The previous 7 days have seen a host of updates to popular desktop software.
VirtualBox 4.0.8 for Windows and for Mac is a powerful free virtualisation manager that will enable you to run a virtual operating system on your PC. If you're a software developer, coding within Windows 7, you could use a virtual XP to test compatibility. A Mac OS user could use VirtualBox 4.0.8 to run Windows 7 on OS X. Alternatively, you could use a virtual operating system to test software without it affecting your primary OS.
ServersCheck 8.8.1 is free software you can use to keep one eye on your remote servers. If they go down, for any reason, you can be notified immediately. Give yourself peace of mind, especially when you can be notified when you are on the road. No need to be in the office.
Twicca for Android is an app you can use to access Twitter from your mobile. Ideal for keeping track of other users whilst you are away from your desktop. Frankly, we find using Twitter easier from a mobile than from a PC.
Adobe Flash Player 10.3 was updated this week and this new version enables your web browser to trash Flash cookies and safeguard your privacy. An essential update.
If you're using the fantastic Norton Internet Security 2011, the latest 18.6 update was made available. A minor upgrade, but it does include support for Firefox 4, IE 9 plugins.
Lastly, we've put the CyberLink PowerDVD 11 Ultra trial online. This powerful media player enables you to watch Blu-ray content on your PC and the latest version is controllable through your iPhone or Android mobile.
It's worth noting that Firefox 5 beta 1, the antipicated first preview of the next generation web browser (yes, we know Firefox 4 was released recently) is due for launch today, so keep one eye on V3's downloads section.
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