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Five Downloads Worth Checking Out – August 13th

We put together five downloads worth checking out for this week. Who knows, it might be something you find yourself using more often. This week we got a new version of Skype that now has better Facebook integration, new Microsoft keyboard/mouse drivers, a new beta of Mozilla Thunderbird, and some security tools.

Skype 5.5 for Windows – The Skype 5.5 for Windows update comes with a deeper Facebook integration. Without having to leave Skype, you can check out when your Facebook friends are online and instant message with them from the new Facebook Contacts Tab (located in between the Skype and Recent Contacts tabs). You can also view and update your Facebook status and even view comments or ‘like’ posts from your Facebook Wall, directly from Skype Home.

Microsoft IntelliPoint & IntelliType Pro 8.20.468.0 – IntelliPoint software enables you to customize the unique features of your Microsoft mouse. IntelliType is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsoft’s series of computer keyboards.

Thunderbird 6.0 Beta 3 – A free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

July 2011 Microsoft Security Release ISO Image – This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on July 12, 2011. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Spybot-Search & Destroy 2.0.5 BETA 3 – Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

If you have anything negative or positive to say about any of these programs, let us know your feedback in the comments below!

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