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V3 downloads roundup: TuneUp Utilities 2012, iTunes 10.5, Comodo Internet Security 5.8

14 Oct 2011

tuneup-utilities-logoA number of key releases this week, with the major update to iTunes, which brings iOS 5 support and wifi synchronisation.

WindowBlinds 7.3 enables you to easily customise the look and feel of Windows. You can easily 'skin' virtually every aspect of your graphical user interface. From the Start bar to title bars and even radio buttons. 

Safari 5.1.1 is the latest version of Apples popular web browser. The latest version 5 ships with a host of new features including Safari Reader. This addition removes annoying ads and other visual distractions from online articles so you get the whole story and nothing but the story. 

Sandboxie 3.60 enables you to test applications within a secure environment before installing them on your machine. Ideal for testing applications you have downloaded from the Internet or even a web browser. 

Apple iTunes 10.5 is a major update to the music management suite. The latest version brings support for iOS 5, so you can download and install the latest OS on your iPad or iPhone, as well as wifi synchronisation, so you can keep files downloaded on your iPhone in sync with your desktop and vice-versa. Support for iCloud is also included, although you need an iCloud account. iTunes Matching was left out of iTunes 10.5 and will be in a forthcoming release.

iTunes 10.5 for Windows and for the Mac are both available now.

Comodo Internet Security 5.8, Antivirus 5.8 and Firewall 5.8, are a popular and free suite of security tools designed to protect you against the majority of threats you may encounter when you surf the Internet. The Internet Security package will keep you safe from most online threats you may encounter and help you to scan and remove them if your machine becomes infected. Alternatively, if you don't want to install the full package, you can simply install the Firewall and/or Antivirus.

Recuva 1.41 enables you to effectively undelete or salvage files that you may have sent for recycling and deleted. You can also use Recuva to attempt to salvage photos deleted from your digital camera memory cards, songs from MP3 players and more.

Paint.NET 3.5.10
is a great replacement for the standard Microsoft Paint application that ships with a well designed interface. Useful features include a multi-document, tab-based interface, so you can open and edit more than one image. And in the latest v3.5.x, an improved and more powerful toolbar and user-definable colour palette.

Finally, TuneUp Utilities 2012 was released this week. Despite the version number, this is a relatively minor upgrade to the system maintenance suite. The Program Deactivator has been improved, which enables you to quickly stop or start applications, without having to uninstall. The new Economy Mode feature will get the most from your system and optimise your laptop battery so you eek as much power as possible, keeping your system from running longer.

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