Skype ( Windows ) / ( Mac OS X )

What’s new:

  • Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
  • Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft or Facebook account – there’s no need to create a new Skype account. This makes it even easier to connect with friends on Skype without having to set up another account.

  • IM friends on Messenger
  • Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and contacts via Skype all in one place. If you use a Microsoft account today, merging your accounts is easy – just sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

  • Calling with Messenger friends is coming soon
  • We’re working on polishing a feature which will enable audio and video calls to Windows Live Messenger customers using Skype desktop clients. The feature will be available in coming weeks.


    Here’s more of what’s new with Skype 6.0 for Windows Desktop:

    • Skype localized to six more languages
    • We are excited to support our growing community around the world with new localized versions of Skype in Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak, bringing the total languages Skype supports to 38.

    • Visual user interface refresh
    • We have refreshed and flattened the Skype UI with a simpler and less cluttered look. We have updated the look of the instant messaging and SMS areas as well.

    • Removal of online user count
    • We have removed the online user counter at the bottom of your Skype Contacts list to unclutter the UI and make more space for your friends within the contacts list.

    • Display previously created profile pictures
    • When you change your profile picture, we will now show you all of your previous Skype profile pictures so you don’t have to look through old files if you want to use a previous image.

    • Improved telemetry
    • We are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our product. To that end we are adding additional “opt-in” telemetry reports for users who choose this option: “Tools>> Options>>Advanced>>Tick “Help improve Skype…” The reports may contain your Skype ID and or Microsoft Account ID but we will not use it to identify or contact you.

    Here’s more of what’s new with Skype 6.0 for Mac Desktop:

    • Open Chats in Multiple Windows
    • We hear your feedback! With this release we’ve added support to open chats in multiple windows.

    • Retina Display Support
    • We also added another feature you’ve asked for – support Retina display. Now you can take full advantage of improved usability and of higher resolution screens.

    More details … Here

    Torrent Update

    • Microsoft Windows
    1. µTorrent beta 3.2.2 (build 28246)

    – Fix: existing files would not be re-checked when adding a resolved magnet link in add torrent dialog
    – Fix: remove redundant virus warning when opening files
    – Change: Remove torrent filter, put it in the Search Box. Select “Filter My Torrents” in dropdown.

    Download Here

    • Mac OS X
    1. µTorrent beta 1.7.12 (build 28240)
    • Fix: incorrect location of downloaded torrents
    • Fix: uTorrent sometimes opens two windows after clicking on the ‘Show in Finder’ icon
    • Stability improvements

    Download Here

    Mac OS X

    • Rework of the Mac OS X interface
    • Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
    • Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display

    Microsoft Office

    • Fix video output for old graphic cards on Windows XP, which are using DirectX
    • Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
    • Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux


    • Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
    • Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
    • Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
    • Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
    • Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation

    Torrent Update

    • Windows
    1. µTorrent alpha 3.3 (build 28203)

    – Fix: possible crash on startup
    – Feature: Add TCP-style slow-start to uTP
    – Fix: make Force Recheck circumvent file timestamp optimization (to actually force a recheck)
    – Change: improve status message for magnet links that need DHT when DHT is disabled
    – Fix: disable comment fields when disabling comment support

    Download Here

    • Mac OS X
    1. µTorrent beta (1.7.11 build 28194)

    – Improved UTP support

    Download Here

    Firefox 16

    • The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
    • Streamlined the look of the site identity block
    • Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
    • Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
    • Added support for window.matchMedia
    • Added Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment
    • Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
    • Improved usability of the Web Console
    • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
    • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
    • Fixed several stability issues
    • Fixed several security issues

    More Details

    *** Known Issues ***

    This list covers some of the known problems with Firefox which will be resolved in future versions:

    All Systems
    • Some users may observe missing content when viewing the Add-ons Manager after a Firefox update. Selecting an add-on category the will resolve the issue permanently (see bug 679604)
    • Arabic text on does not display correctly. The BBC has been notified of the issue (see bug 674335)
    • For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (seebug 579260)
    • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see bug 573369)
    Microsoft Windows
    • Some users with certain graphics cards and drivers may see a small rendering error on some websites (see bug 677095)
    • Some users of Adobe Reader X have experienced instability when viewing PDF documents in the browser. Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Reader X has been determined to resolve the issue (see bug 640901)
    • Some ALPS touchpad drivers break scrolling in Firefox. A workaround has been identified (see bug 605357)
    Mac OS X
    • Users running Mac OS X 10.7 may see a crash when the file chooser dialog is shown. Apple has been notified of the issue (see bug 670842)
    • Users running Mac OS X 10.7 are no longer able to use gestures to navigate. This is due to underlying operating system changes and will be fixed in a future release (see bug 668953)
    • This version of Firefox will not work on Macintosh hardware with Power PC CPUs (see bug 587799)
    Linux and Unix
    • The video control buttons may not work when viewing QuickTime videos with libtotem (see bug 625036)
    • Users compiling from source might need a newer gcc and libstdc++ as the build requirements have changed (see bug 578880)

    Software Update

    • Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 [ Download Here )
    1. Crashes when navigating to/from Flash content in Internet Explorer(3328165)
    2. Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn’t not implement the finalizer function. (3325320)
    3. Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3325321)
    4. Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329309)
    5. WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as “Default” for Player Target AIR3.4 (3325323)

    An update follows as Flash Player updated ;

    • Google Chrome 22.0.1229.92 ( Windows, Mac OS X, Linux )
    1. Stability Issues fixes
    2. Security fixes

    Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.These builds also have a new version of Flash with security and other fixes. More information can be found here.Full details about what’s in this release are available in the SVN revision log. Found a bug? Report it! On a different channel, but want to join us on the Beta train? The Chromium wiki has you covered.

    Only For Mac OS X 10.8.2 :

    • Multiple Profile Issues
    • Text display Fix


    Ccleaner 3.23

    • Improved performance for Windows 8.
    • Improved memory usage and shutdown time.
    • Added support for Firefox 16.
    • Added Google Chrome DNS Prefetch cleaning.
    • Added Google Chrome journal and tmp file cleaning.
    • Improved Publisher discovery in Startup Tool.
    • Improved support for Run Once actions in Startup Tool.
    • Improved file deletion security.
    • Added support for CoolNovo formerly ChromePlus.
    • Minor GUI improvements.
    • Minor bug fixes.

    Apple Released several Updates to it’s Mac OS X (2)

    Part 1

    In addition to these security fixes that are shared in both the Snow Leopard and Lion updates, the OS X 10.7.5 update for Lion addresses a few usability issues. It does the following:

    • Resolves an issue where icons in Launchpad may get rearranged after a restart
    • Improves Wi-Fi reliability for iMac (Late 2009 and newer)
    • Resolves an issue using Spotlight to search an SMB server
    • Improves compatibility connecting to Active Directory servers

    The Server variant of OS X 10.7.5 fixes some significant and commonly used services by:

    • Maintaining Spotlight index when changing share point settings
    • Creating and connecting to Open Directory master
    • Improving reliability of password authentication
    • Using Software Update Server to automatically download and enable software updates
    • Reliably booting NetRestore images created with System Image Utility
    • Using Profile Manager to set the Mobility sync frequency settings for mobile accounts
    • Improving reliability when changing an Xsan metadata controller into a client

    Apple Released several Updates to it’s Mac OS X

    Mac OS X 10.8.2 update

    Applies to latest Macbook Pro and Macbook Air

    As with the non-Retina systems, this update fixes problems where the system may hang under heavy CPU loads, but similar to the MacBook Air it addresses the problem of NetBoot not working when using an Ethernet adapter.

    • Facebook Intergration
    •  Power Nap feature to late-2010 MacBook Air machines
    • Phone number integration for both FaceTime and the Messages app.
    • Battery Improvement

    Part 2 : Here