Archive for April, 2006

April 30th, 2006 by Keith

Skype 2.0.0.103 for Windows

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows

Skype

With Skype reaching over 100 million users, and continue rising in the number of registered users, it has become part and parcel in the life of most VoIP (Voice over IP) users. Basically, Skype is a free telephony communication device over the Internet, allowing users to make free calls between computers, and also from computer to telephone at a much reduced rate.

The latest version of Skype 2.0.0.103 for Windows has been released. While most of you must have already updated to this version, others have not.

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April 29th, 2006 by Keith

getFolks 0.11 – GMail Contacts on your Ipods

Posted in Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

getFolks

If you have been using getCals, Johnny Matthews have developed a sister application to go along with it.

getFolks 0.11 converts the exported contacts list from Gmail and copies them to your iPod, in vcf files.

Unfortunately, there is no quick link to the Gmail contact export like there is with the Google Calendar, but with a few clicks users can update your iPod’s contacts.

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April 29th, 2006 by Keith

ajaxTunes – Web-based AJAX Media Player

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

ajaxTunes

ajaxTunes is a web-based music player that lets you play high-quality streaming music directly from the Internet on any computer. Harnassing the power of AJAX programming, users can try out ajaxTunes here with a demo account.

Alternatively, users can create and register their own music locker and choose from over 40,000 songs to create their own personal playlists.

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April 29th, 2006 by Keith

ajaxXLS 0.5 – Microsoft Excel Viewer

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

ajaxXLS

Ajax13 has produced yet another online ajax application, known as ajaxXLS. Some of the previous ajax applications include ajaxWrite, ajaxSketch and eyeSpot. ajaxXLS 0.5 is a simple web-based Microsoft Excel spreadsheet viewer, with its interface made in a way that the look a feel of it is almost identical to that of Microsoft Excel.

Any .xls file can be opened with a click in a few seconds. With AJAX programming, it allows you to interact and enjoy the power of ajaxXLS without any compromise of performance.

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April 29th, 2006 by Keith

Digg Notifier 1.0 for Firefox

Posted in Web Apps, Windows

If you are constantly checking into Digg website every now and then, and also if you are a Firefox lover, this is one extension you won’t want to miss.

As the name suggests, Digg Notifier 1.0 notifies you the moment a new story appears on the front page of Digg.com website.

Note that, if you have just installed it, you may have to wait a few minutes for the extension to synchronise with the website, and update you with the latest post. The extension can be downloaded here.

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April 29th, 2006 by Keith

Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Edubuntu 6.06 LTS Beta 2

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News

Ubuntu

Just one week after the release of Ubuntu 6.06 Beta 1, the developers have released Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu 6.06 LTS Beta 2.

The change log since the previous release of Ubuntu Beta 1 is:

  • If the Desktop CD installer crashes, a signal handling issue in Beta 1 meant that it was possible for its subprocesses to run wild, which was reported to damage partition tables in some cases. This has been corrected.
  • A number of crashes in the Desktop CD installer have been fixed, including a keyboard selector crash when a country without a default keyboard was chosen, a ubuntu crash on entering a non-ASCII name, a language selector crash when choosing certain languages, and a Kubuntu crash in partitioning for certain languages. If the installer still crashes, it will now try to provide useful information that we can use to fix the problem, so please use this release in preference to any earlier one.
  • Atheros wireless network cards are now usable after installation.
  • Installation to ReiserFS filesystems should now work.

In addition, the stability of this release has been enhanced after a week’s of hard work development.

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April 28th, 2006 by Keith

KisMAC 0.21a – Wireless Network Detector for Macintosh

Posted in Mac OS, Utilities

KisMAC

As much as NetStumbler is for Windows, KisMac is for Macintosh. Basically, KisMAC is a free wireless networking application for Mac OS X that detects the presence of wireless access points within the vincinity. Unlike some other applications, it has the ability to run completely invisble and send no probe requests, making it very useful in stealth mode.

Several third party PCMCIA or PCCards with Orinoco and Prism II chipsets and Cisco Aironet cards are supported by KisMAC. The original Airport cards are also supported, except that for the newer Airport Extreme Cards, there is only very limited active mode.

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April 27th, 2006 by Keith

BitComet 0.66

Posted in Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

BitComet

The latest version of BitComet 0.66 is released today on April 27, 2006. BitComet is a client software that uses BitTorrent technology to share files of large sizes. It is a Peer-to-Peer file-sharing software, designed to handle high-speed distribution of large file size.

Unlike most BitTorrent client applications, it is a powerful, yet fast and easy to use. Furthermore, it is totally clean, and free of adware and spyware, commonly present in most file-sharing applications. BitComet can be used to download several files simultaneously, and it also supports queue downloading, fast resime, chatting, speed limits, port mapping and proxy access, etc.

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April 27th, 2006 by Keith

Google SketchUp

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Mac OS, Utilities, Windows

Google SketchUp

Google seems to be extending its arm further to all kind of applications ranging from Mails, to videos, as well as advertising and even online marketing. Well, in the recent news I have read, Google has bought SketchUp, renaming it to Google SketchUp.

Google SketchUp is a simple 3D modeling software program. Users can experience the modelling of 3D models of any objects even with a few functional tools in the software. The design is done with great precision and accuracy. As it is part of Google, users can easily place their finalised model in Google Earth, and sharing them with other users by posting them to the 3D Warehouse.

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April 25th, 2006 by Keith

Puma 0.3.1 – New Media Player on the Block

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

Puma

No, it does not belong to the cat family. The Puma that I am referring to here, belongs to a new breed of media player developed to show that complex features do not necessarily require a complex interface. I was informed of this new application from an author in Coolest-Gadgets, and was referred to review this piece of new toy.

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