Archive for November, 2006

November 30th, 2006 by Keith

Opera Mini 3.0

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Software Companies, Web Apps

Opera Mini

Where there is Opera for computer users, there is also Opera Mini for Mobile users! Opera Mini 3.0 is now available for download. If you own a Java MIDP-capable mobile phone, then this is one application that you should not go without. Opera Mini provides you with instant web access filled with rich web content, practically on all mobile phones (at least those with Java and data communication support).

Some of the new features in this release include supports for secure connection when communicating with Opera Mini server, and support for web feeds.

You can even download OperaMini directly from your mobile phone, just by pointing your existing browser to www.operamini.com. Alternatively, check out the Opera Mini website today.

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November 30th, 2006 by Keith

Inquisitor 3 Beta 2 for Safari

Posted in Business Software, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps

Inquisitor

As Google Desktop might have providing one of the most personalised search, favoured by Windows users, Inquisitors 3 might be one that Mac OS X users are looking for, as alternatives. The latest release of Inquisitor 3.0 Beta 2 provides an enhanced web searching experience by learning from your daily usage on web searching and then adapting to the experience that you are likely to be looking for. This adaptation is a training process where the software learns your behaviour and finds the result based on the most probable outcome that you are looking for.

Things, such as, websites visited before are flagged and prioritised, and keywords that have been recently used are adapted. Basically the intelligence of the application to provide you with the closest result is based on your history usage.

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November 29th, 2006 by Keith

Democracy Player 0.9.2 Released

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

Democracy Player

My previous introduction on Democracy Player was several months ago in July. This is an announcement that the latest version of Democracy Player 0.9.2 has been released. According to Nicholas Reville, they have made some big improvements in the speed and memory usage. Users who have been using Democracy Player will notice the dramatic change almost instantly. Under Windows environment, the software now uses 50% to 75% less memory resources. Switching between channels is also much quicker. Apparently, the development team has put in quite a good effort in correcting the bugs.

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November 29th, 2006 by Keith

ScrapeTorrent 2.0 Beta

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

ScrapeTorrent

ScrapeTorrent is pleased to announce that their latest version of ScrapeTorrent 2.0 Beta is now running. According to Brian, the torrent search engine will be out of beta within the next 24 hours. Some of the change logs are as follow:

  • * Search results now combined into a single list of results and ordered by sorting choice.
  • * Added sort option. Availiable sort options are by seeds, date, size, and name.
  • * The results pages can drop and load upon clicking the result.
  • * Advanced Search allows you to limit your results by several very powerful filtering options.
  • * Pretty little health meter for each result.
  • * Duplicate torrent filter option.
  • * Porn filtering option.
  • * Better preference handling and setting.
  • * A total of 8 searcable sites. (to start!)
  • * Sort option can be sent through Firefox searchplugin. Ex. “The Office *D” will sort by date.

This is certainly a powerful search engine, as it allows users to search the following sites, TorrentSpy, IsoHunt, PirateBay, MiniNova and MegaNova, all at the same time.

Check out the site Now!

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November 28th, 2006 by Keith

Drupal 5.0 Beta 2 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Windows

Drupal

Following the last Beta 1 release, Drupal has once again release the next beta version, Drupal 5.0 Beta 2. It comes with several new features, including a web-based install system, improved administration tools, and a totally shiny new theme.

Since Beta 1, there have been a lot of bug fixes after having reviewed and committed over 160 patches, which is roughly five every single day. Hopefully this Beta 2 version can be overturned into a release candidate soon.

Drupal is an open source content management software, equipped with a powerful blend of features. Supporting a large variety of ranging from personal weblogs to podcast sites and community driven sites, Drupal has also been used to serve large media sites.

Underneath this latest version 5 of Drupal includes lots of improvements, such as the inclusion of jQuery Javascript Library, node access system improvement (ACL), Form API improvement, and even more.

Download the source here.

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November 28th, 2006 by Keith

iStumbler 97 – Search WiFi in OS X

Posted in Development Software, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps

iStumbler

Where there is NetStumbler for Windows, then iStumbler is for Mac OS X. As the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, iStumbler provides plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Macintosh machines.

The new release provides user with a clean interface and fanciful metal look, including an iTunes style source list. Furthermore, iStumbler also provides sortable tables for the AirPort and Bluetooth plugins.

It is such convenient especially on the road with your MacBook, iBook or PowerBook. The need to find a wireless access point can be easily located with iStumbler. iStumbler is a very useful utility to scan available WiFi networks, Bluetooth devices, and Bonjour services, and it comes packaged in an attractive polished interface that screams Mac. It is also smart enough to give you signal strength and other information useful for choosing what network to join – everything in one.

Download Link
iStumbler 97

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November 26th, 2006 by Keith

Image Minimizer 1.0

Posted in Graphics, Site News, Utilities, Windows

Image Minimizer

Hate using Microsoft Paint? Or tired of running Adobe Photoshop just to adjust your image resolution? Sometime, it does not take a huge application just to do a simple task. For instance, if you want to change the quality, size and format of any image, perhaps you can try out Image Minimizer 1.0

With Image Minimizer, users can input any picture file with a simple drag-and-drop action, or with right-click action using the mouse, and send it to the Image Minimizer application. In addition, it supports simultaneous action, performing the same task on multiple images.

Image Minimizer - Right Click Image Minimizer - Main Form

Features

  • - Change Quality, Size and Format in one click.
  • - Supported Formats:
    1. - ………. Jpg
    2. - ………. Png
    3. - ………. Gif
    4. - ………. Bmp
    5. - ………. Tiff
  • - Input with one easy drag & drop.
  • - Input with right click and “Send To..”
  • - Batch Picture Resize.

Image Minimizer - Delete Picture Image Minimizer - Change Path

Screenshots are available as shown on the right. If you are interested in this application, it is available free for download.

Download Link
Image Minimizer 1.0

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November 26th, 2006 by Keith

DownTube 2.0 – Brings YouTube to your doorstep

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Plugins, Web Apps, Windows

Downtube

Videos hosted on YouTube can’t be downloaded directly onto your PC, unless you use some special software to extract the video content. Downtube 2.0 is one such application that allows users to download video from YouTube. Available in three basic languages, i.e. English, Spanish and Portuguese, Downtube provides an alternative to watch the video offline.

As video content from YouTube are basically flash movies, therefore video can only be viewable through a flash player. However, DownTube offers other means to let you watch them.

Key Features

  • · Download the videos and watch them later using the “Video Manager”. A simple two clicks automates all the necessary procedures. No external plugins or programs are needed.
  • · Provide video conversional directly into MPEG format with no boring and complex set-up actions. Other external programs to convert into VideoCD are not necessary.
  • · Bring YouTube directly into your cellular phone. A 3GP converter allows the conversion of videos to a format thoroughly compatible with cell phones.
  • · Support download resume.
  • · If you do not want to open your internet browser to watch a video again, users can watch it from inside your Downtube.

Both Linux and Windows platforms are available.

Download Link
Downtube 2.0

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November 25th, 2006 by Keith

CeWe Photo Book 1.2 – Design Quality Photo Book

Posted in Graphics, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

Cewe Photo Book

CeWe Photo Book software is a personalised application that helps you design a professional photo book. With the help, your digital images can be created instantly in just a couple of minutes.

The software application for the photo book starts with an easy to use assistant. According to FotoInsight, the assistant provides a photo book draft layout within 3 minutes, already with a professional look. This helps to create a printed photo album with hundreds of images quickly. Such layouts can still be fully edited; adding pictures one by one or complete folders, a time saving option. The application provides graphic images for backgrounds; nicer though it seems to use own pictures as a background of a page or a full double page spread.

System requirements:

  • - Windows 2000 oder XP
  • - Processor with 600 MHz (1.4 GHz recommended)
  • - 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • - 50 MB free hard disk space

When saving the photo book project, the CeWe Photobook Software presented by Fotoinsight offers a different approach. Instead of embedding the image files into a lay-out file (as would happen with a pdf-file for example) the software creates a subfolder where all images are copied into as jpegs. This has the advantage that each individual photo can be post edited with any digital imaging software. It also allows to batch process these images with other applications.

Free Download Link
CeWe Photo Book

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