July 8, 2011
Friday is Free Day
.net framework, apps, beta, download, filehippo, repository, software, third party, update, update checker, windows
Updating third-party Windows applications is one tedious task for me since I’ve got lots of freewares installed. Running these apps one by one and clicking their update buttons or visiting their sites to see if there are new versions really is time consuming.
The Update Checker from FileHippo eases up this problem. Once installed, the Update Checker will scan your computer for installed softwares and their current versions and send the information to FileHippo to check for updates. Your browser will open with a list of detected updates, including betas, with download buttons for every app. Although FileHippo is one large app repository, not all applications are supported.
This freeware works on Windows XP to 7 (even Windows 98) but requires .Net Framework 2.0 to work. You may download the Update Checker from the FileHippo website.
July 7, 2010
Downloads, What's New
beta, browser, chrome, feedback, firefox, google, mozilla, task manager, windows 7
July 10, 2009
beta, gmail, google, google apps
Google officially removed the “beta” label from its set of applications – GMail, Google Talk, Google Docs, etc. According to
the Google Blog, they’ve realized that the beta tag doesn’t fit large companies that run their Apps Suite.
In information technology, the term beta refers to a software released to users for testing before its official release for the purpose of evaluation. The software would contain all the features but may be buggy.
GMail, one of the Google Apps service, had the beta label for more than five years even though it was widely used and became an enterprise solution to eMails.
Google however assured that it would continue to innovate and improve Google Apps with or without the beta.