Archive for February, 2007

February 28th, 2007 by Keith

Art of Illusion 2.4.1

Posted in Graphics, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

Art of Illusion

Want a simple 3D modelling and rendering studio application? Some of the good ones are paid versions, whereas those free versions have limited functionalities. Art of Illusions 2.4.1 is a free, open source software that allows users to perform these graphical rendering works.

The application is completely written in Java, and thus a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) that is compatible with JSE 1.4 or later is essential to run the program.

The current version is released on February 27, 2007. This version is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high end animation work. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Some of the highlights include subdivision surface based modelling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.

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Art of Illusion 2.4.1

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February 27th, 2007 by Keith

Friendz 1.5b – Spy on your XBox Friends

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Web Apps


Be daring! Spy on your XBox friends. Friendz 1.5b is a nice little utility that allows users with XBox account to see other XBox live friends are doing, without having to switch on the XBox.

This application also incorporates LiveKardz, another application that simplifies the way of viewing Xbox Live GamerCards.


  • - See what friends you have online.
  • - Growl notifications for when you get new messages.
  • - Growl notifications for when friends come online.
  • - The ability to send messages.
  • - The ability to view and delete messages
  • - The ability to view Xbox Live GamerCards
    • Requirements

      • · Mac OS X 10.3 or later,
      • · an account

      Currently, Friendz is under beta development stage, hence bugs may be present. Feel free to report any bugs, if found.

      Download Link
      Friendz 1.5b

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February 26th, 2007 by Keith

LittleSecrets 1.7

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


Storing secrets in your computer is now easier with LittleSecrets, a useful little program that runs on Mac OS X.

Notes can be saved and encrypted on the hard disk drive using this application. LittleSecrets is used for storing passwords, account numbers, provider data, etc.

The so-called “Blowfish algorithm is used, and this method is highly secured. Thus it is important for users not to lose the password, or the information will not be able to be decrypted. Have fun try it out!

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LittleSecrets 1.7

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February 25th, 2007 by Keith

MSN Pictures Displayer

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Plugins, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

MSN Pictures Displayer

Create a slideshow of your own pictures as MSN Messenger avatars, while chatting with your friends. To do that, you can use MSN Pictures Displayer. Even if the contacts have not installed MSN Pictures Displayer, they can still see the slideshows created with MSN Pictures Displayer.

Note that, only 96×96 thumbnails are stored in the slideshows. After saving it, it will not be able to restore to original full picture. Thus, it is advised that users keep a copy of the original pictures.

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MSN Pictures Displayer

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February 24th, 2007 by Keith

Image2mpeg 0.8.1

Posted in Graphics, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Image2mpeg is a simple tool that allows conversion of digital photos (and other images) into MPEG movie streams on Linux/UNIX systems. In addition, there is transition support between images, which may be accompanied with music (or any other audio streams). The application also contains a script to generate credits and title streams when required.

The latest version of image2mpeg now supports the Ken Burns Effect, where photos can be panned and zoomed during display.

Several distribution builds are available. Check out the link below to download the appropriate builds or source file.

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Image2mpeg 0.8.1

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February 24th, 2007 by Keith

Tetris Zone 1.0 for Mac

Posted in Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Site News

Tetris Zone

Tetris is a game that is commonly played before. Tetris Zone 1.0 is a beautiful game that offers four different modes of play; ranging from the simplest, addictive 15-level Marathon mode to the instant ultra-hard variation mode.

The application has an incredible stunning graphics and sounds, specially optimised for Mac OS X, bringing Tetris to a totally new experience.

System Requirements

  • * Intel or PPC-based Mac (G3 or better)
  • * Mac OSX 10.3 or higher
  • * 256MB RAM
  • * 64MB Video Card

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Tetris Zone 1.0

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February 22nd, 2007 by Keith

Lecture Recorder 4.4

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

Lecture Recorder

Students and undergraduates will no longer have a problem of missing what lecturers are talking now. With Lecture Recorder 4.4 always during classroom tutorials or lecture sessions, every single speech can now be recorded down. This is particularly useful when lecturers tend to go at extremely lightning pace and it virtually impossible to take note of every single word that was said.


  • - Keep lecture notes and audio recording in one file
  • - Attach lecture files to email directly from the program
  • - Print lecture notes
  • - Use microphone or any other available source for recording
  • - Audio recorder features: real-time OGG compression, editor for making cut-outs, exporting, keyboard shortcuts, voice operated recording, transcription playback mode and more

The application has a built-in audio recorder that comes with real-time OGG audio compression, an editor for making cut-outs, voice operated recording mode and transcription playback mode. All the recordings are 8-bit, mono, with 44KHz as the default sampling rate. However, users can also use 22KHz and 11KHz to save on space.

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Lecturer Recorder 4.4

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February 22nd, 2007 by Keith

Skype Beta Released

Posted in Audio, Beta, Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Skype 3 for Windows

A beta package of the next Skype version 3.1 is now available. There are a couple of changes in this beta release over the previous stable release.

Change Log

  • * feature: Skype Find
  • * feature: Account Panel redesign
  • * feature: Alerts Platform
  • * feature: Typing indicator
  • * feature: API: possible to get contact’s avatar and get and set own avatar
  • * feature: API: CALL property TARGET_IDENTITY
  • * bugfix: API: after joining calls to conference VIDEO_(SEND|RECEIVE)_STATUS RUNNING was erroneously sent
  • * bugfix: API: ongoing call was not put on hold while answering another incoming call
  • * bugfix: API: notification of clicking MENU_ITEM in Tools returned user_id
  • * Known issue: SkypePM.exe may show a ‘DLL Initialization Failed’ error message on shutting down Windows.


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February 21st, 2007 by Keith

Bug Fix for WordPress 2.1.1 and 2.0.9

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


The WordPress development team has released new bug fix and security release for WordPress versions 2.1.1 and 2.0.9.

Version 2.1.1 includes about 30 bug fixes, mostly minor things around encoding, XML-RPC, the object cache, and HTML code.

Version 2.0.9 only includes the security update, which was around the code we use to prevent XSS.

The following are the list of changed files. Please take note when you are upgrading your version of WordPress.


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