Filezilla Latest Version – 3.30 Available

Filezilla latest version 3.30.0 is available for download. This version includes some bugfixes and minor changes to this program.

* .xrc files ran through xmllint
* change working directory failure removing directory
* compiler did not print warning
* autoupdate logging on failure

Filezilla latest version 3.30 is free open source software used for transferring files. You can use Filezilla to transfer tiles to a File Transer Protocol server for exmaple. This tool is productive for system administrators, webmasters, etc.

Filezilla supports Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit operatings systems. Apple Macintosh 10.9 Mavericks or newer operating sytems are supported. Also, Linux distributions in both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit are supported.

The Filezilla latest version can always be obtained via this static link. This free and open source file transfer program ha an automatic updater that will notify you if there is an update available. Also, you can browse to "Help" then choose "Check for updates".

You may see a "New version available!" top menu item if an update is available. Filezilla supports the following file transfer protocols:

* file transfer protocol
* secure shell file transfer protocol
* storj cloud storage

Filezilla latest version supports many operating systems besides Mac, Linux, and Windows.

* unix
* virtual memory system
* disk operating system
* multiple virtual storage system 390 mainframe
* z operating system
* vxworks
* z virtual machine
* hewlett packard non stop
* cygwin

After perusing FileZilla's documentation, Windows Vista is listed as still being supported. However, their static download page does NOT list Vista as being supported. I have not personally tried using Filezilla on a Microsoft Windows Vista computer.

Google Chrome Support – Release Version 63.0.3239.132

Google on January eight two thousand eighteen, officially released Chrome web browser version 63.0.3239.132. This latest version does not include any google chrome information pertaining to whether or not any new features, bug, or security fixes were released. This latest version of Google Chrome affects Google Chrome web browser on Linux, MAC, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

I could not quite ascertain what was changed to this version of Google Chrome version 63.0.3239.132. Perhaps one change? I am NOT one hundred percent certain how Google Chrome's change log works.

Someone over at Google Chrome support incremented the version of Chrome to 63.0.3239.132 on January third two thousand eighteen. Shorty after the following change was added.

* chromium dependencies published

By default Chrome is supposed to automatically update. You can install Google Chrome version 63.0.3239.108 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Google Chrome". In about Google Chrome, if an update is available, that update will begin downloading.

You will need to relaunch Chrome for that update to install. You can download instead and install Google Chrome version 63.0.3239.132. chrome://settings has a new look.

Firefox Software Updater – Mozilla Version 57.0.4

Mozilla Corporation on January four two thousand eighteen officially released Mozilla web browser version 57.0.4 which they have named Quantum. This latest version includes one security fix via Firefox software updater. There are no new features or improvements with Mozilla Firefox version 57.0.4.

* spectre side channel attack

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes multiple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 57.0.4 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 57.0.4" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 57.0.4 Quantum. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options".

Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Ths brand new Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browser version 57.0.4 was developed for Microsoft Windows, Apple MACintosh, Linux, Google Android, and Apple iOS operating systems.

Open Source Office Suite – Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 Win 10 Install

Open source office suite Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 has been released. I have used OpenOffice back in the day before I switched to LibreOffice. However, I still recommend and think this free open source office suite is productive.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 is a maintenance release which rectifies 3 bug fixes. Also, english dictionaries have been updated.

* diagrams in calculator document corrupted when saved
* fixes previous bug fix 127568 that caused another bug
* copying all content causes writer crash

Open source office suite Apache OpenOffice is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, as well as Linux x86 32 bit and x64 bit operating systems. There are two known issues in this Apache OpenOffice version 4.5.1. Macintosh operating systems built in malware detection system Gatekeeper will flag this software.

Also, on Microsoft Windows operating systems with x64 bit architecture you will receive a warning that Java 8 is defective. You can download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package to fix that warning. You can always download the most recent version of open source office suite Apache OpenOffice from this static link.

The full version of Apache OpenOffice 4.5.1 install for Microsoft Windows is 134 megabytes in size. I do not think that Apache OpenOffice has an automatic updater. You have to download and install Apache OpenOffice as if it is a new install.

The old version will be removed. However, you may lose your configurations.

Skype App For Windows – Version 7.40.0.151 Released

The Microsoft Skype app for Windows version 7.40.0.151 has been released. There are two main changes to this latest version of the free Microsoft Skype app for windows. Build numbers were changed depending on what operating system your using.

Also, some general and quality improvement fixes were added to this version. However, I could not find out exact details from an official Skype support page listing their version releases. Microsoft Skype is a free audio, chat, and video application that allows you to communicate with friends, family, business associates, etc. over the Internet.

Skype app for windows has a built in automatic updates, that will download and upgrade Skype, if an update is available. Another way to upgade your version of Skype is to browse to "Help" then choose "Check For Updates" from the top menu. If there is a new version available, you will be prompted to either download it now or decide later.

You can always disable Microsoft Skype automatic updates from "Options". You will get notified if there is a Skype update but you get to choose whether or not you want to install. You can always get the most current version of Microsoft Skype App for windows from this static link.

Firefox Software Updater – Mozilla Version 57.0.3

Mozilla Corporation on December twenty eight two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 57.0.3 which they have named Quantum. This latest version includes one bug fix via Firefox software updater. There are no new features or improvements with Mozilla Firefox version 57.0.3.

* crash reports sent to mozilla without user opting in

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes multiple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 57.0.3 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 57.0.3" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 57.0.3 Quantum. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options".

Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Ths brand new Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browser version 57.0.3 was developed for Microsoft Windows, Apple MACintosh, Linux, Google Android, and Apple iOS operating systems.

Google Adwords Management – Editor Version 12.2.1

Google Adwords management editor version 12.2.1 has been released. I was not able to find specific details about Google Adwords editor version 12.2.1 from Google so I will cover what is new in version 12.2. However, just so you know version 12.2.1 is available for install.

There are basically nine feature changes in this version of Google Adwords management editor. Google Adwords editor is the computer version of their pay per click system called Adwords. You can bid on keywords and run advertisements on Google's network including google.com.

The desktop Google Adwords editor allows you to create and maintain your advertisements without using their online system. Google Adwords management editor is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 or newer and Apple Macintosh OS X 10.7 Lion or newer operating systems. This free software is not compatible with any Linux distributions.

* gmail asset based ads support
* video ad campaigns total budgets
* custom rules update
* target locations with semantics
* promotion extension support
* audience targeting life events
* video campaign extension support
* ad groups ads rotation
* bengali, tamil, and telugu campaign languages support

You can upgrade Google Adwords management editor by simply just opening this application. You will receive a notification that there is a newer version of Google Adwords editor available. You can cancel this by choosing to get notified later.

Also, you can go ahead and choose to complete the install of the update which will restart Google Adwords editor.

iTunes Software Download For Windows – Version 12.7.2.60

iTunes software download for windows version 12.7.2.60 is now available from Apple. I only use iTunes for data recovery or upgrading iOS updates as a paid for service with my computer repair business. You can also backup your iOS device using iTunes software download for windows.

You can restore your iOS device using Apple iTunes. Also, you can upgrade and install security updates using Apple iTunes. There are five major changes to Apple iTunes in version 12.7.2.60.

* download previous iOS applications
* iTunes U content listed under podcasts
* internet radio listed in music library sidebar
* download previous ringtones
* microsoft windows books listed under iBooks

iTunes software download for windows supports Microsoft Windows 7 or newer operating systems. Apple iTunes supports Apple Macintosh version 10.10.5 Yosemite or newer operating systems. iTunes software download for windows is compatible with x64 64 bit operating systems, but you must install the x64 64 bit installer.

iTunes is NOT ported to Linux operating systems. You can always download the most recent version of Apple iTunes from this static link. If you are using x64 64 bit hardware and operating system, I recommend that you download an x64 64 bit version of iTunes that is available via the static download link.

Optimize System Performance – With CCleaner Version 5.38.6357

You can optimize system performance with Ccleaner. Ccleaner is developed by Piriform Limited. This company has released Ccleaner version 5.38.6357.

Seven issues have been fixed in this latest version.

* microsoft edge browser cleaning set aside tabs no longer removed
* google chrome local storage cleaning cookies
* google chrome storage cookies managed from local storage
* ccleaner does not clean list of renamed files
* "Error opening file for writing"
* windows xp library dependancy
* ccleaner check for updates in short time period

Ccleaner supports both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit operating systems. Ccleaner is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, server 2003, server 2008, server 2008 release 2, server 2012 operating systems. Macintosh OS 10.6 snow leopard to 10.11 el capitan x64 64 bit operating systems.

You can update Ccleaner via its interface. Click on a "Check for updates" link in lower right hand corner. This will take you to a web page at Piriform.com that will tell you whether or not a new version is available.

You will see a message similar to this "A new version, 5.38.6357 is available to download!". You can upgrade to the paid for version of Ccleaner at this time or scroll down to the bottom and click on "No thanks". You have an option to download the free version, download the trial version, or buy the professional plus.

Also, you can always visit a static link and download the most recent version of Ccleaner optimize system performance. The professional version of Ccleaner has automatic updates. Finally, there is a portable version and Google Android version available.

Open Source Office Suite – LibreOffice Version 5.4.4 Available

Open source office suite libreoffice version 5.4.4 is now available. This newest version of libreoffice was released on December twenty two thousand seventeen. Eighty two total bugs have been fixed in this open source office suite.

LibreOffice is an entirely FREE open source office suite comparable to Microsoft Office. I have been using open source office suite software for over a decade now. LibreOffice is my office suite of choice, for at least five years now.

You can open up many types of Microsoft office documents within libreoffice. Also, you can open up many types of libreoffice documents with Microsoft office suite. LibreOffice has an automatic update notifier.

However, on this Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 64 bit operating system computer I am using, LibreOffices' automatic update installer no longer works. I am not sure if that is just exclusive to this computer or a known bug issue with Libreoffice. However, other than that this open source office suite works as intended.

You can always manually download the most current version of LibreOffice suite. LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3, Vista, 7, 8, 10, server 2008, and server 2010 operating systems are supported. Apple Macintosh operating system 10.8 mountain lion or newer are supported.

Linux operating system distributions with Linux kernel version 2.6.18 or newer, glibc2 version 2.5 or newer, and gtk version 2.10.4 or newer are supported. Also, there is an open source office suite libreoffice suite viewer version for the Google Android operating system, which I have never tried before. Finally, there is a portable version of LibreOffice that will work on a Universal Serial Bus device, cloud, or local drive.

I have not tested out this portable version yet. However, I plan on testing it out and if I have no major problems I plan on removing the stand alone application from this computer. I prefer having a computer with the least amount of software installed.