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The Softonic Minute: Windows 8.1, BlackBerry Messenger, Minecraft and Firefox

The Softonic Minute: Windows 8.1, BlackBerry Messenger, Minecraft and Firefox

Minecraft confirmed, Windows 8.1 for download and Blackberry Messenger for iOS and Android, in The Softonic Minute.

Here’s your Friday dose of this week’s top news in the world of software.


Firefox 22 still won’t block cookies. For cookie blocking, we’re going to have to wait for version 24. For the moment, advertisers will continue to see exactly what you’ve been up to online. So what IS new in this version? A big performance boost thanks to Javascript and WebRTC improvements. You’ll also be able to modify video and audio playing speed. .

BlackBerry Messenger nearly ready for Android and iPhone. But be careful! A malicious application is imitating the official one, with up to 100,000 users mistakenly installing it. It seems that Google Play’s controls have failed once more. You can sign up to be one of the 1st to try the real app and avoid the false one.

Minecraft 1.6 confirmed for July 1st.The pre-release is already ready, while the main release has been confirmed for July 1st. There are loads of new additions – horses, mules, clay, haybales and coal blocks, to name just a few. The popular construction game is being updated after selling more than 11 million copies for PC and creating versions for almost all devices. The latest? The xBox One.

You can now download Windows 8.1 .The first version is already available to install. That said, it’s not for everyone – you must check you meet the requirements before you can begin to enjoy updated multitasking, the return of the start button, improved personalization and other changes.

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