Opera for Android goes off-roading

Opera for Android goes off-roading

On Tuesday, Opera for Android finally graduated from beta and into the final release zone, becoming available on the Google Play store.

After a recent announcement about overhauling their browser and migrating to Webkit from their homemade Presto engine, Opera has been hard at work at redefining the browsing experience from the ground up. Since the release of beta and the move to Webkit, Opera's team has directed their focus toward what they believe to be more... Read More »

Topics: Browsers And Extensions , Mobile Software , Android Software

Tags: Android , Opera , Opera Mini , Opera Mobile

Star Apps: Penny Arcade's Tycho

Star Apps: Penny Arcade's Tycho

As one of the longest-running and most successful Web comics of all time, Penny Arcade has garnered an enormous and devoted fanbase who lives for the topical, no-holds-barred commentary of gamer characters John "Gabe" Gabriel and Tycho Brahe. The Web comic has also spawned the annual gaming convention PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) and multiple video games.

In a recent e-mail interview with Download.com, Penny Arcade's co-creator and writer Jerry Holkins, the man behind Tycho, discussed, among other things, his experiences developing... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Star Apps , Google

Intel and McAfee join forces, the Counting Crows talk apps, and Firefox revs to v21

Intel and McAfee join forces, the Counting Crows talk apps, and Firefox revs to v21

Every week, we compile the best new reviews, products, and features from the Download.com software catalog and blog, package them up in a tidy little newsletter, and e-mail it out to all of our lovely subscribers.

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Mozilla Firefox updates to version 21... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Firefox , Mozilla Firefox , McAfee

Firefox 21 adds a new Health Report

Firefox 21 adds a new Health Report

The stable channel of Firefox 21 (Windows, Mac, Android, Linux) released today, adding a few notable new features such as an expanded social API and further Do Not Track options for customizing privacy settings, along with a new Firefox Health Report feature.

The Health Report is an additional "About protocol" link for Firefox that is available by typing "about:healthreport" into the Firefox address bar or as a drop-down selection... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software , Android Software

Tags: Firefox , browsers , Mozilla Firefox , updates

McAfee and Intel announce cross-device security service LiveSafe

McAfee and Intel announce cross-device security service LiveSafe

As consumers begin to own more and more devices, the risks of increased security threats and a greater need for cross-platform protection have emerged, according to McAfee. In a joint partnership with Intel, McAfee announced on Tuesday the all-encompassing security suite LiveSafe.

LiveSafe is a comprehensive set of security measures that protect the files and digital assets that users value most. According to Mike DeCesare, president of McAfee, "Our digital lives have become more complex as we connect, share, and... Read More »

Topics: Security

Tags: Windows , security , McAfee

Star Apps: Counting Crows

Star Apps: Counting Crows

For some audiophiles, Counting Crows and The Wallflowers will forever be associated with the mid-1990s--along with Netscape Navigator, Hotmail, and of course, Windows 95. But don't call their joint summer outing a nostalgia trip. Velvet-tongued Counting Crows vocalist Adam Duritz, hot off the heels of The Outlaw Roadshow (alongside a slew of new indie bands), prefers to view his comparatively intimate Wallflowers double bill as a much-needed respite.

Other than sharing a... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Mobile Software , Download Site News , iOS Software , Social Networking , Music And Audio , Blogging And Web Publishing

Tags: Star Apps , iTunes , Twitter , Skype , BitTorrent , Instagram

Boost your password strength, win an Ultrabook

Boost your password strength, win an Ultrabook

You've probably heard that regularly changing your password is an important part of protecting your personal information. Even more critical is choosing a password that is difficult to crack. Intel aims to educate and hopefully inspire users to create safer passwords with their just-announced Password Win contest. 30 first prize winners will receive McAfee All Access 2013 and three grand prize winners will be given Intel Ultrabooks.

Entering is easy. Head to Intel's official sweepstakes page... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Download Site News , Security

New Avast, Apple's $10,000 prize, and hot pizza: The Week in Downloads

New Avast, Apple's $10,000 prize, and hot pizza: The Week in Downloads

Every week, we compile the best new reviews, products, and features from the Download.com software catalog and blog, package them up in a tidy little newsletter, and e-mail it out to all of our lovely subscribers.

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Avast Free Antivirus updates... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: iTunes , Gmail , Avast , Evernote

Pizza Compass provides a "tool for sliced success"

Pizza Compass provides a "tool for sliced success"

You're exploring a new city when time slips away. Darkness now falls and a chill settles in your bones. The growing rumble in your stomach is starting to scare small children who pass by. But don't even think about the neon-tinted, lowest-common-denominator fast food chains--what you need is a hot slice of pizza from a local joint that's still open. The new Pizza Compass app for iPhone and iPad from swaggering (and most assuredly apocryphal) "creator" Zeus Gorham Munkist... Read More »

Topics: iOS Software , Shopping Dining And Lifestyle

Tags: iPhone , iPad

Gmail updates for iOS

Gmail updates for iOS

If the next Gmail message you receive on your iPhone launches YouTube or Google Maps, don't be alarmed. The Internet giant enhanced its official Gmail app for iPhone and iPad today, adding two small but appreciated features for heavy users of the Web-based mail service.

First, the default behavior for opening YouTube, Google Maps, or Web links has changed. Now, when you click on any of those kinds of links, Gmail will spawn the respective native YouTube,... Read More »

Topics: iOS Software

Tags: iPhone , iOS , Google , iPad , YouTube , Gmail , Google Chrome , email , Google Maps