Thunderbird 3.3 alpha drops PowerPC Macs

(Credit: Mozilla) Mozilla has released its first alpha version of Thunderbird 3.3, an update to the e-mail software code-named Miramar that drops support for PowerPC-based Mac. Miramar is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new software includes the Gecko browser engine used in Firefox, and with version 3.3, Thunderbird moves to the Gecko 2.0 engine that’s the core of...

giveaway / November 28, 2010 / Software / 74 Comments

AVG AntiVirus Free 10.0.1170a3265

Use the AVG Anti-Virus System to reliably protect your computer. The new AVG Free has sped up its installation process, although it’s not as zippy as the minute-long installations that some of AVG’s paid competitors offer. We found that the program can go from completed download to ready to use in about 5 minutes. Gains might have been made elsewhere,...

giveaway / November 28, 2010 / Software / 88 Comments

Black Friday shopping: iPhone apps of the week

(Credit: CNET) This week’s post is a special edition of the iPhone apps of the week. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and though I can’t help you beat the lines or navigate through the crowds, I’ve rounded up a couple of apps that might make your holiday shopping a bit easier. These apps are made...

giveaway / November 28, 2010 / Software / 41 Comments

IE9 beta patches bring stability, feedback fixes

The latest beta of Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser has two new fixes out that the company says will improve stability, as well as squash a feedback bug some users had been experiencing. The stability fix, which rolled out as an automatic update to IE9 beta users mid-day yesterday, should address some of the issues users have had with...

giveaway / November 28, 2010 / Software / 79 Comments