A first look at Safari 4 beta for Windows

A first look at Safari 4 beta for Windows

Safari's currently the third-most popular browser for Windows, but is Apple aiming for number two? The Safari 4 beta debuts a completely reworked program, from the Nitro JavaScript engine to the Chrome-styled interface and Top Sites.

Some users are already swearing by the faster speeds in the beta, while others won't touch a browser without extension support. Let us know your favorite browser and why in the comments.

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Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions

Tags: Apple , First Look , beta , Safari

What CL Desktop has on Craigslist (and what it doesn't)

What CL Desktop has on Craigslist (and what it doesn't)

If you checked into Oscar night this year, you may have caught host Hugh Jackman's brief but hilarious quip about finding the backup dancers for his opening number on Craigslist--dubbed 'Craigslist Dancers' in his ditty. Though Jackman's dance troupe was likely anything but discount, the utility of Craigslist listings is, for many, no ruse. And the more important a service is, the more developers will create companion services to enhance the basics (take Twitter, to wit).

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Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

First Look video: Safari 4 Public Beta

First Look video: Safari 4 Public Beta

Apple's Safari was already the most used Web browser on the Mac, but other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Camino have been quickly gaining on (and in some cases surpassing) the browser that comes preloaded on all Macs. The new version comes packed with interface enhancements and new features to once again set the bar a little higher for the competition. But is it enough?

Check out this First Look video to find out more about... Read More »

Topics: Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Firefox , beta , Opera , browsers , Safari , Web

Smart Defrag is a no-brainer

Smart Defrag is a no-brainer

IOBit's Smart Defrag is one of the best utilities out there, offering several levels of defragging, an auto-run option, and a scheduler in a freeware package. It doesn't hurt that it's fast and effective, either.

Small, light on its feet, and extremely good at what it does, Smart Defrag has become our go-to defragger. Watch this First Look video and see if it's the defragger you've been looking for, too.

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Topics: Windows Software , Utilities And Drivers

Tags: freeware , First Look

'Line Rider' iPhone game sleds on

'Line Rider' iPhone game sleds on

Even in the Web 2.0 universe, a literally two-dimensional concept can give way to a cult classic, provided it contains a compelling kernel of originality and ways to brand the finished product as your own. The sledding game "Line Rider" humbly began as an online Flash game in which a boy sledded down a track of your design, but it quickly garnered fans who created fantastically creative tracks across which the rider dramatically tumbles and swoops.

It's only fitting that... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

New scareware sends you to fake Download.com reviews

New scareware sends you to fake Download.com reviews

Last week, BleepingComputer.com reported on how to remove a new variant of an old scareware. This new nasty, known most commonly as Antivirus2010 or Anti-Virus-1, points you to spoofed versions of Download.com, ZDNet, PCMag.com, and other software sites, demanding that you download their program to clean your computer. Of course, it does nothing of the sort, merely perpetuating the infection.

However, the manner and methods Anti-Virus-1 uses to get you there are extremely clever. The infection part of... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Security And Spyware

Tags: malware , virus , howto-security , Trojan

Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Thankfully, recent developments in mobile search applications have given us a handful of sturdy options when it comes to launching search from a Windows Mobile phone. Last month, Microsoft released a credible update to Live Search for Windows Mobile. This month it's Google's turn with Google Mobile App for Window Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Although Google has a precedent of mobile search applications established for BlackBerry and iPhone, Google's mobile division has tailored this iteration of its Mobile... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: First Look , Windows Mobile , Gmail , Google Maps

iPhone apps of the week

iPhone apps of the week

I've now crossed into my eighth page of apps on the iPhone. Frankly, the time is quickly approaching when I'm going to have to delete good apps from my iPhone just so I can download more. To make matters worse, the apps keep on coming at the iTunes Store, as more developers figure out ways to utilize this unique platform--and they keep getting better! I haven't deleted an app that I've paid for yet, but I believe that the time... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Mobile Software , Audiomp3

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPhoneappsweek , 3G , iPhone apps , radio

First Look video: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

First Look video: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Easy on your RAM and able to complete a Quick Scan in around 8 minutes, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware wouldn't be as impressive if it didn't do its job well. Fortunately, it does.

The app has some nice features, too. It supports multiple- and networked-drive scanning, context menu options, including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and a FileAssassin for killing locked files.

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Topics: Windows Software , Security And Spyware

Tags: freeware , spyware

AccuWeather floats a new weather widget for AIR

AccuWeather floats a new weather widget for AIR

Just in time for Groundhog Day, I pulled together a small collection of desktop weather applications for checking everything from current weather conditions to 15-day forecasts and detailed readings on wind and clouds. For those with modest forecast needs, Yahoo and Google both offer a small, attractive widget that shows the temperature at a glance. The only problem is, you have to have already installed a much larger desktop application in order to get the tiny widget.

On Friday, AccuWeather released... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software