Apple Boot Camp 3.3 for Windows enables users to natively run Windows 7 on an intel Mac. Simply hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and you can choose between Windows or Mac OS X. Once in Windows, as everything performs natively, you effectively get a Windows-based Apple notebook. The only frustrating element of running Boot Camp is that you'll hear the fans far more than using OS X, as fan management is poor. We recommend VMware Fusion 4.0.2 for your Mac if you want to run Windows and Mac, side-by-side on the same system.
CCleaner 3.12 is a hugely popular application designed to help you to clear hard disk clutter and keep your registry in check. The latest version 3.x also ships with a new interface and there's now also a lighter weight version available. A separate portable version will enable you to take your favourite system cleaner on the road.
Peazip 4.1 is a powerful freeware archive manager that can be used to easily create or manage your own archives.
Maxthon 126.96.36.1990 is an alternative web browser to the usual contenders such as Firefox and Chrome. This interesting browser is based on IE so is very compatible with most online content, yet is quicker than the standard IE. In addition to the IE core, the latest Maxthon now ships with an additional Firefox 8 engine.
Opera 11.52 is a fast and cleanly designed web browser. The latest v11.52 ships with a new UI, Speed Dial extensions, password synchronisation and much more.
DriverMax 5.96 is an easy solution for managing Windows system drivers. DriverMax is able to display a complete report of all drivers installed on your system which can be very useful when you want to analyse the differences between the drivers installed on different machines.
Skype for iPad 3.5.118 now enables users to make video calls and send instant messages to each other via your iPad. The latest version now ships with Bluetooth support for the iPad 2.
Mailstore Home 5.0 enables you to store and access emails from different locations. This obviously makes it easier to access all mail through a single interface.
Finally, the big release this week is Google Chrome 15, which is now in the stable channel. Few new features, but the standout feature is a brand new "new tab" window, which now separates your favourite pages, apps and visited links, making it easier to find the content you require. Chrome 15 for Windows and for Mac is available now.
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth
The groundwater basins in some areas of Tehran have been damaged irreversibly
This is the first time that any spacecraft on Mars has recorded air vibrations on the planet
Arctic sea ice is thickening at a faster rate during winter, thus slowing down long-term decline: NASA
But, the seasonal ice growth could only delay the demise of the Arctic ice cap for a few more decades