Thursday, September 4, 2008

Automatically hide your text messages

MumSMS+ for S60 provides powerful, confidential and whole protection for your mobile phone messages, not only the SMSs, but also MMSs, even if E-Mail, Bluetooth/Infrared messages, and other unknown-type messages!
Have you ever had the bad experience that your confidential SMS/MMS was seen by unwanted eyes? Are you still worring about keeping you secret SMS/MMS in your mobile phone? Stop all your anxieties now!

MumSMS+ is a smart software which offers you an easy way to protect your private and confidential messages in your mobile phone. All your sensitive SMS/MMS including sent and received messages can be hidden automatically by choosing a proper profile. All your hidden messages are kept in good order and can be read only with right password.
MumSMS+ feature Summary:
1. A new, powerful, secure and easy-to-use messages managing UI(user interface).
2. Protect (Hide) received messages(SMS/MMS) automatically if user defined.
3. Protect (Hide) sent messages(SMS/MMS) automatically if user defined.
4. Protect (Hide) messages(SMS/MMS) in the draft folder automatically if user defined.
5. Supported Hide/Show message of any folder by handy choice in message manager.
6. Unlimited number of user-defined profiles which can be switched at will.
7. Supported two type of profiles: black lists (hide all message on list) and white lists (hide all messages except what are on the list)
8. Any telephone no./contact person/prefix of telephone no. can be added added to the list of profiles.
And much more...
Keep your private messages private with MumSMS.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

PC BACKUP PRO 8.0 - The Most Complete and Easiest Way to Safely Backup Critical Data

Everybody knows that it is smart to backup important files. With Migo PC Backup, Migo Software's smart and powerful backup software, protection is easy to setup so that your backups happen automatically.

Migo PC BackUp takes the hassle out of making backups, so that you won't have to remember when to do it, or struggle to replace a missing or damaged file. You just select your options and the frequency it backs up, and are rest assured that your valuable files are protected. Migo PC BackUp is the ideal solution for securing your photo memories, family movies, and important documents.

Product Benefits at a Glance
1. Comprehensive system backup and disaster recovery software
2. Perfect for desktop, laptop and network backup at your home or small business
3. Backup to Hard Drives, CD-R/RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, USB Drives, Tape Drives, and more
Built in scheduler makes setting up automatic backups quick and easy
4. Wizards provide simple step-by-step instructions to backup an entire system or just a few files
5. Backup entire system, selected files or folders, or just "new and changed" files
Spans backups across multiple pieces of media and use compression to consume less backup media
6. Powerful Disaster Recovery enables the recovery of applications and operating system in the event of hard drive failure

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ability Office Home Edition

Create and edit your documents without having Microsoft Office installed. Low cost alternative to MS Office with compatibility for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Paint. Each module provides transparency with MS module such that it can read and save .doc, and .xls formats.

Graphics module is superior to MS Paint and is more like Adobe’s Photshop. Each product comes with 2 licenses for Personal use (allows installation on a Desktop and a Laptop). Free and unlimited email support. Ability Office products have a small footprint and use a minimum amount of computer resources.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Passcape Outlook Express Password Recovery

Passcape Outlook Express Password Recovery is a comprehensive solution for recovering all types of Outlook Express saved passwords: SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NNTP, HTTPMAIL, LDAP- Identity passwords.


- An easy and user-friendly wizard interface;- Preventing an unauthorized program execution;

- Recovering Outlook passwords containing non-english characters;- Export passwords to text, HTML or Excel file;

- All passwords are recovered instantly.You can choose between two recovery modes: automatic (decrypt passwords of the current user account) and manual (decrypt passwords directly from Windows registry files). All Outlook Express account passwords are stored in Windows registry. But after Windows re-installation all your passwords may be lost. POEPR can help you to recover these passwords directly from the registry file of your old account.

For more information please visit Passcape home page

Monday, August 4, 2008


Microsoft Windows Vista introduced a new standard dialog box, called task dialog, to present choices in a clear and consistent way, with a standardized look and layout to replace the old message box which has often been used to create dialog boxes that are difficult to understand and use.

There are no standard classes in .NET framework to work with task dialogs and also there’s no alternative what to do when an application is run on operating system other than Windows Vista. The TaskDialog.NET component provides classes. NET developers can use to add Vista-style task dialogs to their .NET applications that will work on any platform supported by the .NET Framework. Developers simply use TaskDialog class in their code to construct task dialogs as needed and when showing the task dialog the TaskDialog.NET will either use native task dialog API if available (on Windows Vista) or use standard .NET classes to construct identical task dialog on other operating systems.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

KingSoft Internet Security 9 Subscription free for 180 Days

Kingsoft Internet Security 9 is a anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall all-in-one security protection and detection system tools for Windows Vista and Windows XP PC. Like Rising AntiVirus, Kingsoft Internet Security 9 is another product from Chinese company, which also develops Kingsoft Office.
Kingsoft Internet Security 9 suite has already been accredited by VB100 and Checkmark, which proven the application’s ability to provide protection and removal of malicious threats. It’s popularly known as DuBa in China, with latest version called Kingsoft (DuBa) Internet Security 2008. DuBa has been available in China and Japan for a while, but only recently the English version is made available to the world at large, and is named as KIS 9 (not Kaspersky Internet Security though).

Kingsoft Internet Security 9 features multiple scanning engines for viruses, malware, spyware, Trojans, worms and rootkits, viral signature delivery, boot clean, and realtime file safety checks against whitelists in Trusted Authenticity Servers assist in providing a comprehensive level of virus and spyware detection ensuring system including private information is protected against even the latest Internet threats.

Kingsoft Internet Security 9 is available for free download with generous 180 days or 6 months free unrestricted usage period with unlimited update and support services, without the need for any registration, e-mail submission, product key, serial number or anything else. Just download and install KIS_International_9_Online_ENG_RTM_20080613.EXE.
Kingsoft Internet Security 9 supports Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98, Me, and it’s small in size and will not slow down PC, for those who think that most modern anti-virus software is bloated and consumed too much system resources.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Digg partners with Facebook to “connect” users

Facebook announced a new Connect feature, This feature will allow anyone who currently uses Facebook to seamlessly become a Digg user and start sharing and Digging stuff right away.

With this new feature, when you are prompted to log onto Digg, you can use your Facebook account information to sign in. Once you Digg a story, Facebook Connect can publish that in your Facebook Mini-Feed. This allows both Facebook and Digg users to more easily share the content they care about with the people they care about.

Facebook Connect is a key step in Digg’s effort to extend the Digg experience across the social graph. Look out for more upcoming features that further our commitment to the openness and transparency of user data and in providing you more control over your data.

by Kevin Rose

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Japanese browser maker takes on IE, Firefox

A Japanese software company is stepping up international promotion of its Web browser in the hope of carving out a 5% share over the next few years of a market dominated by Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The Sleipnir browser is well-known among Japanese technophiles, many of whom value the high level of customization that the browser allows. At the center of this customization is the ability to select either the Trident or Gecko layout engines for each Web site visited. Trident was developed by Microsoft Corp. and is used in Internet Explorer while Gecko is used in Mozilla’s Firefox.
As any user who has changed Web browsers knows, some sites look different or offer different functionality depending on the browser in use. By clicking a small button in the bottom left of the browser and switching between Trident and Gecko, users can choose the best one for the particular site.
Fenrir Inc., which is based in Osaka, began development of the browser in 2005 and has been offering an English version alongside its main Japanese version for sometime but decided to step up promotion overseas after noticing demand rising for the browser from international users, said Yasuhiro Miki, director of Fenrir’s overseas marketing division.
“We’d like to focus on advanced users,” he said.
In the next couple of years, Fenrir hopes to dramatically grow its user base from the current roughly 100,000 users to around 17 million, Miki said. That corresponds to about 5% of the English-speaking Web user base, he said.
In Japan, the browser has a 9% market share, according to Fenrir. No independent data to verify that claim is available, but a recent survey of 3,003 computer programmers published by Nikkei ITpro put Sleipnir’s share at 6% among that group.
Initially, the focus is on the English-speaking market, but Fenrir has plans to look at other language versions, including Spanish and French.

Source From : Computerworld

Monday, July 21, 2008

Outlook attachment remover frees up inbox disk space

Windows only with Outlook: Sick of bumping up against your employer’s tiny Exchange server space limit? The Outlook Attachment Remover can detach all those huge images and documents your co-workers insist on emailing around and free up space by offloading them to your hard drive.
The Attachment Remover is a free Outlook add-in that lets you process a folder of your choosing, and specify which attachment file types and sizes you want to save to your hard drive (like only .PPT’s larger than 100KB, for example.) Great way to reduce disk usage fast without having to manually delete or archive Outlook messages. The Outlook Attachment Remover is freeware for Windows, donations requested.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Top 10 Tips For New Eclipse Users

Need to get up to speed fast with the Eclipse IDE? In this entry, I’m going to share my top 10 list of basic Eclipse tips. These are very simple tips, but I’ve noticed that for some reason many people using Eclipse for the first time end up learning these tips the hard way (through discovery). The following 10 tips should be known by anyone using Eclipse on a day to day basis. In future entries I’ll share some advanced tips - but first the basics.

1 Use Code Assist
Code assist (also known as auto-complete) is the kind of feature that becomes almost completely automatic after a very short time. Most modern IDEs have a similar feature - for instance, Visual Studio calls it Intellisense.
The concept is simple - just press the code assist key combination (by default ctrl-space) and the IDE will either fill in where you’ve started typing or display a menu to allow you to choose an auto-completion from several possibilities.
This is the feature you will use the most in Eclipse. I just noticed that I can type ctrl-space without moving my fingers from the home position at all :).

2 Navigate Through Code By ctrl-Clicking
This is another feature that you stop consciously thinking about once you’ve gotten in the habit. While editing, you can move to a field, method, or class by holding down the ctrl key and clicking on the identifier you’re interested in. This makes navigation dead simple.
When looking through unfamiliar code, this feature is great. If you are wondering what a class is, or what the implementation of a method looks like, it’s as easy as ctrl-clicking it.

3 Quickly Open Classes and Resources by Name
There are two ways to open a class or resource in an editor: the slow way and the fast way :). Don’t use the slow way - there’s no good reason to.
To open a Java class, press ctrl-shift-T. This will display a dialog box that allows you to type in a class name. To open a non-Java resource (a .txt file for instance) use the ctrl-shift-R shortcut. These open boxes support wildcards, partial names, and even camel case names (try typing ctrl-shift-T, AIOOBE to see camel case search in action).
There is hardly ever a reason to use the Package Explorer view to manually pick out a class to open if you know its name.

4 Know the Keyboard Shortcuts
Eclipse has extremely good keyboard shortcut support. Most of the common operations have an associated keyboard shortcut, and learning these keyboard shortcuts is the most effective productivity boost you can give your Eclipse experience.
There are too many keyboard shortcuts to enumerate them all here, and the previous tip already mentioned two of the most useful shortcuts. However, I will list the shortcuts I think are most useful:
ctrl-shift-G: searches for references to a highlighted class, method, field, or variablectrl-shift-F4: closes all open editor windowsctrl-o: outline popup - very useful for quickly jumping to a method in a large classF4: shows the hierarchy viewer for a class (ctrl-T shows similar data in a popup version)ctrl-m: toggle maximize of the current editor or viewctrl-F11: run the last launched configuration
There’s even a keyboard shortcut you can press that will show you all available keyboard shortcuts in the current context: that’s ctrl-shift-L.
It’s worth noting that the keyboard shortcuts can be customized. However, I don’t recommend you do this. It makes pair programming and team collaboration harder because each machine may have a different set of keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts Eclipse ships with are good defaults - I recommend leaving them that way.

5 Set the Heap Size
Eclipse is a large, complex, Java-based IDE. It needs lots of memory to perform well. In fact, if you’re using Eclipse to do daily development, you should configure your machine so that Eclipse can use RAM in preference to any other processes.
When starting Eclipse, you should always specify a large maximum heap size. The default Eclipse uses is far too small for normal use. There are lots of ways to specify this when starting Eclipse (see Google). The easiest way is to use the -vmargs parameter with the Eclipse native launcher executable:
eclipse -vmargs -Xmx1024M
That syntax will work only on Sun’s JVMs, by the way. And, yes, I do give my IDE 1GB of RAM to work with. My development box has 4GBs so I have plenty to spare :).

6 Configure Eclipse To Use a JDK, not a JRE
Eclipse comes with its own Java compiler, so technically you don’t need to install a Java Development Kit (JDK) from Sun to develop Java programs with Eclipse - a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) works just fine.
However, you’re going to want to install a JDK and configure Eclipse to use it. The reason is that this is the easiest way to get the Java source code into your development environment. Doing this will allow you do set browse into and set breakpoints in Java classes, as well as giving you Javadoc support in the IDE for all the standard library classes and methods.
To configure Eclipse to use a JDK, first make sure you’ve installed a JDK on your machine. Then in Eclipse, go to Window -> Preference -> Java -> Installed JREs, and make sure that the default (checked) JRE points to your JDK installation.

7 Use the Eclipse’s Refactoring Support and Code Generation
Eclipse originally became popular because of its support for various kinds of refactoringsof Java classes. These refactorings are still some of the best of any IDE available today.
Many of the refactorings are somewhat hidden and will show up when performing other operations, but you can get started with refactorings by right-clicking in the Package Explorer and looking at the Refactor and Source menus.
Eclipse also has extensive support for code generation. If you’re writing constructors, getters, or setters by hand then learning to use code generation for this will be a huge time saver. Looking at the Source menu mentioned above will get you started with code generation.

8 Use Multiple Workspaces Effectively
Eclipse supports a concept called workspaces. A workspace is a container of projects that has its own set of preferences and metadata. An installation of Eclipse can work with multiple workspaces - you can tell Eclipse which workspace to use when starting up.
Why are multiple workspaces useful? Many developers create an Eclipse workspace for each version of an application, so doing maintenance work and new development don’t conflict. This maps very naturally to branches in a source control system. Multiple workspaces are also good for separating different projects you may be working on at the same time.
The easiest way to specify which workspace Eclipse uses is to use the -data and -showlocation parameters with the launcher:
eclipse -data c:\myworkspace -showlocation
The -data parameter directs Eclipse to use the “c:\myworkspace” directory on the local machine as the workspace directory. The -showlocation parameter shows the workspace location in the Eclipse title bar - very helpful when running multiple Eclipse instances at the same time.
One note - don’t waste time setting your preferences in each workspace you create. Simply use the Import and Export options under the file menu to export preference from one workspace you’ve already set up into new workspaces you create.

9 Use Templates
Eclipse has two different concepts of templates. I’m not going to talk much about Code Templates, which control what generated code looks like. Instead, I’d like to point your attention to Editor Templates, which are a bit like macros.
For instance, open a Java class in an editor, type in “sysout” and press ctrl-space. An editor template automatically expands that to “System.out.println()” and positions your cursor in the right place. This is probably the simplest example of templates, but they can be much more complex than that.
Get comfortable with templates, and learn the template for each piece of boilerplate code like loops, casts, try/catch blocks, etc. You should never have to write these things by hand if you are comfortable with the templates. Even better, you can create your own parameterized templates for commonly used code constructs.

10 Set Type Filters
You can filter the types that Eclipse uses for auto-completion and when searching for classes. For example, there are two classes called List in Java’s standard library - java.util.List and java.awt.List. If you’re not a Swing, developer, you probably don’t care about java.awt.List and almost always want Eclipse to prefer java.util.List. To do this, you can filter out java.awt.List (even better, java.awt.*).
Filters are configured through Window -> Preferences -> Java -> Appearance -> Type Filters. If you’re seeing classes show up at the top of your search you know you’re not interested in, filter them out for faster searching.

Monday, July 14, 2008

CrossLoop -free software for simple and secure screen sharing

CrossLoop is a secure screen sharing utility designed for people of all technical skill levels. It simplifies the process of securely working with friends located in different physical locations and across different network environments. CrossLoop enables you to see the screen and control the mouse and keyboard on a remote computer. It is as if you are working side by side at the same PC.
You can get up and running with CrossLoop in under 2 minutes. Simply download and install the application and it will automatically configure itself to your network environment.

PC Requirements
CrossLoop requires Windows 2000 or newer, including Vista; 128 MB RAM or greater; 2 MB hard drive space and a broadband internet connection

Sunday, July 13, 2008

iTunes: the award-winning digital-jukebox software

iTunes, is now available for Mac and Windows. The iTunes Music Store offers Windows users the same online music store as Mac users, with the same music catalog, the same personal-use rights, and the same 99-cents-per-song pricing.

With music from all five major music companies and more than 600 independent labels, the iTunes Music Store catalog now offers more than 1,000,000 songs. Features include a free download with no hidden charges for extra features, MP3 and pristine-quality AAC-encoding from audio CDs, smart playlists, more than 250 free Internet radio stations, and the ability to burn custom playlists to CDs and MP3 CDs, to burn content to DVDs to back up an entire music collection, and to share music via Rendezvous over any network, cross-platform.Version 7.7 contains support for the App Store. Please note that downloading this program takes you to a third-party Web site.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Clip2Net - The easiest way of publish and file sharing

If you share a lot of files, folders and screenshots with others, take a look at a freeware application called Clip2Net. It lets you select a specific part of your desktop area and it upload to the Internet for free. You will receive a link to the image and code to use for publishing image on your blog, forum, or Web site. Drag your files into the Clip2Net Drop Zone or paste them from your clipboard to upload instantly. Version 0.7.4b has new languages added and additional image tools added.


Clip2Net is all about speed. Historically, for example, when I’ve wanted to publish an image from my screen to the web I’ve reached for an image capture tool such as IrfanView, then I save the file I’ve captured locally, and then I might upload it using a service such as Flickr. Clip2Net anticipates that these steps go together, and eliminates the need for multiple applications.

You don’t have to register to use Clip2Net, but I recommend doing so, because you get more control over what you upload and share if you do. You get access to 500MB of storage space for your files and images if you register, and you can manage what you upload with more precision.

Clip2Net has added access to the PicNik image editing service to its mix, so you get most of the same features that you would expect in a dedicated image editor. You can set hotkeys for automatically, say, capturing your desktop, and you can also capture videos of your screen activity if you want to, say, demonstrate a task to a remote colleague.

Sharing files and folders with others is a drag-and-drop process, and 500MB of storage space is more than you’ll find on many competitive services. However, if you routinely share files that you need to be very secure, I might recommend one of the more security-enhanced online storage solutions, such as’s or XDrive’s.

The best way to get to know how to use Clip2Net is to visit their website available online.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Workrave - kindly alert software

Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Try it out, it is free. Download here :workrave-win32-1.8.5-installer.exe

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

RaimaRadio - Listen to and record radio stations from around the world

RaimaRadio looks quite promising at the beginning, with a nicely designed interface and lots of radio stations to choose from. The problem is that many of them aren't working. I tried as many genres as I could and I always got some unavailable channels. Well, maybe today isn't my lucky day.

As I said before, the program features a nice interface, although it only works at its best when it's maximized. If not, windows and boxes don't resize properly and information overlaps.

On the upside, the program enables you to add your own favourite radio stations (so you'll be sure they'll work) and supports stream recording right to MP3 files.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Zoho Office Suite

The Zoho Office Suite is a web office suite which includes tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, CRM, project management, invoicing and other applications. Being web-native, all Zoho applications are operating system independent.

The applications can be used either to create content or to manipulate files created with other widely distributed office suites. Zoho can read and write file formats used in Microsoft Office,, and other systems. The programs in the suite can be used individually but offer additional integration benefits when used together. The data (document) files can be saved on Zoho’s servers as well as those of several integration partners like or Omnidrive, which allows synchronization back to the local PC.

Although some applications, e.g. Zoho CRM and Zoho Projects, have Pro features available for a fee, Zoho has stated a commitment to maintaining a free tier of entry-level applications. A single registration grants access to all the Zoho products.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

ADrive offers 50GB of free Online Storage & Backup

ADrive gives you up to 50GB of free online storage for all of your files: music, video, photos, documents, and other files.
The process is simple:
Sign Up: Register for a free secured account.
Upload: Once registered simply login and begin uploading your files.
Access: Gain access to your stored files from anywhere you have Internet access, at any time.
Share: Email your shared files to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Key Features:
ADrive is constantly looking for ways to simplify the management of your data-intensive lifestyle.
Avoid the Hassle, Avoid the Hardware.
With ADrive you’ll no longer have to worry about running out of storage space on your local hard drive. You can avoid the hassle of using external storage devices by using ADrive’s online storage and backup service.

Stop Worrying, Protect your Files.
Are you afraid of losing your valuable photos or entire collection of music if you get a virus or your computer crashes? By uploading and storing your files with ADrive, you are protecting your data from outside threats and computer failures.

Access Anywhere at Any Time, Centralized Storage.
Simply login to your ADrive account from any web browser to view, download, or upload your files. ADrive is your secure location for your valuable data.

File Sharing
Don’t worry about emailing large file attachments anymore with ADrive’s file sharing service. Just email your friends, family, and collagues the link to your ADrive shared file.
Complete Folder and Directory Upload *New*With this feature, you can now conveniently drag and drop your whole folders or directories for upload on ADrive.

Easy Search Tool *New*
Having trouble looking for a specific file? Use the search bar to find the exact file without the hassle of looking through each directory.

Remote URL File Transfer *New*
Now you can transfer files from external websites to your ADrive account via remote connection. Once stored in your account, the files will be accessible through the download or share functionality.

International Character Support *New*
Due to the demand and popularity of ADrive across the world, they have implemented the support of international characters in file names making it more convenient for their international users.

Edit Documents Online with Zoho® *New*
Their partnership with Zoho® provides you with another useful service. Without having to open up Word and Excel programs, you can easily edit your documents and spreadsheets on ADrive and save your changes instantly without the need of re-uploading the revised files

Friday, June 27, 2008

WikiMapia - Let’s describe the whole world!

WikiMapia is an online map and satellite imaging resource that combines Google Maps with a wiki system, allowing users to add information (in the form of a note) to any location on Earth.
Created by Alexandre Koriakine and Evgeniy Saveliev, the project was launched on May 24, 2006 and is aiming towards “describing the whole planet Earth”. WikiMapia is unrelated to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation, but the website states that it was “inspired by Wikipedia.”
WikiMapia allows any contributor to add a “Hotspot” to any map by marking out a rectangle (with the maximum length of any one side being 20 kilometers) which is wiki-linked to a note providing information about the locality. The note may be in any of 64 languages currently supported, and may be modified by any contributor, as in a wiki. The link is activated by clicking within the rectangular “Hotspot”.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MSN Virus Cleaner

Is an easy and a fast way to remove MSN worm and virus, just run the Application and it well in Just a few seconds automatically delete unwanted applications for your pc, (Vista users) you may need to have an administrator account to completely remove the MSN Viruses.

Monday, June 23, 2008

ActiveSpeed can make you internet connection run up 375% faster

The popular boosting software, ActiveSpeed, makes your online Internet speed much faster. Save your money by downloading files faster and spending less time online. Download broadband files like MP3s, MPEGS, AVIs, ASFs and other files much quicker.

In fact, your speeds can start to approach those broadband users get who pay up to double the cost of the software each and every month! How does the software work? It simply edits and optimizes many hidden settings in the Windows “registry” database which are usually not setup properly for your connection. The software is guaranteed to speed up and boost your connection, and can be evaluated for up to thirty days absolutely free.

The program works with almost all computers — all you need is a copy of any version of Windows and any Internet connection (28.8, 33.6, 56K modem, DSL, cable, etc.) . All online activities we tested showed vast improvements: chatting, emailing, instant messaging, playing games, downloading files, updating web sites and more.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

QuickSearch64 - Search for a word, sentence or binary code fragment in files/folders/disks

QuickSearch64 is a free software to search for a word, sentence or binary code fragment in files/folders/disks.Easy and powerful interface using “target” tool to save search parameters between sessions.

The search engine was written in highly optimized assembler for very high performance.Written for 64 bits CPU (PowerPC or x86 Intel, and XMM/Altivec)French and English localisation.OS 10.5 or higher.Only for 64 bits CPU: PowerPC or x86 (Intel). This version is the first release on CNET

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Monday, June 16, 2008

JR Split File - Split a large file into smaller files

The File Split function allows you to split a large file into smaller files and create a standard .bat file that can be used to reconstruct a copy of the original file.
This function is useful for breaking large text files into more usable segments or for breaking a file into segments to fit on multiple diskettes.


First select the file you want to split into smaller pieces. Click "!" button to open file selection dialog.

By default, the directory is the current JR Split File installation dir. You can change this by clicking on the "!" button. Do not select a floppy drive because JR Split File won't pause for you to insert disks.

Bytes per file: This is where you select the maximum size of the resulting files. For example, if you have a 4 MB ZIP file that you wish to put on diskette - you may wish to select the 1.44MB option from the size drop-down box. This would split the file into 3 segments and also create the .bat file needed to restore the files to the single original.

Template for splitting files: By default, this is the file name for the file you selected. HOWEVER, since this function uses a DOS based .bat file to reconstruct the split files - it is imperative that the Template file name conforms to DOS file name limitations. You should limit the Template file name to 8 characters with no blank spaces or special characters.

Generate batch file for merging: By default, this option is selected because without the .bat file, there is no way to restore the created segments into a copy of the original - it is recommended you leave the default.

After clicking the OK button - the selected file will be split into the desired directory and file size using a simple numbering system for new file extensions. For example, the split of massive.txt will result in massive.1, massive.2, massive.3, etc. and, of course, the massive.bat file that is used to reconstruct the segments into a copy of the original. All of the file segments and the .bat file must be in the same directory in order for the .bat to be run and function properly.

Download here (size: 168 KB, For Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

AutoEfile - Expedite Tax and accounting solutions

AutoEfile is designed exclusively for Tax Professionals & Accountants to quickly prepare error free Tax Return for their clients. It is designed to automate the process of tax computation and return preparation. It has a unique approach of managing tax data that ensures high level of productivity. Whether it is tax preparation, managing calculations, or entering preparer or client data, AutoEfile 1040 has many exceptional and time saving features that makes it powerful and user-friendly. They have performed extensive market analysis to satisfy the needs of their clients in the tax preparation business.
AutoEfile is the perfect solution even if you are just starting your tax practice or if your business is big and require extensive support and assistance for preparing returns.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Save images in Microsoft Word documents as separate files

You can save all the pictures in a Word document to individual image files using the Save as Web page option (Word 2000, Word 2002/XP, and Word 2003) or by unzipping the .docx file (Word 2007).

For manually adding pictures to a Microsoft Office Word document is a simple process. Saving pictures already embedded in a Word document as separate image files can be a bit more difficult–unless you know these simple tricks.

Imagine the following scenario. Some sent you a Word document loaded with pictures (30 or more). You need the pictures as individual image files, but for some reason the document’s creator can’t send you the images.

Now, you could open the document in Word, select a single image, copy it, paste the image into your favorite image-editing application, and then save the picture. But, this would take too long. You could also create a script or macro to remove copy the images, but again, this is more work than necessary. Following are the simple tricks.

Save as Web page

Using the following steps for Word 2000, Word 2002/XP, or Word 2003:

  1. Open the document in Word.
  2. Click File from the Standard Toolbar.
  3. Click Save As.
  4. Specify your Save in location.
  5. Select Web Page (*.htm; *.html) from the Save as type drop-down menu, as shown in Figure A.
  6. Click Save.


When you save the document as a Web page, Word creates an .htm file and folder containing the embedded images, as shown in Figure B.

Figure B


By default, Word saves supporting files to a subfolder in the same location as the main .htm file. By default, Word saves supporting files to a subfolder in the same location as the main .htm file. You can instruct Word to save the files to the .htm file’s location instead of a folder from the Web Options settings window.

The .htm file contains the document’s text, formatting information, properties, image references, and so forth. Open the .htm file with and HTML editor, and you can see the code Word generates. As I mentioned above, the folder contains the document’s embedded images and a filelist.xml file, as shown in Figure C.

Figure C


If the image has been resized within Word, the folder will contain both the original image and a resized copy. Word will preserve each file’s original format (.jpg, .png, etc.) but will not preserve the image’s original file name. Word renames the files in ascending order starting with the first image in the document. Each original image is immediately followed by the resized copy, if it exists.

Depending on the Web Options settings, Word may automatically create a resized image when you save the file as a Web page. Word may also convert the image to a .gif. For example, if you haven’t told Word to allow .png as a graphics format under Web Options and you insert a .png file into your document, the supporting-files folder will contain both the original image file and a resized, reformatted .gif copy.

You can now copy the file(s) to another location.

Unzipping a .docx file

With Word 2007, Microsoft introduced the XML-based .docx file format. The new format is essentially a ZIP container, which contains a series of XML files and any embedded images. To access the embedded images in a .docx file, use the following steps:

  1. If it’s not already a .docx file, Open the file in Word 2007 and save the file as a Word Document (*.docx).
  2. Change the file extension on the original file from .docx to .zip, as shown in Figure D.

Figure D


  1. Open the file using a ZIP application. The image files should be listed at the top of the file list, as shown in Figure E.

Figure E


You can now copy the file(s) to another location.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Send large email attachments with Docstoc Oneclick


Docstoc OneClick is an easy way to e-mail large documents, without attaching files. Instead of emailing files as attachments, you can send large documents as links to all of your contacts. The documents can be viewed and downloaded from Docstoc, allowing you to send large files with ease and confidence of receipt. With OneClick, simply right click any large document(s) to instantly send files to any of your contacts via email.Both sharing and viewing Docstoc OneClick documents require registration for a free account at Docstoc.

Right now Docstoc OneClick is Windows only, but a Mac version is coming soon. There doesn’t seem to be a way to configure OneClick to work with a web-based email service like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail. So when it launches an email Windows, it will load up whatever Windows thinks is your default email application, which might be Outlook, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird.

Docstoc OneClick doesn’t work with all file types, just documents like Word, Excel, or PDF files. You cannot upload media files. File transfer service YouSendIt offers a similar application, but without the limitations on file types, and with a higher file size limit. But the advantage to using Docstoc is that users can view documents without downloading them.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

IE8 Beta 2 coming in Auguest

Bill Gates gave his last talk, appropriately, to developers at TechEd. In his speach he talked about Internet Explorer, and how IE 8 will have an update in a couple of months:

“Gates also highlighted Microsoft’s flagship Web technology, the Internet Explorer (IE) browser, which has been an asset and a curse for the company over the years. While it allowed Microsoft to secure its dominant position in Web-browsing technology, it also triggered Microsoft’s U.S. antitrust woes, something that haunts the company to this day. IE also has taken a hit in the past several years as Mozilla Firefox, an open-source browser, has gained a loyal following, forcing Microsoft to step up development and make its own product more innovative.

Gates revealed that beta 2 of the next version of IE, IE 8, will be available in August. He also stumped for what has been his pet interest during his years at Microsoft — natural human-interface technology that allows people to interact with computers in ways similar to how they interact with each other. Last week, Microsoft revealed that the next version of Windows, Windows 7, will include touchscreen technology, a fact he mentioned in his talked.”

Monday, June 9, 2008

Skamu - Free Music Myspace Icons

To use the free Music Myspace Icons from skamu: Copy the HTML code from below the icon image and paste the code on your blog, MySpace, Friendster, Hi5, MyEeos, Xanga, Piczo, Orkut, Multiply, TagWorld or other social networking profile page. You can also post the Music icon code as a MySpace comment.

Example shown as below: - The only place for Myspace icons, Orkut avatars, and profile codes

Friday, June 6, 2008

ICONlook ; icon search engine

When it comes to tracking down some icons for a project -- nothing real fancy, and preferably under some kind of open license -- image searching on Google doesn't always do the trick. ICONLook is a search site that you can try instead: it's specifically for icons, and it has some useful features that make it worth a peek if you're in a pinch. These are generally OS-type icons, for stuff like apps, documents and search buttons, so don't get your hopes up for anything too fanciful. Heck, we couldn't even find anything as wild and crazy as a cat icon on ICONLook.
Selection is not ICONLook's strong point. Even within the categories it's designed for, there's not a lot of variety. On the plus side, many of the icons are available in a number of different sizes, and there are links to the source and the license for each one. This puts to rest any worries that this might be some kind of hack job, or the work of nefarious icon pirates. Instead, what you get is a legitimate, middle of the road selection of licensed icons that will hopefully expand to become more useful.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Got new layer for news in Google Earth

Google earth has a new layer: Google News. Writing on the Google LatLong blog, Brandon Badger, Product Manager said, “By spatially locating the Google News’ constantly updating index of stories from more than 4,500 news sources, Google Earth now shows an ever-changing world of human activity as chronicled by reporters worldwide.”

The Google News layer can be activated through the “Layers” menu on the left-hand side of Google Earth. Expand the “Gallery” mode and select “Google News.” Then browse the world for the latest goings on.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Download Free AntiVirus : Avira AntiVir Personal

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to home-users only. Avira offers: Extensive Malware Recognition of viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, worms, etc.

Automatic incremental updates of antivirus signatures, engine and entire software. Permanent virus protection, with Virus Guard real time monitoring. Install and configuration in just a couple of steps. Virus protection against known and unknown threats, using an advanced heuristic system. Scheduler where you can set the scanner to make automatic virus scans or updates on your system. Forum and phone support, Knowledge Base with virus descriptions available on web site. Vista Support. Rootkit Detection and Removal. Version 8 adds an enhanced interface, a modularized AV-search engine for improved scan performance, an integrated failsafe security system, and SMTP support for AntiVir MailGuard.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

All in one PDF Writer/Reader 2008 is free for download

1. View, Modify and Create your PDF filesbox.png
The new Professional PDF Writer/Reader software will enable you to create, view, modify and control all your PDF files. It is a very powerful software that allows you to create any PDF document in a very secure manner. This new version is 50% faster than the previous one.

2. Greater & recognized features for professional or home users
PDF Writer/Reader has throughout the years proven itself by developing some of the most efficient software used across the world. The PDF acronym stands for Portable Document Format, which is a file format created by Adobe Inc. Its innovation allows any user to control all kind of PDF documents.

3. Fixed-layout format independently from the operating system
PDF enables you to open, display and print any PDF file created on any platform (Windows, Linux, Macintosh)

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Monday, May 26, 2008

AnyDVD - Decoding CSS and removals of regional protection from any DVD disk

The program is used for decoding CSS and removals of regional protection from any DVD disk in any DVD-ROM device.
"How about immediate DVD video viewing on a computer with DVD-ROM which regional code mismatches it DVD, not copying it on a hard disk the whole hour, using special decoding utilities?”
AnyDVD will find out this discrepancy and will automatically remove protection. It will borrow only pair seconds.
Start the program for record DVD and load a disk which you wish to copy. It is not necessary to copy preliminary it on a hard disk. All is already cracked! During copying on DVD±RW, AnyDVD will decipher the protected data “hurriedly”. As a result you receive not protected backup copy of yours DVD disk.

You can download AnyDVD here

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Atalasoft EyeBatch - a powerful and intuitive batch image processor

Atalasoft EyeBatch is a powerful and intuitive batch image processor. Ideal for webmasters, photographers, and other imaging professionals, this tool will automate your image processing by applying image commands to a set of multiple images. A dynamic preview image will show file size, dimensions, and bit depth of both the source and destination image, including effects due to changing color depth or lossy JPEG compression. EyeBatch offers a suite of over 50 imaging functions that can be used to achieve complex effects and image enhancements.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Microsoft has released free Windows Server 2008 Trial Version for 240 days

Microsoft has released this software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server® 2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.

If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008.

If you wish to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.

Register for a Guided Evaluation Experience

IT Professionals Register on TechNet Evaluation Center to receive Windows Server 2008 resources specifically selected for IT Professionals.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Free Ebook - "Photoshop Anthology" is free for download for 30 days

The complete PDF of Corrie Haffly’s book “The Photoshop Anthology” is available tofree-pdf.jpg download for free for 30 days. The book teaches Photoshop for web design, and contains 101 problems and solutions.

free-pdf.jpgHere’s the details to download your free copy of the book “The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques.”

You can download a high-res copy of the book in PDF format here:
File Size: 64Mb

Or for the bandwidth conscious, here’s the link for a low-res copy:
File Size: 23Mb

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Maxthon Browser - Seize the Web

Maxthon Browser is a powerful tabbed browser built for all users. Besides basic browsing functionality, Maxthon Browser provides a rich set of features to improve your surfing experience.

It is a new search engine which has been downloaded more than 147 million times and is one of the few browsers to have mouse gestures as a standard feature. Users can hold the right mouse button and use a variety of motions to emulate clicking navigation buttons. It’s also got a built-in RSS reader and a screen-capture utility. Its development started when the creator, fed up with the lack of customization in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, decided to make his own browser.
While Maxthon doesn’t show up as a major contender in most market share reports, it’s worth noting it’s the second-most popular browser in China and holds 30 percent of the market there as of late April 2008.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system (MCE)

MCE provides DVR and other multimedia features wrapped in an attractive 10-foot interface. Armed with a couch and a remote, you can record TV shows, pause live TV, view photo slideshows, listen to your music collection, tune in FM radio stations, and so on.

With these seven plugs-ins, most of which are free, you can trick out your MCE PC like never before.

MCE Customizer 2005 (Free)

Designed specifically for MCE 2005, MCE Customizer lets you tweak the OS to your heart's content. You can change the skip-forward and skip-back intervals; raise or lower TV-recording "padding"; choose different file names for recordings; hide or show Start Menu items; adjust the schedule for program-guide downloads; and much more.

Regular visitors to My MSN or My Yahoo know all about portals: They're sites that aggregate personalized news, weather, RSS feeds, and other information. MCE Portal brings this idea to MCE, giving you all that plus games, movie times, restaurant listings, even a daily horoscope. You have to use the developer's web site to add RSS feeds—kind of a hassle—but otherwise this is pure portal gold.

Forgot to set up a recording before you left on vacation? No problem: Just head to any web-connected PC. With MSN Remote Record, you can schedule recordings from just about anywhere. You'll need a .NET Passport account, which you can get free if you don't already have one. Then head to your Media Center's Online Spotlight section and select MSN Remote Record Service. Follow the instructions to configure everything. When all that's done, find another PC and surf to MSN TV. Sign in and you'll be able to schedule recordings. I've even seen people do this from a Pocket PC!

mceWeather (Free)

Sure, you could just stick your head out the window, but then you'd have to get off the couch. Christoph Buenger's mceWeather adds real-time weather data to the MCE interface. Just install the plug-in, navigate to the More Programs screen, and select Weather. After you choose your city and preferences, you'll be able to view the current weather conditions (temperature, humidity, UV index, and so on), a 10-day forecast, and even satellite images.

My Movies 2 (Free)

Every time you insert a DVD movie, My Movies 2 indexes it. It downloads a description, cover art, actor info, MPAA rating, and all that good stuff. But even better than that, the plug-in can automatically rip movies to your hard drive (though you need a decrypter like AnyDVD or DVD43). This is outstanding for my kids, as they can pick any movie to watch just by sifting through the covers—and never actually have to touch (or scratch beyond repair) a DVD. Anyone who appreciated Adam's recent DVD-ripping tutorial will appreciate this MCE alternative.

TVTonic (Free)

With TVTonic, you can subscribe to nearly any video podcast. The plug-in comes with a wealth of preprogrammed "channels" to get you started, including some exclusive content. CartoonCow, for instance, plays classic cartoons, while AP-associated The News provides full-screen news clips.It's free!

Yougle (Free)

Yougle brings not only YouTube videos to the couch, but also Google Video, Grouper, and DivX Stage 6. It is free, try it out!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Make your phone call you at a particular time

Have you ever asked your coworker or your friend to call you to help you escape an interminable meeting or end a bad date? Now a simple website- phonemyphone can do a favor for you, what you need is just enter your own phone number to the site, and choose a date and time.
The site will then ring you (for free) at the time you specify. You could also have it call you immediately, which could be useful if you want to find your cell phone and don’t have another phone handy, as killerstartups points out.

Sounds deviously useful, and when I tried it just now. The message showed :”can’t call! Calls between 10PM and 6AM PST (1AM and 9AM EST) are disabled. Please email David if you would like a paid account that removes these restrictions”.

After i changed the timer to make another try, The message showed :”Can’t call! Invalid phone number. We can only call valid US phone numbers”. You’re in luck if you are in US.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Free SMS In Malaysia

txtbuddies is an ad sponsored SMS messaging application that works from within any Internet Browser.
txtbuddies only allows you to send to other txtbuddies subscribers. The community messaging approach means that only subscribers who have validated their mobile number during registration can use this service. And as the number of the Sender always appears at the top of each message, you’ll know exactly who is sending the TXT.

txtbuddies partnered with select sponsors in a number of world regions. Each message you send is appended with an ‘ad tag’ from their sponsors. txtbuddies will not deliver a FREE TXT message unless there is an ‘ad sponsor’ in your region.

Alternatively, elect to purchase SMS credits. These will cover the delivery cost of your message to a non ad-sponsored region. For more details, view the coverage page for the latest summary of FREE ‘ad sponsored’ regions and associated SMS delivery costs.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

SMSOfficer: Send SMS from Outlook to your hand phone

SMSOfficer is a plug-in for Outlook, you can send and receive text messages from your desktop e-mail to cell phones. The service works with any cell phone carrier (but only with Outlook e-mail). The first 10 texts are free, and then it costs $20 for the next 250.
  • MS Outlook 2007 has a built-in feature which allows users to send SMS messages from their Outlook application. SMSOfficer service provides the connection.
  • SMSOfficer service is based on the new OMS interface (Outlook Mobile Service) provided by Microsoft.
  • SMSOfficer leverages the internet connectivity to send SMS messages via the SMSOfficer server and by this to offer very attractive SMS bulk pricing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Free Genuine 6 Months Key For Bit Defender

Sign up for a free genuine 6 month key for BitDefender Internet Total Security (or any other BitDefender product) here! Just type in a name, a last name, and your email. This software retails for $59.95 for a year key. You can download the software here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Orbit Downloader - Download Social Music, Video & More…

Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as video/music/streaming media from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare, support RTMP. And to make general downloading easier and faster.

Orbit YouTube downloader is free and can download youtube easily with great speed. Orbit Downloader is not only a YouTube Downloader but a social video and music downloader. It can be used to download social video and music like YouTube, Dailymotion, Myspace, Pandora...etc.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sony Ericsson brings Flash, Java together for phones

Sony Ericsson wants mobile software developers to have the best of both worlds.
Next week at JavaOne, the company plans to demonstrate its Project Capuchin, which will allow software developers to create applications for mobile phones that can use pieces of both Java ME and Adobe Systems’ Flash Lite to create their applications. The company plans to release a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) and a software development kit in the second half of this year to bring the two different mobile development styles together.

For example, Java developers could decide to use the richer user interface technology found in Flash Lite, said Ulf Wretling, general manager, head of developer program and communications for Sony Ericsson. Or maybe a developer wants to use Java’s three-dimensional graphics for a mobile game but would prefer to use Flash Lite for menus, he said.
The problem with this kind of project is that while it creates a “bridge” between the two technologies, as Wretling put it, it also pulls developers away from the current road map for both Java and Flash Lite. The difference here is that developers will still be able to create regular Java or Flash applications using this set of APIs, just mixing and matching technology from the other camp as needed.
This technology will be used on the mass-market mobile phone, not the smartphone category with more sophisticated operating systems. Sony Ericsson phones will arrive in the second half of the year with this technology, but the company plans to release the software development kit before the phones arrive.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WinMerge - It is in particular useful for comparing source codes

WinMerge is a visual text comparison application, that allows you to see the highlighted differences between 2 text based files. It is in particular useful for comparing source codes, and offers optional support for Visual SourceSafe syntax highlighting, customizable highlight colors and more. The program allows you to go through all found differences and then merge each instance by either replacing them on the right or the left side.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Comodo Firewall Pro

Comodo Firewall Pro Secure your system against internal attacks such as Trojan viruses malicious software and external attacks by hackers. With a user friendly single click interface you can allow or block access to the Internet offering complete immunity to attacks and total protection of your personal information.

Real time traffic monitoring enables you to react instantly to threats and identify bandwidth bottlenecks. Silent Security Technology means no needless alerts with out of the box protection against hackers, Trojans and other unknown threats. Comodo Firewall Pro is the powerful and effective, easy to manage barrier that keeps hackers out and personal information in. Comodo Firewall Pro helps you connect in a secure way to the internet and global networks. Total peace of mind is FREE

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Free online PDF conversion

Web site PDF Online lets you convert a bevy of document types to PDF online, sending the resulting PDF to your email address as an attachment.

While PDF Online doesn't convert everything, it does handle a lot of file types (see screenshot), and might come in handy if you need a quick PDF on-the-go. In fact, even if you "Print to PDF" a lot on your desktop, PDF Online might be a nice tool to keep in mind, especially if you email the file to yourself anyway.

Supported Formats:
-MS Word (DOC) -MS Publisher (PUB) JPG, PNG
-MS Word (RTF) -MS Excel (XLS) BMP, TIFF
-MS PowerPoint (PPT) -HTML (MHT) WMF, EMF, GIF
-MS PowerPoint (PPS) -Text (TXT)

Step 1:
Select a document or image to convert to PDF
Step 2:
Key in output file name
Step 3:
Key in your email address, Your PDF will be sent to your Email Address

Monday, April 21, 2008

Meebo - all your IM accounts in one place

Meebo is a website for instant messaging from absolutely anywhere. Whether you’re at home, on campus, at work, or traveling foreign lands, hop over to on any computer to access all of your buddies (on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, and Jabber) and chat with them, no downloads or installs required, for free!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mini Projector - Enhance your quality for life

Do you love to watch movies or TV programs through a small or big screen? For me, I prefer big screen compare to the small one. But most of us, do not like to buy the big screen laptop or monitor just because for this purpose. It is really hard for us to carry the big screen laptop with us. But anyhow, by owning a small projector as shown as above, it will solve the problems that we meet.

A really mini projector allows us to watch movies or TV episodes stored on our SD (Secure Digital) memory card on a bigger screen. It is a newly unveiled Micro SD Card Projector.

It has a slot in the back that accepts a SD card. (165mm long x 105mm wide)’s mini projector could project the video at up to 1,015 x 850mm in size. It could view slideshows and listen to MP3 files as well. There will be no cables trailing all over the place as the mini projector is a standalone unit that simply uses four AA batteries to operate.

For those who are interested, could own this mini projector with just amounted around USD 197 or MYR 650 through online purchase. Get it here

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A free social networking - Twitter

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. It is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sun pushed out a "near final" version of MySQL 5.1

Sun Microsystems pushed out a "near final" version of MySQL 5.1 on Tuesday, but is holding back the production release of the open-source database until it irons out some remaining bugs, officials said Tuesday.

Sun wants to avoid issuing another buggy release of the database, which is what happened when MySQL, which Sun acquired in January, released MySQL 5.0 two years ago, said Marten Mickos, the former CEO of MySQL who is now a senior vice president at Sun.
"When we released MySQL 5.0 it didn't really meet our quality standards," he said Tuesday at the start of the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California. "With 5.1 we are being much more conservative, much harder on ourselves."
Sun made a "release candidate" of the software available for download on Tuesday. Mickos said it will release the production version by the end of June, or about three months later than planned.
This marks the first MySQL conference since Sun acquired the company in January. MySQL had been planning an initial public offering before Mickos decided to accept Sun's US$1 billion acquisition offer at a dinner with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz last November.
Mickos showed a photo on Tuesday of himself and two other MySQL executives, taken on the beach at sunset in Santa Cruz, California, standing around a fire and ceremoniously burning the IPO documents that they never used.
"We took all those bankers' documents and our stock ticker symbol and everything else and we burned it," he said. "It was a sad moment, but also a moment of leaving things behind" and accepting the company's future as part of Sun.
Sun says the deal makes sense because it will be able to bring its vast sales, engineering and support resources to MySQL. Sun has about 32,000 employees worldwide and MySQL had only 400. Sun also hopes the deal will open new doors for it to sell its server hardware and other products.
Mickos and Schwartz, who also spoke here, sought to emphasize the synergies between the companies. Schwartz said he has been a champion of open-source software since he took over as CEO two years ago last week.
"The number one thing we are working on with Sun now is performance and scale," Mickos said. "We are known as one of the fastest databases, but all our big customers tell us they want more scale."
MySQL already has some very large customers, including Amazon and Google. But such customers typically modify the open-source software to support their large-scale Web applications.
Sun's goal is to add better scale and performance to the official, supported releases of MySQL, and to better support traditional back-end applications where IBM, Oracle and Microsoft are the dominant vendors.
My SQL 5.1 adds some of those capabilities, including table and index partitioning, which will improve query response times; and row-based replication, for faster and more reliable replication. The update also includes an event scheduler that lets administrators automate common SQL tasks.
The release candidate issued Tuesday is not recommended for production use unless a customer needs the new features right away, Mickos said. He said the delay in the release was not related to Sun's acquisition. The release candidate already has fewer bugs than there were in the production release of MySQL 5.0, he said.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Woopra- a live analytics tool

Woopra is the world's most comprehensive, information rich, easy to use, real-time Web tracking and analysis application. And it's free! It provides exciting, LIVE data about your visitors as they explore your site. Web site stats might be interesting to those of us who have Web sites, but Woopra makes stats addictive and quite frankly, entertaining. It’s sticky, and if you own a Web site, you’re going to want to have it running on a screen, the same way a day trader keeps a stock ticker and CNBC running non-stop.

Woopra is available to Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux users as a “limited” beta at the moment. And only system requirement absolutely vital to the application’s operation is Java SE 1.6. As a commenter on GeekBrief’s post on the launch noted, some Mac users may not have the latest Java install. Version 1.6 can be found at this page.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Internet Explorer Mobile

Enjoy a rich Web experience with Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile.
Check traffic reports, confirm facts, see what the competition is up to, and check your Web-based e-mail.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile lets you browse the Web online or download pages to read while you’re offline. Whichever you choose, it’s been optimized for fast or slow connections, meaning you can choose between graphic-heavy pages if you have a fast enough connection, or text-only pages if you’re on a slower connection.

Either connection will help you make a quick decision.