Category archives for: PC Software

Google Maps Now Let’s Your Share Your Location with Others

Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they’d like to share. People can share through their Google contacts as well as send links through most messaging apps. The tool […]

Spotify May Limit Some Music to Premium Users Only

Users of  the free version of Spotify may not be able to access certain songs soon. The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Spotify is in talks with “the world’s largest record labels” to limit “the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time.” In exchange, the record companies will lower […]

AMD Releases 17.3.2 Drivers – Better Support for Andromeda and Performance for the RX 480

AMD has launched it new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition (RSCRE) 17.3.2 drivers have shipped. besides providing improved support and performance for Mass Effect Andromeda, the new drivers improve RX 480 8GB performance by up to 12 percent. T The new driver also includes a new “AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile,” a fix for a texture […]

Windows Vista Extended Support Phase Ends on April 11th

Windows Vista was a hated OS by many. While  many loved  Windows XP and Windows 7, the news out of MS is not probably going to cause much grief to the firm. Windows Vista (SP2) has entered its last full month of extended support. The ten year old OS actually has less than four weeks […]

Chrome 57 Now Out for Mac, Windows, and Linux

Chrome 57 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of features and security fixes. For desktops, this release adds a new grid layout system that allows​ developers to better design for a variety of screen sizes. However, the majority of changes in this version are for Android and Chrome OS. […]

Curse Will Be Enhanced, Rebranded as Twitch Desktop

Curse was acquired last summer by Twitch in a deal that VentureBeat said could indicate interest in establishing a greater presence in the field of gamer-specific services. Less than two weeks after revealing its plan to start selling games, Twitch has announced that Curse will be enhanced, rebranded, and relaunched as the Twitch Desktop App. “The Twitch Desktop […]

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 378.78 Drivers

Alongside the launch of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has released a new graphics driver that, one, obviously supports the new card and, two, also rolls in a bunch of optimizations for DirectX 12 titles. The graphics vendor already announced the initiative at last week’s GDC, but it is now released and available for […]

Firefox 52 Now Out – WebAssembly Support, NewESR Version, Security Upgrades

Mozilla released version 52 of Firefox, which brings new security features, as well as support for WebAssembly, a low-level programming language for the web. The new version of Firefox also coincides with a new Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), which means the Tor Browser will soon benefit from all the security features that have been […]

Khronos Group Powers VR, AR with OpenXR Working Group and API Updates

The Khronos Group announced a new standard, OpenXR, that’s meant to help VR and AR game developers support more hardware platforms with less hassle. The consortium also revealed updates to Vulkan, WebGL, and glTF as well as new working groups devoted to developing these standards. With support from Intel, Oculus, and many other companies, the […]

Futuremark Shows Off News Tools at GDC and MWC

Futuremark are showing off new benchmarks at GDC and MWC, the two conferences which are both happening this week.  We will have quite a bit of coverage this week as we try to keep up with simultaneous news releases and presentations. First up is a new benchmark in their recently released DX12 VRMark suite, the […]

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