Archive for September, 2006

September 30th, 2006 by Keith

Mac OS X Update 10.4.8 (Intel)

Posted in Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities

Mac OS X Update Intel

Special note for Apple users who runs Intel-based Macintosh. Apple has released a Mac OS X Update 10.4.8 Intel to the public for download. The world’s most advanced operating system, which is capable of running on Intel processors, is what you may be looking for. Mac OS X Tiger delivers over 200 new features which make it easier for you to find, access and enjoy everything on your computer.


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September 30th, 2006 by Keith

Automatix 2 for Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News, Utilities

Automatix 2

Automatix is a package especially developed for Ubuntu and Mepis. While the former is currently on the verge of releasing the next cutting-edge operating system of Ubuntu Edgy Eft next month, users are also keeping a lookout for Automatix, a graphical interface application for installing of the most commonly requested application, such as Macromedia Flash.

Well, the Automatix Testing version for Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft is now available for download. Do note that these testing versions are not recommended on production machine. Some of the changes are as follow:


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September 30th, 2006 by Keith

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News


Hot on the heels, Ubuntu is almost approaching to the release of the final release candidate in October. However, before that happens, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta is now available for public download. In addition, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu were also released.

This may be a pre-release of Edgy Eft version, and not recommended for anyone who requires a stable system, but the Ubuntu has been known to be develop quite a stable release even in Alpha development stage, and needless to mention when the version is currently now in Beta. Nonetheless, it is still not recommended in production machine.


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September 29th, 2006 by Keith

Wine 0.9.22 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Wine 0.9.22, a free implementation of Windows on UNIX systems, has been released. Some improvements have been noted in this version, since my last post

Feature Improvements:

  • – The usual assortment of MSI improvements.
  • – Several bug fixes to the various common controls.
  • – Pixel shaders enabled by default in D3D.
  • – Various improvements to the build process.
  • – Many translation updates.
  • – Lots of bug fixes.

Note that Fedora packages can be installed from the Fedora Extras repository by running yum install wine.

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September 29th, 2006 by Keith

Nscrypt 1.5 – Encryption Utility

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows


Oh, another encrytion tool. NSCRYPT 1.5 is developed by Nisse. This application is worthwhile mentioning because of its extremely powerful encryption algorithm embedded within the utility, and not because it’s the latest release.

Despite available as a freeware, NSCRYPT is a powerful encryption software which allows really HUGE encryption keys, which means it takes an awful long time even for hackers trying to crack open any nscrypted files. This goes the same for someone using a super computer; the time taken to crack this algorithm would literally be very long, years perhaps.

The reason lies in the fundamental that this encryption utility is built on top of a 1024-bit encryption key. Supporting only Windows system, this utility can be integrated into Explorer and most of the Windows 32-bit programs.

Basically, to break the code, it depends on the encryption key used. As the original download will have a default encryption key, a reasonable fee will give you a choice to having your own unique encryption key, totally different from any other NSCRYPT user. Nonetheless, this is definitely a huge bargain for a small price.

Download Link:
NSCRYPT 1.5 (Windows version)

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September 28th, 2006 by Keith

Photobie 2.8.4 – Free Photo Editing Software

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Site News, Utilities, Windows

Photobie Katie

The image on the right tells it all. If you want a photo editing software; first of all, don’t jump into the wagon immediately and start splurging on expensive photo editing softwares. In most cases, you’ll probably find some excellent photo editing applications over the Internet for FREE. No, not pirated copies, but truly available free for download, just like Photobie 2.8.4.

The latest version of Photobie even supports Photoshop filter plugins. This also means you have found another attractive way to enjoy filtering plugins without having to use expensive Photoshop softwares. Photobie is a free image editing application with multilayer support, and fully customised to meet the task of photo editing.

It is featured with advanced screen capture tools, simpliest gif animation tool and photo framing tool. Furthermore, Photobie provides an image diectory browser with batch resize/rotate, full screen slide show features.


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September 27th, 2006 by Al

WordPress Gallery Plugin

Posted in Plugins

Gallery Plugin
We designed the WordPress gallery plugin to make it easy for a blog visitor to see a visual summary of all the latest posts. The idea is to help your visitors navigate as well as providing more internal linking which can help with search engine rankings.

Upon request the plugin will generate a new post that contains images and links to your most recent posts. The images are properly scaled thumbnails, which look better than just scaling using HTML and are also much smaller and faster to download. The generated post is saved as a draft so that you can edit it before publishing if so desired.

Version History

  • 1.3 – April 18, 2007
  • 1.2 – February 7, 2006
  • 1.0 – Initial Release


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September 26th, 2006 by Keith

The Vault 1.0 – Free Encryption Program

Posted in Business Software, Utilities, Windows

The Vault

Again, this is another encryption program. The Vault 1.0 is developed by the Jensen and Brusca Consulting Group and is a file encryption program that is known to protect your data from intrusion. This software is capable of organising files by extension and version automatically, and also keep multiple versions of files added to its repository while maintaining the original modification, creation and access time.

The Vault ScreenShot

Offering enhanced security layers for users; PIN protection, Configuration file and hardware profile encryption. Users can well protected from any outsiders. For PIN protection on the application, it simply means the application would require PIN to run. The latter encryption category just illustrates that configuration files and hardware profiles can be safely encrypted to prevent access and tampered by intruders. The application also includes the ability to modify the encoding algorithm with a WebPass Pro file, which improves security, since the default encoding algorithm is not going to be used for all applications.

Click on the image to view the screen shot.

Download Link:
The Vault 1.0

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September 25th, 2006 by Keith

YouRipper 2.0 – Download Movies from YouTube

Posted in Web Apps, Windows


Want to download video from YouTube? You’d probably find that the site won’t allow you to do so. However, things aren’t that bleak. YouRipper would probably do the thing you wanted to.

Offering an option to download video hosted on YouTube, YouRipper is a small and easy to use utility. There is no difficult configuration users might face. Just paste the URL of the YouTube webpage onto the YouRipper and the video, in flash movie (flv format) will be downloaded to your system.

Of course, you’ll need a player that is compatible with .flv format, which I will not discuss here. You’ll probably be able to “Google” it from the Internet.

The latest version of YouRipper 2.0 is available for download now.

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