Archive for August, 2006

August 31st, 2006 by Al

Tablet PC to Plasma via VNC

Posted in Utilities

vnclogo1.gifI’ve got an interesting problem that I thought was going to need a hardware solution rather than a software one. The company I currently work for wants to at least look “hi-tech” (even though they are in the dark ages somewhat). What I’ve been asked to do is equip the meeting room with a plasma screen and use that to display what is written on a passed around tablet PC.

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August 28th, 2006 by Keith

Clean Messenger 2.6.0812 – Free Application for MSN Messenger

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

Clean Messenger

A small application developed by Raz, Clean Messenger 2.6.0812 is a free application that makes it possible to mask all the elements of the interfaces of MSN messenger, such as advertisement, buttons,…etc.

Download Link:
Clean Messenger 2.6.0812

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August 27th, 2006 by Keith

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7 RC 1 for Windows XP SP2

Posted in Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows


The wait isn’t going to be long, Microsoft has finally released its first Release Candidate (RC) of Internet Explorer 7. This release candidate (RC1) has been designed to make everyday task easier, providing dynamic security protection, as well as improving development platform and manageability. A streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, advanced printing management, improved search functionality, instant feeds(RSS) and dynamic security protection are part of the end-user improvements in Microsoft’s effort.

Microsoft IE 7 RC1 can be downloaded from Microsoft website, but this download is only supported on machines running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 only. RC1 is released on August 24, 2006.


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August 27th, 2006 by Keith

Virtual Hypnotist 5.55 – Interactive Hypnosis Program

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Windows

Virtual Hypnotist

Try out a cool stuff to hypnotise your friends! Virtual Hypnotist 5.55 is a free, open source, interactive hypnosis program (which is a re-written program of Hypnotizer 2000). Some of these features include

  • voice recognition,
  • speech synthesis,
  • subliminal messages,
  • completely customisable scripts (featuring a unique scripting language),
  • videos,
  • audio,

Basically, the main purpose of this software is to provide a simulation environment that simulates a real hypnosis session as much as possible. It will be fun to try it out, and see what dirty secrets can be revealed from your friends’ mouth!!

Download Links
Virtual Hypnotist [Full version]
Virtual Hypnotist [Upgrade version] (only for versions 5.0 and newer installed)

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August 25th, 2006 by Keith

Asterisk Key 7.9 – Reveals the Passwords

Posted in Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Asterisk Key

Asterisk Key is a simple and small utility tool that allows users to reveal passwords that are hidden by asterisks (***). This program supports password dialog boxes as well as web page login forms. As the name suggests, it simple show the true passwords hidden under those asterisks. So, in case you have forgotten your exact password, but you have them in asterisk form, then you’re still in luck.


  • * Uncovers hidden passwords on password dialog boxes and web pages
  • * State of the art password recovery engine – all passwords are recovered instantly
  • * Multilingual passwords are supported
  • * Full install/uninstall support

Available free for download, Asterisk Key can be obtained here.

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August 24th, 2006 by Keith

Azureus Released!! – Java BitTorrent Client

Posted in Development Software, Mac OS, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows


Finally, after a long awaiting moment for Azureus, the next version of Azureus has finally released just three days ago. Azureus is one of the most popular Bittorrent clients software to creep into the home of BitTorrent users. As BitTorrent is becoming more and more popular among peer-to-peer (P2P) users, there are a wide spread of new bitTorrent softwares developed for BitTorrent use. Some other BitTorrent clients include uTorrent and BitComet.

Unlike uTorrent and BitComet, Azureus is a Java-based BitTorrent client. The current release of Azureus features an embedded tracker which can be easily set up. As Azureus is Java-based, it is platform-independent. However, Java Run-time Environment (JRE) virtual machine is required to run Azureus.


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August 23rd, 2006 by Keith

Tweaking Companion 3.2 – A Guidebook for Windows XP

Posted in Miscellaneous, Windows

Tweaking Companion

This is something new from the usual posts that I made. This time it will not be a software which I am introducing; instead, I’d like to show you a guidebook where you can get help to optimise or tweak your Windows XP system. (Thanks to case, a member from Coolest-Gadgets Forums for introducing that to me.)

The TweakGuide Tweaking Companion version 3.2 is a complete optimisation guide for Windows XP users. Available in two editions, i.e., the Deluxe and Regular editions, this optimisation guide is a compilation of information with large amount of detailed descriptions and resources to help you maintain and optimise your system.

The guide ranges from providing correct settings in XP, proper installation of Windows and critical softwares and drives, information on enhancing performance, improve visual, to providing links to major free applications for downloads. It also provides a vast range of resources for finding out more about your PC and troubleshoot problems when issues occur.

The Regular edition of Tweaking Companion consists of 175 pages of free information for download. An acrobat reader is required to read the PDF file after unzipping from the download. The Deluxe edition consists 215 pages and more information can be found here.

Download Tweaking Companion 3.2 [Regular Edition]

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August 23rd, 2006 by Keith

The Dude 2.0 Beta 7 – Network Monitoring Tool

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

The Dude

The Dude 2.0 Beta 7 is now released. Given its funny name, the network monitoring tool, known as The Dude, is excellent in providing users a visual interface to manage the network environment. This application is developed by MikroTik

With The Dude, it allows automatic scanning of all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of the networks, monitor services of devices and alerting users in case some services have encountered problems.


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August 23rd, 2006 by Keith

Skype for Windows – Latest Release

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


The latest version of Skype for Windows has just been released.

Skype has made Skype 2.5 easier to install and get connected up to the internet. Furthermore, users will find it easier to pay for the premium features, such as the SkypeOut services. Some of the new features include SMS (short messaging services) functions and the ability to automatically update to major releases of Skype once there is a new release. Hotfixes update can also be configured to be updated automatically.


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August 23rd, 2006 by Keith

Visopsys Partition Logic 0.63 Released – Hard disk partitioning and data management

Posted in Utilities, Windows

Partition Logic

Similar to renowned Partition Magic (previously from PowerQuest, now part of Symantec), the latest version of Partition Logic 0.63, a free hard disk partitioning and data management tool, has been released.

Users can create, delete, format, defragment, resize, and move partitions and modify their attributes. In addition, it can copy the entire hard disks from one to another.

Based on the Visopsys operating system, Partition Logic is a free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License that is bootable from CD or floppy disk. Furthermore, it can run as a standalone system, independent of the operating system that you have.

It provides an alternative to commercial programs, such as Partition Magic, Drive Image and Norton Ghost.


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