the services of a third-party program.
The Native Messaging interface will let programmers do things like trigger a password management program, said Google programmer Sergey Ulanov in a blog post Tuesday.
The interface arrived with Chrome 29, Ulanov said, for Windows, Linux, and OS X.
Starting in January, Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), which lets third-party software augment a browser's built-in abilities.
Google will permit several top plug-ins that use NPAPI … Read more
Avast 2014 represents a significant design overhaul, embracing the flat movement without blatantly imitating Windows 8's signature look. The new version comes with a modern look and feel without compromising the organization of the many security management tools that Avast has been known for. The result is a user experience that caters to both the set-it-and-forget user as well as the more involved and interactive power player.
List of improvements include a more intuitive software version checker, a built-in app store for easier upgrades and access to Avast's other products, and an impressive real-time stat tracker that displays … Read more
It's been three years since Microsoft rebooted its Windows Mobile operating system as Windows Phone, but the operating system's mobile future is still in flux.
The optimist would say that Windows Phone's prospects have never been brighter. The pessimist would disagree.
On the bright side, Microsoft just announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, which includes new support for quad-core CPUs and phablets that helps keep its spec lists looking fresh. Moreover, the buyout of Nokia's smartphone arm will bring Redmond's biggest hardware ally completely into the fold, all while BlackBerry's apparent demise topples the competition for third-largest ecosystem. … Read more
Opera Software is becoming more of a Silicon Valley company.
It has expanded its US operations, tripling its office space to 60,000 square feet through a new office and its acquisition of Skyfire, the company said Thursday.
"Silicon Valley has become one of Opera's most strategic locations to do business and grow our talent base," said Opera Chief Executive Lars Boilesen in a statement. "We will continue our expansion in this region by hiring people in all areas and generating more revenue than ever."
The maker of the Opera browser is based in Oslo, … Read more
From provocative and confrontational socio-political opener "2013" to inspirational lullaby-like closer "It's Alright, It's OK," Primal Scream's new album "More Light" takes listeners on a psychedelic pleasure trip across a range of subjects, emotions, and musical styles: garage rock, dream pop, and techno, just to name a few. Well written by vocalist Bobby Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes, the band's first album in five years, featuring guest appearances from Robert Plant and My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, is also their highest-charting in the U.S. thus far, cracking the … Read more
If synthpop star Thomas Dolby's assumed stage name is a testament to his appreciation of sound, his new film, "The Invisible Lighthouse" honors his love of light, specifically a twinkling light from his favorite lighthouse on the East Coast of England, which lulled him to sleep, in childhood. But as satellite navigation now renders it obsolete and global warming and beach erosion threaten its very existence, the lighthouse is in danger of closure. In an attempt to stem the tide and save his cherished landmark, Dolby has produced the awareness-raising film "The Invisible Lighthouse" and … Read more
On Tuesday morning, popular antivirus vendors AVG and Avira, as well as instant messenger service WhatsApp, all had their respective homepages hijacked by a group of activist hackers. This group later revealed themselves to be the KDMS Team.
The KDMS Team posted the following message, along with a YouTube embed:MISSION COMPLETED HACKED KDMS TEAM PLAESTINIAN HACKERS Hello World
We Are Here To Deliver Tow Messages
we want to tell you that there is a land called Palestine on the earth this land has been stolen by Zionist
do you know it ?
Palestinian people has the right to … Read more