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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