Archive for January, 2007

January 27th, 2007 by Keith

FilmManager 3.4.0 – Create and Manage Movie Files

Posted in Development Software, Fun Stuff, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

FilmManager

Creating and managing movies are now easier with FilmManager 3.4.0. The application is an easy-to-use management program for your movie collection. Titles of DVDs, Videos, DivX and MPEG movies are stored in a database such that each record can be quickly and easily edited when necessary.

The program also include powerful search and sorting functions which allow users to find movie quickly. Any additional information about any movie can also be downloaded from the Internet (via IMDB or Amazon), or directly from a movie. It just makes maintenance of your collection much easier.

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January 27th, 2007 by Keith

Xconvert 1.0 for Mac – Currency converter

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps

Xconvert

Converting currency is as simple as using Xconvert 1.0. This application supports conversion of over 139 types of currencies. The software includes support for quick update functionality which ensures that the latest rates are always on your computer.

The application is free for download, however a license will cost only $5.95. It is quite a small price to pay, imagine if you are businessman, constantly on the move and wanting to keep up to date with the latest currency rates.

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January 27th, 2007 by Keith

Live Writerfox 0.3 – Windows Live Writer Extension for Firefox

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

Live Writerfox

Blogging is a kind of leisure for some, and can be a kind of work for others. Earlier, Microsoft has introduced Windows Live Writer for people to publish blog posts. Windows Live Writer is a new desktop application for composing blog posts to your blog service. As most of us use Mozilla Firefox, isn’t it easier to do it directly from the browser? Live Writerfox 0.3 basically does that job.

Users can blog from Windows Live Writer using the Live Writerfox extension. User can make use of the application to blog a page or selected text to Windows Live Writer. The only requirement is that Windows Live Writer has to be installed on your machine. The latest release includes support for Firefox version 2.0.

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Live Writerfox 0.3

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January 27th, 2007 by Keith

MSN Buster 1.1 – Protect Against MSN

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

MSN Buster

Boukrou must really hate MSN a lot such that he developed MSN Buster to prevent consistent connection to MSN. Actually, the main purpose of this application is to protect your children against MSN and computer addiction by allowing administrator to determine how long a session is to be live.

For example, it can be configured to close session, connections or even computer at particular time slots, or after the maximum duration time on a per-day basis or per-user basis is exceeded.

If you think your children is spending far too much time on the computer. Then it is time to use MSN Buster. Take control of your children before the computer takes control over them.

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MSN Buster 1.1 (English)
MSN Buster 1.1 (French)

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January 27th, 2007 by Keith

GeSWall 2.5.1 – Free Firewall Solution

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

GeSWall

These days, it is not easy to get free firewall solution that is truly effective. Good firewall applications generally come at a price. However, GeSWall 2.5.1 is a strong firewall application that ensures the safe use of Internet and network services, catered for both home and office environment.

The software enforces mandatory access control policy, which maintains confidentiality of your data, prevents damage from intrusions and malicious software: viruses, worms, spyware, key loggers etc. The underlying technology bridges strong GeSWall security with great usability. Furthermore, the application requires little or no configuration and instantly provides the necessary protection upon installation.

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January 26th, 2007 by Keith

Apple Released MacBook 802.11n Update Patch

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

Apple 802.11n Extreme Wireless Router

Users of Core 2 Duo MacBook and MacBook Pros no longer need to pay to get an update patch for 802.11n. According to an article released by notebookreview.com, Apple will be releasing the patch for free.

Available in the form of firmware update 2007-001, the patch is recommended for all Intel Macintosh computers.

To benefit from the firmware, the 802.11n Apple Extreme router can be purchased at a cost of $179.99. Nonetheless, the firmware is also usable on any other routers that support 802.11n protocol.

System Requirements

  • * Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • * Intel-based Macintosh

Thus, if you are using Core 2 Duo MacBook and MacBook Pros, remember to get this patch today.

Download Link
Apple MacBook / MacBook Pro 802.11n firmware update

EDIT (Updates): The initial article posted by notebookreview.com was inaccurate. The latest news is

If you have a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac) or a Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme, you can enable it to access an 802.11n wireless network using the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software, which can be purchased at a price of $1.99.

Sincere Apologies.

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January 26th, 2007 by Keith

Nano 1.2 for Mac

Posted in Development Software, Mac OS, Site News

Nano

Nano 1.2 is a C++ framework for developing high-performance applications for Mac OS X. The utility provides a complete set of classes for application development, allowing users to build full-featured, extensible, and maintainable applications for Mac OS X using the industry-standard C++ language.

By leveraging powerful tools such as Xcode and Interface Builder, Nano allows users to create new applications for, or port existing applications to, Mac OS X by building a state-of-the-art Aqua user interface in the same language as the core code.

In addition, Nano applications are 64-bit clean and resolution independent, allowing users to take full advantage of the powerful new technologies planned for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Download Link
Nano 1.2

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January 25th, 2007 by Keith

TED Notepad 5.2.1

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Utilities, Windows

TED Notepad

Bored of using Microsoft Notepad? Perhaps TED Notepad 5.2.1 might arouse your interest. This freeware editor looks like a small Notepad, but is more equipped with several innovative features, text-processing functions and other tools. All of them are programmed on hotkeys; particularly designed for quicker and advanced editing.

TED Notepad is also a portable application which fits instantly on a USB drive. No installation is required to run the application. This portability sure benefits users who are constantly on the move.

Key Features

  • - Better Notepad Replacement
  • - Enhanced Searching
  • - Several Auto-Completion
  • - Advanced Editing
  • - File Types, Languages
  • - File Managing
  • - USB Drive Portability
  • - Text Tools
  • - and more…

If you are still using Notepad as your common text editor, consider using TED Notepad instead. The change has no disadvantage except it give users more control over what they type.

Download Link
TED Notepad 5.2.1

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January 25th, 2007 by Keith

Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 2

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

Thunderbird Main Window

The release of Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 is particularly slow, compared to its relative, Mozilla Firefox 2.0. While the latter has already gone official with its final release, the former has just released Beta 2 version, codenamed Rumbling Edge. The previous version of Beta 1 was released last December.

In this new milestone development release, there are several new features, as shown below.

Features:

  • * Message Tags: Create your own tags for organizing email. Messages can be assigned any number of tags. Tags can be combined with saved searches and mail views to make it easier to organize email.
  • * Visual Theme:Thunderbird 2’s theme and user interface have been updated to improve usability.
  • * Session History Navigation: Back and Forward buttons allow navigation through message history.
  • * Folder Views: Customize the folder pane to show favorite, unread or recent folders.
  • * Improved Support For Extensions: Extensions can now add custom columns to the message list pane in addition to storing custom message data in the mail database.
  • * Improved Offline Management: Thunderbird (Linux and Windows) automatically adjusts the offline state based on current network connectivity.
  • * Improved New Mail Notification Alerts:New mail alerts include information such as the subject, sender and message text.
  • * Folder Summary Popups: Mouse over a folder with new messages to see a summary of the new messages in that folder.
  • * Saved Search Folder Performance: Search results for saved search folders are now cached, improving folder loading performance.
  • * Find As You Type
  • * Improved Filing Tools: Recent folder menu items for moving and copying messages to recently used folders. Move / Copy again functionality.
  • * Updates to the extension system: The extension system has been updated to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions.
  • * New Windows installer: Based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, the new Windows installer resolves many long-standing issues.
  • * Mac OS X Universal Binaries

Providing a full-features email client, it has the essential tools to provide users with greater ease of use, faster access and improved stability. However, it is important to note that it is still under beta testing.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 2

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