How to turn on automatic app updates in Windows 8.1

App publishers sometimes update their apps to add new features and fix problems. The Windows Store can automatically install app updates when they become available.

Embedded Lockdown Manager Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released the Embedded Lockdown Manager (ELM) and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. ELM is a tool that enables detection and configuration of lockdown features on a Windows Embedded 8 Standard custom OS image.

VLC Media Player 2.1.2 Now Available for Download

VideoLAN has released VLC Media Player (VLC) 2.1.2. This release fixes a numerous number of bugs and regressions introduced in 2.1.2, notably on audio device management and SPDIF/HDMI pass-thru. This release also improves the Windows installer and updates most translations.

Dropbox 2.6.1 Release Candidate Now Available for Download

Dropbox has released a version 2.6.1 of Dropbox Release Candidate, a release candidate version of its desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release fixed install issues on Linux and Windows.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. This download is the first line of defense in troubleshooting issues with System Center 2012 R2 server-side components.

Internet Explorer 11 Virtual Machines Now Available for Download

Microsoft has added IE11 for Windows 7 and IE11 on Windows 8.1 to the suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE for testing Internet Explorer across platforms and versions. The VMs are available for free for the purpose of testing your site on all versions of Internet Explorer.

Dropbox 2.6.0 Release Candidate Now Available for Download

Dropbox has released a version 2.6.0 of Dropbox Release Candidate, a release candidate version of its desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release fixed bug where upgrading from 2.4.10 would require logging in again for some users on Windows.

Remote Desktop Manager 9.0.12.0 Now Available for Download

Devolutions has released the 9.0.12.0 update for Remote Desktop Manager. This release comes with a number of new features including new data source policy to hide the serial number and option to hide the navigation tab pages. This release also includes several fixes and improvements.

Evernote for Windows 5.1.0.2217 Now Available for Download

Evernote has released Evernote 5.1.0.2217. This release comes with a individual note downsync and branded premium dialogs.

FB Pages Manager for Windows 8.1 Now Available in the Windows Store

FB Pages Manager app for Windows 8.1 is now available in the Windows Store. This app allows you to manage all your Facebook page in a beautiful and easy-to-navigate UI.

Disk2vhd 2.0 Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released Disk2vhd 2.0 and available as free download from Microsoft download website. Disk2vhd 2.0 adds support for VHDX-formatted VHDs, now supports WinRE volumes, and can capture removable media. This release also includes an option to capture live volumes instead of relying on volume shadow copy (VSS).

Google Chrome 33.0.1750.5 Dev Now Available for Download

Google has updated Google Chrome Dev channel to 33.0.1750.5 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This new update fixes a number of crashes and other bugs.

CCleaner 4.09 adds support for Google Chrome 32

Periform has released an update version 4.09.4471 of CCleaner. This release added an option to clean individual cookies from the Cookies interface, and an option to shut down your computer after a clean. This release also added cleaning and startup management for Google Chrome 32.

VirtualBox 4.3.6 Build 91406 Now Available for Download

Oracle has released VirtualBox 4.3.6 Build 91406 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. This is a maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.3 which contains a number of stability improvements and performance fixes.

Google Chrome 32.0.1700.68 Beta Now Available for Download

Google Chrome Beta channel has been updated to version 32.0.1700.68 for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. This update fixes a number of crashes and other bugs.

Dropbox 2.4.10 Final Now Available for Download

The latest release, Dropbox 2.4.10 Final is now available for download. This update come with a number of bug fixes over the previous release.

TeamViewer 9.0.24951 Now Available for Download

TeamViewer has released the Final version of TeamViewer 9.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. TeamViewer 9.0 features Open multiple connections in different tabs Open multiple remote sessions in tabs, just like in your browser. TeamViewer 9 is also optimized for Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks.

Avast! Free Antivirus 2014 9.0.2011 Now Available For Download

AVAST Software has released Avast Free Antivirus 2014 9.0.2011. This release comes with rewritten WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. This release also contains a number of improvements.

Dropbox 2.5.48 Experimental Now Available for Download

Dropbox has released a version 2.5.48 of Dropbox Experimental, a pre-release version of its desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release comes with new translations, and fixes bug where database errors would cause a re-sync.

UltraVNC 1.1.9.6 Now Available for Download

UltraVNC 1.1.9.6 is now available for download. This release displays screenbuildup on first run. This release also contains a number of bug fixes.

Firefox 27.0 Beta 2 Now Available for Download

Mozilla has released Firefox 27.0 Beta 2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Firefox 27.0 Beta desktop includes an update to the Social API, and added support for TLS 1.2 and SPDY 3.1 protocol. Firefox 27.0 Beta for Android added support for more languages.

How to enable the Hands-Free Mode in Windows 8.1?

The Hands-Free mode was designed specifically for use while cooking because it allows you to view the app’s recipes in an easy-to-read format. If your computer or tablet is equipped with a camera, Hands-Free mode will allow you to look through recipes without touching the screen by waving your hand in front of the camera.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 RTM Now Available for Download

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.1 Now Available!

Microsoft has announced the general availability of version 9.0 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. MAP Toolkit 9.0 comes with a number of new scenarios including Server and Cloud Enrollment, and Remote Desktop Usage Tracking. It also adds support for software inventory via Software ID tags.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush for Windows 8.1 Now Available in the Windows Store

Gameloft has launched the Despicable Me: Minion Rush for both Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. The game brings the same feature as on all the other platforms, including multiple locations, customization options such as costumes, weapons, several gameplay modes, and custom animations.

Security Update for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (KB2917500)

Microsoft has released Security Update for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (KB2917500). This update resolves an issue which requires an update to the untrusted certificate store on Windows systems and to keep your systems up to date.

Winamp 5.666 Build 3516 Now Available for Download

Nullsoft has released Winamp 5.666 Build 3516 for Windows. This is a maintenance release of Winamp 5.6 which contains a number of improvements and bug fixes.

Google Drive 1.13.5782.0599 Now Available for Download

Google has released version 1.13.5782.0599 of Google Drive client. There are no official release notes for this update, but it most likely brings some bug fixes and improvements to performance, stability and accessibility.

Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.2.286 Now Available for Download

Avira GmbH has released an updated version 14.0.2.286 of Avira Free Antivirus 2014. There are no official release notes for this update, but this update most likely includes some improvements and bug fixes.

December 2013 Surface Pro 2 Firmware Update

Microsoft has released December 2013 firmware update for Surface Pro 2. The firmware update improved system stability, Surface Cover interaction and color fidelity. It also updated Wi-Fi driver, and optimizations for using two-finger trackpad.

Easeus Partition Master 9.3.0 Now Available for Download

The latest release, Easeus Partition Master 10.0 Free Edition is now available for download. This update also brings better UEFI motherboard, GPT and SSD drive support. This update also adds support  to migrate OS to SSD/HDD.

Google Chrome 32.0.1700.55 Beta Now Available for Download

Google Chrome Beta channel has been updated to version 32.0.1700.55 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms. This update fixes a number of crashes and other bugs.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (KB2907997)

Microsoft has released an update KB2907997 for all supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update contains security fixes and new features described in Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 by updating the affected Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11.

Update for Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (KB2899189). This update adds the ability to view many device-specific file formats to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. This update also enables supported RAW camera files to be viewed in Windows Explorer, the built-in photo applications, and other Windows-based applications that use Windows Imaging Codecs.

Download Microsoft Security Release ISO Image December 2013

Microsoft has released the security release ISO image December 2013. This DVD5 ISO image file approximately 2.5 GB in size contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on December 10, 2013.

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 Now Available for Download

Adobe has released Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows and Mac, Flash Player 11.2.202.332 for Linux. These updates address two critical-risk vulnerabilities that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. These updates also includes a number of bug fixes.

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.7 Now Available for Download

The latest release, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.7 is available for download. MSRT checks computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software and helps remove any infection found.

Firefox 26.0 Final Now Available for Download

Mozilla has released Firefox 26.0 Final for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. Firefox 26.0 for desktop will no longer activate all java plug-ins by default, which means the user will be able to choose whether to enable the java plug-ins on that site.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Test Lab Guide Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released the Windows Server 2012 R2 Test Lab Guide (docx: 223 KB / 34 pages). This guide will show you how to setting up a base configuration using Windows Server 2012 R2.

How to switch to "Reading View" mode in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1

The modern Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 provides a reading view for a more streamlined, book-like reading experience of webpages, without the distraction of unrelated or other secondary content on the page.

Dropbox 2.5.45 Experimental Is Available for Download

Dropbox has released a version 2.5.45 of Dropbox Experimental, a pre-release version of its desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update fixed issue with the Windows installer where it incorrectly showed a popup saying admin rights were not granted.

Download Remote Desktop Manager 9.0.10.0 Standard

Devolutions has released the 9.0.10.0 update for Remote Desktop Manager. This release adds restore support shared templates and fixes a problem when opening with the command line an encrypted rdm file and other bugs.

Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1 Now Available in the Windows Store

Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Preview* app for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. Bing Maps Preview app provides a seamless, dynamic way to experience mapping from any Windows 8.1 devices.

TypeScript 0.9.5 for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released an update version 0.9.5 of TypeScript. TypeScript 0.9.5 focuses on addressing feedback from the community around quality and stability. This release fixes over 100 issues related to memory leaks, CPU usage, crashes, and compiler correctness.

Download Administrative Templates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has released the Administrative Templates files for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. This download provides the complete set of Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.1.759 Now Available for Download

Avira GmbH has released a version 14.0.1.759 of Avira Free Antivirus 2014. There are no official release notes for this update, but this update most likely includes some improvements and bug fixes.

Download Dropbox 2.5.41 Experimental

Dropbox has released a version 2.5.41 of Dropbox Experimental, a pre-release version of its desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update fixes the camera issue in Windows preferences along with other bugs.

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 3 Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released a Service Pack 3 for Application Virtualization (App-V) and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. App-V 4.6 SP3 provides the latest updates to App-V 4.6.

Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 Stable Now Available for Download

Google has released a version 31.0.1650.63 of Chrome Stable for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms. This updates address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition or bypass intended security restrictions.

Download Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business (Raw files)

Microsoft has released raw files version of the Windows 8.1 quick guide for business. This package allows you to produce your own hard copies of the Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business and give it away as training assets to your end-users. This zip file includes the content in PDF, PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign formats that you can use as-is or customize to match the requirements of your organization.

Screenshot Captor 4.8 Now Available for Download

There is a newer version of this program: Screenshot Captor 4.9.3

DonationCoder has released the Final version of Screenshot Captor 4.8. This update brings a number of new features and improvements as well as bug fixes.

Firefox 26.0 Beta 10 Now Available for Download

Mozilla has released Firefox 26.0 Beta 10 for Windows, Mac and Android. This update most likely brings stability improvements and bug fixes over the previous release.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Administrative Templates 2.0

Microsoft has released the version 2.0 of Administrative Templates for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download website. This download provides the ADMX templates for MDOP products - UE-V and App-V.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 R2 now available to Volume License customers

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 R2 is generally available today and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Volume Licensing website, MSDN and TechNet. This version of MDOP adds support for Windows 8.1 and virtualization of Office 2013.

Download Remote Desktop Manager 9.0.8.0 Standard

Devolutions has released the 9.0.8.0 update for Remote Desktop Manager. This update contains a number of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

PDFCreator 1.7.2 Now Available for Download

The pdfforge has released an update version 1.7.2 of the PDFCreator. This release comes with an updated Ghostscript (9.10), as well as some improvements on PDF/A. This update also includes a number of minor bug fixes and improvements.